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8 alternative healing therapies that actually work

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Acupuncture : A technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body. This is mostly done by inserting thin needles through skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Acupressure: Ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-therapeutic abilities. Another alternative healing process that has found its way from Chinese medicine.

Crystal healing: Different crystals have different energies and properties. This can affect mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves.

Aroma therapy: A practice that uses natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stern, leaves or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. These oils are often absorbed into the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream.

Reiki: A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Often described as a palm healing process where the practitioner places hands over a patient’s body to facilitate the process of therapy.

Music therapy : Patients are asked to listen to a CD of a modified range meant for that condition or disease. Sounds are regulated based on the kind of activity that is expected out of a patient.

Art therapy : Structured exercises where participants work with colour and art supplies. There are also supplies, which are customized. This strongly aims to work on the subconscious mind.

Salt therapy: This form requires one to breathe in salty air for therapeutic reasons. A common practice around Europe, this treatment eliminates the root of all inflammatory respiratory illnesses. The patient is made to sit in a regulated salt room for the process.

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