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I was kindly sent some of the Deft Cleaning Products to try. They could not have come at a better time as I have been struggling with pins and needles in my right hand and I have been finding it painful to use spray bottles.

I was sent the Deft Advanced Kitchen Cleaner (tangerine dream) and the Deft Advanced Bathroom Cleaner (aspen breeze).

The first thing that hit me was the lovely smell of both these products. At the bottom of the bottle it says they are powered by compressed air, are non-toxic plant based with smart-botanics and are cruelty free and recyclable. A brilliant start.

These products were first seen on Dragons Den. The really clever technology enables you to spray in any direction, and at any angle until the very last drop. They are light to hold and it sprays a continuous mist with just a light squeeze of the trigger giving you great coverage and faster cleaning.

They are so easy to use and did not aggravate my fingers in any way which meant no more hand pain. I managed to get right through the house in a morning and it left a lovely aroma around the house.

They run a subscription service which enables you to try the products and join the #defter community. The price for the sprays are £5.99 for 475mls. You can subscribe to a small, medium or large subscription box. For a small subscription box you can choose 2 of any of their products –

  • Delivered whenever you’re ready
  • On average – 1 bottle lasts 4 weeks
  • Plant based, eco friendly
  • Effortless trigger
  • 100% recyclable
  • Zero global warming
  • Modify or cancel any time
  • Always free delivery

Future orders £12 + free delivery

A medium subscription is three bottles a month for £15 or a large is four bottles for £19 per month or simply buy one at a time.

Their agile, effortless range of cleaning sprays are simple and easy to use. They guarantee you’ll never experience the problems listed above with deft. Their sprays are arthritis friendly and designed to eliminate hand pain when cleaning. Their trigger is 95% easier to squeeze than a standard trigger!

Reasons why I would recommend these Deft products to anyone suffering from hand pain or arthritis are –

They are so easy to use and definitely do not hurt while using them.

The smells are lovely.

They clean everything very very well.

They are plant-based, non-toxic ingredients, powered by compressed fresh air. Cruelty free, recyclable & zero global warming.

They will last a lot longer than conventional sprays.

They have to be worth a try.

They maybe a little bit more expensive but they are worth every penny.

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My Osteopath send me this brilliant video link on Mindbody Medicine – Living Proof Stories of Hope which has been put together by some patients to help to better educate the general public but in particular the medical profession about how these conditions often need a different approach.

He was sure that I would find it interesting.

I found it quite mind blowing and I just wished I had shared it during Pain Awareness Month in September. Check out Mindbody Medicine- Living Proof Stories of Hope after you have read some information about it below.

The introduction is from Charli, a 24-year-old biochemistry student from London, who shares her moving story of recovery from over two years of chronic pain.  She describes the science behind the ‘mindbody’ approach to calming her nervous system, and her hopes that medical practitioners will start to bring the vital link between emotions and physical symptoms more into their practice.

It is their first in an anticipated series of short films which will profile a range of different chronic conditions and medically unexplained symptoms, primarily to help the medical profession better understand this approach to health.

Their aim is to illustrate how so often the root of these conditions actually lies in the brain, and that once this is understood and accepted by the patient, a resolution can be found through working on our emotions and thought patterns. 

Their website supports GPs and other medical professionals in the UK in their treatment of patients with persistent chronic pain or other chronic symptoms, including ‘Medically Unexplained Symptoms’ (MUS). It aims to increase medical professionals’ understanding of the role of the brain and the mind in these chronic conditions, and to introduce a range of low cost, easy-to-access, scientifically-evidenced educational and treatment resources.

The NHS UK website itself recognises that ‘medically unexplained symptoms are common, accounting for up to 45% of all GP appointments and half of all new visits to hospital clinics in the UK’. Such patients can often be a great source of frustration for GPs as the real cause is not yet widely understood and effective treatments are not taught within mainstream medicine.

The mindbody approach is easily integrated into day-to-day practice with patients, with the goal being to alleviate chronic symptoms, rather than just helping the patient manage them. Practitioners who are already incorporating this approach report that including an inquiry into possible psychosocial causes of chronic pain and MUS at the start of the diagnostic process is usually well accepted by patients as part of a “whole person” approach to their care.

They recognise that there are already a lot of high quality resources out there for individual patients to learn from, particularly in relation to pain-based conditions, and see no point in reinventing the wheel. It is our hope that by helping to educate and inform the health practitioners who are seeing these patients on a daily basis we will over time leverage a broader impact. Their long-term aim is to reduce the number of NHS patient visits relating to chronic pain and MUS in the UK, in turn freeing up time for our medical professionals to focus on those with acute needs.

The information in this website has been checked for accuracy by their medical advisory teamcomprised of health professionals operating in the UK and in the US.  

I will write further about the mindbody experience in another post as I think you need to see the video first to understand the technique.

Source: Mind Body Medicine