Alternative and complementary medicine articles

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.

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

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 disorders, digestive problems, and depression. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue...

Written by Dr. Farah Khan, L.Ac.

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The Fourfold Yoga - Part IV

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 He is still the Godhead that can make all change Love...

Written by G Kumar

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The Fourfold Yoga - Part III

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 the yogas. Raja Yoga has eight limbs...

Written by G Kumar

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The Ayurveda Approach to Menopause and Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy

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 Health Initiative last July, due to findings that Hormone Replacement Therapy's risks outweighed its benefits,...

Written by Nancy Lonsdorf M.D.

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IBS And Digestive Problems

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. Wheat free products have been shown to help...

Written by Sue Bailey

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Pain Free Childbirth with Clinical Hypnotherapy

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 contraction can send shivers down the spine! With these preconceptions in...

Written by Nicola Matthews

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HRT The Natural Alternatives

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 possible risks or stop and suffer hot flushes etc....

Written by Sue Bailey

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Healing and Art

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 work. The art of healing is far...

Written by Keith Beasley

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Mindfulness and Compassion

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 others or living our lives with Reiki, we should grow...

Written by Taggart King

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Shamanic Healing And Soul Retrieval

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 unseen energy. Acupuncture is usually associated with...

Written by Zannie Rose

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The Bowen Technique And Migraine Relief

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 from nausea and vomiting to visual disturbances and confusion. A migraine is...

Written by Nikke Ariff and Janie Godfrey

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

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 be invited to stay with a...

Written by Darragh MacMahon

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