Archive for the ‘Alternative and Complementary Therapy’ Category

Balance your blood pressure

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Simple lifestyle changes are key to managing your blood pressure and reducing your risk of heart disease.  If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) you will need to start thinking more carefully about your health – especially as it can be a silent killer. A lot of the time, symptoms of high read more »

Six natural ways to relieve arthritis pain

Friday, April 18th, 2014

With 10 million Britons living with arthritis, we advise on natural ways to soothe the pain and make life easier.  According to the NHS, one in five of the adult UK population suffers from arthritis – a condition that causes stiffness, inflammation and pain in the joints. There is currently no cure, but medical treatments read more »

How to get over your fear of being alone

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Discover how to learn to love being single and escape your fears of being alone.  Finding yourself single again after the breakdown of a long-term relationship can be a scary prospect. Many people believe that they are only ‘whole’ and complete when they are in a relationship, and that singledom is merely a time of read more »

Stress found to make allergies and hay fever worse

Friday, April 4th, 2014

New research suggests breathing and meditation exercises could help eliminate a key trigger of allergies and hay fever – stress.  A study conducted by researchers of Ohio State University, U.S. has revealed that stress could be a key factor in making hay fever and allergy symptoms worse. As a result, breathing and meditation exercises are read more »

Five ways to avoid a total burn-out at work

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Working too hard? Read on for tips on how to manage work-related stress.  Many of us thrive in challenging roles – chasing specific goals and juggling numerous tasks at once – but even the biggest workaholic can end up feeling overwhelmed and stressed with work. Switching off can be hard, but our bodies can only read more »

Ignoring GP advice is making back pain worse

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

A recent survey has found that sufferers of back pain add to their agony by ignoring important advice from their GP. Back pain affects around 85% of the population, but it seems a vast majority are not doing enough to help themselves – making their agony worse. New research from the back care device makers, read more »

Could light therapy help with chronic pain?

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

A professor in Germany is exploring the role of light therapy within chronic pain management. Pain specialist, Prof Thomas Tolle is starting a new trial using specially designed lighting that imitates a blue summer sky as a complementary therapy for chronic pain patients. Prof Tolle has cautioned that it is too early to produce results, read more »

Four alternative therapies for mental health

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

A number of alternative therapies are changing the way we approach mental health treatment. Now new and creative therapies are being developed to accompany talk therapies and drugs, including the following four: 1. Music Therapy Many of us are already well aware of the therapeutic quality of both playing and listening to music. Some of us like read more »

Could supplements be the key to mental clarity?

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Feeling awake, alert and productive is the holy grail for many of us, but could supplements really help us get there? The topic of mental clarity is very popular these days, with diets, supplements and non-supplemental interventions all being discussed as ways to achieve this state – but what exactly is ‘mental clarity’? The term read more »

World’s fourth biggest killer is inactivity

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Do you walk for less than nine minutes a day? Most Brits do, contributing to a rise in inactivity-related deaths and making it the world’s fourth biggest killer. One quarter of adults in the UK now walk for less than nine minutes a day, a figure which includes walking to and from the car, around read more »