Category: Blog

Boosting Fertility with Acupuncture.

  Here at Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre our Acupuncturist, Maxine Smillie is a one of the founding members of the Zita West network for Reproductive Health as an Affiliated Acupuncturist.The Zita West organisation is the UK’s No 1 for preconception, planning, natural fertility, IVF, pregnancy and post-natal support. Built on the ground breaking work of midwife, fertility and pregnancy expert Zita West…

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

The key idea behind cognitive behavioural therapy is that: CBT is ‘present focused’. That means it works with thoughts and feelings in the here-and-now. A cognitive behavioural therapist will try to understand a situation by looking at separate parts:   Sometimes, through no fault of their own, people get ‘stuck’ in vicious cycles: the things they do to solve a…

Introducing Lawrence Benner!

We are please to announce that Dr Lawrence Benner has joined Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre offering Chiropractic treatment. Dr Lawrence Benner an American from Southern California received the Associate of Arts Degree by completing a pre-clinical two year university course at the College of the Redwoods that fulfilled the requirements for entry to a college of chiropractic, medicine, or dentistry.…

Hay Fever Help!

  When working well, our immune system protects us from the bacteria, viruses and toxins that enter our bodies. With hay fever though, something goes horribly amiss and it starts to over-react to harmless substances such as pollens, grasses, and animal dander. This allergic response results in a cluster of symptoms that make life miserable such as sneezing, stuffy or…

Tried to Stop Smoking Yourself?

  I  offer a tried and tested smoking cessation programme – The  Stop Smoking for Life Programme, – created by ISIS Hypnotherapy Training Centre in Brighton. With a 95% success rate, this programme combines Hypnotherapy, Coaching and Relaxation Techniques, providing you with all the tools and support for becoming a non smoker. This includes: 30 Minute Initial Consultation 1 Hour…

New to the Team! Phil Elliott

Phil Elliott joined Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre this October offering McTimoney chiropractic. He will initially be working on Wednesdays.   He and Rob Baker (already practicing McTimoney chiropractic at the centre) went through training together at the same time at The McTimoney College. “I decided to train as a chiropractor after seeing how much McTimoney chiropractic helped two close friends with chronic back and…

Abergavenny Cycling

  We’re getting really excited about the National Road Race Championship  in Abergavenny. Especially as we will have ideal view of the Road Race final laps from our Therapy Rooms! All the Sportsmen and women involved in the Races will be elite riders and a consequence of having great physical form is having great healing abilities. Even a broken collar…

Need things to change?

What is CBT? CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is a talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and physical health conditions in adults, young people and children. CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. In turn our actions can affect how we think…

Sleep (or lack of it!)

  Research revealed this week again tells us what we probably know already that a lack of sleep is bad for our health Prof Smith from the University of Surrey concluded from his study that “Clearly sleep is critical to rebuilding the body and maintaining a functional state, all kinds of damage appear to occur. If we can’t actually replenish and replace…

Rob Baker – McTimoney

Rob Baker has been working at Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre for over a year now. He is a popular practitioner with our clients as well as the therapists. The clients appreciate his skills in relieving pain and discomfort whereas we appreciate his cake buying skills! It was interesting to hear how Rob came to be a McTimoney Chiropractic Practitioner: ” In…