Monday 24 March 2008

Alternative therapies on television

The BBC is running a series called Alternative Therapies on Monday evenings at 9pm.

The first, which was on hypnotherapy, was shown last week. In it, Kathy Sykes, professor of Science at Bristol University, saw a policeman trying hypnotherapy to give up smoking, a woman wanting to lose weight and someone having two teeth removed under hypnosis. She also talked to experts who are studying how hypnosis works under scientific conditions. The results were thought provoking.

Tonight's episode looks at reflexology, a treatment that uses pressure points on the body and which is increasingly popular in the UK.

Programmes on BBC TV Channels are usually available to watch on iPlayer for at least a week after they are shown:

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