Archive for February, 2011

Acupuncture for stroke victims

Monday, February 28th, 2011

According to the American Health Association around 500,000 to 750,000 individuals have strokes each year in the US, making strokes the third leading cause of death in the US and the leading cause of long term disability. Asian countries such as China and South Korea, where acupuncture and oriental medicine originated have also seen a read more »

Man-bags – the latest stylish but painful accessory

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Over-the-shoulder messenger bags might be great for carrying laptops, phones, gym kits and the kitchen sink, but when carried on the shoulder for a prolonged period of time chiropractors warn that it can be bad for backs. The average man-bag ways a whopping 13.67Ibs, which is the equivalent of carrying around more than half a read more »

Misconceptions about exercise

Monday, February 21st, 2011

As the media constantly thrusts into our faces the fact we all need to start leading more healthy lifestyles in order to avoid an obesity epidemic, it is easy to understand why many people can get confused by all of the conflicting information and advice on how to do so. Below are a few common read more »

Unlicensed herbal medicines will still be available, says government

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Statutorily regulated practitioners will still be able to prescribe unlicensed herbal remedies. The new licensing scheme for herbal remedies will mean that soon consumers will be unable to personally buy many traditional remedies themselves. However, an EU directive passed in 2004 and taking effect this year will mean that herbal medicines which face the ban read more »

New licensing laws for herbal remedies

Monday, February 14th, 2011

From May 2011 a new licensing scheme will come into play which hopes to prevent harmful herbal remedies from going on sale. Consumers who rely on herbal remedies as part of their everyday lifestyle may find that their choice could soon be taken away from them. From May 2011 new laws will require herbal remedies read more »

Relaxation techniques can improve healing time

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Giving patients stress-relief advice and relaxation classes before surgery could speed recovery time and boost long-term survival. A recent study of 160 men undergoing surgery for prostate cancer has found that those receiving stress management therapy had increased activity in their immune systems 48 hours after the procedure. The study in question, which was conducted read more »

Osteopaths see an increase in gadget related strain injuries

Monday, February 7th, 2011

According to the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM), experts at their London clinic have seen a huge increase in the number of patients seen for gadget related strain injuries post Christmas. Though BCOM would not release the exact number of patients due to confidentiality issues, Osteopaths have reported an increase of 72 per cent read more »

Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat sinus issues

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Cold weather, allergies, cold and flu can all play havoc with our sinuses and aside from the expected nasal congestion, many individuals also find themselves experiencing side effects such as headaches, teeth and jaw pain. There are many over the counter remedies which are available to help mild sinus problems and individuals also have the read more »