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Acupuncture/pressure

-needles or pressure along meridians to alter body function or produce analgesia.

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Homeopathic medicine

-administering doses of substances (remedies) that produce symptoms of disease state in a well person to ill clients to bring about healing.

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Naturopathic medicine

-diet, exercise, environment, and herbal remedies to promote natural healing.

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Chiropractic medicine

-spinal manipulation for healing

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Massage therapy

-stretching and loosening muscles and connective tissue for relaxation and circulation.

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Biofeedback

-using technology to increase awareness of various neurological body responses to minimize extremes

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Therapeutic touch

-using hands to help bring energy fields into balance

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Guided imagery/visualization therapy

-having mind focus on images to encourage healing and relaxation

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Healing intention

-techniques that use caring, compassion, and empathy in context of prayer to facilitate healing.

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Breath work

-breathing patterns to reduce stress and increase relaxation

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Humor

-coping mechanism to reduce tension and increase mood

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Meditation

-technique to calm the mind and body

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Simple touch

-communicates presence, appreciation, and acceptance

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Music therapy

-relaxation therapy that provides distraction from pain
-earphones improve concentration

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Therapeutic communication

-allows clients to verbalize and become aware of emotions and fears in safe, nonjudgmental environment

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Alternative medical philosophy

-traditional Chinese medicine
-acupuncture
-homeopathy

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Biological and botanical therapies

-diets
-vitamins
-minerals
-herbal preparations

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Body manipulation

-massage
-touch
-chiropractic therapy

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Mind-body therapies

-biofeedback
-art therapy
-meditation
-yoga
-psychotherapy
-tai chi

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Energy therapies

-Reiki
-therapeutic touch

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Progressive relaxation

•Used to control stress and anxiety, relieve insomnia, and reduce symptoms of certain types of chronic pain.
•Practice of tensing, or tightening, one muscle group at a time followed by relaxation phase with release of tension.
•Tensing and relaxing muscle groups one at a time in specific order, generally lower extremities and ending with face, abdomen, and chest.
•Practice seated or lying down, with comfortable clothing, and in quiet place free of distractions.