The Free Alternative Medical Service provides a free Traditional Chinese Medicine consultation, acupuncture, homeopathic and naturopathy clinic that takes place in a beautiful yurt right here at the Healing Area.
We offer you a valid, free alternative medical care if you need it in the midst of the intensity of the festival. For ailment big or small come and see our doctors, we are right here!
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE WITH ALEXANDRA REIS
Tradicional Chinese Medicine (TCM) refers to a broad range of medicine practices that include herbs, massage, diet and exercise therapy (Qigong and Taiji). TCM was developed in China and is an ancient tradition dating back at least 2,000 years.
In general, disease is perceived as a disharmony in the functions or interactions of yin, yang, qi, xuĕ, zàng-fǔ, meridians etc. and/or of the interaction between the human body and the environment.
In TCM, the most used diagnostic methods are: Tongue Observation, Pulse reading, patient History and Palpation.
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into specific body points in order to affect the flow of energy, to improve health and wellbeing.
Alexandra is a trained TCM practitioner. She has a long curriculum of experience in a clinical setting and has undergone complimentary training in Chi Nei Tsang. She is also trained in other forms of complementary medicine like Reiki, Holistic Veterinary Medicine and Dustan Baby language. She has extensive experience in working in Festival settings.
NATUROPATHY AND HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE WITH JOAO BELES
These are two forms of natural alternative medicine that help to treat many diseases with herbs, diet and homeopathic medicines.
There are thousands of scientific studies and clinical trials that prove the efficacy of this type of medicine without the hastle of side-effects we normally get from conventional medication treatments.
Naturopathy looks for the right herbs and foods to treat specific ailments like insomnia, digestive complaints, headache, asthma, stress, anxiety, lack of energy, or allergies to mention only a few!
Homeopathy offers the right medicine for each patient to balance whatever needs to be balanced.
With these natural approaches to health, we can avoid more invasive and aggressive treatments that lead many times to strong adverse reactions and addiction.
João Beles is a Naturopathy and homeopathic medicine
Teacher at IMT – Instituto de Medicina Tradicional (Tradicional Medicine Institute), in Lisbon since 2002. He specializes in scientific basis of Natural Medicine.
Author of the book “Naturopatia, a Natureza cura a Natureza” (“Naturopathy – Nature cures Nature”), Mahatma Editions 2011.
Since 2000 he has been organizing and speaking at various workshops, courses and conferences on Natural Medicine since 2000.
Scientific advisor and regular contributor for “Prevenir” which is a natural health magazine.
He has been invited to speak about natural medicine on many Portuguese TV shows.