Mind over Matter- A new way to age well

2018-09-22T14:03:39+00:00

David Robson reports in the New Scientist that our attitudes can have a major impact on how our bodies fare as we grow older. Overall people who view ageing positively live 7.5 years longer than those who associate it with fragility and senility. Becca Levy at the Yale School of Public Health studied the impact of [...]

Mind over Matter- A new way to age well 2018-09-22T14:03:39+00:00

Benefits of Alexander Technique for chronic lower back pain

2018-03-01T18:02:17+00:00

There is clinical research evidence published in the British Medical Journal to show that the Alexander Technique can help to reduce chronic lower back pain. In this study, people with chronic lower back pain who had 24 Alexander Technique lessons experienced on average only 3 days per month of pain compared to 21 days of [...]

Benefits of Alexander Technique for chronic lower back pain 2018-03-01T18:02:17+00:00

Benefits of Alexander Technique for chronic neck pain

2018-03-01T16:45:01+00:00

In a randomized, controlled clinical trial of people with chronic neck pain, results indicated that a course of 20 Alexander lessons led to a reduction in pain and incapacity compared to a control group receiving usual GP care. These benefits were maintained for a year after the lessons began, with participants taking Alexander lessons experiencing [...]

Benefits of Alexander Technique for chronic neck pain 2018-03-01T16:45:01+00:00

Alexander Technique lessons- an approach for the self-management of chronic pain

2018-03-01T16:45:15+00:00

A small exploratory study was undertaken to look at the impact of 6 Alexander Technique lessons over 6 weeks on people with chronic pain attending a hospital outpatients NHS pain clinic. The key benefit reported was that the Alexander Technique improved pain-awareness and self-management skills, enabling participants to adjust their behaviours to reduce symptom flare-ups. [...]

Alexander Technique lessons- an approach for the self-management of chronic pain 2018-03-01T16:45:15+00:00

Alexander Technique lessons- potential benefits for osteoarthritis pain reduction

2018-03-13T15:34:45+00:00

Results from a small study of 21 people with knee osteoarthritis indicated that 20 lessons in the Alexander Technique led to a reduction in pain and disability. Following the lessons, knee pain on average decreased by 56% with benefits being maintained at the 15 month follow up assessment. An interesting discovery was that pain and [...]

Alexander Technique lessons- potential benefits for osteoarthritis pain reduction 2018-03-13T15:34:45+00:00