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A centre that uses alternative treatments to help clients de-stress

01 June 2010

Nursing Older People


This article explores the work of Lotus, Linking Older People Through Understanding and Support, an integrative and complementary therapies centre for older people...

Mental health and the creative living centre

01 March 1998

Mental Health Practice


The Creative Living Centre is an innovative community-based project for people experiencing emotional distress and mental health problems. It will provide a...

Hypnotherapy: complementary support in cancer care

17 September 1997

Nursing Standard


On occasions, even the most persistent professional may encounter difficulties in gaining control of a patient’s symptoms. Hypnosis is perhaps an unusual nursing...

Healing the sole

16 August 2011

Nursing Standard


The benefits of reflexology are explored in the fourth article in our series on complementary and alternative therapies.

Narratives of therapeutic touch

15 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to increase the understanding of therapeutic touch (TT) and its role in supporting patients with cancer through the different stages of illness....

Complementary therapies: a challenge for nursing practice

27 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There has been a vast increase in the use of complementary therapies in recent years. Nurses, who are at the forefront of healthcare delivery, require adequate...

Eating disorders: The role of hypnosis

01 September 2003

Paediatric Nursing


Adolescence may be seen as ‘a discrete and significantly different stage from that of childhood or adulthood’ (Needham 2000). It is a time of great emotional, social...

The value of complementary therapies for carers witnessing patients’ medical procedures

06 November 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the value of carers receiving complementary therapies to manage anxiety and stress related to witnessing their loved...

Supporting patients with cancer and cognitive impairment

11 February 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice


A weekly drop-in memory service for patients and carers is run at specialist cancer centre the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. The informal service was developed to...

The value of stress relieving techniques

12 May 2015

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the value of receiving rapid stress management techniques (RSMTs) and complementary therapy to assist with...