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  1. Ayurvedic Medicine

    Ayurveda is a type of complementary and alternative medicine that originated in India. WebMD explains the history, principles, and practice of Ayurvedic medicine.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - Health Tools

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    WebMD provides an overview of life coaches and wellness coaches: what they are, why people use them, and what happens during coaching sessions.

  5. Quick Tips: Reducing Holiday Stress - Topic Overview

    Why is it important to manage stress?Stress is the way we all react to change. It includes our mental, emotional, and physical responses to the pressures of everyday life. Because change is a natural and normal part of life, everyone has some stress.But stress can be bad for your heart. If you have heart disease, stress can lead to angina symptoms and maybe a heart attack.Stress can:Raise your blood pressure. This could make your heart work harder. It could also break open a plaque in your coronary artery, which could lead to a heart attack.Raise your heart rate. This could make your heart work harder. It could also cause a dangerous irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia).How can you manage stress?Taking steps to manage stress can improve your health and life. Try different ways to reduce stress, such as exercise, deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. Stop Negative Thoughts: Choosing a Healthier Way of ThinkingTry to change the situation that is causing your stress, if you can. Or maybe you

  6. Hospice Care - Alternative Health Approaches

    An alternative medical system is a set of practices based on a philosophy. Most of these systems have evolved apart from and earlier than the conventional medical system used in the United States. AyurvedaChinese medicineHomeopathyNaturopathyShould I use complementary medicine? ...

  7. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What is complementary medicine?Complementary medicine is a term used for a wide variety of health care practices that may be used along with standard medical treatment. People often use yoga, meditation, and other complementary practices to improve wellness and quality of life. However, in recent years, more people in the United States have been turning to complementary medicine to help treat a ..

  8. Hospice Care - Mind and Body Practices

    These techniques develop the mind's ability to help the body to heal or keep itself well. Some of these techniques, such as cognitive - behavioral therapy, were once considered complementary medicine and are now a part of conventional medicine in the United States.AromatherapyAutogenic trainingBiofeedbackGuided imageryHumor therapyHypnosisLight therapyMeditationMusic therapyPrayerTai chi and qi ..

  9. Hospice Care - Natural Products

    These therapies use substances found in nature to treat illness or promote wellness. They include foods, vitamins, and both herbal and nonherbal dietary supplements. Alternative diet programsAntioxidantsBeta - sitosterol plant extractButterbur extractCapsaicinChamomileChelation therapyChromiumCoenzyme Q10EphedraGinkgo bilobaGlucosamine and chondroitinHerbal and natural ...

  10. Hospice Care - Health Tools

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