Bodywork refers to a variety of techniques that touch, manipulate, or otherwise work on the body.
Acupuncture is a technique in which very thin needles of varying lengths are inserted through the skin to treat a variety of conditions.
Applied kinesiology is different from kinesiology, a field of scientific study of the movements of the human body.
Cancer salves are pastes, salves, or poultices applied to skin tumors or the skin over internal tumor sites.
Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of Ricinus communis, an herb native to Africa and India.
Chiropractic is a health care system that focuses on the relationship between the body's skeletal and muscular structure and its functions.
The term cold laser refers to the use of low-intensity or low levels of laser light.
Colon therapy is the cleansing of the large intestine (colon) through the administration of water, herbal solutions, enzymes, or other substances such as coffee.
Craniosacral therapy involves the gentle massage of bones in the skull (including the face and mouth), spine, and pelvis to ease stress in the body and improve physical movement.
Cupping involves warming the air inside a glass, metal, or wooden cup and inverting it over a part of the body to treat various health conditions.
Electrodermal screening is used to diagnose disease by measuring the electrical resistance on the skin's surface.
Electromagnetic therapy involves the use of energy to diagnose or treat disease.
Heat therapy involves exposing part or all of the body to high temperatures, usually to enhance other forms of therapy, such as radiation and chemotherapy.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water as a medical treatment, either internally or externally.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves the breathing of pure oxygen while in a sealed chamber that has been pressurized at 1 1/2 to 3 times normal atmospheric pressure.
Light therapy involves the use of visible light or nonvisible ultraviolet light to treat a variety of conditions.
Magnetic therapy involves the use of magnets of varying sizes and strengths that are placed on the body to relieve pain and treat disease.
Massage involves manipulation, rubbing, and kneading of the muscles and soft tissue to enhance function of those tissues and promote relaxation.
Moxibustion is the application of heat resulting from the burning of a small bundle of tightly bound herbs, or moxa, to targeted acupoints.
Polarity therapy is based on the idea that a person's health and well-being are determined by the natural flow of energy through the body.
Reflexology is a treatment that uses pressure on specific areas of the feet (or the hands) with the goal of relieving a variety of problems and balancing the flow of vital energy throughout the body.
Reiki is based on the belief that spiritual energy can be channeled through a Reiki practitioner to heal the patient’s spirit.
Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a technique in which the hands are used to direct human energy for healing purposes.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a method of pain relief in which a special device transmits low-voltage electrical impulses through electrodes on the skin to an area of the body that is in pain.