Fantastic First Day with CRY

We had a fantastic first day at the CRY screening in Winsford. We spent the day with an array of experts and specialists in cardiac treatment along with the amazing CRY representatives – we just couldn’t speak any higher of these guys!

The day itself was fully booked as is the second day which is just fantastic, proving the popularity of the amazing free service that CRY are offering to the general public.

Screening has proved to be essential in preventing sudden deaths in young people. Often just being aware of a condition is enough to manage it by making small changes to your lifestyle; something that you wouldn’t have done prior to a screening and therefore ultimately saving your life.

Along with Pixie Lott, Sir Steve Redgrave and John Barrowman, we are so proud to support CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). For more information on CRY and to find out when the next screening is near you, go to today!

CRY Comes to Winsford

This week, a fantastic charity that we have supported for a long time is coming to Winsford to deliver it’s free screening to the residents of Winsford and surrounding areas. ‘CRY’ (Cardiac Risk in the Young) are a fantastic organisation that supports young people that have been diagnosed with, sometimes life threatening, cardiac condition. CRY has been working towards reducing the amount of sudden cardiac deaths for almost 20 years. CRY holds many events throughout the year including its popular screenings that they deliver across the UK.

The screening process allows cardiologists to see the health of your hearts by attaching electrodes on your chest that are connected to an ECG machine (Electrocardiogram). This monitors the electrical activity of your heart that can be viewed in real time. As well as this test, Echocariogram is done to look at the structure of your heart. These tests are pain free and take around 20 minutes to complete.

So if you’re free over the next couple of days, make an appointment at today for a free screening!

Acupuncture for Headaches: Fact and Myth

Headaches can be debilitating and are one of the most common complaints in both general practice surgeries and neurology clinics. Headaches occur for many reasons, including tension, injury, withdrawal of medication, and vascular problems – and they account for many lost days of work.


It’s widely accepted that acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic headaches, but there are many myths surrounding this ancient practice that can put potential patients off. Time to separate the myths from the facts.


Myth: Acupuncture is Painful

It’s natural to assume any treatment involving sticking needles into you is going to be painful. But actually, this isn’t the case. Acupuncture needles are very fine and have a rounded point, unlike traditional needles. Individuals may feel a tiny prick when the needle is inserted, but many feel nothing at all.


Myth: Acupuncture can be Dangerous

In fact, it’s perfectly safe. Needles are individually packaged and sterilized, and licensed acupuncturists only use disposable needles, meaning there’s no risk of cross-infection.


Myth: Acupuncture May Conflict with More Mainstream Medical Treatments

On the contrary, acupuncture can complement other treatments perfectly, and many medical doctors recommend this course of treatment. It’s even recognised by the World Health Organisation as a valid treatment for a wide range of conditions.


Myth: Acupuncture Only Works if You Believe in It

A positive attitude towards any treatment always helps, but clinical studies have proven that acupuncture really does affect the body’s nervous and glandular systems, decreasing the inflammation that causes pain. And MRI scans show it causes our brains to release natural painkillers (endorphins), as well as feel-good chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine. Plus, it’s used to great effect on animals – and they have no pre-conceived ideas about it!


If you suffer from headaches and they’re getting you down, you can try this safe and proven treatment at many clinics around the country – what do you have to lose? Only your headache!