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How can reflexology help you and your patients?

A large proportion of health practitioners' time is taken up with providing care for individuals affected by stress, anxiety and depression, sleep problems, chronic and long-term conditions. An All-Party Parliamentary Group for Integrated Healthcare (PGIH) report [1] published in December 2018 acknowledges the potential benefits of integrating natural and complementary therapies into conventional care in terms of health improvement and cost effectiveness and calls for greater collaboration with providers of natural, complementary and alternative therapies.

Reflexology therapy can be used as a safe adjunct to allopathic treatment to help support patients in managing and coping with symptoms of ill health, which could perhaps help bridge effectiveness gaps in some areas. It would also be a valuable element of an integrated (self) care package within the context of a local social prescribing offer (click here to go to Reflexology and Integrated Care).

As a complementary therapist, I work strictly within the boundaries of my role. Should any new health concerns arise during the course of a consultation or treatment, I routinely encourage clients to seek qualified or medical advice or assessment. I may also signpost clients to other services as appropriate. 

[1] https://www.cnhc.org.uk/sites/default/files/Downloads/PGIH-Report.pdf

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