There are many alternate therapies which help in the healing process of any existing ailment, prevention and cure from diseases, and to enhance beauty and wellness of inner being. Some of these therapies are combined and part of the treatment may be by Naturopaths. Some of the special therapies are:
Using finger pressure on specific points along the body to treat ailments such as tension and stress, aches and pains, menstrual cramps, arthritis.
Using “essential oils” distilled from plants, aromatherapy treats emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety as well as a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin in diluted form, inhaled, or placed in baths. Aromatherapy is often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology, chiropractic, and other holistic treatments.
Astrology is a humanistic attempt at trying to understand the cycles that we share with the forces in the Universe. One can look to see what natal health conditions exist. Through these precepts, we can then look at the present and into the future to see what areas of our lives are being affected and potentially how we can head off ill health and promote wellness.
This broad category covers a range of practitioners from career counsellors to psychotherapies who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Some
therapists may also incorporate bodywork, ritual, energy healing, and other alternative modalities as part of their practice.
Dance or movement therapy uses expressive movement as a therapeutic tool for both personal expression and psychological or emotional healing.
Cupping is a traditional Chinese medical technique which applies suction to diseased parts of the body using ceramic glass or bamboo cups in order to increase the regional circulation and thereby promote healing. In very ancient times the horns of animals were used for this purpose.
Sound therapy uses healing sound vibration by the use of singing bowls. It is a relaxation process; it regenerates breathing, heartbeat, pulse, skin resistance, metabolism, and digestion. This therapy is now being used experimentally for curing many diseases through sound therapeutic healing.