Chi & Qigong
Welcome to Altaired States
Dedicated to the one animal species
I truly care about: HumanKind
Welcome to my website.
My name is Altair de Almeida. I am passionate about
Natural Medicine and Self-Transformation.
I have been actively engaged with these subjects since
I was 19, and that was in 1975, over 30 years ago!
Prompted by my difficult childhood, I had a strong desire
to heal my past and thereby become a more authentic,
compassionate Human Being.
It has been and continues to be an amazing journey of
self-discovery, which has taken me to different parts
of the Globe, meeting with remarkable men and women
who have guided my way.
One of my greatest pleasures and inspirations is
being a catalyst for change to those that seek it, be
it on a physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level.
Over the last 3 decades my skills have been continually
honed to include powerful life-enhancing holistic therapies
treating mind, body & spirit via Acupuncture, Shiatsu
(Acupressure), T'ai Chi (Taiji), Qigong (Chi Kung) &
Biodanza. Have a look at the individual therapy tabs
for more details of the therapies mentioned.
I am professionally qualified in 5 streams of Natural
Medicine, which though connected, are separate systems
in their own right. Each training was a minimum of 3
years and some as long as 7 years! I make that distinction,
because many 'therapists' qualify after as little as
a weekend training, and others after 6 months at Adult
Education colleges. As a result of my intensive trainings
I draw on my experience of over 30 years to tailor a
treatment more specifically tuned to my clients or students
needs. The outcomes are therefore more holistic and
faster than a practitioner newly qualified or one trained
in only a single system.
I, as a practitioner of holistic medicine, seek to treat
'the whole person', building up a pattern of the persons
energetic state is rather like painting a pointillist
picture. I spend about two hours on the first consultation
talking with my client, noticing subtle sensory clues
like facial colour, sound in the voice, creating a structure
of dots and colours of information. I then stand back,
as it were, and notice the overall pattern and gaps
in the integrity of the energy system. Diagnosis
is therefore a multi-layered process and treatment is
planned to stimulate the person's own resources to restore
balance and harmony on the appropriate physical, mental,emotional
and spiritual levels.
Apart from my experience of several thousand individual
treatment sessions since I became a full time Practitioner
of Natural Medicine in 1988, I have specialised in Lifestyle
changes, which help myself and my clients alter habits
that restrict our return to optimum health.
By enabling my clients to make these changes I have
found that they often advance to a lifetime of Improving
Health and Peace of Mind, which is inspiring to both
I offer a free 15-minute interview, if required, to
enable you to discuss your particular issues and to
meet me. As I am interested in helping you make profound
changes to your health and well-being (assuming that
that is what you want!), it is useful for you to know
that you can work with me congenially.
Email: [email protected]
Malvern Natural Health Centre
15 Abbey Road
Tel: (01684) 893238
Worcester Natural Therapy Centre
36 The Tything,
Tel: (01905) 612521