In addition to today's classic allopathic treatments, complementary medicine has become popular. Complementary medicine encompasses a range of disciplines and therapies, including: psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, acupuncture, manipulative therapies, as well as traditional Chinese and Indian medicines-
Hypnotherapy is used to treat people's phobias, anxiety and complexes, and can also contribute to modifying behaviour patterns. Hypnotherapy taps into the more unknown areas of the human conscience; with remarkable results seen over the last few years in surgery under hypnosis, replacing the general anaesthetic.
A growing number of people now use complementary therapies for the treatment of a wide range of physical and psychological problems.
While natural therapies are seldom useful on their own against chronic illness, they can contribute to easing side effects or relieving minor ills.
Traditional medicine inlcudes medical knowledge systems and practises, such as: Indian Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, African medicine and some herbal medicines.
Mother Nature offers us a huge array of herbal remedies that can prevent or allay illness and help bring us general wellbeing and health.
In modern times, meditation is not just for the spiritually minded... meditation has proven health benefits too.
Massage has been developed and practiced across many civilisations for hundreds, if not thousands of years, as part of holistic health and wellbeing.
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