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Headaches, exaggerated curvature of the neck, tooth grinding, poor digestion, muscle locking, blocked sinuses and misaligned bite, not to mention pain and discomfort — it may surprise many to learn that all of these symptoms and more can arise from jaw disfunction.
Does the connection between good health and what you eat interest you? Have you ever considered studying for a career in nutritional therapy? You can find out more at The College of Naturopathic Medicine’s open day at the Salthill Hotel, Galway, on June 14 from 1.30pm to 6.30pm.
Natural medicine is becoming more and more popular as people seek to have greater control of their health. It is a patient- centred model of care whichpromotesself responsibility when it comes to our wellbeing. The public have become increasingly aware of the connection between wellness and nutrition and increasingly opt for a drug free approach or an integrative approach to prevent, stabilise, and reverse disease processes.
The issue of prolonged exposure to anxiety impacts on the mind and body in a variety of detrimental ways such as hypertension or raised blood pressure, inflammation of the arteries, heart attacks, as well as a host of psychological conditions. Over time it negatively depletes our life force, and our ability to take care of our mind and body, and leads to depression.
“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness”—Richard Carlson
If you are affected by stress, anxiety, depression, or chronic pain, mindfulness may offer the help you have been looking for. Esker Retreat House in Athenry will host a day-long mindfulness retreat on Sunday August 26. You will learn how to calm your busy mind and free yourself from discursive thoughts, mental chatter, stress and worries.
Acupuncture views pregnancy, childbirth, and postnatal recovery as a window of opportunity to enhance the woman’s wellbeing.
Pregnant women are currently being recruited into a new NUI Galway-led clinical trial which hopes to develop effective measures to prevent Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM).
NUI Galway second-year biomedical science students recently organised a public blood pressure screening clinic.
A simple new device that clips onto the finger tip can warn if your arteries are putting you at risk of heart disease. In Ireland sudden death claims up to 10,000 lives every year.