pictureWant to know what holistic, alternative and Mind Body Spirit events are going on? Visiting somewhere and you've only got your smart phone? [more...] pictureIt is widely accepted by healers and therapists that we are energy in solid form and this understanding is the basis of all healing. If we are free from disease, then there is perfect balance within our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Unfortunately, though, this is rarely the case... [more...] pictureThe Transcendental Meditation technique is a simple, natural, effortless process practiced 15 to 20 minutes twice daily while sitting comfortably with eyes closed. It is unique among techniques of meditation, distinguished by its effortlessness, naturalness and profound effectiveness. [more...] pictureAcupuncture is able to ease the pain of arthritis, according to a study conducted in Germany. In the past it’s been shown that acupuncture gave pain relief, but studies have been small and it was always difficult to conclude whether or not the results were simply the result of the placebo effect. [more...] pictureEver wondered what made the Vikings so formidable in battle? Perhaps it had something to do with their herbal medicine. Jo Finzi investigates... [more...] pictureFor additional help with your spring detox, try the herbal remedy milk thistle. As thistles go, this is the big one. At more than six feet in height, it has large white veined leaves, and magenta spiky flowers. [more...] pictureThis month we take a look at complementary therapies to get the whole body right back into alignment. Jo Finzi looks into the benefits offered by osteopaths, chiropractors and instructors of the Alexander Technique. [more...] pictureThe stones of the zodiac sign of Pisces are aquamarine, fluorite, coral, opal, moonstone, pearl, sugilite and amethyst. This month Birgit E. Schürenberg puts the focus on fluorite. [more...] pictureIf you're looking for a complementary remedy to suit this month of romance, why not see what the rose has to offer. Jo Finzi throws the focus on a flower with hidden depths... [more...] pictureEmoTrance is a new system for handling the human energy body. The books written by Dr Sylvia Hartman give a thorough grounding in the underlying principles of EmoTrance for self help and use with others. Jo Finzi investigates... [more...] pictureA workshop on the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu is taking place in Dubai - and organisers are suggesting you book places early if you're interested in attending. Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient healing art that helps to balance the vital energy of the whole person... [more...] pictureWinter's here so turn up the heat by injecting some fire into your home. Traditional Chinese buildings and furniture have long been designed with particular emphasis on colour and what each colour symbolises. [more...] pictureAs Halloween has just come and gone, it's the time of year to be reminded of a good old fashioned herbal remedy. Apart from its medieval reputation as a means of vanquishing evil spirits and witches, red clover has a veritable bunch of other attributes. [more...] pictureEmotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), or tapping, was developed in the 1990s in the US. Like acupuncture, it works on the body's meridians or energy channels, stimulating eight major meridian points by tapping or massaging them lightly. At the same time, the client talks about the problem or issue to release its intensity, described as "tearless trauma". [more...] pictureIt's always been said that the eyes are the windows of the soul, but is it possible they can reveal even more than that? Stella Rosato delves into the holistic practise of iridology. [more...] pictureIn the second part of her exploration of iridology, Stella Rosato explains its theories and history - and tells you just what you can expect at an iridology consultation. [more...] pictureEach month,'s Feng Shui expert Kerri Dann answers your questions. Here she turns her attention to some Feng Shui basics... [more...] pictureThis month we launch a new feature on Have you got questions about a particular aspect of Feng Shui, perhaps wondering how it can benefit your life? Our resident expert Kerri Dann is waiting to hear from you... [more...] pictureOne of the most common questions I'm asked is, how does Feng Shui differ from a house to an apartment? The answer is quite simple - you use exactly the same principals and theories, so there really are no differences in conducting a Feng Shui audit in either type of home. [more...] pictureMany herb and flower remedies are now well known, but some are still shrinking violets. One of those is the stunning passionflower, but that's surprising as it offers so many benefits. [more...] pictureMany people today are turning to Feng Shui to help them get an edge in their working environment. They may want to achieve a higher turnover, maintain harmonious working relationships or perhaps improve employee productivity. [more...] picture Results just out from Cancer Research UK show that aromatherapy can help people who’ve had cancer treatment. The latest issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, highlights facts from the study. [more...] pictureFeng Shui is all about energy or “Chi” and how it moves through our environment. The fact that we all connect with each other is not a “fad” nor is it a “new age theory” - it’s a scientific fact proven through physics, and yet many people still have problems accepting this basic principal. [more...] pictureThis month, we asked local Feng Shui consultant, Kerri Dane, to point us in the right direction with some Feng Shui tips for families, especially for mothers, just in time for mother's day. [more...] pictureHappy Chinese New Year! It's now officially the Year of the Fire Pig - an event that happens only once every 600 years. It's the kind of year that brings greater opportunities for growth, expansion, prosperity and more. So, it's out with the Red Fire Dog year and time to harness the Fire Pig's unique energy for success in the new lunar year. [more...] pictureIn this month of flowers and fragrances, we focus on the ancient art of aromatherapy. It's is the use of volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. Although the term was not used until the 20th century, the foundations of aromatherapy date back thousands of years. [more...] pictureIf you've ever had a massage, you'll know how good it can make you feel. So which massage should you choose? LaStone with its hot and cold stones is much more than a massage - it's a total body and mind experience. [more...] pictureNow the festive season is nearly upon us and the social scene is in full swing, it's hectic out there - and it's easy to get stressed out. Taking time out for relaxation is one of the best ways to unwind - so here's a short guide to get you started. [more...] picturePerhaps you want to try Chinese medicine, but can't find the time? That's no excuse any more. Chaslu Wellbeing Centre in Dubai is now open from 8am to 1am the next morning, seven days a week... [more...] pictureThe Chalice Well trust in Glastonbury, England, is set to mark the arrival of the Winter Solstice by lighting a fire. And it's inviting members of the public to bring a flame, candle or lantern to help with this ancient symbol... [more...] pictureIn his book Goji: The Himalayan Health Secret, Dr Earl Mindell reveals a longevity secret that redefines the meaning of "healthy ageing". [more...] pictureOriginally famed as an aphrodisiac during the Middle Ages, the therapeutic benefits of lavender have been revealed over the centuries. The dried flowers and the oil have both been traditionally used in many countries as a remedy for a wide variety of minor ailments. [more...]
This month we add a new entry in our growing guide to alternative treatments and therapies.... [more...] pictureThe ginkgo biloba tree is about as ancient as trees can get. It's the oldest species on earth. Used for centuries in Chinese herbal medicine, it was as late as the 1950s that western scientists discovered its benefits. [more...] pictureOn August 26 and 27th, the Chalice Well (on the slopes of Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, UK) is holding a special weekend devoted to healing. A full range of therapies will be on offer to all visitors. [more...] pictureThere was bad news last month for the many women who are regular users of black cohosh - a natural herbal remedy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes. The European Medicines Agency has now linked the herb to the possibility of liver damage. [more...] pictureThere are many complementary therapies that can help with this debilitating condition. Here are some suggestions for you to try, from acupuncture through to homeopathy... [more...]
imageLast month saw the announcement of the controversial plan to remove complementary therapies from the treatments offered by the UK’s National Health Service. Some of the country’s leading doctors insisted that the money spent on alternatives should be used to fund conventional treatments, but their views met stiff opposition at every level – even from the royal family. [more...]
imageMost people's introduction to flower remedies is a small, brown bottle of Rescue Remedy. This is probably the most famous of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies originated by Dr Edward Bach, a Harley Street doctor and homeopath, in the 1930s in England. [more...]
imageOver the past 20 years complementary medicine has become an acceptable part of conventional medical practice worldwide. In the UAE, especially in recent years, there has been considerable development in this field and most therapies are now available here. In this article we take a look at acupuncture... [more...]