Help with Chronic Pain

Do you suffer from long term ‘chronic’ pain?  Does it impact your life?  You are not alone. Chronic pain is very common.  Over a third of the UK population has chronic pain.   But there is help for you. Modern pain science (thanks to brain scans) has learnt a huge...

Osteopathy for relaxation and sleep.

Cranial Osteopathy is very helpful for relaxation and sleep.  I always have a good nights sleep after a treatment and many of my patients say the same.  Cranial Osteopathy helps take you out of the fight/flight part of your nervous system.  Our busy lives mean that we...

Chronic Pain and Modern Pain Science

Above is an amusing, but serious, TED talk from a pain scientist on the growing understanding of how pain works in the body.  We are learning so much about how the brain works thanks to functional MRIs that show which areas of the brain light up to different stimuli. ...

Understanding Trauma and PTSD

A new emerging field in health is knowledge about the effects on the body of Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD.  New ways of scanning the brain have shown that PTSD occurs when the brain fails to process an event from the present into the past, creating a...

Pain Relief with Hot and/or Cold

A frequent conversation with my patients is how and when to use hot or cold for Pain Relief? There are some easy simple rules. Sudden onset/new pain = Cold.   New pain nearly always has an element of inflammation.  Your body is trying to heal something.  Inflammation...

Gluten Free, Sugar Free Chocolate Brownies

Gluten and (added) Sugar Free Chocolate Brownies People have been asking me for this recipe for ages, so apologies for delay, call it technophobia of not sure I could remember how to add a new blog page.  This recipe was originally from Lorraine Kelly online, but I...