Editorial Issue 14 Print Email

The international research databases, clinicians' notes, health books and magazines abound with the excellent therapeutic progress being made with complementary therapies. To read how antioxidant vitamins are now being incorporated into the medical treatment for heart disease, cancer and pancreatitis (see pages 40-45), gives one the impression that all is hunky-dory with complementary medicine.

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Editorial Issue 13 Print Email

What happens at the interface of mind and body is arguably one of the most exciting and profound areas of health and life today, as it has been through the millennia. Not by accident have ancient disciplines including yoga, Qi Gong, and Chinese medicine, focussed so profoundly upon both body and mind, with the recognition that unhappiness, anger, fear and shock may be at the root of many physical diseases.

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Editorial Issue 12 Print Email

There are so many modalities by which people can be treated and healed. This is a central truism emerging in this issue, so elegantly put by Leon Chaitow in his column (page 19) and expressed throughout the bodywork and healing features. Dr J describes four case studies of eczema each requiring a totally different remedy, based upon each person's temperament, behaviour or physical symptoms. Even the research updates illustrate that treatments as diverse as Qigong and nutritional supplements can be effective for hypertension and heart disease.

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Editorial Issue 11 Print Email

One of the many reasons that complementary medicine seems to get the short end of the stick when it comes to money, recognition and validation, is that by espousing to care for the needs and aspirations of the whole person, rather than by simply fixing a particular physical or emotional ache or pain, the entire philosophy of wholism is out of sync with the prevailing political, economic and social climate with its emphasis upon rationalising budgets, value for money, and overpaying a few superstars at the expense of most everyone else.

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Editorial Issue 10 Print Email

Complementary Medicine appears to be making significant progress - growing popularity with the public, increased albeit sometimes begrudging acceptance by the medical profession, a higher research profile and improving professionalism of practitioners of the various therapeutic disciplines.

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