Yoga breathing exercises – Pranayama

Yoga breathing exercises – Pranayama

When we work out, we obviously sweat, breathe deeply, and increase our heartrate. But, did you know that you can actually do exercises for breathing, rather than the other way around? Well, one of the best known types of breathing exercise is found in yoga. Yoga in...
Back Rehabilitation – the 3R’s approach

Back Rehabilitation – the 3R’s approach

You could be forgiven for being a bit confused about back exercises.  Workplaces are often full of posters saying, “keep your back straight – bend your knees”, and yet yoga and Pilates classes encourage bending the back.  We are cautioned to take care when lifting,...
IBS – can acupuncture help?

IBS – can acupuncture help?

The condition Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of a group of conditions referred to as functional gastrointestinal disorders.  These result from a change in the way the brain sends signals to the nerves supplying the digestive organs (gut-brain interaction).  ...
Menopause and hot flushes – can Acupuncture help?

Menopause and hot flushes – can Acupuncture help?

Menopause is a condition which normally occurs later in a women’s life (typically between 40 – 58 years), although it can also occur earlier as a result of surgery and treatment of various cancers.  When periods stop (amenorrhoea) and have not occurred for 12 months,...