By Jacqueline Young
This publication is for all people who are prepared to have an open but discerning brain approximately complementary medication. it's also devoted, with thank you, to all my complementary drugs lecturers, sufferers, scholars, and associates. convinced, we have to discover and learn complementary cures in order that we will be able to be convinced approximately their protection and effectiveness. but whilst we must always now not enable obstacles to be erected which could impede new studying and deny entry to treatments which can offer a robust therapeutic strength in our international.
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Extra resources for Complementary Medicine For Dummies
Always remember to inform your practitioner of any pharmaceutical drugs, nutritional supplements, and herbal, homeopathic, or other medicine you’re currently taking, or any other therapies you’re undergoing, in case of any possible interactions. Chapter 2: Diagnosing in Complementary Medicine A tale of holistic diagnosis Jane came to see me suffering from persistent, unexplained tiredness (a common medical syndrome called TATT, or ‘tired all the time’). Her doctor had carried out various medical investigations but nothing abnormal had revealed.
Each position is said to correspond to a different internal organ and to give information about its functioning. The well-known Tibetan physician, Dr Yeshe Donden, was invited to carry out a ward round at an American hospital. He was presented with patients without being given any information about their medical condition or medical history and invited to diagnose them simply with his pulse-taking skills. The American doctors were amazed when, without any questions to the patients, Dr Donden was able to accurately diagnose health problems, including a faulty heart valve.
Many therapies treat the same types of health problems and a lot depends on your personal preferences. Remember that many of the above problems may also require medical investigation to rule out serious health concerns. Counting the Cost of Complementary Therapies Because the majority of complementary therapy treatments aren’t covered by the NHS or health insurance, the costs can soon mount up. Typical costs per session are around £25 to £35 but can be as little as £15 (such as in teaching clinics) or as much as £100 or more for top private specialists in expensive locations.