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5 Top Tips for a Stress-Free, Happy Christmas

1. Keep it Simple To avoid stress, headaches and neck or back pain, ensure that your expectations of Christmas are realistic. Resist the notion of perfection: there is no such thing as a perfect Christmas, despite what the “family around the fireside” adverts imply. Opt instead for a relaxed atmosphere in which everyone shares tasks […]

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Stretch – 3 Stretches that counteract the sitting pose

The power of a simple stretch. Most of us sit in flexion all day hunched over a computer screen, slouched in our car or on the couch. When you sit at a computer for extended periods of time the pectoral muscles get tight and pull your head forward. Head forward postures can be the cause […]

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Stressed and Anxious – Two Things our Children Shouldn’t Be

Studies show that today’s children experience more stress and anxiety than institutionalised psychiatric patients had in the 1950s. You have to wonder what has gone wrong with this world when children are as stressed as adults? Chiropractic helps people of all ages with stress-related conditions because of the adjustment’s influence on the cerebellum (part of […]

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Digestive Issues – how spinal adjustments can improve your gut health

A healthy digestive system begins with the spine…. Did you know that chiropractic spinal adjustments improve digestive function by reducing interference from the central nervous system. Digestion often slows or becomes imbalanced when a spinal vertebra changes position or suffers from a lack of movement. The vertebral shifting, called a subluxation, produces stress in the […]

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Pollen and other Allergens – What are The Best Forms of Defence?

Defense Against Pollen & Other Allergens Approximately 40% of the world’s population suffers from at least one allergic condition. The 5 most common allergens include: pollen, grass, dust, mold, and weeds. Unfortunately allergy medications come with a significant number of side effects which include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, moodiness (in some children), trouble urinating, blurred […]

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Exams and stress reduction – avoiding back and neck pain while studying

Exams, be it Leaving Cert, Junior Cert or University Level, are understandably stressful times for students. By planning ahead students can avoid getting too stressed out on the run-up to exams. 1) Know the exam timetable/schedule Make a revision timetable – include exam times, revision breaks, meal times and exercise periods. (Pin a copy where […]

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Poor posture attacks the body – here’s how to optimise your health

There is an assumption the consequences of poor posture manifest in back pain or cosmetic issues like a slumped appearance. Scientific research proves musculoskeletal damage results in far more damaging consequences. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine followed more than 4,000 men for over 20 years. The results had shown the men […]

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5 Simple Strategies to Prevent or Minimise the Effects of Text Neck

How to Minimise the Effects of Text Neck A recent study showed that almost 80% of the population between the ages 18 and 44 claim they carry their cell phones for over 90% of their waking day. The stress of constantly looking down at a phone leads to a host of problems stemming from what […]

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Antidepressants and anxiety pill use in a stress filled routine – what is the answer?

One of the most troubling outcomes of stress materialises in the number of adults under the influence of antidepressants and mind-altering anti-psychotic medications. As many as 500,000 people take antidepressants or anti-anxiety pills in Ireland. A young generation of children bears witness to adults and parents needing dangerous pharmaceutical drugs to cope with daily pressures. […]

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Opioids now a public health emergency – shining a light on the dangers of opioid use

The opioid crisis continues to escalate as a global problem impacting countries all across the globe. Research indicates that a new opioid-addicted infant comes into this world every 25 minutes.  In fact the European Drug Report 2017, using 2015 Irish data shows that: Ireland continues to have one of the highest drug mortality rates, with […]

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