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  • 1. CHAPTER 5: COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH PRACTICESMolly Sneesby
  • 2. COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH PRACTICES “Health is not merely the absence of disease but a state of well-being in which the body, mind, and spirit are balanced” (page 67). Sickness and how we treat it affect our entire bodies, not just one specific part. Human energy flow can be affected by disease or treatment. Every one can heal themselves. Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal. We may choose complementary health practices because they encourage self-care and prevention rather than just treatment. They may be safer, more effective or less expensive. Can be very helpful when combined with conventional practices.
  • 3. HERBAL MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE Herbal medicine has  Acupuncture and spinal been used for centuries adjustment are useful in many cultures. for post-operative It is expensive, has nausea, morning inconsistent quality and sickness and recurrent is not standardized. headaches. FDA put guidelines in  Every day habits, place but they are trauma, strain and voluntary. tension can cause misalignment. Common medicines: St. John’s Wort, Gingko and garlic.
  • 4. MEDITATIONMeditation is the intentional paying of attention from moment to moment. Yoga and T’ai Chi are popular forms of meditation. Yoga involves poses and breathing exercises. T’ai Chi involves moving meditation that balances a person’s flow of energy.
  • 5. SPIRITUAL HEALING  Taking care of our spiritual well-being differs from person to person.  People may go to churches, synagogues, s hrines.  People may attribute “Spirit” may refer tononmaterial beings, a healing to a non-physical person’s entity, a group, or an soul, emotions, or a individual. person’s inner core.
  • 6. ENERGY HEALING AND HOMEOPATHYEnergy healing refers to Homeopathy is medicine therapeutic touch. that uses A practitioner channels plants, minerals, or energy to help the animals in order to healing process in stimulate healing. another person.  A homeopath will ask The practitioner moves about your their hands over the eating, sleeping habits patient’s body at a and physical and distance in an effort to emotional state. affect energy fields.  After a homeopathic Reiki and polarity therapy remedy is used are largely used. symptoms usually become worse before they improve.
  • 7. CHOOSING A THERAPY OR PROVIDER  A person can ask for a referral from their health care provider, friends or family.  Practitioners should be willing to listen and teach you skills to improve your health.  If treatment does not help after a few months, try something else.
  • 8. DISCUSSION QUESTION: Which complementary health practice would you be most willing to try? Why?

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