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Acupressure Pressure is applied with fingers, palms, thumbs, or elbows to specific pressure points of the body to stimulate and regulate the flow of energy.
Acupuncture Ancient Chinese therapy that involves the insertion of very thin needles into specific points along the meridians in the body to stimulate and balance the flow of energy.
Antioxidants (Free Radicals) Nutritional therapy that encourages the use of substances called antioxidants to prevent or inhibit oxidation (chemical prcoess in which a substnace is joined to oxygen) and neutralize free radicals (molecules that can damage body cells by altering the ge
Aromatherapy Therapeutic use of selected fragrances (concentrated essences or essiental oils that have been extracted from roots, bark, plants, and/or flowers) to alter mood and restore the body, mind, and spirit
Biofeedback Relaxation therapy that uses monitoring devices to provide a patient with information about his/her reaction to steress by showing the effect of stress on heart rate, respirations, blood pressure, muscle tension, & skin temp.
Healing Touch (Reiki) Ancient Japanese/Tibetian healing art based on the idea that disease causes an imbalance in the body's energy field; begins with centering before gentle hand pressure is applied to to the body's chakras (energy centers) to harness and balance
Herbal or Botanical Medicine Uses herbal medicines that have been used in almost all cultures since primitive times; based on the belief that herbs and plant extracts, from roots, stems, seeds, flowers, and leaves, contain compounds
Homeopathy Uses very minute, diluted doses of drugs made form natural substances to produce symptoms of the disease being treated; based on the belief that these substances stimulate the immune system to remove toxins and heal the body. very contreversial therapy
Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis) Technique used to induce a trance-like state so a person is more receptive to suggestion; enhances a person's ability to form images; used to encourage desired behavior changes
Imagery Technique of using imagination and as many senses as possible to visualize a pleasant and soothing image; used to decrease tension, anxiety, and adverse effects of chemotherapy
Ionization Therapy Special machines called air ionizers are used to produce negatively charged air particles or ions; used to treat common respiratory disorders
Macrobiotic Diet Nutrition therapy based on the Taoist concept of the balance between yin (cold) & yang (heat) and the belief that diff. foods represent yin (sweet foods) and yang (meat&eggs). Diet encourages balanced foods
Meditation Teaches breathing and muscle relaxation techniques to quiet the mind by focusing attention on obtaining a sense of oneness within oneself; used to reduce stress and pain, slow heart rate, lower blood pressure, and stimulate relaxation
Pet Therapy Uses pets to enhance health and stimulate an interest in life; helps individuals overcome physical limitations, decrease depression, increase
play therapy therapy where playing tools are used to relax
yoga hindu concentration method
positive thoughts involves self awareness self es
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