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Information about Massage Therapies used in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
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Information about Relaxation Therapy and Relaxation Therapy Practitioners
Information and guide to Shamanism
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Information about Somatic Therapy and Somatic Therapy Practitioners
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What is Complementary Therapy?
Treatments or therapies used in conjunction or in addition to conventional medicine, it is referred to as "Complementary Medicine" as these two practices complement each other.


What are Complementary Therapies and Medicine

The term complementary medicine is used by conventional medical practitioners to refer to non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical techniques which are used in conjunction with allopathic medical treatments such as drugs and surgery. The term implies that sometimes conventional medicine is used as a primary tool and also a
non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical .complementary techniques are used as a supplement when needed
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Complementary medicine has become an increasing feature of healthcare practice, but there still remains some confusion about what exactly complementary therapy is and what position the techniques included under this term should hold in relation to conventional medicine.
Complementary therapy is based on the interaction between the mind, body and the energy systems combining them; this holistic approach to healing is found useful for the treatment of conditions such as asthma, migraine, eczema, insomnia, low energy levels and stress.
Reflexology, Acupuncture, Massage and Reiki are some popular examples of holistic complementary therapies.


Complementary Therapies fall into 4 main types of therapy.

1. Hands-on, body manipulation therapies like acupuncture, acupressure
2. Energy- based therapies like reiki and sekhem
3. Mind-body interaction therapies like EFT
4. Therapies based on other systems

Who can use Complementary Therapy?
Patients or carers don't have to have a particular health need to use complementary therapy. People often use them to maintain their general well-being or as something to pamper themselves with, and treat themselves to. Most people can use aspects of a variety complementary therapy as a means of support, which is safe and effective.


Complementary Therapists
Many Complementary therapists offer expertise in more than one therapy these might include homeopathy, chiropractic, reiki, herbal medicine, reflexology, osteopathy and acupuncture.
Most therapists would be very happy to discuss the therapies they offer and provide advice and guidance on their suitability and safety, for someone with particular needs at any given time.
Most therapists are qualified and belong to a professional body, we haved listed below complementary therapy organisations who can give you names of registered therapists and advice on what to look for.

The Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) is the leading professional organisation representing complementary therapists in the UK and Ireland.
The General Regularly Council for Complementary Therapies
The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The Institute Of Sport & Remedial Massage
The Acupuncture Society
National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
Association of Reflexologists (AoR)
Association Of Traditional Chinese Medicine ATC
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You can use the Find a Therapist link to view suitable Complementary Therapy practitioners near you
We also have some interesting and informative articles & notes with a Complementary Therapy theme on our Therapy Articles page.
Find books about Complementary and Alternative medicine on our Books Page and there are sections for Products and Courses related to Complementary Therapies.

If you are a Complementary Therapist or Complementary Medicine provider you can use our website to advertise your business in your local area ------ Submit a listing

 

 

 

 

 

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Books on Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Herbal-Therapy The Guide to Herbalism, Herbal Medicines, Natural Cures and Therapies.

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