Are complementary and alternative medicines becoming more mainstream?

My most recent blog has been posted on the Huffington Post UK.  Please check it out!

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NHS Workers Show the Value of Keeping Health Care Options Open

Mainstream, traditional, conventional and orthodox – all words which, when applied to medicine, suggest a must-have of hospitals, pills, uniformed nurses and doctors with stethoscopes.

But it’s not that simple.

It is becoming increasingly mainstream to want access to a wider variety of health care options than the NHS normally provides…

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In case you think this is just a UK phenomenon, see the stats for USA health care workers using alternative medicines.  Here is an interesting article on this phenomena in the Chicago Tribune’s Health section, called More doctors going the alternative route – Even in their own lives, physicians look beyond Western medicine.

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write on spirituality and health for a diversity of online media outlets, from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I have been published by the Independent, the Washington Post, the Guardian, E-Hospice, MindBodyGreen and The Christian Science Monitor and I post regularly on the Huffington Post UK and BuzzFeed. In addition to writing and broadcast appearances I enjoy engaging with journalists, academics, health professionals and government officials about the possibilities for improving health outcomes through a greater emphasis on spirituality in healthcare and social care. I've also greatly valued the many opportunities I have had to travel globally for my church and to meet people around the world. My wife Jenny and I spent 10 years in Boston, USA, before returning to London in 2002, to take on a role as the media and legislative liaison for Christian Science in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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