A new Forum for alternative remedies ?

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A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« on: 23/07/2003 10:54:44 »
I'm just looking at the degree of interest that there seems to be in alternative and complementary therapies. It struck me that maybe we should set up an additional forum, like the medicine one, just devoted to complementary medicine. Or is it better to keep everything together ?

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #1 on: 23/07/2003 11:43:10 »
I'm in! is v interesting!

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #2 on: 23/07/2003 17:14:39 »
I think they are better kept together.  Each has a range of benefit and when combined we can cover more turf quickly and easily.

What about a new sub-heading (Science, Medicine, Alternative Medicine/Therapies)?
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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #3 on: 23/07/2003 23:32:03 »
Sorry I've realised that I wasn't being very clear was I - I meant a new forum sub-heading as you contend. It's fairly easy to do.

Any other takers ?

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #4 on: 24/07/2003 05:49:52 »
Sure. Nature is full of "helpful hints". I'm in.
 

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #5 on: 07/08/2003 00:44:16 »
Anyone else interested?
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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #6 on: 07/08/2003 08:30:46 »
Although I'm not very good in this field but I could learn something from the new forum so count me in too.

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #7 on: 07/08/2003 13:39:29 »
I'd go for that too, however, I think inevitably we'll be combining both.  I'm not sure how you ignore traditional medicine when you're discussing alternative, but at least we'd know that's the forum to look specifically for althernatives.

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #8 on: 07/08/2003 21:41:38 »
Dear All,

okay, here's what we propose.

We'll divide the top topic (currently General Science and Medicine) into 2 seperate identities; one called Science and One called Medicine. In the medicine one we'll have a 'traditional medicine forum' and an 'alternative medicine forum'. We can then further sub-divide the science one into various disciplines such as chemistry, technology, physics, biology etc. The aim is to make the material as easy to find and organise as possible. It also means people interested in one specific area can go directly to their area of interest without having to read through pages of titles from other disciplines.

It would be nice to have someone to moderate the new alternative medicine forum - Donnah are you interested ? The role would involve ensuring that the topics are appropriately titled and also within the correct forum in the first place.

Any feedback ?

We'll probably set this up in a week or so...

TNS

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #9 on: 08/08/2003 00:59:17 »
sounds interesting, the only problem being, you'll divide the traffic up and each forum will get very little traffic.

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #10 on: 08/08/2003 04:01:39 »
I read all that are "new" and would like the break down. Might I suggest you give Garry his own forum. This would allow me to bypass it altogether.

Thanks,

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #11 on: 08/08/2003 04:23:17 »
TNS, I like your idea.  Three deep for groups and sub-groups keeps access quick, and dividing into disciplines makes it easier for those who are searching for specific info.

Moderate?  Sure, though I'm a little surprised you asked considering I haven't done the calcium article yet.  I'm gathering data for it (the calcium article) now, so if anyone comes across anything, please let me know.
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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #12 on: 08/08/2003 08:38:57 »
The forums don't usually call for much action anyway, we're pretty well behaved, but congrats Donnah anyway.

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #13 on: 08/08/2003 15:17:56 »
Oops, I should have asked what time commitment is involved.

Thanks Quantum.
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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #14 on: 11/08/2003 10:30:45 »
It's not too time consuming at all unless you get a bunch come on like we had over the weekend, then it takes a little while to delete the rubbish. We thought that as you show an interest in it, you'd be good for the job. Let us know.

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #15 on: 11/08/2003 22:21:00 »
Good to go.  You can email me the details if you like.  I'll start after I get back from Vegas (Aug 22).
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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #16 on: 04/09/2003 06:45:12 »
Where is Donnah?
 

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #17 on: 05/09/2003 22:54:48 »
Donnah has had some logging on problems for some reason. Hopefully we've rectified the fault and she'll be back with us asap !

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #18 on: 06/09/2003 08:22:15 »
Good, thanks for the response. We miss her.
 

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #19 on: 06/09/2003 10:26:15 »
Me too.  Knew she was back from Vegas, but then she disappeared.  Welcome back Donnah, even if you can't answer.

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #20 on: 11/09/2003 00:32:07 »
Hi All,

Thanks, it's good to be back.  We had a blast in Vegas!  Had to iron out car and computer problems upon return; now to resolve staff problems and I'll be peachy.

Missed talking with everyone, but have been reading.  Had my privacy level set too high and couldn't log in.
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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #21 on: 11/09/2003 13:23:00 »
hey Donnah welcome back!!

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #22 on: 11/09/2003 15:37:16 »
yep,nice to see you back.

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #23 on: 12/09/2003 01:20:22 »
I missed sending Quantumcat good wishes for her stay in France.  I imagine she's taking in all the sights...what a great experience!
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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #24 on: 02/10/2003 15:51:46 »
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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #25 on: 07/12/2003 12:26:31 »
As a Shiatsu Practitioner I'd like to question the terminology being used here:

It would be more appropriate (and accurate) to use the term 'complementary medicine', rather than 'alternative medicine' when discussing therapies bases on energetics, as we generally aim to complement - rather than offer an alternative to - alleopathic medicine.

And your use of the term 'traditional medicine' is confusing, as the term 'traditional' depends on your viewpoint.

In China, Japan, Tibet, India etc. the term 'Traditional medicine' means forms of medicine based on an awareness of energetic systems that have been practiced for thousands of years.

And Shiatsu, which was developed in Japan in the 20th Century, is based on an awareness of both 'traditional Chinese medicine' (TCM), and western models of anatomy, physiology and psychology.

I think that is would be more appropriate (and accurate) to use the term 'alleopathic medicine' when referring to medicine based purely on western models of anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Hope that's helpful comment! [:)]
 

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #26 on: 07/12/2003 20:48:21 »
I should suggest that some energising massage wouldn't go amiss either ! [;)]

Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #27 on: 08/12/2003 09:56:56 »
Well spotted Chris - and while we're on the subject - I prefer to call it 'Shiatsu'!

Liz [:)]
 

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #28 on: 08/12/2003 22:06:00 »
Your massages aren't shiatsu, I thought they were alright [;)]

Sounds like a breed of dog...[:D]

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Re: A new Forum for alternative remedies ?
« Reply #29 on: 08/12/2003 23:02:12 »
Oh dear...

I think it's about time you had a look at the 'Energize' website - see http://www.lizknox.co.uk

Excuse the plug - but I'm afraid you leave me with no option! [:)]