Alternative Therapies

Alternative Therapies and Complimentary Therapies

Author: Andrew Harrison  Christianity and Christian Healing in Comparison with Complementary Medicines/Therapies In the course of writing this article I interviewed eight practitioners of alternative therapies and complimentary therapies. In addition to this I interviewed three Christian Ministers picked at random from the local area. Those interviewed were questioned on their personal (spiritual/religious) views and also on the therapy/medicine/healing that…read more →

Is There any Scientific Evidence for Acupuncture?

I have found acupuncture very difficult to research. Sometimes it has been like getting blood out of a stone; other times people have given a confident reply but the articles I have been directed to or told about have been very vague in answer to this specific question, especially to someone with no medical knowledge. The Vagueness of Acupuncture Research An…read more →

Breath Ministries

Note Breath Ministries closed in 2014 and John Huggett is now retired from full-time ministry. This article still offers valuable insights on this and similar ministries. This article in no way attempts to validate or invalidate John Huggett’s Christian healing ministry, but simply calls into question Breath Ministries’ use of Complementary/Alternative Therapies/Medicines.Forthese I will use the abbreviation ATCMs as a…read more →

Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT is described on various internet sites as, “…emotional and psychological acupuncture but with no needles”. We are told it is a form of acupressure tapping on the meridians of the body and we arealsoread that it is a “cutting edge technology that allows you psychological and emotional freedom, sometimes in minutes”. The suggestion is, that it may be used…read more →

Iridology

History The beginnings of iridology have been cited from many areas of the world dating back to the time of the early Chaldeans. The first documented reference to iris analysis was when the physicianPhillipusMeyens wrote a book called ‘Chiromatica Medica published in 1679. This described the reflexive features of the iris part of the eye and gave an analysis of…read more →

Kundalini Yoga

What is Kundalini Yoga? According to the Kundalini Teachers Association, Kundalini Yoga “is a metaphor, a poetic way of describing the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each one of us.Thesepractises enable you to merge with, or ‘yoke’ with, the Universal Self. This merging of consciousness with individual consciousness creates a ‘divine union’ called ‘yoga’ of the beloved.”…read more →

Pilates

Pilates (pronounced puh – la -tes), a registered trademark, is one of those activities which is hard to come to a clear conclusion about. It certainly is a discipline in which the practitioner is as importantasthe practice. We will seek to lay out the facts here and then draw some conclusions and hope this helps you make up your mind…read more →

Rebirthing

Leonard Orr founded Rebirthing Breathwork in the late 1970s. He defined it in two ways: 1. Rebirthing-Breathwork, aka Intuitive Energy Breathing or Conscious Energy Breathing, is the ability to breatheEnergyas well as air. It is the art of learning to breathe from the Breath Itself. Rebirthing is perhaps the most valuable self-healing ability that humans can learn. We cannot have…read more →

Sophia Alternative Healing Group

A Report on the Third Conference on Faith in Healing and Health Care Provision Held on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 July 2000 at St. Martin’s College, Lancaster. First, we reproduce some quotes from the introductory material to the conference: “(It will) seek to explore a wide range of issues pertaining to faith-related and spiritual aspects of holistic health and…read more →

Did Jesus teach Yoga?

Author: Mike Shreve Though it may surprise you, the answer to this question is both “Yes” and “No.” First, let’s define the word “Yoga.” It comes from an original Sanskrit word that means “yoke”or “union.”So the implied meaning is “to be yoked with God or in union with God.” In this sense, Yes, a person could say that Jesus taught…read more →

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