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Irrational Fears (Phobias)

Franklin Roosevelt wisely said that ‘The only thing we have to fear – is fear itself’. We are born with two natural fears – the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises, both of which can be overcome naturally are we develop during childhood. The rest of our fears come into being as we venture into the world. A certain amount of fear is necessary to our survival to help us avoid putting ourselves in dangerous situations but when fear overtakes our lives it is time to address the situation.

Maternity Reflexology

Maternity Reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment for the Mam-to-Be to prepare for the birth of her baby. It is a safe treatment to use during pregnancy to promote relaxation, healing and good health. During pregnancy, many hormonal changes are occurring within the body causing imbalances which can lead to a wide range of physiological symptoms emerging. Reflexology works by stimulating the reflexes on the feet to relax them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Acupuncture is a technique that involves the insertion of fine, disposable needles into specific points within the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points within the body to stimulate the nervous system to produce chemicals and reactions in the body to promote wellbeing and good health. In the body energy called ‘Qi’ runs through the body in lines called meridians.

Menopause ‘The Second Spring’

Going through the Peri-menopause phase can be considered a crazy phase in a woman’s life. The transition from the pre-menopause to the post-menopause of a woman’s menstrual history can be a roller coaster experience. During this time a woman’s body goes through many changes as the three key sex hormones in the body – oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone begin to decline, the body stops ovulating and the period stops.

Acupuncture – An Introduction and How it Works

Acupuncture is a form of complementary and alternative medicine that originated in China. Its exact date of discovery is unknown but evidence suggests Acupuncture is at least 3,000 years in existence with the possibility that it can be dated back as far as the Stone Age when soldiers were injured by stone arrows and it was observed something else healed.

The Sugar Trap

We all know sugar is bad for us and recent WHO (World Health Organisation) recommendations now state we should reduce our sugar consumption from 12 Teaspoons per day to 6 Teaspoons approximately 50% to maintain good health. The impact of sugar on our health is starting to rapidly emerge and the long-term effects are becoming apparent such as obesity, diabetes, fertility issues, heart attacks and strokes. Giving up sugar is now an essential goal for any health conscious person.

Tips For a Restful Sleep

You may be suffering from a sleep disorder. Sleep is one of the life’s necessities and without it, your overall health and emotional wellbeing can suffer and can simply put you in a bad mood. It can cause cravings for sweet food, tiredness, lethargy, affect your stress levels, cause you to overreact and impair your work performance. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and if you answer yes to at least 2 of the first 8 questions above you may being suffering unnecessarily.

Preventative Health

Often we can take our health for granted and don’t take good care of ourselves, leading to minor health concerns, e.g. stress, I.B.S, fertility concerns or headaches, to more serious concerns such as diabetes, strokes and heart attacks. We can avoid or minimise the impact of illnesses on our bodies by adopting an ‘everything in moderation’ approach and incorporating better lifestyle choices into our daily routine can work wonders on restoring harmony and balance to our health.

Fertility, Stress and Progesterone

Stress contributes to many health problems and female reproductive health is no exception. It is a major cause of infertility and potential miscarriages in women. One of the major hormones we need to have insufficient levels in our bodies is progesterone for implantation to occur and to carry a pregnancy to term. Progesterone nourishes the uterine lining and prepares it for implantation of a fertilised egg.