is a term used to describe the symptoms a person experiences when feeling under pressure or threatened. It is essentially the body responding naturally to a perceived threat by something called the fight or flight response.



is a severe and unpleasant type of headache that usually affects one side of the head. It can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and the need for complete rest in a dark room. It is important to identify any triggers that are associated with attacks, such as coffee, chocolate, red wine or cheese but emotional triggers such as stress, frustration, anger etc. should also be considered.



involves the end of egg production (ovulation), which occurs as a result of falling levels of the female sex hormone, oestrogen, which regulates menstruation. Treatments are available that can ease menopausal symptoms, which can be severe or distressing.



is the disturbance of a normal sleep pattern. For example, when you cannot get to sleep or wake up after only a few hours sleep. Chronic insomnia can lead to mental health problems such as depression or misuse of alcohol or other medicines in order to gain sleep.



is the name given to a group of unpleasant symptoms experienced after eating. Complementary health care looks at your relationship with food, diet, possible food sensitivities, how you feel about nourishing yourself and what else in your life you find 'difficult to stomach'.