I believe that all complementary therapists should now join together to promote Freedom of Choice for Integrated Healthcare direct to the public.
The NHS in the UK is now patient-led, so it is the public who can drive forward for a better healthcare system that will take the mind body connection into account when treating patients.
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The Lakeland Collective was formed by Cumbrian therapists concerned about the marginalising of complementary therapies and medicines despite the fact that conventional medicine is not curing the nation's increasing chronic dis-eases.
With the NHS now being patient-led it is important that people are aware of the many options that are available to them to improve their health and wellbeing.
TLC is about empowering the public to make informed decisions about their health. There are so many societies and associations acting for the practitioners, but few are actively working to empower the public. TLC can fill that gap.
TLC is about
1. Building a collective of health practitioners representing the various therapies that are available in the area.
2. Providing an informational and approachable service to the public about healthy alternatives so that they can make informed decisions about their healthcare.
3. Liaising and working closely with GP practices, PCTs and hospitals so that complementary therapies can be integrated with conventional healthcare enabling the best options being made available to all.
We are a Non Profit organisation staffed by volunteers and will be applying for charity status.
TLC invites all therapists to collaborate to promote integrated healthcare so that our therapies can be recognised within the NHS changes as we have the certain knowledge that complementary and alternative medicines and therapies are highly beneficial to patients. By combining our resources, knowledge and experience TLC can make a real contribution to the re-education of both the medical profession and the public so that the changes made can be effective in the long term health and wellbeing of the nation.
By providing regular public meetings to the public we will raise the profile of all holistic medicine and therapies; inspire and empower people so that they can make simple, educated, informed decisions regarding the options available to them to maximise their health and wellbeing. As the NHS is now patient led it is important that sufficient information is available to people for them to make the choices of treatment to their needs, thus empowering the patient to take the best from each discipline for their own particular needs.
PCTs and Medical practitioners
TLC is encouraging the sharing of knowledge and cooperation between therapists, doctors, nurses' together with PCTs in the area. Complementary therapies embrace the holistic approach that is needed to take every aspect of the patient into account, mind, body and spirit. Conventional medicine does not fully appreciate the affect that emotions have on our health as it does not understand the anatomy and physiology of the energy body the patient.
We need to move away from the dis-ease management system that has become part of our culture when it is considered the norm to get a prescription drug from our doctors to treat every dis-ease.
A recent casual conversation with a friend related that she had been offered a steroid injection for the pain in her shoulder. On enquiry, the cause of the pain was exertion of the muscles on lifting a box of paper. A homeopathic arnica tablet was given and the next day she reported that pain had gone!