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Therapy Related Articles & Notes

An ongoing series of articles with a complementary health theme. Information on ComplementaryTherapies, both historical and current trends, information and suggestions for healthy lifestyles.
Many are freely available on the internet and some are written by therapists listed in our Directories. Wherever possible we have included the source of the article and often a link to the writers website for more information.

We have made every effort to source these articles from what we believe to be reliable and well founded information providers, we do not necessarily endorse everything in the articles. They are presented as a source of information for site visitors and we believe the reader can decide on the relevance and the usefulness for themselves.
The articles represent the personal opinions of the authors, and are not intended to diagnose or treat ailments.

Gout Relief: Natural Remedies.

What is gout?

Gout, a very painful condition usually in the joints of the body, is caused by a high level of uric acid in the blood, which results in deposits of uric acid crystals in the joints. Uric acid will normally dissolve in the blood through the kidneys and into the urine, but sometimes the kidneys are unable to cope resulting in a high level of uric acid, or urates, in the blood stream. Urate is a by-product of the breakdown of substances called purines which occur naturally in the cells of our bodies and to varying degrees in the food and drinks we consume.


 Natural Cures for Gout – Cherries 

“Consuming cherries , cherry juice or cherry extract may reduce the risk of gout attacks and be useful as a preventive measure”.

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Facial Reflexology.

Facial Reflexology is a fairly new method of treatment in the West but it is based on several ancient traditions including Chinese and Vietnamese Body Maps, Acupressure and Acupuncture, traditional South American Indian Facial Maps and modern Western understanding of neurological points on the face.


Acupuncture - The Five Element Theory

The Five Element Theory is a theory developed by Ancient Chinese philosophers that is still widely used today in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was through observation of nature that they came to believe it was possible to predict how natural changes, within our bodies, and outside environment can affect our health. Practitioners used the relationship of five elements and the meridians or channels of energy within the human body to bring conflicting body forces back into balance.


Acupuncture -Moxibustion Techniques

Moxibustion is a type of traditional Chinese treatment used in conjunction with acupuncture and acupressure. It is a process where moxa (a dried herb - mugwort) is burned directly on the skin or indirectly above it. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to stimulate and strengthen the flow of blood and Qi (vital energy), in order to maintain and improve general health.


Herbal Medicine – a Safe Alternative.

In recent years we have seen an increase in peoples interest and use of natural herbal remedies, we can see this in the growth in popularity of Aromatherapy as an Alternative Therapy, the increasing number of Herbalists and shops providing Herbal Remedies, and many people are now paying more attention to what they eat and the effect various foods can have on their bodies health and wellbeing.


Smoking: And how to use hypnotherapy to stop it.
by Dylan Morgan

This article is a response to a letter in the NCHP&HR Journal from Edward John McClurg. The parenthetic remarks in the article have specific relevance to Mr. McClurg, a tutor in Quality Management Systems, though others may find them illuminating.

I AM NOT GOING to describe a technique for dealing with smokers.....


 Reiki in Japan and "Jikiden Reiki"
Author: Amanda Jayne 2004

It is interesting how what is considered "alternative therapy" in one country is virtually mainstream in another. Here in Japan health treatments such as acupuncture, bone setting or Chinese herbal medicines are widely accepted as a treatment choice yet something like Reiki, born in Japan and popular in the West, has been greeted.....


Author: Dylan Morgan

I am sure that we have all read and learned something about the theory and techniques of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). But it is possible that some of us have not had the opportunity to study it in enough detail to determine the validity of the ideas which are involved in it.
A few years ago Dr. Heap, Principal Clinical Psychologist for Sheffield Health Authority and lecturer at Sheffield University, did a very careful and thorough study of .......


Karma:- how it influences us and how it can be changed. 

The concept of karma is central to both Buddhism and Hinduism, both religions believing in reincarnation as a means of spiritual renewal. The concept of Karma plays a important role throughout Asia. Asian religions, in general, have created the famous universal moral code based upon the law, that good deeds produce good effects and bad deeds produce bad effects


What are Aromatherapy Oils?

Most people think of Aromatherapy Oils as the oils that are fragrant and usually bought in screw top, dark glass bottles from Aromatherapists Aromatherapy Suppliers or Herbalists.
They are generally considered to be oils that are natural essences produced from naturally growing plant life; however like most things in life things are not as simple as that.

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10 Aromatherapy Oils That Can Help Alleviate Depression

There are many oils used by Aromatherapists that will reduce stress and help alleviate depression. We have listed ten of the more popular and accessible oils that can be both comforting and uplifting

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D I Y Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is said to help battle the onset of psychological conditions including stress, depression, short term memory loss and insomnia. Although medical studies are limited, most medical professionals agree that relaxation is key to a good sleep pattern. Regular and prolonged sleep can lead to mental stability and support for the immune system, that fights disease.

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Reiki:- The Seven Chakras and their functions

The 7 Chakras (Chakra is a Sanskrit word and means "wheel”)
There are various Eastern concepts, philosophies and theories that refer to the 7 majr energy centres or 'chakras' in the human body, including Reiki and Yoga

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What is Ayuverdic Medicine

Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda combines the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems originating in the Vedic culture of India more than 5,000 years ago.Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also includes many concepts originally described in the classical ayurvedic medical texts. copy here

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Ayurvedic Medicine and Triphala

Triphala “three fruits”. is an ayurvedic herbal formula that consists of three Indian fruits

  • Amalaki works as a natural antioxidant and removes excess inflammation from the body. It also helps to increase lean body mass and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
  • Haritaki supports the body’s natural cleansing process by gently removing toxins that accumulate in the colon.
  • Bibhitaki is particularly effective in reducing the accumulation of fat and fluids in the body.
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 Ayurvedic Medicine and Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera also called Indian ginseng) is a plant grown in India. The roots and berries are used to make a popular medicine revered for its multiple, health-providing benefits.
It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine.

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CAM therapies for sleep disturbances in older adults

Getting a good night’s sleep is a wonderful feeling for any child or adult who is able to rest peacefully under the covers on their bed, and feel revitalised and ready for the day ahead of them. Regular sleep is essential towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle and effectively recharging the batteries after a long, arduous day at the workplace or rigorous exercise. The luxury of peaceful sleep is sadly not felt by older adults who suffer from sleep disturbances which make them unable to rest or sleep for the number of hours required.

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Books on Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Herbal-Therapy The Guide to Herbalism, Herbal Medicines, Natural Cures and Therapies.

Therapy Related Articles & Notes