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International Congress on Integrative Health& Medicine

With over 600 participants from over 40 countries, delegates from last month’s congress have called for more integrative CAM services throughout modern healthcare. Read more. 

Switzerland acknowledge homeopathy as part of healthcare services.

It has been announced that Switzerland intend to give CAM therapies the same recognition as conventional medicine in relation to health insurance. The therapies acknowledged include homoeopathy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and holistic medicine. To see ECHAMP’s announcement, please read here.

ECHAMP, the European Coalition on Homoeopathy & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products, is working to develop the industry for natural medicines and ensure availability for all customers.

Homoeopathy & Depression.

Dana Ullman, lecturer, published author and regular contributor to The Huffington Post, provides a modern and significant interpretation on the role of homoeopathy and how it can aid depressive conditions. For the full blog, as published in Huffpost Healthy Living , please read here.

Blood Pressure – Fish Oil Supplementation

Dr. Anne Marie Minihane, University of East Anglia, has investigated the role of fish oils in cardiovascular health.
The study has determined that even the smallest amounts of fish oil can reduce blood pressure (BP), but only in those who have a history of hypertension.

For more details of the research, please read the following article from Will Chu, Nuraingredients. Read more.

Applied Kinesiology Essentials

Dr. Scott Cuthbert BA, BCAO, DC, head of the Chiropractic Health Center in Colorado, has authored two textbooks on Applied Kinesiology, presented numerous papers on AK clinical research and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles.

In the January edition of ‘Townsend Letter’, he presents an overview of the important role Applied Kinesiology plays in the evaluation of health concerns. Specific muscle weakness can signal imbalances and weaknesses in organs or glands. AK can be used to direct Personalised Health Plans in relation to deficiencies, blocked energy pathways and other health concerns. The integrated consideration of physical, psychological and nutritional components benefits all CAM practitioners in their approach to wellness. Read more.

Switzerland recognise Homoeopathy as clinically safe & effective.

The Swiss HTA (Health Technology Assessment) report on homoeopathy was conducted to provide insight into the cost-effectiveness, safety and effectiveness of homoeopathy. It was carried out by a team of experts to determine if homeopathy should be included in the list of services covered by statutory health insurance. The Homeopathy Research Institute gives a short review of the findings. Read more.

New Vistas Healthcare

Netherlands compares costs for CAM & conventional healthcare.

Erik W Baars and Peter Kooreman completed a 6 year comparative study evaluating  the healthcare costs of Dutch patients of both CAM and conventions GPs. Read more.

Dairy consumption and Asthma

A recent report shows how the consumption of unprocessed (raw) cow’s milk may be linked to the improvement of asthma and other sensitivity symptoms. The PASTURE study looked at the differences in fatty acid composition between raw milk and industrially processed milk. Read more.

It is worth considering whether the herd are classed as A1 or A2. The protein composition of milk from different breeds of cows can contribute to health conditions like autism, digestive disorders and heart disease.

EU – growth in homoeopathy market.

Figures issued by ECHAMP this month show a 6.5% growth in the EU market for homoeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products. Read more.

Milk – what is science saying.

Milk and dairy products feature prominently in CAM Provider consultations and many people are advised to remove such products from their diet. Scientists are giving increasing levels of attention to cows milk. Martin Murray has made a detailed  review of scientific research published so far which provides interesting reading.  The review is published in Positive Health Online, issue 226, November 2015. Read more.

Healthy Ageing – foods to prevent cancer.

In a recent ‘Townsend Letter’ article (August/September 2015), Dr. Ronald Klatz and Dr. Robert Goldman, both experienced practitioners specialising in healthy ageing, looked at an anti-ageing approach to cancer through protective foods. This is just one subdivision that can stimulate positive changes for improved ageing. To read the article on the potential health benefits of tomatoes, garlic, citrus fruits and curcumin, please click here.

Holistic Weight Loss: Obesity and metabolic disorders

Obesity is fast becoming a growing health concern. According to the NIHR Imperial BRC (National Institute for Health Research – Imperial Biomedical Research Centre), endocrine and metabolic diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the UK. They have noted that the current obesity epidemic is leading to early death through diabetes, cardiovascular disease and higher incidences of cancer.
CAM Practitioners have been engaged quietly in the fight against excess weight and obesity, and more than ever the help of this community is needed. Naturopath Julie Dargan outlines a workable holistic weight loss approach. Read more.