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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Reiki: Working with Intuition

When I first started practising Reiki, I didn't believe that I was intuitive. In fact, I thought that I might only be able to become intuitive after years of dedicated practice, if then. I thought that maybe intuition was only for the gifted...

Written by Taggart King

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Reiki: Distant Attunements

When I first became involved with Reiki, and I heard that some people carried out distant attunements, or studied Reiki without meeting their teacher in person, I thought "what a con; that's ridiculous". Experience now tells me that I should not have been...

Written by Taggart King

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Reiki: Intelligent Energy?

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 that the intelligence of the energy is accounted for by the presence...

Written by Taggart King

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Reiki: The Importance of Intent

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, learning that we must always follow...

Written by Taggart King

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Reiki: Simplicity and Sandwiches

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 bigger and better, we have to add stuff....

Written by Taggart King

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Reiki: Restrictions on Reiki

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 should not treat a broken bone with...

Written by Taggart King

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

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 negative messages about ourselves. The kinds of...

Written by Linda Bishopp

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Reiki is a Japanese word and means healing

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 healing (Reiki) and...

Written by Linda Bishopp

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Grapefruit seed extract - the ultimate anti-microbial

Introduction In November 1996, while on holiday in Ireland, I spent an evening with a friend, a qualified nurse and a practising aromatherapist and reflexologist. As always, in her company, talk turned to the...

Written by Dorothy Cronin

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Nostradamus foresees the role of QiGong

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 millennium has come...

Written by Wang Jianjun

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Pranic Therapy Part I - An Introduction

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 psycho- physical organism, physical and mental discipline and opening all our channels...

Written by G Kumar

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The Importance of Dreams

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 feelings, smells, tastes and...

Written by Polly Hall

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