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Posted May 30 2014 11:41AM

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Joan

what time of disorders can be treated with complementary therapies?
CThA CThA
Jun 2 2014 10:00AM
Hi,

Thanks for the message.

Complementary therapies are a diverse range of health-related treatments which are not part of mainstream medical care. Generally speaking they are thought to increase well-being, aid relaxation and promote good mental health in all.

There are many different types of complementary therapy, including the following
• Aromatherapy
• Acupuncture
• Herbal medicine
• Massage therapy
• Visualisation
• Yoga

They are also known as alternative, natural, non-conventional and holistic therapies.
Complementary and alternative approaches share a belief in the body's ability to heal itself. Some of them use an understanding of the working of the body which is not studied by practitioners of conventional medicine, based on Eastern understandings of energy meridians and fields.

Usually such treatments are tailored to the individual, and do not use a 'one size fits all' approach. This means that they are rarely tested by conventional randomised controlled trials, and therefore are not regarded as 'evidence-based'.

We suggest that you seek the advice of a professional trained in the therapy you are are considering, and a person involved in your care if you are thinking about changing or starting a treatment.


Hope this helps.

CThA

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