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Staying Fit During Covid-19

Reflections On Our New Times: How To Stay Fit During COVID-19

Why is exercise so good as a self-care practice, especially in challenging times?  Exercise is one of the best ways to bring down the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, reduce inflammation and boost our immune system. The right amount of exercise can be beneficial for a variety of psychological conditions, including …

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Happy Covid19 Easter

Reflections On Our New Times: Check On The Mind

This year we celebrated a very different Easter holiday. Most of us stayed at home and pottered. No family gatherings, no religious gatherings, no beach walks, no camping but still lots of chocolate I hope. We all need it. Lindt even produced Easter bunnies with white choc masks this year to go with the times. And …

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Anxiety Covid19 Heartmath

HeartMath Breathing Technique For Fear & Uncertainty

At the moment everybody is talking about the spread of COVID-19, the topic is hard to escape. We are inundated with updates and advice. Yesterday the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic, which is going to put stricter regulations on everybody worldwide. Our current environment is a global arena of fear and uncertainty. Judging by …

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How does Acupuncture Reduce Stress?

The Ins And Outs Of Chronic Stress: How Does Acupuncture Reduce Stress?

One of our constant companions in modern life is stress. Stress is in everybody’s vocabulary; it’s part of our everyday life. Do you know anybody who is not stressed these days? The World Health Organisation calls stress “the health epidemic of the twenty-first century”. We can experience both “macro stress doses”, such as grief, and …

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Moxibustion – What Can It Do For Your Health?

Moxibustion is an essential part of Oriental medicine, which includes traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as well as Japanese medicine. Moxibustion is an ancient heat treatment, which complements acupuncture and herbal medicine. Moxibustion involves the burning of mugwort, a particular tinder of dried herbs, on or near the skin to facilitate healing. It has been used …

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