Spring energy and exercise according to Chinese Medicine

Spring energy and exercise according to Chinese Medicine According to the ancient writings on Chinese Medicine we should adjust our lifestyle and live in harmony with the seasons in order to stay healthy… One of the oldest texts, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine has this to say about Spring. “The three months of

Are your knees going to stand up to your skiing holiday?

Help to avoid ski injuries to the knees Most skiing injuries are to the lower extremities and the bulk of those involve damage to the knees. A lot of knee injuries occur through falling or when landing a jump. Whilst it may not be possible to prevent all of these injuries from occurring, many of

Does belly fat matter – yes it does!

National Obesity Week 9 – 13th January So far I still have seen/heard nothing on TV/newspaper/radio to tell me about obesity awareness week! But I am blogging on it. So – why is obesity such a problem? We all know the health effects – but why does a bit of extra fat cause so many

Five reasons to make Mindfulness Meditation part of your 2017 resolutions

Mindfulness is a form of meditation Mindfulness is a form of meditation and both are often in the media for their link to stress reduction, increased focus and improved happiness – but did you know they could help you lose weight and meet your wider 2017 resolutions and goals? Meditation Teacher Judy Claughton from www.BalanceTime.co.uk

On our way to India

Quick update about our trip to India We made it to the airport in plenty of time to catch out flight to India – in fact we were able to do a bit of shopping! Very Christmassy here still and feels a little odd to be leaving on Boxing Day when we are usually eating

Fear of Flying – need some help?

Is a Fear of Flying stopping you enjoying life? Fears and phobias can be debilitating and can get in the way of enjoying various aspects of our lives. This is particularly true of a fear of flying. A fear of flying can inhibit career development or prevent you from enjoying holidays. One of my first


As mentioned in our earlier post Ali, a podiatrist at Theale Wellbeing Centre, will be volunteering at The Village of Hope in India at the end of December/beginning of January. Using her Podiatry training Ali will be helping leprosy sufferers who often have ulcerated feet. Alongside her will be her friend Marian who will dress

Relief for Leprosy sufferers – our podiatrist in India

VILLAGE OF HOPE  Some of you may be aware that one of our podiatrists – Ali Clark-Morris has been fund raising for the Village of Hope leprosy project. To start with we would like to say a very big THANK YOU to all of you who have supported this project both with financial donations and donations

Relief for Lymphoedema suffers

Hi I’m Yulia – I’m a massage therapist based at Theale Wellbeing Centre and I’d like to introduce you to a new thereaphy that I am offering to suffers of Lymphoedema.           What is Lymphoedema? According to the NHS Choices website – “Lymphoedema is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes swelling in

Diet and Arthritis

DIET AND ARTHRITIS Arthritis is a medical condition affecting joints. There are many forms of arthritis. Two of the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes the joint lining to become inflamed and swollen resulting in the destruction of the joint surface whereas osteoarthritis is when cartilage is worn down and

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