There are several Alternative Medicine Practitioners in the Cayman Islands. Alternative therapies are not part of Western Medicine healthcare systems, but many people believe that they complement science based medicine.
Anti-aging medicine in the Cayman Islands aims to detect, prevent and treat age-related deterioration. Treatment methods are founded on evidence-based practices and scientific research, and it aims to prolong the healthy lifespan of patients.
People of all ages may be affected by hearing loss or balance disorders, and should not hesitate to see an audiologist if they experience these difficulties while in the Cayman Islands.
There are several chiropractors in the Cayman Islands. Chiropractic is the practice of caring for bones, nerves and muscles, and treating bone misalignment, muscle tension, degenerative changes, pain, and more. Chiropractic care aims to restore nervous system function.
Dieticians and Nutritionists can help with advice on diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, weight management, food allergies, infant, children’s and adults’ nutrition and sports nutrition.
The concept of Holistic Health is that all aspects of a person should be taken into account when treating their medical needs. This includes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness.
Homeopathy uses highly diluted natural substances, which practitioners claim can cause the body to heal itself. The substances used are those that in a healthy person would produce symptoms of disease.
HBOT is the delivery of oxygen at a pressure greater than normal so that a higher level of oxygen can be dissolved in the patient’s blood plasma. This takes place within a treatment chamber. It is the only treatment available for decompression illness and also has some other applications in treating a range of injuries.
Hypnotherapy can be used for many medical and psychological problems, such as anxiety, weight control and addictions.
Massage therapy is used to help manage various health conditions or simply enhance wellness. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body.
As of May 2017, medical cannabis became legal in the Cayman Islands as a prescribed drug to treat pain management, nausea from chemotherapy and a number of other conditions. This remains a controversial topic and the recreational use of the drug is still illegal and can result in penalties and imprisonment.
Occupational Therapists help people to do the things they need to do in their everyday lives, including helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations.
Physiotherapists are extensively trained in anatomy, physiology and pathology with a wide range of skills including manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise therapy, electrotherapy and health and fitness advice.
Medical spas in the Cayman Islands combine state-of-the art medical procedures with the relaxing experience of a day spa, such as facials, massages, anti-aging and hyper-pigmentation treatments.
Speech and Language therapists specialise in communication difficulties such as articulation, receptive and expressive language disorders, social skills and literacy development. They work closely with parents, carers and others.