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Unit 18 Complementary Therapies in Health & Social Care Assignment
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Task One: Principles behind complementary therapies
Write a report:
You have just become the new marketing manager for “Lifeline” complementary therapy ce Congratulations! online. Through this report you will demonstrate your knowledge of complementary therapies and Your first task now is to write a reportwhich will be placed in Doctors waiting rooms and be posted educate others.
Explainthe different types of complementary therapies briefly. In this you now have to sell the “Lifeline“complementary health centre by discussingwhat each complimentary therapy is, including their treatment processes which could include signs and symptoms, administration, frequency/dosage:
The “Lifeline“complimentary health centre offers the following range of therapies:
Acupuncture Aromatherapy Chiropractic yoga
Assesstwo complementary therapies. You must include both advantages (e.g. enhancing health, amelioration of symptoms etc.) and disadvantages (e.g. contraindications, intrinsic harm etc.).
Analyzethe factors that could influence access to complementary therapies which could include physical or geographical factors alongside socio-economic, cultural, educational factors and referral systems.
Task two: Complimentary VS Orthodox (2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4)
The director of the “Lifeline” complementary therapy centre is very pleased with the success of your report and you have been offered a pay rise! However before that can happen you will need to submit an essay, discussing Complementary versus Orthodox Medicine.For this task you should write an essayto clearly analysethe role of complementary therapies in relation to orthodox treatments
To do this choose a disorder and compare the role of twocomplimentary therapies in treating that disorder with those of orthodox treatments.
In making your comparison you could consider:
- Muscular-skeletal disorders:e.g. bones, joints, muscles, mobility, pain
- Metabolic Disorders:e.g. digestive and eliminatory processes, endocrine functioning, immune function, reproductive function
- Cardio-respiratory Disorders:e.g. pulmonary functioning, cardiovascular functioning
Evaluatethe attitudes in general towards complimentary therapies.
Assessthe psychological effects of the two complimentary therapies: mental health, e.g. stress, depression; those with learning difficulties, e.g. autism
Briefly explainwhat contraindications are and compare the contra-indications between orthodox and complimentary therapies and give examples of when they might exist e.g. pregnancy