Pregnancy – not an illness, right?

Being pregnant is a real cause for celebration, especially if it’s taken a little while to conceive. And, what with work and the other demands of our 24/7 modern lifestyles, it’s tempting to try to carry on ‘as normal’. But that’s not going to be so easy if you’re feeling sick, tired, beset with back […]

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How to enjoy an injury-free summer holiday!

For most of us the annual summer holiday is the long-awaited, much-anticipated highlight of the year. But, just because we’re away, it doesn’t mean that things won’t go wrong. In fact, being more relaxed and less vigilant in unfamiliar surroundings could leave the unwary wide open to all sorts of holiday hazards. Added to which, […]

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Take the pain out of neck and shoulder strain

Niggles in the neck and sore shoulders are both very common and are often down to injury, stress, tension, poor posture, sleeping position – or any combination of the above. The good news is that most symptoms can be alleviated via osteopathy and/or acupuncture.

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Getting pregnant – an uphill struggle?

Getting pregnant isn’t always easy. Nowadays, more people than ever before need help to boost their fertility. But not, it seems, if you live in Walford and are called Mitchell! There anything’s possible, either end of the reproductive scale, with hapless Phil’s 17-year-old on-screen daughter Louise and wife Sharon, 50, both expecting.

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Banishing bellyaches, bloating and biliousness

Stomach pain

The approach of World Digestive Health Day on 29th May offers a great opportunity to explore how Cranial Osteopathy and/or Acupuncture can help with all types of digestive problems. These include  the dreaded Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and widespread pain associated with Fibromyalgia.

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Look after your feet and ankles – and they will look after you

Following last Sunday’s nail-biting London Marathon, the race season is now well and truly up and running – excuse the pun! Even if you’re not a long-distance runner, the warmer weather and longer days are bound to entice you outside in the fresh air. Whether you’re playing tennis, basketball, five-a-side football or simply walking the […]

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Smoking and your spine

Most people know that cigarette smoking is extremely bad for your health. It’s a major cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke, emphysema, dementia and depression – the list goes on. But did you know that nicotine, a major (and the most addictive) constituent of tobacco – whether taken as cigarettes, e-cigarettes and gum – can […]

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How to beat pelvic pain in pregnancy

Few would deny that pregnancy and childbirth is an utterly unique and powerful experience. It’s also a process that places huge demands on the mother’s body which, by the time the baby is born, could be carrying an extra 20lb of baby, fluid and placenta! Under the circumstances, aches and pains in pregnancy are, of […]

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Sciatica – signs, symptoms and saying ‘sayonara’

Sciatica

When you were growing up, how many times did you hear an older relative complaining about their lumbago? That their left hip hurt or that they could only stand on one leg? Often confused with other types of back pain, lumbago has since received a makeover – it’s now called Sciatica – but everything else […]

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Acupuncture gets the royal seal of approval

The news that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is “reportedly” having acupuncture ahead of the birth of her baby in April will no doubt spark fresh interest in this ancient Chinese practice. I have used it for several years, alongside osteopathy, to treat any number of complaints from back pain to infertility. Happily, it’s also perfectly […]

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