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The writings published here may or may not reflect the opinions of the people working at CHIS-UK. They are published here to help you develop a greater understanding of the different attitudes and beliefs held by many in the field of holistic health.

History of Aromatic Medicine & Aromatherapy

By Nicole Perez | Date published: 19-08-2004

Prehistory Pre-historic Man already made use of Aromatic plants and this was verified when Archaeologists dug into sacred burial mounds in Eastern Europe and Iraq and discovered eart (more...)

Tantra - The Serpentine Ascent - Part II

By G Kumar | Date published: 17-08-2004

There is a common notion that Tantra deals with Sex & the term denoted for this in the New Age is Sacred Sexuality. Our aim here is to clear some misconceptions about Tantra. It is n (more...)

Clinical Applications of Essential Fatty Acids In Psychiatric Disorders

By David Puchol Esparza | Date published: 06-08-2004

Fats, Essential Fatty Acids & Mental Health Confusion and misconceptions about fat are very common. Although much attention has been focussed on the need to reduce (more...)

Education Key In Aids Battle

By Bradford McIntyre | Date published: 21-07-2004

Education is paramount if we are to reach individuals infected with HIV and those living with AIDS. Obviously, our best resource is from those who are affected by the disease! Information is no (more...)

Tantra - The Serpentine Ascent - Part I

By G Kumar | Date published: 20-07-2004

Occult Vibratory Chemistry existed in India by the name of Tantra. Tantra is derived from two Sanskrit words - Thanoti (to expand) & Trayaten (to liberate). This Science has the po (more...)

Tinnitus A Concept

By Stephen Frost. Dip. Hyp. SQHP. EFT-CC. | Date published: 02-07-2004

As a hypnotherapist of some 12yrs, treating PTSD intermittently, with varying degrees of success, I came upon EFT, about 1½ - 2 years ago, what an awesome tool it is in the armoury of th (more...)

Magnetic Therapy, The Facts (And Some Myths)

By Barry Dench | Date published: 14-06-2004

Is magnet therapy regarded yet as a mainstream therapy? I consider it is not and through this series of articles I hope to raise awareness by examining a number of issues that have stood in the (more...)

Pranic Healing

By Dr Hazel Wardha Ph.D. | Date published: 10-06-2004

Pranic healing is an ancient science and art of healing . It is presented in its modern , systematized form by Master Choa Kok Sui, a scientist, philanthropist, international teacher and author (more...)

Foods To Fight Disease

By Jon Wickham | Date published: 05-05-2004

When it comes to food, we can't ignore the facts - or the science. You need a healthy diet for a healthy life. Research shows a healthy diet could help or prevent a number of health problems, i (more...)

HIV/AIDS and Complementary Therapies

By Bradford McIntyre | Date published: 24-04-2004

Initially, there were no drugs available to treat HIV/AIDS, but substantial numbers of infected individuals collaborated, shared experiences and found an alternative way. Without medications, p (more...)

The Alexander Barrie System Of Pelvic Correction™

By Alexander Barrie | Date published: 31-03-2004

This System is presented as an adjunct to existing therapeutic disciplines, thus equipping the practitioner and the layman, with the knowledge and the skill to help free themselves of unnecessa (more...)

Maharishi Ayurveda Approach To Weight Loss - 5 Easy Steps To A Healthier Weight

By Nancy Lonsdorf M.D. | Date published: 31-03-2004

After caring for many hundreds of people with weight issues, I have found the following 5 health practices to be the most universally important for weight management. Although different people (more...)

Iron And Your Heart Health

By Jakki Francis | Date published: 11-03-2004

A ranch house, a zip lock bag and some ordinary flour Two experiments: 1) Some ordinary wheat flour such as can be found in most homes placed with some water in (more...)

The way we address HIV is cause for concern

By Bradford McIntyre | Date published: 04-03-2004

The truth is that there are millions of people living to whom HIV has not caused illness and death. This information brings joy and hope to the heart of any person who has ever dreaded the onse (more...)

Our Bodies Have Great Healing Wisdom, What Is Your Body Telling You?

By Sue Bailey | Date published: 18-02-2004

Our bodies have great healing wisdom but do we listen? There was a great true story I read where a lady who had breast cancer and the doctors gave her 6 months to live. They sa (more...)

Is The Health System Perpetuating Some So Called Mental Illnesses?

By Charles Linden | Date published: 17-02-2004

New Techniques Highlight The Short Fall of Current Practice Are sufferers of conditions which affect approximately 1 in 4 in the UK, (that’s approximately 15 million p (more...)

Beyond "Universal Energy": Defining Reiki

By James Deacon | Date published: 13-01-2004

While the term "Reiki" is used to describe both the system of healing & spiritual development developed by Mikao Usui, and the therapeutic 'phenomenon' at the heart (more...)

Ayurveda approach to Genital Herpes

By Dr.SavithaSuri | Date published: 12-12-2003

Dosha theory which help in diagnosis of the diseases According to ayurveda three doshas or three energetic forces control the activities of the body. These doshas are (more...)

Traditional Thai Yoga Massage - An Ancient Tradition Comes to the West

By Mario Constantine | Date published: 12-12-2003

Traditional Thai Massage can look back at a long history of therapeutic healing. If one traces the evolution of the techniques of healing massage practiced in Thailand, one discovers the astoni (more...)

The Maharishi Ayurveda Approach to Beauty and Skin Care

By Nancy Lonsdorf M.D. | Date published: 20-11-2003

"Every person is born perfect. Inferiority is a mistake of the mind, a cloud covering the light. Dissolve the clouds by observing a balanced life with healthy habits. Nourish your mind (more...)

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