Articles: complementary medicine

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  1. A University Polyclinic at Westminster

    by Dr David Peters

    On 14 May HRH the Prince of Wales opened the University of Westminster's new clinic of complementary therapies. Acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, therapeutic bodywork, herbal ...

  2. Advertising Complementary Medicine - Where Next with Regulation Reform

    by Richard Eaton

    This article updates and expands upon my previous article that appeared on PH Online (Issue 228, February 2016): Your CAM Practice and the Advertising Standards Authority Ltd – Tim...

  3. Barriers to Integration are in our Minds

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    I am starting this brief article by looking at boundaries between some complementary professions, but where this takes us is revolutionary - so please read on even if the words ost...

  4. Complementary Therapies in the Next Decade: The Challenges

    by Mark Kane

    Never before have complementary therapies found so much favour. Patients are choosing and using complementary therapies in greater numbers than ever before. There are examples of a...

  5. Dealing with Harm

    by Nancy Blake

    This column focuses on how practitioners in health-enhancing professions can keep well, and use their skills to the best of their ability to help their clients without drowning in ...

  6. Ethics and Integration (or Incarceration)?

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    In this short article, the author discusses ethics, safety and codes of conduct within both regulated and unregulated complementary medicine professions. As well as the ongoing nee...

  7. Integrating Complementary Therapies into Mainstream Education

    by Dr Brian Isbell

    Over the past decade approximately ten universities in the UK have become involved in developing degree courses in complementary therapies.

  8. Integration: Malign or Benign

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    According to Leon Chaitow there are two opposing views of the process of the integration of conventional and complementary medicine.

  9. Mud Therapy in Bulgaria

    by Pippa Canney

    The author gives a detailed account of the location and setting of the Tuzlata treatment centre and its mud spa. 

  10. Optimizing the Healing Potential

    by Mary Martin

    This column discusses the placebo effect which, the author says, can override psychological and physical conditions, and is the strongest, most comprehensive and most proven medici...

  11. P.C., Gender, Interprofessional Discord and Integration

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    In the Integrated Medicine column this month Leon Chaitow looks at several issues in alternative medicine where discord, confusion and imbalance exist within alternative medicine a...

  12. Patient Expectations and Belief - Placebo or a Treatment Bonus

    by Bernadette Ward

    A claim regularly put forward by detractors of complementary medicine is that one of the reasons that patients benefit from complementary healthcare treatments is the time the pract...

  13. Peace and Harmony in Holistic Medicine?

    by Leon Chaitow, ND DO

    Peace and Harmony in Holistic Medicine? You would think so but the truth is there exists a tendency, currently awesomely evident, for displays of mutual animosity, antagonism and...

  14. Practitioners Must State The Case For Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    by Richard Eaton

    This is an urgent call to all practitioners to state the case for complementary and alternative medicine.  The view accepted and promoted by the media is that because CAM lacks the...

  15. Sharing a Common Ground

    by June Butlin

    It's not so long ago that complementary therapy was frowned upon and each discipline at that time was working towards the common goal of establishing themselves in the health care ...

  16. The Challenge of Working and Learning Together

    by Dr David Peters

    Complementary medicine is a relative newcomer to the NHS. CM works better for some problems (and for certain kinds of people) than it does for others and is most effective in the h...

  17. The Human Factor

    by Mary Martin

    Reflexologist Mary Martin focuses on how modern medicine has disregarded the psychological and emotional levels of health, how science has disconnected itself from the patient. Hea...

  18. The Importance of Integrative Health Care

    by June Butlin

    As a nutritionist, June Butlin, believes that our bodies are derived from the nutrients we take from our food, helped by oxygen and water. She does not feel that the medical establ...

  19. The UK National Health Services should Engage with Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    by Richard Eaton

    The NHS England Consultation (updated on 1st December 2017) titled: Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: A Consultation on Guidance for CCGs has confirmed...

  20. We have to educate to integrate

    by Dr David Peters

    Integration is the new buzz-word: the argument being that non-conventional therapies are here to stay, so why not put them to work in the mainstream?

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