STRENGTHENING the Immune System, By Andy Roscoe, Thame Therapy Clinic

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Andy Roscoe, Acupuncturist at Thame Therapy Clinic

Andy Roscoe, Director and Acupuncturist at Thame Therapy Clinic, discusses what constitutes our immune system and how we might strengthen it…

Strengthening the immune system is a phrase that you have probably heard quite a lot in the last few months in connection with staying well in the face of the threat of Covid 19. But what exactly is the ‘immune system?’

It is a term that has sometimes been used loosely in the media to suggest it is an actual part of the body or an organ. Sometimes we are told that certain foods or treatments strengthen it, and sometimes we are told, confusingly, that it is actually the immune system going into over-drive that can cause Covid 19 to become fatal.

In Acupuncture thinking the ‘immune system’ is actually a very broad term which describes the resilience of the body and mind to stress and infection.

It implies that the health of both the mind and body is important in our ability to deal with the rigours of life. So how do we maintain a healthy immune system?

Many factors affect the functioning of our body and mind. On a simple level the quality of our diet and sleep will be important, as will the amount of  exercise we do. Keeping a balance between work, rest and play comes into this equation.

On another level, the quality of our work and home environments and the quality of our relationships with key people in these places will have a significant effect on our health. Getting stuck in a stressful home or work situation can certainly undermine health.

On the more specific level of our bodily functions it is also true that the constitutional strength we inherited from our parents will play a part in the overall wellness of our immune system. Constitutional weaknesses need to be understood and addressed with appropriate treatments or lifestyle changes in order that they don’t dominate our health inordinately.

The Acupuncture view of the body is only one way of understanding how we are joined up inside.  But it is a sophisticated holistic therapy that can allow us to reconnect our minds with our bodies and make good decisions when things feel like they might fall apart. In this respect it is a pro-active way of keeping well and not allowing our ‘immune system’ to become run down, the pre-cursor of so many illnesses in society today. In simple energetics, a clearer stronger energy in our minds and bodies gives us a better chance of having a resilient immune system, and more chance of getting through tough times which otherwise might floor us.

For more details about Acupuncturist and the Immune System call Thame Therapy Clinic on  01844 215555 or visit www.thametherapyclinic.co.uk

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Pure strength ❣️Josh Powell, husband of Zoe, 29, and father to Phoebe, 8, Simeon, 6, Amelia 4, and Penny, 18 months, has today released a tribute following last week’s tragic road traffic collision on the A40 in which Zoe, Phoebe, Simeon and Amelia died.

Please read tribute below ⬇️

"My Family"

“Before the adventure of starting a family, nobody truly knows what to expect. All of life’s preconceptions and what we see in the world around us meant that life as a family man was so much better than I expected it to be.

“I had been blessed with four wonderful children, whose thirst for life and hunger of adventure kept me busy but in the best possible way.

“As I look to an uncertain future, I reflect on the fun that we had as a family, with feelings of sadness that it was cut so short.

“Phoebe was my first daughter, and was the model of her mother but with a thirst to always know more. Regularly we would adventure and explore the world together. She was clever and able to make great jumps of imagination - her great creations in Lego are testament to this.

“Simeon was just like his father, with a mischievous sense of humour and desire to know more of the world. A keen sportsman, he had been due to play in first football match this week.

“He shared the kind heart of his sisters and wouldn’t be happier than when he knew that everyone was ok.

“Amelia was kind and spirited. Her tenderness and thoughtfulness much more advanced than her years.

“Her ability to dance and express herself was a true blessing, with an abundance of self-confidence. Tied down by no element of practicality she had the most vivid dreams imagination.

“Myself and Zoe were as different as we were alike. Despite the frequent tensions this would bring, it was of immense benefit having such differing world views.

“Our children benefited from this in having adventures but also the quiet to talk. Zoe was a dreamer; with a head spinning of new things to do or tales to tell. More than anything, we made a great partnership to raise a family.

“I want to thank everyone who has rushed to put their arms around to us to support me and Penny.

“As a family that have always preferred understated calm and brevity, it has been a revelation the benefit of the deep wider relationships now I’ve lost my immediate nuclear family.

“There are many battles to come, and I thank everyone who has stood by me and Penny thus far.

“We are well supported and know to ask if anything is needed.

“Now we have the time to readjust and grieve, this is the challenge of the abundance of loss we feel as a family.

“Thank you to those who have respected our space and supported us thus far, and given us the time and space to do this.”
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“As a close Chinnor community, we are all so saddened and shocked to hear about the tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers to everyone.
St Andrew's Church is open every day between 11am and 5pm for private prayer, lighting a candle and a book of condolence.

The Chinnor Community Church on the High Street has created a space for flowers to be laid for the family. CCC has a cross outside to lay flowers under. The chapel will be open for private prayer, reflection, and a book of condolence for the next 2 weeks on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10.00 am - noon; also, Fridays from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.

On Monday the 19th October from 7pm the Scout Troop and their leaders will be walking through the village on their way to hold a candle lit vigil for Josh and his baby daughter.

At 8pm we will be holding a 1 minute silence in remembrance of Zoe, Phoebe, Simeon and Amelia.
We are hoping that the residents of Chinnor would also light a candle and hold a 1 minutes silence at 8pm either on your doorstep or in your house to help guide them on to the next part of their journey and to hold Josh and his baby daughter in your hearts and thoughts. Turn Chinnor Green for the Powell family.

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