April Newsletter

Vice Reversa

Hello and welcome to the April newsletter where we do the exclusive UK launch of a new brand, Vice Reversa, which also heralds a new era of an emerging category in all things bright and beautiful. That would be bright and beautiful skin. Additionally I tell you about the latest product from LixirSkin and my obsession with a new must-have (in my humble opinion) from Sarah Chapman.

And then we do health. Liposomals, Nootropics (again) and a stunning new supplement which helps turn off the pain signal. Aculief has more than a moment in the spotlight and this month we have some really powerful feature articles, so much so that I am going to leap onto The Podium with Victoria to write about abuse (because I can and because I will), but more of that later. Let’s do it: Read More…

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome devastates millions of lives each year. It is one of the many disorders listed under the general term ‘Repetitive Strain Injury’. Of all the known repetitive strain injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome is the most recognised and prevalent concern.

What are the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome often develops over a number of years with no noticeable symptoms but when these do appear, they include a burning or tingling sensation in the fingers, pain and numbness in the hand, an inability to grasp objects properly and a general weakness of the hands. There has been a noticeable rise over the last decade in the numbers of sufferers of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is theorised that for many this may be related to work or recreational activities, which require extensive use of the hands especially in static motions such as gripping and/or repetitive motions such as typing, clicking a computer mouse and gaming controllers.

The carpal tunnel is a passageway comprising nine flexible ligaments, the median nerve, arteries, blood and the lymphatic system, which all pass through in order to help function and movement of the fingers and the wrist. The carpal bones line the carpal tunnel on the backside of the wrist and all the ligaments, nerves and arteries all glide past one another with ease in the carpal tunnel of regular size. Read More…