Alternative Medicine And Therapies

Many NHS physiotherapists use acupuncture, and some occupational therapists, clinical psychologists and nurses are trained in relaxation or meditation techniques. We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help. Having a positive outlook is an important part of coping with cancer for most people. Sometimes it might feel as though your doctor makes many of the decisions about your treatment. It can feel like you don’t have much control over what happens to you. Once you have found a practitioner, it’s a good idea to ask them some questions to help you decide if you want to go ahead with treatment.

BAATN supports people of these backgrounds but are open to other people of colour who are affected by prejudice. The NHS has information on their website about complementary and alternative therapies. You may be able to get low cost or free complementary and alternative therapies. You can search on the internet to see what is available in your area.

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CAM organisations, which endorse the use of these therapies, are themselves diverse in the treatments and therapies they cover, and the nature of their work. Some claim reported health benefits that are contested by medical professions. The only way to know whether a health treatment works better than a placebo treatment is by checking the evidence. Today, we know that patients who are given empty injections or pills that they believe contain medicine can experience an improvement in a wide range of health conditions. If you want to try a CAM therapy, where possible, look for a practitioner who has been recommended by someone you trust – such as a friend or doctor.

In the UK, there’s an organisation called the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence . It produces guidance and advice on evidence-based care for healthcare professionals. NICE guidance includes information on which treatments are likely to work.

There is currently limited evidence to suggest that aromatherapy and massage could be beneficial for people with dementia. This article was provided by the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine . The ICNM was formed in 1982 to provide the public with information on all aspects of the safe and best practice of CAM.

Dr Boyd and Dr Moodambail’s report said they often saw parents turning to alternative remedies to treat children with long-term conditions. We are conducting a number of other ongoing cases involving concerns about some CAM organisations. In some of these cases, our concerns may be resolved through dialogue with the trustees.