Have your New Year’s resolutions fallen by the wayside?

It is common for our New Year resolutions to have been dropped by now. As you kick back into your normal routine (work, family, day-to-day chores), habits resurface and the time and energy we need to focus on making the changes we desire are swallowed by the everyday. Here are some suggestions on how to make resolutions that align so closely with your core needs that it is easier to motivate yourself to keep engaged with your goals. Resolutions that are about less rather than more When crafting New Year's resolutions, it's essential to ensure they are not solely centred [...]


Easy ways to stop the Christmas Overwhelm

The holiday season often comes with a whirlwind of joy, laughter, and celebration. But amidst the festivities, we can often find ourselves feeling frazzled and overwhelmed. Balancing family, work, and the holiday hustle can take a toll on mental and physical well-being. But fear not! With a focus on natural health and holistic practices, it's possible to navigate this festive period with grace and tranquillity. Here's a guide on how to keep stress at bay and embrace the joys of the season: Breathe and Embrace Mindfulness The power of breath work and mindfulness practices cannot be overstated. When the holiday [...]


Navigating Menopause: Empowerment, Transition, and Natural Remedies

Introduction Menopause, a natural phase of a woman's life, is often met with mixed emotions. For some, it represents a new beginning, while for others, it can be a challenging transition. With the rise of birth control pills and concerns about environmental factors like oestrogen in the water supply, the experience of menopause has evolved over generations. In this blog, we will explore the changes in menopause, discuss what can help ease the journey, and delve into natural remedies, empowerment, and reframing the outlook for a smoother transition. The Changing Landscape of Menopause In the past, menopause was largely seen [...]


Using Paediatric acupuncture to support ADHD and ASD treatment

Hello, my name is Angelina He, and I am a paediatric acupuncturist working at The Maris Practice. I have a great interest in helping children with ADHD and ASD conditions. As a mum of a teenager and have previously worked with children, those experiences gave me better understanding about how stressful and exhausted the parents be if their child is unwell or in a chronic health condition. It is the main reason for me to become a paediatric acupuncturist which equipped me to help children physically. Treating ADHD and ASD children is incredibly rewarding - once they become more settled, [...]


The difference between conventional and functional medicine

In the realm of healthcare, there are various approaches to treating and managing illnesses. Two prominent methodologies that have gained attention in recent years are functional medicine and conventional medicine. While both aim to address health concerns, they differ significantly in their fundamental principles and methodologies. This blog post will delve into the distinctive characteristics of functional medicine and conventional medicine, highlighting their approaches, philosophies, and potential benefits. Functional Medicine: Functional medicine is an integrative approach to healthcare that emphasizes personalised and patient-centred care. It delves beyond the surface symptoms and seeks to identify the root causes of illness by [...]


Acupuncture – getting to the point

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body (known as acupoints). The practice has gained widespread popularity in recent years due to its potential benefits for a wide range of health conditions. The origins of acupuncture can be traced back to ancient China, where it is believed the human body had a network of channels (or meridians) through which our vital energy force, Qi (“chee”) flows. Acupuncture balances and restores the flow of Qi in the body. Today, acupuncture is widely recognized as a safe and effective [...]


Celebrating International Day of Yoga 2023

(Guest article from Yoga Therapist, Sammie Mason) With International Day of Yoga 2023 almost upon us it’s a privilege to be able to celebrate the profound impact yoga has on our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. For 2023, the theme is 'One World, One Health' resonating with the ancient Indian principle of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” which promotes the interconnectedness of all living beings. This year’s theme carries immense relevance in today’s global context. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the interconnectedness of human health, animal well-being, and the environment. It has underscored the fact that our actions have far-reaching consequences and that [...]


Keep Cool This Summer

I don’t think anyone has escaped the unusual summer heat this year, which means that there are lots of ideas for ‘keeping cool’ being bandied about! For me, the heat really does effect mealtimes and what I plan to serve the family. I always try and make the most of the seasonal fruit and vegetables while I can, but when you are feeling hot, it can be difficult to come up with original ideas. So, here’s a few of my favourites to get you through the next warm spell and help you feel a little more refreshed. And I’m sure [...]


Tackle your fear of flying with Louise Coyle, our Hypnotherapist

If you are beginning to dread your summer holiday because it involves flying then this is for you. Louise will teach you how to build your relaxation skills, ways of reducing your anxiety and coping skills. So you can begin to feel a tingle of excitement rather than dread! Special offer available during May to August '23. Four sessions for the price of three at £255.


A ‘Spring Offering’ for Healthy Body and Peace of Mind

As we transition into spring, we are presented with an opportunity for growth, renewal, and a fresh start. With the newfound energy and optimism that comes with this season, it's the perfect time to focus on your health and well-being. Yoga Therapy is a powerful tool that aims to restore and maintain both physical and mental health through the ancient wisdom and deep understanding of the mind-body relationship. It's an ideal choice for those dealing with mental health or chronic physical conditions, and our goal is to empower each individual to take control of their own well-being. This spring, for [...]