Alternative Forms of Therapy

By: Anastasia Gaertnercircular chart of complementary and alternative medicine.

            Alternative forms of therapy can be a beneficial supplement or substitute for treating a variety of physical and psychological diseases and symptoms. Alternative therapy refers to any treatment that is used in place of traditional medical or therapeutic care, while complementary therapy refers to any form of treatment that is used in conjunction with traditional medicine.

 There are many different kinds of alternate therapies, and there are several different classifications for a variety of diverse treatments. We have listed several different types throughout the newsletter, these therapies use different techniques and different mediums to address emotional, cognitive, physical, and social needs to promote greater well-being. Incorporating the use of one or multiple different kinds of therapy or treatment can have a significant impact on one’s overall health and well-being.