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Every woman is unique and the path to menopause certainly reveals just how different we are from one another. For some women, menopause causes very few symptoms – either physical or emotional. Others, however, have symptoms which may last for extended periods of time and can range in severity. In a recent survey, 95% of women said that they would try alternative therapies before HRT, because they think they are more natural and because they are worried about the health risks associated with HRT.
In patients with allergic asthma, additional acupuncture treatment to routine care was associated with increased disease-specific and health-related quality of life compared to treatment with routine care alone.
Hamstring injuries are a common musculoskeletal disorder, particularly amongst athletes. Many factors have been associated with these injuries, including motor control and strength, soft tissue length and postural alignment.
Whilst most people eagerly welcome the arrival of Spring each year, with it’s promise of warmer weather, for those that suffer with seasonal rhinitis Spring heralds the start of itchy eyes, running noses and blocked sinuses. In the UK 10-15% of children, and 26% of adults are affected (GK Scadding et al, 2017).
Running requires repetitive muscle contractions and, with marathon running in particular, this can be over a sustained period. This can lead to shortened, tight muscles, range of motion loss and decreased circulation. Massage helps to elongate muscles, relieve tightness, restore range of motion and increase circulation; in effect improving the effectiveness of the circulatory system which provides vital nutrients and oxygen to fuel those muscles and keep you running long distances.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s) are conditions that affect the nerves, tendons, muscles and their supporting structures, such as the discs in your back. Back injuries such as lower back pain and disc degeneration account for an estimated 60% of all MSDs, followed by pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, tendonitis, tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome and repetitive strain injuries