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Dealing with Grief and Loss

One of the most common reasons that leads people to seek counselling is in response to a bereavement or a loss in their life. This could be the death of a friend or loved one, a much loved pet, loss of a job, a relationship or sudden change in one's financial or health circumstances. The common denominator for all of these is that something central to one's life has been lost or altered and that it's a struggle to come to terms with it.

 

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Dementia a story of hope (Part 3)

For those that have been following my casestudy each month. I had the opportunity to visit a nearby care home that specialises in taking in and helping to settle dementia patients. We were attending an open day workshop and went along to explain what we were doing and to outline some of the other supportive therapies offered by the Aston clinic.

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How to Reduce Acid Reflux Symptoms

We all regard Acid Reflux as a disease of the stomach and oesophagus. It’s actually acid passing from the stomach and being forced up into the oesophagus. The cell membrane here has no protection against the acid, so the lining gets attacked and becomes inflamed.

 

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What causes my nails to grow thick and discoloured?

There are many reasons, let’s look at a few.

A lifetime of trauma. Many sporting activities cause repetitive damage to the nails and over time the area where the nails are formed (the matrix) decides it needs to toughen up the nails to compensate. Thicker nails refract the light differently so you no longer see the pinkish normal nail colour.

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Dementia a story of hope - Part 2

The onset of dementia in patients not only affects the quality of their own life but it deeply affects family members. I found that active participation of the patients family in the process is immensely beneficial and increases chances for a positive outcome.

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Dementia a story of hope

I am a osteopath working in London and I believe Osteopathy has an important part in alleviating the symptoms of dementia.  It's a fundamental principle within Osteopathy that the body has all the tools necessary to cure itself. Sometimes though, it needs to be given a nudge in the right direction to start the healing process.

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Acupuncture for Pregnancy

If you are pregnant have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions?

  • Is there anything that can help with this morning sickness?
  • What can I do about the aches and pains I have, that are only getting worse as the baby gets bigger?
  • When will the baby come?
  • Will I go into labour spontaneously or will I need help?
  • Is there anything my partner and myself can do to help me during labour?

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How to Stop Smoking

We all have habits, and some are so well ingrained that they feel like they are part of us.  Trying to change any habits can cause disruption and personal distress.

If you are a smoker it can feel as though your habit is here to stay. Giving up smoking can feel like and impossible task. Even terrifying statistics don’t seem enough to motivate you to quit.

 

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Should we buy Organic food?

This is a question I often get asked, and why I’ve wanted write this short blog to help people when deciding between organic and non organic. 

I often tell my patients the two main reasons why you should buy organic food is due to;

  • Pesticide residues (mostly used for fruit and vegetables growth and production.
  • Hormones and antibiotics (mostly administered to animals for a greater and faster growth).

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9 natural remedies to ease menopause symptoms

As a practising medical herbalist for over 38 years I have successfully treated literally hundreds of cases of peri menopausal and menopausal women. The herbs I use and the dosages vary between cases dependent on the array and severity of symptoms presenting and the patients typology, age and other factors.

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