Pain Relief

The link between breathing and brain power

How breathing can cause backache… …and affect your concentration, memory and mood Why you’re probably breathing the wrong way – and how to fix it with 2 exercises One night, I forgot how to breathe. I was about eight or nine years old, lying in bed. For some reason I couldn’t sleep and my brain was racing. Suddenly, I became very aware of my chest going up and down, up and down. It felt as if I was controlling the…
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This is a tricky one, so much conflicting evidence

Why aspirin is not just for pain, and why so many people take it  Interesting links between aspirin and lower risk of bowel cancer  Could this popular drug ruin your eyesight? About a year ago I wrote to you about aspirin. You might not remember that letter – especially considering all the chaos and misery that’s happened since then! So to quickly recap… Aspirin was developed in the late 19th century but it was only in the 1970s that we…
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Could this really wash away asthma and back pain?

Why good health has a wet history Discover how water can help an asthma sufferer The 19th Century monk who had a major influence on modern medicine Last week I wrote about the possibility that cold water swimming could help prevent dementia. If you missed it click here. I was pleased with your responses. Many of you wrote in to tell me of other ways that this kind of water therapy can help with a range of problems. Using water…
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A Garden Weed That Works Wonders For A Bad Headache

No more days like these, thank you! The fever that’s good for headaches Discover these handy tips to a clearer head Yesterday started out badly… and got worse as the day progressed. I had been woken at 3.00 by the dog barking at a fox in the garden (not sure whether it was the fox or the outside light tripping on that caused the annoyance). Then when I dozed back off, the smoke alarm on the landing started beeping as…
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This strange health practice has now got science backing it

Maybe this isn’t health advice many doctors go for… …but discover what the scientists now say Could Cleopatra have been an early adopter of a new medical breakthrough In The Good Life Letter, I often like to take a stroll off the beaten track of conventional thought. I mean, if you wanted me to advise 8 glasses of water and bed rest for every ailment, you could just pick up the health pages of your daily tabloid, couldn’t you? There’d…
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Have we got medicine totally wrong?

Why it’s wrong to expect this from your GP The problem with the quick fix attitude of Western medicine Alternatives to asthma drugs and pain killers Yesterday, I was standing in a socially distanced Post Office queue. My mask was on… the smell of hand sanitiser in the air… the essence of 2020! Ahead of me in the queue was a middle-aged couple. Of course, I was eavesdropping like I always do! The woman was telling the man about her…
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