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Welcome to The UK Complementary Therapist & Therapy Guide.
A Directory and Guide providing information about Alternative Therapies & Therapists.
If you are looking for a complementary therapist near you, or to find out more about complementary therapies or alternative therapy and holistic medicine, or what therapists can offer, our Therapist Guide has all that and more:-

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Complementary or Alternative Therapy / Medicine (CAM)

Although Complementary or Alternative Therapies (CAM) and Natural Medicines are relatively new to Western Culture they have been accepted, developed and in use for thousands of years in many other cultures.
CAM has existed for many centuries in Chinese, Indian and some Middle Eastern and Greek civilisations.
They include different approaches and techniques for treating the whole person, often described as Natural Health treatment or Holistic Medicine.
CAM has evolved to be used in conjunction with and not instead of modern conventional western medicine (allopathic medicine)

Defining CAM is difficult, because the field is very broad and constantly changing and developing. The terms Complementary and Alternative are often used interchangeably and despite the terms Therapy and Medicine being different concepts (described below) many of these treatments are becoming more popularly referred to as CAM therapies

  • “Alternative medicine” will often refer to the use of CAM as an alternative to conventional medicine (eg Acupuncture)
  • “Complementary medicine” is seen as a medicine that complements conventional medicine (eg Aromatherapy)

Millions of people now subscribe to Complementary Health and the use of alternative & complementary therapies is worldwide, with demand for these therapies still growing.
About half of all GPs, in the UK, now provide some kind of access to these forms of therapy and despite Britain coming late to the use of these therapies it is estimated by practitioners that demand for these therapies has increased by up to 30% in the last ten years.
It is currently estimated that 3 in 10 local health authorities in Britain now offer some form of alternative therapy to patients and that as many as one third of people in the United Kingdom have tried at least one form of alternative therapy, usually for the treatment of various problems such as backache, arthritis, or headaches migraine
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Some of the more popular complementary therapies include;

• Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Reflexology, Chiropractic, Hypnotherapy, Indian Head massage, Tai Chi and Qigong

Some of the more popular alternative therapies include;

• Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, Crystal Therapies, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Naturopathy, Energy Therapies, Magnetic Therapy, Co lour Therapy, Music Therapy, Healing with Crystals, Hot Stone Therapy, Cupping, Craniosacral Therapy and Meditation

It is highly recommended that you use a qualified practitioner who is a member of a regulatory body. By law, chiropractic and osteopathy practitioners must be registered with the appropriate professional bodies
In the United Kingdom, there is an organisation that monitors CAM therapists known as British Register of Complementary Practitioners. On their site, they say "The British Register of Complementary Practitioners (BRCP) is a professional register of practitioners who have proved their competence to practice by either completing an approved course or through an assessment made by the Registration Panel. They also agree to observe a Code of Ethics and Practice and have full practitioner insurance." This helps monitor the quality of CAM in the UK and reduces the risk of quackery



 

 

Some broader definitions of CAM therapies
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Featured Therapy --- Osteopathy

Previously Featured Therapies include:-
Aromatherapy, Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
, Psycotherapy, Hopi Ear Candling, Bowen Therapy, Kinesiology, Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu, Qigong, Acupuncture, Acupressure, AlexanderTechnique, Ayuverda, Naturopathy, Bach Flower Therapy, Chelation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Shamanism, Somatics

Osteopathy:-
The profession of Osteopathy was founded in 1874 by an American doctor, Andrew Taylor Still (1828-1917). Still named this new school of medicine “osteopathy,” believing that the bone (osteon), was the starting point from which it was possible to ascertain the cause of pathological conditions. The practise of osteopathy has a long history in the UK and the first school of osteopathy was established in London in 1917. Courses in Osteopathy have now become integrated into the university system. Instead of receiving a Diploma in Osteopathy (DO), with or without a Diploma in Naturopathy (ND), graduates now become Masters or Bachelors of Osteopathy, or Osteopathic Medicine, (BOst or MOst) or else Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Osteopathy or Osteopathic Medicine, according to the institution attended.
Osteopathy is an alternative/complementary medicine a holistic system of treatment for a wide range of medical conditions that involves treating medical disorders by the physical manipulation and massage of the muscle tissue and bones. Often the blood and nerve supply to the various tissues and organs of the body are obstructed by the use of specific movements in and around these tissues, and often not at the site of pain, osteopaths are able to release these obstructions. Osteopaths believe their treatments allow the body to heal itself and use a range of techniques that do not require the use drugs or surgery. Osteopathy involves a series of movements designed to correct disturbances in muscles, ligaments and joints. It is also so much more than correcting musculoskeletal disturbances. Often the blood and nerve supply to the various tissues and organs of the body are obstructed. By specific movements in and around these tissues, and distant to the site of pain, osteopaths are able to release these obstructions. Osteopathy is used for many different conditions, painful backs, shoulders and knees, recurrent headaches, sinusitis and digestive disorders. Painful joints and muscles often are caused by specific injuries, accidents, sprains, falls and problems with posture.


 

Read much more about Osteopathy in one of these excellent books.....

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Guide to all our Listed Therapies

Previously Featured Therapies include:-
Aromatherapy, Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
, Psycotherapy, Hopi Ear Candling, Bowen Therapy, Kinesiology, Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu, Qigong, Acupuncture, Acupressure, AlexanderTechnique, Ayuverda, Naturopathy, Bach Flower Therapy, Chelation Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Shamanism

 

( Fuller definitions of Complementary and Alternative therapies can be found on our pages:-
Guides to the various Therapies available )

 

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Our guide to Complementary Therapy in the UK was set up to provide information about these therapies, how they function and how they may help you. The site also provides a comprehensive list of Alternative nd Complementary Therapy Providers in all areas of the UK.

Currently we list Therapists and Alternative Medicine Providers in the following areas :-

Alternative Therapists Bedfordshire,
Ampthill
Arlesey
Aspley Guise
Battlesden
Beadlow
Bedford
Beeston
Biggleswade
Dunstable
Flitwick
Kempston
Leighton Buzzard
Linslade
Luton
Shefford

Alternative Therapists Berkshire,
Ascot
Bracknell
Crowthorne
Earley
Eton
Hungerford
Maidenhead
Newbury
Reading
Sandhurst
Slough
Thatcham
Windsor
Wokingham
Woodley


Alternative Therapists Buckinghamshire,
Amersham
Amersham-on-the-Hill
Aylesbury
Bletchley
Botley
Buckingham
Chalfont Common
Chalfont St. Peter
Chesham
Gerrard's Cross
High Wycombe
Hyde Heath
Little Chalfont
Milton Keynes
Wolverton 

Alternative Therapists Cambridgeshire,
Aldreth
Ashley
Bretton
Cambridge
Eaton Socon
Ely
Huntingdon
March
Norman Cross
Orton Longueville
Peterborough
St Neots
St. Ives
Whittlesey
Wisbech

Complementary Therapists Cheshire,
Alsager
Chester
Congleton
Crewe
Ellesmere Port
Great Sankey
Halton
Macclesfield
Northwich
Norton
Runcorn
Warrington
Widnes
Wilmslow
Winsford 

Complementary Therapies Cleveland,
Billingham
Brotton
Eston
Guisborough
Hartlepool
Ingleby Barwick
Loftus
Marske-by-the-Sea
Middlesbrough
Redcar
Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Seaton Carew
Skelton-in-Cleveland
Stockton-on-Tees
Thornaby-on-Tees
Yarm

Complementary Therapists Cornwall,
Camborne
Redruth
St Austell
Truro
Penzance & Newlyn
Newquay
Saltash
Bodmin
Helston
St Ives  

Alternative Therapy Cumbria,
Abbeytown
Aikshaw
Aikton
Aldoth
Allerby
Allonby
Barrow in Furness
Bowness-on-Windermere
Carlisle
Isle of Walney
Kendal
Penrith
Ulverston
Whitehaven
Workington

Alternative Therapies Derbyshire,
Alfreton
Belper
Bolsover
Buxton
Chesterfield
Creswell
Derby
Heanor
Ilkeston
Long Eaton
Matlock
Pinxton
Ripley
Staveley
Swadlincote

Alternative Therapies Devon,
Barnstaple
Bideford
Devonport
Exeter
Exmouth
Ilfracombe
Newton Abbot
Paignton
Plymouth
Sidmouth
Tavistock
Teignmouth
Tiverton
Torbay
Torquay


Alternative Therapies Dorset,
Ashley Heath
Bockhampton
Bournemouth
Bridport
Broadstone
Burton
Christchurch
Dorchester
Easton
Ferndown
Oakley
Poole
Portland
Weymouth
Wimborne Minster
 

Alternative Therapies Co. Durham,
Annfield Plain
Billingham
Chester le Street
Consett
Darlington
Durham
Ferryhill
Hartlepool
Newton Aycliffe
Peterlee
Seaham
Sedgefield
Shildon
Stanley
Stockton on Tees

Alternative Therapies in Essex,
Basildon
Benfleet
Billericay
Braintree
Brentwood
Canvey
Canvey island
Chelmsford
Colchester
Grays Thurrock
Harlow
Loughton
South Benfleet
Southend on Sea
Wickford 

Complementary Therapies Gloucestershire
Bishops Cleeve
Bath
Charlton Kings
Cheltenham
Chipping Sodbury
Churchdown
Cirencester
Dursley
Frampton Cotterell
Gloucester
Kingswood
Mangotsfield
Pillsbury
Stroud
Tewkesbury
Thornbury


Complementary Therapies Hampshire,
Aldershot
Andover
Basingstoke
Eastleigh
Fareham
Farnborough
Fleet
Gosport
Havant
Locks Heath
Portsmouth
Southampton
Totton
Waterlooville
Winchester


Complementary Medicine Herefordshire,
 Leominster
Ledbury
,Ross-on-Wye
Kington
Bromyard.
Hereford
Alternative Therapists Hertfordshire,
Hertford
Hatfield
Hemel-Hempstead
Watford
Stevenage
St. Albans
Berkhamsted


Alternative Therapists Huntingdonshire,
Huntingdon
Ramsey
St Ives
St Neots
Abbots Ripton
Abbotsley
Alconbury
Godmanchester
Grafham,

Alternative Therapists Kent,
Ashford
Canterbury
Dartford
Deal
Dover
Folkestone
Gillingham
Gravesend
Herne Bay
Maidstone
Sevenoaks
Sittingbourne
St Peters
Tunbridge Wells
Whitstable

Alternative Therapists Lancashire,
Accrington
Blackburn
Blackpool
Burnley
Chorley
Cleveleys
Lancaster
Leyland
Lytham St. Anne's
Masefield
Morecambe
Nelson
Preston
Rossendale
Skelmersdale


Complementary Therapists Leicestershire,
Ashby-de-la-zouch
Blaby
Coalville
Earl Shilton
Hinckley
Kegworth
Leicester
Loughborough
Market Harborough
Melton Mowbray
Oadby
Oakham
Shepshed
Syston
Wigston

ComplementaryTherapists in Lincolnshire,
Boston
Cleethorpes
Gainsborough
Grantham
Grimsby
Hykeham
Lincoln
Louth
Market Deeping
North Hykeham
Scunthorpe
Shapcott
Skegness
Spalding
Stamford

Complementary Therapies (Gtr.) London,
Central London, North London,
South London, East London,
West London
Barnet
Barking and Dagenham
Bexley
Brent
Bromley
Camden
City of London
Croydon
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich
Hackney
Hammersmith and Fulham
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Lambeth
Lewisham
Newham
Merton
Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames
Southwark
Sutton
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Westminster


Complementary Therapists in
(Gr.) Manchester,
Manchester
Bolton
Bury
Chadderton
Farnworth
Heywood
Middleton
Oldham
Radcliffe
Rochdale
Salford
Stockport
Tameside
Trafford
Wigan 

Alternative Therapy Providers Merseyside,
Liverpool, Bootle,
Southport, Wirral
Bebington
Birkenhead
Bootle
Crosby
Formby
Greasby
Heswall
Kirkby
Knowsley
Liverpool
Maghull
Prescot
Sefton
Southport
St Helens 

Alternative TherapyProviders Middlesex,
Harrow, Enfield,
Staines, Ealing,
Potters Bar
Brentford
Eastcote
Edgware
Feltham
Hanworth
Harefield
Hayes
Hounslow
Isleworth
Northwood
Perivale
Ruislip
Ruislip Manor
Southall
Twickenham
Uxbridge
Wembley
West Drayton 

Alternative Therapy Providers Norfolk,
Norwich, Thetford,
Kings Lynn, Gt Yarmouth,
Dereham
Ashill
Attleborough
Banham
Bawdeswell
Beachamwell
East Dereham
Hairston
Hellesdon
Sprowston
Thorpe St. Andrew
Wymondham

Alternative Therapy Providers Northamptonshire,
Northampton, Peterborough,
Corby, Kettering,
Wellingborough
Cottingham
Daventry
Earlstrees Industrial Estate
East Carlton
Great Oakley
Gretton
Irchester
Middleton
Rockingham
Rushden
Stanion

Alternative Therapy Providers Northumberland,
Alnwick, Morpeth,
Hexham, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Acklington
Alnham
Alnmouth
Alwinton
Ashington
Bedlington
Blyth
Cramlington
Hartley
High Buston
Prudhoe

Alternative Medicine in Nottinghamshire,
Nottingham, Mansfield,
Worksop,
Arnold
Beeston
Carlton
East Retford
Hucknall
Hucknall under Huthwaite
Kirkby in Ashfield
Newark on Trent
Selston
Sutton in Ashfield
Underwood
West Bridgford


Holistic Therapies Oxfordshire,
Oxford, Banbury,
Witney, Bicester,
Henley-on-Thames,
Thame
Abingdon
Alkerton
Ambrosden
Carterton
Didcot
Hayford
Kidlington
North Hinksey
Thame
West Adderbury

Complementary Therapies Rutland,
Oakham, Uppingham.
Cottesmore  
Wing
Ridlington    
Alternative Therapists Shropshire,
Ackleton
Acton Round
Albrighton
Bridgnorth
Dawley
Hadley
Lilleshall
Madeley
Newport
Oakengates
Oswestry
Shrewsbury
Stirchley
Telford
Wellington

Alternative Therapists Somerset,
Bath, Taunton,
Yeovil, Bridgwater,
Weston-s-Mare
Burnham-on-sea
Chard
Clevedon
Frome
Highbridge
Keynsham
Midsomer Norton
Radstock
Rockwell Green
Street

Alternative Therapists Staffordshire,
Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent,
Cannock, Lichfield
Burntwood
Burton upon Trent
Chase Terrace
Chasetown
Hednesford
Kidsgrove
Littleworth
Newcastle under Lyme
Rugeley
Tamworth
Uttoxeter

AlternativeTherapists Suffolk, ,
Ipswich,
Bury St. Edmunds,
Lowestoft, Felixstowe,
Sudbury, Haverhill
Acton
Aldham
Alpheton
Beccles
Bungay
Mildenhall
Newmarket
Stowmarket
Woodbridge


Complementary Therapists Surrey,
Guildford, Croydon,
Woking, Sutton,
Kingston-on-Thames,
Wimbledon
Banstead
Epsom
Esher
Great Bookham
Horsley
Leatherhead
Merstham
Runnymede
Staines
Sunbury
Surrey Heath
Walton on Thames
Weybridge

Complementary Therapies Sussex,
Brighton, Chichester,
Worthing, Crawley,
Hastings, Eastbourne,
Bognor Regis
Bexhill on Sea
Crowborough
Hailsham
Hove
Lewes
Newhaven
Peacehaven
Portslade
Saltdean
Seaford
St Leonards
Uckfield
Aldwick
Burgess Hill
East Grinstead
Haywards Heath
Horsham
Lancing
Littlehampton
North Lancing
Rustington
Shoreham-by-Sea
Southwick


Complementary Therapies Tyne & Wear,
Newcastle, Gateshead,
Sunderland, North Shields,
South Shields
Birtley
Felling
Houghton le Spring
Jarrow
Longbenton
Newburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
Wallsend
Washington
West Boldon
Whitley Bay

Alternative Therapy Warwickshire,
Warwick, Nuneaton,
Rugby,
Stratford-upon-Avon
Alvecote
Ansley
Ansley Common
Atherstone
Bedworth
Earlswood
Kenilworth
Kingswood
Leamington
Old Arley
Wood End

Complementary Therapies West Midlands,
Birmingham, Coventry,
Wolverhampton,
Dudley, West Bromwich,
Solihull
Aldridge
Brierley Hill
Dudley
Halesowen
Minworth
Oldbury
Rowley Village
Stourbridge
Sutton Coldfield
Walsall


Alternative Therapies Wiltshire,
Trowbridge, Salisbury,
Swindon, Chippenham,
Marlborough, Warminster
Aldbourne
All Cannings
Allington
Calne
Corsham
Devizes
Melksham
Stratton St. Margaret
Westbury
Wootton Bassett


Alternative Therapies Worcestershire,
Worcester, Kidderminster,
Malvern, Evesham
Astley Cross
Blackwell
Blakebrook
Bromsgrove
Droitwich
Eardley
Franche
Great Malvern
Holy Cross
Redditch
Upper Catshill
Wythall

Alternative Therapies East
Yorkshire,
Hull, Beverley,
Bridlington
Adlingfleet
Aike
Airmyn
Aldbrough
Allerthorpe
Anlaby Common
Arnold
Arram
Cottingham
Driffield
Goole
Hessle

Alternative Therapies North Yorkshire,
York, Northallerton,
Scarborough, Whitby,
Harrogate
Catterick Camp
Eston
Knaresborough
Middlesbrough
Ratchford
Redcar
Ripon
Selby
Skipton
South Bank
Teesside County Borough

Complementary Therapies South Yorkshire,
Sheffield, Doncaster,
Barnsley, Rotherham
Adwick le Street
Armthorpe
Bentley
Cudworth
Darton
Dearne
Ecclesfield
Goldthorpe
Grenside
Hoyland Nether
Wombwell

Complementary Medicine West Yorkshire,
Leeds, Bradford,
Wakefield, Halifax,
Huddersfield, Pontefract
Batley
Brighouse
Castleford
Cleckheaton
Dewsbury
Guiseley
Keighley
Morley
Pudsey
Shipley

 

 

The Creation of a Complementary Therapies Guide.

With the growth in demand for Complementary Therapies estimated to be in excess of 30% within the last ten years and with 3 in 10 local health authorities in Britain now offering some form of alternative therapy to their patients I began to look into how therapists and potential clients for the various therapies were being serviced by the internet

Research revealed that Guides and Directories on the web tended to provide information either about therapies or just list therapists, so in an effort to combine these two areas resulted in the birth of the Complementary Therapies Guide

Good easy to understand information about the various therapies available, some well known and some not so, was one of the prime aims of the guide. People, sometimes disillusioned with what “conventional” medicine offered them, could explore the options and alternatives this growing field of complementary healthcare could offer them.

What to expect and what to look for when choosing a therapist , is often a confusing and tricky choice to make, especially as it concerns your health and wellbeing.

Therapists need the opportunity to advertise their businesses to a wide range of the public. Many of these therapy providers offer their services to local areas and others to all of the UK and even worldwide Quite often smaller more “local” therapy providers felt their details were being lost in a long list of, randomly presented therapists for the whole UK. To ensure that both large and smaller therapist businesses reached their target markets, the directory was constructed to list businesses in towns for all counties of the UK.

When the Directory was eventually established I believe we had achieved our two main goals:-
• Satisfying the therapists need to advertise in areas of their choice.
• Providing the public with useful information about therapies available and an easy to use directory of therapists to choose from


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