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Introduction on complimentary therapies Alternative therapy is described as a health practice that is used as an alternative or used instead of traditional or conventional medicine. It is sometimes used along aside traditional medicine. Complementary and alternative health practices and therapies can include things such as massage and reflexology to herbs and supplements, homoeopathy, nutrition. There are now over 100 different therapies somemore popular than other such as reflexology, acupuncture, osteopathy,aromatherpay and indian head massage, Alot of people get advised by their GP or nurse to go and get therapies done due to injuries or genarl health issues. Some people will choose to have such therapies done like aroma therapy which can help with things such as stress. ...read more.

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Conventional therapy- Conventional therapy means its more of tradionall way of using therpaies. So for example finding evidence of an illness and treating it via medicines or operations instead of using complimentary therapies or alternative therpaies. It is used by trained practioners. It is usualy used by NHS practitioners more. It is used to eliminate or correct the cause of an illness. Alternative therapy- Alternative therapy is what is used instead of using something else. So for example some one may use chinese herbal remidies rather than use what their GP has prescribed to them. For example someone may have been prescribed a cough medicine but has also been told to try a chinese herbal medicine they may rather use this instead. ...read more.

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Before being tested on humans these will be tested on animals such as mice and rats. The reason for this is that the medicine could be harmful there for it will be double checked on animals. There are different types of clinical trials. These include the single blind RCT whihc is when the group of people who are testing the drug do not no what medicine they have recieved. They will only no when the medicnine begins to take affect. The other one is called the double blind RCT which is when the reseacher who is giving the medicines to the group of people trying them does not which one is which. One may be the pacebo group which is the real treatment and then others will recieve the false treament. This is done to see if the treatment actualy has an affect of human. ...read more.

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