Alternative medicine is growing in popularity in Bermuda, with more and more practitioners offering various treatments and services.

But how does it work? In this edition of the Bermuda Sun’s Healthcare Directory we talk to John Fletcher of Peak Performance Professionals to discuss energy therapy and the benefits it can bring to you.

Mr Fletcher says holistic healing can bring someone back to “wholeness, health and alignment” without any invasive surgery or side-effects from medicine.

Read about his techniques, inside.

Also in this edition, we focus on air quality and improving your home environment for asthma sufferers.

Stephen Savage of Efftech explains how filtering the air in your home can remove particles and contaminants that trigger the condition.

He recommends Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Systems to keep your air clean and healthy.

Michele Smith of OBMI Bermuda also gives useful tips and advice on how to help children to breathe easier in the home.

July is ‘Mosquito Awareness Month’ but in Bermuda we have one of the best prevention programmes in the world, making bites rare for most island residents.

Armell Thomas, programme manager for Vector Control/Port Health, explains how his team ‘search and destroy’ the tiny bloodsuckers, inside.

Replenish

This month is also ‘Seniors’ Month’. Tawanna Wedderburn of the Bermuda Health Council explains the ‘what, where and how’ of long-term care, to ensure you get the service and care you need.

Elsewhere in this supplement there is advice on how to handle anxiety attacks.

Did you know that one in 10 people will have a panic attack in their lifetime?

Dr Shawnee Basden of the Bermuda Hospitals Board explains what causes them and how to get them under control.

We also bring you advice on a healthy diet.

Did you know that most foods labeled ‘low fat’ are much higher in sugar? The Bermuda Diabetes Association offers advice on cutting sugar from your diet, inside.

Stephanie Simons, head pharmacist at Lindo’s Pharmacy in Devonshire, also explains the importance of daily vitamins in replenishing our bodies’ nutrients.

Stay healthy this summer with a balanced diet, regular exercise, rehydration and lots of sunscreen.