Mind-body medicine is a form of treatment that focuses on the natural connection between the biology of the body and the balance and health of the mind. It harnesses the power of a person’s emotions and feelings and uses them to facilitate healing and to resolve any issues that may exist in either the physical or mental health of the individual.
Whole medical systems is a form of complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM, that focuses on providing patients with complete healing systems of practice, diagnosis, and treatment. There are many types of whole medical systems, which include traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Ayurveda, homeopathy, and naturopathy.
Biological therapies are a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that utilize natural substances, herbal medicines, diet therapy, chelation therapy, and orthomolecular medicine in order to treat various health conditions. While there hasn’t been significant research done on biological practices, many have turned to this form of therapy to address their symptoms.
Manipulation-based, also know as body-based, practice is a broad category of therapies that consists of the manual adjustment and/or manipulation of certain areas of the body in order to address and correct issues with the joints, bones, and spine. This therapy includes: chiropractic manipulation, osteopathic manipulation, and therapeutic massage.
Energy therapies are a form of natural, holistic medicine that center around the manipulation of the qi or prana, the life force that drives the energy and health of the individual. This life force is believed to be responsible for the wellness and overall health of the body and mind. There are many types of energy medicine, each of which is designed to improve the flow of the body’s energy in order to alleviate pain and anxiety and facilitate healing.