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Not Just for Bad Backs

Although osteopaths are renowned for the treatment of bad backs it is a common misconception that this is the only medical problem they treat. Indeed osteopathy successfully treats a variety of painful conditions – here’s a more comprehensive, but not definitive list.

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If you’re suffering with an ache, pain or injury and fed up popping pain killers why not come to one of our clinics in Thurrock or Benfleet for a Diagnostic Assessment to find out what’s going on? We work in conjunction with a skilled team of practitioners including a Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist & Sports Massage specialist.

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Cupping & Tui Na

CuppingCupping can be used to find the zones causing pain and stiffness and relieve them of their stagnation. These marks are textbook for localised pain and typical of someone suffering from Fybromyalgia. They’re not too dark or densely speckled and you’ll notice not every placement produced the marking… Followed up by some Tui Na (Chinese massage) . The relief a patient feels post treatment is extraordinary! A patients words after treatment  today were “I feel so much lighter and free”
This patient used to see our Acupuncturist Laura Jones every week for 6 weeks to manage her symptoms then gradually spaced treatment out so now she is seen once a month. 
Acupuncture and cupping isn’t painful.

These marks will slowly fade as the body removes the waste and allow for better blood flow therefore less painYou can make an appointment to try cupping or acupuncture or both!

Free consultations available if you want to find out more before giving it a go
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A Month in the Life of Our Acupuncturist

January was a busy month for our Acupuncturist Laura Jones – this easy to follow pie chart shows the variety of treatments & conditions she successfully helped her patients to deal with.

Laura is also a skilled at Cupping and Chinese Remedial Massage. She offers 30 minute Free Consultations at both our Thundersley, Benfleet & Stanford le Hope, Thurrock clinics.

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Your body. One whole complex piece

Your body works as one whole complex piece! We have the tendancy to compartmentalise our bodies and focus on one bit at a time when there’s an issue. Often at times forgetting that emotion strongly affects physiology and that our organs feel stress too!

Where do you feel your worry? Fear? Joy? Anger? Grief? As just one example – you might feel “sick to the stomach” with worry….

Think about how you experience health and illness and view your body inside and out as a whole system

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Following on  but on the same theme here’s a fun image showing the names of muscles! All of which work well as a team. You’re never really using just one! And they need smooth functioning fascia, tendons and ligaments too. Keep your system running at its best. 

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Call one of our clinics or email to find out how our skilled practioners can care for your whole body. You really don’t need to suffer.

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Thurrock 01375 678877

Benfleet 01268 774249

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2019 in Clinic News, Uncategorized

 

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Suffering with Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain conditions affect you in more ways than one. Managing life with conditions like Fibromyalgia, ME, AS and Arthritis can really start to dampen your spirits and get you into a vicious negative cycle.

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Integrated acupuncture (TCM/5E) covers all aspects of YOU not just your condition
If you want to get out of the loop and find out some more book an appointment with skilled Acupuncturist Laura Jones for a free consultation.

Contact our Thurrock clinic on 01375 678877 or Thundersley, Benfleet clinic on 01268 774249.

 

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Knowing Your “Empty” Warning Signs

Living with chronic health conditions can be a struggle

When treating patients with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Kidney disease or similar….I find myself always explaining the notion of knowing your “empty warning sign” or “red line”.

Often patients who suffer these complaints have to or want to keep up with day to day demands of their lives. Whether that’s work demands, house hold tasks, childcare or just staying above the water with their symptoms it can be a real struggle. During their acupuncture treatments a stage of symptom management is met usually fairly quickly and the patient feels more accessible energy and dampened negative symptoms which invigorates them to do more.

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Doing more is absolutely great and I encourage it but what I see and hear in 8/10 cases is “I felt great so I caught up on X Y or Z and now I feel so very tired, I don’t know what’s happened.”

So what’s going on here?

Well what these patients hear from me next is my explanation for energy management when achieving balance for treatment progression and stability! Think of yourself as a car with a fuel gauge.  When you are working, cleaning or caring for others you are using vital energy, when we are ill we don’t have much energy spare so we tend to conserve or over use and feel drained. In this state you are often always on the “red line” and burning your reserves into fumes! So when you intially feel more energetic and able like you’ve got a quarter tank, burn it all up miss the empty warning light for the “red line” and burn straight back into fumes; starting at the point you wanted to get away from!

In order to rebuild your energy you need to know what your body uses as your warning light!!! You cannot replenish on fumes every time.  Signs from the body usually include; light headedness or dizziness, aching, burning or dry eyes, sore joints and of course feeling tired.

Many chronic suffers ignore these signs so they feel they are “fighting” their condition but really they’re fighting themselves. If you listen to your signs, sit and relax, eat something nutritious and rest your body for half an hour or so you’ll find you recover and get past your red line and rebuild your reserve rather than burning out. Listen to your body regularly and realise this is not your giving in to weakness but restoring your strength!

Laura Jones – Acupuncturist – Cedar Hall Clinics

 
 

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We Like to say Goodbye

You’re always welcome at our clinics but we are always pleased to say farewell. It means that you’ve fully recovered from your ache, pain or injury! You always have the reassurance that should ache,pain or injury strike again, for whatever reason, Cedar Hall Clinics are here to help with our team of highly skilled Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy & Sports Injury practitioners.

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Posted by on September 4, 2016 in Clinic News, Uncategorized

 

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