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Resources for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the practice of puncturing the skin with needles at certain anatomical points in the body to relieve specific symptoms associated with many diseases.

Art, Dance, and Music

Detailed information on art therapy, dance therapy, and music therapy as a form of alternative therapy

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a system of medicine based on the idea that disease is caused by an imbalance or stress in a person's consciousness.

Biofeedback

Detailed information on biofeedback as a form of alternative therapy

Body Movement

Tai chi and yoga are two forms of non-aerobic movement and controlled breathing that can be practiced to reduce stress and anxiety.

Chinese Medicine

Detailed information on traditional Chinese medicine as a form of alternative therapy

Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic medicine is based on the relationship between the alignment of the spine and the function of the body and the belief that the body can heal itself.

Dietary Supplements

Adding anything to your regular diet to improve your health or healing is considered a dietary supplement.

Electromagnetic Therapy

Detailed information on electromagnetic therapy, also called bioelectricity, magnetobiology, magnetic field therapy, and magnetic healing, as a form of alternative therapy

Herbal Medicine

Detailed information on herbal medicine and warnings for use of herbal supplements, including Black cohosh, Echinacea, Evening primrose, Feverfew, Garlic, Gingko biloba, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Green tea, Hawthorn, Saw palmetto, and St. John's wort

Homeopathy

Detailed information on homeopathy as a form of alternative therapy

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is an altered, relaxed state of mind, often used to help learn to control bad habits, pain, and stress.

Imagery

By creating images in the mind, a person can reduce pain and symptoms associated with his or her condition.

Massage

Detailed information on massage therapy as a form of alternative therapy

Naturopathy

Detailed information on naturopathy as a form of alternative therapy
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