Using Complementary Medicine or Traditional Medicine?

There’s a time and a place for everything, and that applies to medicine. There is definitely a place for complementary medicine in some situations, but when should you give it a try, and when is it best to avoid? Your Doctor Can’t Help You! If you’ve been to the doctor …

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What Accupuncture is For and How it Works

If you’re plagued with backache, headaches, or hormonal problems and there’s nothing that your doctor can do to help you relieve the troublesome symptoms, acupuncture could be a way ahead for these and many other chronic conditions that are simply ‘managed’ by standard medicine. If the idea of having needles …

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Chiropractics and Other Manipulation Therapies

The popularity of manipulation therapies such as chiropractic and osteopathy has rocketed in recent years, and they are two of the few legally regulated complementary therapies. Ideal for back ache and muscular problems, they have provided relief to many – but rumours abound about dangerous practices. So are they dangerous? …

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Vitamins and Vitamin Safety

We hear a lot about vitamins and minerals, our cereals are fortified with them and health food shop shelves are groaning with tubs of them in varying quantities and strengths. But are they actually beneficial? And can they ever be dangerous? Vitamins are vital for your health. Some can be …

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Avoiding Fraudulent and Complementary Therapists

Complementary therapies are big business in the UK, and the popularity of well-established therapies like osteopathy or acupuncture is matched by the ingenuity of some of the newer, more exotic disciplines that seem to be appearing on clinic leaflets all over the country. So how can you tell the good …

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Misleading Claims About Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies are proving more and more popular as our GP surgeries are getting overcrowded. People are turning to ‘ancient’ healing methods as well as new age therapies to try and balance their body, mind and soul. The majority of complementary therapists are working in good faith – they’ve done …

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Chinese Herbalism: Is it Dangerous?

Chinese herbalism is a traditional therapy, rooted in traditions that stretch back to the third century. It’s based on a definitive list of almost two thousand substances and ten thousand individual prescriptions. The system now uses more than 6,000 herbs, along with selected minerals and animal-based substances. The remedies are …

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