NATURAL ALTERNATIVE THERAPY


Any therapy that depends on the body's own healing powers may be considered natural medicine. System of treating disease by stimulating the body's innate ability to repair and heal itself

SUITABILITY FOR TREATMENT

• Acupressure

Pressure and massage to specific "energy points" to relieve tension.

• Acupuncture

Stimulation of specific "energy points" using small, fine needles.

• Alexander Technique

Re-educating the body to correct alignment

• Aromatherapy

Essential oils provoke senses to promote therapeutic healing.

• Ayurveda

Indian medicine based on principle body comprises five basic elements

• Bowen Therapy

Targets muscle and connective tissue, musculoskeletal injuries

• Chiropractic

Treatment using relationship between the nervous system, the spinal cord and other body systems

• Colour Therapy

Colour to assist with the treatment of well-being

• Complementary Therapy

Therapy used in combination with other therapies

• Craniosacral therapy

Gentle pressure to cranial bones to relieve headaches, etc.

• Day Spa

Massage and spa services

• Herbalism

Plant extracts or herbal therapy for the treatment.

• Homoeopathy

Healing based on the principle "like cures like"

• Holistic Medicine

Aternative  medicine  to balance mind and body connections

• Hydrotherapy

Water to achieve therapeutic benefit and relaxation

• Iatrogenic

Illness or symptoms induced by a physician's words or actions.

• Iridology

Assessment used the iris

• Liquid Sound

A new form of hydrotherapy

• Lomi-Lomi Massage

Hawaiian method of massage

• Lymphatic drainage massage

Gentle, wave-like face and neck massage for drainage of toxins and waste

• Massage

Using the hands to rub, knead and manipulate skin and  muscle tissue.

• Medicine

Western science of diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of disease

• Mindfulness

Popular Buddhist meditation method

• Natural Therapy

Treating disease using body's innate ability to repair and heal itself using no drugs or surgery.

• Naturopathy

System using natural therapies which acknowledges and influences the innate healing potential of the body

• Osteopathy

Manipulating the spine and other joints and surrounds to improve back and other health problems

• Physiotherapy

Treatment of injuries and malformations by physical and mechanical means

• Podiatry

Treatment of abnormal conditions of hands and feet

• Qi Gong Energy massage

Chinese healing method to relieve tense muscles, stimulate organs, and relax the mind.

• Reflexology

Healing method in which specific organs are stimulated by applying pressure to corresponding reflex points in the feet and ankles.

• Reiki

Hands-on alternative healing technique using the exchange of energy between practitioner and patient

• Remedial therapy

Covers a number massage and exercise therapies.  Uses no internal medicines.

• Shiatsu massage

Japanese form of rigorous massage using fingers to apply acupressure to points along body's energy pathways (meridians.)

• Sports massage

Deep tissue massage for major aches and sport injuries, using knuckles, elbows and fists

• Stone massage

Placement of heated flat, smooth stones on different muscles of the body to relieve tension and promote relaxation

• Swedish massage

A popular massage method that uses tapping, rolling, and vibration massage techniques with a soothing massage oil

• Tai Chi

Chinese martial art use slow, rhythmic movements, deep breathing, to condition the body and clarify the mind.

• Therapeutic Touch

The act and relationship of touch with intent to help or to heal

• Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine

Practice of utilising remedies of Chinese origin according to traditional philosophy and custom.

• Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Herb and mineral combinations to harmonize the body.

• Traditional Medicine

Systems of healing not using western medical techniques or medicines

• Yoga

Yoga uses various poses (asanas), breathing techniques, and meditation to achieve improved circulation,

Contraindications

Most have none with a handful having their own specific contraindications e.g. Bowen therapy is not to be used in conjunction with any other modality at all.



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