Beyond the Basics Specialised Health Treatment Recommendations
We all know the standard route for health concerns that aren’t deemed urgent or an emergency: contact your GP and attend appointments when prompted. However, if you have a specific health concern, and want to be in control of your treatment, you may want to seek out some specialised health treatments in order to get on top of things.
Here are our specialised health treatment recommendations for common complaints…
We spend a lot of our lives on our feet – chances are they could do with a little TLC. Whilst corns, ingrowing toenails and other foot-related ailments may seem like relatively minor niggles in the grand scheme of things, you still deserve to be pain-free on your feet. A chiropodist will specialise in treating those foot conditions without judgement – they’ve seen it all before!
Whether you have oily, congested skin that results in painful and annoying breakouts, to scars, or even dry skin, your skin complaints can be assessed and treated by a dermatologist – they don’t have to get you down forever. Dermatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat a range of skin conditions, from the very serious to the cosmetic.
It can be hard to follow all the health advice around food, let alone tailor it to our own bodies and the lives we lead. This can be outsourced somewhat to a dietician, who can help you understand what you should be eating in order to live your healthiest life.
Using pressure points on your hands and feet, reflexology isn’t just about relaxation, although a foot massage from someone that knows what they’re doing is a big part of it. No, reflexology can also target certain health conditions, acting as a complementary medicine alongside the medical experts. Reflexology is said to be particularly effective for stress and anxiety.
Stress and tension within our bodies can have a serious negative effect on our health, raising the risk of high blood pressure, obesity, strokes, heart disease, as well as aches and pains in our muscles. Cranial osteopathy can help tackle that, using gentle pressure to release tension, particularly around the head.
A form of Chinese medicine that originated a whopping 2000 years ago, acupuncture still holds credibility and is backed by science today. Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles safely into various points of the body to stimulate nerves and relieve pain. From migraines and arthritis to fertility and anxiety, acupuncture is known to be effective on a range of conditions – whilst it isn’t a guaranteed fix, it’s a route to go down if you’re struggling to find a treatment that works.
A heated pool does the world of good for relieving pain, which is what hydrotherapy is all about. Being effectively weightless in the pool can relieve pressure and strain on joints, allowing them to be moved without the stress of bodyweight, and freeing them up to move better when you’re on dry land.
The amount and the quality of sleep that we’re able to get has a big impact on our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing. That’s why sleep studies exist, designed to study your sleeping habits and work to treat anything that’s keeping you up at night.