Bowen Me - Myoskeletal and Bowen Therapy
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July 2013

Heel Problems??

Not surprisingly, heel pain can have a debilitating effect on our daily lives making it painful to walk. 

The most common cause of heel pain is something called plantar fasciitis. 


What is it?

The plantar fascia is a thick strip of tissue running from the heel of your foot to your toes and helps form the arch of your foot. You can feel it on the soles of your feet quite easily. If the fascia becomes inflammed you have what is then called plantar fasciitis. Literally meaning that there is inflammation (-itis) of the plantar fascia.

Are you a side sleeper?

side sleeper pillowI have been treating a lot of clients lately with neck related issues. I can't stress enough the importance of having a good pillow as well as the right pillow for the way you sleep. 

If you are a side sleeper, you may want to try a high u-shape pillow. This will stop your shoulder from curling and your neck from over stretching on one side.

There are a number of side sleeping pillows available, I recently bought this one and find that I sleep much

Remember if there are two things you want to spend good money on, they should be your mattress and your pillow.

Tight Neck Muscles?

Tight traps, levator scaps, pecs and scalenes can all cause neck and shoulder pain on their own, simply by feeling tight, stiff and developing trigger points. But an interesting thing can happen when these muscles are tight as a group, together; they can actually lead to impingement, as well as compressing the nerves going into the arms leading to numbness and tingling of the arms and hands.

You may also find you are overstretching the scalenes muscle when sleeping incorrectly(check you have the correct pillow).

Hemiplegic Migranes

Now do you know about Hemiplegic Migraines??? 
They totally mimic Strokes!!! 


Stroke has a new indicator! They say if you forward this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue:

During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .

Alkaline vs Acidic Foods

All diseases thrive in an ACIDIC Environment.

Did you know that most degenerative disease attributed to ageing, such as cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease, and other diseases such as allergy, kidney stones andgallstones have all been scientifically linked to mineral deficiencies that result in your body fluids becoming more acidic?

The foods we eat are digested and they break down into either an acid or an alkaline end-product in our tissues. This end-product is called the ash and is what remains in the body after the food has been broken down.
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