Organisations with PSA-accredited voluntary registers include: This means that these organisations have met the PSA's demanding standards, which are designed to help people make an informed choice when they're looking for a practitioner.
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The normal punishment for illegal sexual relations was fines or, if the accused was unable to pay them, pillorying, whipping, or other disciplinarian physical punishments within the Kyrkoplikt.Many CAMs have voluntary registers – some of which are accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) – or professional associations, that practitioners can join if they choose.Usually, these associations or registers demand that practitioners hold certain qualifications, and agree to practise to a certain standard.Professional bodies and voluntary registers can help you to do this. Some regulated healthcare professionals – such as GPs – also practise unregulated CAMs.In these instances, the CAM practice is not regulated by the organisation that regulates the healthcare professional – such as the General Medical Council – but these organisations will investigate complaints that relate to the professional conduct of their member.Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are treatments that fall outside of mainstream healthcare.These medicines and treatments range from acupuncture and homeopathy, to aromatherapy, meditation and colonic irrigation. Although "complementary and alternative" is often used as a single category, it can be useful to make a distinction between the two terms.The US National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) uses this distinction: There can be overlap between these two categories.For example, aromatherapy may sometimes be used as a complementary treatment, and in other circumstances is used as an alternative treatment.The practice of conventional medicine is regulated by laws that ensure that practitioners are properly qualified, and adhere to certain standards or codes of practice. Professionals of two complementary and alternative treatments – osteopathy and chiropractic – are regulated in the same way.There is no statutory professional regulation of any other CAM practitioners.