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What are complementary therapies?
Complementary therapies take a holistic approach, treating the body as a whole, not just the disease or disorder.
Holistic methods can be used in conjunction with orthodox methods to enhance treatment and care of the patient. Some popular therapies include acupuncture, aromatherapy, reiki healing, herbal medicine, homeopathy, osteopathy, irridology and reflexology.
The terminology for these types of therapies is not completely defined, and the terms ‘complementary’ and ‘alternative’ are often used interchangeably. However there is an important distinction to be made: the complementary therapy is usually recommended alongside a medical treatment, whereas an alternative therapy can actually replace the treatment.
We offer a variety of therapies that can help support your recovery, such as:
Please speak to your GP or consultant if you have any questions or do not know what to choose. These approaches are customised to the needs of each individual, which is why they are not considered as ‘evidence-based’ by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. However they generally do make people feel better holistically or support the course of treatment they are following.
How can BMI Healthcare help?
Our complementary therapists can help support your recovery and improve your quality of life. We offer fast, direct and convenient appointments where the consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a tailor made treatment package.