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British Holistic Medical Association

Dedicated to education in holistic medicine and healthcare

Re-imagining health and illness through the qualities of humanity

Explore the dimensions of being holistic 
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Journal of Holistic Healthcare

The indispensable publication for anyone concerned with healthcare

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The New BHMA Website

We are delighted to welcome you to the new BHMA website. Discover the dimensions of Holistic Healthcare in our new and thought-provoking resource. Join the BHMA and become part of our growing community. As a BHMA member you will be able to access archived editions of the Journal, receive our newsletter, and access additional resources. 


DZ mugshot 1Dr David Zigmond, founder member of the BHMA, veteran GP in one of London’s most deprived Boroughs, Bermondsey, prolific writer in support of holistic medical practice and against industrial medicine, has been closed down by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
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An outspoken holistic view from BHMA Chair, Dr William House, will appear on this website very soon. Please support us in this by joining the BHMA in speaking out for holistic medical practice.

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Our Autumn journal is on Nutrition and Lifestyle inspired by the recent ‘Food: the forgotten medicine’ conference.

For more on our Journal of Holistic Healthcare go to Journal page. As a member you are able to have full access to the archive of this Journal from 2004.


Food conference programmeConference: Food. The Forgotten Medicine

The BHMA co-sponsored this hugely successful conference, that was sold out at least a month before the date. It’s popularity hopefully signifies a resurgence of interest and enthusiasm for food in health and healthcare.

The conference was organised by the College of Medicine and held in London on 9th June 2016. The programme was busy with quick-fire presentations from good speakers from around the world.  We hope this will trigger a serious and informed debate about the value and importance of food. Read more