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Finally A Decent Therapy Directory

Feb 27, 2008
Finding an alternative medicine therapist in your area is not as easy as it seems. There are so many therapists and practitioners around that locating and subsequently picking the right one can be difficult. Fortunately there are an increasing number of resources that will help you with your search. One of the most prominent resources is of course the internet.

There are an increasing number of sites that provide search engines specifically for the alternative medicine and therapy industry. The best thing about these sites is that they let you compare therapists in your area. They also provide a wealth of information on different ailments and they suggest methods of appeasing the symptoms. The sites also provide feedback from people that have used the therapist as well as information from the body that governs the particular area of therapy. So if you have recently been diagnosed with something you can read up on it, be advised on methods of therapy and ultimately choose your therapist all in one place. You can also check up on your therapists against the criteria set by the regulating authorities. You can search for a therapist to help treat symptoms of a number of ailments.

Arthritis

Arthritis is stiffness and pain in the joints caused by inflammation. It is the most prevalent disability in the over 65 age group with most people suffering some form of arthritis at some time in their life. Arthritis causes pain. The severity of the pain and the stiffness vary greatly from case to case but in some cases it can be extremely debilitating. Because the ailment is related to the immune system of the own body it is not possible to cure it. Rather those that suffer arthritis focus on managing the symptoms. The problem with managing the symptoms is that if the sufferer is taking medicine and strong drugs over a long period of time the effect of the drugs could be damaging to the body.

For example extended use of steroids on high doses can cause long term damage to the density of the bone. As a result people that suffer from these illnesses will often search to utilise alternative therapies to try and alleviate their symptoms through alternative methods to conventional medicine.

Arthritis affects so many different parts of your body that there are a number of therapies that could benefit an arthritis sufferer. Acupuncture can help with specific areas of the body that are in pain or stiff. Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese herbal, chiropractic medicine, colonic hydrotherapy, cranial osteopathy, herbal medicine, holistic massage, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, kinesiology, massage, naturopathy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, pilates and yoga have also experienced success is alleviating the symptoms of Arthritis and each of these offers a treatment that you are unlikely to receive on the NHS but nevertheless is likely to benefit you.

It has to be said that the reputation for these alternative therapies has improved greatly in recent times. It used to be the case that these therapies were not very highly regarded by the medical establishment.

However the prevalence of these therapies have increased as the medical establishment has become more receptive to new holistic approaches to medicine.
About the Author
Shaun Parker has tried a wide variety of different alternative medicine therapies and shares his experiences to help those looking for a therapy directory.
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