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The SoulAdvisor Health Access Repository of Excellence (SHARE) is an educational library founded on peer reviewed, evidence-based research and clinical trials from tertiary institutions from around the world. Our purpose is to reduce the world’s most prominent non-communicable diseases. Often these diseases are preventable and we believe that education plays a vital role in providing people with choices about their own health.

We support conventional medicine and are committed to complementing each other. Importantly, we believe every individual is unique, and requires professional support for their wellness needs in our complex and fragmented global healthcare landscape.

In this library, you will find short, easy to read summaries on how various complementary therapies may assist to prevent, support and improve heart disease, cancer, stroke, lung disease and diabetes. Please speak to your medical or health professional before embarking on any new treatments.

Can Meditation Help Heart Failure?

Can Meditation Help Heart Failure?

WHAT IS MEDITATION? Meditation is a very broad term that encompasses diverse practices whose common goal is to develop a peaceful, serene state of mind and clarity of thought. It can involve developing control over one’s thoughts, for example by intentionally letting...

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Chronic Lung Disease

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy For Chronic Lung Disease

WHAT IS MINDFULNESS? In its simplest form, mindfulness is the practice of choosing to direct one’s attention to the present moment. This can mean being fully present while going on a bushwalk, or savouring a meal attentively and without hurrying, focusing on the...

Possible Benefits Of Aromatherapy Massage For Breast Cancer Patients

Possible Benefits Of Aromatherapy Massage For Breast Cancer Patients

WHAT IS AROMATHERAPY Aromatherapy is a holistic practice which involves using plant oils in carefully blended combinations to support physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The essential oils may be evaporated in an oil burner, added to bath water, or diluted in a...

Benefits of Qigong For Type 2 Diabetes

Benefits of Qigong For Type 2 Diabetes

WHAT IS QIGONG? A key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Qigong is a system of health practices intended to prevent disease as well as restore wellness in those who are ill. Qigong is characterised by gentle, flowing physical movements, breathing...

Benefits Of Whole Grains For Reducing Risk Of Serious Illness

Benefits Of Whole Grains For Reducing Risk Of Serious Illness

WHAT IS NUTRITION? Nutritionists are experts in the science of how the food we eat affects our health and wellbeing. By learning about your eating habits and lifestyle, and providing nutritional information, a nutritionist can advise you on choosing the right foods...

Benefits Of Yoga For Type 2 Diabetes

Benefits Of Yoga For Type 2 Diabetes

WHAT IS YOGA? Yoga is widely known as a type of exercise focusing on postures and relaxation techniques that aid in stress relief and flexibility. However, it involves more than just physical poses, and was originally developed with the intention of enriching the...

Benefits Of Yogic Breathing For Chronic Lung Disease

Benefits Of Yogic Breathing For Chronic Lung Disease

WHAT IS YOGA AND YOGIC BREATHING? Yoga is widely known as a type of exercise focusing on postures and relaxation techniques that aid in stress relief and flexibility. However, it involves more than just physical poses, and was originally developed with the intention...

Can Body Therapy Support Treatment For Chronic Lung Disease?

Can Body Therapy Support Treatment For Chronic Lung Disease?

WHAT IS BODY THERAPY? Body therapy involves manual therapy, or the application of force to the soft tissue or joints of the body. Massage is a well-known bodywork technique that involves kneading, rubbing and squeezing soft tissues of the body to promote wellness...

Cancer Chemoprevention And Therapy Using Chinese Herbal Medicine

Cancer Chemoprevention And Therapy Using Chinese Herbal Medicine

WHAT IS TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)? Traditional Chinese Medicine, often abbreviated TCM, is a complex and holistic system which addresses your overall health and wellbeing, rather than focusing on individual ailments as isolated incidents. TCM places as much...

How Can Chiropractic Help With Stroke Recovery?

How Can Chiropractic Help With Stroke Recovery?

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC? Chiropractic is a complementary healthcare modality with an emphasis on treating mechanical problems of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors make manual adjustment of joints in the spine and other parts of the body to promote optimal...

Can Chiropractic Care Improve Heart-Rate Variability (HRV)?

Can Chiropractic Care Improve Heart-Rate Variability (HRV)?

WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC? Chiropractic is a complementary healthcare discipline that involves diagnosing and treating health concerns related to the musculoskeletal system without the use of drugs or surgery. The study cites the primary objective of chiropractic care as...

Patient Perspectives Of Integrative Oncology In Australia

Patient Perspectives Of Integrative Oncology In Australia

Our Purpose Our purpose is to be a global facilitator of health and wellness through access, education and advancement of Traditional & Complementary Medicine (T&CM). The World Health Organization (WHO) advises that lifestyle-related diseases (or...

Is Acupuncture Beneficial For Stroke Rehabilitation?

Is Acupuncture Beneficial For Stroke Rehabilitation?

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE? Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been used for thousands of years, and involves the “insertion of very fine needles at key points on the body”. As traditional Chinese medicine believes that physical ailments are caused...

Can Massage Support Treatment For Chronic Lung Disease?

Can Massage Support Treatment For Chronic Lung Disease?

WHAT IS MASSAGE? Manual massage therapy involves applying different techniques such as gliding, kneading, friction or mobilisation to the soft tissues. It does not use mechanical devices and is reported to offer therapeutic effects such as supporting the function of...

Efficacy Of Danshen Formulae For Supporting Cancer Treatment

Efficacy Of Danshen Formulae For Supporting Cancer Treatment

WHAT IS DANSHEN & TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE? Traditional Chinese medicine is a complex and holistic system which addresses overall health and wellbeing, rather than focusing on individual ailments as isolated incidents. It involves the use of therapeutic...

Dietary Fibre Reduces The Risk Of Heart Disease Or Stroke

Dietary Fibre Reduces The Risk Of Heart Disease Or Stroke

WHAT IS A NUTRITIONIST? Nutritionists are experts in the science of how the food we eat affects our health and wellbeing. Besides being qualified to advise people about the best foods to choose for supporting their wellness, some nutritionists work in the food...

Can Herbal Medicine Help You Manage Type 2 Diabetes?

Can Herbal Medicine Help You Manage Type 2 Diabetes?

WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE? Herbal medicine, based on therapeutic ingredients found in plants, is practised in every culture worldwide. It is estimated that herbal preparations are used by 75% of the world’s population today, and various mainstream medicines ranging from...

Possible Benefits Of Hypnotherapy For Supporting Asthma Treatment

Possible Benefits Of Hypnotherapy For Supporting Asthma Treatment

WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY? Hypnotherapy involves deliberately inducing a daydream-like state of consciousness for therapeutic purposes. The hypnotic state may facilitate faster and more profound psychological effects than counselling or psychotherapy while the patient is...

Benefits Of Massage For Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF)

Benefits Of Massage For Cancer-Related Fatigue (CRF)

WHAT IS MASSAGE? Manual massage therapy involves applying different techniques such as gliding, kneading, friction or mobilisation to the soft tissues. It does not use mechanical devices and is reported to offer therapeutic effects such as supporting the function of...

Supporting Cancer Treatment Through Naturopathy And Yoga

Supporting Cancer Treatment Through Naturopathy And Yoga

WHAT ARE NATUROPATHY AND YOGA? Naturopathy is a holistic approach to healthcare based on natural practices such as good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to support the body’s natural healing abilities. Yoga is popular today as a type of exercise, but it was...

Can Naturopathy Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes?

Can Naturopathy Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes?

WHAT IS NATUROPATHY? Naturopathy is a holistic and prevention-focused approach based on natural practices such as good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to support the body’s natural healing abilities. A major focus of naturopathy is identifying and treating the root...

Can Osteopathy Reduce Cancer-Related Pain In Older Patients?

Can Osteopathy Reduce Cancer-Related Pain In Older Patients?

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY? Osteopathy is a holistic treatment intended to stimulate the body’s natural self- healing mechanisms through manual techniques such as aligning the spine, soft-tissue massage and gentle stretches. Osteopathic treatment is based on the premise that...

Can Osteopathic Manipulation Contribute To Cardiovascular Health?

Can Osteopathic Manipulation Contribute To Cardiovascular Health?

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHY? Osteopathy is a type of holistic bodywork based on the idea that the condition of the musculoskeletal system can affect the function of other systems within the body. It is suggested that when the body’s ‘framework’ is properly aligned, this can...

Benefits Of Physiotherapy For People Who Have Suffered Stroke

Benefits Of Physiotherapy For People Who Have Suffered Stroke

WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY? Physiotherapy is an allied health discipline centred around helping to relieve pain and restore healthy movement to the body. Physiotherapists apply evidence-based techniques and a detailed understanding of human physiology to support people...

How Hypnosis May Improve The Outcomes Of Breast Cancer Surgery

How Hypnosis May Improve The Outcomes Of Breast Cancer Surgery

WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY? Hypnotherapy involves deliberately inducing a daydream-like state of consciousness for therapeutic purposes. The hypnotic state may facilitate faster and more profound psychological effects than counselling or psychotherapy while the patient is...

Physiotherapy to Support Asthma Treatment

Physiotherapy to Support Asthma Treatment

WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY? Physiotherapy is an evidence-based discipline that involves using specialised exercises, stretches and other techniques to help to restore healthy movement and function to the body. Physiotherapy is a holistic therapy, and various types of...

Can Qigong Support Recovery From Breast Cancer Surgery?

Can Qigong Support Recovery From Breast Cancer Surgery?

WHAT IS QIGONG? Qigong is a system of health practices originating from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Qigong includes gentle, flowing physical movements, breathing exercises and techniques for cultivating a peaceful, present mindset. Our Purpose Our purpose is...

Can Self-Hypnosis Help Reduce Blood Pressure?

Can Self-Hypnosis Help Reduce Blood Pressure?

WHAT IS SELF HYPNOSIS? Self-hypnosis involves using mental training techniques to give suggestions to oneself. It is possible to attain the same state by listening to a guided recording or utilising other methods that evoke a level of awareness that is different from...

Can Self-Acupressure Support Type 2 Diabetes Treatment?

Can Self-Acupressure Support Type 2 Diabetes Treatment?

WHAT IS ACUPRESSURE? Acupressure is closely related to acupuncture, but usually involves applying pressure with the fingertips at acupuncture points (also called ‘acupoints’), instead of needles. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, poor health is caused by...

Possible Benefits of Yoga for Supporting Asthma Treatment

Possible Benefits of Yoga for Supporting Asthma Treatment

WHAT IS YOGA? Yoga is widely known as a type of exercise focusing on postures and relaxation techniques that aid in stress relief and flexibility. However, it involves more than just physical poses, and was originally developed with the intention of enriching the...