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NHS Criticised For Spending £12m On Homeopathic Treatments

Despite homeopathic treatment prescribed by the NHS being at the request of patients, the practice has received criticism due to the total amount spent on the alternative therapy totaling £12 million across the UK over the last three years. The treatment is based on the theory that like treats like, and patients are prescribed minute doses of plant extracts diluted down that aim to treat the underlying cause of illness, rather than simply relieving the symptoms.

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Nantwich Mind, Body and Spirit Fair

This weekend has seen the Civic Hall in Nantwich, Cheshire, play host to a Mind Body and Spirit fair in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. As well as showcasing a number of talks and demonstrations presented in the Peggy Killick suite upstairs, and on the main stage, there were many stalls offering introductory treatments in a variety of different alternative therapies, including Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, massage and colour therapy.

One visitor told us, “It’s nice to see that fairs have moved away from just being Psychic fairs and have more variety nowadays. There’s something to interest everyone.”

The growing interest in alternative remedies and renewed interest in the healing properties of traditional remedies and health benefits of using natural products shows there is more demand for events such as this. People want to know what they are putting into and on to their bodies, and events like the Mind Body and Spirit fair give people the chance to explore and find out about remedies and therapies they may not have heard about before, and find practitioners in their area.

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