Complementary therapies are used alongside, or as well as, conventional medical care. But you might hear the term ‘alternative therapies’ used as well. This is when these therapies are used instead of, rather than alongside, your medical treatment.
All conventional cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, have to go through rigorous testing by law. Most alternative therapies have not been through such testing. Some types of alternative therapy may not be completely safe.
Traditional acupuncture is based on the principle that a life force called Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) runs along energy channels in the body called meridians. Health is negatively affected when the flow of Qi is interrupted so the insertion of needles is used to restore the flow and return the body to health. There are various ways to treat and support some one with dementia who also has learning disabilities. Here we outline a couple of these … Read More