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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Some aspects of transference

Though Eysenck (1986), writing from an experimental psychologist’s point of view, discounts virtually the whole of Freudian psychology as being a pseudo—science, he leaves intact the pivotal phenomenon of transference. Transference, then, is a phenomenon which can be endorsed by...

Written by Rus Gandy

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An holistic approach to alopecia areata

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 condition. Although the cause is not known...

Written by Celia Stanford

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What is essential is invisible to the eye

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...

Written by Ingrid J Collins

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Ayurveda - Balancing mind, body and soul

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, been the primary healthcare throughout the Asian subcontinent. However, its...

Written by Danny Cavanagh

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Buteyko Breathing for Asthma and Breathing Problems

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, that breathing is all about getting the balance right. We...

Written by the Buteyko Breathing Association

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Masks in therapy - an interview

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 therapy like painting, dance or...

Written by Michael Chase

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

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 therapies, rather than drugs, asks Amanda...

Written by Reproduced courtesy of Here's Health

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Hypnosis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as spastic colon, colitis or nervous stomach is a baffling and complex set of gastrointestinal symptoms that affects 15% to 20% of the population(approximately 20 million people). It is characterized by intermittent abdominal cramping, constipation,...

Written by Melissa J. Roth, CHt., PhD

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What type of Yoga?

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 is far more...

Written by Sophie Alexander

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Intuition and Potential

Intuition and Potential The basis of fulfillment and happiness Intuition - the inner tutor- being able to recognise your inner guidance system and use it constructively to make the best decisions - being able to recognise all the factors that affect you...

Written by Sylvia Clare

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Reiki will never be the same again

If you open any newspaper or magazine that has an "alternative health" section, you will find an advertisement for a Reiki practitioner or Master. Reiki healing is a technique that has been embraced by the west since it was brought...

Written by Taggart King

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Repression and Dissociation

What is it? Explanation of terms and probable causes Repression is a form of censorship, the conscious or unconscious denial of an aspect of the perceived reality so that it is kept out of conscious awareness. Dissociation is the effect that...

Written by PB

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