An Alternative Medicine Glossary
Mind-body medicine involves behavioral,psychological, social and spiritual approaches to health.
Alternative Medical Systems:
This category involves the complete systems oftheory and practice that have been developed outside of the Western biomedicalapproach.
- Massageand Manipulation
Lifestyle & Disease Prevention:
This category involves theories and practicesdesigned to prevent the development of illness, identify and treat risk factors,or support the healing and recovery process.
This category includes natural and biologicallybased practices, interventions and products.
- SpecialDiet Therapies
- Phamacological,Biological and Instrumental Interventions
Manipulative & Body-based Systems:
This category refers to systems that are basedon manipulation and/or movement of the body.
- Massageand body work
This category involves systems that use subtleenergy fields in and around the body for medical purposes.
This category involves the use ofelectromagnetic fields for medical purposes.
- Magneticor electromagnetic therapy
Source: National Center for Complementary &Alternative Medicine in Washington, D.C.
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