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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.

Reiki: Intelligent Energy?

By Taggart King | Date published: 26-05-2002

It is well established within Reiki that the energy we channel is 'intelligent'. Some people believe that the energy is innately intelligent, perhaps because of its divine origins, and some believe (more...)

Reiki: The Importance of Intent

By Taggart King | Date published: 17-05-2002

A wise friend of mine once said to me that "where thought goes, energy flows" and I think that this principle applies very well to Reiki. Some of us have been taught in quite a rigid way, (more...)

Reiki: Simplicity and Sandwiches

By Taggart King | Date published: 17-05-2002

In the West, there seems to be this insidious tendency to make things unnecessarily complicated, almost on the basis that if it's more complicated, it is better. We have to take things and make them (more...)

Reiki: Restrictions on Reiki

By Taggart King | Date published: 17-05-2002

Depending on whom you trained with, you may have been given quite a long list of 'situations where you should not use Reiki'. It seems that the only restriction that Mrs Takata taught was that you s (more...)

What are affirmations and how do they help us achieve our goals?

By Linda Bishopp | Date published: 24-04-2002

We all use affirmations in our lives everyday, but probably don't realise it. We may say things to ourselves (within our silent internal dialogue) regularly that reinforce positive and negativ (more...)

Reiki is a Japanese word and means healing

By Linda Bishopp | Date published: 24-04-2002

Reiki is an ancient form of energy healing. There are other types of energy healing too - many of them extremely effective - Reiki happens to have become very well known. What is energy (more...)

Grapefruit seed extract - the ultimate anti-microbial

By Dorothy Cronin | Date published: 16-04-2002

Introduction In November 1996, while on holiday in Ireland, I spent an eveni (more...)

Nostradamus foresees the role of QiGong

By Wang Jianjun | Date published: 16-04-2002

The humankind for a long has lived through a dreadful anxiety and horror, in its pursuit to explain Nostradamus' quatrain about July, 1999 [X - 72]. At last, this date has passed, the new (more...)

Pranic Therapy Part I - An Introduction

By G Kumar | Date published: 15-04-2002

Pranic Therapy is an alternative system of Medicine using therapy with the Universal Stream of Consciousness, the Cosmic Prana. Pranic Therapy can be effectuated by proper knowledge of the psych (more...)

The Importance of Dreams

By Polly Hall | Date published: 22-03-2002

I have always believed dreams to be a great source of inspiration and entertainment. I am lucky enough to be able to remember my dreams upon waking and I can recall them sometimes years later, the (more...)

Some aspects of transference

By Rus Gandy | Date published: 21-03-2002

Though Eysenck (1986), writing from an experimental psychologist’s point of view, d (more...)

An holistic approach to alopecia areata

By Celia Stanford | Date published: 20-03-2002

Alopecia areata is a highly unpredictable, auto - immune condition effecting the scalp and occasionally elsewhere on the body. There is a predicted 1:7% of the population effected by this cond (more...)

What is essential is invisible to the eye

By Ingrid J Collins | Date published: 19-03-2002

Once upon a time there was a frog who lived in a little pond, and one day he met another kind of frog at the edge of his pond. "Hello," said the pond frog, "What sort of a frog are (more...)

Ayurveda - Balancing mind, body and soul

By Danny Cavanagh | Date published: 18-03-2002

Ayurveda is a powerful complementary healthcare system that originated in India over 5000 years ago. For time immemorial it has, along with its sister disciplines in Nepal, Tibet, China and Japan, (more...)

Buteyko Breathing for Asthma and Breathing Problems

By the Buteyko Breathing Association | Date published: 25-02-2002

THE DEEP BREATHING MYTH We think the traditional wisdom is that deep breathing is good for us because it provides more oxygen. In fact the ancient yogis and Chinese knew the truth, (more...)

Masks in therapy - an interview

By Michael Chase | Date published: 20-02-2002

1. You work with masks in therapy, tell me what that means? Mask therapy is not as yet a defined therapeutic process, as no finite form has been established as yet. Unlike other arts in (more...)

Complementary therapies on the NHS-what does the future hold?

By Reproduced courtesy of Here's Health | Date published: 18-02-2002

Can you imagine your GP prescribing reiki rather than Prozac or referring you to a homoeopath for asthma? The Government promises a 'patient led' NHS, but can we choose complementary therap (more...)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Hypnosis

By Melissa J. Roth, CHt., PhD | Date published: 17-01-2002

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as spastic colon, colitis or nervous stomach is a baffling and complex set of gastrointestinal symptoms that (more...)

What type of Yoga?

By Sophie Alexander | Date published: 26-12-2001

Confused about what Type of Yoga To Do? My husband always says I would be very rich if all the people who profess a burning desire to do yoga actually materialised in classes. He also says it (more...)

Callahan Techniques®Thought Field Therapy - An Introduction

By Ian Graham | Date published: 25-12-2001

Thought Field Therapy (TFT), originated and evolved by Californian clinical psychologist Dr. Roger J. Callahan, is a unique form of meridian therapy.  Now in its (more...)

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