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MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information
HOLISTIC, ALTERNATIVE
& COMPLIMENTARY MEDICINE OVERVIEW



For "Informational Use Only".
For more detailed information, contact your health care provider
about options that may be available for your specific situation.





  • Alternative Holistic-Complimentary Medicine Description
  • Guide to Well-Being
  • Key Healing Therapies - Introduction
  • Key Healing Therapies - Types
  • Treating Ailments
  • Finding A Practitioner
  • Vaccination Information
  • Holistic Health Links





  • alternative, complementary & holistic health medicine


    ALTERNATIVE HOLISTIC-COMPLIMENTARY MEDICINE DESCRIPTION

    A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO DISEASE TREATMENT

    Complimentary and conventional medicine adopt very different approaches toward the definition and treatment of disease. Conventional medicine is diagnosis-led: Conventional health care providers use symptoms and medical tests to assess the problem, and prescribe treatment accordingly. Complimentary (holistic - alternative) practitioners aim to deal with the patient as a whole (holistic) person: for them, illness signifies a disruption of physical and mental well-being. Treatment attempts to stimulate the body's natural self-healing and self-regulating abilities.

    These webpages look at the "holistic" approach to health - the central tenet of which is that mind and body are inextricably linked. It also assesses scientific investigations into the effect of the mind on the body. As complimentary medicine grows in popularity, issues of efficacy and safety become increasingly important. Given the valuable contributions of both traditions as a whole promises to be an integration of the best aspects of conventional medicine and complimentary therapies.

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: An Explanation of Holistic Medicine
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Rise in Complimentary Medicine Popularity
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The State of Research
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Mind / Body Medicine
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Future of Medicine





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    A GUIDE TO WELL-BEING

    Well-being occurs when the mind and body work in harmony: energy and enthusiasm are abundant, the body functions efficiently, the mind is alert, and there is a feeling of being emotionally supported by family and friends, of being able to deal with most of life's challenges. But good health can never be taken for granted: stress, age, responsibilities, poor diet, and a sedentary way of life will almost inevitably have an adverse effect.

    Definite symptoms - pain, indigestion, fever - may prompt us to seek medical advice, but often there is simply a nagging sense of feeling not quite right. Complimentary practitioners emphasize that optimum health is dependent on the interaction of a number of factors, including lifestyle, environment, relationships, and ability to cope. They believe that by learning to understand and recognize what makes us susceptible or resilient, we can make lifestyle adjustments that will restore and enhance well-being.

    The well-being questionnaire in this section is designed to help you evaluate the different aspects of your life, from diet to relationships, and pinpoint areas for improvement. It is followed by advice on nutrition, exercise, sleep, emotions, and stress, to help you protect and reinforce your own well-being.

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: What is Illness?
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Balanced Body
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Well-Being Questionnaire
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: A Balanced Diet
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Healthy Eating
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Dealing With Stress
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Value of Sleep
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Benefits of Exercise
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Choosing an Exercise Activity
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Coping With Difficult Emotions
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Power of Positive Emotions





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    KEY HEALING THERAPIES - INTRODUCTION

    There are many complimentary approaches to health, often with confusing overlap of influences and theories, and an immense variety of methods for diagnosis and treatment. With the increasing popularity of complimentary medicine, the number of therapies available has grown enormously. But how do they work? What does treatment involve? How safe are they, and which therapy is best for you?

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: What Is Illness?

    The detailed and practical information in this section will enable you to understand therapies ranging from ancient Eastern practices, such as acupuncture, to treatments that focus on the mind, like counseling. It will help you make a more informed decision about which therapy could be the best option to improve your health and well-being.

    Over 90 of the most widely used therapies will be featured. Quick-reference information boxes summarize their main uses and rate them according to factors such as evidence of efficacy and the opinion of the medical establishment. Practitioners demonstrate exactly what happens in consultation and treatment sessions, there is information on self-help techniques, and the principles behind the therapies are explained. The latest research into therapies is evaluated, guidance is given on how to choose a practitioner, and a question and answer flowchart helps to determine the most suitable type of therapy for you as an individual.

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: How To Choose A Therapy
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: How To Use Therapy Ratings On Therapy Pages
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Well-Being Questionnaire - Page 1
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Well-Being Questionnaire - Page 2
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Well-Being Questionnaire - Page 3
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: An Explanation of Holistic Medicine





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    KEY HEALING THERAPIES - TYPES



    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Touch & Movement Therapy Index
      Therapies In Touch & Movement Section:

      Acupressure
      Acupuncture
      The Alexander Technique
      Aromatherapy
      Aston-Patterning
      Auricular Acupuncture
      The Bates Method
      Biodynamic Massage
      Bioenergetics
      Chiropractic
      Cranial-Sacral Therapy
      Dance Movement Therapy
      Do-in
      The Feldenkrais Method
      Hands-On Healing
      Hellerwork
      Massage
      Medical Aromatherapy
      The Metamorphic Technique
      Network Chiropractic
      Osteopathy
      Polarity Therapy
      Qigong
      Reflexology
      Reiki
      Rolfing
      Shiatsu
      T'ai Chi Ch'uan
      Thai Massage
      Therapeutic Touch
      Tragerwork
      Yoga
      Other Touch & Movement Therapies




    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Medicinal Therapy Index
      Therapies In Medicinal Section:

      Anthroposophical Medicine
      Ayurveda
      Bach Flower Remedies
      Biochemic Tissue Salts
      Chinese Herbalism
      Clinical Ecology
      Crystal Therapy
      Homeopathy
      Hydrotherapy
      Magnetic Therapy
      Naturopathy
      Nutritional Therapies
      Orthomolecular Therapy
      Western Herbalism
      Other Medicinal Therapies




    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Diagnostic Technique Index
      Therapies In Diagnostic Techniques Section:

      Applied Kinesiology
      Dowsing
      Energy Medicine
      Hair Analysis
      Hara Diagnosis
      Iridology
      Kirlian Photography
      Nutritional Testing
      Pulse Diagnosis
      Tongue Diagnosis
      Touch For Health
      Nutritional Therapies





    TREATING HEALTH AILMENTS



    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Treating Health Ailments
      Therapies In Treating Ailments Section:

      Guide & Therapy Ratings
      Allergies
      The Brain & Nervous System
      Children's Health
      Digestion
      Ears
      Eyes
      First Aid
      Heart & Circulation
      The Immune System
      Men's Health
      Mind & Emotions
      Mouth & Throat
      Muscles, Bones, Joints
      Pain
      The Respiratory System
      Skin
      The Urinary System
      Women's Health

    HELPFUL RELATED INFORMATION

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Use of Color In Your Life
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Value of Sleep
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The State of Research
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Future of Medicine
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Folk Remedies
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Reiki Therapy
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Positive Emotions
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Difficult Emotions
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Dealing With Stress
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Rise In Complimentary Medicine Popularity
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Permission To Die
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: My Children
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Massage Therapy
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Light Diet
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Healthy Eating
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Balanced Diet
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Homeopathic Therapy
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Homeopathics & Posterior Birth
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Homeopathics - Turning Babies
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Homeopathic Potencies
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: An Explanation of Holistic Medicine
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Benefit of Exercise
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Electromagnetic Therapy
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Chiropractic Therapy
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: The Balanced Body
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Angel Spirit Guides





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    FINDING A PRACTITIONER



    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Finding A Practitioner
      Information about finding a practitioner
      Community Resources

    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Organizations - Page 1
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Organizations - Page 2
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information: Organizations - Page 3





    VACCINATIONS & IMMUNIZATIONS



    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Vaccination Information
      Before You Inoculate...Investigate!
      Pros & Cons of Vaccinations
      Do Not Believe The Propaganda!





    ALTERNATIVE HOLISTIC HEALTH LINKS

    MoonDragon's Alternative, Complimentary & Holistic Health Links - Page 1
    MoonDragon's Alternative, Complimentary & Holistic Health Links - Page 2
    MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index






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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Aromatherapy
    Healing Baths For Colds
    Aromatherapy
    Herbal Cleansers
    Using Essential Oils


    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil
    Argan Oil
    Arnica Oil
    Avocado Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
    Borage Seed Oil
    Calendula Oil
    Camelina Oil
    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Flaxseed Oil
    Grapeseed Oil
    Hazelnut Oil
    Hemp Seed Oil
    Jojoba Oil
    Kukui Nut Oil
    Macadamia Nut Oil
    Meadowfoam Seed Oil
    Mullein Oil
    Neem Oil
    Olive Oil
    Palm Oil
    Plantain Oil
    Plum Kernel Oil
    Poke Root Oil
    Pomegranate Seed Oil
    Pumpkin Seed Oil
    Rosehip Seed Oil
    Safflower Oil
    Sea Buckthorn Oil
    Sesame Seed Oil
    Shea Nut Oil
    Soybean Oil
    St. Johns Wort Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
    Vitamin E Oil
    Wheat Germ Oil





    HELPFUL RELATED MOONDRAGON NUTRITION BASICS LINKS

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Amino Acids Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Antioxidants Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Enzymes Information
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Herbs Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Homeopathics Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Hydrosols Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Minerals Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Mineral Introduction
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary & Cosmetic Supplements Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary Supplements Introduction
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Specialty Supplements
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Introduction


  • NUTRITION BASICS ARTICLES

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: 4 Basic Nutrients
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Foods That Contain Additives & Artificial Ingredients
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Is Aspartame A Safe Sugar Substitute?
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Guidelines For Selecting & Preparing Foods
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Destroy
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Heal
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: The Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Overcooking Your Foods
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Phytochemicals
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Increase Your Consumption of Raw Produce
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Limit Your Use of Salt
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Use Proper Cooking Utensils
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Choosing The Best Water & Types of Water





  • RELATED MOONDRAGON HEALTH LINKS & INFORMATION

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Recipe Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Preparing Produce for Juicing
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Safety Links
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Articles
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Back Pain
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Labor & Birth
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Blending Chart
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Essential Oil Details
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Links
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Miscarriage
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Post Partum
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Childbearing
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Problems in Pregnancy & Birthing
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #1
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #2
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Tips
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Uses
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information Overview
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Touch & Movement Therapies Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement: Aromatherapy
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Therapy: Touch & Movement - Massage Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Therapeutic Massage
  • MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 1
  • MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 2
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Massage Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hydrotherapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pain Control Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Relaxation Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Steam Inhalation Therapy
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