Archive for the ‘Alternative and Complementary Therapy’ Category

Stress slows down metabolism

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

New research suggests rather than speeding up your metabolism, stress has the opposite effect on our bodies.  Research conducted at Ohio State University, U.S have found that in contrast to popular belief, stress reduces metabolic rate and could contribute to a weight gain of up to 11lbs per year. After serving an all-female group a read more »

Hay fever symptoms impacting way of life

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

New research highlights how hay fever can make life incredibly stressful for sufferers. A study conducted by leading national medical charity, Allergy UK has found that hay fever can seriously impact the lives of sufferers – causing a great deal of distress. According to the charity’s findings, 89% of people who have hay fever will read more »

Scientific proof that reflexology can boost heart function

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Leading research shows that reflexology makes the heart pump more efficiently.  Researchers from the Stirling University in Scotland have unearthed the first scientifically robust evidence that reflexology does have a physical effect. Heart function in particular shows “subtle” improvement when reflexology massage is applied to the heart point – a spot located somewhere on the read more »

A quick guide to simple relaxation

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

We share five tips on how to relax no matter how stressed you are.     Society is a fast-paced world of endless things to do, places to go and people to see. While this pace can be beneficial and convenient for many reasons, emotionally and physically it can take its toll and leave us feeling burnt read more »

Scientists discover how sleep boosts memory

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

A new study reveals the mechanism by which a good night’s sleep improves memory and learning. Using advanced microscopy, scientists from the US and China have discovered the mechanisms of memory – that new connections between brain cells (synapses) form during sleep. Although it is already known that sleep is important for helping to improve read more »

Surprising ways to tackle anxiety

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Anxiety is a growing concern, but tackling it may be easier, and much more simple than you think.  According to new research from the Mental Health Foundation’s Living With Anxiety report, one in five of us will feel anxious nearly all or most of the time, and this number has doubled over the past few read more »

Five signs you have too many toxins in your life

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If you don’t feel as vibrant as you think you should, you may have too many toxins in your life. If you think you are healthy but suffer from minor ailments such as low energy, stomach upsets or headaches it may be worth looking at your lifestyle to see if toxins are to blame. While read more »

Serious health problems linked to reduced sleep

Friday, May 16th, 2014

We are sleeping less than we did in the 1960s and this can have severe consequences on our health, according to a new study.  New research highlights that we are now sleeping two hours less than we did in the 1960s, and this is risking serious health problems, such as cancer, heart disease and obesity. read more »

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: Easing pain naturally

Friday, May 9th, 2014

In support of upcoming Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (May 12) Therapy Directory reveal the most popular complementary therapies for pain management. Fibromyalgia awareness day looks to shine a light on a chronic condition that causes sufferers to feel intense pain all over their body. Alongside this debilitating symptom, sufferers of fibromyalgia may also encounter difficulties sleeping, read more »

Super pill could prevent heart attacks and strokes

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Experts claim a new super pill could save millions of lives across the world.  A new super pill containing a combination of drugs could significantly improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels – dramatically reducing the number of deaths resulting from cardiovascular disease. Scientists at The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia, claim the read more »