Tag Archives: alternative medicine

The Totnes Natural Health Centre

The Totnes Natural Health Centre is believed locally to be the first in the country. I have been unable to corroborate this but it was certainly one of the first. There were other Complementary and Alternative (CAM) centres before it … Continue reading

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Creating countercultural space in Totnes – adult education, groups, and Birdwood House

This extract summarises some of the ways in which increasing numbers of  ‘countercultural’ social spaces were created in Totnes in the 1970s. It also highlights the importance of Birdwood House in providing a physical site for many of these groups. … Continue reading

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Dartington’s connections to Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAM)

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is a good example of an area where ideas that started on the periphery of society have become increasingly accepted by mainstream society. A Report by a House of Lords select committee in 2000 endorsed … Continue reading

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The Dartington Solar Quest

The Dartington Solar Quest is an interesting example of the Dartington effect in action.  Started by Bill Elmhirst and his second wife Vera Strachen it is an example of the way in which aspects of alternative culture began to manifest … Continue reading

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