Articles: clinical practice

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  1. Practical Protection for Practitioners

    by Kay Zega

    This column is aimed to help practitioners practise in a professional manner which protects them and their clients. The author shares her views on what a Professional Practice is...

  2. Professional Advice for Complementary Practitioners

    by David Balen

    In the light of increasing scrutiny of alternative and complementary medicine by the general public, the legal and medical professions, and the media, this article offers practical...

  3. Reflective Practice - A Magic Mirror on Life

    by Carole Preen

    This article was inspired by a fortune cookie of all things, in which it said, “reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting”. Now I have always been a huge advocate ...

  4. Regulation of Group 2 Complementary Therapies

    by Carole Preen

    Carol Preen tackles the regulation of three Group 2 therapies which she practises, Aromatherapy, Massage and Reflexology, and how they will affect the business of these therapists....

  5. Research - the Key to Developing Good Practice

    by Peggy Welch

  6. Return to Wellness: Traumatic Consequences of Inadequate Self-Care

    by Kay Zega

    This article is a very frank and open account of how a therapist and healer took her own health and well-being too much for granted. She tells the reader how she over-worked and ov...

  7. Some myths about practice building

    by Allan Rudolf

    For most adults, their single most time-consuming activity is work. Yet unfortunately very few people find full satisfaction in theirs. I believe lack of satisfaction in work is a ...

  8. Ten Steps to a Healthy Complementary Therapy Practice

    by Celia Johnson

    Based on her 13 year career as a massage therapist, Celia Johnson sets out a 10-point plan to advise newly qualified therapists how to create a successful and fulfilling practice.<...

  9. The Blood Test - What kind of information does it Provide?

    by Dr Patrick Quanten

    Since the introduction of the blood test as a means of helping with the diagnosis of diseases the number of things tested for has dramatically increased as well as the number of so ...

  10. The Changing Face of Complementary Therapies in the UK

    by Carole Preen

    I run a professional association in the UK; a role I have been involved in since the 1990s. It is called Complementary Health Professionals (CHP) and we cover all therapies and supp...

  11. The Fairy Tale of a Virus Called Coconut

    by Dr Patrick Quanten

    Knowledge is something every living organism needs in order to survive. It requires knowledge of the environment and the living conditions in order to find food, to stay away from d...

  12. The Healer as an Instrument for Wholistic Healing

    by Dr Daniel Benor

    Regular columnist Dr Daniel Benor looks at how many caregiver factors contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of clinical intervention. The effectiveness of caregiving can be enh...

  13. The Importance of Effective Communication Skills in a Complementary Therapy Practice

    by Carole Preen

    This article not only looks at the importance of therapeutic communication with our clients but also about how we use communication in the wider context when communicating with othe...

  14. The Wounded Healer: Boundaries in the Client/Therapist Relationship

    by Anon

    This article examines the ethics of maintaining safe boundaries between client and therapist with an aim to encouraging those entrusted with the care of vulnerable clients to look ...

  15. Voluntary Self-regulation of Complementary Therapies

    by Carole Preen

    This article discusses the issue of multi-disciplinary establishments that have sprung up over the past few years to cater to the concerns of multi-disciplinary therapists about ha...

  16. Wander-Full, Wonder-Filled Thinking

    by Caroline Barrow

    The author starts enthusiastically by discussing the different passions that people have from golf and fishing to crochet and knitting. Yet, how often does one take time to think a...

  17. What Can I tell You About ……

    by Dr Patrick Quanten

    Establishing the cause of death is a doctor’s prerogative. Only a qualified doctor is allowed to fill in the form, which officially makes his statement the true cause of death for ...

  18. What is the Difference between Beauty and Complementary Therapy Qualifications in the Same Subjects?

    by Carole Preen

    As the registrar for Complementary Health Professionals (CHP), one of the UKs leading professional associations, we are reviewing qualifications every day. Not only do we check qual...

  19. What Therapists Need from a Professional Association - An Aromatherapy Perspective

    by Sue Jenkins and Ian Smith

    It is really important that therapists understand what they should get in return for their hard-earned subscriptions and, in turn, how they can influence the professional associati...

  20. What will it be like Returning to Work after Lockdown?

    by Carole Preen

    Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on the complementary therapy industry and it is particularly hard when you are a self-employed sole trader. As a result, the question all compl...

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