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Gratitude

what are you grateful for?

21st September is World Gratitude Day. Gratitude is an emotion similar to appreciation. Research has found neurological reasons why so many people can benefit from this general practice of expressing thanks for our lives, even in times of challenge and change. The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word ‘gratia’, which means grace, graciousness, …

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A Clinic Update

We would like to update you on the changes that are happening at Shefford Osteopathic Clinic as a result of the lifting of lockdown from the 19th July. As you know, we have been able to operate during the lockdowns with strict procedures in place ensuring your health and safety. For the healthcare sector, none …

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The Power of Relaxation

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I think we can all agree that the past 18 months have been stressful. Whilst we can go back to work, see friends, socialise, even hug people, do not underestimate the stress that still exists.  Whilst a small amount of stress is necessary long periods of stress, or chronic stress, is harmful. It affects us …

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M.E. and Me

“In 1993 I was at work with a heavy cold, aching joints and headaches. I had felt like this before, so it was nothing different. On the Thursday I blacked out in work and was told by the GP, I had a virus and to rest. We were busy that weekend and so I went …

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Dying Matters

Dying Matters Awareness Week is 10 – 16 May 2021. I don’t know about you, but with the pandemic and all that has entailed, looking at death, making sure that we have a good death, is really important. Dying Matters Awareness Week is a chance for individuals and organisations to open up the conversation around …

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Rest: More Than Just Sleeping

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Did you know that rest and sleep are not the same things?  Many of us try to fix our ongoing lack of energy by getting more sleep, but even if we do this, we can still feel exhausted. Rest is underused, chemical-free and safe.  Everything we do requires energy, and most of what we do …

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The Power of Sleep

“As part of my continuing professional development this year, I have read the international bestseller “Why We Sleep” by Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology,” says Ann-Christin, one of our Registered Osteopaths. “Despite thoroughly enjoying this book, I often found myself nodding off reading it. It was as though my brain took the …

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Osteoarthritis: How Does Osteopathy Help?

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I love when a patient comes in with osteoarthritis and thinks it’s just “something I’ll have to live with”, because it’s so nice to start an appointment with good news! Osteoarthritis is not something you just have to grit your teeth through until you can get the joint replaced. What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is …

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Understanding and Celebrating Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday falls on 14 March this year. Do you celebrate this day? If so, how? The date of Mothering Sunday changes every year, as it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent, which is also three weeks before Easter Sunday. Originating in the 16th Century it was a day to honour and give …

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How Stopping Smoking Helps Your Health

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. National No Smoking Day (10 March) is an awareness campaign that: encourages smokers to quit using cigarettes raises awareness of the health risk of smoking celebrate those who have kicked the habit in the past Research has found that smoking …

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