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Posted Jun 2 2014 10:00AM

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Where can complementary therapies be performed, can it be done at home? and where else?
Jun 2 2014 10:12AM
There are different kinds of equipment used to treat a patient, like an electric treatment tables, portable tables, stools and therapy accessories, ideal for Massage & Complementary Therapy.
They are most commonly offered at:
• Complementary therapies in hospitals
• Complementary therapies in hospices
• Your GP practice
• Voluntary and charitable cancer organisations
• NHS Homeopathic hospitals
• Therapies in independent cancer support groups or centres
• Complementary therapies in private practices
Complementary therapies in hospitals
Many cancer wards, units and hospitals now offer patients a range of complementary therapies free of charge, as part of their care. Those most commonly offered are
• Acupuncture
• Massage, including aromatherapy massage and shiatsu
• Reflexology
Therapists who work in a hospital setting must have the necessary qualifications. They are usually registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), which regulate complementary therapy practitioners. The CNHC and HCPC make sure that practitioners registered with them are properly trained, qualified and insured. The therapist will be familiar with working with people with cancer. They may be working as volunteers or may be paid employees of the hospital.

Complementary therapies in hospices
Many hospices offer their patients, and sometimes their carers, a range of complementary therapies free of charge. They may be able to offer a wider range of therapies than those provided in hospitals. Practitioners are usually registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.


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