America is edging closer and closer to a kind of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest kind of society in which any kind of emotional expression ~ such as a natural outpouring of grief after a bereavement ~ is regarded as an abherrent behaviour and even a mental disability.
The aim seems to be to have a general populace that is medicated by the Nurse Ratchets of the pharmaceutical industry against reality.
A woman in her sixties had been consulting me for craniosacral treatment for headaches. For 20 years she had been suffering from debilitating head pain which had not responded to conventional or complementary approaches, including acupuncture and massage.
Her headaches responded to the release of compression in her occipital bone. She experienced almost complete relief by the fourth treatment. Continue reading
Complementary or alternative therapies and natural health care approaches can be extremely beneficial in helping to prevent disease, and in treating a wide range of conditions. But some people are put off simply by not knowing what to expect from a complementary health therapy session.
Not all therapists are alike. They each have their own therapeutic approaches as well as differences in styles and techniques.
A pilot study shows that acupuncture may help people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Continue reading
But it also finds that the risk is moderated if parents are involved in how their children use the internet.