Re: Alternative Health

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Posted by Linda RN,BSN on December 20, 1999 at 01:52:11:

In Reply to: Alternative Health posted by Kate Chesshyre on December 14, 1999 at 04:59:16:

:Hello, I am a registered nurse in the USA and have worked many years in hospitals, extended care facilities, and in patients homes. I fully support the study and responsible use of alternative medicine, although I feel it should compliment, not replace, regular medical care. I have used disciplines such as pranic healing, guided imagery, and distant healing to help my patients. These include cancer, geriatric, cardiac, and general medical patients. In each case the patient was able to relax and work more effectively with the physician and staff. In many cases where standard care was proving ineffective we saw vast improvement in the patients condition after imagery and energy healing methods were begun. I would recommend that you make arrangements with healers in your own area to meet and discuss how you can help each other. The idea of entering any healing profession is to enable the patient to achieve a state of wholeness. This must include the body, mind and spirit of the individual. Good luck in your search.

Hello, I am a student from London, UK studying medical anthropology. At the moment I am researching into alternative and complementary health systems and whether they are really viable alternatives to bio-medicine. I am particularly interested in hearing personal accounts about the reasons people turn away from bio-medicine and their experiences good or bad. If anyone is willing to provide me with some insight into their experiences please do.
: Thanks, Kate Chesshyre

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