Showing posts from March, 2020

Protect Your Back When Digging in the Garden

Protect Your Back When Digging in the Garden Mary Shares some of her tips for working in the garden and staying pain free It's the season to get out in the garden and start digging. You may not have done this type of activity for months so go gently and don't overdo it. You don't have to dig the entire bed in one go! This year it seems a particularly good idea to grow your own vegetables and, besides, fresh air and exercise is good for mind, body and spirit in these troubled times.
Here is a list of 10 things to do, in no particular order, for anxiety reduction, comfort or to support yourself during these challenging times Remember that we all have an immune system to defend us. It starts at the skin, continues through the mucous membranes, via fever, stomach acid, our microbiome and ultimately to the production of antibodies. It works! Even if you are immunocompromised, many parts of your immune system are still intact or can be supported. Daily meditation to have a few minutes away from worried thoughts. There is an App called Insight TImer, which has 1000s of free guided meditations. My favourite teacher is Hugh Byrne. Great way to start the day! There is a new meditation on the App specifically to cope with Corona Virus anxiety, from a guy called Leo Max. Take vitamin C and multivits/minerals including zinc. It's worth having Echinacea and Virese (Monolaurin) in stock in case of illness. Cook with garlic, use coconut oil (a good natural source of ant

Covid 19 closures and online consultations

Covid 19 At this point in time we feel it’s the right thing to close for face to face appointments.   As of Monday all appointments will be online or via the phone. This means that the practice is closed for face to face appointments but we can speak to you on phone or online. If you would like an appointment please book through the website appointments link on our website  or you can call on  0131 557 2211 .   Online consultation may include Questions on your current problem General health screening Advise on pain relief Checks on your movement  Demonstration and advise on  exercise  Demonstration and advise on self treatment  Recommendations to support your posture  Recommendations about boosting your immune systems and relaxation technique  If you would like guidance on your exercises and stretches we are offering a video call option. Please check the website for appointment options and costs. We will work with you