Flashcards in Complementary Therapies Deck (14):
State 5 examples of complementary therapies
- Herbal Medicine
What % of CAMs treatment costs are covered by the NHS?
What % of the population would like CAMs on the NHS?
What are some barriers to having CAMs on the NHS? 5 examples
- Financial concerns within NHS
- Tribalism, i.e. physiotherapists defending their area of work
- Inertia - NHS resistance to change
- Limited evidence of effectiveness
- Regulatory issues
What CAMs have Statutory Self Regulation via acts of parliament?
What CAMs have Accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority?
What is Chriropractic Medicine?
Concerned with treating MSK disorders and its effects on the CNS, with an emphasis on manual treatments of the spine
What is Osteopathic Medicine?
Use of touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to increase mobility of joints / relieve muscle tension / enhance blood & nerve supply to tissues
What is the cost per QALY for Acupuncture?
What is the cost per QALY for Manipulation by Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists?
Give 4 examples of some consensus guidelines supporting provision of Acupuncture
American Pain Society
American Academy of Physicians
Scotland's National Clinical Guideline
How is Herbal Medicine regulated?
Not via Professional Standards Authority, or Statutory self regulation, but by other self regulated associations
What is the premise behind using Solid needles in Acupuncture?
Regulatory function, not taking anything away or adding anything