Other Complementary Treatments
◆ 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