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Health News Spot - Health warning! Clicking any item will take you to the full BBC news item which can be distracting!

Boris Johnson orders action to stop measles spread

A fall in uptake of the MMR vaccine means the UK has lost its measles-free status.

Edinburgh Fringe: Tourette's charity wants apology over award-winning joke

People with the condition are angered after Olaf Falafel's gag won an award following a public vote.

Eduard Pernkopf: The Nazi book of anatomy still used by surgeons

Eduard Pernkopf created an "atlas" of anatomy by dissecting the bodies of Nazi political prisoners.

The little-known spinal injury 'costing the NHS millions'

Cauda equina syndrome requires decompression surgery within hours to avoid catastrophic damage.

Click on Medical and Medical Research Charities on the Charity Choice website charity selector
Very good general health website from the NHS information about illnesses, diseases, finding your BMI, growing old gracefully, care of the elderly, over 50s health, children's health, mens' health, women's health, addictions and much more. Really important stuff. Give it a browse and you might live longer!
British Medical Acupuncture Society. Contains information about meetings and advice for patients and health professionals plus search facility to find acupuncturists in DY11 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Dr. China Wellness (Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, herbs)

108 Coventry St, Kidderminster DY10 2BH, UK – 01562 227280

Very very good I fell off a ladder and they helped me so Much to get back to work would recommend to everyone

Great to have cupping and chinese massage along with acupuncture. Dr Sun listens and helps. I trusted her and now feel so much better. 18 months of physiotherapy with no improvement - and only 4 weeks of treatment here and I am so very much better. Excellent!

Sue Marston

124 Stourport Rd, Kidderminster DY11 7BW, UK – 07968 295767

I suddenly and unexpectedly developed a skin condition on my lower legs, which at it's height of severeness showed very large patches of itching raw skin. At first I was afraid I had some sort of developing skin cancer and then after research we believed I had some fungal condition and after further consulting of Dr. Google believed that I had caught this from the swimming pool or the spin cycling machines at the Leisure Centre! I treated the skin with all sorts of various potions with limiting degrees of success. I consulted a past fellow student who is a homeopath and discussed the condition with her over the phone. I never visited her clinic, because of travel distance. She prescribed some homeopathy remedies, which initially seemed to clear it up and it had nearly all cleared when suddenly it returned. After further Dr. Google research, we concluded that maybe it was a different condition described as venous stasis dermatitis. This is where poor circulation causes the skin to become dry and itchy and develop some sort of eczema. Nasty stuff. Anyway, now nearly 12 months later I was still suffering and was getting quite depressed about it. All of a sudden I received a message in my head that said acupuncture! Note, that I never had acupuncture ever before but I did have intimate knowledge of the meridian system an ancient Chinese technology that has been practiced for millennia. I asked my wife did she know anyone and she reminded me that I had actually met Sue at a business networking event and she also attended my wife's women's only networking event not long ago. I thought I was just going for acupuncture but Sue's knowledge goes far and hits deep within. Her knowledge about the mind-body connection is vast, a field that is more and more being confirmed by neurologists and scientists with double-blind studies and experiments. I hadn't realised how out of balance I was until I started speaking with Sue and listening to what she was sharing with me. I knew instantly after the 1st session that it wasn't just about the skin condition, the skin was just a result of my thinking and historical stuck emotions. During 3 of the 6 sessions of acupuncture I received, I would that night or the next night have some incredible dreams which caused me to wake up sobbing. I could not stop the crying easily, there was so much old stuck emotions coming out. I wasn't surprised, at home we had 3 horrible years for many reasons and there was a lot of upset and stress in my family. I had held in a lot of emotion during those years and probably previous too. The acupuncture was able to go deep within me and unlock those stuck emotions and let them come out. As a consequence the patches of eczema are starting to clear up so significantly and much more then I had expected. I had also made peace with it, after Sue's advice and Sue also reminded me of Eckhart Tolle's book, The Power of Now and suggested I research a section on the 'pain body'. When I read this chapter in the book, my wife already had the book by the way, my body went warm and I couldn't read on any further. I've since gone back and read the chapter again and now have the book as an audio version as well. There's too much to mention here, but just want to end that I'm so thankful to Sue for her words, her treatment and her advice. This was far more than just acupuncture, this was therapy on so many levels and I will be eternally grateful for Sue's help and helping me remember the things I had started to ignore in my life to enhance my wellbeing. Thank you so much Sue!

A friend recommended going to Sue, best decision I made , has helped me physically and mentally change my life for the better, if I needed to I would go to her again for more treatment

Wyre Forest McTimoney Chiropractic & Wellbeing Centre

184 Franche Rd, Kidderminster DY11 5AD, UK – 01562 822102

Great place lots of services offered, chiropractors, sports massage, engery field healing, kinesiology to name a few. Friendly helpful staff too.

Great service and friendly people willing to listen.

Complementary Healthare Information Service UK with information about all sorts of alternative therapies from Acupuncture to Bowen technique to Reiki and Yoga.  Search for alternative health practitioners in Worcestershire.

Alternative Medicine

Akasha Holistic Therapies

53 Leswell St, Kidderminster DY10 1RR, UK – 07876 557746

Ayurveda

40 Cardinal Dr, Kidderminster DY10 4RY, UK – 07929 801856

Kinesiology

31 Whitegate Dr, Kidderminster DY11 6LG, UK – 01562 823686

Useful NHS site with information for every type of carer. It provides details of the services or benefits affecting carers, carers' workers and voluntary organisations and others. Find out if you will have to pay for your own long term care, research money and financial implications, the wellbeing of all carers, the needs of young carers. Search for carer services such as dementia care and respite breaks around Kidderminster or anywhere in the UK with the search facility.
This is a good NHS site for finding doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and urgent care in DY11 or anywhere in England. It also lists Dentists accepting NHS patients!

BBC Healthy Lifestyle Website - the importance of exercise, exercise for children, diet and finess plans.
This is the NHS website with information about all sorts of mental health issues including depression, breakdowns, phobias, self-harm, over-eating and more.
Search for mental health services in DY11 or anywhere in England.
Health A to Z, conditions and illnesses, symptom checker. Online discussions and communities, news and topical articles.
NHS site for England and Wales. Health A to Z of conditions and illnesses. Information about the NHS and its services and management. Search for NHS services in DY11 and Kidderminster.
Health companion for travellers - offers customized medical kits and advice on medication. Check the tablet and vaccination requirements and tips.
The NHS website with advice for healthy travelling - inoculations required for travel, inflight health. Lots of stuff that you did not Know you did not Know - some of it really important!
Useful travel health website from NHS with travel advice and search facility to find where to get a yellow fever innoculation around Kidderminster.
For many conditions and symptoms such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, Emotional recovery after breast cancer, redundancy, confidence & self esteem, anxiety and many more. Many on offer. Professional, caring and thoughtful company.

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