• Britons turn to natural remedies in the face of a pandemic

      Since the pandemic started, health concerns have come to the forefront of everyone’s mind globally. A survey conducted by the team at Holistic Room has revealed 67% of respondents turned to natural therapies to help boost their immune system this year. Clearly, what healthcare means to us has undergone a radical transformation as a result of Covid-19. With the increased use of natural therapies reported over the past few months and with a big shift in behaviour around health moving forward, we believe that the growth of complementary and alternative therapies will continue, potentially at a more rapid pace than before and find a firm place in a new…

  • Breathing for National Stress Awareness Day

    Breathing when you feel stressed might sound obvious, we breath all the time right!? But next time you feel stressed or anxious, pay attention to how you are breathing. Our breathing pattern changes when we are feeling stressed, it tends to be shorter and shallower and more from the upper chest rather than using the diaphragm to move air in and out of the lungs. This shallow breathing activates the sympathetic nervous system which is responsible for the body’s various reactions to stress. Practising conscious breathing exercises throughout the day can help provide not only immediate relief, but when practised long term, can make you less prone to and better…

  • What is Baby Reflex?

      Reflexology is not just for adults! Babies and toddlers can benefit from reflexology too. For younger children, it may help with issues concerning feeding and digestion, calming, sleeping or teething. It also offers a way for parents and grandparents to help babies and toddlers naturally by giving them the tools to do so. Susie Ray is a reflexologist who runs Baby Reflex workshops, so you can learn how to administer reflexology on your little ones at home. The workshops run for 4 weeks and cover feeding and digestion, sleeping and comforting and wellbeing. The last week is self care for mums or dads and to give time if anyone…

  • World Heart Day 2020

      Prevention is always better than needing treatment. Tips to help keep your heart healthy include: Maintain a healthy weight – Obesity can increase your risk for heart disease as it is linked to risk factors such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and diabetes. Controlling your weight can lower these risks. Control your blood pressure – High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. Lifestyle changes including diet and exercise can prevent or control high blood pressure. Control your cholesterol and triglyceride levels – High levels of cholesterol can clog your arteries and raise your risk of coronary artery disease and heart…

  • Practitioner Spotlight – Yani Wang – Traditional Chinese Medicine – London

    Yani has over 30 years’ clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine originating in China and in the UK since 2004. She specialises in pain management, men and women’s health and stress related conditions. Yani has a passion for using her knowledge and professional skills to ensure her clients receive the best possible care.   Therapies practiced Acupuncture Acupressure Cupping Therapy Moxibustion Reflexology Tui Na Herbal Medicine   For more information about Yani and the conditions she treats, visit her listing and contact her here.    

  • Nobody has time for meditation right now

      Many of us wish for more time, often 24 hours in a day is just not enough! Post COVID-19 has intensified this for many who now have to somehow fit home schooling into an already gruelling schedule. With everything going on, who has the time to meditate right? But what if a daily meditation practice can actually create the illusion of more time. Meditation helps to calm the racing thoughts of the never ending to do list and normal complexities of life. After meditation we tend to automatically be much more efficient for the rest of the day. When we are busy on the inside, we tend to be…

  • Who’s Sprouting for Health?

      Right now, we’re loving sprouting broccoli seeds because of their high Sulforaphane content. Sulforaphane is a natural plant compound found in many cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and kale. Paul Talalay, a researcher at John Hopkins, first realised Sulforaphane’s potential back in 1992. Since then, there have been over 1700 studies indicating the health benefits of Sulforaphane across a wide variety of diseases and concerns. It has been linked to health benefits, such as improved heart health and digestion. Sulforaphane may help with conditions such as cancer, diabetes and autism. It also has a detoxifying action and several studies have shown its ability to remove toxins including heavy…

  • Is holistic health and wellbeing right for you?

    An increasing number of people are embracing holistic health services now more than ever. The pandemic has highlighted the need to maintain good health, address certain health issues or generally work on boosting the immune system. Healthcare needs to move more towards a patient centred approach as opposed to the current symptom centred model that does not address the needs of the patient holistically. While conventional healthcare practices are essential for acute and in emergency situations, there are other options for long standing and chronic conditions. Here are some case studies which demonstrate how a holistic approach changed patients’ lives. Female, aged 32 – upper and lower gastrointestinal symptoms for…

  • Read about Linda’s inspirational story, from receiving a cancer diagnosis, to thriving to now helping others

    Linda Curtis, a Holistic Room practitioner talks about her journey from being diagnosed with cancer, healing and now using her knowledge and experience to help others who are going through their own cancer journeys.   What was your life like before you were diagnosed with Thyroid cancer? I was very emotional prior to being diagnosed and struggled for years with gut troubles and anxiety, not knowing that this very well could have been attributed to a ‘faulty thyroid’. I had always been a fairly healthy eater but always seemed to struggle with bloating as mentioned.   What was your emotional state like when you received the diagnosis? When I received the…

  • You Deserve Better is hosting a Monthly Free Online Healing Call with Sharon Lawson

      One of the most common thing my clients say to me is, “I’m so glad that I finally have someone I can talk to about this kinda stuff.” It’s not easy when we have an interest, curiosity, latent talents, a calling to make transformative change – but you don’t know anyone in your immediate circle of friends, family , community or colleagues who has the same interest, curiosity or calling. You can feel alone. You have a strong urge to follow your intuition, try a new path or ask new questions, but you don’t know anyone who has trodden the same path as you, you don’t have anyone who…