Alternative Medicine

How Adult Colouring Books Can Help You Beat Stress

Jackie Gallego | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In 2013, Lucy Fyles became virtually housebound with a severe anxiety disorder, so she picked up a colouring book and set to work. Lucy hoped for a mo...

These Apps Are Going To Overhaul Your Monday Mornings

Claudia Canavan | Posted 18.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Monday morning rolls around, we all need motivation to get us out of bed. Good news is, the latest in technology means that it doesn’t need to ...

How To Ward Off The End Of Summer Blues

Claudia Canavan | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dark mornings are nearly upon us and the early air is laced with chill. Autumn often makes it harder to crank yourself up for an early run or meditat...

The Very Real Effects Air Pollution Has On Your Health

Phillip Othen | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The World Health Organisation reports that each year 3.7 million people die prematurely from the effects of outdoor air pollution. 80% of air pollutio...

Brexit Could Put The UK 'Second Rank' For Access To New Medicines

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Politics

Patients could face a delay of up to a year for new medicines as a result of Brexit, the Heath Secretary told MPs on Tuesday. Jeremy Hunt said Britain...

Jeremy Hunt's Seven-Day Homeopathic NHS: Just The Tincture?

Nima Ghadiri | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Politics
Nima Ghadiri

When the practical and economic feasibility of a routine 7-day NHS has been roundly debunked by senior doctors, service providers and analyists, it is only natural to ask how this is going to happen. Maybe, we ought to be thinking a little more naturally ourselves, and prepare for our complementary secretary of state for health to give us a very complementary 7-day routine NHS.

Endometriosis: Why You Have More Options Available To Help Your Symptoms Than Just Surgery

Dr. Ahmed Ismail | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Ahmed Ismail

Did you know.... 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis? That's a shocking 176 million. Yet, despite this, very little is known about the c...

Stress Awareness Month - Why You Should Reduce Your Stress When Pregnant

Angela Spencer | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Angela Spencer

Stress has become part of every day life and many of us can find it hard to deal with and look for ways to de-stress. However, many people are unaware that stress levels naturally become amplified in pregnancy, as our bodies are out under increasing pressure thanks to an influx of hormones.

Rugby Player 'Detoxes' Using Cupping Therapy, But Does It Really Work?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you hear the word "detox", green juice is usually the first thing that springs to mind. But New Zealand rugby player Sonny Bill Williams prefe...

10 Plants And Foods That Are Natural Remedies For Illness

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're concerned about the amount of tablets you take, it might be time to consider using natural remedies. Natural remedies are alternatives to...

Killing With Kindness - How HIV Denialism Murders Women

Gus Cairns | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Gus Cairns

I do understand that for many, the science is not easily understood, and that you may still think doubt about the origins of AIDS is still a matter for legitimate discourse. It is not. It is an entirely irresponsible thing to do, and I beg you even at this late stage to withdraw the screening of this film.

GRAPHIC: Ointment Leaves Man With Inch-Wide Hole In His Head

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW A bogus "alternative medicine" ointment, purporting to cure cancer, burnt an inch-wide hole in a man's temple. The A...

Homeopathy, Bebop and Other 'Revelations'

Tony Lobl | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Noting a case in which she administered tiny doses of a solution containing "common table-salt" in which there wasn't "a single saline property left", she reportedly cured a patient who had been "sinking in the last stage of typhoid fever".

I Don't Know if I'd Be Here if Not for Music

Judith Owen | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

I have very few "happy" family memories. The ones I do revolve around music and road trips with us all singing along to the likes of James Taylor. So when my dad passed away in 2012, I decided to make fantasy a reality and work with the same consummate players who played on those records.

Should You Be Pushy With Your GP? Professor Haslam Thinks So

Karin Sieger | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Professor David Haslam, chairman of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), says in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, that patients should be more pro-active about their health and 'pushier' with their GPs. How realistic is his view, and where does our responsibility towards ourselves as patients start and that of a medical professional end?

Why Hypnotherapy Is Becoming Big Business

Steve Miller | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

But what makes a successful hypnotherapy business is very different to what creates a top hypnotherapy practitioner, and if this is a career that takes your fancy you need to think about building your business knowledge as well as your clinical skills.

Yoga "Treatment" for Varicose Veins

Mark S. Whiteley | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark S. Whiteley

I personally do not believe in the distinction between medicine and "alternative medicine". I would simply say, if something works to cure or alleviate a medical condition it is medicine and if it does not, it is not medicine.

Breaking "Good": My First Psychedelic Drug Conference

Christine Coco Jun | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Coco Jun

If the popular rise of drugs in mainstream culture is any indication of the times - just think how many viewers caught the finale of Breaking Bad - perhaps we need to especially reconsider the use of psychedelic drugs.

Sugar Injections In Knee Joints Could Ease Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Patients with knee osteoarthritis could benefit from having sugar injections -- known as prolotherapy -- new research has revealed. The study, publ...

Would You Swallow A Fish Filled With Medicine To Cure Your Asthma?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

At this time of year, those suffering from asthma can find their condition becomes dramatically worse. As the pollen count rises, so do our allergic r...

'Prince Charles And The Homeopathy Pill' - The Next Harry Potter Instalment?

Gemma Hurley | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Gemma Hurley

Do you ever feel when Prince Charles's name comes up, that you must be going slightly mad?

Homeopathy - Most of Us Are Ignorant and It Certainly Isn't Bliss

Michelle Beckett | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Beckett

Although I remain sceptical about some herbal treatments, some have been scientifically proven to have bio-active properties and effects on the human body in double blind trials. St. John's Wort, to give one example. Aspirin was originally from willow bark, wasn't it?

Alternative Medicines for Mental Health

Kerry Hudson | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Many of us are choosing a greener lifestyle, and that goes for medication too. Holistic therapist Sorrell Robbins explains "The idea of alternative medicine - namely herbs - is to help moderate and balance the individual alongside medical and/or psychiatric care and not to cure conditions that mainstream doctors were unable to".

The Changing Patient of the Future - From Passive Recipient to Active Participant

Tony Lobl | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

What role, if any, should the NHS have in funding mind-body medicine and alternative medicines like homeopathy? It is a legitimate subject for debate, and one that Jeremy Hunt inherits in his new in-tray.

Painkillers Cause Headaches - Finding Another Way

Laura Knowles | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Knowles

Painkillers can't be considered as a cure for headaches. They block the pain receptors that are giving the brain the message that there is a problem. Painkillers are not addressing the problem of where the headache is really coming from.