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complementary therapies in the NHS

A Government enquiry in 2001 recommended the increased provision of complementary medicine in the NHS where there is evidence of patient demand and effectiveness.  We offer therapies which have been proven to be effective for certain medical conditions, such as osteopathy for backpain and acupuncture for arthritis.

High quality complementary therapies are playing an increasingly important role in health and social care. There are lots of examples on the Relief Map and a few selected highlights here:

Complementary therapy in Cancer Care

Complementary therapy in Haematology

Complementary therapy in Mental Health

Complementary therapy in Prison

Complementary therapy in Drug and Alcohol Services

Further research information is available through the National Electronic Library for Health Complementary and Alternative Medicine Specialist Library .

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