Complementary Therapies

What are Complementary Therapies?

Complementary therapies (CT) are those that are not yet part of the general conventional Western biomedicine. They are therapies that may be used in conjunction with, rather than a replacement to conventional medical treatment. Complementary therapies can also be used alone when they are used to promote health and well being i.e. massage and relaxation techniques. Tataryn classifies them within four paradigms of health and illness. These include: Body, Body/Mind, Body/Mind/Energy, and Body/Mind/Spirit (Health Canada, 2001, Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Health Care, p.1.5).

Various Complementary Therapies

Acupressure
Acupuncture
Affirmations   
Alexander Method  
Aromatherapy
Art Therapy
Ayurvedic Medecine 
Bach Flower Remedies
Bioenergetics    
Biofeedback
Body Toning    
Bowen Therapy
Chakra Balancing    
Craniosacral Therapy
Colonhydrotherapy    
Dream Interpretation
Expressive Arts Therapies    
Feldenkrais
Facial Therapy    

Herbalist
Healing Touch    
Hypnosis
Homeopathy    
Imagery Kinesiology
Iris Analysis    
Light Touch Therapy
Labyrinth    
Meditation
Massage Therapy    
Moxibustion (Cupping)
Mitzvah Technique    
Naturopathy
Music Therapy    
Nutrition
Neuro-Linguistic Programming    
Osteopathy    
Pilates

Prayer
Polarity Therapy    
Reiki
Reflexology    
Rolfing Tai Chi
Shiatsu
Spiritual Healing    
Trager Approach
Therapeutic Touch    
Traditional/ Shamanic Healing
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