Complementary therapies

Complementary therapies work alongside the treatment you are already getting from your specialist. It is important that before you start any complementary therapy you ask your specialist if they think it is right for you.

Complementary therapy is not the same as alternative therapy. Complementary therapies are used along with your usual treatment. Alternative therapy is used instead of standard treatment to cure or treat a health condition. There are companies and clinics in the UK that offer alternative therapy. Some claim that they can straighten curves or slow down their growth without bracing or surgery. Many of these practices are very expensive. We would advise you to be careful and ask for independent scientific evidence that the therapies work. Also please check with your doctor or specialist before undergoing alternative therapy to make sure it is safe for you and that the evidence does actually support it working. SAUK has many members who find complementary therapy very useful.


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