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Healthcare essays on Osteopathy, Diabetes, Strokes and Leukaemia.

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´╗┐Osteopathy therapy This form of therapy follows the holistic approach in being able to detect, treat and prevent health problems by moving and massaging an individual?s muscles. Osteopathy looks in to the way the bones, joints and muscles in the body are all connected. It is a branch of complementary therapy that puts a strong emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. It is believed that osteopathy treats and allows the body to heal itself. Therefore conventional medications are not needed in regards to the structure of the body. This was found on the NHS Choice website (online: 2013). The main role of osteopathy is pain relief and the reduction of tissue inflammation due to this therapy looking at the whole person rather than just a certain area it is able to heal illness from neck pains, back pains to asthma, stress and depression. Orthodox treatment also includes surgical procedures, for example spinal fusion. This procedure is very risky in its side effects of spinal stenosis, tumors, fracture an infection. Therefore the effectiveness of osteopathy is seen once the disadvantages of other treatments are realized. ...read more.


Individual can also have head massage to help them reduce stress and anxiety as person with diabetes can feel stress because of their health. A stroke is a condition in which the brain cells suddenly die because of a lack of oxygen. This can be caused by an obstruction in the blood flow, or the rupture of an artery that feeds the brain. The patient may suddenly lose the ability to speak, there may be memory problems, or one side of the body can become paralyzed. The two main types of stroke include ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. The outcome after a stroke depends on where the stroke occurs and how much of the brain is affected. Smaller strokes may result in minor problems, such as weakness in an arm or leg. Signs & symptoms Trouble with walking. You may stumble or experience sudden dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination. Trouble with speaking and understanding. You may experience confusion. You may slur your words or have difficulty understanding speech. Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg. You may develop sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis in your face, arm or leg, especially on one side of your body. ...read more.


Leukaemia affects certain blood cells, particularly the white cells, or leukocytes, which are part of the body's defence against infection and disease. This is a type of cancer that is produced in the blood cells and starts in the bone marrow. Signs and symptoms Generalised weakness and fatigue Anaemia - patient is unusually pale, weak and tired. Frequent infections, fevers, chills or flu-like symptoms Weight loss Excessive or easy bruising or bleeding Pain in the bones and joints Breathlessness Enlarged lymph nodes, liver and/or spleen tender to the touch Abdominal discomfort Night sweats Aromatherapy will benefit someone with leukaemia it focuses on the emotional and spiritual side of their health. This will help them to see a different side to life and the use of oils will help to reduce stress and anxiety to help make individual feel better. Reflexology is another type of therapy that could also benefit individual because it will help to relieve stress and physical pain individual could be going through which will help them feel better. once physical pain are relieved its most likely other pain are reduced because the pain will ease and individual will feel much better about their health. ...read more.

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