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The concept of eating seasonally is actually really simple. It involves eating foods that are grown ...
We often hear it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and trying to put a healt...
Lactation consultants around the world have been extensively studying the process of muscle movement...
Courtsey of our nutritional therapist, Sophie Crosswaite.This is a recipe that I’ve adapted fro...
As the wonder of Spring starts to emerge with blossoms and seeds creating a new cycle of life with r...
One of the most frequent complaints during pregnancy is lower back pains and up to 80% of women will...
Most women will experience symptoms three to five days after the birth, such as mood swings, tearine...

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Welcome to The Maris Practice Blog. Here you will find musings, reflections and information about best practice in alternative therapies. We hope you find it useful and interesting.

Coping with the symptoms of Menopause

Coping with the symptoms of Menopause
Some women sail through the menopause without much trouble, however, many others do not.  Hot flushes, sweating, mood swings, sleepless nights, memory problems, irritability and depression are all symptoms associated with the menopause and can affect you, with varying degrees,...
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How Acupuncture and the Alexander Technique can help chronic neck pain

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Neck pain is a common condition — so common, in fact, that the expression "a pain in the neck" is an often used figure of speech in English. It can be mild enough so that it is a mere annoyance,...
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Complementary therapies to help with Arthritis

Complementary therapies to help with Arthritis
Arthritis is a common condition that literally means inflammation within the joint itself. Inflammation is part of your body's natural healing process. Normally it occurs as a defence against viruses and bacteria or as a reaction to injuries such as...
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Coping with Hot Weather

Coping with Hot Weather
Many people love the summer and the hot weather it (usually!) brings, but for others amongst us it is a time when we feel drained, exhausted and generally over heated!  The two physical risks of being too hot are dehydration...
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Lower Back Pain will affect many of us at some-point during our lives

Lower Back Pain will affect many of us at some-point during our lives
Lower back pain is something many of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives.  There are many causes and types of low back pain due to the interconnected structure of our back with spinal muscles, nerves, discs,...
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Looking for help with fertility issues?

Looking for help with fertility issues?
Fertility issues can be deeply upsetting and often all consuming. Balancing hormones, good nutrition, reducing stress and increasing ‘relaxed’ time have all been shown to help with fertility issues. There are a number of complimentary therapies that help both men...
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World Arthritis Day is today, 12th October 2015 and aims to highlight the debilitating effects of this disease

World Arthritis Day is today, 12th October 2015 and aims to highlight the debilitating effects of this disease
Its World Arthritis Day  today, 12th October and with this in mind we thought we would highlight how complementary therapies have been demonstrated to help manage the symptoms. Arthritis is such a wide spread disease in Western culture with 1...
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The science behind Acupunture

The science behind Acupunture
More than 3000 studies have been completed since the 1970’s into the efficacy of Acupuncture. It is a recognised treatment by the NHS , regularly offered to patients by GPs and covered by many health insurance policies. The requirement for...
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Training for the London Marathon? A few ideas

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Firstly congratulations on making the commitment. Most training regimes will cover running frequency and distances in some detail. The importance of diet, rest, and general well-being will be highlighted but often specialist guidance is lacking. There are several disciplines from...
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