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Complementary medicines, therapies & well-being (B3)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Complementary medicines, therapies & well-being (B300) The study of medicines and therapies not covered within clinical medicines to prevent and alleviate illness and disease as well as enhance health and well-being. Complementary Medicine
Osteopathy (B310) The treatment of disease through the manipulation of bones. Complementary Medicine
Chiropractic (B320) The diagnosis and manipulative treatment of mechanical disorders of the joints. Complementary Medicine
Alternative medicine & therapies (B340) The study of the methods of diagnosis and treatment considered outside the scope of mainstream medicine in the UK. Complementary Medicine
Chinese (B341) The study of the range of medical techniques with roots in China, such as moxibustion, massage, cupping, gwa sha, breath work (Qi Gong) and exercise (Tai Chi). Complementary Medicine
Herbalism (B342) The use of herbs in the treatment of illness. Complementary Medicine
Acupuncture (B343) The method of treating various conditions by pricking the skin or tissues with needles. Complementary Medicine
Aromatherapy (B344) The use of plant extracts and essential oils in massage. Complementary Medicine
Hypnotherapy (B345) The treatment of disease by hypnosis. Complementary Medicine
Reflexology (B346) A system of massage through reflex points on the feet, hands and head used to relieve tension and treat illness. Complementary Medicine
Hair & beauty science (B350) The study of services and treatments carried out in the hair, beauty and nail sectors and the sciences related to them. Complementary Medicine
Hair services (B351) The study of hairdressing services, skills and knowledge required to meet clients' needs including hair and scalp disease and disorders. Complementary Medicine
Beauty therapies (B352) The study of therapies to enhance well-being, appearance, relaxation or uplift to meet clients' needs. Includes treatments such as injectibles and laser/light therapies. Complementary Medicine
Make-up (B353) The study of treatments carried out to enhance the appearance of individuals. This can include the application of camouflage make-up. Complementary Medicine
Spa & water-based therapies (B360) The study of water-based therapies, treatments and services to enhance the face, body, health and well-being. Complementary Medicine
Complementary medicines, therapies & well-being not elsewhere classified (B390) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects not elsewhere classified. To be used sparingly. Complementary Medicine