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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.

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy - correcting a few misconceptions

By Debbie Waller | Date published: 17-11-2003

When I first became a hypnotherapist I discovered that hypnosis is a topic that everyone has a view on, but not many people know much about. Most people’s understanding of hypnosis is based (more...)

The History Of Reiki

By "Unless, of course, you know differently..."
| Date published: 17-11-2003

The History of Reiki is unfolding even as we breathe. New sources, adding to what we are currently being told is the 'true' history, are regularly being 'rediscovered' by researchers - t (more...)

Reiki: Breath of Earth and Heaven

By Taggart King | Date published: 05-11-2003

In this article I would like to talk about the energy that we work with when we practise Reiki: when we work on ourselves and when we share Reiki with others. The energy that we channel is desc (more...)

The Fourfold Yoga - Part V

By G Kumar | Date published: 05-11-2003

Union via Action (Karma Yoga) While acknowledging the fact the the One Universal Substance which compose the differentiated parts of the Universe is all this , one should (more...)

Concerns About The Artificial Fluoridation Of Drinking Water In Certain Member States Of The European Union

By The National Pure Water Association | Date published: 05-11-2003

This article has been included here as a .PDF file. Click here to read this article (more...)

Towards an Explanatory Paradigm for CAM - the Sub-Trauma Theory

By Dan Wilson | Date published: 26-10-2003

First a bit of explanation. I'm a health dowser and mixture of healer and therapist who has fun crossing swords with "skeptics" on sundry computer conferences and chatlines. When you (more...)

Alternative Treatment for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Lyme Disease

By Dr. Farah Khan, L.Ac. | Date published: 20-10-2003

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that is composed of many different symptoms. The primary symptom is pain and tenderness in multiple areas of the body. This is often linked to fatigue, sleep disorder (more...)

The Fourfold Yoga - Part IV

By G Kumar | Date published: 06-10-2003

Union via Universal Love (Bhakthi Yoga) The noblest Union is Union via Love. Love is an outpouring of the heart and Love is Love's reward. Love is a glory from Eternity's spheres (more...)

Infertility – the case taking, a Homoeopathic perspective

By An open letter to couples experiencing ‘infertility.’
| Date published: 02-10-2003

The eternal dilemma for orthodox (Western) medicine is the bio-medical test. If no known deviation from parameters considered normal exists, there is a declaration of health – or unknown (more...)

The Fourfold Yoga - Part III

By G Kumar | Date published: 02-10-2003

Union via Psychic Control ( Raja Yoga ) Union via Psychic Control is known as Raja Yoga. Raja means King and this Yoga is defined as the Regal Yoga or the king of all th (more...)

The Ayurveda Approach to Menopause and Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

By Nancy Lonsdorf M.D. | Date published: 15-09-2003

MENOPAUSE: IT'S ABOUT BALANCE The medical community is quickly evolving its understanding of menopause. Following the abrupt, early halt to the HRT portion of the Women's He (more...)

IBS And Digestive Problems

By Sue Bailey | Date published: 01-09-2003

There are quite a lot of people out there with IBS or digestive problems. Some people are intolerant to wheat which can bring on symptoms of stomach cramps, bloating, excess wind etc. (more...)

Pain Free Childbirth with Clinical Hypnotherapy

By Nicola Matthews | Date published: 27-08-2003

To most of us the words “childbirth” and “labour” are immediately associated with images or experiences of pain and anxiety. For some of us the mere hint of a contractio (more...)

HRT The Natural Alternatives

By Sue Bailey | Date published: 26-08-2003

I would like to mention two products that are natural alternatives to HRT. They are Flash-Ease and Natural Changes. The news reporters seem to offer two alternatives either take HRT with (more...)

Healing and Art

By Keith Beasley | Date published: 15-08-2003

Most visitors to this site will be happy with the idea of complementary therapies being 'healing arts'. We know that good practitioners don't just 'know their stuff' but have a 'feel' for their (more...)

Mindfulness and Compassion

By Taggart King | Date published: 15-08-2003

In this article I want to talk about Mindfulness and Compassion, which I believe are two essential components of Reiki practice. Whether we are treating others, working on ourselves, empowering (more...)

Reiki 101 - The Essential Background Guide for Beginners

By James Deacon | Date published: 13-08-2003

Because this work is more a book than an article (35 pages), it has been included here as a .PDF file. (more...)

Shamanic Healing And Soul Retrieval

By Zannie Rose | Date published: 13-08-2003

Shamanic healing is one of the vast numbers of healing modalities available for us to experience today. Like acupuncture its roots are in the mists of time and like acupuncture it works with un (more...)

The Bowen Technique And Migraine Relief

By Nikke Ariff and Janie Godfrey | Date published: 21-07-2003

Migraines affect some 10% of the UK population. More prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined, the effects can be devastating, causing sufferers (in addition to the pain) anything (more...)

Reiki, but not as we know it: the Spiritual densei of Juzu Hamada

By Darragh MacMahon | Date published: 04-07-2003

A couple of years ago, while in Japan doing some research for a book on the diversity of Japanese healing practices; a book which in the end didn't actually get written, I was fortunate enough to (more...)

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