Entries by Emma

Toxic Metal Testing: Does Hair Really Stand Up?

In today’s world, it is difficult to stay abreast of all (often conflicting) modern scientific developments, whilst at the same time retaining what has been tried and tested as valid and useful to apply within day to day healthcare practice. Hair Analysis, as a clinical assessment tool, has been fraught with contention since its establishment […]

Anxiety & Depression

EXAMPLE CASE STUDY: A 35 year old woman presented with ongoing depression for the last 5 years. She continuously experienced strong feelings of apathy and sadness, with a persistent belief that nothing good occurred in her life. She indicated that these feelings and her lack of energy inhibited her ability to improve her diet or […]

Wired but Tired

EXAMPLE CASE STUDY: A 35 year old woman presented with extreme tiredness and fatigue, alongside anxiety. She had noticed that she often felt “wired but tired” which was resulting in sleep onset issues as well.   Treatment The patient was prescribed 100mg of 5-HTP at rising and retiring.   Outcome The patient was reviewed after […]

Constant Back Pain

EXAMPLE CASE STUDY: A 48 year old man presented with persistent lower back pain. He had recently modified his sitting arrangements in his car and at work, however was still having to take OTC NSAIDS 3-5x per week. He considered the pain a major obstacle in his daily tasks and sleep.   Treatment The patient […]