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Welcome to NACTSPC

Palliative care is treatment that is aimed not at curing illness but rather alleviating the symptoms of illness and enabling the person affected to live the best possible life they can.

Complementary therapists work holistically acknowledging all of their patient’s needs – physical, mental, emotional, social and cultural. In palliative care the people caring for a patient such as friends and family also have heightened health issues particularly stress and fatigue.

Therapists will often work with these carers too. They may use therapies such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, hypnotherapy, Reiki, sound therapy and Tai Chi.

The treatments are always relaxing and pleasant to receive which has the immediate benefit of improving comfort and reducing anxiety. Treatments can also help manage symptoms such as pain, constipation, insomnia, anxiety, immobility, depression, nausea and fatigue.

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What is the Evidence?

There is some scientific evidence to support the efficacy of complementary therapies but the most immediate evidence is the response of patients and their comments.

The Complementary Therapist has helped me to balance my mind and body to be much calmer in everyday life whatever comes along and am able to pass this to my family.

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I feel that further sessions would be of great benefit and that it would be a good idea if the Hospice could invest in these treatments for patients in the future to help cover the shortfall.

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This is a wonderful opportunity for helping people whose lives are dominated by anxieties caused by medical conditions it is impossible to give enough thanks for the care that is offered.

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Become a Member

NACTSPC The membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March. The full membership fee is charged no matter at what point in the year membership is taken out. Existing membership benefits will cease on 1 July if members have not renewed.

Unit Membership

Group Membership fee is £50

Individual membership

Individual Membership £15

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