Heading footballs may cause short-term brain changes

“Heading a football can significantly affect a player’s brain function and memory for 24 hours, a study has found,” BBC News reports. The news is based on a small experimental study involving 19 amateur footballers. The players were asked to head a football 20 times. Memory tests and sensitive tests of their brain-muscle pathways were completed Read more about Heading footballs may cause short-term brain changes[…]

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?[…]

Acupressure

Acupressure is a type of treatment that sends signals to the body to promote self-healing and wellness and is also used to treat illness and pain. The technique is commonly known as ‘acupuncture without needles’ as it’s guided by the same holistic principles. An imbalance of the body’s energy, or ‘qi’, is thought to be Read more about Acupressure[…]

Bromelain

Background Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in the pineapple plant. Pineapple is native to the Americas but is now grown throughout the world in tropical and subtropical regions. Historically, natives of Central and South America used pineapple for a variety of ailments, such as digestive disorders. Currently, bromelain is used as a dietary supplement Read more about Bromelain[…]