Alternative and complementary therapies
Directory of Therapists – includes not only therapists but details of, and links to, the professional bodies representing each therapy.
Please click on the therapy that interests you.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine
Integrative medicine is a relatively new discipline which attempts to combine orthodox medicine with alternative or complementary approaches. In spite of huge resistance to this new discipline on the part of the majority of medics, there is a wealth of historical experience in the use of alternative approaches, and the general public are demanding that these be reconsidered in view of the continuing failure of orthodox Western medicine to adequately guarantee our well being and good health. The appearance of this paper on PubMed is a recognition of this shift in direction. June 2012
New European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) regulations, which came into force on January 1st 2010, restrict the sale of a number of nutritional and herbal products which are not deemed to have met required safety standards – although whether these 'standards' are valid is hotly debated. For more information see the Alliance for Natural Health and, for a strongly held opinion, Attorney Jonathan Emord's essay.
These two article on alternative approaches to antibiotics do not logically fit into any of our subsections - but we would not want visitors to miss them...
Antibiotics offer benefits with significant risks – 2010
Alternative antibiotics – 2007
Many sufferers from allergy, intolerance and sensitivity have found that conventional Western
medicine has little to offer them in the way of treatment, and
have turned therefore to alternative and complementary therapies.
Nutritional therapy, or the assessment and correction of nutritional deficiences, therefore holds a prominent position amongst complementary therapies, and is the first port of call of many setting out on the long journey of addressing their own health problems. Please click here to go to the nutritional therapy section.
NB Information on this site is not a substitute for medical advice and no liability can be assumed for its use.