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.
Ancestral healing involves overcoming your ancestors’ unresolved emotional issues, problems and/or trauma. It helps you understand where you come from and adjust patterns in your life that feel like they are holding you back.
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. It reduces stress and anxiety, improves self-esteem, and increases awareness. Art therapists encourage their patients to reveal their thoughts and emotions with the help of creativity.
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing. 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.
Chiropractic focuses on the spine and other joints of the body, and their connection to the nervous system. Chiropractors perform adjustments to the spine and other parts of the body to correct musculoskeletal disorders.
Counseling is a common form of talk therapy, which facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning of its patients, young and old. Counselors help clients identify behavioral and cognitive issues paired with actionable remedies.
Dance therapists help clients express themselves in a nonverbal manner. 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.
Drama therapists encourage clients to tell their stories and express their feelings so that they can achieve catharsis. “Psychodrama” is based on experiential methods, role theory, sociometry, and group dynamics. It clarifies problems and allows patients to work through them.
Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT (also known as Tapping), is a universal healing 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. Even for physical issues, chronic pain, or diagnosed conditions, research has shown that emotional stress can impede the body’s natural healing potential.
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the role of distressing memories. EMDR is 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.
Fairy-tale therapists encourage their clients to express themselves in storytelling, regarding fairy tales as powerful resources for healing. It can be applied to both children and adults. Fairy tales reveal the problems, which they cannot voice in any other way. It works on conscious and subconscious levels and allows clients to pass through psychological resistance.
Homeopaths use a system 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.
Hypnotherapists help patients understand and change a variety of problems, such as breaking bad habits or coping with stress. When hypnotized you access a heightened state of awareness and understanding that allows therapists to facilitate change. 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.
Coaching addresses very specific issues in the client’s life by examining the current state of things. It identifies the obstacles or challenges that prevent the client from achieving his or her goals. Coaching helps people choose the most effective course of action and implement necessary changes.
Mandala art therapists teach the clients to use geometric patterns, so that they can restore their mental balance. It is a powerful technique that helps to treat depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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.
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 the clients through the gaming process. The participants reach valuable insights and are encouraged 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.