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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE . EXHIBITION
O 70 stands —— with remedies, therapies, advice and health foods
0 Free lectures by top experts 0 Free demonstrations 0 Free catalogue
FIND OUTABOUTALTERNATIVE MEDICINE — HAVE A GREAT DAY OUT!
£3.00 adults £1.00 Senior Citizens, students, children
THE ANDERSTON EXHIBITION CENTRE ARGYLE STREET, GLASGOW Saturday 1st — Sunday 2nd November 1986 1190am — 7.00pm daily.
Tickets at the door, or write for details to Swan House Special Events, Holly Road, Hampton Hill, Middlesex, TW12 IPZ.
All Matthew Manning’s patients
(of whom 20% are referred by their GP or hospital) have to be willing to help themselves. ‘That knocks out about 40%"he says, not because he will not treat them, but because ‘they turn themselves away’ when they learn the treatment requires active participation on their part. Some just don’t believe in it. Some apparently, don’t have the time.
The philosophy of Chinese medicine, which stretches back about 6000 years, is quite different. Acupuncture relies on the energy, or vital forces, of the body to repair itself. It makes no difference if the patient believes in the treatment or not. Animals, babies and small children who all have very strong vital forces, can all be treated just as successfully as adults. Where acupuncture is less likely to be successful — and Jonathon Clogstoun-Willmott has ‘reluctantly come to the conclusion that there are some people who are resistant to anything’ — is in an old person where the energy level is very low, or in advanced stages of illness where the
; illness has gone so far that surgery is
the only way of stopping the body
' from harming, or killing, itself.
Success rates are not necessarily
' easy to quantify and many
practitioners see their treatment as complementary to, rather than alternative to, conventional medicine. Where a cure cannot always be achieved , an illness can sometimes be ameliorated or the quality of life improved, without drugs, at least for a period of time.
. Matthew Manning, who reckons to
help about 70% of cases, aims to help patients deal with the drugs they are taking.
Jan de Vries, who has run the Auchenkyle clinic in Troon for 16 years, and who believes dietary management is the basis of all forms of alternative medicine and good health, considers one of the reasons for the increasing interest in the subject is because the problems we are required to cope with are now so different. He sees natural remedies as being more appropriate to the contemporary ailments triggered by allergy to food additives, atmospheric pollution and side effects from drugs. The clinic works in osteopathy, homoeopathy, acupuncture and naturopathy and the staff includes a qualified doctor and four physiotherapists.
The subject also raises the question of preventative medicine and who has responsibility for health, the doctor or the patient. What, I asked Matthew Manning, were the conditions he most commonly treated. Cancer was very high on the list, then stress-related illnesses (responsible for an estimated 100 million lost working days every year). Relaxation — to which there is a lot of resistance — is one of the treatments, which can be taught to anyone, using breathing, laughing or imagination. Sounds like common sense, I suggested. ‘Exactly.’
The Scottish Alternative Medicine and Natural Living Exhibition will be held at the Anderston Centre, Glasgow, [—2 November,
I I am—7pm. Tickets £3 (£1) per day.
Speaking at the Exhibition
0 Auchenltyle. Southwood Road, Troon, 0292 311414 (Jan de Vries and Dr Patricia Duncan).
0 Centre tor Stress Beliet, Education and Research in Scotland, 2 Royal Terrace, Glasgow, 041 332 0644 (Anne Gillard Shearer).
0 Edinburgh Homeopathic Clinic and Edinburgh Acupuncture Centre, 4 Randolph Place, 031 225 1875 (Jonathan Clogstoun-Willmott).
0 Institute tor Optimum Nutrition, 15—17 South End Road, London NW13 2PT. 01 385 8673 (Patrick Holford).
0 Matthew Manning Centre, 39 Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 0284 69502
. (Matthew Manning).
0 Scottish College 01 Homoeopathy, PO Box 322 Glasgow, 01 806 9174 (Margaret Roy).
0 Westhanlt Healing and Teaching Centre, Strathmiglo, Fife, 033 76 233 (Bruce MacManaway).
o The British Medical Acupuncture Society, 67—69 Chancery Lane, London WC2A lAF (send a sae for list of doctors who also use acupuncture in their practise).
o The Councillor Acupuncture, Suite 1, 19A Cavendish Square , London WlM 9AD (Register of non- medically qualified acupuncturists who are members of the major professional organisations: £1). HOMOEOPATHY
o The British Homoeopathic Association, 27A Devonshire Street, London WlN 1R1 (send sae for a list of medically qualified homoeopaths).
o The Society at Homoeopaths, 2a Bedford Place, Southampton 50] 2BY (send sae for a register of non-medically qualified homeOpaths).
o The National Institute of Medical Herbalists, do 41 Hatherley Road, Winchester, Hants, 8022 6RR (send sae for a register of non-medically qualified medical herbalists). DSTEOPATHY AND CHIROPRACTIC
o The General Council and Register at Osteopaths, 1-4 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG (send sae & £1.30 for a register of osteopaths).
o The British Chiropractic Association, 5 First Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 IRX (send sae for register).
0 Council Ior Complementary and Alternative Medicine 01 409 1440.
0 Natural Medicines Society- Jan Brookes, 021 454 9390.
o Conlederatlon of Healing Organisations— Denis Haviland, 01 455 2638.
0 Natural Health NetworIt— Maurice Newbound, President, 0460 63229.
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