Other Com­ple­men­tary Treat­ments

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◆ Tra­di­tional Chi­nese Medicine (TCM) orig­i­nates from an­cient China and com­bines herbal medicine with acupunc­ture (both dis­cussed in more de­tail above) as well as ex­er­cise pro­grammes such as tai chi and qi gong which are mind and body prac­tices, in­volv­ing move­ment and med­i­ta­tion. Other prac­tices in­volve mox­i­bus­tion which in­volves burn­ing herbs over acupunc­ture nee­dles to heat the nee­dles and tui na, Chi­nese ther­a­peu­tic mas­sage. Prac­ti­tion­ers can sign up to the Reg­is­ter of Chi­nese Herbal Medicine.

◆ Ayurveda is an an­cient form of medicine based on Hindu teach­ings which in­volves herbal medicines with yoga, diet and med­i­ta­tion. Prac­ti­tion­ers can reg­is­ter with the Ayurvedic Prac­ti­tion­ers As­so­ci­a­tion.

◆ There are many other forms of com­ple­men­tary ther­apy: from those in­volv­ing touch such as reiki and mas­sage to those in­volv­ing the mind such as med­i­ta­tion and hyp­no­sis to those in­volv­ing art dance or mu­sic.

Yoga and med­i­ta­tion

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