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What Are Complementary And Alternative Therapies?

Homeopathic medicines should use tiny amounts of active ingredient, so side-effects are unlikely. But some homeopathic medicines may contain other substances, or larger amounts of ingredients. Speak to your doctor if you’re thinking about trying homeopathy, to check on the medicine you plan to take. In the UK, around nine out of 10 of us have tried a complementary or alternative therapy at some point.

Many types of CAM have voluntary registers, some of which are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care or professional associations that practitioners can join if they choose. All chiropractors must be registered with the General Chiropractic Council. You can use the General Chiropractic Council website to find a registered chiropractor near you or check if someone offering chiropractic services is registered.

Crucially, alternative treatments should not be used in place of your existing diabetes medication If you have concerns about … Read More

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What Are Complementary And Alternative Treatments?

You should consult your diabetes health care team and your doctor before receiving any alternative therapies. As with any other marketing claim, all efficacy claims about a complementary therapy must be supported with strong and robust evidence. Some therapies, such as osteopathy, are regulated by statute and have efficacy claims supported by high-level clinical evidence.

Although the evidence is less clear, acupuncture is often used for other conditions. These include those affecting the bones and muscles, pain conditions and feeling sick after an operation. If you’re considering acupuncture, you can ask your doctor or therapist to explain if it’s been shown to work for your medical condition. Some people with mental health problems find it helps to use complementary and alternative therapies. This section explains what they are, and how you can access them. This information is for people affected by mental illness in England who are 18 or over.… Read More

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