By Catherine Zollman, Andrew J. Vickers, Janet Richardson
Complementary drugs remedies equivalent to acupuncture, homeopathy or chiropractic is an more and more favourite function of the scientific international. A growing to be percentage of sufferers are utilizing complementary cures and perform is transforming into among traditional overall healthiness execs. Written through a GP and a well known researcher, the ABC of Complementary medication takes an autonomous viewpoint, neither selling nor disparaging complementary remedies. The books fundamental target is useful, as a advisor to choice making. The authors handle such questions as for what stipulations has acupuncture been proven to be effective?; what do I do if a complementary practitioner encourages a sufferer to disregard my suggestion? and: what's my medico-legal place if I refer a sufferer to a chiropractor?. The ABC of Complementary drugs might be a useful consultant to any health practitioner who encounters complementary drugs in scientific perform.
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Homoeopaths may offer alternatives to vaccination. These have not been subjected to clinical trials and cannot therefore be recommended as an effective substitute. There have been examples of homoeopathic medicines being adulterated with drugs, although this is extremely unlikely in the case of registered practitioners in Britain. Practitioners About 1000 UK doctors practise homoeopathy, although fewer than half of these are full members of the Faculty of Homoeopathy. Many are general practitioners who have received only a basic training and who normally prescribe a limited number of remedies for specific acute conditions.
However, the availability of such services varies widely and depends heavily on local interest and high level support. Funding for complementary medicine Complementary medicine can be provided by conventional NHS healthcare professionals as part of everyday clinical care. This requires no special funding arrangements. General practitioners cannot claim item of service payments for complementary treatments they give to their own NHS patients. Since 1991, health authorities can reimburse general practitioner principals who employ complementary therapists, although the staff budget is limited and a complementary practitioner is therefore employed at the expense of another member of staff.
Theory and experiments on high dilutions. In: Ernst E and Hahn EG (eds). Homeopathy:a critical appraisal , 1998 Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann < previous page page_23 next page > < previous page page_24 next page > Page 24 7 Hypnosis and relaxation therapies A wide variety of complementary therapies claim to improve health by producing relaxation. Some use the relaxed state as a means of promoting psychological change. Others incorporate movement, stretches, and breathing exercises. Hypnosis, relaxation and “stress management” are found to a certain extent within conventional medicine.