Definitions of Terms
Bereavement Bereavement is defined as the objective situation one faces after having lost an important person via death.[ 1 ] Bereavement is conceptualized as the broadest of the three terms and a statement of the objective reality of a situation of loss via death. Mourning Mourning is defined as the public display of grief.[ 1 ] While grief focuses more on the internal or intrapsychic ...
How to Manage Stress
Stress is a natural part of life but it can get out of control. Read more about stress including tips for managing it.
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
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 ..
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? ...
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
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? ...
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 ...
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? ...
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 ..