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Common illness in children and benefits of herbal medicine

Common illness in children and benefits of herbal medicine:

Children’s illness, even in western medicine  is widely accepted principle that the child should be sparingly prescribed drugs and the only specific medicine in mild dosage should be used. However, even these drugs would carry their own risk factors. Antibiotics if given from an early age, weaken the body of the child. Alternatively, herbal medicine is a very good option for children, to build up their immunity and resistance against disease and make them stronger, without side effects.

Many children’s illness can be resolved using gentle herbal remedies, however when symptoms persist or worsen, parents should take their child to see a doctor. Otherwise for the usual children’s problems, herbal medicine are a great solution.

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Benefits of herbal medicine for children: 

  • strengthen the child’s constitution and help to build a strong immune system
  • Gentle source of treatment
  • Some herbs like Echincea, Astragalus and Garlic have been tested in laboratories and have been proven beneficial to the immune system
  • Maintain physical and emotional child’s balance
  • Last but not least, plants and herbs can help the child to become more aware of the natural healing power of plants

Common illness in children and benefits of herbal medicine:

  • Colic ( spasm in the intestines) is the most common in the first three months of a child’s life
  • Sleeplessness, this can be a result of irritability, anger, hunger, dirty nappy, colic over excitement and illness. In older children it may be due to irregular bedtimes, being hot or cold, over-tiredness, nose, stress or anxiety, food allergy, too much caffeine from cola drinks, too much sugar, problems with tonsils and adenoids
  • Teething problems: during this period of change, the child will often be irritable and will have a greater likelihood of suffering digestive or nervous problems. Symptoms: irritable, angry, fussy and have inflamed and sore gums, sometimes fever dry mouth
  • Nappy rash occurs when skin is irritated. Symptoms: itchy skin, restlessness, blisters around the nappy area
  • Fever occurs when the body is fighting an infection, the immune system has been weakened, it also occurs when a child is suffering from stress or anxiety and can occur during teething. Symptoms: pale face, restlessness, thirst, shivering, fever with pounding pulse, dry and hot skin, a burning pain in the limbs etc.
  • Glue ear
  • Sore throats and coughs
  • Minor cuts and scrapes
  • Chickenpox
  • When the body are not able to eliminate the body waste products, toxins through the lungs, kidneys or liver, the body expels them through the skin.  Avoid petroleum based products and scented baby products and do not use detergents or fabric softeners to wash the baby’s clothes. Diet also can be the cause.
  • Headlice
  • Measles and mumps

 

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Telomeres and ageing

Why do people age differently?

Have you been asked this question? I am sure , you already noticed, some people look smart and energetic into old age, while other people, much younger are sick, exhausted and foggy?

I am fascinated of this. I encountered in the hospital, so many young people marked by the disease of aging: cardiovascular disease, arthritis, a weakened immune system, diabetes, cancer, lung disease and so on. Skin and hair become older.

People are ageing differently. The quality of our health is shaped by the way we live, even though we are born with put features already encoded into our chromosomes.

We all will get older, however how we age is very much dependent on our cellular health.

According to Blackburn and Epel ( 2017), telomeres which shorten which each cell division, help determine how fast your cell age and when die, depending on how quickly they wear down. The telomeres, it turns out, are listening to you. The way you live can, basically, tell your telomeres to speed up the process of cellular aging. On the other hand can also do the opposite. The foods you eat, your response to emotional challenges, the amount of exercise you get,  whether you were exposed to childhood stress, and even the level of trust and safety in your neighbourhood- all of these factors and more appear to influence your telemoeres, and can prevent the premature aging at the cellular level.

Telomeres- a pathway to living younger. We can control the telomeres, or in other words, we can change the way that we age, at the most elemental, cellular level.

Our body is full of cells that need to constantly renew themselves to stay healthy. These renewing cells, line in:

  • immune system
  • gut
  • bones
  • lungs
  • liver
  • skin
  • hair follicles
  • pancreas
  • cardiovascular system linining
  • heart’s smooth muscle cells
  • brain in parts including the hippocampus ( a learning and memory center of the brain)

When cells can no longer renew themselves , the body tissues they supply will start to age and function poorly. Having a good suply of stem cells that are able to renew themselves is key to staying healthy and to recovering from sickness and injury.

We can take the control of our genes. For example: ageing genes usually associated with fat and wrinkles can be altered with diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices.

In a simple words, turning your good genes on and your bad genes off you can literally  prevent ageing-no matter how old are you.  Short telomeres put you at a greater risk not just for wrinkles but also for heart disease, cancer or early death. The good news, you can improve the upkeep of your telemores. .

Do you think the lifting, sucking and filling are your only option to reverse the  signs of ageing?

You have the power to redesign the way your DNA talks to your body, a process known as gene expression.

I can assure you there is a far safer and more palatable solution.

Every day is a new chance to be younger!

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Telomeres delay ageing of the cell . An important piece in the puzzle – human ageing, cancer, and stem cells

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https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2009/press.html

Blackburn, E. and Epel, E. (2017).  The telomere effect. Living younger, healthier, London: Orion Spring

 

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Benefits of Manual lymphatic drainage

Benefits of Manual lymphatic drainage(MLD)

Lymphatic massage is an advanced therapy. This massage treatment is fully tailored to each individuals needs. Before you start your treatment your therapist will carry out a full consultation ( check Blood pressure, heart rate, Saturation of Oxygen in the cells, medication, allergies or any other relevant information) with you to find out where your areas of concern are and if there is any restriction to any part of the treatment. You will be massaged from head to toe and each area of concern that you mentioned will have special attention focused on it.

Alkaline water pH-9 is provided before and after MLD.

Furthermore, the clients are encouraged to increase the fluid intake (water or water with lemon) . The best way to support a healthy lymphatic system is by drinking plenty of water and engaging in gentle exercise, which will flush out toxins.

Manual lymphatic drainage can be use for many different conditions, and benefits healthy people as much as benefits people with serious illness.

  • Toxins such as microorganisms, metabolic waste and chemical are removed from the tissue
  • Proteins are removed from the tissue and returned to the blood circulation, preventing protein buildup in the tissue, which leads to chronic inflammation
  • Speeding the healing inflammation and reducing infection through an increased lymph flow that helps to distribute immune cells throughout the body
  • Relaxing, nurturing and supporting , it helps to decrease stress, depression, insomnia, fatigue.
  • Reduce constipation and abdominal pain
  • Restore intestinal peristalsis,  improves the motility of abdominal organs and improves breathing
  • Very effective in reducing oedema and relaxing soft tissues including muscle pain. Oedema can be caused by inactivity, hormonal changes, diet or scar tissue. Scar tissue can result from injuries, surgery, radiation or infections, also can be sometimes a side effect of medical treatment, such as treatment with steroids, or can be a symptoms of more serious conditions and a doctor must be consult before receiving MLD
  • Surgery . MLD can be used before and after surgery, including cosmetic surgery, to speed healing and reduce oedema, Also, being deeply relaxing can lessen the client’s stress and anxiety. After surgery, MLD can help to reduce inflammation, speed healing and reduce scar tissue. However due to risk of infection and the risk of blood clots, MLD should never be performed after surgery without the approval and possibly the direction of the client’s surgeon
  • Speeds healing, reduce swelling and pain  – soft tissue injury
  • Sluggish Immune system. Frequent colds and allergies are indication for MLD
  • Relieving stress and tension. Adrenaline are secreted into the blood stream, causing muscle tension, heart and respiratory rate increases, as fight of flight response. In the long run, chronic stress can contribute to degenerative disease. During the MLD muscles relax, heart and breathing rates decrease, moving into relaxation that promotes healing and balances
  • Fatigue, Mild Depression 
  • Anti ageing treatment. The massage remove wastes and toxins from skin cells and stimulates circulation, bringing nutrients to the skin and damage resulting from exposure to cold and sun, improves appearance and texture, reducing fibrosis. MLD is an important part of the skin care. MLD helps such condition as acne, rosacea, and eczema, however MLD should be avoided during the acute phase of any skin condition. Lymphatic drainage is a very successful beauty treatment, rejuvenate collagen fibers and slow the aging process
  • Detoxification treatment
  • Body mind therapies because is gentle and deeply relaxing
  • Remedying cellulite– enhance the body circulation , improve nutrition, increase metabolism

Contraindications of Manual lymphatic drainage

  • Thromobosis and phlebitis
  • Serious illness such as : active cancer, however when a client is in remission and no longer being treated for cancer MLD is generally considered safe
  • Acute conditions and infectious conditions, fever, contagious skin conditions, infected , open, discharging fluid, or inflamed ( red, hot, swollen or painful)
  • During asthma attack
  • During allergies reaction
  • Low blood pressure

SCHEDULE A FREE LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE CONSULTATION

For further details on any of the above please call Madelena on 07947887043 to discuss.

 

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Herbal medicine, natural therapies

Herbal medicine is used to treat the whole person.

Herbal remedies create balance in the body, enabling the body’s self healing abilities, so that the body an fight and reject the illness, therefore allowing good health to prevail.  Herbs can also be used to help to prevent illness and promote good health.

They are therefore synergistically holistic. Herbal medicine do not simply reduce the pain of an illness; they work on the mind, body and spirit of the client.

After taking herbal remedies, the client will have a greater feeling of personal well being. The aim is to heal the underlying cause of the illness, therefore enhancing the body’s natural self healing abilities.  Modern drug often relieve the symptoms of the client’s illness rather the overall problems. It is known that treatment or suppression of symptoms will not rid the body of the disease itself. . This should lead to increased vitality, longevity and optimal well being.

Herbal medicine consist of more than one active compound. This is why they are essentially different to pharmaceuticals. Herbal medicine work holistically. They treat the whole body. Some people say that the herbal medicine do not work as quickly as drugs and so are not as effective. They couldn’t be more wrong: herbal remedies often do not produce quick relief, what they do produce is a more longer lasting cure.

An example would be in western medicine, doctors often prescribe synthetic diuretics to patients who have trouble passing urine, as these drugs increase the flow of urine. However, this drug also seriously reduce the patient’s potassium level. The counteract this, the doctor has to prescribe a potassium supplement. In comparison, a herbalist would use dandelion leaves, which are a potent diuretic, but also contain potassium to naturally replace that which is lost.

Herbal medicines taken in normal therapeutic doses are safe and produce minimal risk. However, as a herbalist we need to be careful when suggesting herbs for children, pregnant an nursing woman, the old and the critically ill.

The benefit of herbal medicine is that most of them are gentle in action, and most not produce any toxic side effects when used over a long time.

 

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Women’s health

Women’s health. Plant based medicine play an important role in the lives of  many women.

This is because herbal remedies fulfil a woman’s desire to deal with her health problems in a more sensitive manner, with minimal side effects.

When we get symptoms, our body’s usually trying to tell us that something wrong is happening with us. Therefore, we start to take medication, which suppresses the symptoms without treating the underlying cause. Herbal medicine, the natural approach, on the other hand works, on all our body’s system to bring our body back into balance, relieving the symptoms, but also treating the root of the problem. This is because diet, herbal and other natural treatment restore homeostasis the perfect balance to the body, so that everything begins to work as it should.  It may take a bit of effort at first to adjust the diet and lifestyle, but the benefits will be worth it. No matter how old you are, the sooner you start to make positive changes, the sooner you acquire the welfare, now and in the long term.

  • Menstrual Cycle (regulating your cycle);
  • Anaemia
  • Fluid retention, dizziness, tiredness,
  • Breast problems
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS),
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Premenstrual syndrome ( PMS), period pain, lack of period,  heavy periods,
  • Fibroids, endometriosis
  • Stretch marks, cellulite, varicose vein
  • Preventing cancer of the womb
  • Vaginal infections, thrush ( yeast infections)
  • Infertility (herbal medicine may help induce fertility in some cases)
  • Painful sex
  • Pregnancy,  pregnancy diabetes, breastfeeding, antenatal depression
  • Menopause (a natural menopause),
  • Backache, constipation, bleeding gums, cramps, indigestion,
  • Insomnia, morning sickness, pelvic pain, haemorrhoids,  hair loss, memory loss and poor concentration.

 

 

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