All posts by Rachel Hollingworth

The Use of Vaginal Estrogen Therapy in the Postmenopausal Woman Pt 2

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template So how does vaginal oestrogen work? Local application of vaginal oestrogen not only carries less risk than systemic HRT but it has many positive  effects! For example, studies show it improves the number of blood vessels around the urethra and bladder neck region. This, in turn, reduces the frequency and amplitude of bladder contractions, which reduces urinary urgency. No m...

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The Use of Vaginal Estrogen Therapy in the Postmenopausal Woman Pt 1

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template The Hormone Oestrogen... Pt 1 For women, oestrogen has a role in their bodies to regulate vasomotor control (responsible for blood pressure among other things), maintain bone mineral density as well as maintain health in the urogenital system (urinary and reproductive systems). When oestrogen levels deplete post-menopausally, symptoms such as hot flushes, insomnia and mood cha...

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Dry Needling Therapy

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template What is dry needling? Dry needling (DNT) is a treatment technique aimed at deactivating trigger points by inserting fine acupuncture needles into a muscle belly or musulo-tendinous junction in order to stimulate neurophysiological effects and healing. How is dry needling different from acupuncture?   Acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and needle insertion points correspond to the body's meridian lines. The aim...

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Bladder Leakage Treatment

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template Bladder Leakage Treatment Urinary incontinence is a common condition affecting 1 in 3 women after childbirth. There are several different types of incontinence as well as several different causes behind them. Let’s look into them in a bit more depth. Stress Incontinence  The most common type of leakage is stress incontinence (SI). Stress incontinence is leakage of urine with effort or exertion such as coughing, sneezing, bendi...

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Fibromyalgia

Insert TestimonialInsert Symbol or Content Template Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition, which causes widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. It most commonly affects young to middle-aged women and its presentation is varied, often fluctuating in its clinical course. What are the causes?  The cause is unknown but several theories suggest genetics may play a role as well as environmental triggers such as infection, psychological stress or physical trauma. ...

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