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Category Archives: stress and anxiety

Why can’t I sleep when I want to? by Stefan Chmelik

posted on 8th November 2017 by Stefan Chmelik

Have you ever wondered why you always feel hungry at 11am even if you’ve just eaten breakfast? Or why you feel wide awake just as you’re supposed to be going to bed? In Chinese medicine the body is thought to run according to a “clock” which shows when the energy of different organs (or channels […]

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Sleep Cycles and Insomnia by Stefan Chmelik

posted on 31st October 2017 by Bonny Williams

Sleep cycles and insomnia by Stefan Chmelik Understanding sleep and your own sleep cycles is an important part of improving insomnia because there is a lot you can do for yourself (indeed you must if your treatment is to have a chance of working). See these sleep hygiene habits for more on what you can do right […]

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Healthful in January, as easy as 1-2-3

posted on 17th January 2016 by Stefan Chmelik

During January I am not drinking alcohol or eating meat, which is no small thing for someone who is half Polish and half Scottish! Doing this allows me to focus on the quality of what I am eating and be mindful of the affects on mind and body, inspiring the 1-2-3 process for the start of this special Crimson Monkey Year.   […]

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Muscle Pain/Spasm and Tendon Pain

posted on 26th March 2013 by Bevis Nathan

Pain from muscle tissue is perhaps the commonest type of pain of all. The muscles are the biggest users of blood and energy in the body and account for the vast majority of nervous system activity. The whole point of having a body is to move; and this is the job of the muscles. Such […]

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TMJ (Tempro-Mandibular Joint) pain

posted on 26th March 2013 by Bevis Nathan

Two interesting facts about the TMJ; firstly, the TMJ wields more power, relatively, than any other joint in the body – because the mechanical leverages over which the muscles work are extremely efficient – compared with, say, the elbow joint. Secondly, the nerve power to the muscles of the jaw are highly susceptible to being […]

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We need new antibiotics like another hole in the head – writes Dr Damien Downing.

posted on 12th March 2013 by Dr Damien Downing

Antibiotics got us in this mess, so how are they likely to get us out of it?   Integrated doctors have been saying for decades that we prescribe too many antibiotics, with dire consequences. Now even the Chief Medical Officer says so — but she goes on to urge newer, more powerful antibiotics as the […]

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Stefan Chmelik on Anxiety and Panic Attacks

posted on 6th September 2012 by Stefan Chmelik

“It feels like you are going to die”

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Dr Brian Kaplan on Anxiety and Panic Attacks

posted on 6th September 2012 by Dr Brian Kaplan

Anxiety is a huge area and most of us suffer from it from time to time. For some people, it governs their lives and panic attacks, an extreme form of it, are frightening and distressing.

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BBC reports that Mindfulness Meditation changes your brain and stops pain

posted on 4th January 2012 by Stefan Chmelik

There are now around 40 peer-reviewed papers being published on Meditation and Mindfulness training (MBSR) EVERY MONTH! Mindfulness practice has been demonstrated to reduce pain, to alleviate depression and anxiety and to stimulate the immune system.

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Chinese herbal medicine for fertility

posted on 19th December 2011 by Gerard Frith

It was great to see an excellent piece of research on the efficacy of Chinese herbal medicine for treating female infertility published last month.

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