Unit 9 Complementary Therapies

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Unit 9 Introduction of Complementary Therapies these are: Acupuncture, chiropractice and Biodynamic massage. In this report I am going to be discussing 3 different types of complementary therapies Conventional Therapies are ‘Western medicines’; complementary therapies are used along side conventional therapies and alternative therapies are used instead of conventional therapies Conventional Therapies are evidence based medicine meaning they have scientific proof that they work. They have been proven in scientific studies by carrying out experiments and observations, which provide evidence that they help fight of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Double blind trails are often used in testing new drugs. There are two different groups…show more content…
The acupuncturist may also enforce pressure onto acupuncture points in the body to help conclude tender areas and sources of the pain. The acupuncturists will then analysis the results and determine the imbalances in the body. Once the diagnosis has been made you will then be asked to get undressed and to lie on a couch and relax. They are 500 acupuncture points in total but and acupuncturist will only insert 1-20 needles in any one session. The needles may be inserted into the skin from a few millimetres to several centimetres depending on the body part or how much fats that person has. You will remain lying on the couch as the acupuncturist inserts the needles into the appropriate acupuncture points, once the needles are inserted they will be left for approximately 15-20 minutes until being removed. Patients usually do not find this painful but may feel a tingling or an ache surrounding where the needle has been inserted. Once the needles have been removed you will then put your clothes back on and the session is now completed. Chiropractice aims It is a healing therapy that mainly focuses on problems with the spine and nervous system. Its aims are to mobilise and help reduce any pain or discomfort in the body. ‘Chiropractic treatment consist mainly of adjustments, carefully controlled movements, with the quick application of slight force, designed to increase the quality and range of movement in the area, or joint being treated. The aim is to loosen and mobilise any areas that are locked or restricted’ (complementary medicine for dummies). Beneficial with problems such as: - Claims to help with back, lower back, and neck

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