Alternative Medicine Modalities

Alternative medicine is a broad term encompassing a variety of medical modalities. These are typically supported by tradition and seldom taught in a Western medical setting. Such modalities range from the ancient Eastern practices of acupuncture and Tai chi, to herbal medicine, Reiki, chiropractic manipulation, and more. These services are often used interchangeably with the term “alternative medicine”, a designation created in the 1800s that distinguished these modalities as “alternative” to allopathic medicine. Allopathic medicine is also commonly referred to as Western medicine, evidence-based medicine, conventional, or mainstream medicine. In the nineteenth century, allopathic medicine was based on a practice of opposites whereas the alternative branch suggested that “like cured like.”  Present day differences remain but tend to revolve around a disease-centric (allopathic) versus a whole-body (alternative) approach. Alternative practices focus on stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself via energy alignment, herbal supplementation, and other balancing techniques. Conversely, allopathic medicine focuses on symptom-specific treatment, typically with pharmacological or invasive methods to remove the offending agent. With ancient records supporting alternative modalities and rigorous clinical trials supporting allopathic modalities, there continues to be disagreement over which method is proven beneficial and safe. Today, many physicians are embracing the beneficial aspects of both types of medicine through the practice of Integrative Medicine in which they combine appropriate alternative and allopathic techniques according to the patient, symptoms, and circumstances. Additionally, large trials attempting to solidify evidence for the anecdotal benefits of alternative medicine are increasing in popularity.

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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy (sometimes called “talk therapy”) is a term for a variety of treatment techniques that aim to help a person identify and change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behavior.

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Rebirthing

Rebirthing is an alternative therapy technique used to treat reactive attachment disorder. This therapy uses a specific kind of breathing (breathwork) meant to help you release emotions.

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Breathwork

Breathwork encompasses various techniques that incorporate intentional use of the breath. Basically, you can learn to regulate the flow of breath to balance the body and mind.

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Tai Chi

Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.”

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Distance Healing

Distance healing is any form of healing energy “sent” across time and space that is received and has a healing effect on the recipient. With

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Reiki

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

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Healing Touch

Healing Touch is an “energy therapy” that uses gentle hand techniques thought to help re-pattern the patient’s energy field and accelerate healing of the body,

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Channeling

Channeling is a natural form of communication between humans and angelic beings, nature spirits, non-physical entities, spirit guides,  ascended masters, and beings in spiritual realms, or even animals and pets.

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Meditation

Meditation

Meditation has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being. 

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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathy (Naturopathic Medicine)

Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and nutritional counseling.

Naturopathy was brought to the United States from Germany in the 1800s, but some of its treatments are centuries old. Today, it combines traditional treatments with some aspects of modern science.

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Herbology

Herbology

Herbal medicine is the art and science of using plants to support health and wellness. Practiced since the beginning of time, herbal medicine has persisted as the world’s primary form of medicine with a written history dating back more than 5,000 years.

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Flower-Essences

Flower Essences

Flower therapy, or essence therapy, is a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It’s based on the idea that flowers have a healing vibrational energy.

The practice uses flower essences, which are liquids infused with a flower’s energy. They’re also called flower remedies.

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. Sometimes it’s called essential oil therapy.

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Homeopathy

Homeopathy

Homeopathy Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural

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EmotionCode

Emotion Code Therapy

Emotion Code Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive and safe approach for emotional balance. The focus is on finding the trapped emotions and releasing them. Rather than focusing on the circumstances which caused the emotional imbalance. As you become more balanced, you’ll fee better, more at ease and happier!

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Past-Life-Regression

Past Life Regression

Past Life Regression Past life regression is a technique that uses hypnosis to recover what practitioners believe are memories of past lives. It is thought

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