Entries by Jenny McElvaney

How Tiny Are Acupuncture Needles?

Well, how tiny are Acupuncture Needles?….Very! The best way to describe it is like a thin wire.  Its solid, not hollow. Sometimes patients who receive injections at their doctors office, fear acupuncture needles are the same. They are much, much smaller. To put it in to perspective, about 30 acupuncture needles can fit into the […]

Medicinal Plants used as Herbal Medicine

Herbalism, or herbal medicine, is the use of plants for their medicinal purposes. Plants have long been the basis for medical treatments and such traditional medicine is still practiced widely today. Seasonal herbalism is at it’s best in the spring when many healthy “weedy” plants begin to grow. By knowing which plants are safe to […]

I Have Some Uplifting News To Share With You

Last week I received some very uplifting news.  I had a follow-up scan and was called back for my results. In October 2017, I was hit with the shock of being diagnosed with a recurrence of the same aggressive, and genetic BRCA1, breast cancer as I was diagnosed with 9.5 years prior.  I felt sick […]

Complementary Therapies to use with Cancer

Many people find complementary therapies very helpful in a number of ways. As a cancer patient they can make you feel: • More positive about yourself and yourself and your future of living with an illness. • Better able to cope with the physical side-effects of cancer and the distressing emotions cancer often brings. • […]

Superfood Herbs

These herbs are also superfoods, and are sooo beneficial when we’re a little under the weather, whether that be physically or mentally. Siberian Ginseng is a stress combatter! Ginseng is one of the oldest herbal remedies, used as an energising tonic for thousands of years. It’s a rejuvinating herb that works by nourishing the blood […]

Stay On Track, And Get Results

I finally feel I’m getting back to normal after the Christmas Break. Not one for dieting, or counting calories, I believe a nutritious diet should bring us satisfaction and enjoyment, aswell as feeding every cell in our body to keep us in good health. If you have started a New Years Resolution – its usually […]

The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D, otherwise known as the Sunshine Vitamin, is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is probably best known for the role it plays in supporting your immune system, and helping to build strong bones and teeth. But did you also know, that it can be an essential component of a cancer prevention? Keep reading to discover […]

How To Have Beautiful Skin and Slow The Signs Ageing

Saggy, dull and a tired complexion are all signs of ageing. Over time it can become less smooth and tight as it used to be and less resistant to the environment. But the good news is, its not that difficult to have beautiful skin! There are two factors responsible for ageing skin. Intrinsic – This […]