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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What is Disease?

The common meaning of the term 'disease' is "a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body". However, as with 'health', this definition is insufficient to compass or explain most of the suffering of people, for which the original wider...

Written by Pete Bloch

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Low Back Pain

Lower back pain is a very common occurance within the United Kingdom; back pain is estimated to affect 1 in 3 adults, costing the NHS is in excess of £1000 million per year. Most low back pain is triggered by...

Written by Glen Daniels M.Ost

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Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), Pubalgia, Pelvic Girdle Pain & Pregnancy!

SPD SPD is not a new condition; back In 1870 Snelling described the relaxation of the pelvic joints, which lead to distressing symptoms within the female pregnant population.  141 years later and orthodox medicine will still inform patients that nothing can...

Written by Glen Daniels M.Ost

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The Secret of Happiness

There's been a lot of guff written about happiness in recent times. On the one hand, you've got the positive thinking gurus peddling their often simplistic fast track to deep joy and on the other you've got the doom-mongers telling us...

Written by Karen Martin

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Wedding Balls

It's not just the bride who suffers from pre-wedding nerves. All she's got to do is turn up on the day looking ravishing whereas the groom, best man and father of the bride have to stand up in front of a...

Written by Karen Martin

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Killer at Work

No one is immune from an invisible killer which stalks silently through every office, factory floor and work-place. It doesn't discriminate against age, sex, race or occupation and its grip tightens as the social and economic pressures of 21st century life...

Written by Karen Martin

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Hypnosis for Childbirth

Incredibly, there is a way to reduce anxiety during pregnancy, experience comfortable childbirth without any pain medication and minimise the risk of post-natal depression. And it's available to every single mother-to-be at minimal cost.                Surprised? Well you may be even more...

Written by Karen Martin

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How can Systematic Kinesiology augment my own Healthcare Practice?

Kinesiology is totally holistic because it is a modality that treats an individual as a whole unique being on a number of levels, chemically, physically, structurally, emotionally, and electrically.   There is no requirement for any belief system, and the individual...

Written by Linda Belcher

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Could breathing through your mouth harm you?

  The nose is a highly specialised organ for breathing, although it is often thought of as more of an optional extra on the face. The benefits of breathing through your nose are many; I will just mention a few of...

Written by Janet Winter

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Fusion Health Holistic Healing

What is Holistic Healing? Having been a healer for 30 years and being very familiar with the term 'holistic healing' it has only been in the last few months, through some recent health challenges of my own, that I have better...

Written by Natalie Lewis

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From Reflexology to the Metamorphic Technique: A Transformational Journey

At the end of world war two a British naturopath called Robert St.John discovered a new healing modality which used firm pressure on the reflex points of the feet to bring about well being in the whole body. He trained...

Written by Dominique Meeroff

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Reflexology; What is it? How can it help?

The Origins of Reflexology Reflexology is a therapy that dates back many hundreds of years and was practised in Egypt, China, India and Japan. The first evidence of its use was discovered in pictures found within a tomb in 2500 BC in...

Written by Angela Daws

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