Alternative Medicine
 
    The Mayo Clinic on Alternative Medicine   This informative general information site provides articles, current information and links on many interesting topics in the field of alternative/complementary medicine.

 
  Acupuncture   Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing that balances the flow of vital life energy in the body, using. tiny needles to stimulate the energy pathways at specific points. Provides effective (and usually painless) treatment for numerous conditions.

    Chiropractic   Chiropractic treats illness by adjusting the spine, joints and other muscle structures to heal problems in the nervous system. It is used to treat back pain, headaches and many other acute and chronic conditions.

 
    Massage Therapy and Bodywork   Massage and bodywork encompass hundreds of different therapies, ranging from movement therapies (Feldenkrais Method and Trager Approach) to deep tissue work (Rolfing and Hellerwork).

 
    Homeopathy   Homeopathy uses natural substances (plants, minerals and animals) to stimulate the body’s natural healing capabilities. It is used to treat colds, flus and chronic conditions, often proving cost-effective by comparison with other medical care.

 
    Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy   Herbs are an ancient form of treatment, which are now known to contain natural chemicals that stimulate the body and promote health. Aromatherapy is a branch of herbal medicine that blends the essential oils of plants and herbs to heal a variety of conditions.

 
    Ayurvedic Medicine   Ayurvedic (pronounced "a-u-vid-ik") medicine is an ancient, wholistic healing system from India that creates balance and harmony in the individual's life through diet, exercise, herbs, massage and other natural remedies.

 
    Naturopathic and Energy Healing Systems   Naturopathic medicine is a broad category that includes all of the wholistic healing methods presented on this page. For lack of a better classification, links to sites about some of the more inscrutable other energy healing methods are included with naturopathic medicine links.

 
         

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