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Describe the different services and facilities where complimentary approaches are used. Hospitals, hospices, GP surgeries and Health centres will use complimentary approaches alongside traditional treatment. Hospitals and hospices will provide complimentary therapies to terminally ill patients to make their last days more comfortable. They will provide relaxing and uplifting therapies such as art and music therapy, aromatherapy and various massages. GP surgeries and health centres sometimes provide complimentary therapies for the local community. Nutritional therapy is provided mainly for the treating of obesity and yoga classes for exercising and reducing stress. There are services and facilities available in the private sector that people can choose to use themselves, and they don't necessarily have to be referred to. There are many clinics in the UK where complimentary approaches are used and these include acupuncture clinics, acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, aromatherapy, tai chi etc. The aromatherapy clinic in Cheltenham has a team of aromatherapists that treat clients in the private sector. Clients will have an initial consultation with a therapist for a chance to discuss their lifestyle, general health and any areas of concern. ...read more.


* �29 for an initial consultation and examination. * �29 per treatment per visits. * �49 per set of x-rays (regardless of how many views are required. * �10 per aqua massage session and �5 when with other treatments. Nutrition clinics use nutritional therapy to identify nutritional deficiencies in clients. They can help with: depression, digestion problems, cardiovascular circulation, hormonal imbalances, behavioural problems, fatigue and ADHD. They measure biochemical factors that asses risk. This can be done through consultations with nutritional therapists and through surveys, allergy testing, urine analysis, saliva testing and hormone testing. When they have found factor that's causing the deficiency, results will be discussed and the client will be advised and supported with their diet. They are given publications on nutritional topics. Workshops are provided to educate people of the contributory factors associated with a specific health topic and discuss the type of symptoms that may be experienced. Clients learn which foods; drinks and lifestyle habits play a role in encouraging the progression of a health condition. Information may also be given on supplements that which have found to be successful for that condition. Whole organic are preferred though as they are natural and free of chemicals and toxins. ...read more.


Hahnemann discovered this system of prescribing at the end of the 18th century. He found that cinchona bark, which was used to treat swamp fever, when taken by him produced the same symptoms of the disease. He found that in every case symptoms of swamp fever occurred on taking cinchona bark, which stopped when they stopped taking it. Creative methods such as Art therapy are used for self-expression and to show ideas and emotions that are difficult to describe verbally. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy where, art is used to express emotions. The resulting image helps bring to light any suppressed emotions or conflicts. Reflecting on these images can help to cope and understand the issues that arise. It's good for personal development by helping to identify problem areas, and to transform negative images into positive images. A diagnostic method such as iridology diagnoses conditions from looking at one part of the body. Iridology involves studying the iris of the eye and the pupil, using microscopes to determine the health of the whole body. The iridologist in the picture on the right, is using a ophalmoscope to identify weaknesses in the clients body. OCR Level 3 Health, Social Care & Early Years Unit 15 Rachael Crossland ...read more.

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