Combat vertigo with acupuncture and herbal medicine

Vertigo is a disruptive condition which causes stress in a patient’s life. In vertigo the patient experiences spinning, loss of balance and, occasionally, nausea. It can manifest in a sleeping or sitting posture, or only show when the patient stands up or walks around.

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM ), vertigo is caused by low blood pressure, dampness in the body, deficiency or blockage of vital qi energy, and stagnation of blood. The organs affected by this condition are the spleen, the kidneys, and the liver.

Acupuncture coupled with Chinese herbs can be an effective cure for vertigo. Care Cure Acupuncture clinics first conduct a free, no obligation, consultation to assess the reason behind your vertigo.

Examples of the questions Care Cure therapists ask are, is it a heavy dizziness? Do you have mucus or phlegm? Is it hard to walk? Is your energy low? And can you sleep at night? They also do a tongue and pulse diagnosis to figure out what is going on inside the body.

Once they ascertain the reason behind your symptoms, practitioners will use acupuncture points that immediately take effect and relieve symptoms in a short space of time. Once the dizziness has subsided, they will concentrate on restoring the system to health.

To book your free consultation, call 091 539996/086 2159282. See www.carecure.ie for further details. Care Cure clinic is located in Galway city.

Care Cure will hold an open day this Saturday from 12 noon to 2pm. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to meet the Care Cure doctor, Dr Zhou, and learn about the health benefits of acupuncture and TCM. Everybody is welcome. Care Cure is located at No 1 Rockfort House, St Augustine Street (directly opposite the library ).

Combat vertigo with acupuncture and herbal medicine

As September rolls in and normal routines resume, wouldn’t it be great to have a new focus for the months ahead? Like it or not, Christmas is only a few short months away and if you have been meaning to get in shape but keep putting it on the long finger, it is high time you made the decision to start looking after number one.

Whether you are looking to lose weight, tone up, build muscle, or simply embrace a healthier lifestyle and look forward to a happier, healthier you, Operation Educogym could be just what you need.

Back by popular demand, Operation Educogym returns to Knocknacarra and Oranmore on Monday, September 18, and with thousands of euros worth of prizes on offer, the competition is sure to get interesting.

Operation Educogym will see participants embark on a 12-week programme with 52 supervised personal training sessions. Each entrant will receive a personalised nutritional plan at the beginning of the programme and be monitored and tracked every step of the way. The upcoming Operation Educogym will also include the famous 12-day university validated Kickstart programme for all participants.

There will be professional before and after photo shoots for each entrant and seven individual one-hour consultations on training and nutrition along the way. There will also be a host of motivational talks and group events throughout the 12 weeks, as well as weekly check-ups and encouragement every step of the way.

Of course, a little healthy competition is part and parcel of Operation Educogym and there will be €5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs at the end of the 12 weeks, with prizes for the Best Male and Best Female transformation in both Knocknacarra and Oranmore, as well as lots of other spot prizes at the awards night.

For those unfamiliar with the gym, the Educogym atmosphere is like nothing you have experienced before. The Educogym Time Machine is designed to give you a faster, more efficient, workout, with sessions lasting just 20 minutes. The intense training programme rejuvenates the body by saving and building lean muscle while burning fat, resulting in a healthier, leaner, body.

Early entrants to Operation Educogym can avail of some great special offers but these discounts will be limited so do not delay in making that call.

Sign up for the amazing 12-week Operation Educogym programme or find out more about the other programmes on offer by calling Educogym Kingston, Knocknacarra, on 091 523904 (email [email protected] ), or Educogym Oranmore on 091 788880 (email [email protected] ).

Get in shape for Christmas with Operation Educogym

Human beings are naturally slim when they engage in the things they like doing for their own sake. Our digestive system has evolved over millions of years and it works perfectly well if we give it a chance. We have lost our habit, but not our ability, to eat correctly. We need to pay attention, not to calorie amounts, but to our internal feedback. We need to pay attention to within, not without. The process is very simple.

Limiting and denying food types and restrictive calorie intake is temporary, demeaning, painful, and only partially successful. The method of good eating is the opposite to what we know, to slim we need to enjoy our food more, love and accept our bodies, and accept ourselves for who we are. This lighter attitude actually decreases calorie intake naturally and releases psychological and physical power into the system.

The processes in Joy2slim are developed from the latest breakthroughs in slimming and wellbeing. The reason that we fail at slimming is not because we are lazy, weak willed, or lacking discipline, we are just using methods that are contradictory to our psychological makeup. We do not need strength, discipline, or energy when we simply eat the way we are designed to eat.

If we are trying to be slim to be happy, the unconscious mind will sabotage our efforts. The unconscious mind does this, to protect us against psychological corruption… strange but true. That is why you have not fully succeeded… until now.

For more information contact Diarmuid Lavelle on 087 2391057.

With total focus on fixing your metabolism, System 10 can transform your weight loss, energy, sleep, health, and much more. A good metabolism is the foundation of everything you are. A good metabolism gets you burning more fat every hour, 24 hours a day. Nothing can beat it for results. It is your weight loss master switch.

Your metabolism controls the results from your diet and exercise. It does not matter how good you are with your food and exercise, metabolism faults severely limit your results and cause the stubborn fat on your stomach, hips, thighs, and backs of arms. A good metabolism means you can lose up to 3lb of real fat each week – almost one stone per month.

A good metabolism means getting your digestive system, thyroid, liver, adrenal [stress] glands, and hormone balance back towards their ideal working condition.

Your metabolism faults are also at the root cause of poor sleep, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ME, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, IBS, constipation, and many other health problems you might be suffering from. By fixing your metabolism you will get huge benefits. Indeed, you will never get better unless you fix your metabolism first.

System 10 analyses your metabolism and then provides the food, exercise, and nutrition plan to fix it. Let System 10 transform you by helping you to lose two stone in 10 weeks. Nobody is more committed to your weight loss. To find out more call Grace on 087 1727882 for information on Galway clinics.

More than 2,000 years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates stated: “All disease begins in the gut.” This statement holds some truth to even this day. The key role our digestive system plays in our health and wellbeing cannot be underestimated. Your gut health is essential if you want to look and feel at your best.

Evergreen stocks a number of digestive support supplements and foods that help to support your gut health and aid your digestion naturally. Digestive support supplements such as probiotics, digestive enzymes, and aloe vera help to aid the body in dealing with digestive disturbances which may arise.

You can also support and enhance your digestive system and overall health through the power of food. This is where fermented foods come into play. Fermented foods are foods which have been through a process of lacto fermentation. This is where natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food, creating lactic acid. This process preserves the food, while also creating large numbers of beneficial enzymes, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics.

Benefits of eating fermented foods

Digestive health: Eating fermented foods and drinking fermented drinks like kefir and kombucha will introduce beneficial bacteria into your digestive system. Probiotic-rich foods also help to support bowel health, digestion, and the immune system.

Fermented foods for bowel health: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS ), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and many other intestinal problems are the direct result of gut and digestive issues. They are also conditions that can be effectively alleviated and even reversed through improvement in diet and the inclusion of probiotic foods.

Improve your immunity: Did you know that an estimated 80 per cent of your immune system is actually located in your gut? Poor digestive/gut health automatically leads to a compromised immune system.

Better nutrient absorption: A healthy balance of gut bacteria and digestive enzymes is essential for ensuring your body is capable of absorbing nutrients from the food you eat.

Make your own: It is very cost effective, if you are willing to make your own fermented foods at home, and they can last for months. Lacto-fermentation allows you to store these foods for longer periods of time without losing the nutrients like you would with other traditional preservation methods.

The following foods and drinks are packed full of natural probiotics: kombucha, kefir, tempeh, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, miso, apple cider vinegar, natural yogurt, and kimchi.

If you would like more information on fermented foods or on any of the products mentioned call into your local Evergreen store, where the team will be happy to help.

Helena, Evergreen Oranmore

Natural digestive support — keeping your gut healthy and happy

The successful specialised healthy eating and weight loss course Lose Fat Around The Middle, designed by Dr Marilyn Glenville, the UK's leading expert in nutritional health for women, will recommence next week in Galway city centre.

Dr Glenville has written nine best-selling books on natural health and sold more than 250,000 copies of her weight management and healthy eating book Fat Around The Middle.

The Lose Fat Around The Middle course, based on the book, is an easy to follow three-month plan presented by qualified nutritionist, Sorcha Molloy, and covers the dietary, supplementary, exercise, and lifestyle aspects of weight management.

The course promises to help get rid of your belly bulge once and for all. Previous participants have dropped two dress sizes and 10 per cent of their body fat within 12 weeks.

Each class will include weekly progress updates, motivational talks, practical advice, meal plans, and easy, tasty, recipes to keep you on track and help you reach your targets.

Experienced nutritionist Sorcha Molloy will explain how to rebalance the stress hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, which encourage fat storage. Dr Glenville’s specifically formulated ‘lose your belly’ supplements will also help burn fat, aid weight loss, balance blood sugar levels, help control appetite, and assist you to control stress.

The Lose Fat Around The Middle course will not only help change your shape, losing your fat around the middle will help lower your risk of cancer, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.

To learn more attend one of the free one hour information talks taking place on Monday September 11 at 7pm in the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry; Wednesday September 13 at 7pm in Maldron Hotel, Oranmore; and Thursday September 14 at 7pm in The Ardilaun hotel, Taylor's Hill. The 12 week course commences the following week, to book visit www.glenvillenutrition.ie or call 091 726344.

Are you ready to shift that stubborn fat around the middle?

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