There are many different types of alternative medicine that people have found to be effective in treating stress, anxiety and depression. They can easily be broken down into 4 basic groups.
Alternative Medical Practices
Many people find these medical practices helpful and many choose to use them instead of conventional methods. However, it is not uncommon for people to use these methods and practices with conventional medicine. Below are some of the most commonly used alternative medical practice:
- Chinese Medicine
- Herbal Medicine
- Holistic Medicine
- Homeopathic Medicine
- Naturopathic Medicine
Mind Body Techniques
These techniques use both the mind and body together. Some people may use only one method, while others will use more than one. It really is a matter of what works best for you. These methods are highly effective because they rely on the mind body connection and help develop good habits that promote good health.
- Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques
- Relaxation Therapy
- Prayer/Meditation Therapy
- Guided Imagery and Visualization
- Music Therapy
- Laughter Therapy
- Dance Therapy
- Art Therapy
These therapies focus on specific areas of the body. They have a profound effect on helping the body to relax and promote healing.
- Massage Therapy
These therapies focus solely on using natural remedies to promote a healthy body and mind. They are commonly used in conjunction with all other methods.