The Shen Clinic
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
We specialise in Complementary and Alternative Medicine the definition of which follows:
“The term Complementary and Alternative Medicine (C.A.M.) refers to any therapy that is not provided by orthodox health practitioners such as doctors, dentists and nurses.
The Cochrane Collaboration defines C.A.M. as a broad domaine of healing resources that encompasses all health systems, modalities, practices and their accompanying theories and beliefs, other than those intrinsic to the politically dominant health systems of a particular society or culture in any given historic period.
C.A.M. is understood to mean therapies that are presented as an option to conventional or Western medical treatment (orthodox).
For example – when cancer patients choose not to have chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and instead follow a special dietary regime.” READ MORE
What Sort of Things Might We Help With?
We are not medical doctors, but In many ways we see people for the same or similar reasons and conditions that you would see your GP and that is for a very broad and diverse range of problems with an emphasis on chronic conditions and illnesses. There is no doubt that Orthodox medicine has made incredible progress in dealing with acute conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and life-saving surgery, but many would agree that orthodox medicine is lacking when it comes to addressing many chronic conditions for which in the main it can only offer drugs, and these drugs often bring damaging if not fatal side-effects. READ MORE