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Complementary And Alternative Therapies

Subject : health-sciences
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1. Technique in which typically a health professional takes a patient and walks through the development of a calming kind of image. And the patient can learn to go back to that image whenever the pain becomes severe and thereby stop the stress response

2. Treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

3. Tibetan-Japanese hand-mediated therapy designed to promote healing - reduce stress - and encourage relaxation. (During Reiki sessions - practitioners place their hands on or above specific problem areas and transfer energy from themselves to their cl

4. Treatment of disease with minute doses of a remedy that - if given in massive doses to healthy persons - would produce effects like those of the disease

5. Form of psychotherapy for children that uses play situations for diagnosis or treatment

6. A therapeutic technique based on the premise that areas exist in the hands or feet that correspond to the organs and systems of the body and that stimulation of these areas by pressure can affect the corresponding organ or system

7. The use of hypnosis in treating illness or emotional problems

8. Use of aromatic fragrances to induce relaxation; therapy through aroma.

9. The internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease

10. A diet thought to help people live longer because it focuses on natural foods

11. The use of medicinal herbs to prevent or treat disease or promote health

12. The systematic and scientific manipulation of soft tissues of the body for the purpose of establishing or maintaining good health.

13. A naturally occurring substance found in plant foods that may help prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease

14. Treatment of symptoms by applying pressure with the fingers to specific pressure points on the body

15. The practice of bringing pets into a facility or home to provide stimulation and companionship

16. A systematic narrowing of attention that slows the metabolism and helps produce feelings of relaxation

17. Complementary therapy grounded in the belief that people are a system of energy with a self healing potential. The therapeutic touch practitioner - often a nurse - unites his or her energy field with that of the client - directing it in a specific wa

18. Used to help a person learn to relax by monitoring muscle tension - heart rate - brainwave activity - or other body activities

19. Molecules that neutralize free radicals - thereby preventing them from causing damage to cells