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Complementary Medicine Roundup – September 2019

Starting at the end Photoby Marion Eaton   As you may know, my husband, Richard Eaton, died on June 14th this year. Michael Dixon wrote a very touching tribute to him saying that his death was a great loss to…

Complementary Medicine Roundup – May 2019

It will not have escaped the notice of readers that when I refer to the “The College of Medicine” or to“the College” I should, to be correct, use the full title of “The College of Medicine and Integrated Health”. Even a…

Complementary Medicine Roundup – February 2019

A NEW HORIZON FOR CAM In his speech at the Federation of Holistic Therapies Conference 2018 on 29.11.18, Dr Michael Dixon, who is a practising GP (College Surgery, Culm Valley Integrated Centre For Health) and the Chairman of The College of…

Complementary Medicine Roundup – October 2018

Complementary Medicine Roundup October 2018 by Richard Eaton Should UK health and social care policymakers and managers do more to embrace Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)? Do UK legislators fully appreciate the social and clinical value of CAM? As the National Health Service (NHS)…

Complementary medicine roundup June 2018

Complementary medicine roundup June 2018 by Richard Eaton The freedom to practise and to receive Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is under scrutiny as never before. Its contribution to healthcare is being questioned in the public (NHS) and charitable sectors…

Complementary medicine roundup March 2018.

COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2018 In this issue, my principle focus is on cancer and the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). I also continue the theme of my December 2017 blog that CAM practitioners should be properly recognised by the public…

Complementary medicine roundup December 2017

This is a clarion-call for healthcare organisations and medical research establishments to promote and to condone the effectiveness, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) as a contributor to integrative medicine and healthcare, including within the National Health…

Complementary medicine roundup August 2017

The Charity Commission’s Consultation: The use and promotion of complementary and alternative medicine – Making decisions about charitable status, (13.03.17): The deadline for responses to the Charity Commission’s Consultation about the charitable status of CAM expired on 19th May (see…

Complementary medicine roundup May 2017

SOME CHALLENGES FOR CAM PRACTITIONERS AND ORGANISATIONS: Like any professional, a practitioner of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) will, from time to time, have their practice specialism questioned or challenged. Similarly, an organisation using or promoting CAM will also be…

February complementary medicine roundup 2017

On the 20th November last year the editor of the Sunday Times newspaper published a letter under the headline Royal Commission can cure NHS. The letter was submitted by 65 medical professional signatories, including the oncologist Professor Karol Sikora who…

November complementary medicine roundup 2016

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners treating patients with cancer will be relieved that The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has decided to retain ‘improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer’. A new NICE Guideline is…

September complementary medicine roundup 2016

Complementary Medicine Practitioners who aim to provide their treatment specialism within an integrated healthcare system will require a comprehensive resource of information, including evidence-based research, to support and enhance their practice. So Clinical Aromatherapists will want to congratulate the editors…

Complementary Medicine

Complementary medicine can be a useful part of the tool kit in helping people to live healthy lives – along with exercise, good food, community and medical intervention when necessary. Evidence varies, but many therapies seem to tap into psychoneuroimmunology,…