By Katika Funnell – Acupuncturist
The Facts :
• Various studies show that women experience constipation more than men.
• Rates as high as two thirds of women were said to experience constipation from a survey conducted by Gut Foundation on 1,300 women.
• 1 in 3 people are too embarrassed to discuss constipation with their friends or family.
• 1 in 5 people say constipation stops them from exercising or engaging in social activities.
• Research shows there are misconceptions about Constipation and the use of Laxatives to treat it.
Congee is a Chinese Style slow cooked soup that can include meat, vegetables and grains (traditionally rice). It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner, whether sick or well, but mainly in the colder months. Its perfect for this season- the slow cooking blends in its own flavours and makes the congee easy to digest.
Considered a variant of Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD occurs after an individual experiences or witnesses a life-threatening natural or man-made disaster such as an earthquake, tsunami or the violence of war. Other causative events may be major vehicle accidents or violent personal attacks such as physical or sexual assault.
By Linda Funnell-Milner, Hypnotherapist & NLP Practitioner
Most people overeat from time to time, until they become bloated and feel uncomfortable. This is typically an occasional thing though (Christmas, birthdays etc), so no long term harm is done. A binge eating disorder is different because the sufferer…
Try this moist banana cake to improve digestion and bowel function. So simple and easy to make. Tastes good and can also help people suffering from constipation.
Ammata is a Registered Psychologist with over 12 years as a Mental Health practitioner. Ammata’s professional experience also extends further, combined with over 17 years of nursing as a Registered Nurse specialising in Aged and Palliative Care. Ammata’s warmth counselling style complements her strengths-based approach to therapy. Passionate about her clinical work to respectfully help […]
Going through IVF treatment, Morning Sickness or Pelvic Pain? Have a Breech presentation or want to try and avoid a caesarian? So you’ve heard that other women are using Acupuncture during Pregnancy. Want to know more about it? Here’s some more information & research studies to help broaden your understanding of how we can help you.
Family Wellness Centre was established by a mother and daughter team of Linda Funnell-Milner and Katika Funnell in 2007. Katika had experienced severe tonsiliitis as a teenager and turned to complementary medicine when antibiotics didn’t work. She wanted to avoid surgery at all costs, so Katika tried Homeopathy and in a short period of […]
By Linda Funnell-Milner – Clinical Hypnotherapist
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist I often see people at this time of year who are anticipating the Christmas period with trepidation…. yes that is right, trepidation. They have weight and health goals that are just not consistent with all that food and alcohol.
Christmas is a time for family and friends and celebration. So here are a few tips based on the Mindfulness Eating technique I teach my clients for achieving all of their health goals.
1. It’s the holiday period – so enjoy the holiday. If you are relaxed around food and follow these easy suggestions you will stay in control