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  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is the practice of puncturing the skin with needles at certain anatomical points in the body to relieve specific symptoms associated with many diseases. T...

  • Art, Dance, and Music

    Art, Dance, and Music Art, dance, and music and CAM: Art, dance, and music all appeal to a person's senses. Each helps a person express him or herself and help distract from the disease or illness: A...

  • Ayurveda

    Ayurveda What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. The term "Ayurveda" is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science ...

  • Body Movement

    Body Movement What is body movement? Nonaerobic movement with controlled breathing can be practiced to reduce stress and anxiety, often associated with disease and illness. Two ancient oriental body ...

  • Chinese Medicine

    Chinese Medicine What is Chinese medicine? Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old and has changed little over the centuries. As a complete system of healthcare, Chinese medicine...

  • Chiropractic Medicine

    Chiropractic Medicine What is chiropractic medicine? Chiropractic medicine is based on the relationship between the alignment of the spine and the function of the body and the belief that the body ca...

  • Dietary Supplements

    Dietary Supplements What are dietary supplements? Adding anything to your regular diet to improve your health or healing is considered a dietary supplement. Dietary supplements may include: Vitamins ...

  • Electromagnetic Therapy

    Electromagnetic Therapy What is electromagnetic therapy? Electricity and magnetic energy exist in the human body, controlling the heart beat, stimulating muscles, and more. Each molecule in the human...

  • Herbal Medicine

    Herbal Medicine What are herbal supplements? Products made from botanicals, or plants, that are used to treat diseases or to maintain health are called herbal products, botanical products, or phytome...

  • Homeopathy

    Homeopathy What is homeopathy? Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is based on the use of natural substances, regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to treat acute and chronic illnesses...

  • Hypnosis

    Hypnosis What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is a state of consciousness resembling sleep, but the person can still concentrate on memories, sensations, or other things. Hypnosis is an altered, relaxed state ...

  • Imagery

    Imagery What is imagery? The mind is a powerful healing tool. Using our imagination, we can visualize almost anything. Imagery (or visualization) is a therapeutic technique that has been used for cen...

  • Massage

    Massage What is massage? Rubbing areas that hurt is a natural human response. Even other mammals do this. Massage is based on the same principle of rubbing and manipulating muscles. Massage is found ...

  • Naturopathy

    Naturopathy What is naturopathy? Naturopathic medicine, an American healthcare profession, is about 100 years old. There are more than 1,500 licensed naturopathic physicians in the United States and ...

  • Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine What are the different types of CAM? Many different fields make up the practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In addition, many comp...

  • What Is Biofeedback?

    Biofeedback What is biofeedback? Biofeedback is a form of mind control over the body that allows a person to reduce sensations of pain. Biofeedback is a technique that involves training the mind by u...