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June 8, 2017

The Gut Brain Axis

Angela Power Our gut has it’s own nervous system, called the Enteric Nervous System (ENS). The ENS communicates with our brain via the ‘gut-brain axis’. Gut-brain communication is two way; what goes on in the mind influences our digestion, and vice versa. The gut microbiota plays an important role in this communication. People with several […]

Cranial Osteopathy
May 24, 2017

The Mesentery – Part 2

The Mesentery  Working With The Biome  Angela Power Since discovering that the Mesentery is now an organ, in late 2016, we are beginning to more clearly understand what it does. Firstly the soft tissue of the Mesentery encases the intestines. It anchors these mobile tubes to points along the spine, mainly the lower Lumber Spine […]

May 20, 2017

The Mesentery

The Mesentery New Organ Classification, Longstanding Importance Angela Power   Breaking news at the beginning of this year announcing the ‘discovery of a new organ’, the Mesentery. This discovery is in-fact a new classification of some of the membranes within the abdomen. In recent years more information about the importance of these membranes has been […]

Cranial Osteopathy
April 22, 2017

Birth and Death

Birth and Death The Spectrum of Life – Through Massage Last week I attended the birth of a very special little girl as her mother’s doula. As soon as I entered the home I was welcomed by the familiar and gentle ambience of early labour.   I have experienced this very special atmosphere at many […]

Massage, Muscle and Mind, Natural health
November 7, 2016

Psoriasis, Common Triggers & How Acupuncture Can Help

Understanding Psoriasis, Common Triggers & How Acupuncture Can Help What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that usually involves periods when the symptoms are severe, responding to common triggers and periods when the symptoms are mild or disappear. Psoriasis occurs when skin cells are replaced more quickly than usual. The body produces […]

March 10, 2015

Pilates: The Core of it

Pilates : The Core And Training All the Elements Pilates and the core have received so much attention and new practitioners in the last decade; many people have found great relief from back pain and other ailments by starting to practice Pilates, and many use it as an adjunct to sporting performance. I’m all in […]

Core fitness, Core strength
February 12, 2015

Fluid Motion : Hydrotherapy in Oxford

Hydrotherapy and Aquatic Rehabilitation for Musculoskeletal Conditions Hydrotherapy is not so much new as an innovative way for rehabilitating musculoskeletal conditions and restoring pain free movement more quickly. Now, there is an exciting new project helping anyone in Oxfordshire to access this. ‘Musculoskeletal condition’ is a term which describes common bodily aches, pains and sprains […]

Aquatic Rehabilitation, Hydrotherapy
January 9, 2015

Meditation, Movement, Osteopathy

Through this coming year at COTG we will be exploring the changes, which come about with the seasons, and how this affects our wellbeing. As we move from Christmas and festive holidays, I always find myself feeling rather reflective, and the slowing down of winter does seem to drive one into contemplation and inner change. […]

Osteopathy, Pilates
November 13, 2014

Knee Arthritis

Knee Pain: An Osteopathic Perspective   ‘Knee Arthritis’   This is the second blog in knee pain series focusing on arthritis of the knee. ‘Arthritis’ is the usual title given to knee pain and stiffness for people over fifty, but exactly what this problematic ‘arthritis’ is, is often overlooked by many people!   ‘Arthritis’ is […]

Knees, Muscle and Mind