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By Brian Booth, Joanna Trevelyan

The main up to date and entire assessment of the 14 treatments that nurses, midwives and healthiness viewers have expressed specific curiosity in. each one remedy is mentioned intimately and the results to be used in overall healthiness care are tested. The vexed query of analysis is handled all through and the ebook ends with a glance at most probably destiny developments. this article, written according to the expansion of curiosity in complementary medication, among well-being pros and most people, is a needs to for these nurses, midwives and healthiness viewers contemplating incorporating using complementary medication into their perform.

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Hyde, E. 1989. Acupressure therapy for morning sickness. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery 34(4): 171-7. In a trial at Trura' s Royal Cornwall Hospital, involving 18 people receiving chemotherapy for cancer (a treatment which can cause severe nausea), acupressure bonds reduced the ill-effects in many of the patients, allowing them to eat and drink better. - Stannard, D. 1989. Pressure prevents nausea. Nursing Times 85(4): 33-4. A Hompshire study of 38 patients receiving chemotherapy, where half the group wore the bonds on the ankle, found a signi~cant decrease in nausea.

7(3):9. - Montague, A. 1971. Touching - the human significance of the skin. New York: Columbia University Press. - NAHAT 1993. Complementary Therapies in the NHS (Research Paper No. 10). London: National Association of Health Authorities and Trusts. 42 COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE 4SHIATSU Historical background Tao- Yinn is a system of exercises which developed in China around the 6th century BC, including massage and pressure-point manipulation, which aimed to promote the well-being of the people who practised it upon themselves.

In some cases a whole body massage may be offered (which will take about an hour), in others simply the neck and shoulders (perhaps ten minutes). Someone who is very ill may have only their hands or feet massaged. Some therapists will give a massage on a treatment couch, while others prefer to work on the floor. All will ensure that the treatment room and their hands are warm, as clients will usually undress to some degree. It is important to help the client to relax and therapists will ensure that the client's body is not unnecessarily exposed.

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