Integrative & Holistic

Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health: What’s In a Name?

We’ve all seen the words “complementary,” “alternative,” and “integrative,” but what do they really mean? Many Americans use health care approaches that are not typically part of conventional medical care or that may have origins outside of usual Western practice.
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Yoga, Massage, and Aromatherapy

Three of the most popular forms of complimentary healing are Yoga, Massage, and Aromatherapy. See how they can each enhance our health and well-being.
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Acupuncture, Hypnosis, and Practicing Gratitude

Three complementary and integrative health techniques that complement each other. Implementing each of these can enhance body, mind, and spirit for positive, overall health.
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Relaxation Techniques and Meditation

Relaxation techniques include a number of practices such as progressive relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, self-hypnosis, and deep breathing exercises. The goal is similar in all: to produce the body's natural relaxation response, characterized by slower breathing, lower blood pressure, and a feeling of increased well-being.
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Terms Related to Complementary and Integrative Health

Here is a list that provides a brief introduction to some common complementary and integrative health terminology.
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