In today’s society the word anxiety covers a multitude of reactions and conditions, and in its mildest form anxiety may be a valid and useful reaction, depending on the circumstances. However many levels of anxiety, and what are termed anxiety disorders, can be disruptive to a person’s functioning and to their quality of life. In some cases the disruption can be extreme and serious.
Herbal medicine has long been used to aid healing and recovery in different cultures all over the world. In Western culture, the use of herbs has become much more widespread and accepted over recent years. There is now easy access to herbal teas tinctures and supplements, with some available in pharmacies and health food shops. There’s a wealth of easily accessible information and expert practitioners to help with your particular requirement. Herbal remedies along with some other types of complementary medicine are now quite commonly used is in both pregnancy and pregnancy.
We’ve all heard the saying that water is life. Many of us know that our bodies are composed of 70% water. This article takes a look at the potential benefits of hydrotherapy during pregnancy – read on to appreciate the role that water can play during this special time of your life.
Enjoying the art of massage is a wonderful way to ease the aches and pains of modern life. In pregnancy, as the aches and niggles increase, the benefits of prenatal massage do too. This feature investigates the benefits of prenatal massage, how it differs from normal massage and whether this therapy is safe for you and baby.
As your pregnancy progresses you could be forgiven at times for thinking that you are losing control of your own body, as each passing day brings further changes and transformations. A technique which can help you take back control and manage the niggling aches and pains of a pregnancy, is biofeedback.
Reflexology is a complementary therapy that may be able to help some women before, during and after pregnancy. This feature looks at the possible benefits of reflexology for pregnancy.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a natural complementary therapy that works on the basis that all parts of your body have key links to certain areas in your extremities, namely your feet, legs, hands, face and ears. It has existed in some form for thousands of years, with Egyptian and Chinese natural medicine confident of its benefits. Throughout the years it has developed as an expert technique and has been recognised in the Western world since the early 20th century.