Tuesday, 19 December 2017


Your Chiropractor is still available during the Christmas period but the times have been altered to allow for the Jolly season!

Opening hours between: 23rd December - 2nd of January
Saturday 23rd Dec: 8.30am – 12pm
Sunday (Christmas Eve) 24th Dec: Closed
Monday (Christmas Day) 25th Dec: Closed
Tuesday (Boxing Day) 26th Dec: Closed
Wednesday 27th Dec: 10am -8pm
Thursday 28th Dec: 10am – 8pm
Friday 29th Dec: 10am -8pm
Saturday 30th Dec: Closed
Sunday (New year’s Eve) 31st Dec: Closed
Monday (New year’s Day)1st Jan: Closed

Tuesday 2nd Jan: Open as usual

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The AMI Clinic Christmas Voucher

The AMI Clinic will be offering vouchers for all your winter aches and pains, treat yourself or even your family and friends with our Christmas Voucher.
A different type of gift other than the latest gadget or in mode piece of clothing; instead of material wealth give the gift of physical Health.

Chiropractic consultation/report of findings and 1st treatment
£35 – save £10 off

Acupuncture consultation and 1st treatment
£35 – save £10 off

30 mins: £20 – save £5 off
45 mins: £30 – save £5 off
60mins: £40 – save £5 off

Voucher valid Until 31st of January 2018 - ask Vanessa for further details

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Feeling SAD 

Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, also known as winter depression is an affective, or mood disorder, a syndrome typically used to describe a recurrent, seasonal pattern of depressive episodes
Most SAD sufferers experience normal mental health throughout most of the year, but experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer.
Seasonal mood variations are believed to be related mostly to daylight, not temperature.
The etiology of SAD is not completely understood. A combination of physiologic, psychologic, genetic and environmental factors likely plays a role. Circadian phase delay, retinal subsensitivity to light, altered neurotransmitter release (e.g., serotonin, melatonin, dopamine), hypovitaminosis D and genetic variations in clock, monoamine and retinal photopigment genes have all been proposed mechanisms underlying the etiology of SAD.

What to do  

  • Get bright daylight exposure, ideally around solar noon, for at least a half-hour or more each day. This will “anchor” your circadian rhythm and make it less prone to drifting if you’re exposed to light later in the evening.
  • Then, in the evening, put on blue-blocking glasses and/or dim environmental lights and avoid the blue light wavelength (this includes LED light bulbs, TVs and most electronic gadgets.
  • When it’s time to go to sleep, make sure your bedroom is pitch black. I recommend installing blackout shades for this purpose or using a sleep mask. Also keep in mind that digital alarm clocks with blue light displays could have a detrimental effect, so if you have to have an LED clock, opt for one with a red display, and set it on its dimmest setting. You can also try a dawn-simulating clock that imitates a natural sunrise in the morning.
  • Consume high quality animal-based omega-3 fats – Your brain consists of about 60 percent fat; DHA specifically, so you need a constant input of essential omega-3 fats for your brain to work properly. The most beneficial source I know of is krill oil, which has been found to be 48 times more potent than fish oil.
  • Exercise – In addition to a large number of other health benefits, physical exercise is one of the most potent strategies you can employ to prevent and treat all kinds of depression. 
  • Abstain from sugar – Sugar (and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), has a very detrimental impact on your brain function