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Benefits Of ComplEmentary / Alternative Therapies

Complementary /alternative therapies, is a term used for a wide range of health care practices, that may be used alone or along with standard medical treatment, for improved health, well-being and quality of life.

Although people often use the terms complementary and alternative therapies interchangeably, there is a difference:

Complementary therapies / medicine is a non-standard treatment or medicine that you use together with conventional medical treatment or medicine.

Alternative therapies / medicine is a non-standard treatment or medicine that you use instead of conventional medical treatment or medicine.

There are a wide range of therapies to choose from: Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Homeopathy, to name a few. People are turning to these therapies to treat a wide variety of ailments and conditions, such as; Arthritis, High Blood Pressure, Hormonal Imbalances, Allergies and many more. Some of these therapies work as well as conventional medical treatments, they often have fewer side effects.

Another benefit is in the more holistic “whole person” approach of many of it’s practitioners, which considers your life-style, background, habits, in addition to your physical health. This provides a more complete health picture and a more effective way to treat many ailments.

This personal approach makes people feel better, giving themselves a sense of empowerment by taking a more active role in their own health and well-being.

Science has shown that your emotional state can effect your health and in-fact70% of all illness is now directly attributed to stress. It is worth taking in mind whilst complementary / alternative therapies have there use where illness is concerned, the greatest effect they have on people is induced Relaxation, therefore Prevention is surely better than cure.

Caution: Before receiving any complementary / alternative treatment, please ensure your practitioner is fully qualified and is a member of an appropriate Federation or Association governing body.

 

 

 

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