Period pain: is there any good news?

Photo by on Menstrual pain is very common amongst young women. Despite the significant impact that menstrual pain has on academic attendance and performance, social activities and quality of life, most young women do not seek medical treatment but prefer to use self-care; commonly OTC analgesic medications and rest. Many women do not... Continue Reading →

Acupressure, complementary therapies and pain management in labour: results of a randomised controlled trial.

 'Labour and birth' by Heather Spears CC BY I've been meaning to share this research for months and months. Published in 2016, this Australian study Complementary therapies for labour and birth study: a randomised controlled trial of antenatal integrative medicine for pain management in labour has informed my work with expectant couples since then. This study... Continue Reading →

Midweek circuit breaker

There's no doubt about it; breath-focussed practices like pranayama can be 'just the thing' to bring us back to a quieter sense of self when we've been rushing all day, all week...all year. In clinic, I often suggest pranayama or the breathing practices you can find in many meditation apps. This week, Adriene Mishler shared... Continue Reading →

A simple, light lunch

Today we wanted to use up a few things in the fridge and make a fuss-free meal. Just waiting to be used sooner rather than later were these ingredients: Left-over mashed cauliflower, previously lightly boiled in a little salted water Grated cheddar cheese Spring onions (scallions) Almond flakes Big field mushrooms Mix the first 4... Continue Reading →

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