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Unit 23: Complementary Therapies

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Samantha Brooksbank

on 25 September 2012

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Introduction Unit 23: Complementary Therapies By the end of this unit you will know the following:
- What Complementary Therapies are
- Difference between Complementary Therapies and Orthodox Treatments
- The range of Complementary therapies available and their availability on the NHS
- How they are used in Health and Social Care
-How they improve health and well being and how effective they are What is the aim of this unit?
Make a list of the all the different complementary therapies you can think of

If your unsure - have a go!!" TASK Types of Complementary Therapies How many did you think of?

Alexander technique
Art Therapy
Ayurvedic medicine
Bach Flower remedies
Bio-chemic salts
Bowen Technique
Colour Therapy
Counselling stress therapy
Feng Shui Architecture
Herbal medicine
Hypnotherapy Spiritual Healing
Massage & other body work techniques
Meditation Naturopathy
Nutritional therapy
Osteopathy Reflexology
reiki healing
relaxation Definition of Complementary Therapies

Complementary and alternative therapies are a broad range of treatments that are outside of conventional medicine and are used to treat or prevent illness and promote health and well-being. Practitioners of complementary therapies are not trained to diagnose disease. (Alzheimers.org.uk, 2011) Throughout each lesson we will be exploring some of these in more depth HUA TUO
110-207 AD Founder of Homeopathy Greece
18th Century Hippocrates founder of massage 460 BC History of Complementary Therapies Complementary Therapy

This is a therapy that is used as an addition to a prescribed medicine.

For example:
Bad Back = Pain killers from GP & Massage Difference between Complementary Therapies and Alternative medicine? Alternative Medicine

This is used instead of prescribed medicine

For example:

Just accessing massage for a bad back Therapies have been known to alleviate symptoms of certain illnesses in cases where orthodox medicine does not seem to have offered a solution.

More and more people are now accessing CAM (Complementary and additional medicines) - 6 million people in the UK use them each year. Why bother?? There are not many complementary therapies available on the NHS... however...

A government inquiry in 2001 recommended the increased provision of complementary medicine in the NHS. High quality CT are playing an important role in health and social care. (Get Well UK 2011)

10% of contacts with CAM therapists were through the NHS (Thomas, Nicholl and Coleman 2001)

The more common complementary therapies available on the NHS are
Clinical Hypnotherapy
Crystal Therapy
Reiki Availability on the NHS Reference List

Get Well UK (2011) Why use Complementary Therapies. [Online] Available at: <http://www.getwelluk.com/why_use_complementary_therapies/> (Accessed 12th August 2012) Thomas KJ, Nicholl P and Coleman P. (2001) 'Use and expenditure on complementary medicine in England; a population based survey' Complementary Therapies in Medicine Vol.; 9:2-11 Osteopathy Hypnotherapy Acupuncture Chiropractic Homeopathy Colour Therapy Feng Shui Relaxation Massage Barriers to CAM's http://www.ehow.com/video_4431670_demonstration-osteopathic-technique-soft-tissue.html?wa_vlsrc=continuous&pid=1&cp=1&wa_vrid=1c05a54d-53e6-4d89-8da7-b3483199498d Start at 6 mins http://www.osteopathy.org.uk/resources/surveys-statistics/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q7CoqFud5s&feature=related 60 min film hypnotherapy TASK
You will research different aspects of homeopathy and discuss these in a class debate. You will present the opinions of your group on your area of homeopathic medicine to the rest of the class.
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