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Directory of Access to Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Bedford area

Vicki Manners, BSC (Hons) Ost, DO, BA (Hons). Produced by the Bedfordshire Integrated Health Group

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BACKGROUND / DIRECTORY AIMS
Interest in the provision of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) becoming available on the NHS has increased dramatically in recent years1. In 1993 the British Medical Association (BMA) overturned its previous ruling and suggested that complementary medicine now had a role to play in primary health care2, and recent research3 identified that over 58% of Primary Care Groups (PCGs) offered some form of provision for CAM. However, despite this recent increased uptake, there is still much confusion over the regulation and efficacy of CAM. Therefore this directory aims to: 1. Highlight those CAM therapies that are regulated and have a proven scientific background. 2. Implement one of the recommendations suggested in the report by the Department of Health,4 that “individual PCGs might consider compiling a local directory of therapists with recognised qualifications” – thus encouraging local uptake of CAM provision on the NHS.

STRUCTURE OF REPORT
This directory acknowledges the recent report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology (2000) on CAM5, and has grouped the therapies in this directory according to the structure outlined in the report: Group 1 Therapies: Those therapies the committee thought were ‘professionally organised disciplines with their own diagnostic approach. They have some scientific evidence of effectiveness and recognised systems of training for practitioners’. Group 2 Therapies: Those therapies the committee thought ‘lacked a firm scientific basis and are not regulated to protect the public, but which give help and comfort to many people’. Group 3 Therapies: The alternative disciplines the committee thought ‘offered diagnostic information, as well as treatment, but for which the Committee did not find convincing evidence of efficacy’. This group was sub-divided into those therapies with long established and traditional disciplines with very specific philosophies, and all other therapies. The complementary therapies available in Bedford are listed alphabetically under each of the above groups, on a page per therapy format, and the following information is given for each therapy: • Definition • A list of regulating associations/governing bodies (with their corresponding register) of local CAM practitioners in private practice • Local NHS provision via GP referral Note: Group 1 therapies hold additional information on training and usage.

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Complementary Medicine and the National Health Service. An examination of Acupuncture, Homoeopathy, Chiropractic and Osteopathy. Scottish Office, Department of Health. November 1996. 2 ‘Complementary Medicine – New approaches to Good Practice’. British Medical Association, 1993. 3 Bonnet J. Complementary medicine in primary care – what are the key issues?. NHS Executive, London. January 2000. 4 Complementary Medicine -information packs for primary care groups, Department of Health, 2000. 5 Complementary and Alternative Medicine, A report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, HMSO, October 2000.

3 This directory/register was commissioned by the Bedfordshire Integrated Health Group whose aims include the provision of information on the accessibility of CAM within the Bedford area, in both the private and public sector. The group has no bias to any particular individual or organisation and is well supported in the community by: Bedford Borough Council, Bedford County Council, De Montfort University, Bedford Allergy Support Group, Ford End Road Gurudwara Temple, North and Mid West Beds Community Health Council.

DISCLAIMER: Whilst every effort has been maintained to provide accuracy of information, please note that the group does not accept any liability for any inaccuracies of information provided, nor liability for the practice of any practitioners mentioned.

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METHODOLOGY
IDENTIFICATION OF CAM IN PRIVATE PRACTICE In order to maximise identification of all private practitioners of CAM in Bedford, a number of different routes were pursued. Firstly, practitioners were identified through the various regulating/governing associations for their particular therapy. This was thought to be the preferred route of identifying practitioners as it enabled a method of identifying practitioners who were regulated with a professional code of conduct. However, in order to prevent bias, this information was cross-referenced with practitioners who advertise in Yellow Pages and Thompson Local Directories (Bedford area) 2001, along with practitioners known to practise at local therapy centres in Bedford, to help identify either non-registered practitioners or unknown governing bodies. Coverage The names and addresses of regulating bodies for CAM were gathered from lists produced by:
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University of Exeter reports on ‘Professional Organisation of CAM in the UK’ (1995, 2000) Department of Health, ‘Complementary Medicine - Information to primary Care Groups’ (2000) Here’s Health Journal (2001) Positive Health Journal (and on-line database) (2001) Stress.org.uk online database (2001) Lineone.net, on-line database (2001)

In total 148 bodies were identified and contacted over the period 1999 – 2000 as part of the initial pilot exercise. Following re-organisation of many of the bodies over the period 2000 – 2001 to develop self and statutory regulation, the lists were re-evaluated in the first quarter of 2001. At this time 142 were identified and contacted requesting details of their association and members within the Bedford area. Compliance Of the 142 bodies identified, 116 responded to the mailings requesting information, giving a total response of 81%, which can be sub-divided as follows: Group 1 therapies 18 bodies identified with a 100% response Group 2 therapies 82 bodies identified with a 76% response Group 3 therapies 16 bodies identified with a 68% response. Reasons for non-compliance After the initial mailing requesting information, 49 bodies did not respond to requests for information. These bodies were re-mailed generating a further 10 responses. However, despite 2 mailings requesting information, 39 bodies (25%) did not respond to requests for information on their practitioner base. Complete non-response after such contact suggests one of the following three explanations: 1. The organisation is no longer active 2. The organisation does not hold an active practitioner list 3. The organisation’s administration was not effective Confidentiality Following identification of practitioners in Bedford, practitioners were contacted individually for consent to be included in the directory. IDENTIFICATION OF CAM IN NHS PRACTICE

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Following previous research6 which identified GPs as the ‘gatekeeper’ in allocating special resources, including CAM, a questionnaire was sent to all local general practitioners requesting information on which CAM therapies they offered on the NHS, and whether these were provided either by themselves; another practitioner within the surgery, or referral to a NHS hospital/other NHS provider. Coverage 73 GPs were identified within the Borough of Bedford, practising across 26 Surgeries. Surgery addresses and GP listings were obtained from the local Community Health Council and cross-referenced with the local yellow pages. Each surgery was then contacted to confirm their GP list to account for any post publication changes. Compliance 25 out of 26 surgeries responded to the mailing, and of the 73 GPs identified, 39 responded, giving a response rate of 53%. GPs are frequently pressed for time and do not tend to give questionnaires priority. For these reasons surveys and questionnaires do not tend to achieve high response rates. However, the response rate of 53% compares well with other noted local surveys.7. A 2nd mailing to nonresponders would have been preferable, however, this was not possible due to time and funding constraints. Of the 39 GPs who responded, 87% offered local provision to CAM: • 56% offered group 1 therapies • 66% offered group 2 therapies (counselling only) • 0 % offered group 3 therapies However, the above does include the provision of counselling as a group two therapy. If counselling was eliminated from the above equation (as some may already consider this mainstream), the percentage of GPs offering group two therapies would drop to zero, as this was the only CAM therapy that GPs referred to in this grouping. This would also mean that only 62% of GPs (as opposed to 87%) of GPs offered local provision of CAM. Reasons for non compliance The main reasons for non-compliance were thought to be: • Time constraints • Lack of interest/validity in complementary medicine Confidentiality Only 26% of the GPs who responded to the questionnaire gave consent. Reasons for non-consent may include: • Confusion over completing the questionnaire (some GPs did not remember completing the original questionnaire). • Concern that publication of their name may encourage excessive patient enquiries to the surgery. • Budget restrictions over the provision of CAM within a given practice.

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Complementary Therapies within the NHS, published by Labour party, 1994 Comparison of response rate: all local studies, involving postal questionnaires to GPs, published in 1994 in the British Journal of General Practice.

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SECTION 1 - Group 1 Therapies
Those therapies believed by the House of Lords Select Committee Report on CAM5 to be professionally organised disciplines with their own diagnostic approach. They have some scientific evidence of effectiveness and recognised systems of training for practitioners” Therapies included in this group are: • Acupuncture • Chiropractic • Herbal Medicine • Homoeopathy • Osteopathy Overview of therapies available in private practice A 100% response was received from the 18 associations and governing bodies identified in this group, requesting information on registered practitioners in the area. 32 registered practitioners were identified offering 1 or more of the above therapies.
Acupuncture Chiropractic Herbal Homoeopathy Osteopathy

Number of registered private practitioners providing CAM Number of non registered private practitioners providing CAM Total number of private practitioners providing CAM

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2

12

3

0

0

1

0

15

4

2

3

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Both Osteopathy and Chiropractic have now achieved state regulation, each having only one governing body. All other therapies are well regulated with only one or two main governing bodies, which offer validated training.

Overview of therapies available on the NHS 56% of the GPs that responded to the initial questionnaire, offered one or more of the above Group 1 therapies, however, only 32% of those GPs who responded gave consent to inclusion of their name in the directory.

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Acupuncture Chiropractic Herbal Homoeopathy Osteopathy

Number of GPs providing CAM themselves Number of GPs referring CAM to another member within their practice Number of GPs referring CAM to another NHS provider Total NHS provision of CAM

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0 0

0 0

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0 0

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0

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Acupuncture
updated Nov 2001
Acupuncture is the stimulation of special points on the body, usually by insertion of fine needles. How the points to be treated are selected depends on the teaching and background of the practitioner. Traditional Chinese Acupuncture theory sees illness in terms of excess or deficiencies in various exogenous and endogenous factors and treatment is aimed at restoring balance. Needles are inserted in specific points which lie under the skin on invisible channels. The channels carry energy and are called ‘meridians’. Western/Medical acupuncture tends to be used by practitioners who also have an orthodox medical training and builds on Western Style diagnosis. Here treatment may be based on ‘trigger spot’ stimulation as well as the more traditional meridian form. (Department of Health, Complementary Medicine: Information Pack to Primary Care Groups, 2000) Conditions benefiting from acupuncture treatment include: • Musculo-skeletal (western/medical acupuncture) Systemic disease (traditional chinese acupuncture) Length of training: Minimum of 24 – 30 hours for Medical Acupuncturists (BMAS, AACP). Minimum of 4 years training for members of the British Acupuncture Council. Standards vary with other bodies.

Private Practice

Associations/Governing Bodies
MAIN GOVERNING BODIES
NON-MEDICAL

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
JJ O’Brien, Tel: 01234 304906 Maxwell Naiken, Tel: 01234 212788 David Rodgers, Tel: 01234 855527 Jethrow Rowland, Tel: 01234 353630 Fredrick Steele, Tel: 01234 355937 J. Wang, Tel: 0800 7833569 Michael Curtin, Tel: 01234 381190 Dr Camp, Tel: 01234 881312 Dr Tillu, Tel: 01234 355122

British Acupuncture Council 63 Jeddo Road, London W12 9HQ Tel: 020 8735 0400 (n=2020)
www.acupuncture.org.uk MEDICAL

British Medical Acupuncture Society Royal London Homeopathic Hospital 60 Great Ormond Street, London. WC1N 3HR Tel: 020 7278 1615 (n=1680) www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk Acupuncture Assoc of Chartered Physiotherapists 18 Woodlands Close Southampton SO45 4JB Tel: 01747 861151 (n=1600) www.accp.uk.com

Juliette Johnson, Tel: 01234 266222 Caroline Fraser, Tel: 01234 266222 Val Marston, Tel: 01234 266222

OTHER GOVERNING BODIES:
MEDICAL

None None Membership list not available None None

British Academy of Western Acupuncture Tel: 0151 343 9168 (n=250) NON-MEDICAL European Federation of Modern Acupuncture Tel: 01942 678092 Fook San Acupuncture & CH Association 0118 966 5454 The Modern Acupuncture Association (Auricular) 01744 883 737 (n=30) Society of Auricular Acupuncture 01474 813902

Practitioners not registered with any of the above bodies

Mr Ali, Tel: 01234 261932, Dr Wan, Tel: 01234 307744, Dr Zhang, Tel: 0800 970 7850

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Acupuncture via NHS referral, to patients registered in their surgery
Dr Basra Dr Griffith Dr Lotay Dr Saparamdu

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Chiropractic
Updated Nov 2001

Definition: Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculo-skeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustment. (World Federation of Chiropractic, 1999). By restoring normal function to the musculo-skeletal system, chiropractors can play a major part in relieving disorders, and any accompanying pain or discomfort, arising from accidents, stress, lack of exercise, poor posture or illness (General Chiropractic Council, 2001). Conditions benefiting from chiropractic treatment include: • Low back pain • Neck Pain • Sciatica • Other joint problems Average length of training 4 years. Practitioners awarded BSc (Chiro)

Private Practice
Statutory Governing Body
NOTE: As of June 2001 a bill of Parliament requires all chiropractors to state register with the council below. It is now illegal to practice as a chiropractor, unless registered with the General Chiropractic Council below.

State Registered Practitioners in Bedford
Debbie Kibblewhite, Tel: 01234 353273 Frank Kin-Po So, Tel: 01234 853444 (application in process) Shayan Peterson, Tel: 01234 853444 (application in process) Colin Warin, Tel: 01234 353937

General Chiropractic Council 344-354 Grays’ Inn Road London WC1X 8BP Tel: 0845 601 1796
(n=1200 appx)

www.gcc-uk.org

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NHS Provision in Bedford

No GPs in the Bedford area provide Chiropractic via NHS referral to patients registered in their surgery

None

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Herbal Medicine
updated Nov 2001

Definition : Herbal Medicine is the use of plant remedies in the treatment of disease. The advancement of science has enabled identification of the individual active chemical constituents in plants that can be used for therapeutic purposes. Medical herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as doctors but take a more holistic approach to illness. Once the underlying cause of the problem is sought and identified, it is this which is treated, rather than the symptoms alone. (Taken from literature supplied by NIHM, 2001). This method of treatment/selection is different to Chinese Herbal Medicine (which can be found under the relevant heading) Conditions benefiting from herbal medicine include: • Systemic disease, especially where there may be poor prognosis without an alternative approach. • Those who suffer from repeated episodes of acute illness. • Those where drug treatments are poorly tolerated or contra-indicated. Length of training: The NIHM and CPP are both associated with BSc university courses. IIRCH requires correspondence course and 100 hours training No information available on Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners

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Private Practice
Associations/Governing Bodies Registered Practitioners in Bedford

National Institute of Medical Herbalists 56 Longbrook Street Exeter EX4 6AH Tel: 01392 426022 (n=340) www.btinternet.com/~nimh/ College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy Bucksteep Manor Bodle Street Green Hailham, East Sussex 01323 834800 (n=67) www.collegeofphytotherapy.com Unified Register of Herbal Practitioners P.O Box 126 Crowborough TN7 4ZR Tel: 01342 814816 The International Register of Consultant Herbalists 32 King Edward Road Swansea SA1 4LL Tel: 01792 655886 (n=37) www.irch.org

Jayne Clarke, Tel: 01234 343408 Lynn Judge, Tel: 01234 343408

None

None

None

NHS Provision in Bedford

The following GPs provide Herbal Medicine via NHS referral, to patients None registered in their surgery n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Homoeopathy

updated Nov 2001 The profession of homoeopathy is practised by two broad groups: GPs (and other medical practitioners) and specialist homeopathic practitioners. Homeopathy achieved recognition in the original National Health Act in 1948 making treatment available via the NHS (with medical practitioners only). Definition: Homoeopathy is a “system of medicine which aims to help the body heal itself.” Homeopathic medicines act through stimulating the body’s own defence and healing systems. Homoeopathic remedies are prepared from natural sources and are diluted and “succussed” (a process of vigorous shaking and mixing) many times. This results in the production of safe substances, which cannot poison you. An important aspect of homeopathy is its safety and minimal side effects. (The Homeopathic Trust, 2001) Conditions benefiting from homeopathy include: • Systemic disease, especially where there may be poor prognosis without an alternative approach. • Those who suffer from repeated episodes of acute illness. • Those where drug treatments are poorly tolerated or contra-indicated. Length of training: Medical practitioners via the Faculty of Homeopathy – minimum of 40 hour Society of Homeopathy and UK Homeopathic Medical assoc – minimum 4 years IRCH - correspondence course, plus 100 clinical hours

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Private Practice
Associations/Governing Bodies
MAIN REGISTERING BODIES Society of Homoeopaths 2 Artisan Road, Northampton. NN1 4HU Tel: 01604 621400 www.homeopathy-soh.org (n=1400)

Registered Practitioners in Bedford

Stephanie Field,

Tel: 01234 826407

Joseph Lynch, The UK Homoeopathic Medical Association 6 Livingstone Road Gravesend, Kent DA12 5DZ Tel: 01474 560336 www.homoeopathy.org (n=450) The Faculty Of Homoeopathy (Medical) 2 Powis Place London, WC1N 3HT 0207 7566 7810 (n=660) www.trusthomeopathy.org OTHER REGISTERING BODIES The International Register Of Consultant Herbalists & Homeopaths 32 King Edward Road Swansea SA1 4LL Tel: 01792 655886 (n=44) www.irch.org Other practitioners in the area not registered with above homoeopathic bodies Tree of Life

Tel: 01234 212788

None

None:

Tel: 01234 211144

NHS Provision in Bedford

The following GPs provide Homoeopathy via NHS referral, to patients registered in their surgery

Dr Agrawal Dr Kanungo Dr Lotay Dr Norris Dr Saparamdu

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Osteopathy
Updated Nov 2001

Osteopathy is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease. Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient. (General Osteopathic Council, 1998). Conditions benefiting from osteopathic treatment include: • Low back pain • Neck Pain • Sciatica • Other joints problems Average length of training: 4 years. Practitioners awarded BSc (Ost), and or DO.

Private Practice
Statutory Governing Body
NOTE: As of May 2000 a bill of parliament required all osteopaths to state register with the council below. It is now illegal practice as an osteopath, unless registered with the General Osteopathic Council below.

State Registered Practitioners in Bedford

General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House 176 Tower Bridge Road London SE1 3LU 0207 357 6655 appx) www.osteopathy.org.uk

(n=3500

Stephen Bass, Tel: 01234 308338 Jo Bowyer, Tel: 01234 211844 Sarah Cottrel, Tel: 01234 823621 Sarah De Lacy Munday, Tel: 01234 219070 Annette Fair, Tel: 01234 823621 Kate Highstead, Tel: 01234 211844 Jane Honeyman, Tel: 01234 211844 Joanna Hyne, Tel: 01234 211844 Vicki Manners, Tel: 01234 212788 Joanne Pinny, Tel: 01234 823621 Jason Pinny, Tel: 01234 823621 Luisa Whitlock, Tel: 01234 353800

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NHS Provision in Bedford

No GPs in the Bedford area provide Osteopathy via NHS referral to patients registered in their surgery

None

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

Group 2 Therapies
Those therapies believed by the House of Lords Select Committee Report on CAM5 to be complementary therapies which lack a firm scientific basis and are not regulated to help protect the public, but which give help and comfort to many people. Therapies included in this group are: • Alexander Technique • Aromatherapy • Bach Flower Remedies • Counselling • Healing • Hypnotherapy • Maharishi Ayurvedic Medicine • Massage (Bodywork) Therapies • Nutritional Medicine • Reflexology • Shiatsu • Yoga

Overview of therapies available in private practice A 76% response was received from the 108 associations and governing bodies identified in this group, requesting information on registered practitioners in the area. 70 practitioners were identified offering 1 or more of the above therapies.

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Alexander Technique Aromatherapy Bach Flower Remedies Counselling Healing Hypnotherapy Maharishi Ayurvedic Bodywork/Massage Nutrition Reflexology Shiatsu Yoga

Number of registered private practitioners providing CAM 4 8 3 13 5 4 1 10 1 19 3 2

Number of nonregistered private practitioners providing CAM 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total number of private practitioners providing CAM 4 8 3 18 5 4 1 10 1 19 3 2

Overview of therapies available on the NHS Counselling was the only CAM therapy that GPs offered for referral under the NHS. The initial questionnaire noted that 26 GPs offered counselling under the NHS, however only 6 GPs consented to have their names included in the directory. It should be noted that a PCT budget for counselling is available to all GP practices in the Bedford area.

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Alexander Technique

Updated June 2001 In the Alexander Technique, the practitioner teaches the pupil to develop a more efficient postural behaviour through a series of lessons in which awareness of the body, posture and postural bad habits are enhanced. (Department of Health: Complementary Medicine, Information Pack for Primary Care Groups, 2000). It has established itself as a distinctive educational approach in healthcare, and practitioners consider themselves teachers rather than healthcare practitioners. As a pupil you learn to appreciate the practical implication of thought and its effect on muscle activity. The teacher’s hands encourage a specific quality of muscle tone. Together with words of instruction, this helps to release inappropriate tension and allows the body to become better aligned and balanced. A few lessons can make a difference, but for continuous selfimprovement a minimum of 20 lessons is recommended. (Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique, 2001) Average Length of training: 3 years full time, 4 years part-time

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Private Practice

Associations/governing bodies
MAIN GOVERNING BODY Society of Teachers of Alexander Technique 20 London House 266 Fulham Road London SW10 9EL 0207 352 1556 www.stat.org.uk (n =809)

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)

Rosamond Hoskins, Tel: 01234 218602 Eileen Johnson, Tel: 01767 262174 Ms Helen Osborn, Tel: 01234 216889 Roy Palmer, Tel: 01234 708777 and 01234 354688

OTHER GOVERNING BODIES Professional Association for Alexander Teachers 40 The Southend Ledbury Herefordshire HR8 2HD Tel: 01531 632502 www.paat.org.uk (n =57) Interactive Teaching Method Assoc 3 South Road Redland Bristol BS6 6QP 0117 942 8867 (n =21) Alexander Teaching Network PO Box 53 Kendal Cumbria LA9 4UP Alexander Technique International 142 Thorpedale Rd London N4 3BS None in area

Eileen Johnson, Tel: 01767 262174

No response to enquiries

No response to enquiries

NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Alexander Technique via NHS referral None n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Aromatherapy

Updated June 2001 Aromatherapy is based on the healing properties of essential plant oils. These natural oils are diluted in a carrier oil and usually massaged into the body, but they can also be inhaled, used in a bath or as a cold compress next to the skin. An aromatherapy massage is based on massage techniques which aim to relieve tension in the body and improve circulation, whilst allowing oil molecules to be absorbed into the bloodstream during massage. Benefits of the aroma may also be obtained when oils are inhaled both directly and during the massage treatment to bring about a general feeling of well-being in an individual. (Department of Health: Complementary Medicine, Information Pack for Primary Care Groups, 2000)

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Private Practice
Aromatherapy Organisations Council PO Box 19834, London SE25 6WF Tel : 020 8251 7912 www.aromatherapy.org.uk This governing has amalgamated the following professional associations : Aromatherapy & Allied Practitioners Assoc 8 George Street, Croydon, Surrey. CR10 1PA Tel 020 8680 7761 (n=105) International Society of Prof. Aromatherapists 82 Ashby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire. LE10 1SN 01455 637987 www.ispa.demon.co.uk (n=1850) The Register of Qualified Aromatherapists PO Box 3431, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 4HA Tel: 01245 227957 www.R-Q-A.demon.co.uk (n=650) Association of Medical Aromatherapists Abergare, Rhu Point, Rhu, Helensburgh . G84 8NF 0141 332 4924 (n=104) International Federation of Aromatherapists Stamford House,2/4 Chiswick High Road. London .W4 1HT 0181 742 2605 (n=1500) www.intfed-aromatherapy.co.uk Holistic Aromatherapy Foundation 13 The Terrace, Rochester, Kent. ME11 1XN 01634 843663 (n=150) Association of Holistic Therapies Int. 8 Llys Soar, Scott Street, Tynewydd, Rhondda. Mid Glamorgan. CF42 5NA 01443 771804 (n=49) Association of Physical and Natural Therapies 27 Old Gloucester Street. London . W1N 3XX 0966 181588 (n=35) English Societe de l’Institute Pierre Franchomme Belmont House, Newport. Essex. CB11 3RF 01799 540622 (n=50) Association of Natural Medicine 19a Collingwood Road, Witham. Essex CM8 2DY 01376 502762 www.anm.org.uk (n=97) Guild of Complementary Practitioners Liddell House, Liddell Close. Finchampstead. Berks. RG40 4NS 01189 735757 www.gcpnet.com (n=2333) Renbardou Institute Acorn House, Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, Surrey CR0 6BA 0181 686 4781 International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) 10/11 Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London. W4 4JE. Tel: 020 8994 756 www.itecworld.co.uk THOSE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE AOC Institute of Aromatic Medicine Aromed House, 66 Upper Bond St, Hinckley, Leics. LE10 1RS Tel: 01455 615503 (n=20) IIHHT Bedford College of FE, teaches aromatherapy and awards the IIHHT diploma, however, a detailed membership list is not unavailable.

No response to enquiries None in area None in area None in area Karen Chandler, Tel: 01234 782868 Sara Pryce, Tel: 01234 741462 No response to enquiries None in area None in area None in area None in area Donna Milligan, Tel: 01234 353800 Jane Satherley, Tel: 01234 741487 Kevin Walsh, Tel: 01234 404823 No response to enquiries None in area

No response to enquiries Melanie Reynolds, Tel: 01234 212788 Cynthia Bachi, Tel: 01234 354499 or 07932 3345797

NHS Provision in Bedford

The following GPs provide Aromatherapy via NHS referral None n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Bach Flower Therapy

updated June 2001 Bach Flower Remedies are homoeopathically prepared plant and flower-based remedies that aim to relieve/treat negative emotional states by stimulating the body’s own capacity to heal itself. There are 38 remedies in total, each one of which works on a specific emotional state, for example ‘Willow’ is prescribed for feelings of resentment and ‘Pine’ is prescribed for feelings of guilt and self-reproach. Remedies are available for self prescription and can be purchased from most major pharmacies and health-food stores, alternatively, members of the public may seek advise on the selection of the most appropriate remedies from a trained Bach Practitioner. (Extract taken from literature published by the Dr Edward Bach Foundation, 2001). Average length of training: 9 – 12 months.

All practitioners are regulated under 1 governing body only (detailed below)

Private Practice
Associations/governing bodies Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)

The Dr Edward Bach Foundation Mount Vernon Sotwell, Wallingford Oxon. OX10 0PZ Tel: 01491 834678 www.bachcentre.com

Judith Brookes, Tel: 01767 640124 Vicki Manners, Tel: 01234 212788 Davina Powell, Tel: 01234 405314

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Bach Remedies via NHS referral None

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association)

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Counselling

Updated June 2001 The aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for a client to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way. It involves discussion between a counsellor and client and is voluntary from the patients’ point of view. Counselling is a contractual arrangement where a counsellor meets a client in privacy and confidence to explore a difficulty, distress they may be experiencing, perhaps their dissatisfaction with life or a loss of a sense of direction or purpose. Often termed ‘talking therapies’, some people use the term counselling and psychotherapy inter-changeably, others, from well-established traditions, distinguish between them. There is much overlap between the two and, fortunately, the distinction is not a matter which need greatly concern anyone seeking help. Most practitioners will want to be sure that what they offer is appropriate for the client before there is any commitment on either side. (Extract taken from British Association of Counselling literature, 2001). No information is available on association numbers or length of training.

Private Practice Associations/governing bodies
British Association for Counselling (BAC) 1 Regent Place Rugby Warwickshire CV21 2PJ Tel: 01788 550899 National Hypnopsychotherapy Council 145 Chapel Lane Longton Preston PR4 5NA The National Council of Psychotherapists PO Box 6072 Nottingham NG6 9BW Te: 0115 9131382 www.natcouncilofpsychotherapists.org.uk UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) 167-169 Great Portland Street London W1N 5FB Tel: 0207 436 3002 Other practitioners in the area not registered with a governing body

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association) Adriana Cracknell, Tel: 01234 309817 Jenny Heron, Tel: 01234 349242 Maureen Pape, Tel: 01234 261162 Allan Turner, Tel: 01234 349242 None in area

Joanne Evans,

Tel: 01234 764866

Suzanne Clackson, Tel: 01234 356996 Louise Clare, Tel: 01234 267405 Andrew Dutton, Tel: 01234 267903 Sue Hickman, 11 Colchester Way, Bedford Barbara McKay, 54 Wood End Rd, Kempston Rosemary Moore, Tel: 01234 344736 Annabelle Paramour, Tel: 01234 345553 Miriam Richardson, Tel: 01234 310679 Sue Beaumont: Tel: 01234 742357 John Dixon, Tel:01234 273282 Deanna Selby, Tel: 01234 309856 Kelly Summers, Tel: 01234 212788 or 07977 142501 Janis Young, Tel: 01525 751691

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs confirmed access to Counselling via NHS referral. It should be noted, however, that a PCT budget for Counselling is currently available to all GPs. Dr Agrawal Dr Daz Dr Griffith Dr Lotay Dr Odunsi Dr Saparmandu

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Healing

(including Reiki)

Updated June 2001 Healers believe that healing energy exists all around us: what they do is channel it to heal people. The energy helps repair the aura around a person, which breaks or swells up if he or she is ill. There are various forms of healing: Faith Healing – this takes place in a religious context usually during a church service, or in prayer groups. Spiritual healing the most common name in the UK for the laying on of hands. Healing energy in this context is said to come from a divine source, but it does not require any faith on the part of the person who is being healed. Therapeutic Touch – similar to spiritual healing, except that the healer works just above the surface of the body. (predominantly practised in the USA). Reiki – a system of spiritual healing developed in Japan. (Rowland 1997, The Which Guide to Complementary Medicine). No information is available on length of training.

Private Practice
The Confederation of Healing Organisations Registered Charity amalgamating 16 different assocs Suite J, Second Floor, 113 High Street, Berkhamstead, Herts. HP4 2DJ (n=11000) Spiritualists National Union Redwoods,Stanstead Hall, Stansted, MountfitchetEssex CM24 8UD (CHO member) 01279 816363 (n=3800) National Federation of Spiritual Healers Old Manor Farm Studio,Church Street Sunbury-on-Thames Middx. TW16 G (CHO member) (n=5600) College of Healing Runnings Park, Croft Bank West Malvern, Worcs. WR14 4DU (n=257) Association of Therapeutic Healers 6 Cleaver House, Adelaide Rd London NW3 3PT (CHO member) (n=50) International Self-Realisation Healing Association 1 Hamlyn Road,Glastonbury Somerset BA6 8HS (n=55) International Network of Esoteric Healing 15 Shakespear Road, Worthing W Sussex BN11 4AR Foundation of Spiritual Healing & Guidance 35 Sutton Park Rd Seaford, East Sussex BN25 1SJ (n=37) Healer Practitioner Association 1a Northcote Street Cardiff CF2 3BH (n=2200) British Energy Healing Association Newstead House, 108 St Johns Rd Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6UT Reiki Association Cornbrook Bridge House Clee Hill, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 3QQ 01981 550829 (n=1100) World Federation of Healing 8 Earl Road, Penarth Vale of Glamorgan,CF64 3UN (n=1222) The Corinthian Church and Healing Association Primrose Hall, 15a London Road Hailsham, East Sussex. BN27 (n=200) UK Polarity Therapy Association Monomark House, 27 Old Gloucester Street London WC1N 3XX. 01483 417714 British Association of Therapeutic Touch Redmire Farm, Mungrisdale Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0T (n=75) Healing Energy Therapy Academy Newstead House, 108 St Johns Rd Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6UT (n=40) Doctor Healing Network 27 Monteflore Court, Stamford Hill London N16 5TY (n=150) No response to enquiries None in area Betty Burnage, Tel: 01234 363496 Geoffrey martin, Tel: 01234 267360 David Monks, Tel: 01234 325826 Geoffrey Martin, Tel: 01234 267360 No response to enquiries None in area None in area None in area No response to enquiries No response to enquiries No response to enquiries Mr Wojtek Krajewski, None in area None in area None in area No response to enquiries None in area Tel: 01234 391704

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NHS Provision in Bedford

The following GPs provide Healing via the None NHS n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association)

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Hypnotherapy

Updated June 2001 Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness brought about by deep relaxation. When you are hypnotised you are not unconscious; you remain fully aware of people around you, talking to you, and are totally relaxed, absorbed in the message you are hearing. You remain in control and no hypnotist can make you do something against your will. Once you are in a relaxed state, the therapist will make suggestions aimed at helping you to change the way you experience or respond to something. (Rolwand 1997: The Which Guide to Complementary Medicine).

Private Practice
UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Orgs Suite 401, 302 Regent Street, London. W1R 6HH Tel: 0161 881 1677 (n = 2000) Association for Professional Therapists Katepwa House, Ashfield Park Avenue Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. HR9 5AX British Hypnotherapy Association 67 Upper Berkeley Street, London W1H 7DH British Society of Clinical Hypnosis 229a Sussex Gardens, Lancaster Gate London W2 2RL Tel 0207 499 2813 (n=340) British Society of Medical & Dental Hypnosis 17 Keppel View Road, Kimberworth, South Yorkshire S61 2AR (n=331) The National Council for Hypnotherapy & Hypnotherapy Register PO Box 5779, Burton on Wolds, Loughborough LE12 5ZF. Tel: 0800 9520545 ( n=823) The National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists 12 Cross Street, Nelson, Lancashire. BB9 7EN 01282 716839 (n=370) Association Of Qualified Curative Hypnotherapy 10 Balaclava Road, Kings Heath Birmingham, BS14 7SG (n=48) British Association Of Therapeutical Hypnotists Llanyre, Llandrindod, Wells Powys LD1 6EA (n=57) British Hypnosis Research St Matthews House,Brick Road Darbey Abby,Derby. DE22 1DQ British Society Of Hypnotherapists 37 Orbain Road London SW6 7JZ (n=56) National Hypnopsychotherapy Council 145 Chapel Lane, Longton Preston PR4 5NA Tel : 01772 617663 (n=80) Corporation Of Advanced Hypnotherapy PO Box 70, Southport. PR8 3JX. Tel : 01704 576285 (n=286) Guild Of Curative Hypnotherapists 16 Sansome Walk, Worcester Worcstershire WR1 1LN (n=18) General Hypnotherapy Register Hazelwood, Broadmead, Sway, Lymington Hants. SO14 6DH. Tel: 01590 683770 Academy of Curative Hypnotherapists 16 Station Road, Cheadle, Hulme Stockport, SK8 5AE. Tel: 0161 485 4009 (n=99) Brief Stategic Therapy Foundation 34 Arthur Rd, Motspur Park, New Maulden, Surrey. KT3 6LX (n=60) British Institute of Hypnotherapy 12 Heycroft Road, Eastwood, Essex. SS9 SW Tel: 01702 524484 (n=170) Central Register of Advanced Hypotherapists 28 Finsbury Park Road, London, N4 2JX Tel: 020 7226 6963 (n=190) International Assoc of Hypno-Analysts PO Box 180, Bournemouth, BH3 7YR Tel: 01202 316496 (n=420) National Assoc of Holistic Hypnotherapists 19/20 St Georges Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JA Joanne Evans, None in area None in area Mary Haley, Tel: 01234 406720 None in area Joanne Evans, Tel: 01234 764866 Tel:01234 764866

Pauline Gilkes, Tel: 01234 269873 None in area None in area No response to enquiries No response to enquiries None in area None No response to enquiries Joanne Evans, Tel :01234 764886 None in area None in area None in area None in area None in area Martin Newman, Tel: 341059

NHS Provision in Bedford

The following GPs provide Hypnotherapy via NHS

None

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updated June 2001

Maharishi Ayurvedic Medicine

The word ’ayurveda’ comes from two Sanskrit words – ayus, or ‘life’ and veda, meaning ‘knowledge’ or ‘science’: the science of life. Rather than alleviating or curing illness, ayrurveda is designed to achieve a state of health through a blend of meditation, yoga, astrology, herbal medicine and dietary advice. It is the Indian version of aromatherapy, relaxation, herbal medicine, diet, and physical and spiritual exercise, all rolled into one. Followers of the system view the body as a microcosm of the universe governed by energies, and believe that good health is achieved through a balance of these energies. (Rowland 1997, The Which Guide to Complementary Medicine). No information is available on training standards or membership numbers.

Private Practice
Associations/governing bodies
Ayurvedic Medical Association The Hale Clinic 7 Park Crescent London W1N 3HE Tel 0207 631 0156 Maharishi Ayur-Veda Centre Freepost WN5 5128 Skelmersdale Lancashire WN8 6BR 0990 143733 Ayurvedic Living PO Box 188 Exeter Devon EX4 5AY The Ayurvedic Company of Great Britain 50 Penywern Road Earl’s Court London SW5 9SX 0207 224 6070

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)

Dr S Wickramasinge, 343734

Tel: 01234

None in area

No response to enquiries

None in area, London only

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Maharishi Ayurvedic Medicine via NHS referral None

Massage/Bodywork Therapies

Updated June 2001 Massage is a system of treatment by stroking, kneading or pressing the soft tissues of the body with the aim of achieving mental and physical relaxation. There are many different types range from light relaxation massage to deep sports-type massage. (Rowland: 1997, Which Guide to Complementary Medicine)

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Private Practice
British Massage Therapy Council/British Fed. Wendy Cox, Tel: 01234 720773 17 Rymers Lane Linda Jones, Tel: 01234 309426 Oxford OX4 3JU Tel: 01865 774123 Manual Lymphatic Drainage(MLD) UK None PO Box 149 Oxfordshire OX10 7LD The Academy of On-Site Massage Samantha Baylis, Tel: 01234 267483 New Street, Charfield Wotton-under-Edge Glos. GL12 8ES Assoc Of Holistic Biodynamic Massage Therapists None 42 Catherine Street Cambridge CB1 3AW Tel: 01223 240815 (n=60) Association Of Massage Practitioners No response to enquiries 101 Bounds Green Road London N22 4DF No response to enquiries Fellowship Of Sports Masseurs And Therapists B M Soigneur London WC1N 3XX (n=1300) Guild And Register Of Sports Therapists No response to enquiries B M Soigneur London WC1N 3XX Tel : 0208 886 3120 Judith Brooks, 01767 640124 The London And Counties Society Of Physiologists 330 Lytham Road Blackpool FY4 1DW Tel: 01253 408443 None in area The Massage Therapy Institute GB PO Box 2726 London NW2 4NR (n=450) 0207 226 5313 Linda Jones, Tel: 01234 309426 The Massage Training Institute 90 – 92 Islington High Street London N1 8EG 0207 226 5313 (n=250) No response to enquiries British Association for Massage Therapy 36 Lodge Drive Palmers Green London N15 5JZ No response to enquiries Association of Physical and Natural Therapists 38 South Street Exeter Devon EX1 1ED Jenny Mobbs, Tel: 01234 720694 (Harold) 01392 410954 (n=122) International Therapy Examination Council James House Oakelbrook Mill No response to enquiries Newent Gloucestershire GL18 1HD Guild of Complementary Practitioners Liddell House, Liddell Close Finchamptstead Joseph Lynch, Tel: 01234 212788 Berks RG40 4NS Tel : 01392 410954 Joy Fisher, Tel: 01234 750547 The Bowen Association PO Box 4358 Dorchester Dorset 0770 8324 Rosalyn Gerrard, Tel: 01234 824593 www.bowen-technique.co.uk Joseph Lynch, Tel: 01234 212788 European College of Bowen Studies Jane Robbins, Tel: 01234 720225 38 Portway Frome Maureen Smith, Tel: 01234 771855 Somerset BA11 1QU Tel: 01373 461873

NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Massage via None the NHS n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Nutritional Medicine

updated June 2001 Nutritional Medicine is not just about healthy eating, it is a form of complementary medicine in which practitioners will work with a patient using combinations of special diets or nutritional produce to help the body repair itself. Nutritional therapists aims to improve the body’s efficiency by identifying if the body is able to assimilate its food properly and if there is a build-up of unwanted waste substances which may get in the way of efficient functioning. Food allergies or intolerances can also cause unpleasant symptoms. A nutritional therapist aims to improve the body’s efficiency by identifying and then dealing with these problems using special diets, herbs, vitamins and other nutritional products according to individual needs. (Extracted from literature supplied by the Society for the Promotion of Nutritional Therapy, 2001) No information given on length of training.

Private Practice Associations/governing bodies
British Association of Nutritional Therapists London WC1N 3XX Tel : 0870 6061284 (n=225) Institute for Optimum Nutrition 13 Blades Court Deodar Rd, London SW15 2NU 0181 877 9993 (n=142) Society for the Promotion of Nutritional Therapy PO Box 47 Heathfield E Sussex TN21 8ZX 01825 872921 http://visitweb.com/spnt Register of Nutritional Therapists Hatton Green Warwick CV35 7LA (n=95) British Society For Allergy Environmental And Nutritional Medicine* PO Box 7 Knighton LD7 1WT Tel: 01547 550380 Nutrition Therapy Council Plaskett Nutritional Medicine College 3 Quoins House Trevallett Cornwall PL15 8SL Tel: 0870 532 9244 Association of Natural Medicine 19a Collingwood Road Witham Essex CM8 2DY Tel: 01376 502762

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association) Kelly Summers, Tel: 01234 212788

None in area.

Kelly Summers, Tel: 01234 212788

No response to enquiries

None in area

None in area

Kelly Summers, Tel: 01234 212788

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Nutritional Therapy via NHS referral None

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Reflexology

Updated June 2001 Reflexologists apply massage to “reflex zones” most often on the soles of the foot, in order to effect benefits elsewhere in the body. As a non-intrusive treatment, it is considered unlikely to interfere with conventional medical treatment and is popular among nurses, midwives and other health service professionals (University of Exeter, 2000: Professional Organisation of CAM in the UK). Average Length of training 60 – 100 hours over 6 months.

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Private Practice Associations/governing bodies
Association of Reflexologists 27 Old Gloucester Street London WC1N 3XX 0870 5673320

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)
Anthea Huband, Tel: 01234 261477 Ursula Melen, Tel: 01234 303158 Michael Page, Tel: 01234 302214 Sue Owen, Tel: 01234 823778 Kay Trenby, Tel: 01234 822278 Nicholas Holt, Tel: 01234 881330 Annette Richer, Tel: 01234 888861 Patricia Day, Tel: 01234 822422 Marion Muirhead, Tel: 01234 768262 Avril McConnell, Tel: 01234 767619 Christopher Osbourne, Tel: 01234 767619 Lesley Roachford, Tel: 01234 782473 Christine Curnock, Tel: 01234 771637 No response to enquiries Louise Holmes, Tel: 01234 822499

(n=5090)

The British Reflexology Association Monks orchard Worcester WR6 5RB Tel: 01886 821207 (n=730) International Federation of Reflexologists 78 Edridge Road Croydon, Surrey CR0 1EF 020 8667 9458 (n=2700) Reflexologists Society PO Box 5422 Leicester LE2 2YG 0870 6073241 (n=360) International Institute of Reflexology (UK) 255 Turleigh Road Beadford on Avon Wiltshire BA15 2HG 01225 865 899 (n=300) Holistic Association Of Reflexologists Holistic Healing Centre 92 Sheering Road, Old Harlow Essex CM17 0JN (n=700) 01279 429 060 British School- Reflex Zone Therapy 23 Marsh Hall, Talisman Way Wembley Park HA9 8JJ Tel: 0208 904 4825 (n=950) Federation of Precision Reflexologists 38 South Street Exeter, Devon EX1 1ED 01392 499 360 (n=97) Guild of Complementary Practitioners Liddell House, Lidell Close Finchhampstead Berks RG40 4NS Tel 0118 973 5757 (n=1711) IIHHT Bedford College of FE, teaches reflexology and awards the IIHHT diploma in Reflexology, however, a detailed membership list is not available for these practitioners.

None in area

None in area

None in area

None in area

None in area

Penelope Jones,

Tel: 01234 364099

‘Reflexology by Deborah’, Tel: 01234 302698 Cynthia Bachi, Tel: 01234 354499 Judith Meighan, Tel: 01234 306158 Melanie Reynolds, Tel: 01234 212788

NHS Provision in Bedford

The following GPs provide Reflexology via None the NHS n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association)

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Shiatsu

Updated June 2001 Shiatsu literally means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese. Through touch, pressure, stretching and counselling, it induces deep relaxation in the body tissues and the mind, which helps the immune/health systems to function properly. (Extract supplied from literature supplied by the International Shiatsu Commission, 2001). Shiatsu is a physical therapy in which the practitioner uses fingers, thumbs, elbows and occasionally knees to apply pressure and stretching to the energy lines in the body known as meridians. Shiatsu helps to release toxins from the body and also releases deep-seated tension from the muscles. (Extract from literature supplied by Shiatsu International) Average Length of training: 2 – 3 years part time.

Private Practice Associations/governing bodies
The Shiatsu Society Eastlands Court St Peters Road Rugby CV21 3QP Tel: 01788 555061 www.shiatsu.org (n = 2000)

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association) Joy Fisher, Tel: 01234 750546 Gillian Hodshon, Tel: 01234 825369 Julia Marshall, Tel: 01234 354668

International Shiatsu Commission 68 Fairfield Road East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 4HB 01342 328240 (n=72) Shiatsu International Maulak Chambers The Centre High Street Halstead Essex C09 2AJ 01787 220373 (n = unknown) Federation of Clinical Shiatsu Practitioners 36a Walnut Road Chelston Torquay Devon TQ2 6HS Tel: 01803 605025 (n=35)

None

None

None

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Shiatsu via NHS referral

None

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Yoga

Updated June 2001 Yoga is a system of physical, mental and spiritual development which originated in India at least 3000 years ago. It is not a religion or creed and can be practised by one of any age and by either sex. Yoga takes into consideration the entire man/woman, in every respect – nothing has been overlooked and the methods of physical discipline need improvement, as they comprise everything that man needs for perfection of his health – correct breathing, posture, exercise, diet, physical and mental relaxation and hygiene. (British Federation of Yoga, 2001) No information is available on membership numbers, or length of training.

Private Practice Associations/governing bodies Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association) Veronica Lafferty,

Yoga for Health Foundation Ickwell Bury Biggleswade Beds SG18 9EF 01767 627 271 Yoga Biomedical Trust Research and Info PO Box 140 Cambridge CB4 3SY Iyengar Yoga Institute 223a Randolf Avenue W9 1NL British Wheel of Yoga Central Office 1 Hamilton Place Boston Road Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 7S 01529 306851 Yoga Therapy Centre Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital 60 Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3HR 0207 837 8833 or 0207 419 7195 Friends of Yoga society 5 Weston Crescent Old Sawley Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 3BS 0115 973 5435

Tel: 01234 212788

No response to enquiries

None

Dorothy Turner,

Tel: 01234 771538

No response to enquiries

None

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Yoga via NHS referral None

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Group 3 Therapies
Those therapies believed by the House of Lords Select Committee Report on CAM5 to be alternative disciplines which offer diagnostic information as well as treatment, but for which the Committee did not find convincing evidence of efficacy. Those listed in this section included • Anthroposophical Medicine • Ayurvedic Medicine (for information see page 17) • Chinese Herbal Medicine/Traditional Chinese Medicine • Crystal Therapy • Dowsing* • Eastern Medicine (Tibb)* • Iridology • Kinesiology • Naturopathy • Radionics* *Governing bodies/associations could not be identified for these therapies and we could find no evidence of practitioners in the area.

Section Summary – Private Practice A 62% response was received from the 16 associations and governing bodies identified in this group, requesting information on registered practitioners in the area. 6 practitioners were identified offering 1 or more of the above therapies:
Number of registered private practitioners providing CAM Number of nonregistered private practitioners providing CAM
0

Total number of private practitioners providing CAM
0

Anthroposophical Medicine Crystal Therapy Iridology Kinesiology Naturopathy Traditional Chinese Medicine

0

0 1 1 1 3

0 0 0 0 0

0 1 1 1 3

No GPs provide access to the above CAM therapies

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Anthroposophical Medicine
Updated June 2001

Anthroposophical medicine provides a wide range of co-ordinated therapeutic interventions linked to a rigorously holistic strategy. It is less commonly used in the UK, than it is in German speaking countries, where it is a relatively well accepted medical alternative, associated with sophisticated professional and educational establishments and represented by a federal government committee. Anthroposophy is represented in the UK by a medical association, a nursing association by art and movement therapists. All rely on core professional training outside anthroposophy. (University of Exeter, 2000: Professional Organisation of CAM)

Private Practice

Associations/governing bodies
Anthroposophical Medical Association c/o Park Attwood Clinic Trimpley, Bewdley Worcestershire DY12 1RE (n=56) Anthroposophical Nurses’ Association c/o Park Attwood Clinic Trimpley, Bewdley Worcestershire DY12 1RE (n=50) Association of Anthroposophical Art Therapists 52 Coniston Rd Kings Langley Herts WD4 8DE (n=50) Rhythmical Massage Therapy Association c/o Park Attwood Clinic Trimpley, Bewdley Worcestershire DY12 1RE (n=15) Association of Eurythmy Therapists c/o Park Attwood Clinic Trimpley, Bewdley Worcestershire DY12 1RE (n=40)

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)

None in area

None in area

No response to enquiries

None in area

None in area

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Anthroposophical Medicine via NHS referral None

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Crystal Therapy
Updated June 2001

Crystal therapists believe that crystals contain ‘ancient energy’ which resonates with the energies of the body to bring about healing. Therapists maintain that crystals can alleviate spiritual, mental and physical ailments. The therapists may put crystals around you or on your body; the gems or crystals may he held either by you or by the practitioner or the therapist may use a combination of these approaches. A session lasts between 40 and 90 minutes. Different stones are believed to be suitable for a particular ailment. Quartz, for instance, is believed to be good for general healing while Garnet is said to help depression. (Rowland 1997, Which Guide to Complementary Medicine)

Private Practice
Associations/governing bodies
Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations PO Box 100 Exminster, Devon, EX6 8YT Tel: 01479 841450 This body amalgamated 10 different associations International Federation of Crystal, Sound & Natural Therapy 35a Mayfield Road South Croydon Surrey CR2 0BJ The School of Electro-Crystal Therapy 117 Long Drive South Ruslip Middx. HA4 0HL

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)

None in area

No response to enquiries

None in area

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Crystal Therapy via NHS referral None

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Iridology

Updated June 2001

Iridology is the study of the iris of the eye, (the coloured sector), to determine information about the bodily genetic strengths and weaknesses, levels of inflammation and toxaemia, efficiency of the eliminative systems and organs, and the causes of symptoms and disease. It helps the patient learn about their strengths and weaknesses and become more personally aware of what they can do to help them heal themselves. (Extract taken from literature supplied by the Guild of
Naturopathic Iridologists, 2001)

It is diagnostic only and does not provide a method of treatment.

Private Practice
Associations/governing bodies
Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists 94 Grosvenor Road London SW1V 3LF 0207 834 3579 International Association of Clinical Iridologists 853 Finchley Road London NW11 8LX The Holistic Iridology Association 90 Tudor Drive Morden Surrey SM4 4PF National Society of Iridologists 998 Wimbourne Road Bournemouth BH9 2DE

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)

Kelly Summers,

Tel: 01234 212788

No response to enquiries

No response to enquiries

No response to enquiries

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Iridology via NHS referral None

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Kinesiology
Updated June 2001

Kinesiology is a system of natural heath-care, which combines manual muscletesting with the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Like acupuncture, it works on the concept that disease results from blocked or imbalanced energy channels. Special techniques are used to unblock or balance them to restore the body to a state of health and harmony. By balancing all aspects of the person – structural, chemical and mental – kinesiology puts the body in the optimum state for self healing. According to kinesiologists, certain muscles are linked by energy with acupuncture meridians, which are in turn linked with organs and glands. Through muscle testing practitioners can evaluate the energy in the meridians and therefore in the organs. (Rowland 1997, Which Guide to Complementary Medicine)

Private Practice
Associations/governing bodies
Association for Systemic Kinesiology 39 Browns Road Surbiton Surrey KT5 8ST

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)

Gillian Shaw,

Tel: 01234 782358

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Kinesiology via NHS referral None

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Naturopathy
Updated June 2001

Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct system of healing – a philosophy, science, art and practice which seeks to promote health by stimulating and supporting the body’s inherent power to regain harmony and balance. The task of the naturopathic practitioner is two-fold: first, to educate their patients to take more responsibility for their health and to assist them to understand the fundamental laws of health relating to rest, exercise nutrition and lifestyle. Second: using natural therapies, to increase the vitality of the individual and to remove any obstructions which may be interfering with normal functioning and internal harmony of the organs and tissues. This is achieved using a number of therapies, which include nutrition and dietetics, fasting, osteopathy, hydrotherapy and education. (Extract taken from literature supplied by the General Council and Register of Naturopaths, 2001).

Private Practice
Associations/governing bodies
General Council and Register of Naturopaths Goswell House 2 Goswell Road, Street Somerset BA16 0JG 01458 840072 (n=310) The Incorporated Society of Registered Naturopaths* The Coach House 293 Gilmerton Road Edinburgh EH16 5UQ (n=26)

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)

Louisa Whitlock,

Tel: 01234 353800

No response to enquiries

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Naturopathy via NHS referral None

n = (this refers to the number of practitioners registered with an association nationally).

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Traditional Chinese Medicine
Updated June 2001

Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of treating disease in all its forms and consists of a number of therapies which include, prescription of Chinese herbs, acupuncture, dietary therapy, exercise and lifestyle management. (Extract taken from literature supplied by the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine, 2001).

Private Practice
Associations/governing bodies
Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine PO Box 400 Middlesex HA9 9NZ 0207 224 0883

Registered Practitioners in Bedford
(listed by association)

Maxwell Naiken, Tel: 01234 212788 Jethrow Rowland, Tel: 01234 353630 W & Z Clinic of Chinese Medicine, Tel: 0800
7833569

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NHS Provision in Bedford
The following GPs provide Traditional Chinese Medicine via NHS referral None