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
Pressure and massage to specific "energy points" to relieve tension.
Stimulation of specific "energy points" using small, fine needles.
• Alexander Technique
Re-educating the body to correct alignment
Essential oils provoke senses to promote therapeutic healing.
Indian medicine based on principle body comprises five basic elements
• Bowen Therapy
Targets muscle and connective tissue, musculoskeletal injuries
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
Plant extracts or herbal therapy for the treatment.
Healing based on the principle "like cures like"
• Holistic Medicine
Aternative medicine to balance mind and body connections
Water to achieve therapeutic benefit and relaxation
Illness or symptoms induced by a physician's words or actions.
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
Using the hands to rub, knead and manipulate skin and muscle tissue.
Western science of diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of disease
Popular Buddhist meditation method
• Natural Therapy
Treating disease using body's innate ability to repair and heal itself using no drugs or surgery.
System using natural therapies which acknowledges and influences the innate healing potential of the body
Manipulating the spine and other joints and surrounds to improve back and other health problems
Treatment of injuries and malformations by physical and mechanical means
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.
Healing method in which specific organs are stimulated by applying pressure to corresponding reflex points in the feet and ankles.
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 uses various poses (asanas), breathing techniques, and meditation to achieve improved circulation,
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.