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Complementary and alternative medicine

  • Acupuncture [r]: 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. [e]
  • Alternative medicine (theories) [r]: Overview of social, cultural and philosophical perspectives of concepts relating to human health and healing offering links to more detailed discussions [e]
  • Chiropractic [r]: A complementary, alternative health-care profession that aims to heal using manual therapies on the spine and extremities. [e]
  • Biofield therapy [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Critical views of chiropractic [r]: An indepth discussion of the aspects of chiropractic that define its position in the modern healthcare arena with special emphasis on those related to its role in alternative medicine. [e]
  • Homeopathy [r]: 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. [e]
  • Naturopathy [r]: A healing art that does not use drugs, surgery, or other interventional technique, but concentrates on the physical environment, diet, massage, and other means considered part of nature [e]
  • Orgone therapy [r]: Biofield therapy defined by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich [e]
  • Qigong [r]: The art of realizing, cultivating, circulating, balancing and enhancing one's internal energy and life force according to traditional Chinese medical theories. [e]
  • Reiki [r]: Japanese spiritual healing process and philosophical system that claims to be able to manipulate energy fields. [e]
  • Spiritual therapies [r]: Mystical, religious or spiritual practices performed for health benefit. [e]

Other related topics

  • Anxiety [r]: A physiological state marked by demonstrable changes in cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components. [e]
  • Reductionism [r]: The attempt to replace high-level explanations of phenomena by more basic explanations, often in terms of interacting subsystems or parts. [e]