article on The Mail Online.  I like to think that I am fairly open-minded and the nature of my job requires that I am non-judgmental.  Happily, my friends confirm that this fits my personality to a tee!" />

Good Vibrations!

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The basis of the article seems to be that vibrations can improve our health.  It arises from a book by Matthew Silverstone entitled "Blinded by Science". Matthew, who is a successful London businessman, became fascinated in alternative medicine when he saw his 19 year old son recover from a bout of chronic fatigue syndrome so severe that he did not have enough energy even to talk to people.  He believes the cure came about by an alternative therapist who suggested such therapies as feeling the energy given off by trees.
He considers that vibrations, magnets, and even "moon medicine" are all effective forms of treatment for certain medical conditions.
Despite much opposition from traditional medicine, apparently pioneering studies show that vibrations really are good.  Forgive me, but I am singing. It seems that pulses of ultrasound are used to treat brain conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson's Disease.
Magnets are showing success with serious brain issues such as demential to schizophrenia.  It has also been found to help some people suffering with depression.
Moon medicine is the one that really got me.  Apparently violent and acute behavioural disturbances among mental health patients are more common when there is a full moon.  Sleep patterns may be disturbed and women's menstral cycles may be affected.  I knew it wasn't our fault. There is a suggestion that lunar influence may be caused by light levels.  For example, when the moon is at its brightest, it seems that epileptic seizures are down.  It is suggested that the the level of the hormone melatonin may be implicated.
Flippancy aside, I actually found this a very interesting article.  There are many times when traditional medicine can no longer help and many people in this position explore alternative options.  I am of the view that anything is worthy of investigation.  Just make sure that you are fully informed .   When contemplating any alternative therapies, you should always discuss this with your doctor as even 'natural' medicines or techniques can affect other prescribed medication.   
Deborah Blackmore
Litigation Executive - Personal Injury Team.

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