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Medicine, Year 2, Block 12 (Neurological, Neuromuscular, and MSK Diseases) > Complementary Therapies > Flashcards

Flashcards in Complementary Therapies Deck (14):
1

State 5 examples of complementary therapies

- Chiropractic
- Osteopathy
- Acupuncture
- Herbal Medicine
- Homeopathy

2

What % of CAMs treatment costs are covered by the NHS?

10%

3

What % of the population would like CAMs on the NHS?

75%

4

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

5

What CAMs have Statutory Self Regulation via acts of parliament?

Chiropractic
Osteopathy

6

What CAMs have Accreditation with the Professional Standards Authority?

Homeopathy
Acupuncture

7

What is Chriropractic Medicine?

Concerned with treating MSK disorders and its effects on the CNS, with an emphasis on manual treatments of the spine

8

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

9

What is the cost per QALY for Acupuncture?

£4,200

10

What is the cost per QALY for Manipulation by Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists?

£3,800

11

Give 4 examples of some consensus guidelines supporting provision of Acupuncture

American Pain Society
American Academy of Physicians
WHO
Scotland's National Clinical Guideline

12

How is Herbal Medicine regulated?

Not via Professional Standards Authority, or Statutory self regulation, but by other self regulated associations

13

What is the premise behind using Solid needles in Acupuncture?

Regulatory function, not taking anything away or adding anything

14

What is the underlying premise behind CAMs?

Self-healing triggered by means already in place, which must be re-learned or due to life-style changes