Alastair Gray

Alastair Gray

Doctor of Philosophy
Director Research at HOHM Foundation Office of Research

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Introduction
Alastair Gray is Director at the College of Natural Health and Homeopathy (NZ), Academy of Homeopathy Education NYC (US), National Centre for Integrative Medicine (UK), academic at Endeavour College of Natural Health (Aus). Alastair conducts research in the fields of Complementary Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Public Health, Cultural and Medical History and Educational Technology. His current research project is 'Learning Technologies in the provision of Complementary Medicine Education'.

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Publications (33)
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Background: Despite the substantial size of the maturing complementary medicine (CM) industry, the technologies used by practitioners have received little research attention. In the clinical delivery of homeopathy services, repertory software can be employed to cross-reference client symptoms with numerous databases, making the process of seeking...
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Objectives Little is known about the education of future CM practitioners. The objective is to explore the perceptions and experiences of students, faculty and professional leaders toward technologies in complementary medicine education and practice. Design and Setting Qualitative focus groups and one-on-one semi-structured interviews were conduct...
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Background The use of technologies continues to grow in healthcare provision, and learning technologies now dominate tertiary education. Meanwhile, complementary medicine (CM) constitutes a substantial component of contemporary healthcare, yet the education of existing and future CM practitioners has received little empirical attention. In direct r...
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Introduction The education of complementary medicine (CM) practitioners has received little research attention even though CM occupies a significant role in the Australian and US healthcare systems and the CM education sector continues to grow and professionalise. The objective of this study is to explore the perceptions of CM students to learning...
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Objective: The complementary medicine (CM) education sector is maturing as evidenced by rising professionalization and improved educational standards. However, despite the substantial size of the CM industry the education of existing and future CM practitioners has received little research attention. The aim of the study reported here is to explore...
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Background Learning technologies are becoming universal in health professional education. Despite the potential philosophical and ideological dissonance between CM and technology, the actual use of learning technologies by CM students is currently unknown. As such, there is a need to explore the prevalence and nature of use of educational technolog...
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Background Complementary Medicine (CM) continues to thrive across many countries. Closely related to the continuing popularity of CM has been an increased number of enrolments at CM education institutions across the public and private tertiary sectors. Despite the popularity of CM across the globe and growth in CM education/education providers, to...
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Objectives: To explore the perceptions, experiences, and attitudes toward scientific and traditional knowledge within contemporary naturopathic education. Design: A qualitative focus group and semistructured individual interview study. Settings/location: Naturopathic educational organizations and institutions in North America (United States/Ca...
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The purpose of this proving was to test a homoeopathic combination product. The trial was conducted in 2009, when access to homoeopathic medicines began to come under threat in Australia. At the time it was possible that provings would contribute one layer of evidence towards legitimacy for making claims by pharmacies and manufacturers. A number of...
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This survey investigated the management of pediatric tonsillopharyngitis, with a focus on natural remedies. 138 pediatricians, general practitioners and ear–nose–throat (ENT) specialists in 7 countries were surveyed by a dedicated questionnaire. A rapid strept test (RST) to diagnose acute tonsillopharyngitis was routinely used by 56/138 participant...
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This Homeopathic Pathogenetic Trial of Melatonin 6 x was sponsored by Keysun Laboratories and conducted by The Aurum Project for Australian Homeopathic Medical Research. Melatonin is a derivative of serotonin, which in turn is derived from tryptophan.
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This Proving of Homeopathic Melatonin was conducted in 2008. Surprising findings were that so many powerful symptoms, sensations and emotions were experienced by the provers when the proving substance was a 6x potency and also when the supervisors had collated all the provers notes that there were certainly some rubrics concerning sleep but not as...
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Judicious use of whaling logs provides rich insight into the history of the Bismarck Archipelago. During the whaling era 1799–1884 there were three whaling grounds and four common anchorages in the region, which had a profound impact on the nature of contact and trade with islanders. Trading contact was predominantly at sea. The logs provide detail...
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The results of a drug trial at the Sydney College of Homeopathic Medicine in 2002. Culex Pervigilans has potential value in situations of numbness, menstrual irregularity, pain, allergies, hemorrhoids, fatigue, anger. A comparison of the 19 th century and 21 st century trials of Culex Musca and Culex Pervigilans. New provings of bizarre remedies ha...

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