Health & Beauty

Advice from Dr Emma Chapman, Okehampton Medical Centre An allergy is a reaction the body has to a particular food or substance and they are very common, affecting more than one in four people in the UK at some point in their lives. Having an allergy more

6 Mar 2018 12:08 Health

This short introductory article about aromatherapy touches upon the ancient origins and history of aromatherapy, the complexity of essential oils, the art of aromatherapy, its spiritual and esoteric uses and the possible benefits of an aromatherapy t more

6 Mar 2018 11:54 Health

I came across a research trial recently and was delighted to see that it proved that there was a really good, completely risk-free way of easing the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee. This is the most common form of arthritis, which affects many peo more

5 Dec 2017 14:14 Health

The Dartmoor Skincare Company - inspired by nature Tara Leader has been working as a beauty therapist on Dartmoor since 2003. Three years ago she set up her own business, Tara’s Treatments, which has been fully booked for the last year. And now she more

5 Dec 2017 14:07 Health

As a mum of two, I know how difficult it can be to find the time, let alone the inclination, to exercise and enjoy the benefits that follow. We only have to listen to the media to hear how obesity in young people is on the rise and how sedentary ma more


We sat down to write something informative about how we treat our patients with a combination of physiotherapy and exercise-based rehabilitation. However we thought it would be much better, if one of our clients told you their story. This is Jenny’s more

Jane's Health Blog

Tavistock based Homeopathy expert Karen Leadbetter writes about how Homeopathy can help in key time s of change. Do you or does someone you know need help navigating a transition in life? Or addressing a health problem rooted in the stress from... more


The Okehampton Medical Centre’s quick guide to staying healthy this winter. 1) GET VACCINATED. Flu Vaccination Flu can be unpleasant but if you are otherwise healthy it can clear up on its own in a week or so. However flu can be more severe in... more



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It is well known that regular exercise, as well as improving health can reduce stress and anxiety. Research has shown that dancing and particularly Scottish Country Dancing is one of the best forms of activity for keeping the body mobile and the... more


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Arranging an appointment at your GP surgery can feel challenging! Dr Harriet Doyle explains how the system works and how to make the most from time spent with your GP. more


It is estimated that up to one third of GP consultations are regarding mental health. This will include anything from anxiety and depression, to major psychiatric illness, to loss of wellbeing. Well-being is a difficult state to define, and will... more


Whether it’s the Free-From range at your local supermarket or gluten-free cakes in your favourite café, gluten-free seems to be all the rage at the moment but is it a necessity or just the next ‘fad’ that’ll fizzle out? Firstly, what is g more


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