Aromatherapy is the use of fragrant substances, called essential oils, to alter mood or improve health.
Mind, Body, and Spirit
Learn how a good attitude and healthy spirit may have positive physical effects.
Art therapy is used to help people manage physical and emotional problems by using creative activities to express emotions.
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine.
Biofeedback is a treatment method that uses monitoring devices to help people consciously control physical processes that are usually controlled automatically, such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, sweating, and muscle tension.
Curanderismo is a form of folk healing that includes various techniques such as prayer, herbal medicine, healing rituals, spiritualism, massage, and psychic healing.
Dance therapy is the therapeutic use of movement to improve the mental and physical well-being of a person.
Faith healing is founded on the belief that certain people or places have the ability to cure and heal—that someone or something can eliminate disease or heal injuries through a close connection to a higher power.
Holistic medicine focuses on how the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements of the body are interconnected to maintain wellness, or holistic health.
Humor therapy is the use of humor for the relief of physical or emotional pain and stress.
Hypnosis is a state of restful alertness during which a person uses deeply focused concentration.
Imagery involves mental exercises designed to allow the mind to influence the health and well-being of the body.
Meditation is a mind-body process that uses concentration or reflection to relax the body and calm the mind.
Music therapy is the use of music by health care professionals to promote healing and enhance quality of life for their patients.
Native American healing is a broad term that includes healing beliefs and practices of hundreds of indigenous tribes of North America.
Naturopathic medicine is a complete alternative care system that uses a wide range of approaches such as nutrition, herbs, manipulation of the body, exercise, stress reduction, and acupuncture.
Psychotherapy covers a wide range of approaches designed to help people change their ways of thinking, feeling, or behaving.
Spirituality is generally described as an awareness of something greater than the individual self.
Support groups present information, provide comfort, teach coping skills, help reduce anxiety, and provide a place for people to share common concerns and emotional support.
Yoga is a form of nonaerobic exercise that involves a program of precise posture, breathing exercises, and meditation. In ancient Sanskrit, the word yoga means “union.”