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Solar HealthComplementary Healthcare in the Sevenoaks area

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am - 5.00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10 am - 7.00 pm
Friday 10 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday 10 am - 2.00 pm

At Solar Health Clinic, the client is treated as a whole person, not just a set of symptoms, and all possible explanations are explored. Our aim is to educate and empower clients to be more pro-active in taking responsibility for their journey to better health.

Although conventional testing (such as blood tests, x-rays and scans) may be helpful, especially in more acute problems, it often provides limited information when looking at the broader perspective of the whole body and all the different levels that exist to access information, which can be very relevant for helping with chronic diseases.

Despite what you may hear or read in the press, our health is deteriorating year by year. The rates of all degenerative diseases are increasing - we have more asthma, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, depression, arthritis, allergies, digestive disorders and obesity than ever before in history. Our children are fatter and more hyperactive than ever before.

At the same time, more and more money is spent each year on "health care". We have more doctors and more drugs than ever before, but it's not working - if the medical profession and drugs could give us better health, we'd already be a very healthy nation. That is why the field of complementary healthcare is growing so fast and why people are starting to take responsibility for their own health.

Analytical Hypnotherapy

What is Analytical Hypnotherapy?  

Our character and personality are shaped by our past experiences.   How we behave in the present often has its roots in the past.   Sometimes we would like to change certain aspects of our behaviour but we just can’t seem to do it.

If there is an unexplained symptom or pattern of behaviour that we just cannot control, there could be a hidden reason for that problem locked away somewhere in our mind and this can be responsible for the way we now feel and behave.

If a person experiences some kind of emotional trauma, the human mind can, in certain circumstances, take evasive action by taking the memory of that unacceptable experience and locking it away in our deeper subconscious region.   The mind is trying to ‘blot out’ the experience for us and this phenomenon usually, but not always, happens in childhood.  However, although the trauma has been hidden away in the subconscious, it still has the power to affect us on a conscious level, sometimes causing unexplained symptoms and emotions.

 Because our conscious mind is unaware, or not fully aware, of the real cause of our distress, we cannot overcome it.   Therefore, it may be necessary to uncover those repressed memories, and come to terms with them, before our symptoms can be effectively dealt with.

Used to give an insight into the subconscious triggers which can cause many unexplained symptoms,  Analytical Hypnotherapy is a psychotherapeutic technique which seeks to find the root causes of a problem, enabling unconscious change in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours and feelings.  This releases emotional and psychological issues and enables us able to live more fully.

What problems can be addressed with hypnotherapy?

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Childhood abuse and neglect
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Behavioural problems
  • Fears and phobias
  • Low self esteem
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Grief issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stop smoking
  • Weight management
  • Bed-wetting

Clinical Nutrition

Nutritional therapy is a system of healing based on the belief that food, as nature intended, provides the medicine we need to obtain and maintain a state of health. Although some health problems require specific medication, many conditions can be relieved effectively with nutritional therapy. These include disorders ranging from irritable bowel syndrome, coeliacs disease, chronic fatigue, energy loss, candidiasis, insomnia and depression, to backache, skin complaints, asthma, PMS, panic attacks and headaches.

Nutritional therapy will also benefit you if you have no specific illness, but want to maintain a state of optimum health. It is safe for babies and children as well as adults, and the change of eating patterns that is typically prescribed usually has far fewer side-effects than synthetic medicines, and doesn’t include cutting out whole food groups, unless this has already been agreed with your medical practitioner.

We may well be 'what we eat' but we are definitely 'what we absorb' and poor absorption of nutrients from the diet is the cause of many health problems.  Generally, if the gastro-intestinal tract is in a healthy condition our bodies thrive, and vice versa.

Nutritional therapy is a holistic discipline to help people of all ages to stay at their personal peak of energy and vitality. Today, new insights of food scientists play a significant role in the practice of nutritional therapy as preventative medicine.

Live Blood Analysis

Blood Cells

Your blood is your life force and every cell of your body depends on nutrients and oxygen from the blood. Most people do not know what condition their blood is in because they do not have the opportunity to look at it. With Live Blood Microscopy you are able look at your own blood at a cellular level under a powerful microscope connected to a camera and displayed on a screen.

Live Blood Microscopy, also known as darkfield microscopy, is a term used for the viewing of live blood under a microscope. A sample of capillary blood is taken via a finger prick and both practitioner and client can view the red and white blood cells, platelets and micro-organisms present in the blood whilst still alive and moving. The blood is not stained or treated in any way. Live Blood Microscopy provides information about your health that is not available via the usual pathology blood test.

Live Blood Microscopy, amongst many benefits, also allows the practitioner to assess the health and vitality of the immune system based on the type, health of cells, and number of white and red blood cells. When examining blood under a microscope the inter-relationship of body systems contributing to the condition of blood and health of a patient becomes evident.  The condition and quality of your blood cells may have a direct impact on your health.

The cleanliness of the blood plasma, the liquid in which the blood cells move can also be viewed.  Live blood analysis is not a diagnosis of any condition but looks at the overall health of the red blood cells, dehydration and, possibly, the pH level of the blood.

Allergy Testing using Kinesiology

An individual can be allergic to anything - foods, drinks, phannaceutical drugs, herbs, vitamins, water, clothing, jewellery, chemicals, paint, silicone, latex, plastics, pollen, grasses etc. Allergy symptoms can range from mild to debilitating reactions to life-threatening reactions. From a Western medical point of view, an allergy is an over-reaction of the immune system. In Kinesiology, allergies are viewed from a holistic perspective based on Oriental Medicine principles and defined in terms of the effect an allergic substance or emotion has on the energy flow (meridians) in the body.

An allergy is a condition of unusual sensitivity of a person to one or more substances which may be harmless to the majority of other individuals. In the allergic person, the allergic substances (known as an allergen) is viewed by the brain as a threat to the body's wellbeing. When contact is made with the allergen, it causes blockages in the energy pathways, disrupting the normal flow of energy through the body's electrical circuits.  

This energy blockage causes interference in communication between the brain and body via the nervous system, which begins a chain of events that can develop into an anergic response. 

At Solar Health a synthesis of various disciplines including acupressure, kinesiology and nutrition are utilised to indicate the kinetic imbalance in the body caused by allergens.  The allergy treatment stimulates pressure points along the spine whilst the client is holding an allergen.  Specific acupuncture points are massaged and the allergen must be avoided for 25 hours following treatment for best results.  Allergens are normally cleared one at a time in specific sequence.

Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a remedial, hands-on therapy that is applied using very gentle pressure.  The practitioner uses thumbs and fingers on precise points of the body to perform Bowen’s unique sets of rolling-type moves which stimulate the muscles and soft tissue of the body.  There is no manipulation or adjustment of hard tissue and no force is used.  The experience of a treatment is gentle, subtle and relaxing.  It is believed that the Bowen Technique prompts the body to reset, repair and balance itself and clients report the experience of pain relief, improvement of function and recovery of energy. 

The pressure used in Bowen is quite subtle and can be extremely light and still get the job done.  It is not dependent on hard pressure and there is no awkward bending, twisting or re-positioning of the client during the treatment.  Because of this, Bowen can be considered for clients for whom other forms of therapy might be too aggressive, forceful or invasive.  The tiniest of babies through to the frailest of adults have been treated with Bowen. 

The Bowen Technique treatment protocol is very well worked out in its effect on the whole body.  For instance, probably the most common presentation for a Bowen therapist will be back pain.  With Bowen we will tend to give a whole-body treatment at the first visit, which includes the neck, knees and shoulders.  Because it is often very difficult to be completely sure where any given pain is coming from and to know how other structures are being affected by the original problem, Bowen’s holistic way of treating will most often get to the root of problems gently and efficiently. 

Most of the work can be performed through light clothing, although each session will vary according to the presenting problems of the client, an initial treatment will address the whole body.  As a general rule, moves will be made over the lower and mid back and legs, the upper back and shoulders before finishing with neck moves.

A session will generally last around 30-45 minutes although this will vary according to the way individual therapists work.  Treatments should be scheduled between 5-7 days apart and an initial set of 3 treatments is recommended in order to establish whether the client is likely to respond to treatment. 

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The EMMET Technique: a unique form of body therapy

The EMMETT Technique

The EMMETT Technique involves the application of light finger pressure at specific points, referred to as “Emmett points”.  The points are not the same as traditional trigger points or acupressure points or any other points described in any other therapy.

The pressure required to stimulate the EMMETT points does not need to be firm or painful. “No pain no gain” has no place in EMMETT Technique philosophy.

The EMMETT Therapist is skilled in the art of applying:

  • the right amount of pressure
  • in the right direction
  • for the right amount of time

 It is this combination of elements, unique to each individual, which creates the desired physical change.  Although often combined with other techniques, the EMMETT Technique is an efficient and effective therapy on its own.

What Does An EMMETT Treatment Involve?

  • Clients can be treated seated, standing or lying down.
  • It can be a stand-alone treatment or combined with other techniques.
  • The treatment can be applied directly to the skin or done through clothing.
  • Sessions can last anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes if the EMMETT Technique is used alone – longer if combined with another modality.

How Does It Work?

It is suggested that the EMMETT Technique may interact with the body as described in the science of Critical Point Analysis which identifies that...

“In any highly complex system there is a specific, critical point at which the smallest input will result in the greatest change”

For example a light touch on a small cog can halt the largest engine.  The EMMETT Technique Therapist has the knowledge to locate these critical points and re-set them with the correct stimulation.