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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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Improve your Sleep with Acupuncture 😴

There is a reason that you may feel as if you are falling apart after being up all night long, – it’s because you are! Kind of literally!….Hormones that get you through your daily activities, namely Cortisol – make your body breakdown and use its resources to go hunting, foraging or nesting (or nowadays commute, work and function in the modern world). All our body’s maintenance and repair work is suppressed all day long so we can keep on going, it isn’t until we are asleep that these processes kick in to repair the damage. So by the time we reach bedtime we actually are disintegrating!

The Growth Hormone rules by night, nerve pathways that were closed by day now open up and the intense repair of inflammation commences. Did you know that if we were to be awake during this process it would actually feel painful?! The body’s nightly healing and restoration is vital for good health. 

The importance of good quality sleep is not underestimated in TCM. Sleep is seen as part of the natural rhythm of yin and yang in the body.

When we sleep, yin is the dominant force in the body. While during the day, when we are active, yang dominates. Insomnia is a sign of a disruption to one’s natural rhythm of yin and yang. Acupuncture helps restore good quality sleep to those with disrupted sleep patterns by addressing a huge host of sleep issues. 

The following are some all too common complaints that acupuncture sessions can help with to return good quality sleep to you:

-night sweats

-night terrors

-dream disturbed sleep

-needing to get up in the night to urinate (nocturia)

-restlessness (mind and/or body)

-worrying before bed

-inability to fall asleep quickly 

-difficulty ‘switching off’

-waking up in the night and unable to fall back to sleep

Please get in touch if you have an issue that is affecting your sleep and would like more information. 💤

Email Alexandra or call  0781 440 4249  

 You can also follow me on Instagram @alexandraacupuncture for healthcare tips.

 

 

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What is the difference between Massage and Shiatsu? Have you been wondering?

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I thought I would share this article to explain the difference between having a massage and receiving Shiatsu therapy.
With massage, you are mostly naked and in some cases oils are used. You may go in with a particular issue you wish treated out or you go merely to relax with the intention of switching off.
With massage, a few questions may be asked depending on the therapist and then the treatment begins. From experience, most therapists follow a routine that addresses the physical body alone which for some is what they seek.
Massage and Shiatsu have their place most definitely.
I’d like to share with you some of the differences between Shiatsu and Massage and share my passion for Shiatsu and its interesting history.

During a Shiatsu session, you are traditionally fully clothed. No oils are used and it’s used for particular physical symptoms your body is displaying and to tweak you energetically. Many of my clients come regularly as it boosts their focus in business, work and study.
Firstly I will state that it is a complementary therapy that has existed for over 3,000 years. I spent years when studying attuning my hands/feelings to hear what is happening within the body. Touch and intuition is very important with Shiatsu. One can eventually become so sensitive that you can pick up pain/tightness and even deep seated wounds in the fascia of the person you are working with.
I have received feedback such as “it feels like I have just had my whole body listened to” and “it’s like you are psychic and go straight to my pain without me saying a word”.
For this reason alone, receiving this level of listening can be a very deep and healing experience. Being heard is one of the most important experiences we can have in our lives and I would be honoured to share that experience with you.
An in-depth medical history is taken on the first consultation, which is firstly understood from a Western perspective and then treated from an Eastern viewpoint. Shiatsu like Acupuncture is based on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) or OM (Oriental Medicine).
Like Acupuncture, acupoints are used and meridians assisted to get a smooth flow of Chi or Ki (life force/energy). Acupuncturists use needles and Shiatsu therapists use touch via pressing with fingers, hands or knees and deep listening to the acupoint and body until the quality changes before moving along with the treatment.
I would say many may be sceptical at first but I have seen people’s minds change and open up to the wonders of Shiatsu, or it may really resonate and call you.
I am so proud and honoured to have shared so many clients journeys throughout my career.
Hopefully I have shared my passion for Shiatsu and you will feel inspired to share this beautiful journey with me.

Please feel free to contact me on Jan@chelseanaturalhealth.co.uk 

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

 

Jan Murphy (MRSS) (MTBCCP)

 

 

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Immunity wars

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The winter is finally finishing. It has been a cold one! Now is the time when we should boost our immune system. Low levels of vitamin D after the dark winter days do not help to fight the upcoming pollen surge. It would be good to start taking sun baths and vitamin D supplements these coming (rainy?!) weeks.

Stress is also our constant enemy. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol decrease our ability to keep our immune system in check. Here is where diet is key to balance the act. Decreasing sugar intake and upping your vegetable intake will help.

Sadly, sometimes we could miss the curve of balance and end up with an immune disease. Thyroid imbalances, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type 1 are examples of diseases that could self attack your body. It is a complex mechanism that needs to be understood at the root. It could all start from a vitamin deficiency, a heavy metal overload, a virus or genetic sensibilities. The contributing factors could be multiple.

A long term protocol to boost the immune system may bring balance in the over stimulated antibody machinery. Good sleep, enough sunshine, peaceful moments, a greener and ecofriendly diet will help an immune boosting protocol to be efficient.

For more information: https://www.chelseanaturalhealth.co.uk/portfolio/cecilia-linares

Call Cecilia:  07899711701

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