Dragonflies and Lotus Flowers

Dragonflies and Lotus Flowers

You may have noticed that over the past week, I have changed my logo from an abstract one that was designed for me, to that of a dragonfly over a lotus flower.

My work and business is going through a transformation, and, although being a McTimoney Chiropractor is very much my main business at the moment, I am also aware that as I enter what might possibly be my last decade of being a McTimoney, I needed to look forward to an income when I no longer see clients in my clinic. And so I set about looking for that new venture and to incorporate it into my business.

After having a career change from Nursing, to Massage Therapist and then McTimoney Chiropractor, over 20 years ago, I started out being very excited that I was able to help people improve their health, in a way that being a nurse didn’t. I witnessed people’s health improving as they implemented the tips that I suggested to them when they consulted with me. These tips were to eat more healthily, drink more water, take more moderate exercise and to develop a spiritual aspect to their lives, and to take ownership and responsibilty of their health, and not hand over the responsibility to others, namely Doctors. Transformations came about which I was privileged to be a part of.

When Chiropractors became registered in the UK, I started to become disillusioned with my profession, but I continued. Over the 17 years of being a McTimoney I have seen my profession be reduced to being “bad back specialists” That is so far from the truth that it saddens me. Chiropractors are Masters of Innate Intelligence. They ensure that the spine is aligned so that they nervous system can function optimally, and that health can be expressed as a result. When I started out on my Chiropractic career I was so intune with my own Innate Intellligence, after nearly 20 years, I find myself so bogged down with what the “scientific bods” think that we do, that I am less enthusiastic about my career as I once was. But that is changing.

I used to naturally incorporate in my work a spiritual aspect, sometimes the client was aware, if during record taking I sensed a spiritual part of their life, and often covertly if they did not seem receptive to it. However I feel that I have strayed from this path and now I am returning to it.

So what do the dragonfly and lotus flower symbolise?

The dragonfly is symbolic of change and transformation.

Dragonflies start to grow in water and then move into the air and fly. When this spirit animal shows up in your life you may be called to transform and evolve. Symbol of metamorphosis and transformation, it inspires those who have it as a totem to bring about the changes needed in their lives in order to go to reach their full potential.
When this spirit animal shows up in your life, it’s an indication that it’s time for change. Just like the dragonfly changes colors as it matures, you may be called to live and experience yourself differently. Stay open to the enfoldment of your personal journey.


So me, and my business are transforming. Watch this space as you witness the emergence of a new venture take flight. Peace and Blessings

Chiropractor on the Verge of Independence?

The sun has set on Scotland, on this historic day. There is just under 2 hours to go before the polling stations close on the referendDSCF4246um. When the sun rises tomorrow, we will be entering a new phase for Scotland. Regardless of the outcome, things will never be the same.


I pray that the side that does not win, will remain calm and content that it has been a fair contest, and that we can come together again for the good of Scotland. I moved here 7 years ago, and this Referendum has made me appreciate how much I love this country. I do have some Scot’s blood in me, my grandfather was from the Aberdeen area. I never knew him, and know little about him, but I feel his blood coursing through my veinsDSCF4247.

No matter how you voted today, I have no doubt that you love your country. We all love our country. We have come from different backgrounds with different expectations, but let us hope that we can move forward as 1. Blessings and may Gods’ Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.

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Periods Of Reflection


Every once in a while I question what I am doing. Not because I don’t believe in what I do, but I question the bureacracy around the Chiropractic profession, the “in house” squabbling about who has the best approach, and the people in the UK who think it is OK to “Chiropractic-bash”. Whilst I am open to everybody having an opinion, when someone who is a “basher” writes up their opinion of someone or something on WikiPaedia and dominates the Twittersphere and Facebook, because your own governing body do not have these accounts, I become disillusioned and question where we are in the profession. I normally try and keep my head down, and get on with my work, knowing that I am bringing health and happiness to so many people, as are most of my profession. We give people hope, when they have been given so little by conventional medical practice in general.

So it has been a great pleasure to listen to #EvoMed this week. An online summit which has been running since the 8th Sept, and will continue for another 2 days. Each days sessions have brought eye-opening revelations about health and healthcare. There is a paradigm shift, that will be driven by consumers/patients. People are becoming empowered and non-compliant, as they turn away from being told what to do, and seek to educate themselves and look for someone who will guide them on their pathway to health.

So I am evolving my practice, as the dragonfly suggests. I am becoming a health coach, someone who coaches someone back to health. I will still use the tools that I have used for the past 17 years, but my approach will hopefully change. I invite you to follow me as I transform, emerging from the water that the dragonfly nymph starts out in, as I dry my wings and take flight. Blessings to you all, and please share the word about #EvoMed and the revolution that is taking place in healthcare.

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Chakras on the Spine

Have you ever noticed that the 7 major chakras of the body are aligned along the spine? What do you think happens to those chakras if your spine are not physically aligned?

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I am about to re-commence my journey with chakras, and am so excited. When I first dipped my toe in the water in Holistic Healing waters, I was very much into working with chakras with my clients, but as my profession became more “research” and “scientific evidence” obsessed, I slowly lost contact with the “real” me, and started to conform to the professional pressure. Now I am re-introducing this aspect into my work, who knows where it will take me, but I am going to enjoy the journey. In the words of the #CWG2014 #bring it on.


Oh and the answer to the question about what happens when the spine is not aligned. Energy imbalances lead to dis-ease, which eventually lead to disease.

Blessings and Namaste

Brain Control to Major Tom

Brain Body Connection

The brain is the master control system for the whole body; it sends and receives a complex frequency of signals to the body via the nervous system that dictates the function of the body. The brain is rather like an air traffic control centre; receiving information from landing and departing planes, ensuring that the flight paths are clear and that all is operating effectively. If air traffic control can’t communicate with the aircraft then chaos is sure to happen. The same goes for your body, if your brain can’t properly communicate with the rest of your body then health problems will result.

Did you know?

Several decades ago a physician named Henry Windsor was intrigued by patients who returned to health after seeing a Chiropractor or Osteopath. He performed a unique experiment to see if disease in the body could be directly related to disease in the spine. In a series of 3 studies he dissected 75 human and 22 cat cadavers finding 221 diseased organs and he discovered:

Of the 221 diseased organs, 212 were observed to belong to the same sympathetic (nerve) segments as the vertebrae in curvature. In other words Dr Windsor found nearly 100% correlations between minor curvatures of the spine diseases of the internal organs.

Are you Connected?

The success of the brain-body connection is linked to the health and function of the spinal column, which ‘houses’ the nervous system. Damage, misalignment (Subluxation), altered curves and imbalance of the spine will lead to an ineffective brain-body connection. That is why regardless of symptoms if you want your brain to talk to your body you should make sure you look after your spine through:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments

  • Good Posture

  • Exercise

Chiropractors help to restore and maintain alignment and function of the spine through Chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic is so much more than simply a means of relieving pain. Ultimately the goal of Chiropractic treatment is to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health by having a clear, brain- body connection, rather like an electric circuit.

Hypermobilty Joint Syndrome and McTimoney Chiropractic

Something that I hear on a fairly regular basis is “I have been told not to go and see a Chiropractor!”

When I ask them what reason has been given, they so often have not been given one, or they have been told that it would be far too damaging to their joints. So let me try and explain for you what “Manipulation” is and an “Adjustment” which is what I consider McTimoney Chiropractic to be.

Let’s look at the rrange of movementange of movement, that we have in any joint. First of all we have the active range of movement. This is the range of movement that you have in a joint, or collection of joints. Move your head from side to side, and see  how much movement you have? That is a group of bones, the cervical spine, or your neck, moving actively. Shown by the denser green area here. Now having turned your head to one side “gently” push on the opposite side of your head, to the way that you have turned. You should feel that you can push your head slightly further. This is the “passive” range, illustrated by the lighter green. this is the range that physiotherpists often use when they move a limb for you, as opposed to you moving it actively.


If you were then to push hard on the side of your head, it would hurt, and your soft tissues, ligaments and tendons which stretch. It would be painful, and this is the range that many therapists that “manipulate” use.

The McTimoney method of Chiropractic does not do this. Let me repeat that.



The McTimoney method of Chiropractic takes the strain off the joint immediately at the time and point of adjustment. That means that the ligaments in the joint, when receiving a McTimoney adjustment are not stretched anymore than they are already in the person receiving the treatment. The same cannot be said for other forms of Chiropractic. Ask your Chiropractor if they treat into the paraphysiological space. If the answer is yes, and you have HJS or EDS then going to a Chiropractor is not good for you, and I would not recommend it. However if the answer is no, then Chiropractic could be considered after a full assessment including a full history taking has been undertaken.

HJS have a problem manufacturing connective tissue due to a problem with collagen synthesis. Collagen supplementation is ideal, as the body does not have to manufacture collagen from the dietary intake, but has been supplied in the form of supplements for the body to utilise. I recommend Proto-col’s collagen found here.


I cannot answer an individual’s questin, without first having ssessed them, but I am happy to reply to questions of a generic nature.

Thanks for reading!