acne, Skin Health, Stress

Acne is more than skin deep

The burden of acne is more than skin deep. Strongly impacting on negative self-image and perceived stress, acne not only causes stress but is also made worse by stress. It is now well established that stress contributes to the development of acne but until this year there have been no studies looking at stress management… Continue reading Acne is more than skin deep

Chronic pain management, neuropathy, nutrition, pain psychology

Holistic Pain Management Podcast 2

This podcast is a follow up to Holistic Pain Management Part 1 and in it Andrew Whitfield-Cook and I discuss some of the treatment strategies that are employed as part of a holistic approach to chronic pain. Holistic Pain Management Part 2 From FxMedicine: "Chronic Pain affects around 15-20% of the population, with huge monetary… Continue reading Holistic Pain Management Podcast 2

IBS

Gut-to-Brain or Brain-to-Gut?

Gut-to-Brain or Brain-to-Gut axis – terms I hear frequently when supervising student clinic and indeed I use in discussion with my own clients. While there is a common understanding that the brain-gut pathways are bi-directional, recent research indicates it might be important to clarify the impact of this bidirectional pathway. Does the brain have a… Continue reading Gut-to-Brain or Brain-to-Gut?

Gratitude, pain psychology

Practicing Gratitude

Working with mindfulness practices both for clients, and myself, I have become increasingly aware of its 'sister' gratitude practice. Over April I participated in 'a month of gratitude', a concept run by a Positive Psychology program I follow. The reason I took up this month long practice was that while I conceptually understood gratitude, I… Continue reading Practicing Gratitude