Fitness Therapy Blog

My Graduation

4 years ago, this month I started a degree level course with the college of naturopathic medicine. My subjects chosen: acupuncture and naturopathic studies. The courses took 3.5 years to complete and last July I finally finished. Celebrating my graduation this Saturday I decided that it would be a great opportunity to tell you all […]

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Fibromyalgia and Tai Chi

What is Fibromyalgia? FMS is a chronic pain and fatigue condition that effects up to 1 out of 25 people.  Mostly women but can effect men too.  The most common symptoms are: Pain IBS Brain Fog…which means not being able to focus on things Tremors, spasms Chronic Fatigue Headaches Depression In Western Medicine FMS can […]

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Auricular Acupuncture

What is it? Another form of acupuncture which uses the ear as its needling area.  Its been around for many years and dates back as far as body acupuncture. So how does it work and what is it used for? Take a look at the two pictures below:   Fig 1,  shows a picture of […]

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Internal Dysfunctions In Fascia: Systems

As promised a brief explanation of the Internal Dysfunction treatments in Fascia Manipulation Therapy. Recap for you: Fascia is everywhere in the body, it is not only around joints, muscles, ligaments, bones it goes around organs and skin.  In the first two levels I learnt about how fascia dysfunction can cause problems within the body […]

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Menopause and Treatment in TCM

  This month’s blog is about the symptoms of the menopause and how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help. First of all let’s talk a bit about what the menopause actually is and in western medicine what is done to help symptoms. The menopause is when a women’s periods cease and the body can no longer […]

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Peroneal Muscles

Today’s blog is about the Peroneal Muscles.  I call these the unforgotten muscles because not many people know they exist, where they are and what they do. But I guarantee after reading this you will start looking after them a bit better than you are now! So first of all let me explain where they […]

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Why Put Up with Pain?

Pain is the worst thing that most people experience.  It can be in many forms.  Pain from an injury, an operation, post neuralgic, fibromyalgia or sometimes you are not quite sure why. From my own experience in pain it can be quite debilitating.  It can stop you from doing just day to day activities, exercise, […]

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