This site aims to promote
the use of complementary therapies. By this we mean those therapies which
complement modern medical practice, rather than those therapies which
offer an alternative to modern medical practice. Professor Edzard Ernst,
who holds a Chair in Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Exeter
University, provided the following definition in a 1995 letter to the
British Journal of General Practice:
medicine is diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention which complements
mainstream medicine by contributing to a common whole, by satisfying a
demand not met by orthodoxy or by diversifying the conceptual frameworks
We make no judgment
whatsoever on the efficacy or otherwise of any alternative therapy.
However, we will only list information on those therapies that conform to
our listing policy.
subscribe to and rely on evidence-based practice. We will only list and
provide information on those complementary therapies which use
evidence-based practice, and for which there is a nationally recognised
professional body where membership and professional registration is only
attainable following a recognised course of study, and appropriate
practical training. We will only list the practice details of therapists
who are registered with their professional body and who hold appropriate
professional indemnity insurance.
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