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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Mentoring For Massage Therapists

I have been a massage therapist for 17 years. I also taught massage for several of those, have written and taught massage courses and workshops both in the UK and abroad, and recently started mentoring therapists too. I have always loved...

Written by Helen Hunter

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Writing is a form of Healing Self Hypnosis

Writing is a much undervalued tool for accessing calmer, wiser inner states of mind. When we write, we activate thought streams from both left and right hemispheres of our brain and connect them to our hand. This allows a greater...

Written by Kieron Devlin

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The Importance Of Client Handling Skills In Building Your Massage Practice

What is "client handling"? "Client handling" is a term to describe all your interactions with your clients that aren't the hands-on massage session itself. They are mostly face to face during an appointment with a client, but also could be on the telephone, by email...

Written by Helen Hunter

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The Importance Of Pregnancy Massage Therapy

When you get pregnant, your body will undergo serious changes, both internal and external. These changes can leave you with a lot of physical and emotional stress. If this stress is not deal effectively, you might end up experiencing serious...

Written by Ben Pianese

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Art, Architecture and Healing the Land

Imagine you had a plot of land Â? quite a large plot of land, large enough to build a residential complex and a shopping arcade and a leisure area, perhaps restaurants, gym, leisure centre, green parkland area and other services Â? A mini...

Written by Susanna Bellini

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Heal Your Life With Transpersonal or Spiritual Hypnotherapy

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy or Spiritual Hypnotherapy as it is more commonly known, is one of the most powerful healing tools around today and has been used for centuries. The ancient Egyptians utilised the power of trance in their healing temples, where...

Written by Kimberley Lovell

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10 Ways To Boost Your Immunity

10 Ways to Boost Your Immunity   Learn how to relax - Stress increases your body's production of cortisol and adrenaline, hormones that lower immune response. Relaxation techniques -- from aerobic exercise and progressive muscle relaxation to meditation, prayer and chanting --...

Written by Dawattie Basdeo-Oldroyd

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Gua Sha Therapy

Gua Sha Therapy was once one of the five major treatments in Chinese Traditional Medicine. In the subsequent major extant historical medical text, Gua Sha Therapy was omitted and only four treatment methods were described. But it...

Written by Sabina Sabina

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The History Of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is believed to be over 5,000 years old, forming the foundation of many other healing systems. The sages and physicians of the time were deeply devoted holy people, who saw health as an integral part of spiritual life. It is...

Written by sarah macartney

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Ayurveda - The Six Stages of Illness

In Ayurveda, the illness process can be summarised in a simple way. The doshas are increased by aggravating factors such as diet, climate, seasons, lifestyle, emotions etc. This weakens the body's digestive fire, which in turn allows an undigested food...

Written by sarah macartney

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Feeling stressed out? You're not alone

Stress is one of the major health problems in Western society today. What can you do to prevent a potential heart attack or nervous breakdown? ItÂ?s been deteriorating and I feel a bit burnt out...Â? It is a lovely summers evening...

Written by Helena Lundvik

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Practising Earth Energy for Reiki Practitioners

Earth energy? Don't the pagans have a monopoly on that? Well, yesÂ? and no. It may be well known that Earth energy has a significant part to play in many pagan practices, but scratch the surface of Reiki when it...

Written by Rebecca Holton

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