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As it stands, alternative and complementary therapy is largely unregulated within the UK, meaning that therapists are not required by law (with the exception of chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy) to hold specific qualifications and experience in order to practice.

However with the use of complementary and alternative medicine increasing across the UK and the world, questions are being raised regarding public health risk and whether or not the current regulation system or lack there of, is good enough to protect the public.

Back in 200l, the House of Lords (Science & Technology Committee) produced a report (House of Lords Report) on the status of complementary therapies in the UK at that time and concluded that in order to protect the public it is advised that a minimum standard of competence to practice is agreed and should be implemented through the creation of National Occupational Standards. In addition to this it was also recommended that the option of statutory regulation be explored.

Currently only chiropractic, osteopathy and physiotherapy are governed by statutory regulation but there is talk of introducing this to other alternative and complementary therapies. This would eventually mean that the title of the therapy would be protected and practitioners, by law would have to join the register of the regulatory body otherwise it would be unlawful to practice. The statutory regulation of both acupuncture and herbal medicine has been in the pipeline for quite sometime now and is nearing its completion.

Another regulatory option and the one that is most commonly used among alternative and complementary therapies today is that of voluntary self-regulation. This is when a single professional body without statutory status, registers a therapy. Though the association will be unable to protect its title or force practitioners to join, in all other aspects it should mimic that of a statutory regulator, enforcing its own code of ethics, complaints procedure and minimum standards etc. among its members.

 

There are various professional bodies (also known as member organisations) in existence that have taken on the role of self-regulation of therapy. Whilst therapists are under no legal obligation to become a member of a professional body, membership will mean they have met certain requirements set by their professional body and must abide by a code of ethics and complaints procedure.

Visit our Professional Bodies page for more information.

Being Registered/Accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

You will be able to see which therapists are Registered/Accredited with their professional body as they will display our “Registered/Accredited” logo on their profile.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the term used to describe a variety of health care systems and practices which are currently not considered to be part of standard healthcare. Standard healthcare often referred to as ‘conventional medicine’ is that which is applied by medical doctors and their associated health professionals such as psychologists and registered nurses.

More specifically, complementary medicine is that which is used alongside conventional medicine and is aptly named as it is intended to ‘complement’ and enhance the standard healthcare treatment an individual is already receiving. For example, acupuncture is often used to ease the unpleasant side effects of breast cancer treatments such as hot flashes, nausea, vomiting and pain and the purpose of the treatment is not to cure the cancer but to improve its side effects.

Contrastingly, alternative medicine is that which is used in the place of conventional medicine and in many cases is used because other methods have proven unsuccessful. Choosing alternative therapy means deciding not to use conventional care and instead involves the sole use of an alternative therapy.

Integrative care is another approach which is often mentioned in the same spectrum as complementary and alternative healthcare. It offers complementary therapies and conventional treatments alongside one another, often delivered by a team of health professionals from both fields. For example in the case of cancer care, individuals may be offered complementary programs such as massage therapy as a way to help patients manage their stress and create an overall sense of well-being.

Definitions aside, no alternative or complementary healthcare practitioner will suggest that individuals cease or refuse standard medical treatment. Instead, what most practitioners are striving for is the development of a working relationship with an individuals doctor with the patients health and well-being as their shared primary goal.

Yes, you will create a ‘Host’ profile and be able to create unlimited events connected to your host profile

If you only run 1 workshop a year, then a Therapist Membership will be the most cost effective for you.

If run more than 1 workshop a year, then an Educator Membership will be the most cost effective for you.  

Advertisements for clinic room spaces are charged at £10 per month regardless of what other  membership you hold.

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