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Acupuncture: could it become everyday practice in oncology?

Published on 6th July 2016

Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medical treatment (CAM) which is increasingly used in the care of cancer patients. Traditionally derived from Chinese medicine, nowadays it is becoming a part of evidence-based oncology.

Acupuncture and women's health

Published on 6th July 2016

Acupuncture and other modalities of Chinese/East Asian medicine have been used to treat women's health for many centuries. Gynecology specialties focus particularly on menstrual and reproductive disorders.

Swedish Massage - Is it Just For Spa Days Or Can It Be A Useful Bodywork Treatment?

Published on 22nd June 2016

Is Swedish Massage purely a relaxing massage to be enjoyed on a spa break or can it be a useful tool in keeping the body and mind fit and healthy?

Alternative therapies can augment treatment in resistant depression

Published on 21st June 2016

Massage can effectively improve mood for individuals with depression as well. In a study of HIV-positive individuals with major depressive disorder and on stable medication, those who received weekly massage had a 33% decrease in HAM-D scores, compared with a 12% increase for those receiving light touch, and a 9% decrease for those on a wait list who received neither touch nor massage

Now Available - Kinesiology Taping

Published on 9th June 2016

Carers Week 6th - 12th June 2016

Published on 30th May 2016

Carers Week is run annually and aims to raise awareness and highlight the challenges carers often face.

Bike Week 11th-19th June 2016

Published on 24th May 2016

Bike Week 2016 focuses on encouraging us to cycle to work.

Massage Therapy Can Help Lower Blood Pressure & Control Stress

Published on 20th May 2016

In a recent study in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers concluded massage therapy could serve as an effective intervention in controlling blood pressure in pre-hypertensive women.

Massage Therapy Can Help Reduce Winter Blues

Published on 20th May 2016

A growing body of research is documenting the impact of massage therapy for relief of anxiety and depression for people in a wide range of health situations.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Why I’d recommend counselling to everyone

Published on 19th May 2016

I spoke to my doctor about talking therapies and put the wheels in motion for a seven week counselling course. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but my experience of it exceeded my expectations in the best possible way.



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