gardening injuries
Gardening Injuries

by Claire Short on April 20, 2023 in Acupuncture

Isn’t it true that the more you garden the more you discover it’s not the slow, ponderous activity non-gardeners think it is. The main problem with gardening is that you don’t realise until it’s too late just how much you’ve hurt yourself. • Leaning over weeds for half an hour and bending over the potting […]

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Hamstring strain
Muscle Strain

by Claire Short on April 20, 2023 in Uncategorized

Muscles get strained when they are over stretched. Sometimes the injury involves more than one muscle and can be so painful you feel you can’t move the joint. Strains might only hurt when the muscle is put on stretch, or when you lift something. The good news is that they normally heal quickly, but if […]

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Gua Sha

by Claire Short on March 10, 2021 in Uncategorized

Gua Sha involves scraping the skin with a special tool.  Sounds weird?  It’s actually really nice! The technique is used by Sharon, our acupuncturist, to increase blood flow to the area being stroked.  The technique comes from Japan and is normally used with massage oil. After the area is stroked the skin can look bruised, […]

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Feeling Fine

by Claire Short on March 10, 2021 in Uncategorized

We want you to leave the clinic feeling fine.  Actually, we’d like you to leave feeling Wow, but sometimes that takes longer.  Our first aim is that you feel fine. Why the distinction?  Well, we can’t always make the pain disappear in one session, but in order to make you feel ‘fine’ we will: give […]

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Exercises

by Claire Short on March 1, 2021 in Uncategorized

Have you been told to do exercises?  Do you do them?  Are we nuts to ask that question?! Some years ago Claire and Steven organised for an internationally famous osteopath to come to Knuston Hall to teach us that stretching doesn’t work!   I’m not going to go into the theory about why it doesn’t work, […]

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Cupping

by Claire Short on March 1, 2021 in Acupuncture

If you’ve not seen the photos of Gwyneth Paltrow and Michael Phelps with their cupping marks you need to see them.  They look like they’ve been kissed by an octopus! Sharon, our acupuncturist, uses this type of cupping, but she also uses a technique that focusses on the fascia of the area, which involves dragging […]

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