Alternative Medicine

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Acupuncture

What is acupuncture? What are the benefits of acupuncture? Acupuncture originates from China and has been practiced there for thousands of years. Although there are records of acupuncture being used hundreds of years ago in Europe, it was during the second half of the twentieth century it ...

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Apitherapy

Apitherapy, or “bee therapy” (from the Latin apis which means bee) is the medicinal use of products made by honeybees. Proudcts of the Honeybee include bee venom, honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, and beeswax. Some of the conditions treated (not in any special order) are: multiple ...

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine that uses essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds which are aimed at improving a person’s health or mood. Many consider this type of treatment as unscientific and wishful thinking – however, scientific evidence of its eff...

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Ayurveda

What Is Ayurveda? by: Deepak Chopra, M.D. Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More th...

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Chiropractic

Chiropractic was invented by D. D. Palmer, Sep 18, 1895 when he adjusted the spine of a deaf man and allegedly restored his hearing (a claim that is highly implausible based on what we know of anatomy). Based on this one case, Palmer decided that all disease was due to subluxation: 95% to ...

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Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine in which cups are placed on the skin to create suction. The cups can be made of a variety of materials, including: Glass Bamboo Earthenware Supporters of cupping therapy believe the suction of the cups mobilizes blood flow to promote the he...

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Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnotherapy? Within the subconscious mind resides our imagination, emotions, memories, our automatic body responses, habit patterns, and our most deeply held beliefs about ourselves and what we believe is possible for us. It is these deeply held patterns and beliefs that drive our...

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Iridology

What is iridology? Iridology is the assessment of the body according to the irides (the coloured area of the eye). The iris is one of the most complex structures of human anatomy. To an iridologist, specific areas of the irides correspond to specific organs, tissues and body areas; and col...

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Massage Therapy

What Is Massage Therapy? Massage therapy is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing, with references in medical texts nearly 4,000 years old. In fact, Hippocrates, known as the “father of medicine,” referenced massage when he wrote, in the 4th century B.C.: “Th...

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Meditation

What is Meditation? Stated most simply, Meditation is the practice of deep concentration of the mind. Meditation has been around for thousands of years. Evidence of the practice can be found throughout history in many different religions and many different places in the world. Although Eas...

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Orthomolecular Medicine

Other common name(s): megavitamin/megamineral therapy, nutritional medicine Description Orthomolecular medicine is the use of high doses of vitamins, minerals, or hormones to prevent and treat a wide variety of conditions. The doses are well above the recommended daily allowance (RDA) and ...

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Osteopatia

É um método de filosofia própria que utiliza-se a Terapia Manual que permite detectar e tratar áreas afetadas do corpo. Através de técnicas de mobilizações e manipulações, agem sobre estruturas do corpo, como músculos, ligamentos, nervos, articulações e órgãos. Normalmente e...

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Reflexology

What is Reflexology? Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside...

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Reiki

What is Reiki? A Brief Overview Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us t...

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine? Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a system of primary health care that includes acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, remedial massage (anmo tuina), exercise and breathing therapy (such as qigong), and diet and lifestyle advice. In Australia, the m...

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