complementary treatments

Blogs about complementary treatments

Alternative Medications That Can Improve Ailments And Quality Of Life

28Nov

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During the past few years, the media has helped to make consumers aware of the dangers of prescription medications. While these drugs may offer temporary relief, they also come with risks. And, those risks may last for an extensive period … Continue reading

  

This Week in Health News: Treatment for Skin Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease; The Junior Doctors Dispute Wares On

19Apr

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve covered a number of positive health stories about potential breakthroughs in the treatment of deadly diseases including cancer. The potential good news continues this week, with the announcement of a new combination of drugs … Continue reading

  

Could Sportsmen avoid Knee Surgery By Wearing These Shoes?

9Dec

Sounds unlikely doesn’t it, but a new therapy is being used instead of knee surgery by thousands, and their insurance companies are happy to pay for it. I reported on this a few months ago when I was investigating dealing … Continue reading

  

Emma-jane – a serious good news story!

2Nov

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It is always so nice to get good news stories, isn’t it? So, I was chuffed to bits to get an email from a proud gran who had been a subscriber to the Foods Matter magazine way back in 2002. At … Continue reading

  

The worm doctor

1Oct

The Worm doctor

“I achieved remission of chronic urticaria (with hookworms) at 5.5 months and was able to stop the certirizine at that point. Also by that point my migraines had completely stopped, headaches were minimal and I was having pain-free periods for the first time in … Continue reading

  

Pain Management and TCM

1Oct

  As a traditionally trained Acupuncturist I regularly get people coming to me for the treatment of pain; often as a last resort but also as part of a holistic pain management strategy working in partnership with other health professionals … Continue reading

  

Electrosensitivity Update

28Sep

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For those of you who are interested in electrosensitivity – either because you are electrosensitive yourself or because you worry about the excessive amounts of electromagnetic radiation we are all being subjected to – a few updates. There’s a letter in … Continue reading

  

Needles? Ouch! 10 Myths About Acupuncture

27Aug

There are a lot of myths about acupuncture, a medical model that has been around for over 4000 years and used successfully to improve the health and well being of people around world. Below are 10 of the common acupuncture … Continue reading

  

Electrosensitivity update – EHS recognised as a handicap in France!

24Aug

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Electrosensitivity (being made ill by the man-made electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and phone masts, wifi, smart meters, fluorescent lights etc etc) has been recognised as a ‘functional impairment’ in Sweden for some years. But in the rest of Europe … Continue reading

  

Acupuncture and Fertility Challenges

30Jul

  Working within health and wellbeing I have learnt to become more conscious with my words. For example, I prefer to use the phrase ‘fertility challenges’ instead of ‘infertile’ when working with patients who have come to me for treatment … Continue reading

  

‘Alternative’ allergy tests

25Jun

Sense About Science

  Sense About Science is a scientific charity whose remit is to inform the public and enable them to ‘make sense’ of scientific and medical discussions. A worthy aim in which they are usually moderately successful. However, they have just tackled allergy … Continue reading

  

Telling the medical wheat from the chaff

8Jun

Ten days ago I had an exchange with Dr Janice Joneja which illustrated yet again the problems faced by conventional practitioners when dealing with little understood conditions such as autism. Dr Joneja had had an email from a dietitian who had … Continue reading

  

The FEELS

30Dec

When I started writing about my weight loss journey I imagined myself sitting at my laptop being witty and wise and hopefully inspirational. Whats happened is Ive opened a can of worms where my feelings about my metamorphasis have bubbled … Continue reading

  

A Skeptical Approach to Medicine – Part Three – What’s the harm ?

20Feb

It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to post on Talk Health Partnership. This is despite a range of subjects interesting and moving me to want to comment. As ever, time is one of a select few commodities … Continue reading

  

Reduce Blood Pressure Using Self-Hypnosis

11Oct

With the festive season being advertised already (!) I recall that last year I certainly ate too much. When speaking with a friend, he told me that they were not able to partake in so much chocolate related gluttony as … Continue reading

  

Engaging and Practicing Progressive Relaxation Using Self-Hypnosis

10Oct

Public perception of hypnosis tends to see it related to relaxation a great deal. Many people think relaxation and hypnosis are the same thing. They are not. Banyai and Hilgard (1976) showed that by having an individual exercise vigorously for … Continue reading

  

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

13Sep

I often find myself working with clients suffering from IBS, both in my Hypnotherapy and in my Personal Training capacities. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or ‘IBS’, is a disorder involving a collection of symptoms that can include abdominal pain and cramping … Continue reading

  

Hypnosis for surgery

23Jul

I’ve received some lovely feedack following my last post. One of the messages was from a good friend of mine, Greg, recently had a bit of bad luck – his kidneys packed up. You know, as they do. No reason … Continue reading

  

Role of Emotions in Disease and Illness – An Introduction

8Jul

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An emotion is not a feeling, and a mood is something different too. Most people don’t understand the difference. An emotion can be thought of as just an ‘electro-chemical spark’ in the brain. Yet it is responsible for so much! … Continue reading

  

A Skeptical Approach to Medicine – Part One : Supplements, Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (SCAM)

25Apr

As readers of my posts here and also at my own blog (see link below) will know I am (amongst other things) a financial services professional operating in the private medical market and most decidedly not a clinician. However, I … Continue reading

  

Are you waking with the “Twilight look?”

28Feb

Restless sleep, tossing and turning through the night? A recent survey* commissioned by my professional organisation, the British Acupuncture Council, has revealed that we’re a nation of zombies. 1 in 5 of us claim to feel like one after a … Continue reading

  

INSOMNIA…NOOOOOOO – SLEEP-YEEESSSSSSS

22Sep

How much sleep do you get? Not getting enough sleep isn’t good.Requiring too much sleep can be just as bad…either way something could be wrong with your health. Sleep has ALWAYS been one of my favorite pastimes,as a teen, I … Continue reading

  

Coping with anxiety and panic attacks

21Aug

In the years when cavemen roamed the earth, survival was based on knowing the appropriate response when confronted with a predator. If, while out hunting, you rounded a corner and came across a sabre-toothed tiger, you had 3 choices for … Continue reading

  

Stick Your Tongue Out At Your Doctor!

28May

Certainly something I have felt like doing when faced with an unwillingness to listen or being dismissed for asking about an alternative diagnosis or treatment. However as is the way of things Science eventually comes round to thinking that there … Continue reading

  

Cognitive Hypnotherapy – What’s that about?

21Mar

When we have a problem that we are facing, there are a number of different ways we can address it. Let’s take smoking. You have decided you want to give up smoking. You know that it will require willpower and … Continue reading

  

What is cognitive hypnotherapy?

13Mar

Ever driven through a set of traffic lights and wondered a few seconds later if the lights were really on green? Ever taken an instant disliking to someone within minutes of meeting them for the first time? Ever walked out … Continue reading