NEW: Complementary Health Social Networking Site Wednesday 16 April 2008 PDF Print For more information: Claire or Carole on 0207 498 8211 or email@example.com LAUNCHING THIS WEEK…. NEW SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE FOR ALL INFO AND ACTIVITIES RELATING TO COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE Social networks are big news now with so many people belonging to Facebook, MySpace etc. and they are also having a significant effect on the way people deal with their health problems by enabling individuals to get advice either from their friends or from professionals. Now a dedicated site www.everybodybetter.com, brings together consumers and therapists nationwide to facilitate discussions, recommendations, information, and even appointment booking with an appropriate local practitioner. A 2007 Mintel report on Complementary Medicine says that 49% of British Women and 26% of British Men have used a complementary medicine and a further 27% said they had not but would consider doing so. At the same time another recent survey shows that nearly half of us turn to the internet for information at critical times and over 50% of us use it as a valuable source of information when dealing with illness2. With all the potential opportunties under the umbrella of one website, www.everybodybetter.com is set to become one of the largest and most important health resources on the internet in the next few years – and not just for people already interested in complementary medicine. Filling up with news, views and blogs, www.everybodybetter.com has already signed up a growing community of complementary health practitioners and trial members – all busy chatting to each other or seeking information and word has been getting around about the site even before its official launch! Members can research and find therapists, book appointments, discuss therapies with other like minded people, keep a health diary if appropriate (eg if trying out a diet or regimen of activity or exercise) as well as keeping up to date on all that is new and relevant in the world of complementary health. So if you have a health problem and want to find out about or try complementary medicine, join everybodybetter.com today and benefit straight away from this goldmine of information. There is no doubt it is set to become the site of choice for millions who want to help themselves lead a healthier lifestyle the natural way. Alex Owen, a qualified Practitioner in Chinese Medicine from London* and who has a particular interest in women’s health, has been one of the first professionals to join the site. “The internet is a fantastic way for health practitioners to promote their businesses and a large majority of the referrals I get these days come through my website. Sites like everybodybetter.com are good because they allow you to have a bit of personal contact with a potential patient before they decide whether or not they would like to see you and this is good for both patients and practitioners alike.” The more who join and share their views and opinions, the more valuable and successful the site will become – to everybody’s benefit so everybody will truly be better! ENDS 1 BBC R4 “The Other Medicine” 29/9/04 2 The Internet’s Growing Role in Life’s Major Moments 4/19/06 by John Horrigan and Lee Rainie. * Alex Owen’s page on everybodybetter.com http://www.everybodybetter.com/index.php#section=profile&sub...== This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Fuel & Refuel in the following categories: Men's Interest, Health, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Food & Drink, Medical & Pharmaceutical, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.