Abstract The purpose of this project is to examine whether or not it is possible to integrate acupuncture and reflexology in the Danish public health system - and if such an integration will be beneficial, in a health promotion perspective. The motivation for the writing of this project is the fact that alternative treatments are being used by 45,2% of the Danish population, but only by those who can afford it. An introduction of the basic treatment theories, their spread and how they are being practised, will be explained to the reader. Moreover, the project examines if and how acupuncture and reflexology are related to health promotion. According to integration the differences of the understanding of body, illness and the treatment between the alternative system and the public health system, will be explained. Societal factors that prevent or help integration are also examined. These factors are clarified through expert-interviews, and other empirical material: On a larger scale and in a social point of view, critical theory by Jürgen Habermas is used to illustrate the interaction between alternative treatment and the system world and what can be done for the interaction to take place. Through the analysis the conclusion ends up being, that in a health promotion perspective it will be beneficial to integrate acupuncture and reflexology, no matter the level of integration. A total integration will be most beneficial in a health promotion perspective. In order for acupuncture and reflexology to be fully integrated in the system, some changes have to be made, in the structure of our health system. The way the present system works, neither of them can be integrated in their original form. In addition to this it seems unlikely that reflexology will get integrated at all for the present.
|Uddannelser||Sundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||14 jan. 2010|
- alternativ behandling