Todays Spring issue is about two topics:
Gut Health Programme
Do you suffer from any of the following ailments?
And maybe eating too many fatty or sweet foods, take aways or alcohol
What are the benefits of such a programme?
And it can all be mdone in 2 weeks!
What is involved?
In a herbal medicine consultation I take a case history, do a questionaire and tests and then herbal supplements are taken. And the best easy diet to follow is discussed. This will give you your best outcome.
I have three tests that I do. They normally cost $25 but I am doing these for free.
If you would like to know more or book in for a herbal medicine appointment , do let me know.
Osteoarthritis of knees - How can massage help?
As some of you will know arthritis anywhere in the body can be very painful and knees are no exception!
1. Age - over 45 hyears
2. Being overweight - knees are weight bearing joints and body chemicals are produced by excess body fat that damages joints.
3. Injury or overuse - golf, skiing, tennis, netball, football and soccer are all sports prone to give you knee injuries and subsequent arthritis later in life.
4 Genetics - primarily women. Postural misalignment and bone deformities.
5. Vocation - Professional athletes, landscapers, roofers, brick layers, computer work, carrying heavy items.
Benefits of massage
How can you help yourself?
a) Lose weight - Loosing only 0.5 kg relieves 2kg of pressure on the knee
b) A mediteranean diet is best as it is anti inflammatory.
c) Mind/body therapies - massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic, Tai Chi, Qui Gong, meditation and acupuncture can all help
d) Supplements and herbs - Glucosamine/chondroitin, fish oils and herbal mixes. Herbs such as Boswellia, celery seed, willow bark, cucurmin are just some of the herbs available.
Quote of the Quarter
'Rejoice in whatever life gives you.Nothing else. Know that whatever you have been given is for your highest good.'