Eating Disorders:

Anorexia and Bulimia

Anorexia and bulimia are disorders which can cause distress to sufferers and their families.

There can also be complication of malnutrition such as amenorrhoea, renal failure and potassium depletion.

Conventional treatments may include psychotherapy, medication and sometimes hospitalisation.

My perspective as an Alternative Therapist

From my perspective as an alternative therapist clients presenting themselves for treatment require very careful analysis of their individual circumstances and condition before offering any treatment protocol as clients will present with a complex and often unique set of factors associated with their perceived needs and experiances.

Although it is impossible to generalise, a thread of a theme expressed by sufferers revolves around sensations of a lack of love and good feeling (particulary for themselves by themselves) guilt, anxiety, fear of relationships all contribute.

A safe approach in using reflexology

However, I have found a safe approach in using reflexology in the initial stages of treatment in order to ‘detox’ the body and mind, reduce stress, anxiety and depression and allow the client the space to develop confidence in the treatment and trust in me as therapist. This stage may be extensive depending on clients feedback, some clients may prefer to work only with reflexology and/or acupressure for all of their treatment.

Therapies such as reflexology, auricular and hand acupuncture may be effective in helping calm associated issues such as bloating, nausea, indigestion, IBS / colitis, bad skin, constipation and emotional problems.

In all cases the aim of treatment is to calm and soothe mind, body and spirit and strengthen movement of energy and a sense well being.

Depending on individual need treatment may be lengthy.

Acupressure! is a gentle but effective way of stimulating energy centres in the body using finger pressure. (Clients can be instructed in the use of acupressure techniques and points so that they may continue treatment at home in between sessions with me.)

Acupressure uses finger pressure to stimulate or sedate energy flow in our bodies. Think of acupressure as acupuncture but without the needles. The advantage of this system of healing is that after instruction and a supervised session with your therapist it is a safe and non invasive therapy (always remember to follow your therapists advise on any contra indications discussed) to use on yourself at home and becomes an excellent method to help maintain progress between sessions with your therapist.

Acupressure can be effective in helping to relieve a range of conditions, for example, headache, stress and tension, neck and back pain,sinus problems, constipation, indigestion, menstrual pains and cramps, anxiety, self help for insomnia.

What you can expect from your therapist :

  • Insured and accountable with appropriate qualifications
  • Works within their competence
  • Will refer on to GP or other appropriate health worker if medical conditions are detected which go beyond complementary treatment
  • Will consult with client and make appropriate recommendations to supplement treatment
Common Conditions Under ‘common conditions’ on the main menu, we have listed some areas of concern that present themselves on a fairly regular basis. If you feel you have symptoms not covered – please contact us to discuss your issues and see if we can help!

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