Moderate exercise ‘better for sperm’ than high intensity exercise

“‘Doing at least half an hour of exercise three times a week may boost men’s sperm count’,” BBC News reports. Researchers recruited 261 healthy married men who were randomly allocated to three different training programmes. A fourth group did no exercise as a control. The men’s sperm was then tested at various intervals for markers associated Read more about Moderate exercise ‘better for sperm’ than high intensity exercise[…]

What training and qualifications does a chiropractor need?

In order to register, a practitioner must hold a qualification recognised by the GCC. As aforementioned, General Chiropractic Council (GCC) regulates the chiropractic profession. Anyone who wants to practice as a chiropractor must register with this professional body. Furthermore, The Chiropractors Act 1994 provides statutory regulation for the profession. It also protects the title ‘chiropractor’ under Read more about What training and qualifications does a chiropractor need?[…]

Is chiropractic treatment effective?

Chiropractic therapy is a healthcare profession and not a single treatment. Practitioners aim to enhance the well-being and physical health of their patients using manual treatment and offering lifestyle advice. No medication is provided. There is however evidence to suggest chiropractic is effective for treating back pain. During the 1990s many clinical trials were undertaken. Results showed Read more about Is chiropractic treatment effective?[…]

What does chiropractic treatment involve?

Chiropractors engage with the framework of the muscles and bones that support the body (the musculoskeletal system). They use their understanding of this system to make certain adjustments to tissue and joints. This is to help treat health conditions that may be associated with spinal misalignments. Chiropractic treatment is available for people of all ages. Chiropractors Read more about What does chiropractic treatment involve?[…]

Bowen therapy

Bowen therapy, or the Bowen technique, is a non-invasive, complementary holistic therapy. It targets certain points on the body with gentle rolling movements to help it balance, repair and reset itself. Clients are believed to experience energy recovery, a reduction in pain and an improvement of function. Developed in the 1950s by Tom Bowen, this Read more about Bowen therapy[…]

Acupuncture

The term ‘acupuncture’ describes the stimulation of specific points of the body using a variety of techniques. The treatment typically involves fine needles being inserted into the skin to stimulate the nerves and muscles. Acupuncture is used to help treat a number of conditions, such as: headaches and migraines lower back pain osteoarthritis anxiety asthma Read more about Acupuncture[…]

What training qualifications and experience should therapists have?

What training qualifications and experience should therapists have?   In the UK there is no overall governing body to provide national standards for acupressure treatment. However, there are a number of professional bodies and associations in which professionals can choose to register with. Although there is no specific acupressure association, it is recognised under acupuncture Read more about What training qualifications and experience should therapists have?[…]

Types of Acupressure

Types of acupressure Here are some of the most common forms of acupressure massage used today, which are considered to be the most beneficial for a range of ailments and symptoms: Tui Na Chinese massage One of the most common acupressure treatments is the ancient Tui Na Chinese massage. It involves a range of full Read more about Types of Acupressure[…]