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- Acupuncture : A form of alternative medicine that involves inserting and manipulating needles into 'acupuncture points' on the body with the aim of restoring health and well-being.
- Alternative medicine (theories) : Overview of social, cultural and philosophical perspectives of concepts relating to human health and healing offering links to more detailed discussions
- Aromatherapy : A form of complementary and alternative medicine whose adherents claim it to be a gentle but effective method of healing and enhancing the mind, body, and spirit through the use of natural oils from aromatic plants, trees and grasses.
- Ayurveda : A traditional Hindu system of medicine, part of complementary and alternative medicine, using mind-body interactions and herbs
- Bach flower therapy : A form of complementary medicine that uses remedies based on extracts from flowers, to improve what it terms vibrations, a class of biofields in the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine taxonomy
- Biofield therapy : Add brief definition or description
- Cognitive behavioral therapy : A psychotherapeutic technique based on assisting the patient to learn the interpretation of (cognitive structure of experiences that trigger behavior, and, if that behavior is maladaptive, to change the response to the experience
- Complementary and alternative medicine : Set of therapies and treatments not considered mainstream or scientific.
- Energy medicine : Techniques in complementary and alternative medicine that involve either the unconventional use of electromagnetic fields, or of biological energies not detectable by conventional instrumentations, to maintain or improve health
- Ethanol : The chemical alcohol (C2H5OH) found in distilled spirits, wine and beer.
- Homeopathy : System of alternative medicine involving administration of highly diluted substances with the intention to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, not considered proven by mainstream science.
- Integrative medicine : Organized health care that involves willing cooperation between mainstream and complementary medicine
- Medical education : Learning process of being a medical practitioner, either the initial training to become a doctor or further training thereafter (including residency).
- Paracelsus : (1493-1541) An early Renaissance alchemist, philosopher and physician credited with founding the modern fields of pharmacology and toxicology.
- Phytotherapy : The therapeutic use of plants or plant extracts to prevent or treat disease; it is most commonly a form of complementary and alternative medicine, following long culturally-specific traditions such as herbalism. Chemically extracted and concentration-controlled plant-derived substances are used in conventional medicine, but are usually not considered phytotherapy.
- Plant extract : A product of solvent extraction of plants used in the health sciences and healing arts, containing one or more phytochemicals
- Pseudoscience : Any theory, or system of theories, that is deceptively claimed to be scientific.
- Reiki : Japanese spiritual healing process and philosophical system that claims to be able to manipulate energy fields.
- Tests of the efficacy of homeopathy : Add brief definition or description
- Therapeutic touch : A form of energy healing, performed by a therapist positioning hands over the patient's body, and sensing and adjusting energy fields