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Boost your Fertility at GLive on Saturday 5th March 2016

Free talk on how to Boost your Fertility at GLive Wellness Day in Guildford on Saturday 5th March 2016.

Discover how life style changes can boost fertility for both men and women.  Understand how Acupuncture can help improve fertility and health. Find out what Chinese medicine says about sex.  Understand what you should eat and when.

 
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BBC shows how Acupuncture works

BBC shows how Acupuncture works  BBC – Trust me I’m a doctor

 

Guide to a healthy Bladder

Persistent Bladder issues can be a result of multiple Bladder infections and frequent use of antibiotics. Acupuncture can help along with some of the tips listed on my website www.acupun.co.uk/health

 
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Fertility show – Claire is giving free consultations

Claire, with the British Acupuncture Council, is giving free consultations on Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture with respect to boosting fertility.  The show is on weekend 7/8 November 2015 and Claire will be there Sunday afternoon.  Go to www.fertilityshow.co.uk to find out more.

 
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Walking in Jard sur Mer in the Vendee France

The West coast of France has beautiful coast line even in force 8 gale which hit Jard last Monday.  My foot is still a problem and I expect I will not be able to walk as far as I intended on the charity walk in Spain in a couple of weeks time.  But I shall try and walk every day and support my close friend Edith and the rest of the group with massages and acupuncture treatment.

 
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IVF – reduce the risk with the less drug-intensive methods

There are 3 methods offered natural cycle IVF, mild IVF and standard IVF. Both natural and mild IVF are safer, quicker, cheaper and much better for long-term health of mother and baby, reports the Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/7726034/A-softly-softly-approach-to-IVF-offers-women-fresh-hope.html  IVF with Acupuncture is routinely given by Claire Arthur, Acupuncturist in Godalming,Surrey.

 
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Reducing stress and helping with depression

CURRENT NEWS REPORT: How acupuncture ‘really can ease pain’: Ancient Chinese art can have genuine benefits and could reduce stress and potentially depression.  Read more about this research

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3170176/How-acupuncture-really-ease-pain-Ancient-Chinese-art-genuine-benefits-reduce-stress-potentially-depression-research-suggests.html

 

Fertility – how women can boost their fertility

Keep your midriff and lower back warm.  Also keep your feet warm.  Keep stress levels low, laugh and smile instead, this will release those beneficial hormones needed for conception.

For full details on how to boost your fertility for men and women visit my  website  www.acupun.co.uk

 

 
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Fertility for men – how men can boost their fertility

Ejaculate 2-3 a week is considered the optimum for producing healthy sperm and a high sperm count. This ensures that the sperm are constantly replaced and fresh as well as the production of large numbers.  For full details on how to boost your fertility for men and women visit my  website  www.acupun.co.uk

 
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Stomach pain

Do you get stomach pains?  Try Slippery elm, this can be taken as teas during the day, 2 cups a day should help.
Other herbs that can help are;

  • Ginger root
  • Peppermint
  • Camomile
  • Meadowsweet
  • Marshmallow
  • Liquorice

After meals  –  Camomile, Peppermint, Fennel & Rosemary or where there is stress & tension  –  Camomile lemon balm & Vervain.

 

Back pain

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.

 

 

Treatment for sports injury

Acupuncture can greatly help with sports injury. But here are some steps that are important to ensure a good recovery. In the first 24-48 hours you will have to Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (RICE) the affected area.  This will help to reduce the bruising and inflammation.

After this time you can start to repair your injury by doing gentle exercise followed by a gentle stretch.  After exercise use the RICE procedure again.  For ICE you would protect your skin from direct contact with the ice with some material.  For big muscles that get a lot of blood supply you can ice the area for up to 10 minutes and then repeat in an hour.  For tendons and ligaments which have a poor blood supply you must be careful not to over ice, so no more than 5 minutes and never on bare skin.  This will reduce the inflammation.
An important aspect of repair and healing is the flow of blood and energy to the area.  This must be encouraged and here are some suggestions;

  • Gentle exercise
  • Acupuncture
  • Magnetic therapy
  • Ultra sound massage
  • Electromagnetic heat lamp

 

 
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Plantar fasciitis pain in my heel

Unfortunately an old injury after playing Airoball has started to play up, plantar fasciitis.  Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue that supports the arch. In my case it is caused by micro-tears in the fascia at or near its attachment to the calcaneus (heel).  So I am having to reduce my walking and follow a care routine of stretches (gentle) and frozen peas after exercise, acupuncture and electromagnetic heat lamp.  Also I am going to try ultrasound massage therapy.  It has improved but still tends to flare up after exercise.  What a bother!

 
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Letting 3 men map read meant lengthy stops and discussions

Congratulations to Phil Palmer who walked from Guildford to the sea at Little Hampton on the South Coast.  Phil is a talented counsellor in the Godalming area, do visit his website  http://www.personalcounselling.me.uk/ or in case you need a satellite, he is also a professor at the Space Center in Guildford.

 
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The Fountain Center walkers practicing for the sponsored walk in Spain

We all walked on a beautiful day on the Green Sands Way around Hascombe.  The eldest walker is 72 years!

 
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Black Crag with Great Rigg and Heron Pike in the distance

The lakes became dark and stormy.  At one stage standing became impossible, I was on my hands and knees as the wind whipped over a col.  A photo opportunity was missed as hats and maps flew over the crest.  In the photo here I was on Black Crag with Great Rigg and Heron Pike in the distance.

 
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Climbing Silver Howe in the Lake district

Walking for a few days in the Lake district we were very lucky to have blue skies and little wind – I hope it lasts.  Taking my training for the Santiago Way seriously I decide to take the hard way up.  I have always found I can climb up but can’t climb down.

 
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Walking in the wind and rain with my husband and Edith

Edith Stefan will be walking with me on the Santiago Way in September.  If you would like to sponsor me go to Just Giving Acupuncture Claire Arthur or click here 

 

Breech position of your baby

Acupuncture therapy can help to turn breech babies naturally.  Moxibustion is often used as part of Acupuncture treatment, this involves burning Moxa herb to produce a warming sensation. In the case of breech position the Moxa would be used close to your little toe. Success rates as high as 80 per cent have been reported.

 
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Understanding Alzheimer’s disease

Everyone should watch this short video, click here, to understand Alzheimer’s disease.