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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Pranic Therapy Part II

All the four forces in the Universe - weak nuclear force, strong nuclear force, electricity & magnetism -are but different manifestations of that Unitary Power which the Vedists call Prana. Using this Vital Energy to heal is called Pranic Therapy....

Written by G Kumar

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The Acceleration of Therapy

An Introduction Eighty years ago, if you had wanted therapy in order to deal with a deep-seated psychological condition you would have had to go to a Psycho-Therapist or Psycho-Analyst 2-3 times a week for an hour at...

Written by Bryan Craig

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10 Tips for Happy Feet!

1. Rest your legs for a few minutes every day – try having them raised higher than your head for a period in the day – why not swing around in bed and rest your feet up the wall or...

Written by Marie Breward

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Trip to Sarajevo Working for the Healing Hands Charity

The Healing Hands Network was set up to send therapists to post war torn areas. Currently we are working in Sarajevo, Bosnia where there was an aggression against the people of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Many victims of the war...

Written by Celia Stanford

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Drink like a Plant!

As a therapist I am always expounding the virtues of drinking more water – the following anomaly often helps my clients get the point of why it is important: A plant which is pot bound and wilting in dry cracked soil is one ...

Written by Marie Breward

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Hellerwork PioneerÂ…

Hellerwork Pioneer and author of "The Owners Guide to the Body" lives and works in Kings Langley, Herts Way back in 1982 I had an appalling lower back problem. As a result of this I managed to overcome my...

Written by Roger Golten

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Structural Integration - explaining the provenance of Hellerwork & Rolfing.

Arranging the body so that it balances around the actual physical line of gravity is the goal of Structural Integration. However the work is neither so purely physiological that it ignores the experience of the person, nor too ethereal and...

Written by Roger Golten

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Diet Wars

Why is it that you can eat the best organic foods, take the finest supplements, drink plenty of fluids, exercise like mad, get plenty of sleep and still feel terrible? ...

Written by Sheri Dixon D. N. Th.

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Buteyko, Effective Asthma Management

Wendy Haddock, a physiotherapist from Sanquhar teaches asthmatics the Buteyko Method around Scotland and north west England. To address interest in the Buteyko Method the following article describes the Buteyko Method and why she became a Buteyko practitioner. I first became...

Written by Wendy Haddock M.C.S.P.

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Reiki: Symbols and Attunements

In my article ‘Symbols and Beyond’ I spoke of the possibility of moving beyond the Reiki symbols to access the energy they represent directly, and the use of symbols from other cultures to direct the energy: Moslem prayers and Christian symbols for example....

Written by Taggart King

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Reiki: Symbols and Beyond

In the Western style of Reiki, the Reiki symbols are seen to be very important. They are seen as an integral part of the system; indeed for many people the symbols are Reiki, the symbols are the energy. However new information coming from...

Written by Taggart King

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The Use of Creative Visualisation in Meditation

What is meditation? According to the definition in the dictionary it is "the act of thinking about something deeply", To meditate is to reflect on, to contemplate, to go within, to ponder, usually relating to spiritual matters hence...

Written by Jason Light

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