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Are your painkillers making your headaches worse??

More than 1,000,000 people in Britain may be suffering from constant, crippling headaches because they are taking too many painkillers. The pills people take to relieve headaches and migraines may be making things much worse, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) in guidance to the health service for England and … Continued

The world’s highest osteopathic treatment?

  Ama Dablam is a stunning 7000 metre-high mountain situated in the Everest region of Nepal (2 kilometres higher than Mont Blanc). Also known as the “Matterhorn of the Himalayas”, this pointed mountain is technically demanding and requires 2 weeks of acclimatisation before a bid for the summit is attempted. Even before we had left … Continued

What actually is a ‘slipped disc’?

Many of us have heard the terms ‘slipped disc’ and ‘sciatica’ but what do they actually mean and how can Osteopathic treatment help? Lumbar Disc Prolapse Spinal discs act as shock absorbers between vertebrae to which they are bonded. A lumbar disc prolapse – also known as a ‘herniated’ or ‘slipped’ disc – is a … Continued

Nutrition news

Take zinc to fight a cold, say scientists. They also say that the best way to shake off a cold is to take supplements of the trace metal zinc. While zinc is perhaps best known for protecting cars against rust, in minute quantities it has a host of important physiological functions. research Now a review … Continued

Common Running Injuries

Whether you’ve been clocking up the miles in preparation for the Bristol half marathon ( well done if you have ever completed the distance ) or simply pounding the pathways of Durdham Downs for the sheer fun of it, your weekly mileage may be beginning to take its toll on the body. Aches and pains … Continued

Does your back hurt at work?

If you answered YES, it could be the way you sit at your desk and the way your work station is set up. With the majority of people sitting down in an office for a living it is essential to minimize the stress on the body. The human spine is not designed to sit for … Continued

What is glucosamine sulphate?

Many people have heard of the supplement Glucosamine sulphate in helping ‘wear and tear’ arthritis but what is it and how does it work? Glucosamine sulphate is a naturally occurring substance found in joint cartilage. Supplements of glucosamine sulphate are obtained from the exoskeletons of marine animals and they can help to maintain and rebuild … Continued

Are you going skiing this winter?

Tim Chapman, Osteopath gives his top tips on how to get the most out of your ski holiday and avoid injury with good preparation. For many of us a ski holiday is the perfect way to get away in the winter and do some physical exercise. The only problem is, due to the short days … Continued

Exercise just as good as drugs in war on major disease

Exercise could be as effective as some of the best drugs which protect against major diseases, research has found. A study of more than 300 trials has found that physical activity was better than medication in helping patients recovering from strokes – and just as good as drugs in protecting against diabetes and in stopping … Continued

The importance of gut health

You are not what you EAT but what you ABSORB The Importance of that Gut Feeling; Building health from the inside out The health of your digestive system is of vital importance to your overall health. The gut is where food is digested and nutrients are absorbed. If this process is not working optimally then … Continued

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