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News from Central and North Queensland.

At the time of writing this report there have been no major weather events in North Queensland this year. However history has taught us that when one of these weather events occurs it is often followed nine months later with a larger than usual number of births in our area. This, as well as the increasing number of women starting families later in life, has increased the need for health care for expectant mothers. With a growing interest in natural therapies more of these women are turning to natural therapists throughout their pregnancies.

A growing interest in the area of natural health in this region is that of mind--body connection. This is demonstrated by an increasing client base looking towards natural therapies for their health care. Some of the therapies becoming more popular are Spiritual Healing, Crystal Healing, Reiki, Aromatherapy and Hypnotherapy, just to name a few.

One of the concerns these clients have noted is the lack of acceptance of natural therapies by the mainstream health sector. People have reported that although they prefer natural therapies to allopathic medicine, it is often cheaper (due to health rebates) to access the mainstream medical system for their health care.

I invite comments from members of ATMS from northern Queensland on matters that concern or interest them. Please feel free to contact me through my home email, or work email

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Title Annotation:State News
Author:Lee, Cathy
Publication:Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:8AUQU
Date:Mar 1, 2012
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