This field includes mainstream and accepted forms of therapy such as acupuncture, homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Chinese or Oriental practices. These therapies have been practiced for centuries worldwide.
Even standard or conventional medicine recognizes the power of the connection between mind and body. Studies have found that people heal better if they have good emotional and mental health. Therapies using the mind may include Meditation, Biofeedback and Hypnosis
Over the centuries, mankind has gone from a simple diet consisting of meats, fruits, vegetables, and grains, to a diet that often consists of foods rich in fats, oils, and complex carbohydrates. Nutritional excess and deficiency have become problems in today's society, both leading to certain chronic diseases. Many dietary and herbal approaches attempt to balance the body's nutritional well-being. Dietary and herbal approaches may include Dietary supplements, Herbal medicine and Nutrition/diet
Touch has been used in medicine since the early days of medical care. Healing by touch is based on the idea that illness or injury in one area of the body can affect all parts of the body. If with manual manipulation, the other parts can be brought back to optimum health, the body can fully focus on healing at the site of injury or illness. Body techniques are often combined with those of the mind. Examples of body therapies include Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine, Massage, Body movement therapies, Tai chi, Yoga
Some people believe the senses, touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste, can affect overall health. Examples of therapies incorporating the senses include Art, dance, and music, Visualization and guided imagery