Welcome to the
Alternative Health UK Directory
The aim of this site is to provide you with information on alternative
health therapies as well as providing you with a search facility for alternative health practitioners in
From more popular therapies like
Aromatherapy to other more obscure but equally effective
Ear candling and
Urine therapy, they are all listed as part of the directory.
Alternative health care or alternative
therapies refer to that branch of healing methodologies that
have not been given the status of recognized medical treatments.
While alternative therapies are not included in the mainstream
health care system, they have been around far longer than any
medical science technique.
Some therapies like
Reiki and Feng Shui find their origin in ancient Indian and
Chinese texts more than 5000 years old while others like
Alexander Technique are fairly recent. In either case, these
holistic healing techniques all follow the common philosophy of
the human body being its own best healer.
Philosophy Of Alternative Health
Alternative health therapies are based on the
premise that the human body is a perfect creation of God. We are
all born healthy and whole. It is only because of abusive
lifestyles or external events that we contract disease and
illness. Given the right treatment and with some support from
holistic healers, the body is capable of regenerating itself
without any medication.
Also, being healthy is not only about
physical health. Various therapies like
Neuro Linguistic Programming and several others all work on
the theory that mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health
all co-exist. If any one of these aspects is unhealthy then all
the others will be negatively affected as well. The existence of
a single life force called ‘Chi’ by the Chinese, ‘Prana’ by
Indians and ‘Ki’ by Japanese connects the entire universe and
all objects in it. When the life force flows freely and without
obstruction the human body is at ease. Obstruction in the flow
of the life force causes disease.
The Role Of Alternative Health Care
Many doctors believe that holistic healers
are largely quacks that play on the emotions of vulnerable
individuals. Sceptics also propound that holistic healing
primarily works as a placebo. However, this is untrue.
All forms of alternative health require the
practitioners to go through intensive training. Application of
alternative health therapies by self-taught practitioners is
extremely risky and must be avoided. It is very important to
choose your alternative health care provider carefully.
It is also important to remember that
alternative therapies are extremely effective in providing
relief from various ailments like aches and pains, allergies,
colds and breathing problems. However, they should not be
considered a replacement for medical treatment from a qualified
physician in case of serious disorders and conditions.