There is a safe but less effective treatment method we use called magnets. The magnets are made up of a group of metals called ferromagnetic metals.
Magnets have a similar effect to acupuncture but unfortunately the results are not as powerful because the current isn’t going through the skin and into blood.
What we feel and our pain threshold is individual to us. If we anticipate feeling a sensation our brain is tricking us into thinking it’s going to be heightened or lessened depending beyond our reaction to the sensation the previous time it was met. By creating an emotion before any action has been carried out gives us a preconceived perception of what is about to happen and therefore, we miss out on the present moment and the true sensation.
Magnets don’t produce as much of a sensation and allow time for the body and the mind to relax, sending us into a parasympathetic state, which is the bodies best place for healing.
If you want to try magnets as an alternate to acupuncture please just ask Sarah. While the therapeutic effects are much higher when using acupuncture there is so much more to the treatment than the acupuncture. Having the magnet therapy along with the rest of the treatment is going to do a much better job than not having the treatment at all.
A treatment with Active Balance involves Acupuncture/Magnets, Physical Therapy, Reiki, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Massage, Spine and Joint realignment, Visceral massage and when necessary Nutrition and Herbal Medicine.
Join our adventure in Health, happiness & freedom 23rd-25th August 2019 Inner Guidance Holistic Retreat Centre Lavenham, Suffolk
Secure your space, just £60. Full weekend price £260!
Price after 30th April, £290
Beautiful 16th Century Grade II Listed Tudor Building
Sitting atop a hill in 3.5 acres of garden
Highlights of the weekend:
9 hrs of workshops
Freshly picked food from the allotment in the garden
Hot tub Trainer swimming pool
Grass tennis courts
Labyrinth circle Fire pit
500 acre estate
Views across unspoiled countryside
Full Active Balance Treatments (for an additional but reduced fee)
Come on a journey with us & meet like-minded, friendly people.
Pay £60 to secure your space.
Full retreat cost only £260 until 30th April, then its £290!
Please arrrive at 4pm on Friday and leave by 4pm Sunday.
Friday: 4pm: Welcome drink & chocolate treat
5.15pm-6.30pm: Gi Gong Workshop
8.30pm-9.30pm: Restorative practice/meditation Saturday:
8-9.15am: Energising Workshop
11.30am: Labyrinth Walk
2pm: Use of facilities: Hot tub, hammock, Grass tennis courts, Trainer swimming pool, relaxation swing, tipi time out
3.30-4.45pm: Flexibility Workshop
9-10pm: Restorative workshop/meditation
Sunday: 8-9.15am Invigorating Workshop 10am: Breakfast 11am: Free time / use of the facilities (see 2pm on Saturday) 12.45pm-2pm: Reflective Workshop 2.15pm: Lunch 4pm: Leave Retreat Centre
Above is one of the eight bedrooms within the house that sleeps 16 people. There are 10 spaces left.
Pay your deposit and choose your bedroom. First come, first served. The Gandhi Room: 2 singles en suite beamed room with fireplace and sofa. The Churchill Room: 2 singles en suite with fireplace and armchair. Jack & Jill Room: share 1 bathroom amazing views over expansive countryside. Character Room: 2 singles beamed room with huge seating area. Shares bathroom with wobbly room. The Wobbly Room: 2 singles beamed room with sofa. Shares bathroom with Character room. The Rose room: 2 singles en suite and amazing views of rose bushes in the garden and expansive countryside.
The workshops energise, detoxify, strengthen and purify your mind, body and soul and will vary in style, difficulty and intention. They are not compulsory but are encouraged. If you would like to make yourself familiar with what to expect at the retreat please come along to Loudwater Farm, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HG on Tuesday @ 9.30am-10.30am for just £7.
A member said: “This class has truly touched my mind, body and soul. Sarah’s approach is soothing and inspirational so would recommend these classes to anyone” Helen Crooks
All the salads served at the retreat centre will be hand picked and home grown from the allotment within the grounds and lovingly prepared by our creatively talented chef. As it is a detox retreat all the food will be home made and will be free from refined sugar, processed meat and gluten. There will be a variety of teas available but no coffee available.
It is advised to stay away from refined sugar, processed food or coffee 2 weeks before the retreat to make your visit an easy experience. If you have a headache or feel nausea during the retreat please be aware this is because of the toxicity being removed from the blood stream. Drinking lots of lemon water will make it pass as quickly as possible.
Natural Medical Clinic treatments specialise in curing your physical pain and balancing your internal dysfunction. An 1hr 15 minute treatment involves acupuncture, acupressure, cranial sacral therapy, massage, remedial exercises, visceral massage, MET stretches and nutrition advise. 20% reduction on treatments, saving you £11! Retreat Treatment Price: £44 Standard Treatment Price £55 You save £11 for every treatment you have at the Retreat.
It’s been an eye-opening, educational, mind altering, fulfilling adventure.
Sure there are days when I think, what have I done? Why did I start this? How can I make this work?
Then I remember to shut the ego up,turn to the positive part of the brain and reflect on the 21 year old self that was willing to put in the work, and everything else that goes into making a self-established business.
Successfully running for three years, last year was an odd time of happiness and accomplishment but no desire or vision of where to go next.
Thank the fire and the future looks bright.
Natural Medical Clinic is here to stay and it is going to keep on striving to give people the most relaxing, energising, enlightening treatment.
Nothing can sum up a treatment with Natural Medical Clinic. It’s a feeling!
Pain is a stagnation and is different in each individual. If left untreated it will turn into inflammation.
Prostaglandins are a marker of inflammation in the body and are produced when we eat certain foods or when an area of the body is damaged.
The protective layer that the prostaglandins produce restricts the blood flow, sending a signal to the brain for the body to attempt to rectify the problem.
By using acupuncture we signal the white blood cells to start healing the body using its natural mechanisms.
The body is a complex system with ten trillion cells, a million nano-filtration units in the kidney and a brain that has adapted to cope with human civilisation.
As a natural medical practitioners we believe that with the right knowledge we can maintain and preserve the body. By sharing this education with our clients we help to bring the body back to its healthy state, before it started experiencing pain.
The tools that we use to restore the body and free it from it’s pain are: Acupuncture, acupressure, cranial sacral therapy, massage, visceral massage, nutrition advice, remedial exercises and where necessary herbal medicine.
The treatment duration is 75 minutes and costs £55.
A female client who is in her early 50s comes to clinic for acupuncture, physical therapy and massage with a stiff, dull ache in her lower back. Arthritis in both her knees and pain in her left buttock, which is made worse after walking.
As an acupuncturist and physical therapist, checking alarm points, performing muscle tests and observing the body gives an indication of the imbalances, and where the acupuncture should best be positioned to restore balance to the body, giving it relief from its pain.
Once the points have been selected for the acupuncture and the client feels no pain, we let the magic continue and the client is left to relax.
The acupuncture is removed upon re-entering the room where the client is and the physical therapy takes place, paying particular attention to the lower back, knees and left buttock.
Traditional techniques are used to help mobilise the spine, pelvis and feet. Deep tissue massage is given on the lower back, left buttock, both hamstrings and knees.
Balance is restored from the cranium (head) using a physical therapy technique called cranial sacral therapy that helps to move the fluid up and down the spine, relaxing the muscles in the entire body.
After care is given to ensure that the client feels relief from their symptoms when standing and walking around the room. Confirmation from the client that relief is felt means mission complete.
If we want to smash through our goals we must make sure we stay in tip top shape and have an abundance of energy.
Acupuncture, physical therapy, massage and all that goes with Natural Medical Clinic T/A Active Balance is fundamental to maintain your inner balance.
Self-treatment is strongly advised by Active Balance which involves, good diet, positive lifestyle, exercise and meditation.
If you’re wondering about the picture, well, instinctively animals don’t need to be reminded of any of the above, they do it naturally, however, we don’t. Which is why, as a health and fitness advocate, it’s time to encourage, motivate and inspire you to join us.Take the horse, he/she will stretch, run, walk, eat (natural food, of course) and lie whenever it feel it needs to.
We, the most dominate species, favour either our body or our mind and find it difficult to use both at the same time and it seems, find it even harder to jump from one to the other.
Become the master of your mind and body.
Join in with Qi Gong and start to take part in exercise that increases and transports energy.
Become suppler, gain strength and get better balance in your body and mind.
Start something that will fuel your fire. Find your passion with Qi Gong.
Every Tuesday 9.30am-10.30am, just £7
Loudwater Farm, Rickmansworth, WD3 4HG
Please arrive early to fill in a form.
Call or email for any further questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Y’know when you shout about something long enough you hope one day you might get an answer? Well, that’s what happened with this one.
Over two years of waiting and one magical moment, upon entering waitrose and heading up the pizza aisle, my wish had come true. Welcome to the commercial world, cauliflower pizza.
With some added wheat, but still, beggars can’t be choosers.
We had some rice left over in the fridge that needed eating. Adding it underneath the cheese was one of those unexpected surprises. Try it. Sinking your teeth through to the base gives the illusion of eating double of the amount of cheese. Oh hey heaven.
Friday evening in. Vegan Cauliflower pizza. It tastes so naughty but all the ingredients make it nice.
Handful of cooked rice
2 tbsp Passata
1/2 Yellow pepper
Koko vegan cheese
1tsp dried Basil
1tsp dried oregano
1 handful of rocket
Pop oven onto 180 degrees to warm up.
Boil the kettle and put your handful of rice into a saucepan. Cover the rice with the boiling water and leave to boil for around 15-20minutes.
Meanwhile take pizza crust out of the packaging and evenly spread passata over the base, leaving the edges free from any sauce.
Sprinkle your basil and oregano over the base.
Grate 1/2 packet of your koko cheese and set aside.
Chop your beetroot and yellow peppers into thin slices.
Remove your rice from the heat and strain.
Sprinkle the handful of rice over the pizza base. Then the cheese. Layer up the beetroot and add the yellow pepper.
Cook for 15 minutes or until the edges of the pizza have started to crisp.
Remove from the oven and garnish with a bit of rocket on top.
Drizzle over some olive oil and get yourself ready for some real good eating.