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Seal of approval for NHS natural health care

NHS Natural Heathcare for cancer patients  > Faced with ever increasing financial constraints, the NHS has sounded the death knell on unproven homeopathic treatments.  It thus may come as a surprise that it is still investing in natural health remedies. What is believed to be the first NHS Natural Health School has opened its doors […]

Trapped emotions are energy zappers

Energy healers target your subconscious > If you are emotionally distressed and yet still have the strength to be trendy, then energy therapy is for you. Leaving aside the minor inconvenience that there is no proof energy healing works, you can impress your friends with how fashionable you are while giving your emotions the freedom […]

Thumbs down on dowsing therapy

Keep calm and listen to your pendulum  >   In a rare quiet period one of our Tonic therapists was explaining to his colleagues how he enjoyed taking his children dowsing. Rebuffing some teasing he retaliated saying ‘well at least it is better than metal detecting‘. Unfortunately another of our therapists was such an enthusiast and […]

You forget the fear of heights when you cannot fall

No-one is afraid of heights – only the fear of falling  >   Tonic had a call from a lady in great distress. This is her story …. “As a surprise wedding anniversary present my husband bought us a tiny hideaway flat at the top of a skyscraper in London. A lovely mega-expensive gesture, but when […]

If it sounds too good to be true …

New therapy cures cancer  > This statement is untrue and cruel and yet so many similar claims are being made on a daily basis. There is a saying that ‘a drowning man will clutch at a straw’ and it is unsurprising that those with the ‘Big C’ will grab hold of any lifeline however tenuous. […]

Popeye therapy criticised by Mickey Mouse

‘Eating fruit & veg will cure cancer‘  >   If only the solution to one of the world’s greatest challenges was that simple and yet that is what Gerson therapists in essence will have us believe. The desperate will clutch at any straw, but the medical elite is united that this concept is wishful thinking. It […]

Rich man – poor man, sick man – healthy man

‘I’m one step away from being rich – all I need now is money‘  > Too true but does money buy health, as there is a widely held belief that holistic medicine is only for the worried well middle classes? It is true that holistic therapy clients and users of complementary health treatments come from […]

Art is therapy & therapy is an art

‘Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist‘.  >  So said artist Eileen Miller, and art for health sake is indeed a well proven therapy for mental and emotional wellbeing. The British Association of Art Therapists defines art therapy as, “A form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary […]

One man’s daydreaming is another man’s day

‘I try to daydream but my mind keeps wandering!‘  > So joked one of our clients who was seeking help with his lack of concentration. At times we have all felt mentally somewhere else and, as long as we are not doing something safety critical, it is both a pleasant experience and a useful coping […]

Doctors recommend CAM treatments

Studies into complementary therapies  >  Three healthcare studies have caught the eyes of Tonic therapists this week. The first is that researchers in Germany surveyed 582 paediatric doctors and found that 99% had recommended Complementary and Alternative medicines (CAM ) for children. In general, the doctors agreed they associated these treatments with a lower risk […]