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Deep Oscillation®

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

What is Deep Oscillation® therapy?   Below is all the published information about what it is and how it works the things it can help (shown in clinical trials). These include: Pain reduction, inflammation reduction, reduction of swelling, reduction of scarring, relaxation of muscles and greater range of movement, acceleration of healing after injury or surgery, prevents premature aging effects, and decongestion/improvement in COPD. All the technical information from ‘Mechanisms of Deep Oscillation’ Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK, THE...

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Period pains?

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Neuromuscular Taping | 0 comments

A nice simple recent study was published in Nature about the use of taping to help with period pain. I have been using neuromuscular taping for a while now and it is really good to have a study that clearly shows what it can do. EFFECTIVENESS OF MEDICAL TAPING CONCEPT IN PRIMARY DYSMENORRHOEA: (http://www.nature.com/articles/srep16671) A two-armed randomized trial on www.nature.com The above paper outlines the results of using Cure Tape for primary dysmenorrhoea (PD) structured as a single-blind, two armed clinical trial. With a follow-up of 4...

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The Elusive Lymphatic system, why is it important to look after it and how can I keep it healthy?

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

The storage of toxins and the congestion of the lymphatic system creeps up on us throughout life. Our environment and the infections and diseases we have encountered all leave their mark. For many of us out system can become acidic over time and low levels of inflammation in our systems can be the trigger or even cause disease states including arthritis, heart disease and cancers. Ongoing problems such as fatigue, sinus problems, digestive problems and respiratory problems may arise as a result of a congested and toxic system. There are a...

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The Elusive Lymphatic system, how does it fit in with the rest of the body?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

The lymphatic system has some similarities with the blood system as it reaches nearly every cell in the body with large vessels running deep in the limbs and trunk and having progressively narrower vessels moving out towards the skin. They both carry fluids and cells as well as nutrients and waste products. The main difference is that the blood (in the red blood cells) carries oxygen and carbon dioxide and these need to be constantly supplied and removed at quite a high rate to support the body being able to move and function. The pumping of...

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The Elusive Lymphatic system, what does it do?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

Basically the lymphatic system (alongside the blood circulation) helps the circulation of fluids around the body on a large scale through the limbs and the trunk, with big vessels, down to the cellular level with tiny capillaries. That makes it sound like the system is a passive system of tubes but it is more sophisticated than that. At certain points in the system there are lymph nodes which do several things. Lymph nodes as filtering stations: The lymph nodes are where most of the action takes place and all the rubbish is filtered out of the...

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The Elusive Lymphatic system, where is it?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

You probably have an idea that the lymphatic system looks something like the blood circulation. Heart, lungs, vessels all carrying blood around the system doing dropping off oxygen and nutrients and picking up carbon dioxide. The blood vessels are made up of big veins and arteries and gradually smaller vessels down to the capillaries which are tiny and leak blood profusely when you get that annoying paper cut. Have you also noticed at times if you scrape your skin and it is quite shallow that you ooze a more clear fluid, well generally this...

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The Elusive Lymphatic System, would you like to know more?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

Seeing as most people don’t really know what their lymphatic system is and what is does, I thought I might give a bit of an overview. You have probably heard of the lymphatic system and know it is vaguely connected to body fluids but it is obviously of limited importance otherwise you’d hear more about it right? It just happens to be one of those things that functions really well with most people most of the time and it is only if it goes wrong that you become aware of it. On top of that Western medicine does not consider it to be of much...

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Ankle sprain research.

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Bowen Therapy | 0 comments

Is RICE the best remedy? And the importance of lymphatic drainage.   http://hemanklerehab.com/ankle-sprain-research/   Many therapists and physio’s have advocated this for such a long time. Well it is time to review, which is always useful. According to this research, immobilization and rest just don’t work and ice should be used very sparingly. The road to recovery is a good rehab programme of specific exercises and stretches and LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE of the area. I’ve been telling physios this for years! You can’t work on a...

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A ‘to-do’ list for living with cancer?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in General | 0 comments

Get a healthy immune system.   Work on your state of mind.  Investigate ANYTHING that you find helpful whether that be mindfulness or running marathons.  This will DIRECTLY affect your physical health.   Nutrition is another biggie. YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.   A lot of what I do is about getting people back into balance physically, mentally and emotionally and I don’t do that on my own. I am a tool in the big tool box of health/self care One of the biggest changes I have seen over the last few years is that people are actively...

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Hands-on healing

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Bowen Therapy, MLD | 0 comments

Hands-on healing

I have been at Farfield House Clinic in Keighley for 18 months now and it is a great place to work.  And a big thank you to the KTCA (Keighley Town Centre Association)  for publishing this article about me in the Keighley News this week. Nearly all of my patients come via word-of-mouth which is by far the best way for me to get my message out there. We all like a recommendation if we are going to try something new and although I know plenty of people who swear by Bowen and MLD, they are not the best known of complementary therapies. So if...

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