Compare the role of two complementary therapies with those of more orthodox treatments M2

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Unit 23 – M2

Compare the role of two complementary therapies with those of more orthodox treatments – M2

There are many different complementary therapies which can be used to treat an individual who has to undergo a lot of different orthodox treatments. For example, people who may suffer from lung cancer would have to undergo different treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. However, people who have stroke would have to have different orthodox treatments with different complementary therapies which would benefit them.

Individuals who may suffer from lung cancer may be asked to undergo therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology and reiki. These complementary therapies would benefit the individual with the disorder they have. Although, these complementary therapies may not be able to cure the individuals cancer but it would be able to support the individual with the treatments they may have. The role of the complementary therapy reflexology would be to massage the individuals feet which would make them feel at ease and although they might be unaware of the different areas of their body being affected, through the reflexology they will be able to identify any areas that might have been affected due to the disorder. For example, if an individual describes that they might feel a sharp feeling this would suggest that the individual’s body might be out of balance.

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Cancer (online) states: Therapists think that you become ill when energy pathways are blocked, and unblocking them can restore energy and balance.”

This can indicate that the orthodox treatment that the individual may undergo may not be as useful for them as the therapy as the therapist may be aware of why the individual can be ill due to the blocked pathways. However, relating this to cancer, the orthodox treatment can still be beneficial for the individual due to the radiotherapy killing the cancer cells. Although, the complementary therapy may not be as useful for the individual, it could still make them ...

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