Alternative Approaches: Link Into Better Health
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Alternative Approaches: Link Into Better Health

The body is a holistic being. It needs to be nurtured and treated as a single entity rather than separate parts. As a naturopath, I am acutely aware of the ways in which imbalance in one part of the body can cause pain and discomfort in other seemingly unrelated body parts. I am currently studying to become a chiropractor and these links are becoming even more obvious to me. Over the years, family and friends who were initially sceptical about my medical advice have been amazed by the results when they combine alternative therapies with conventional medicine. I’m sure there are thousands of people out there who could benefit from a different approach to their health. I have started this blog to merely inform about the possibilities and allow readers to make up their own minds. Enjoy reading and best of health to you all!

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Alternative Approaches: Link Into Better Health

  • Lumbar Strain: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

    10 December 2017

    If you are experiencing pain in your lower back, you might have lumbar strain. In general, lumbar strain can be defined as an injury to the muscles, tendons or ligaments of the lower back. This condition is caused during the stretching process of these elements of the back. Such incidents result in tiny tears in the tissues of this area. As a result, the affected individual will feel significant pain. Lumbar strain is the most common root of lower back problems.

  • Are You Hurting Your Back?

    2 November 2016

    Do you find that despite effective strength training and regular trips to the gym you're still plagued by lower back pain? Whilst it's great that you may be working hard towards improving your fitness, you need to be careful with your lower back to ensure that you don't cause more damage than good. The lower back enables you to maintain your centre of balance and is imperative for supporting heavy weights that allow you to increase your strength in everything from squats to overhead presses.

  • What You Should Know About Frozen Shoulder

    12 February 2016

    If you have continued stiffness of your shoulder joint, you might be suffering from frozen shoulder. This is a condition that often begins mild, then starts to worsen as time goes on. It is important to know more about the condition so you can recognize the symptoms and get treatment before it gets too bad. What are the potential causes? Frozen shoulder is one of many conditions of the body where there isn't a clear and cut reason for some people developing, and other people avoiding it.

  • 4 Ways to Help Your Children Manage Chronic Migraines

    14 December 2015

    Half of all migraine sufferers have their first migraine before the age of 12, so it's important for parents to help their children manage migraines in way that lets them continue to have a normal and happy childhood. Here are some of the ways you can help your children to manage their migraines. Manage their triggers While some sufferers don't have any idea of when they will get attacks, other people find that migraines are triggered by certain foods or activities.

  • 3 Ways To Treat Migraines Without Drugs

    13 August 2015

    Migraines can be debilitating and leave you unable to make plans or keep up with work commitments as they can strike at any time. Being confined to a dark room for a day or more at a time is no fun, but drugs used to treat migraines can cause side effects, such as rebound headaches and drowsiness, and they don't always completely relieve you from migraine attacks. More and more patients are looking for drug-free alternatives to treating chronic conditions such as migraines, so here's an overview of three treatments to consider if you want to avoid prescription medication: