Elephant Acupuncture a community based clinic in South London offering low cost, affordable acupuncture treatments, giving access to quality care for those who can't afford regular prices. The low price allows for more frequent treatments as it is often necessary to have acupuncture once or twice a week for a period of time in order to get the best long lasting. Located at St John's Centre in Elephant & Castle, London SE17. Contact telephone number 07591 942139.
Acupuncture Torbay the website and practice of Kim Maidment, highly recommended acupuncturist in Torbay Bowen with Julie Flood highly recommended practitioner of Bowen Technique Mark Trueman highly recommended McTimoney-Corley spinal therapist based at Bank Lane Practice
Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine the professional body for Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in the UK. The RCHM provides information to members of the public seeking a properly qualified practitioner who is bound by Codes of Ethics and Good Practice and who has full professional insurance. It assists in setting the criteria for the practice and teaching of Chinese Herbal Medicine within the UK and works with the governments of Britain and Europe towards the regulation of practitioners and the control of the quality of herbs sold in the UK.
European Herbal and Traditional Practitioners's Association the EHTPA is an umbrella body which represents professional associations of herbal/traditional medicine practitioners offering variously western herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, Ayurveda and traditional Tibetan medicine. The EHTPA is dedicated to the development of herbal/traditional medicine, preserving and enhancing the legal basis of practice across EU Members States and promoting best practice throughout the traditions.
University of Westminster, Faculty of Science & Technology was the first university in the UK to offer an Undergraduate Acupuncture course. The Faculty has a wealth of both professioanl and educational experience, and the university has links with a number of universities in China and Taiwan. It is currently the home of a range of Undergraduate and Post Graduate courses in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. It provides 3 year Bachelor's Degrees in Acupuncture and Western Herbal Medicine, and Master's Degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Devon School of Shiatsu holds regular Introductory Shiatsu weekend courses which are ideal for learning the basics of shiatsu, or for finding out if a career in shiatsu is the right choice for you. DSS also offers a comprehensive range of courses including the Self-Transformational Five Element Shiatsu Intermediate Course for those who have done an Introductory course and want to take their shiatsu studies further; this leads to the Professional Training in Shiatsu course. They also provide Continuing Professional Development in the form of Postgraduate Courses throughout the year.
International Macrobiotic School is the leading macrobiotic centre in the UK, offering a range of seasonal cooking classes, self-development workshops and longer professional training courses.
Tajiquan & Qigong
Taichination is a Social Enterprise that provides energy and life enhancing Tai Chi and Qigong classes, workshops, DVDs and in-depth courses. Tai Chi Nation teaches a syllabus which makes Tai Chi accessible to beginners, provides development for intermediate students and refinement for advanced practice.
Zhong Ding Association is a worldwide organisation that was established in 1987 by its Chief Instructor, Nigel Sutton. The organisation encompasses all traditional Chinese martial arts, but predominantly Cheng Man-Ch'ing style Tai Chi (taiji). In addition to the regional classes the organisation host a number of events throughout the year which include residential training camps and the annual Master Liang He Qing Championship.The Zhong Ding International Training Centre is based in Malaysia and offer you a unique opportunity to experience the Martial Arts of China, Malaysia and the Philippines in one place.
Living Movement the tai chi school run by Angus Clark embodies a “move for your life” philosophy that acknowledges the fundamental transformational potential of movement for humans. Living Movement uses tai chi and qigong as valuable, low-impact health tools to help support anyone who wishes to take good care of themselves, others and their environment.Living Movement is tai chi and qigong, movement and mindfulness in action, based around the 5 key principles of Living Movement.
Qigong Southwest courses, workshops and Summer camps run by experienced Qigong teachers; highly recommended.
Open Palm Taiji aims to give a clear and practical approach to unifying the inner and outer through refinement of our ability to listen to ourselves and act from a deeper level. In Taiji training the passive aspects of listening, letting go and surrender are utilised alongside the active elements of intention, action and co-ordination of forces. Presenting a clear and practical map of how we function, Taiji aims to give the practitioner an insight into the balancing of inner and outer, leading towards clarity, integrity and harmony.
Healthyhubb is a useful first stop. It covers a broad range of health related issues in a very accessible way. There is no Home Page to this site; the most effective way to access it is via the 'search the site' facility.
UK Medical Malpractice this is a page on a US site, which provides valuable information about how to make malpractice claims against the NHS; informative and well researched. Overall the site is worth a look as it has a wealth of useful information about about Birth Injury, Spinal Injury and Cancer Misdiagnosis
uk-rehab. For advice, support and information about all forms of addiction, this is the site to go to. Most of the sites I have linked to, although immensely valuable and informative, do not operate in the UK. This site has a National Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation Directory, which contains over 700 addiction treatment services; links providing information about rehab centres, intervention, treatment protocols and detoxification. For anyone who is concerned about their own needs or the needs of a close friend/loved one, this is the place to go. When you enter the site there is an immediate ‘chat now’ facility, and scrolling to the bottom of the Home Page, you can provide contact details and submit an inquiry.
Drugdangers.com provides a comprehensive free resource for the public to learn more about defective drugs and medical devices that can potentially cause harm and even death. They are dedicated to keeping the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public serious harm. This website is continuously updated with breaking news from Government agencies, Watchdog Groups, and concerned citizens regarding product recalls and drug medication safety.
Comsumerdangers.com in tandem with Drugdangers.com, provides valuable information about health and safety issues around consumer products. This is a US based website, but much of the information it provides is relevant to the UK
https://www.recallreport.org/dangerous-drugs-products/ is a valuable and well-resourced website dedicated to monitoring adverse effects of drugs and medical devices. Whilst this is an American site, pharmaceutical companies are multinational, and what applies in the US applies equally to the UK and Europe. Nearly all medications, from the mildest over the counter painkillers, to restricted prescription medications treating serious conditions, have the potential to cause side effects. In an ideal world a medicine would only target the disease or symptom it treats, but in reality most drugs are not that specific. It is expected that most drugs will cause most people some side effects. Doctors and patients have to weigh the risks and severity of those side effects against the benefits of using the drug. Drug makers have a responsibility to report all side effects and risks of medical devices and medications. This doesn’t always happen, though. Some companies have been found to actively hide unfavourable results. Whether drug companies knowingly or unknowingly send a dangerous drug out to the market, there are many examples of drugs and devices that can harm patients.
Drugwatch is an invaluable resource where consumer safety comes first. Their mission is to keep all online readers informed, healthy and safe when it comes to health concerns. They provide free interactive health tools, podcast, educational guides and one on one's with medical experts. Know what health concerns can affect students, children, seniors, expecting mothers, and men. Learn about the side effects, interactions and recalls that could be affecting you and your loved ones on this site. Topics like medication safety, antibiotics, and common conditions can be found on Drugwatch.
Drug Dangers is another valuable resource. Medications and implant surgeries, such as hip or knee replacement, can change and even save lives. However, pharmaceutical companies often cut corners where accuracy matters most – consumer safety. Insufficient lab testing and deceptive marketing tactics have cost thousands of patients their lives. Prescription medications have caused users to suffer detrimental side effects and implant surgeries have left victims in great pain. Pharmaceutical companies earn billions of dollars every year from these products at the expense of their users. Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars each year from prescription drugs. While prescription drugs can cure medical conditions and save lives, they can also cause harm. Defective drugs are known to cause severe adverse effects and death.
Recovery Village is another resource proving a wealth of valuable information and support concerning prescription medication dependency. Often, people do not understand how or why some people become addicted to drugs. They mistakenly assume that individuals who abuse drugs lack the willpower or moral principles, and that they can quit drug abuse cold turkey by simply deciding to stop taking them. However, addiction is a serious, chronic disease of the brain and withdrawal takes more than willpower and social principles. Prescription drug addiction is a term used to refer to any of a variety of disorders characterized by dependence on prescription pharmaceutical drugs. It is best described as compulsive, out of control prescription drug use, despite their negative effects on one’s health, employment or social life. In most cases, the first decision to abuse prescriptions drugs, such as morphine and codeine, is often voluntary; in pursuit of the “high’ (euphoria feeling) that some prescription drugs give. However, once addiction sets in, prescription drug use becomes compulsive, and hard to control. Drug and substance abuse alter one’s mind in a way that makes it extremely challenging to quit, even if one can see the damage the drugs are causing him or her and really wants to stop. Drug addiction and abuse can cause serious long-term consequences for the dependent person.
Addiction Resource is an organisation based in the USA, providing a wealth of information on addiction. It is informative, and non-judgemental, covering important areas such as how to recognise addiction, different forms of substance abuse and how to help sufferers. For people based int he USA it also provides a valuable information about rehabilitation resources; where to go to get help.
Addiction Center is another US based resource. For those of us based in the UK we need to use the menu bar at the top of the Home Page; this provides a comprehensive range of advice and information about all forms of dependence and addiction; highly recommended.
Cerebral Palsy Symptoms provides a wealth of valuable information about Cerebral palsy (CP). CP is one of a group of permanent movement disorders caused by the brain’s inability to control the muscles. It is the most common type of physical disability in childhood and affects just over 2 children in 1,000 live births.
Cerebral Palsy is a comprehensive informational website on cerebral palsy, providing quality information about all forms of cerebral palsy and assistance to families in need. From information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, this site covers all aspects of cerebral palsy. And all of the information is thoroughly researched and cited. This website is a credit to the people who set it up and maintain it.
The Cerebral Palsy Group provide an interesting and informative page on the use of acupuncture in the treatment of children suffering with CP. This includes research as well as a detailed explanation of the procedure. Aside from this, their home page is another valuable resource about all aspects of CP.
Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents Statistics from the United States tell us that 1 in 68 children is diagnosed as being within the autism spectrum (ASD). Almost every school and university has students with autism. While the diagnosis is common, public understanding of autism is not. The lack of understanding about the condition can make life even more difficult for children with autism. A recent study reveals that they are five times more likely to be bullied than their peers—treatment no child should endure. While it’s true there can be significant differences between people with autism and their peers, everyone wants the same things: to feel safe, happy, and loved; and we all have have something to contribute—unique perspectives and talents that help make the world a richer and more interesting place. This website provides a wealth of resources to help us understand autism.