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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Hypnotherapy - An Overview

If you have been looking into the possibility of having treatment, or thinking about training to become a hypnotherapist, you will have noticed many different types of therapy available (for example -curative, clinical, evidenced-based, cognitive, eclectic) as well as those...

Written by Helen Lesser

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Homeopathy for the Outdoors

Did you know it is Homeopathic Awareness Week 14th-21st June and the emphasis is on Holiday Health. That goes quite well with this monthâ??s theme. If you are lucky you might find homeopaths in your local health food shop with...

Written by Rochelle Marsden

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What is Rolfing? How Does it Work?

The therapy that I practice is called Structural Integration, more commonly known by the trademarked name of Rolfing® (after Dr Ida P. Rolf, the founder of this remarkably ground-breaking discipline of body-work. Rolfing® is not the prettiest of names for...

Written by Jean-Pierre el-Rif

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Reflexology - more than just a foot massage?

Most people are familiar with the term Â?ReflexologyÂ? as this method of holistic healing has greatly increased in popularity over the years. But what is really behind this ancient therapy? Is it more than simply a foot massageÂ??   Reflexology is a...

Written by Marie Long

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Soul Retrieval and Shamanic Healing - Traditional Practices to Restore our Life Force

Soul Retrieval Â? Shamanism and Healing. The recapitulation of life force is the body of work, which restores or recapitulates lost life force. Soul Retrieval is one of the most well-known and effective practices to this end. To understand how recapitulation practices...

Written by Howard G Charing

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Acknowledgement and Support in Psycho-Spiritual Counselling

People can be an obstacle; they can shake your faith before you are firmly established in virtue; but once you are established everybody can know. Â? Irina Tweedie (1) Acknowledgement and support cultivate inner strength, give us the will to endure...

Written by Richard Harvey

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What Is Spiritual Growth?

Spiritual growth is a very personal journey. We are spiritual beings in a human body from our first breath to our last. Each time we breathe in, we accept life and all she has to offer us. With each out...

Written by Caroline Nettle

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How to manage stress better

Stress comes in many forms, from a sudden crisis to the slow drip-drip of life's daily demands.  Acute or chronic, it creates tensions and imbalances within our system that bring an intensity to the way we engage with everything. The...

Written by Linda Hall

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The benefits of daily 'grounding'

Just as a house needs solid foundations to withstand the ravages of weather and time, there's a lot to be said for keeping both feet firmly on the ground in this fast moving 21st Century. We've developed a virtual world on...

Written by Linda Hall

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Paint Your Art Out

 PAINT YOUR ART OUT Â? the SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA   bringing meditation, creative visualization, healing and artwork together   Delcia McNeil   What is Paint Your Art Out? Paint your Art Out is the name I give to the workshops that I run that are both playful...

Written by Delcia McNeil

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The Power of Now

I've often been asked "How can I be positive when I see what's going on around me?" "I don't have health/abundance/money (you fill in what you don't have)." "What about the 'reality' I now face?" "Don't I have to deal...

Written by Yvonne Green

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The Big Picture

If, every day, we take positive action towards achieving our goals then ourmotivation and sense of achievement grow, fuelling our confidence and making eventhe wildest of dreams possible.  Each small step has a cumulative affect on our progress.  And creating...

Written by Karen Martin

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