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Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 193

by Cherry Coad Aldridge(more info)

listed in product news, originally published in issue 193 - April 2012

Cetuem Myo-Gel Ice Pack

Cetuem Myo-gel ice pack is ideal for the relief of muscle aches and joint discomfort associated typically with minor backache, tendonitis muscle over-use, strains/stress and sports injuries.

Cetuem Myo-Gel Ice Pack

Cetuem Myo-gel ice pack can also help to relieve pain caused by Arthritis and Neuropathy. Simply apply to the sore spot. After 2-3 applications, maximum benefit will be felt. Cetuem Myo-gel ice pack is the pain reliever that works, which explains why it is used and recommended by professional health practitioners and organisations. Cetuem Myo-gel ice pack was tested in a recent clinical trial at the University of Hertfordshire by Professor Tim Watson and Regd. Osteopath Martin Lester. It was shown to be an effective coupling agent for use with ultrasound, adding to its pain relieving qualities.

What makes Cetuem Myo-Gel so unique?

It retains its consistency and does not have to be wiped off following treatment thus enhancing the healing mechanism of the gel. Cetuem Myo-Gel Ice Pack, when dispensed from a tub/tube affords the practitioner the opportunity to create a more thorough experience by massaging the affected area following treatment. This hands-on application also reinforces touch which has been shown to be very important in the healing cycle. Cetuem Myo-Gel Ice Pack contains natural camphor, menthol, spearmint oil, allantoin and pure aloe vera. It has a pleasant spearmint aroma which naturally evaporates cooling tissue that is swollen and inflamed. By this process the pain eases allowing tissues to move more easily.

How Cetuem Myo-Gel works:

With any sprain, strain or bruise there is some bleeding into the underlying tissues. This may cause swelling, pain and delay healing. Cetuem Myo-Gel Ice Pack treatment may be used in both the immediate treatment of soft tissue injuries and in later rehabilitation. The aim is to limit the body’s response to tissue injury. Cetuem Myo-Gel Ice Pack will:

  • Reduce bleeding into tissues.
  • Prevent or reduce swelling.
  • Reduce muscle spasm & pain.
  • Reduces pain by numbing the area.
  • Limits the effects of swelling.
  • These effects all help to prevent the area from becoming stiff by reducing excess tissue fluid that gathers as a result of injury and inflammation.
  • Can be used as a coupling gel with all leading ultra sound machines. Cetuem Myo Massage Oil 150ml bottles

Cetuem Myo-products produces two types of oil.

  1. Cetuem Myo-Massage oil contains a blend of oils including for deep tissue work.
  2. Cetuem Myo-Detox Oil which is also a blend of oils  more suitable for reducing swollen limbs and lymphatic drainage

Further Information

For further information or to purchase Myo-Gel please contact David Lintonbon at Cetuem on Tel: 0203 390 1784;



Healthy Living Space Foundation Courses -  Life education in the build environment

1, 2 and 6 Day Courses: Monday April 16th to Wednesday April 25th 2012

 Lecturer: Wolfgang Sievers -Building Biologist

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Our modern world and the build environment have presented us with increasing health and ecological hazards. The result is that Western diseases of civilization have multiplied over the past 100 years, ranging from cancers to debilitating sicknesses such as ME, MS, to a multiplicity of gut problems and allergies. Many of these can be traced to the modern build environment, our increasing exposure to electromagnetic radiation and the indiscriminate use of untested advanced technology including many hazardous chemicals.

Our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing depend to a large extent on our ability to bring about fundamental changes to combat these hazards. The aim of this course is to provide the knowledge and tools we need to take steps to ensure our homes and workplaces are safe and conducive to continued good health.

The 1, 2, and 6 day courses will analyze (to a greater or lesser extent) the damaging effects of electro-smog including alternating electric and magnetic fields, pulsed high frequency fields and geopathic stress. They will also address the issue of the build environment in a wider sense examining air quality and humidity along with the presence of moulds and toxins and construction materials.

Venue: Health Leads UK Ltd


1 day Course £140.00

2 day Course £280.00

6 day Course £840.00

Further Information

For further information regarding these courses, please contact Health Leads UK Ltd, Horeb Business Park, Horeb, Llandysul, SA44 4JG. Tel: 0845 345 8880 or 01559 364 711; 



Inner Change Self-Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is a very safe and effective personal development tool. It can help to reduce stress, boost self-confidence, improve sleep and change unwanted habits.

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Innerchange Personal Development Programmes offer a range of professional quality self-hypnosis audio CDs and self-hypnosis workshops.  The workshops are run by Kathy Stephenson, a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and the Course Leader of BA (Hons) in Education Studies with Psychology and Counselling. Kathy is an Advanced Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner and has many years of experience running a private therapy practice. She has developed the Innerchange range of high quality professional CDs and self-hypnosis workshops by drawing on her combined experience as an educationalist and successful therapist

Innerchange self-hypnosis CDs range has been developed using a combination of hypnotherapeutic suggestions, NLP techniques, and creative visualisation and soothing music to help to guide you into a state of complete mental and physical relaxation. Each CD is professionally recorded and lasts approximately 40 minutes with an accompanying booklet. There are ten titles in the range including Effective Stress Management, Inner Calm Inner Confidence,  Deep Relaxing Sleep and Health and Wellbeing. Innerchange is offering Positive Health PH Online readers a special discount on all CDs in the range available from the online shop  at a special discount of £5 off each CD with promo code SH250.

Innerchange Self-Hypnosis workshops currently run in the heart of the beautiful Peak District and also Manchester. Kathy developed and ran Sheffield Hallam University’s Certificate of Higher Education in Hypnotherapy for four years and has now transferred her hypnotherapy training skills into this high quality self-hypnosis weekend. You will learn through a combination of explanation, practice and demonstration. The workshop offers you the opportunity to receive training of a high professional standard to enable you to develop an understanding and practical application of the benefits of hypnotherapy. The weekend will be the start of an exciting, stimulating and personally rewarding journey. Transformation happens on an unconscious level and opens the way for new possibilities. You will learn practical skills for life that will enable you to make beneficial changes from within. Innerchange is offering Positive Health PH Online readers a special discount on the self-hypnosis workshops. Details and booking are available from the workshop page  at a special discount of £5O off with promo code SH500.

Further Information

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Claudia Louch, CEO  & Practitioner, Phyto Klinikum Ltd

Claudia Louch BSc Hons MCPP MSc MPharm MNutr PGCert MBasl  is a health scientist with a background in Advanced Dermatology Practice, Pharmacology, Allergology, Clinical Nutrition and Medicinal Plant Science.


Claudia Louch

Claudia studied Phytomedicine (Botanical Medicine) at one of the leading recognised universities in the country offering this specialisation, where she attained a Bachelor of Science, Honours Degree. An indispensable core to her studies was a rigorous, three-year clinical training program, at the University’s walk-in Polyclinic and the successful achievement in her final viva-exam, chaired by a UK qualified GP, in clinical diagnosis and natural plant treatments. She further developed her scientific studies through the attainment of a Masters from the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Kings College London. As a result she is one of a small group of medical professionals in the country enabled to diagnose, formulate and dispense botanical medicines to qualified patients.

At her clinic, her approach is disciplined and scientific, combining physical examination, investigation of life-style and eating habits, laboratory blood tests and other cutting edge diagnostic tools, all designed to ascertain, to the fullest possible extent, the underlying causes of illness & ailments, whilst following the fundamental principle, of treating the body, as a whole.

This enables Claudia to formulate treatments, both internal and external, to remedy a wide range of conditions, extending from nutritional or hormonal focused ailments, the most common of which is weight loss, to a wide range of skin ailments, such as acne, seborrhoeaic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, scars and age related skin deterioration. Any resulting diets and nutritional support programmes are customized specifically for the patient, as are a range of bespoke treatments in natural dermatology for chronic skin conditions and personalised skin care regimes.

Importantly, her background and understanding of pharmacology enables Claudia to advise patients of potential interactions between plant based and allopathic medicines to the benefit of the individual. She therefore effectively bridges the boundaries of natural and conventional medication.

The results from her clinic provide significant evidence as to the efficacy of her approach, standing as a health scientist and success as a contemporary practitioner in natural, plant based treatments; all of which are being increasingly sought by an ever increasing, and more knowledgeable population, desiring greater control of their health quality and improvement in wider life prospects.  

Further Information

Please contact  Claudia Louch at Phyto Klinkum: 10 Harley Street, London W1G 9PF.

Tel: 020 7467 1539;



The Really Healthy Company

The Really Healthy Company is a London-based health company that specializes in introducing leading-edge and research-based natural nutritional supplements into the UK and Europe.

Really Healthy Company

The Company started organically in 1995 - more from the directors' personal obsessions with natural health than as a business enterprise - introducing algae and other green foods into the UK retail markets. Since that time they have slowly and consciously built up their product line, choosing only products that they believe can make a real difference to customers' lives, and products manufactured to the highest standards and which contain specialist natural and nutritional ingredients. (Selling products just for the sake of profit has never been their goal, and this business was not incubated from a dry business plan, but rather from the burning desire to promote natural health and nutritional solutions, and from the help and encouragement of kind people along the way.)

Today, their product range is still relatively small, and they now have a large and loyal customer base, which includes many high-profile practitioners (including medical doctors), clinics and shops; their speciality products are available in some of the leading trade catalogues.

The cornerstone of The Really Healthy Company's growth over the years has been their personal and professional service, and their commitment to natural health education - helping to sponsor speakers and conferences. If they do not have the information or product that you are looking for, they are happy to direct you to where you might find it.

Further Information

If you have questions about our products, or any health / food supplement related matter, please contact The Really Healthy Company on Tel: 020 8480 1000;



ASCT - Active School of Complementary Therapy

ASCT is a family run school which started up 8 years ago, initially working with the local college delivering VCTC courses, then developing into a privately run school offering a variety of courses and workshops.

Active School of Cmplementary Medicine

ACST aims to make all their courses and workshop enjoyable with a friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere. Their principal Course is the ISRM/BTEC Sports and Remedial Massage Diploma (Level 5) which has been running for the past four years.  Also running alongside this is a Bridging Programme for practitioners already qualified to Level 3 or 4, to progress to Level 5.

ACST also offers CPD Workshop and Courses, giving the prospective and qualified massage therapist a high level of tutoring in a training environment where the emphasis is on self-development. Training courses and workshops emphasize the development of an holistic perspective. For those just starting out their aim is to train you to work safely and effectively with clients from all walks of life. ASCT courses aim to create a complete practitioner with good career potential.

ASCT tutors and visiting presenters are successful practitioners from various fields of Complementary Health, Fitness, Exercise, and Sport. They will attempt to teach our students to the same professional standard they employ. All have well-established practices of their own, and have worked at the highest level of human performance. They all have a great depth of practical knowledge in all aspects of their work and can offer extensive hands-on experience.

Further Information

For more information or to speak with the Principal directly, ACST will be at the Holistic Health show at the NEC on 13/14th May on Stand E12, or contact ACST on Tel: 01509 551513;



Arabic Alchemy and Spagyrics

7-14th July 2012 - in Spain

This is a unique one week course on Arabic Alchemy and Spagyrics as practised in Al Andalus from the 9th until the 15th century by the so called ‘hakims’ or wisemen..... doctors, philosophers and spiritual advisors to both Sultans and ordinary folk. The course is based on knowledge recently uncovered and translated from manuscripts written or translated in Al Andalus and guarded after the Reconquest in Philip the Second`s palace of El Escorial, itself constructed according to alchemical principals.


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The course will provide 20 hours of ‘classroom’ theory and practice and numerous activities and excursions. Yoga classes and treatments are also offered.

Accommodation is available as an option in self catering apartments (or equivalent) in the town of Alhaurin de la Torre, situated 10-15 minutes by car from the airport, Malaga city and the beaches of the Costa del Sol. Course tuition will take place in a typical Spanish villa where participants can enjoy the garden and swimming pool whilst attending classes.

Course Tutor

Lawrence Body is a qualified holistic therapist and naturopath, specializing in aromatic and medicinal plants with over 20 years of practical experience working in natural health and healing centres and spas, both in England and Spain. Lawrence leads regular courses on Alchemy (Spagyrics), Ayurveda, Bach Flowers, Massage, Aromatherapy, Business Awareness and is a master instructor of Integrated Energy Therapy.( ) His experience of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela led him to write a book entitled The Lotus that blossoms on the Camino - which studies the relationship between the chakras and the pilgrimage route. He is also an English teacher at Malaga University, co-ordinating study courses to  his home town, Plymouth and leading students to pass the Cambridge examinations. ( ).

Further Information

Please contact Lawrence Body of Spanglish tours on Tel: 0034696369040;



Sports Injuries: A Self-Help Guide

by Vivian Grisogono

Published by Lotus Publishing. 2012. Softback. £11.69. ISBN: 1905367287.

Sport Injuries: A Self-Help Guide second edition by Vivian Grisogono was published in February 2012 by Lotus Publishing. The first edition sold successfully globally for over 25 years, having been translated into several languages.


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The second edition is updated with a wealth of completely new material, including rewritten text for the modern sportsperson, anatomical colour illustrations and rehabilitation exercises. It gives a top-to-toe description of the most common injuries which can affect the body, alongside more unusual ones, with simple, safe advice on how to cope with each ailment.

Sports Injuries: A Self Help Guide includes clear and accurate diagrams of the body’s anatomy as well as 300 rehabilitation exercises covering every part of the body. The opening chapters explore injuries, fitness and health, diagnosis, rehabilitation and self-help. Separate chapters then cover injuries and rehabilitation for each part of the body, starting at the foot. The concluding chapter covers the final recovery phase, leading to full fitness, as well as an all important section on injury prevention.

Sports Injuries: A Self-Help Guide is uniquely comprehensive; perfect for anyone suffering from a physical injury, and for everyone involved in injury prevention, sport and health promotion. The book is an invaluable resource for keep-fit enthusiasts, sports participants, competitors, coaches, personal trainers, PE teachers, sports scientists, sports therapists, sports students, sporting organizations, and parents of sporting children. It is also an excellent reference tool for medical professionals and physical therapists dealing with sports and trauma.           

About the Author

Vivian Grisogono specializes in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries, and the promotion of fitness and good health. In practice for over 35 years, she has published nine books, written extensively on health and injuries in journals, magazines and newspapers, and done live and recorded broadcasts on radio and television. She set up the full-time sports injuries clinic at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London, has been British Olympic team physiotherapist, and was the first physiotherapist to be awarded an honorary lectureship to the London Hospital Sports Medicine Diploma Course for doctors. For further information, visit

Further Information

Available from Amazon and Lotus Publishing



Aromatherapy vs MRSA: Antimicrobial Essential Oils to Combat the Superbug

by  Maggie Tisserand

Published by The Clarity Press. 2011. Softback. £9.95. ISBN: 0956894100.

Aromatherapy is a household word and everyone knows that lavender oil is soothing and relaxing, however, not so well appreciated are the antimicrobial properties of essential oils.  Aromatherapy vs MRSA - by best-selling international writer Maggie Tisserand - details several anti-bacterial oils, all of which have been scientifically proven to kill or inhibit the growth of MRSA.  Included is recent research from the University of Brighton, demonstrating that in a laboratory setting, MRSA bacteria can be killed within two hours.


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The book has been researched over several years; Maggie’s ability to present complex material in a very accessible style will ensure that this book is understood and appreciated by a wide general audience.

  • Browse Part One to learn the history of MRSA;
  • Read Part Two to find out which essential oils can be used against the superbug;
  • Dip into Part Three for practical and simple to use information that could help you or your loved ones (including family pets) stay healthy. The section “Before Going Into Hospital” contains a wealth of advice that could minimize the chances of picking up an infection.

When it is now incumbent upon members of the public to be MRSA-free before being admitted to hospital for elective surgery or face having their surgery cancelled, Aromatherapy vs MRSA is essential reading.

Further Information

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  1. Andrew J. Cutler D.B.Th; MIRCH; MCMA said..

    The article naming Claudia Louch states that she is among a small group of medical professionals in the country enabled to diagnose, formulate and dispense botanical medicines to qualified patients.
    It may be worthy of note that ALL fully trained and qualified Registered Medical Herbalists are also among this group of medical professionals!
    I would advise those people interested in talking to one of our member practitioners to contact the International Register of Consultant Herbalists and Homeopaths (IRCH). We specialise in the training of traditional herbalists who are particularly qualified in both botanical science and pharmacology.
    Andrew J. Cutler, Registered Medical herbalist and member of the Complimentary Medical Association

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