An Alternative Therapist is a person who specializes in the practice of alternative medicine. An Alternative Therapist may be a specialist in natural, holistic, or other modalities that are not included in conventional Western medicine.
Some believe that an Alternative Therapist has the qualities of being open-minded, spiritually aware, creative, empathetic, reliable, and flexible. Many Alternative Therapists are sensitive, calm and compassionate. Many Alternative Therapists prefer working with patients on an individual rather than group basis.
Alternative Therapists typically have a holistic approach, meaning that they treat the entire person including their physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. For an Alternative Therapist to be able to help you in your quest for optimum health, they need to address and recognize the imbalances in each of these areas of your life.
The following will provide information about various alternative therapies.
is an ancient Chinese medical technique in which thin needles are inserted into specific points of the body. It is used to treat a variety of ailments, including arthritis and autoimmune diseases.
is a system in which all points in your hands, feet & ears are linked to areas of the body that correspond to release tension. The goal is to treat medical conditions by stimulating these pressure points in the same way as acupressure or acupuncture does; however reflexology differs from both the other practices since it also takes into consideration each finger’s characteristics.
it’s a process for relaxing your mind and body by focusing on your breath or specific thoughts (often spiritual) & is said to help those who suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, or those who simply want to improve their health and well-being.
is a practice that uses herbs for healing as well as other purposes such as cleaning, beauty, or contraception; it includes herbalism that’s used in cooking and food preparation. Often people use green tea as an effective way to lose weight & detoxify their bodies & drink aloe vera juice daily to strengthen the immune system.
combines treatments from herbalism, homeopathy, naturopathic physical manipulation (similar to Shiatsu but with more intense pressure) acupuncture, massage therapy & chiropractic care. It aims to help heal your body & spirit by helping you find harmony between mind/body/spirit through natural remedies rather than medications or invasive surgery.
It involves placing magnets on your body to relieve pain from headaches & backaches to arthritis, muscle spasms & menstrual cramps, claims it increases the flow of oxygen to help heal injured tissues, improves blood circulation which can aid in healing overall.
is a form of alternative medicine that uses manual manipulation of bones & joints with the idea of improving overall health. People get treated for pain or injuries but also get treated for more general problems of muscles being out of balance resulting in aches and pains throughout the body.
is a type of meditation practiced by Buddhist monks that has many benefits including reducing stress levels, lowering high blood pressure, preventing heart attacks by releasing tension related to stress, encouraging a healthier weight & a higher immune system.