Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview
What is therapeutic touch? Therapeutic touch is a technique to help people relax, relieve their pain, and help them heal faster. Therapeutic touch is also called a "laying on of hands." Therapeutic touch is thought to promote healing through balance in the body.
Complementary Medicine - Topic Overview
What is chelation therapy?Chelation therapy is a chemical process in which a synthetic solution-EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)-is injected into the bloodstream to remove heavy metals and/or minerals from the body. Chelation means “to grab” or “to bind.” When EDTA is injected into the veins, it “grabs” minerals such as lead, mercury, copper, iron, arsenic, aluminum, and calcium
Hospice Care - Topic Overview
Your plan is to improve your health. Two types of goals can help you do this: long-term and short-term. Long-term goals A long-term goal is not something you can do all at once. It’s the goal that inspires you and that will show how far you've come when you complete it. It's usually a goal you hope to reach in 6 months or a year. A long-term goal could be to walk for 1 hour 3 times a week. ...
How Stress Affects Your Health
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Your Stress-Busting Checklist
Check out this self-help checklist for steps to balancing your life.
13 Tips to Manage Stress
WebMD explains how stress affects your health and how to manage it.
WebMD explains the possible benefits and risks of cupping therapy, a form of alternative medicine.
Ayurveda is a type of complementary and alternative medicine that originated in India. WebMD explains the history, principles, and practice of Ayurvedic medicine.
Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - Topic Overview
Belly-breathing fills your lungs fully,slows your breathing rate,and helps you relax. Place one hand on your belly just below the ribs and the other hand on your chest. You can do this while standing,but it may be more comfortable while you are lying on the floor with your knees bent. Take a deep breath through your nose. As you inhale,let your belly push your hand out. Keep your chest ...
Life and Wellness Coaches
WebMD provides an overview of life coaches and wellness coaches: what they are, why people use them, and what happens during coaching sessions.