Complementary Medicine

My Mother. My Inspiration.

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Elizabeth Kucinich

It was the early 1990s. The recession had hit. Our house was in foreclosure, but mum was determined to make things work and to save our home. And she did! She established a healing practice and I watched the archetypal journey of the wounded healer unfold before me.

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?

An Injection of Hope Into the Medical "Apocalypse"?

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

The original doom and gloom merchants touting a coming apocalypse were religious seers. Nowadays, though, faith-based threats of calamity tend to be...

An Oldie but a Goodie - Acupuncture helps Fertility!

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

Theory behind it includes the possibility that herbal remedies and acupuncture can affect the ovulation and menstrual cycle and enhance blood flow to the uterus.

Creativity in the Therapeutic Setting

Elena Barbiero | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Why is it so important to keep creativity vibrant and alive? Creativity is not only about activities such as drawing, painting, graphics, writing etc.: it's also about creative solutions, intuition, understanding of others, empathy. These qualities bring out generosity, abundance, awareness of others, self-realisation.

Therapeutic Approaches in Reflexology

Elena Barbiero | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Energetically speaking, there are two main approaches to a reflexology treatment, and it's down to the skill of the therapist to ascertain which one is best. One can choose to act according to a non-interference principle, as simple 'catalyst': this is when there isn't really an interaction between patient and therapist. The therapist 'lends' his/her energy as a medium to support healing. The mere 'presence' of the therapist is enough to help the healing process, the treatment being the medium. A second avenue is the one of active release, where the therapist actively stimulates or seeks to modify energy patterns, having identified an imbalance.

NHS Workers Show the Value of Keeping Health Care Options Open

Tony Lobl | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Mainstream, traditional, conventional and orthodox - all words which, when applied to medicine, suggest a must-have of hospitals, pills, uniformed nur...

Handling Mental Health in Africa: Biomedical and Traditional Models

Peter Byass | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK
Peter Byass

All around the world mental health care tends to get marginalised - and globally Africa always gets marginalised - so the combination of mental health and Africa must be one of the most neglected subjects imaginable.