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Arts Therapies and Practitioner-based Research

In September I took part in an art therapy symposium called Art Heals led by Boston-based Professor of Art Therapy, Shaun McNiff and hosted by the London Art Therapy Centre. It was one of the most vital, moving and edifying meetings I’ve attended in over three decades as a medical doctor. There were 120 participants, [...]

By | 2018-11-19T19:44:16+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Arts Therapies and Practitioner-based Research

Backs, ‘Bad’ Backs and Bad Medicine

Three years ago I posted a few words on 'bad backs'. Taking issue with the lay diagnosis of a 'bad back', I made the case for building up core strength by carefully and relentlessly exercising key muscles such as the abdominal obliques, rectus abdominis, psoas, transverse abdominis and the pelvic floor muscles. It's more work than [...]

By | 2016-09-12T17:03:36+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Democracy defeats Scientism – at last!

Good news for supporters of liberty, democracy and complementary medicine has emerged from Switzerland. The interior ministry of the land of bankers, superior chocolate and timepieces has announced that 'Homeopathy, holistic medicine, herbal medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine will acquire the same status as conventional medicine by May 2017 when it comes to health insurance.' [...]

By | 2016-04-06T12:02:21+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments