Release your Inner Calm

Are you feeling the pressures of everyday life in the fast lane? There are plenty of ways to help yourself find the calm among the storm.

Lets look to one of the easiest things to use… YOUR BREATH!!
Controlled breathing is a great technique that can be used to help lower blood pressure, promote feelings of calmness and relaxation, helps anxiety and to de-stress.

Here are some different breathing techniques:

1. Equal Breathing
To start, Inhale for a count of four, then exhale for a count of four – all through your nose.
This is a great technique if your trying to get to sleep.

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2. Abdominal Breathing
Hold one hand on your chest and the other on your belly. Take a deep breath through the nose ensuring the diaphragm inflates. Count six to10 deep slow breathes per minute for 10 minutes.

3. Progressive Relaxation

To get rid of tension head to toe, close the eyes and focus on tensing and relaxing each muscle group for two or three seconds each. All while maintaining deep, slow breaths.

4. Guided Meditation and Visualisation

Go straight to your happy place using a guided recording from either a coach, teacher or podcast to enter total relaxation through visualisation.

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5. Skull Shining Breathe

Begin with a long, slow inhale followed by a quick powerful exhale generated from the lower belly. Do 10 of these every one to two seconds.

Trying these techniques can help get you to a nice and relaxing place amongst all the rush in normal life. To practice and use this at least once a day for a few minutes can help greatly in your everyday stressors.

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Finally its come into mainstream News

The Daily Telegraph has just recently written this article explaining that doctors are now being urged to advise against using paracetemol for mild fevers. We have been saying this for years, so we would love to share the fact that mainstream media has finally come out and said what we already knew.. Have Read below:

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Parents warned against giving paracetamol and ibuprofen for mild fever

Parents should not give children with a mild fever regular spoonfuls of paracetamol and ibuprofen, doctors advise today, as they warn that doing so could extend their illness or put their health at risk

A misplaced “fever phobia” in society means parents too frequently use both medicines to bring down even slight temperatures, say a group of American paediatricians, who warn that children can receive accidental overdoses as a result.

As many as half of parents are giving their children the wrong dosage, according to a study carried out by the doctors.

In new guidance, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises that a high temperature is often the body’s way of fighting an infection, and warns parents that to bring it down with drugs could actually lengthen a child’s illness.

Family doctors too readily advise parents to use the medicines, known collectively as “antipyretics”, according to the authors of the guidance.

GPs also often tell parents to give their children alternate doses of paracetamol and ibuprofen – known as combination therapy – believing the risk of side effects to be minimal.

In its official guidance, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) says the use of the drugs “should be considered in children with fever who appear distressed or unwell”.

“It should be emphasised that fever is not an illness but is, in fact, a physiological mechanism that has beneficial effects in fighting infection”

Although Nice says that both drugs should not “routinely” be given to children with a fever, it states that this approach “may be considered” if the child does not respond to being given just one of them.

Children’s paracetamol solutions such as Calpol and ibuprofen solutions such as Nurofen for Children are sold over the counter in chemists. Recommended dosage quantities vary by age.

There is a range of solutions for different age groups, meaning it is possible for parents with children of different ages to mix up which they are giving.

According to the British National Formulary, which GPs consult when prescribing or advising on medication, children should receive no more than four doses of the right amount of paracetamol in a 24-hour period, and no more than four doses of ibuprofen a day.

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In its guidance today, however, the American Academy of Pediatrics notes that both medications have potential side effects and says the risks should be taken seriously.

Doctors, the authors write, should begin “by helping parents understand that fever, in and of itself, is not known to endanger a generally healthy child”. “It should be emphasised that fever is not an illness but is, in fact, a physiological mechanism that has beneficial effects in fighting infection.”

Despite this, the academy says, many parents administer paracetamol or ibuprofen even though there is only a minimal fever, or none at all.

“Unfortunately, as many as half of all parents administer incorrect doses,” the authors say. A frequent error is giving children adult-sized doses, while children who are small for their age can also receive doses that are too high even if their parents follow the instructions correctly.

Paracetamol has been linked to asthma, while there have been reports of ibuprofen causing stomach ulcers and bleeding, and leading to kidney problems.

“Questions remain regarding the safety” of combination therapy, say the authors, led by Dr Janice Sullivan, of the University of Louisville Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit, and Dr Henry Farrar, of the University of Arkansas.

Dr Clare Gerada, the chairman of the Royal College of GPs, said: “In my experience of 20 years as a GP, parents are usually pretty careful.

“I think the most important thing to be worried about is keeping medicines out of the reach of children, because some taste quite nice.”

This was published by The Daily Telegraph last week.

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Is your spine in line Lane Cove?

This week and next Chiropractic Central will be holding complimentary spine and posture screenings in Lane Cove!

Is your spine in line

Tuesday 13th October: Form 5.30pm to 7pm, come down to Soulful Fitness for a spine and posture screening.

Monday 19th October: From 7.30pm – 8pm, Chiropractic Central will be at Vision Personal Training Lane Cove. Take advantage of our expertise and learn more about your spine.

regards,

Dr Sarah MacNeil

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Lane Cove Wellness Day

Chiropractic Central is pleased to be part of Soulful Fitness‘ upcoming Lane Cove Wellness Day on Saturday 22nd of August.

Chiropractic Central’s massage therapist Shona is filling in for me, and will be taking the table to the studio and doing 10 minute soft tissue assessments and mini massages!

Our naturopath Olivia will be discussing “Eating super foods for the ultimate energy” and  “Weight loss and carbohydrates- unlock the real truths.”

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Soulful Fitness Wellness Day Back

So get down to Soulful Fitness’ Wellness Day, grab a massage, listen to some inspirational speakers and jump into a yoga, pilates or spin class. It promises to be a great day!

regards,

Dr Sarah MacNeil

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