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  1. Spirituality and Quality of Life

    Spiritual and religious well-being may help improve quality of life. It is not known for sure how spirituality and religion are related to health. Some studies show that spiritual or religious beliefs and practices create a positive mental attitude that may help a patient feel better and improve the well-being of family caregivers. Spiritual and religious well-being may help improve health and ...

  2. Tips for Reducing Stress

    WebMD's tips for managing stress.

  3. 10 Ways to Boost Your Energy in 10 Minutes or Less

    Need a quick energy boost to get you through the day? Try these pick-me-ups when you’re feeling tired.

  4. Complementary Medicine - Energy Therapies

    There are two types of energy therapies, both of which involve the use of energy fields. Biofield therapies are used to affect energy fields in and around the human body. Bioelectromagnetic - based therapies use electromagnetic fields to affect the body, such as those from magnets or electrical current. AcupunctureHealing touchReikiMagnetic field therapyTranscutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

  5. Complementary Medicine - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I use complementary medicine? ...

  6. Complementary Medicine - Biologically Based Therapies

    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 ...

  7. Complementary Medicine - Manipulative and Body-Based Methods

    These therapies involve the movement or realignment of parts of the body. BodyworkChiropractic treatmentMassage therapyShould I use complementary medicine? ...

  8. 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 ..

  9. Complementary Medicine - Mind-Body Interventions

    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 ..

  10. Complementary Medicine - Alternative Medical Systems

    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? ...

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