The International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM), East Grinstead, is pleased to announce that we can now offer even more flexibility in your study choices. We realise that you often need to juggle your commitments to family and work at the same time as studying and want to offer you the opportunity to fulfil your dream of training to be a professional acupuncturist. From March you can study at weekends only.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) works alongside conventional medicine to help heal the body. The House of Lords Science and Technical Committee's report on complementary therapies divides them into three distinct groups: -
About 15 to 20% of the population suffer from migraines. There are twice as many female sufferers, which suggests that hormones and hormonal changes play an important role. Treatment of the symptoms costs the NHS an estimated £20 million per year and has dramatic effects on the economy through lost time at work.
Acupuncture treatment during pregnancy benefits both Baby and Mother. Regular balancing treatments throughout pregnancy enhance the health of the mother, prevent complications and influence the development of the baby.
Reflexology and acupuncture are often hailed as the two key therapies to assist with fertility issues of conceiving, having a good pregnancy and for promising a shorter labour. More than ten years ago I first became aware of the positive influence reflexology has on fertility in my own practice when a client who had come for help getting through a particularly stressful phase in her life suddenly revealed that the treatments had given her regular periods for the first time in her life. She had been given fertility drugs to have all three of her children and she then thought if only she had known of reflexology then.
We all know that smoking contributes to cancer, heart disease, bronchitis, strokes, stomach ulcers, leukemia, gum disease, gangrene, asthma, wrinkles and bad breath.
We also know that smoking makes you short of breath and that breathing in other people's smoke can cause headaches and lack of concentration. Each year around 17,000 kids under the age of 5 go into hospital with complaints caused by smoke from their parents' cigarettes.