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  1. Healing Touch - Topic Overview

    What is healing touch?Healing touch influences a person's physical or emotional health without anyone physically touching the person. It is widespread. Healing touch is also called spiritual or energy healing, therapeutic touch, or distant healing.In the 1970s, nurses developed a specific form of healing touch called therapeutic touch to provide a more holistic (viewing the body and mind as a ...

  2. 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.

  3. Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview

    What is homeopathy?Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathy was founded in the late 1700s in Germany and has been widely practiced throughout Europe. Homeopathic medicine views symptoms of illness as normal responses of the body as it attempts to regain health.Homeopathy is based on the ...

  4. Chelation Therapy - 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

  5. Aromatherapy (Essential Oils Therapy) - Topic Overview

    What is aromatherapy?Aromatherapy, or essential oils therapy, is using a plant's aroma - producing oils (essential oils) to treat disease. Essential oils are taken from a plant's flowers, leaves, stalks, bark, rind, or roots. The oils are mixed with another substance (such as oil, alcohol, or lotion) and then put on the skin, sprayed in the air, or inhaled. You can also massage the oils into the .

  6. Kava - Topic Overview

    What is kava?Kava, or kava kava, is a root found on South Pacific islands. Islanders have used kava as medicine and in ceremonies for centuries. Kava has a calming effect, producing brain wave changes similar to changes that occur with calming medications such as diazepam (Valium, for example).1 Kava also can prevent convulsions and relax muscles.2 Although kava is not addictive, its effect ...

  7. Ayurveda - Topic Overview

    What is ayurveda?Ayurveda, or ayurvedic medicine, is a health system that people in India have used for more than 5, 000 years. Ayurveda emphasizes good health and prevention of illness through lifestyle practices (such as massage, meditation, yoga, and dietary changes) and the use of herbal remedies. Ayurvedic medicine is holistic, which means viewing the body and mind as a whole. Ayurveda not ..

  8. Stress Management - Ways to Avoid Stress

    Because stress is unavoidable in life, it is important to find ways to decrease and prevent stressful incidents and decrease your negative reactions to stress. Following are activities to help you do this.Managing timeTime management skills can allow you to spend more time with your family and friends and possibly increase your performance and productivity. This will help reduce your stress.To ...

  9. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

    You can best protect your treatment wishes by appointing a healthcare agent and preparing a living will. Each offers something the other does not. Have a look at the benefits of combining these approaches here.

  10. Questions & Answers: Advance Directives and End of Life Decisions

    WebMD looks at the federal law concerning advance directives such as living wills, as well as some special cases such as pregnancy.

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