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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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Free 6 minute Guided Meditation to help you focus your day by Dr. Benjamin Martin

This is my gift to you… Take 6 minutes out and get focussed for the day ahead. If you have never meditated this is a quick and easy guided meditation to begin your practice. If you meditate regularly we hope you find this audio beneficial to your existing practice. If you enjoy this meditation I […]

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ValenSpine, Love Your Spine Promotion in aid of Marymount Hospice

Our Valenspine promotion runs Valentine’s Week. Is constant pain keeping your loved ones from leading a normal, happy life or from accomplishing simple everyday tasks? A €20 donation to Marymount will get them a free initial consultation with scans in our office. Between 12th and 15th February 2018 we invite you to have your spine […]

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Gratitude; how to start a gratitude journal – a simple habit worth forming

The power of gratitude. There are many habits we can incorporate into our daily lives that are personally fulfilling. One in particular I’d like to share with you is keeping a gratitude journal. I posted this video on gratitude to social media recently. Consider keeping a journal to write down what you are grateful for […]

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