Alternative Therapies

Any therapies or treatments that are often excluded by conventional medicine are included under the heading of ‘alternative’ medicine. When these are used alongside conventional medicine to bolster the effects of treatment, alternative treatments are known as ‘Complementary Therapies.’

  • Such treatments often have a more holistic, or whole picture, point of view than conventional medicine.
  • Examples include, but are not limited to, relaxation techniques such as meditation, visualization, breathing exercises, physical therapies such as massage, yoga and acupuncture, and also herbal remedies and associated supplements and aromatherapy.