Simple steps you can take which support your overall health, at the same time improving your chances of conception, a healthy pregnancy, and a healthy baby. Of course, there are no guarantees, however by taking steps to reduce risks we support optimal outcomes wherever possible. As always it is always best to assess and personalise your plan with your team of health professionals. Reduce stress levels Do you consider yourself/ read more
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Why not kick-start the new year with a remedial massage, where you will also receive helpful home-care tips for daily life, to keep you feeling good as the year progresses and things start speeding up again. Sophia Gerontakos would like to introduce herself to our existing HerbsontheHill clients with a special introductory offer Have a 60 minute initial massage (first time massage treatment with Sophia Gerontakos) for the price of/ read more
Patient perceptions of clinical care in complementary medicine: A systematic review of the consultation experience.
This article first published in Patient Education and Counseling by Hope Foley and Amie Steel who concluded it was evident Complementary Medicine consultations provide a patient experience of empathy, empowerment and patient-centredness…. The opportunity for patient empowerment through self-efficacy has been identified as a driving influence of complementary medicine use. This is the first review to explore the application of patient-centred care principles by Complementary medicine practitioners during clinical consultations from the/ read more
This article first published in Birth Matters The majority of women rely on health professionals such as midwives, general practitioners (GPs) and obstetricians during pregnancy and birth to ensure that both mother and baby are as healthy as possible. Are these the only practitioners providing care to women during this important time in their life? New research suggests there are ‘others’ involved. These other health professionals are broadly defined as/ read more
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a staple of the health and wellness industry with a reputation as a home-remedy cure-all. To assess this reputation, a thorough review of the available evidence revealed some interesting findings. Hope The verdict There is fairly good evidence to suggest that ACV may be beneficial in general cardiovascular health by supporting healthy cholesterol, blood pressure and reducing risk factors for heart attack. It may also/ read more