There is a long way to go in North Cyprus with regard to introducing alternative therapies and medicine into the mainstream, but there are signs that a change is in the air, mostly from the European community, who perhaps have realised that there is a need for alternatives to drugs and placebos.
You can find a lot of alternative therapists on the great little Buzz Book website, www.thebuzzbook.com, and listed under ‘medical.’ You may be pleasantly surprised at the different types of practices available to treat a variety of ailments and illnesses. In this article we will detail as many as possible, giving you information on the people to contact and their speciality! Please be advised though that we are not aware of their individual qualifications, so make sure that you ask in advance of any treatment.
If you have ever suffered from muscle problems, require treatment after an operation or suffer from joint pain then help is at hand here in North Cyprus. Physiotherapy takes into account previous medical history, lifestyle and a practitioner will look at the whole person before making a diagnosis and offering subsequent treatment. There are four physiotherapists currently listed and they are Veronika on Tel : +90 (0)533 8655225, Sibel Karaca on Tel : +90 (0)392 815 3971, Aqua-Solaria Health Centre on Tel : +90 (0)392 8152459, all being based in Kyrenia – and Ozdemir Gunay Orhan on Tel : +90 (0)392 8218863 based in Lapta.
A form of natural healing used to treatment many ailments, reiki means ‘universal’ or ‘spiritually guided life force’ and it is a treatment that addresses the whole person, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, with the aim of regaining harmony and wholeness within the body and self. Treatment is given by the practitioner placing her/his hands gently on or over your body – it is a non-intrusive treatment and a practitioner covers both the front and back of the body. For more information on what Reiki treatments can do for you contact Jean Lindsay, Tel : +90 (0)533 8469658, Layle Stephen-Anderson on Tel : +90 (0)392 8212339 or Carolyn Watson on Tel : +90 (0)533 8491472.
Reflexology (zone therapy) is the practice of massaging, squeezing, or pushing on parts of the feet, or sometimes the hands and ears, with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health. Contact either Jean Lindsay, Tel : +90 (0)533 8469658 or Layle Stephen-Anderson to find out more on Tel : +90 (0)392 8212339.
Pranic Healingis a simple yet powerful and effective system of no-touch energy healing. It’s based on the fundamental principle that the body is a self-repairing living entity that possesses the innate ability to heal itself. Pranic Healingworks on the principle that the healing process is accelerated by increasing the life force or vital energy on the affected part of the physical body. If you are interested in knowing more about this natural healing practice contact Alan Horne on Tel : +90 (0)533 8467469.
This therapy is based on the theory of treating ’like with like.’ Homeopathic remedies are diluted natural substances that if given to a healthy person, would produce the symptoms the medicine is prescribed for. Factors of a patient’s physical, emotional and lifestyle situation are all taken into account when treating a particular problem in order to prescribe the right medicine. We were very happy to find recently that there was a homeopath in North Cyprus, although she only spends part of the year here. On talking with her she currently has a room at the Lefke University. Her name is Amanda and you can contact her on Tel : +90 (0)533 8380828. If you don’t mind travelling to the south of the island then Amanda Saurin LLB (Hons) SDSHom MARH of Wellgreen Homeopathy runs her own practice at the Kara Mind and Body Centre in Nicosia. You can contact her on +357 966 17573 (south) or +90 (0)533 838 0828 (north).
This particular practice is not specifically a treatment but rather an approach to how it should be applied. It’s about maintaining aspects of emotional and spiritual wellbeing within a person and focuses on the causes of ailments rather than the symptoms themselves. For more information please call Jean Lindsay, Tel : +90 (0)533 8469658.
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Sounds strange doesn’t it, but it comes very highly recommended by one of our team who tried it after a nasty fall left her in a lot of pain in her hip. It works on the principle of how we each handle our emotions and how this profoundly affects our physical health, referred to as Somato Emotional Release, and this is a natural development of craniosacral therapy. It’s currently helping to resolve many difficult to treat problems in patients around the world. For information how this treatment may be able to help you contact Layle Stephen-Anderson on Tel : +90 (0)392 8212339.
Well we hope that this has given you the opportunity to discover alternative forms of treatment and therapy available to you in North Cyprus. To plug the Buzz Book again you can visit them at www.thebuzzbook.com for all sorts of contacts from A to Z! Please also visit any of the tags below for other healthcare articles.