Acupressure is a technique derived from and similar to acupuncture. Indeed, it is sometimes referred to as “needleless acupuncture.” Like acupuncture, acupressure involves the stimulation of certain “pressure points” on the body. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years and is now gaining recognition around the world.
Acupuncture is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. It is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. One of the most popular uses of acupuncture is to reduce chronic pain without the need for medications that can cause unwanted side effects.
Most indigenous cultures believe that their ancestors are a vital force in their lives. Ancestral healing involves overcoming your ancestors’ unresolved emotional issues, problems and/or trauma. It can help you understand where you come from and adjust patterns in your life that are holding you back. Basically it allows you to make spiritual peace with your predecessors.
Aromatherapists aim to enhance psychological and physical well-being with the help of natural oils extracted from flowers, leaves, roots, and other parts of a plant. Inhaling essential oils is a pleasant procedure that treats insomnia, respiratory congestion, sinus infection, and improves emotional health. Aromatherapy also alleviates such states as grief, anxiety, hyperactivity, and depression.
People are able to resolve their inner conflicts more easily when they express themselves artistically. Art therapists aim to reduce stress and anxiety, improve self-esteem and increase awareness. They encourage you to reveal your thoughts and emotions with the help of creativity. Creating art can at once provide you with a sense of accomplishment and reveal your unconscious thoughts.
Ayurveda is one of the most ancient and well documented system of medicine equally relevant in modern times. It consists of a number of disciplines, including aromatherapy, diet, herbal medicine, acupuncture, yoga, massage, meditation and balancing of energies. More than 90% of India’s population use some form of Ayurvedic therapy.
Biofeedback is an interactive treatment technique that trains clients to become more aware of their physiological responses. It is supported by the latest technology, which receives signals from patients’ bodies. Therapists use biofeedback and body language to reduce tension and anxiety and can help you gain control over your emotions.
The concept of chakras, the body’s distinct energy centers, has existed for thousands of years and across cultures. Chakra-focused treatment aims to restore a harmonious flow of energy across your seven interviewing energy centers. The effects of well-balanced chakras include relaxation, centeredness and increased vitality.
Chiropractic’s origins lie in the folk medicine of bonesetting. It focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system. Chiropractors believe that the spine and your health are related in a fundamental way. As such, they perform spinal and and other corporeal adjustments to correct musculoskeletal disorders.
Counselors practice a common form of talk therapy, which facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning. Counselors help you identify behavioral and cognitive issues paired with actionable remedies in a relatively short amount of time. Their goal is to empower you in regard to self-control and self-help and this is achieved using discussion and intervention techniques.
Practitioners of dance movement therapy help clients express themselves in a nonverbal manner and achieve the integration of bodily, emotional and cognitive processes. Improvisation follows a shared point of contact and involves falling, counterbalance, rolling, centering and breathing techniques. Contact improvisation increases the responsiveness to partners and surroundings.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (also known as Tapping), is a psycho-corporal tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. EFT operates on the understanding that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the role of distressing memories. EMDR can be effective and life-changing as it helps reprocess unresolved thoughts, feelings and body sensations attached to events and past experiences that impact life and relationships today.
Homeopaths use a system of a system of alternative medicine of natural remedies that can address physical, emotional and energetic disorders. Remedies can be prescribed in order to support your constitution or even to undo previous traumas. “Classical homeopaths” focus on a single remedy and “clinical homeopaths” use combinations of remedies.
Hypnotherapists help you understand and change a variety of problems, such as breaking bad habits or coping with stress. They use the power of positive suggestion to bring about changes in your subconscious that positively influences your thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Kinesiologists support your physical, emotional and social well-being by identifying imbalances and energy blockages in the body. Through muscle feedback, the kinesiologist is able to communicate with the subconscious to identify what the body needs to activate its self-healing mechanism.
Life coaches use a form of talk therapy that addresses very specific issues in your life after examining the current state of things. They identify the obstacles or challenges that prevent you from achieving certain goals. Coaches help you choose the most effective course of action and implement necessary changes by guiding you through important decisions.
Meditation is a mindfulness-based practice that develops concentration and emotional stability. It is an effective tool to cultivate a more positive way of perceiving reality. Meditation has a transformative effect and results in a holistic understanding of life.
NLP is a method of influencing human behavior through various types of communication, effectively recording the brain. NLP’s creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes, language and behavioural patterns learned through experience, and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.
Pranic healiers use a simple yet powerful system of no-touch energy healing. They use the “prana” or life force readily available from the sun, air and ground to heal physical and emotional imbalances. It is by removing the diseased energies from the affected energy centers/diseased organs and then energizing them with sufficient life force/prana that healing is accomplished.
Psychoanalysts aim to release repressed emotions and experiences. Their main purpose is to bring the unconscious material onto the conscious level but the “transference” of past relationships onto the analyst is also a key element.
Psychological transformation games are a powerful interactive tool which provide a profound understanding of the way clients “play” their life. Such games expose clients to their common reactions and reveal their typical patterns of behavior. An experienced facilitator guides you through the gaming process which provides valuable insights and encourages you to take important steps in life.
Psychotherapy aims to improve one’s mental health. Psychotherapeutic treatment consists of talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider. It can resolve troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions and improve relationships and social skills.
RTT practitioners use a very specialized form of hypnotherapy that gets to the root of unwanted behavior, addictions, fears, phobias and such. Facilitating regression to key memories from the past allows patients to move forward and stop feeling stuck.
Reiki is a Japanese holistic healing practice that helps to reduce stress, alleviate pain, deal with insomnia, and relax. “Rei” means “the higher power” and “Kia” is the “life force energy”. Therefore, Reiki is “spiritually guided life force energy”. It is performed by laying hands on the body and filling it with life force energy. Reiki not only treats the body, but also emotions, mind, and spirit.
Healers who use sensory deprivation provide clients with the opportunity to unplug from certain sensations in a safe, therapeutic space. Patients may also try “blind” practices. For instance, they might spend a whole day exploring the world with their other senses.
Sound therapists use music to improve the physical, psychological and spiritual health of their patients. Listening to instruments like gongs, Tibetan singing bowls and tuning forks reduces stress and assists meditation.
Traditional Tibetan medicine, also known as Sowa-Rigpa, is one of the world’s oldest known healing traditions. It is based on Buddhist philosophy and identifies three poisons (ignorance, attachment and aversion) as the ingredients of most illnesses. Tibetan healing utilizes many forms of therapy and natural medicines made from herbs and minerals.
Yoga therapy, derived from Patanjali and the Ayurvedic system of health care refers to the application of Yoga techniques and practices to help you face health challenges, reduce symptoms, alleviate stress, restore balance, and increase vitality.