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 and Buddhism

When I think about Reiki and Buddhism I find that, for me now, they are irretrievably linked. In my practice they are so close that these days they have become the same thing. This wasn't something that I started off...

Written by Rebecca Holton

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What's hooking you?

Colour Light Therapy is a holistic healing method that treats the whole spectrum of the human being from a mild headache to bringing in your soul blueprint. It uses a torch and different coloured quartz glass rods to release emotional,...

Written by Malika Premdevi

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Mindfulness and Acceptance - Learning to Let Go

6 months ago I decided to take a sabbatical, my first complete break from office work in 20 years. This, I hoped, would allow me to de-stress and return to a more natural state of body and mind Â? my...

Written by Alison Mendoza (Free Flow Healing)

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IsnÂ’t it great to be alive!

First the bad newsÂ? Giving out is like swine flu - highly contagious. If you are complaining it invites the person you are talking to to join in. One comment about the shocking weather leads to another, throw in a bad football...

Written by Liam O'Sullivan

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The Smart Ass

Life is all about choices. Some are easy. Some are difficult. Often we have no choice in the amount of crap life will throw at us. How we react to, and deal with it, though is definitely our choice. It...

Written by Liam O'Sullivan

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Tsuboki Face Massage

Face Massage has been a traditional part of massage in Japan for hundreds of years. Japanese empresses would have regular face massage because beauty was not seen as being separate from health. If you were healthy, you looked beautiful,...

Written by Anne Parry

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From Here to Eternity

We're all beginners. Every moment of every day we're all experiencing things that are new to us: new air, new thoughts, new ideas, even new weather. Who'd have thought that wind and rain could exist in so many different variations?...

Written by Rebecca Holton

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Reiki and Compassion

As students of Japanese Reiki, healers and practitioners, compassion is an essential part of what we do. But what is compassion and why is it so important to us and our practice of Reiki? In Japanese Reiki we often find...

Written by Rebecca Holton

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Do You Suffer from Depression, Anxiety or Social Anxiety? Here is What Might Be Preventing the Healing.

Feeling anxious, socially anxious, stressed, depressed can be extremely painful and limiting to our life. It might cause us not to feel comfortable in ourselves, not to be ourselves or live our values, not to do what we would like,...

Written by Piercarla Garusi

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Get Selfish!

 Featured # Article: Get Selfish! When I work with parents as part of my Easy Tiger Parents Programme, I use a term I call "positive selfishness", whereby I encourage parents to focus on themselves. For instance, a parent that I have...

Written by Jennifer McLeod

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Kinesiology and Obesity

 Put simply obesity is a symptom/result of the body absorbing/storing more than it needs to survive healthily.  This can result in a number of health problems, one of which is type 2 diabetes. Obesity can be due to: eating too much eating too...

Written by Linda Belcher

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Surrogate Testing with Kinesiology

 There are many reasons I love what I do.       As a Kinesiologist I have the privilege of meeting and treating many wonderful people, some of whom have been suffering for years and come to me as a last resort !  ...

Written by Linda Belcher

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