Lower Back Pain

Did you know that NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) guidelines now recommend that acupuncture be offered on the NHS as a treatment for chronic lower back pain? Studies show acupuncture can ease the symptoms of lower back pain, which affects around one third

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Relieve the Misery of Hayfever

While most of us have been enjoying some welcome sunshine over the last few weeks, summer spells misery for one particular group of people – hayfever sufferers. Hayfever affects around 20% of the UK population. There are two types of pollen which cause hayfever: tree pollen (early

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that affects nearly 3 million people in the UK (Diabetes UK), and may be undiagnosed in as many as a million more. There are two types: type 1 (early onset diabetes) and the more common type 2 (often known as adult-onset diabetes).  In both, the body is

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Walk to Work month

May is “National Walking Month”, with Walk to Work Week (13-17 May) and Walk to School Week (20-24 May). Walking is one of the easiest (and cheapest!) ways to improve your health: it improves your fitness levels, and can help to reduce stress levels.  Yet, a survey published in

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