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Chelsea Natural Health Clinic

Chelsea Natural Health

is based almost opposite the Chelsea and Westminster hospital on the Fulham Road in Chelsea, we are home to a large collection of dedicated, experienced and talented practitioners (we aren't sure what the collective noun is for a group of practitioners, but please feel free to make suggestions). We have too many different therapies to list in this section, but to name a few how about Osteopathy, Cranial Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Sports Therapy, many different types of massage, Shiatsu, Reiki, Podiatry and Chiropody, Hypnotherapy, Counselling / Psychotherapy and Nutritional Therapy. A full list is available here.


We are open 7 days a week, from 9am - 8pm weekdays and 9am - 6pm at weekends. Please do browse the site but do feel free to call us on 0207 352 3087 if you have any questions. Our goal is to provide to the highest standards, a comprehensive portfolio of complementary, holistic and natural health care treatments to our clients in Fulham, Chelsea, London and the rest of the, well whole wide world.



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Distant Healing

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Jan Murphy (Shiatsu Therapist / Auricular & Facial Acupuncturist) is now offering distant healing to assist physical and emotional support.

These will be available beyond when she returns in July.

Sessions are offered on a sliding scale starting from £50.

Do contact Jan to arrange a time for your healing.

Contact details:

jan@chelseanaturalhealth.co.uk

07886 655705

www.chelseanaturalhealth.co.uk/portfolio/jan-murphy

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HOW TO MANAGE ANXIETY IN UNPREDICTABLE TIMES

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Many people suffer with anxiety and depression at different levels.  People with anxiety often project into the future, and think about the ‘what if’.  Depressed people often go back to the past and think about bad things that have happened to them before, and  therefore, they might expect bad things to happen again. 

Now with the Coronavirus lockdown getting more and more serious we are probably all having those thoughts, to an extent.  A slightest symptom in us, could cause us to fear the worst.  We are fearful of ourselves and others and the unseen predator.  Many of us will be fearful about our income, our businesses, our jobs and careers.  Most will worry about their health and their loved ones.

I would like to share a few thoughts and approaches I would take with clients to help people keep things in perspective.  As often the fear can diminish our inner power.  Hypnotherapy is extremely beneficial in helping people empower themselves and prevail through difficult times. It gives them a sense of calmness and confidence and self-belief.

The first thing to do is to take care of ourselves.  Eat good quality food regularly. Breakfast is important as it get our blood sugar level up and keeps us going for the day.  People who don’t eat are more prone to feel jittery, physically and mentally. Try not to put too many toxins and stimulants into your body i.e alcohol, nicotine and caffeine and sugar.  They upset the nervous system and can affect our digestive system.  Sleep is the foundation of good health and it is important to give yourself permission to sleep so that you can cope with the challenges of the day.

Try to banish fear.  It is very draining and all consuming.  Negative fear feeds on itself.  Give yourself positive suggestions that you are strong.  You are taking good care of yourself and the people who are important to you.  Think about your past successes, your strengths and capabilities.  We will all have to become more resourceful in the weeks ahead, and we need to tap into other skills and capacities.  Learn something new. Stimulate your intellect and creativity.  Do not let other people’s fear rub off on you.  Social media articles and other people’s fear mongering can exacerbate our own anxiety.

We tend to think that anxiety is an emotional and mental state, but it affects our bodies hugely.  Fear triggers adrenaline and cortisol which can make us feel so uneasy physically.  If you sense that fear is held in your body, try this following exercise:

Think about where the tension is held in your body.

Close your eyes and give the feeling a shape.  Think about the size of it, in relation to your body.

Give it a colour.   Is it hard or soft?    Is it rough or smooth?  Is it heavy or light?   Is it hot, cold or warm?

Notice how it makes your body feel and think about what would soothe that feeling

Warming sun?  Fresh pure air?  Soothing balm?  Your imagination will show you what is right for you.

Focus on how you are feeling.  Keep things in perspective.  Think about things you love to do. Where you love to be and how you function best.    Where do you feel happiest and safest?  Being with your family and friends?  Your pets?  In the garden or outdoors?  In your bedroom surrounded by things you love.  Create a sensory experience. Find a safe place.

From your safe place you can review your action plan.  Think about what you need to do to feel safe and to be able to prevail and survive. Take your thoughts away from yourself and think about others.

Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Live your life by your own code. Do not  compare your situation with others.

I hope you have found this helpful.  I have made a recording for people to find a safe place and boost their immune systems.

If you would like a copy of an audio file meditation called ‘BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM’ please click here

Sue Turner is a highly experienced clinical hypnotherapist.  She works at Chelsea Natural Health Clinic and also, has her own practice, Candela Hypnosis in Henley on Thames. You can call Sue on 07702 939 020 or email: Email Sue

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Postural advice and exercises for those working from home

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With many of us now having to work from home, I have already been asked to help many people suffering from neck, shoulder, mid-back and low back pain brought on by poor posture and lack of exercise. Here I hope to offer you some advice on what you can do to help prevent these types of pain.

Many people have now had to move away from decent set-ups with computer monitors, stand up desks and alike. Instead we are hunched over laptops at kitchen tables. Posture goes out the window and often people aren’t exercising as much, or moving away from their “desks” as often.

What postural things to watch out for?

This is a typical posture for someone working on a laptop at a kitchen table. We tend to rest our arms on the table and the more we concentrate on the task in hand, the more we point our chins at the computer screen. This draws us forwards, placing a lot of strain on the whole spine. Our necks bend back on themselves, we get a lot of tension between our shoulder blades, and we flex our low back, increasing pressure on the discs in our low back. Headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain and low back pain are all likely, but avoidable……

postural advice by Philip Waldman D.O. Registered Osteopath at Chelsea Natural Health

To correct this there are a couple of simple steps.

1 – Move you chair closer to the table so that your tummy is up against the front of the desk.

2 – Put your finger on your chin and gently push it horizontally backwards, allowing our head to pivot on the top of your neck and for your spine to straighten. Keep going until your back is fully supported by your chair.

3 – Once you’ve done this, push your chin down a couple of centimeters. Imagine you’ve got a piece of string attached to the back of your head and it is pulling up towards the ceiling. Once you’ve done this you should look more like this.

postural advice from Philip Waldman Registered Osteopath at Chelsea Natural Health

You’ll find your laptop is now 10cm or more closer to you, and that you are now much more supported, with less strain in your spine. Somethings, like chair and desk / table height you might not be able to control, but sitting like this makes a massive difference.

What else can you do?

Don’t stay put for too long. I have a 20:20:20:20 rules (which should really be 20:20:20:40) which can help a lot – but with the current lockdown you might have to interpret this liberally.

This helps your eye-sight and your body. Every 20 minutes, look at something 20 meters away for 20 seconds (for the eyes). Then get up and walk to that thing and back (20:20:20:40) – interpret this as best you can. It’s amazing how far you’ll end up walking if you do this, all counting towards your daily step count. 120m/hr. If you end up working a 10 hour day, you are going to walk over a kilometer just doing this.

Other exercises?

I’m going to give you one exercise here that you can do at home. More to follow over the coming days.

When doing this exercise the idea is that your low back and pelvis don’t move, and your head and neck stay still relative to your mid-back – so the bits that moves are your shoulder and mid-back.  To that end, sit in a chair that supports your low back but leaves your mid-back free.  If the back of your chair is too high then you can put a pillow or towel in the small of your low back.

  • keep your nose pointing at your wrists so that your head and neck stay in line with your mid-back.
  • keep your head above your pelvis so the movement is a pure twist, not a side-bending movement.
  • breath out as you twist, and breath in as you return to the middle.
  • 10 each way, twice daily.

So, I think that about covers it for today. I’ll be in touch over the next day or so with more help and advice. If you’d like to contact me please call 07973 286667 or Email Philip.

Best wishes

Philip

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