BRITISH COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE ASSOCIATION
Charisma, healing hands, a white coat , a good reputation - does that appeal to you? Cleanliness, integrity, and good intentions- is this what you need ? Safe and effective?, "Qualified, registered and regulated" say the government.
with more than 100,000 UK practitioners to choose from how do you know? An appropriate
therapy and a well-
trained therapist is a good starting point, but most people go by word-of-mouth,
(as if often the case ) via the yellow pages.
Yes, we all know that we should invest time, effort and sometimes money into gaining and maintaining our good health, but the necessity for this often only comes into focus when we need a quick health ‘fix’. So of course, being stuck on the predictable treadmill of using a " pill for every ill" (the western model) is our all-too-often reactive methodology.
Proactive is the way of course, but how do you ensure that you don't get caught in the alternative trap of visiting a therapist once weekly for a spoonful of dreams and a costly exercise in empathy?
may be looking for time to relax and revitalise, time to think or talk, to be a ‘human
instead of a ‘human
longer a victim of circumstance with a "do or die" scenario; you now
have a range of tools in your tool bag with which to address your health
questions and problems.
Back to the main point - How to choose? Who is, And who is not qualified?
The BCMA was set up initially and specifically to bring together the disparate groups and to encourage cohesion in order to form Lead Bodies (single therapy regulating organisations).
Extract taken from an article written by Sarah Noble Previous Chair of the BCMA