A-Z of Therapies

Check out the following therapies from the conventional or traditional approach, and in contrast, the natural or complementary approach.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture as a profession is over 5,000 years old, but recently it has become the most widely used alternative therapy by western health care practitioners, and may be more appropriately...

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a very simple and practical method of improving ease and freedom of movement, balance and co-ordination. It's a method that helps a person to explore the...

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils as a 'holistic' treatment, balancing the physical, mental and emotional dimensions of every individual person treated. Essential Oils are extracted from different parts...

Art Therapy

Art Therapy

At times people find themselves overwhelmed by their emotions and have difficulty dealing with their situation. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that offers an opportunity for emotional expression...

Biofeedback

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is an outstanding way to change behaviour that directly creates physical symptoms such as pain and tension. Biofeedback - as a 'mind over matter' form of therapy - is...

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a simple but effective body balancing system. Through gentle moves on soft tissue at a series of key points on the body, it stimulates energy flow that...

Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a philosophy, science and art; a system of adjusting the vertebrae of the spinal column by hand for the correction of the cause of disease. The examination of...

Clinical Ecology/Environmental Medicine

Clinical Ecology/Environmental Medicine

The specialty in medicine in which doctors assist patients in uncovering the cause and effect relationship between their environment and their ill-health, and help them learn to avoid those inciting...

Counselling/Psychotherapy

Counselling/Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy looks at the whole human being and the many complex factors that have contributed to making every person unique. It is a learning process of discovery. This process helps...

Electrotherapy (TENS & NMS)

Electrotherapy (TENS & NMS)

Electrotherapy (TENS & NMS) is the use of electrical stimulation of the peripheral nervous system to override pain messages or evoke muscle contractions. This modern, non invasive, cost effective, drug-free...

Exercise

Exercise

Exercise is a critical component in both overcoming and preventing back problems, and today we know that when back pain strikes, activity beats rest as a treatment. Many people suffering...

Feldenkrais

Feldenkrais

The Feldenkrais Method teaches, through gentle, non-invasive movement, how we can improve our capabilities to function in our daily lives. This is achieved by the adaptability of our nervous system...

Heat & Cold

Heat & Cold

Many people have found that hot and cold treatments help relieve their back pain. Heat and cold can be applied several times throughout the day but for periods no greater...

Herbal/Botanical Medicine

Herbal/Botanical Medicine

Herbal/Botanical Medicine is the use of herbs for disease prevention, as adjunctive therapies and a primary intervention treatment for specific conditions. Herb plants produce and contain a variety of chemical...

Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy

Homoeopathy is an alternative system of medicine that was founded in the early 19th century by a German physician. It's a system of medical therapy that concentrates on care of...

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of water, either internally or externally, for healing and rehabilitation treatments. There are many ways to use water for healing, including steam baths, hot and...

Injection Therapy

Injection Therapy

Direct injection of medication into the back may be recommended by a physician for those patients whose conservative treatments have not worked. Injection therapy includes local anaesthetics, saline, steroids, dextrose...

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine is a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare. It is based on a partnership between patient and health provider, where the best of conventional, complementary and alternative medicine practices can...

Items 1 to 18 of 48 total

Page