Term for medical products and practices that are not part of standard care.
COMPLIMENTARYALTERNATIVE Used along-side conventional medicine More common in today’s society Used instead of conventional medicine Strictly alternative is more rare
…Absolutely EVERYTHING Mind Relaxation Stress reduction Clarity Body Wellness Strength Immunity Soul/Spirit Connection to others Higher Self Connection to the Divine
Natural Products Nutrition + vitamins/minerals Herbal supplements Essential oils Food as medicine Homeopathic remedies Mind-Body Meditation Deep breathing Chiropractic Yoga Massage Prayer Reiki/other body work
Ayervedic Medicine Originates in India Complex food and mineral combinations, and particular lifestyle Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal supplements Body is a miniature version of the Universe
Lower heart rate and blood pressure Less stress and anxiety Deeper relaxation Feelings of overall well-being Mental clarity Gain Compassion
Loving Kindness Mindfulness Transcendental Kundalini Movement Tai chi Qui gong Walking
Grounding and Centering Staying in the present Pay attention to breath– breathe deeply Can be done on the floor or in a chair Quick exercise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC9UyUXoLG4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC9UyUXoLG4