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Proud of our Practice: Mistletoe for cancer at GP's practice

Mistletoe injections for cancer patients are just one of the alternative approaches used at

Dr Marga Hogenboom's very different kind of practice.

The Camphill Medical Practice in Aberdeen couples conventional treatments with complementary therapies for patients with chronic diseases.

It also employs several therapists including art and massage therapy and Eurythmy ­ a form of therapeutic movement ­ and handles the care of 250 patients with learning disabilities.

'Our philosophy is different,' Dr Hogenboom said. 'We believe every human being is unique and treatment is more individualised.

'Illness is not just seen as a nuisance or a negative but can be developmental as a human being in life. We assume patients still have a healthy spirit.

'Our aim is to provide a different choice to patients and the approach seems to work.'

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