Complementary Therapies Essay

2057 Words May 23rd, 2016 9 Pages
Lucy Renwick
Complimentary Therapies
P1, P2, P3, P4, M1, M2, D1

P3 - Explain the principles and practices for complementary therapies
M1 Discuss complementary therapies that are available for users of health and social care services

Acupuncture
Acupuncture comes from Latin origin as is a Chinese form of medicinal treatment in which many, many tiny needles are inserted into various parts of the skin. Particular places of the body, referred to as energy lines are targeted in order to relieve pain. Acupuncture also claims to cure disease and help treat the symptoms of the following conditions: allergies, respiratory conditions, nervous conditions and disorders associated with the eyes, nose and throat. In addition to this it has
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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of herbs and oils to for healing certain things in the body (it can also be used for cosmetic purposes). Some oils and herbs can be use as: antiseptics, sedatives, anti-inflammatories, relaxants, pain relievers and an anti-bacterial substance. These are both physiological and psychological benefits. On a medical basis aromatherapy can treat menstrual pain, skin conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, stress related disorders, circulatory problems and respiratory infections.
Overall, alternative medicine or complementary therapies are intended to supplement and complements orthodox treatments. They are measures that are inexpensive and non-invasive and ultimately result in enhanced well-being and have physiological and psychological benefits.
P4 - Explain the role of complementary therapies in relation to orthodox treatments
Complementary medicine: A group of diagnostic and therapeutic disciplines that are used together with conventional medicine. An example of a complementary therapyis using acupuncture in addition to usual care to help lessen a patient's discomfort following surgery.
Complementary therapy is a discipline that groups a range of treatments

Role: diagnostic, therapeutic; for different disorders; linking to orthodox treatments, stand-alone treatment
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