The Acu-Nap

Katy Bradshaw acu-nap

As you’d expect an acu-nap is the nap you take during your acupuncture treatment.

Anyone who’s experienced this deeply restorative snooze will tell you that it’s deeply restorative. But why is it so special?

Well, there’s a lot going on in the world right now and it’s easy to feel at best helpless, and at worse completely overwhelmed by the news….

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Is modern life making me anxious?

is modern life making me anxious

The short answer is probably, yes – modern life could be making you anxious.

Anxiety is a totally NORMAL reaction to the stresses and pressures of modern life.

It’s hard out there. And getting more so….

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Living with chronic illness

Katy Bradshaw Acupuncture - living with chronic illness

In many of our minds when we think of chronic illness we think of the serious stuff – cancer, diabetes, heart disease. But what about all the little niggly stuff?

The little bits of pain you just put up with. The bodily functions that don’t quite function. The low mood that doesn’t stop you from getting stuff done but hangs around in the background.

When I ask: ‘how much pain have you been in this week?’ and you answer ‘oh just the normal amount’.
The normal amount? No pain is normal.

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Are acupuncture mats any good?

Are acupuncture mats any good?
Katy Bradshaw Acupuncture - acupuncture mat

You’ve probably seen these acupuncture mats online or perhaps you’ve even bought one and it’s currently lying under your bed gathering dust!

I’ve been asked by many of my patients if they’re worth buying, so I thought I’d share my experiences here so you can decide if it’s something that might be right for you….

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Is stress making me ill?

The short answer is yes – stress can make you ill.

It’s widely accepted that stress is a cause of disease and more than half of GP appointments have are now stress-related.

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You are what you eat

Katy Bradshaw Blog - you are what you eat

The old saying goes ‘you are what you eat’. But have you ever considered that you might also be how you eat and when you eat? And what should you be eating anyway?

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