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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.

Hopi Ear Candling

By Allyson Williamson | Date published: 03-03-2010

HOPI EAR CANDLING Hopi Ear Candling is a pleasant and calming complementary treatment, offering benefits for many problems and conditions associated with ea (more...)

Dowsing for Health

By Allyson Williamson | Date published: 03-03-2010

   Many people have heard of dowsing and associate it with one of the most commonly known uses – finding water.  However, dowsing has many wide and varied uses.  It is (more...)

Writing is a form of Healing Self Hypnosis

By Kieron Devlin | Date published: 20-02-2010

Writing is a much undervalued tool for accessing calmer, wiser inner states of mind. When we write, we activate thought streams from both left and right hemispheres of our brain and connect them to (more...)

The Importance Of Client Handling Skills In Building Your Massage Practice

By Helen Hunter | Date published: 19-02-2010

What is "client handling"? "Client handling" is a term to describe all your interactions with your clients that aren't the hands-on massage session it (more...)

Art, Architecture and Healing the Land

By Susanna Bellini | Date published: 31-01-2010

Imagine you had a plot of land – quite a large plot of land, large enough to build a residential complex and a shopping arcade and a leisure area, perhaps restaurants, gym, leisure centre, green (more...)

Heal Your Life With Transpersonal or Spiritual Hypnotherapy

By Kimberley Lovell | Date published: 05-01-2010

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy or Spiritual Hypnotherapy as it is more commonly known, is one of the most powerful healing tools around today and has been used for centuries. (more...)

10 Ways To Boost Your Immunity

By Dawattie Basdeo-Oldroyd | Date published: 30-11-2009

10 Ways to Boost Your Immunity   Learn how to relax - Stress increases your body's production of cortisol and adrenaline, hormone (more...)

Gua Sha Therapy

By Sabina Sabina | Date published: 21-11-2009

Gua Sha Therapy was once one of the five major treatments in Chinese Traditional Medicine. In the subsequent major extant historical medical text, Gua Sha Therapy was omitted and only four (more...)

Feeling stressed out? You're not alone

By Helena Lundvik | Date published: 08-11-2009

Stress is one of the major health problems in Western society today. What can you do to prevent a potential heart attack or nervous breakdown? It’s been deteriorating and I feel a bit burnt (more...)

Practising Earth Energy for Reiki Practitioners

By Rebecca Holton | Date published: 06-11-2009

Earth energy? Don't the pagans have a monopoly on that? Well, yes… and no. It may be well known that Earth energy has a significant part to play in many pagan practices, but scratch the surface of (more...)

Reiki and Buddhism

By Rebecca Holton | Date published: 06-11-2009

When I think about Reiki and Buddhism I find that, for me now, they are irretrievably linked. In my practice they are so close that these days they have become the same thing. This wasn't something (more...)

What's hooking you?

By Malika Premdevi | Date published: 25-10-2009

Colour Light Therapy is a holistic healing method that treats the whole spectrum of the human being from a mild headache to bringing in your soul blueprint. It uses a torch and different co (more...)

Mindfulness and Acceptance - Learning to Let Go

By Alison Mendoza (Free Flow Healing) | Date published: 16-10-2009

6 months ago I decided to take a sabbatical, my first complete break from office work in 20 years. This, I hoped, would allow me to de-stress and return to a more natural state of body and mind – (more...)

Isn’t it great to be alive!

By Liam O'Sullivan | Date published: 10-10-2009

First the bad news… Giving out is like swine flu - highly contagious. If you are complaining it invites the person you are talking to to join in. One comment about the shocking weather leads to an (more...)

Tsuboki Face Massage

By Anne Parry | Date published: 07-09-2009

Face Massage has been a traditional part of massage in Japan for hundreds of years. Japanese empresses would have regular face massage because beauty was not seen as being separate from he (more...)

From Here to Eternity

By Rebecca Holton | Date published: 06-09-2009

We're all beginners. Every moment of every day we're all experiencing things that are new to us: new air, new thoughts, new ideas, even new weather. Who'd have thought that wind and rain could exis (more...)

Reiki and Compassion

By Rebecca Holton | Date published: 05-09-2009

As students of Japanese Reiki, healers and practitioners, compassion is an essential part of what we do. But what is compassion and why is it so important to us and our practice of Reiki? In Japane (more...)

Do You Suffer from Depression, Anxiety or Social Anxiety? Here is What Might Be Preventing the Healing.

By Piercarla Garusi | Date published: 16-07-2009

Feeling anxious, socially anxious, stressed, depressed can be extremely painful and limiting to our life. It might cause us not to feel comfortable in ourselves, not to be ourselves or live our val (more...)

Get Selfish!

By Jennifer McLeod | Date published: 15-07-2009

 Featured # Article: Get Selfish! When I work with parents as part of my Easy Tiger Parents Programme, I use a term I call (more...)

Kinesiology and Obesity

By Linda Belcher | Date published: 17-06-2009

 Put simply obesity is a symptom/result of the body absorbing/storing more than it needs to survive healthily.  This can result in a number of health problems, one of which is type 2 diab (more...)

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