Healing Hay Fever – Case Study by Dr Vinita Pandey, practising homoeopath at Health Zone Clinic

hay-fever-treatment-and-remedy-health-zone-clinic-wimbledonSneezing bouts, runny or blocked nose, itching eyes, nose and throat, lachrymation and malaise. Many people suffer from these symptoms with the arrival of spring. These symptoms may lead to loss of sleep and reduced ability to concentrate.  Rather than enjoying the warm sun and the blooming flowers, many take refuge indoors for avoiding any potential triggers in the environment.  As science is progressing, mankind is suffering increasingly from exposure to substance as innocuous as pollen!

Health Zone Clinic has an in-house allergy specialist, Dr Vinita Pandey (PhD, LCHE, RSHom) who specializes in treating various types of allergies such as asthma, eczema, hay fever, urticaria, food allergies and food intolerance. She performed a clinical observational study of eight patients in the treatment of hay fever symptoms over a two-year period (2012 and 2013) using Measure Yourself Medical Outcome. Profile (MYMOP) self-evaluation questionnaires at baseline and again after two weeks and four weeks of homeopathic treatment.

Initial Osteopathy Offer – from James Birkett and Gabrielle Cousin, practising Osteopaths at Health Zone Clinic of Wimbledon.  

Initial Osteopathy Offer – from James Birkett and Gabrielle Cousin, practising Osteopaths at Health Zone Clinic of Wimbledon.  For more info call on 0208 944 1133 Ext: 26

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Ice vs Heat for Pain Relief by James Birkett – Practising Osteopath at the Health Zone Clinic in Wimbledon

ice vs heat for pain reliefWhen in pain, the first reaction of many of us will be to reach for a hot water bottle to provide relief, however often applying ice can be more beneficial. 

Applying heat can be useful when treating aches caused by chronically tightened and tired muscles as it increases the blood flow to the muscles, increasing the supply of nutrients and oxygen and getting them to relax. The problem with applying heat comes when the problem is not with the muscles, but with a deeper joint. 

If a joint becomes damaged or overworked, the body’s reaction is to increase blood flow to it in order to help start the healing process. This makes the area red, hot and swollen, a process which we refer to as inflammation.

 In order to protect the inflamed joint the body will tighten muscles which cross the joint, like a splint, so as to try and prevent movement which could further irritate the joint. 

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