Review: Can Post-Exertional Malaise make a Placebo Effect seem like a Nocebo?

Does Post-Exertional Malaise lead to unusual Placebo Effects in ME that seem more like Nocebo? This post explores my experience of a Placebo controlled experiment.

Resource: TV Prescription Pacing, from Laughter to Boredom

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This post is the 2nd in a series on pacing. Watching TV is likely to make up more of our day than meditating. It is therefore important to get viewing habits right. This post is my TV prescription for you, in order of importance. It is based mainly on my own observations, although you could possibly find research to back up some of it.

Review: Valerian, Sleep 3

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A review of Valerian for increasing sleep quality.

Resource: Temperature, Sleep 2

Quick tip for getting to sleep.

Resource: Acupressure, Sleep 1

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This is the first of a series of posts with tips on getting a better night sleep. Acupressure for Sleep This post will help you to locate 3 acupuncture points that may help you sleep. Recent sleep research using acupuncture at these points was 84.1% effective, compared to a benzodiazepine pharmaceutical medication at 59.7% and 25% for the… Continue reading Resource: Acupressure, Sleep 1

Resource: Essential Oils List for ME

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A very brief summary of the reported properties of oils which may be useful for chronic illness.

Resource: Aromatherapy for Spoonies

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I have no expectation of being Cured through aromatherapy. However, I have found that some oils help with some some symptoms. Recipes can also have a synagistic effect and so I've written up a few that I use below. You may also want to read this review and this list of essential oil properties. It isn't free but some of the oils are £1 on ebay and last a long time (use this search to find them). You don't have to use every oil in the recipe. The first 5 oils I'd buy would be: grapefruit, rosemary, basil, clary sage and lavender (≅£7).

Review: Yoga Nidra

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Review of a clever relaxation technique similar to mindfulness meditation.