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Complementary Therapies

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BETC National Certificate in Care Complementary Therapies (Unit15) Date: 10 December 2006 To: Jo Brooks From Chih-Lung Cheng Date: 24th November / 23rd January, 2007 Introduction: on completion of this research project, I have first tried to find information on the internet and text books in the library, I then read through the papers and analyse the information I can use for this essay. This project is about 4 different complementary therapies based on a case study for a 75 years old lady, called Doris who has been suffering from arthritis which causes chronic back pain. She also experiences depression and unable to sleep as a result of her husband's death. At the moment Doris is keen to try complementary therapies but have no information on these treatments so I would like to make this presentation in 9 parts to her, including the following: 1.0 (P1) Four dfferent complementary therapies: Homeopathy, Bowen Technique, Hypnotherapy and counselling. These included: signs and symptoms, principles of administration, frequency/dosage of administration, historical development, global use, how they are used, where they are, and cost. 2.0 (M1) The advantages and disadvantages of these therapies in terms of orthodox treatment, where the complementary therapies have work or have caused harm and evidence where showing the treatments have improve conditions. 3.0 (P2) Barriers for access to complementary therapies 4.0 (M2) Factors that may influence access to complementary therapies 5.0 (P3) utline the role of four different complementary therapies in relation to orthodox treatment 6.0 (P4 + M3) Describe and explain the role of four different complementary therapies in relation to health and wellbeing. 7.0 (P5) Identif current regulation systems for complementary therapies 8.0 (D1) Evalute the evidence relating to the use of complementary therapies in contemporary society 9.0 (D2) Evaluate the effectiveness of regulatory systems in relation to both practitioners and patient/ service users. (P1) Four dfferent complementary therapies: Homeopathy, Bowen Technique, Hypnotherapy and counselling. ...read more.

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But after a massage I feel less alone and more able to cope with things" http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=18271 The disadvantages where complementary therapies may caused harm Problems or condions where there is evidence that therapies improve/do not improve conditions Preliminary research reports that Bowen therapy may improve range of motion in patients with frozen shoulder. Additional studies are needed before a firm conclusion can be drawn. http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8513/34968/358741.html?d=dmtContent More than 70 per cent of patients who had chronic disease reported positive changes in their health after receiving homeopathy treatment, a six-year study at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital found. http://www.norwichunion.com/health/health-news/news-story.htm?id=1132587400&c=430016190 More than 70 per cent of patients who had chronic disease reported positive changes in their health after receiving homeopathy treatment, a six-year study at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital found. Respondents with problems including problems related to eczema and the menopause were analysed in the survey of more than 6,500 patients. Children experienced the most positive results from homeopathy treatment, with 89 per cent of asthma sufferers under the age of 16 reporting improvements in their condition. Of the whole group, 75 per cent reported that they felt 'better' or 'much better' following treatment. Some have suggested that this is evidence that homeopathy should be introduced onto the NHS. But others are more sceptical: 'Patients were simply asked by their homeopathic doctor whether they felt better and it is well known that in this situation many patients will come up with the answer the doctor wants to hear,' said Matthias Egger, professor at the University of Berne, who worked on the study that was published in the Lancet. Evidence on the use of homeopathyhttp://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default_printer_friend.asp?page=251#evidence There are over 100 published clinical trials looking at how well homeopathy works in treating various illnesses and symptoms. None of these trials provide us with any scientific evidence to prove that homeopathy can cure or prevent any type of disease, including cancer. Many individuals say that homeopathy has helped their symptoms. ...read more.

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Bristol Homeopathic Hospital Cotham Hill Cotham Bristol BS6 6JU Phone: 01272 731231 This hospital offers homeopathy and complementary therapies on the NHS only. There are also 3 clinics run in Bath. You can ask your GP or consultant to refer you for treatment. Glasgow Homeopathic Hospital 1053 Great Western Road Glasgow G12 OXQ Phone: 0141 211 1600 This hospital runs a specialist Cancer Care Clinic offering homeopathy on the NHS. People with cancer usually get an appointment within weeks of referral. You can ask your GP or consultant to refer you. Tunbridge Wells Homeopathic Hospital Church Road Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1JU Phone: 01892 632801 This hospital offers homeopathy on the NHS. There is no specialist cancer clinic, but the hospital regularly sees people with cancer. You must be referred by your GP or consultant. Liverpool Homeopathic Hospital Department of Homeopathic Medicine Mossley Hill Hospital Park Avenue Liverpool L18 8BU Phone: 0151 285 3707 Appendix 5 (Homeopathy organisations) Council of Organisations Registering Homeopaths (CORH) Phone: 01444 239494 Email: admin@corh.org.uk Website: www.corh.org.uk CORH is a group of organisations working together to develop � A single register of homeopaths � A minimum set of practice and training standards � A common code of ethics for all homeopaths � Standards of best practice for homeopathic medicine Look on their website for a list of the organisations who are members. British Homeopathic Association (BHA) Hahnemann House 29 Park Street West Luton LU1 3BE Phone: 0870 444 3950 Website: http://www.trusthomeopathy.org/trust/tru_over.html This organisation can supply a list of health professionals and hospitals that practice homeopathy, books on homeopathy and a magazine. The Faculty of Homeopathy This is the national organisation for statutorily registered homeopaths whose members are also registered healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and dentists. They ensure the highest standards of homeopathic education, training and practice. You can contact the British Homeopathic Association (as above) to find a homeopath who is a member of the faculty. Phone: 0870 444 3950 1 http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/page.cfm?pagecode=PMSTCO ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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