Healthcare professional views and experiences of complementary and alternative therapies in obstetric practice in North East Scotland: a prospective questionnaire survey. National health policy in all countries aims to work towards the needs of the majority, using drugs, surgery or other strategies to treat only those who are at risk or who have been identified as having a defined medical condition. Health – or being healthy – is not something magnanimously conferred by professionals but results from the individual’s balance of internal resources with the external natural and social environment. This chapter introduces the concept of complementary medicine and explores some of the theories that support it. 0000002248 00000 n In the bereavement scenario, most would refer the woman to the CT midwife for relaxation therapies and for “someone to talk to”; others would refer her to the unit counsellor in preference, but two would refer for both complementary therapies and counselling (against specified unit criteria). BJOG 2014;121:1015–9. A recent article in the British Medical Journal [5] demonstrated the problems with conventional studies and CAM therapies. Unfortunately, conventional medicine often seeks to suppress these symptoms rather than to determine the underlying aetiology. The term “complementary” became popular in the 1990s as the interest and incidence of use amongst the general public increased and some therapies began to be used alongside medical care. However, this author believes that, in pregnancy, the woman should be informed of the possibility of a healing reaction since lack of knowledge may lead her, in such an event, to report to the maternity unit with symptoms for which no ostensible cause can be found and which may be misinterpreted by colleagues as an obstetric complication. Plants have always had an important part to play in human health and wellbeing, providing not only the oxygen we breathe, but also energy from the food we eat and phytomedicines (plant remedies), the value of which is only now being recognised. / Healthcare professional views and experiences of complementary and alternative therapies in obstetric practice in North East Scotland : a prospective questionnaire survey. Stewart D, Pallivalappila AR, Shetty A, Pande B, McLay JS (2014) Healthcare professional views and experiences of complementary and alternative therapies in obstetric practice in North East Scotland: a prospective questionnaire survey. • the use of complementary therapies and natural remedies in pregnancy and childbirth, • general contraindications and precautions to use of complementary therapies. Others surmise that, unlike in NHS practice, the facility for the therapist to give each client her time and focused attention in some way makes the client feel better, or even that the fact that the client pays for the service gives her control over her health and contributes to an increased sense of wellbeing. Complementary therapies and natural remedies are very powerful therapeutic entities which, when used appropriately, have the power to improve health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, these methods of diagnosis and treatment are viewed with scepticism because they do not fit with the contemporary biomedical model. Causative factors tend to be seen in epidemiological terms rather than considering the reasons why a person has developed a particular condition at a particular time. Complementary therapy and obstetrics and gynaecology: a time to integrate Michael Dooley Purpose of review ... practice is to court disaster. ��e���j����!�����:�Q5F������0L8"�C�G�3�IFD�O����1YjTd�Cv�̰A>1j�K�� ��c��� �/��N:~ƕ3h�ٱ�6�2�:��"��-�ǑC�ݲId�O�En�D�P�����q��T���)Ê��P� S�cDGԤ�zO'�,Sٕt�r�����r�a,���Etd�� :�?� Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice is a quarterly peer-reviewed medical journal covering complementary and alternative medical interventions. Unfortunately, conventional medicine often seeks to suppress these symptoms rather than to determine the underlying aetiology. 0000004440 00000 n 2016; Singh et al. Achieving health may be a means to an end or part of an ongoing process. The scientific community opines that complementary practitioners lack the training and expertise to diagnose “correctly” – that is, in terms of a medical label – and many doctors believe that this leads to missed or inaccurate diagnoses and, by inference, inappropriate or inadequate treatment. In the 1980s these therapies were considered “alternative”, “non-conventional” or “unorthodox” because they were little understood and segregated from conventional healthcare. The reasons for the increasing use of complementary therapies and natural remedies in pregnancy and childbirth are explored, together with the growing interest in its use amongst midwives and other maternity professionals. Wellbeing is more than just psychological equilibrium, and involves an interaction between physical, emotional, social and occupational wellness (Hunter et al. Whole person healing occurs in response to one or more strategies facilitated by the complementary practitioner. As a general rule, healing reactions will arise and resolve spontaneously within 24 to 48 hours, whereas side effects may not; untreated pathology will often worsen over a course of hours or days and is, of course, much more serious and requires medical management. A further complication in the conventional treatment of skin conditions is that the application of creams acts not only as a barrier to infection gaining entry to the body but as an obstruction to the release of toxic substances from the body. There is a complex interaction between the body, mind and spirit in which the individual can influence one part of this trilogy with another. 0000004361 00000 n 0000003267 00000 n It is worth debating here whether or not women should be warned about a possible healing reaction prior to starting complementary treatment for a specific condition. It is common – and sensible – practice to advise women to drink plenty of fluids (ideally water) and to avoid stimulants such as caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, cola and other high-sugar soft drinks and to limit excessive activity for a few hours after complementary therapy treatment, to encourage the body to heal itself. This approach is called integrative medicine when it has been discussed with and approved by your health care team. Yk�����;Ns4ch�9I�*x�o������ j�s0��n� X��ck:wp��x��{4�}��]�J%�^嬹C��b��vf��@�q"��P�:�J�`��H��AM#|��К5���$R���D*�c/�-I�5$� �XԺZ��z�S����&�W�%��1��'�����?W"ED�qT��mC�M��!nO"���t� ��Y�J���g3ϗ�����;CW�RH�Ȯ�`���,�������B���`� ��q�h�!�SST7�G�Č A more contemporary term used by doctors, particularly in the USA, is “integrative medicine”, implying that these modalities are integrated within mainstream medicine, although this is still often not the case. One only has to think of a dying person, who waits for a relative to travel halfway round the world to see them one last time before expiring, to appreciate this dynamic balance. I’m not sure if this is why some complementary medicine works so well for some patients, or if there is science that we haven’t yet understood to explain the evidence behind it. Health is more than the absence of disease or illness. Finally, the main indications for the use of complementary therapies for expectant mothers are summarised in preparation for the detailed debate that follows in subsequent chapters. In medical terms, a placebo is generally defined as an inert substance or control method used to evaluate the physio-psychological implications of new treatments or drugs. 0000003970 00000 n For example, a woman in late pregnancy reporting a headache following treatment could be experiencing a normal healing reaction, a side effect of therapy overdose, a relatively normal stress or tiredness headache, or she could be developing pre-eclampsia. A further complication in the conventional treatment of skin conditions is that the application of creams acts not only as a barrier to infection gaining entry to the body but as an obstruction to the release of toxic substances from the body. An example of this is the routine postnatal examination of a mother, which focuses on the completion of “tick charts” in assessing her for pathological complications such as retained products of conception, breast abscesses or perineal infection. Introduction to Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care. Optimum health and wellbeing requires the person to work in partnership with the complementary health professional, who employs gentle methods of alleviating symptoms, usually with fewer side effects than orthodox medicine, and who focuses on prevention rather than the curing of disease. 0000018670 00000 n Causative factors tend to be seen in epidemiological terms rather than considering the reasons why a person has developed a particular condition at a particular time. This is essentially because their views on the manifestation of illness and dis-ease differ from those of holistic practitioners. An example of this is the routine postnatal examination of a mother, which focuses on the completion of “tick charts” in assessing her for pathological complications such as retained products of conception, breast abscesses or perineal infection. 2017; Salehi et al. The former is usually applied to modalities used by medical practitioners or by complementary professionals practising more mainstream disciplines such as acupuncture, medical herbalism, homeopathy, nutrition, hypnotherapy or osteopathy. The former is usually applied to modalities used by medical practitioners or by complementary professionals practising more mainstream disciplines such as acupuncture, medical herbalism, homeopathy, nutrition, hypnotherapy or osteopathy. Objective To determine the prevalence and types of complementary and alternative medicine therapies used by certified nurse-midwives in North Carolina.. Methods Surveys were sent to all 120 licensed certified nurse-midwives in North Carolina requesting information concerning their recommendations for use of complementary and alternative medicine for their pregnant or postpartum patients. Common reactions that are experienced in response to many therapies include headache, nausea, lethargy, general aches and pains, skin reactions, congestion, mood swings and emotional effects, or worsening of the presenting symptoms. 0000007026 00000 n However, unlike many of the “quick fixes” of conventional treatment, such as cutting out a diseased organ, healing the whole person takes time. There is a subtle difference between the terms “complementary medicine” and “complementary therapies”. Symptoms are regarded by complementary practitioners as precursors to, rather than the results of, disease; treatment is dependent on defining in detail the symptom picture of the individual. For these reasons alone, complementary therapies fit well with women wanting as natural a pregnancy and birth as possible, without unnecessary intervention, enabling them to remain in control and to have a satisfying psycho-social, physical and spiritual experience. endstream endobj 150 0 obj<> endobj 151 0 obj<> endobj 152 0 obj<>stream N2 - Objective: To identify, survey and review randomized controlled studies of the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for obstetric treatment or health promotion. The process of healing attempts first to rid the body of harmful toxins in order to cleanse the system, which then facilitates a return to homeostasis. 0000004520 00000 n Therapists consider the development of symptoms as a means by which the body attempts to rid itself of toxins in order to return to homeostasis. practitioners. Figure 1.1 The holistic model for practice. A further differentiation must be drawn between “complementary therapies” and “natural remedies”. 0000003174 00000 n Complementary therapies are defined by the US National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) as 'a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered to be part of conventional medicine. The scientific community opines that complementary practitioners lack the training and expertise to diagnose “correctly” – that is, in terms of a medical label – and many doctors believe that this leads to missed or inaccurate diagnoses and, by inference, inappropriate or inadequate treatment. 0000004123 00000 n CHAPTER 1    There is a dependence on materialistic interpretation of physical clinical signs with costly, highly technological and invasive methods of treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, etc.). Self-healing and the healing reaction In complementary medicine, achieving wellbeing involves facilitating the inner resources of the individual as an active participant in her own health. trailer a necessary distinction to be made between centuries-old practices that have a well-developed body of clinical “wisdom” embedded in the belief system of a particular society, versus practices introduced in recent years by a few well-meaning but unscientific practitioners working in isolation from their peers and without any rigorous testing. However, the placebo response is somewhat different, being seen by some as unpredictable, unreliable and impacted by non-specific mechanisms that are usually dismissed as immeasurable and irrelevant. Further, this medicalisation of preventative biomedicine means that the responsibility of individual “patients” is effectively disengaged, tacitly permitting them to engage in risky behaviours, for example smoking, in the unconscious belief that medicine will resolve any adverse effects. “Whole person” healing: holism and individuality. This chapter introduces the concept of complementary medicine and explores some of the theories that support it. An overview of studies (a meta analysis) published in 2012 suggested that around half of people with cancer use some sort of complementary therapy at some time during their illness. Although each therapy has its own mechanism of action, all modalities share a common philosophy of treating the “whole person” rather than merely the presenting symptom or condition. 0000024013 00000 n There have always been traditional systems of medicine across the world, but the advent of biomedicine relinquished these systems to a place in which they were viewed as inferior to western medicine, the prerogative of tribal cultures, to be derided as being of no value. The focus is on the person to be healed, rather than on the healer. xref We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. Complementary medicine has previously been marginalised as being primitive, ineffective and, without any real evidence to the contrary, unsafe. 2013). 0000004599 00000 n Also called complementary and alternative therapy, natural medicine, herbal remedies, non-conventional medicine and holistic medicine Overview The term complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is usually used to describe a medical product or practice … “Whole person” healing: holism and individuality 0000012207 00000 n Contemporary adherence to local, national and international guidelines and the use of routine procedures or investigations detracts from the ability of healthcare practitioners to reflect on individuals and may actually increase the chance that the clinical relevance of anomalous features is missed. This is politically reinforced by the provision of education on some of these subjects for general practitioners, dentists, anaesthetists and other medical specialists. It could however be said that every therapeutic intervention, whether conventional or complementary, has a placebo effect, since the recipient is likely to have a degree of faith in its effectiveness, based on her trust in the practitioner. However, this author believes that, in pregnancy, the woman should be informed of the possibility of a healing reaction since lack of knowledge may lead her, in such an event, to report to the maternity unit with symptoms for which no ostensible cause can be found and which may be misinterpreted by colleagues as an obstetric complication. 2014 [Epub ahead of print.] This disdain for traditional systems, sometimes called “folk medicine”, is reinforced by the spiritual beliefs, common in many countries, that evil forces such as witches or malevolent ancestors contribute to illness and disease. Complementary therapies in obstetric practice Child birth Education classes - Husband and - Families Preparation for safe confinement Psycho social and cultural aspects of pregnancy Adjustment to pregnancy Unwed mother Demonstration Practice session Supervised clinical practice Assessment of skills with checklist Clients perceive complementary therapists as being “caring” and have high satisfaction levels with their experiences and with the practitioners (Luff and Thomas 2000) with, surprisingly, little difference between consultations in private practice or the NHS (Wye, Shaw and Sharpe 2013). 2016; Singh et al. In practice, most women are, by this time, so desperate to feel better that they are prepared to do anything which may help, and the thought of another 24 hours of symptoms somewhat pales into insignificance against the hope that the treatment may improve the condition. Health is more than the absence of disease or illness. In complementary medicine, each person is seen as a unique individual with her own inner resources. 0000004784 00000 n !������ This may involve physical therapy as with massage or shiatsu, direct psychological treatment such as hypnotherapy or neuro-linguistic programming, or indirect emotional care through the use of relaxation therapies. Doctors are concerned with disease, a relatively passive reaction of the person to invasion with microbes or apparently dangerous external environmental forces. 0000013770 00000 n There is, in fact, no standard by which “normality” can be assessed, nor is there a single treatment for a common set of symptoms. In addition, not relying on diagnostic categorisation leads complementary therapy practitioners to deal with “functional” disorders including pain, nausea, stress or other symptoms conventionally regarded as subjective because they are more difficult to measure, unlike quantitative clinical signs such as blood pressure or urinalysis. This includes numerous therapies claiming (illegally in the UK) to “cure cancer” but which are embraced by desperate people. BJOG 121(8), 1015 – 1019 ( 2014 ). 0000008951 00000 n �v4I"� ����,�`����9>�*? It is common – and sensible – practice to advise women to drink plenty of fluids (ideally water) and to avoid stimulants such as caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, cola and other high-sugar soft drinks and to limit excessive activity for a few hours after complementary therapy treatment, to encourage the body to heal itself. Resolving the predominating symptoms or condition is seen as “fixing” the person, with little explicit awareness of associated emotional, social or spiritual issues. As a general rule, healing reactions will arise and resolve spontaneously within 24 to 48 hours, whereas side effects may not; untreated pathology will often worsen over a course of hours or days and is, of course, much more serious and requires medical management. w]�5,�uNiؙ�K��ų����o�a���\�8��aؠ�4����:����ɱ��( �]���е��#��#U8M5�������!�M�#� 0000033383 00000 n 0000003893 00000 n Common symptoms occurring during treatment, Common symptoms within 24 to 48 hours of treatment (usually worst with first treatment), Tiredness, changes in sleep pattern, vivid dreams, Headache, usually occipital due to dehydration, Change in body temperature, sweating, clamminess, feeling cold in whole or part of body, Increased urination, changes in bowel habits, flatulence, Increased mucus, saliva, nasal secretions, Increased mucus, saliva, vaginal or nasal secretions, spots and skin irritation, Pain in areas of presenting symptoms or old injuries or surgery, Muscle aches and pains, resurgence of pain in areas of old injuries or surgery, Heightened emotions – crying, mood changes, irritability. Complementary therapies in practice I have always been amazed by the placebo effect and the body’s ability to respond in ways we don’t expect. In fact, all of these aspects may contribute to the overall positive response – indeed, the placebo response is in itself a powerful entity – but this is not the only mechanism of action. These therapies are often viewed as merely relaxing, without the capability to “cure” disease, although they are extremely popular with the general public. Despite the widespread use of evidence‐based guidelines in obstetric practice, the failure to reconcile practice with evidence, in relation to CAM use in pregnancy, highlights the need for further undergraduate and postgraduate education and training. • conclusion. Healthcare professional views and experiences of complementary and alternative therapies in obstetric practice in North East Scotland: a prospective questionnaire survey. Many people use complementary therapies to:Reduce the side effects of cancer treatmentImprove their physical and emotional well-beingImprove their recovery Table 1.1 summarises the healing reaction. Whereas proposals (not yet implemented) to establish a Complementary and Alternative Medicine Council in the UK to regulate This includes numerous therapies claiming (illegally in the UK) to “cure cancer” but which are embraced by desperate people. A further differentiation must be drawn between “complementary therapies” and “natural remedies”. Allopathic (conventional) medicine claims to focus on the bio-psycho-social model, yet the physio-pathological aspects of health and disease predominate in the majority of specialisms. Symptoms are regarded by complementary practitioners as precursors to, rather than the results of, disease; treatment is dependent on defining in detail the symptom picture of the individual. 0000003738 00000 n endstream endobj 153 0 obj<> endobj 154 0 obj<> endobj 155 0 obj<> endobj 156 0 obj<>stream Complementary Therapies for the Postnatal Period, Commonly Used Complementary Therapies for Pregnancy and Birth, Complementary Therapies for Breech Presentation, Complementary Therapies for Post-Dates Pregnancy, Complementary Therapies for Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy, Complementary Therapies in Maternity Care. H�lT�n�8��+t�JR%�����,z1��MP���D�����;�T��(|�h8�f�!wU!���N��U��o����仲��F�����wy��S��ap��w-=�#�,=���7p�c�b�?�~��0.�6���s#��,dWg��\��8%�$%S�!��%% fMG?,�T�%�����tt>��f��j��v��֗�J�&UvGl$]�� oD���,�5��.�ڔ�-Ji� ��.6������d���ߡ&��w >%�_�OC�3��tM��s&�>���wP��^���/��|Vc~��L\"0['s�QS| A healing response is a normal reaction to the therapy. 0000004834 00000 n There are a number of reasons why people use complementary or alternative therapies. Health – or being healthy – is not something magnanimously conferred by professionals but results from the individual’s balance of internal resources with the external natural and social environment. Imbalance may occur from invasion by external factors, but these are considered rarely to harm a person who is homeostatically balanced. It is interesting to note the current attention being given by pharmaceutical companies to plants traditionally used by indigenous populations for their apparent therapeutic properties (Drobnik and Drobnik 2016; Rivera et al. Optimum health and wellbeing requires the person to work in partnership with the complementary health professional, who employs gentle methods of alleviating symptoms, usually with fewer side effects than orthodox medicine, and who focuses on prevention rather than the curing of disease. These remedies are intended for absorption into the body, either through gastrointestinal or respiratory tract administration, dermally or via the mucous membranes such as per rectum or per vaginam. 0 ��.B This “healing reaction”, common to all therapies, is an alien concept to many medical practitioners, who may seek to disparage complementary medicine because it “makes the condition worse”. 0000020334 00000 n Further, they believe that, whilst complementary therapies may alleviate subjective symptoms, they cannot cure the condition. 0000016650 00000 n After-care advice for self-care following treatments: drink plenty of water; avoid stimulants, e.g. Unfortunately, these methods of diagnosis and treatment are viewed with scepticism because they do not fit with the contemporary biomedical model. alcohol, caffeine, cola; eat lightly; relax to allow body to recover and react to treatment; avoid excessive work, exercise, stress, etc. <<3347e33cff4d98428dd94da3b1bf7b2b>]>> 0000016939 00000 n This concept of the self-healing capacity of the body, with the practitioner merely being a facilitator or acting as a conduit in assisting the client to regain homeostatic balance, is fundamental to the ethos of complementary medicine. The classification of “natural remedies” applies to substances derived from plants and other naturally available elements. b. using imagery along with pain medication to increase comfort. 40. The former group includes acupuncture, massage and reflexology, which are thousands of years old, as well as the more recent disciplines of osteopathy and homeopathy, whereas the latter group includes many untested and, frankly, sometimes harmful treatments. Therapists consider the development of symptoms as a means by which the body attempts to rid itself of toxins in order to return to homeostasis. Conversely, over-stimulation of one element can trigger disharmony in the other aspects, such as the impact of emotional stress or distress on the physical body, a feature very common to complementary diagnosis and treatment. This may involve physical therapy as with massage or shiatsu, direct psychological treatment such as hypnotherapy or neuro-linguistic programming, or indirect emotional care through the use of relaxation therapies. Many women want to avoid Caesarean section or external cephalic version, and few are given the option of a vaginal breech birth. Doctors are concerned with disease, a relatively passive reaction of the person to invasion with microbes or apparently dangerous external environmental forces. This is politically reinforced by the provision of education on some of these subjects for general practitioners, dentists, anaesthetists and other medical specialists. People who seek out complementary therapies tend to have an expectation that their symptoms will be resolved or lessened, but they appear also to be looking actively for practitioners offering a holistic approach that improves their quality of life and facilitates them to be involved in their own care (Richardson 2004). Complementary therapies can feel like a more natural approach. However, complementary medicine has gradually become more acceptable, with a growing reputation for offering valid, cost-effective options and being worthy of more scientific study to demonstrate efficacy and safety. �8��B�Bn�W�7ct%�����p�ܤ���'�k���{�ۇ�]^A#;6%�ED~у$��[ǻ@w�a[��%K�`IV�1�AUI�,�85�+M��_��.�x��SƘ�$�"nd���}'2�Lz�pQ�D��8i�� ���!a"��o|֔�=��n�敊{��+W�����c*��ܞ����^�-�@I$A�Ad䑘�����k{p_��*����x�:~&Wq"���9WF��r�� #�|� Fulltext Access 10 Pages 2018. Indeed, the use of the word “patient” implies a paternalistic approach to healthcare. 0000007001 00000 n In the 1990s a government working party was set up to examine the issues surrounding complementary medicine, concluding that there was a need for greater regulation, more research, better education of practitioners and more integration into the National Health Service (NHS) (British Medical Association 1993). Complementary therapies may take a more holistic approach, which means they focus on treating your whole body rather than part of it. On the other hand, it is important to be cautious in dismissing those that have not yet been scientifically tested, since this does not mean that they are universally ineffective or harmful. 109 72 Integration into the NHS care remains sporadic, with the maternity, oncology and learning disability fields being the main specialisms to embrace the benefits, but the NHS generally takes a cautious approach in recommending or advising on complementary medicine (NHS Choices 2017). Finally, the main indications for the use of complementary therapies for expectant mothers are summarised in preparation for the detailed debate that follows in subsequent chapters. In reality, medical practitioners commonly take a dispassionate, mechanistic and reductionist approach, viewing people essentially as machines in which a single part becomes faulty and requires mending. • introduction to complementary medicine These remedies are intended for absorption into the body, either through gastrointestinal or respiratory tract administration, dermally or via the mucous membranes such as per rectum or per vaginam. This, then, is not curing but healing – and healing the whole person. Why people use complementary or alternative therapies. However, in the UK, the (non-party) political and medical appreciation of osteopathy and chiropractic, which involve manual manipulation of joints, ligaments and muscles, has elevated these two disciplines above the somewhat dismissive “therapy” group and aligned them with physiotherapy. endstream endobj 166 0 obj<>stream Figure 1.1 provides a model for practice that incorporates the multiple aspects inherent in a holistic approach to care. endstream endobj 160 0 obj<> endobj 161 0 obj<> endobj 162 0 obj<> endobj 163 0 obj<> endobj 164 0 obj<> endobj 165 0 obj<>stream Chapter 32: Complementary and Alternative Therapies Test Bank MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Plants have always had an important part to play in human health and wellbeing, providing not only the oxygen we breathe, but also energy from the food we eat and phytomedicines (plant remedies), the value of which is only now being recognised. 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