Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is increasingly blended with conventional medicine or used in place of standard medical care. For example, cancer treatment centers with integrated healthcare programs may offer meditation and acupuncture as part of their treatment plan. CAM practices are often grouped together in broad categories such as natural products, mind and body medicine, manipulative and body-based practices, and whole medical systems.
As a Yoga Therapist, I recognize the bodies innate ability to heal. By offering the most commonly used CAM therapies including deep breathing, yoga, meditation, progressive relaxation and guided imagery, you are given the tools to maintain and improve heath without any fear of side effects.
Additionally, I offer Healing Touch energy therapy. Healing Touch is considered to be a part of CAM’s mind and body medicine. Similar to acupuncture, both use ancient practices involving manipulation of the energy field (Qi or Prana). However, Healing Touch is non-invasive in the sense that the skin is not broken. Please visit Healing Touch and the Energy Body to learn more about Healing Touch.
Finally, whole medical systems, which are complete systems of theory and practice, such as Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, can be considered CAM.