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List of Alternative Therapies

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The Alliance for Natural Health USA

Survey Results: Supplements, Diet, and Exercise Top the List of “Alternative” Therapies!

January 18, 2011

Your Top Ten, in descending order of popularity, are:
1.Dietary supplements—vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, and herbs (including herbs from Traditional Chinese Medicine)
2.Diet and nutrition (emphasis on organic, hormone-free, pesticide-free foods; whole grains and vegetables; staying away from sugar and processed foods, and limiting “diary” and caffeine; more raw foods in the diet)
3.Exercise (cardio, resistance weight training, and mind–body exercise such as yoga, Tai Chi, and Qigong)
4.Chiropractic and specialized osteopathy
5.Acupuncture and acupressure
6.Homeopathy and Bach Flower Essence therapy
7.Massage, Chinese bodywork, Rolfing, craniosacral therapy, neuromuscular therapy, visceral manipulation, Bowen Treatment, and reflexology
8.Energy therapy (Reiki, healing touch, energy medicine, etc.)
9.Body detoxification (through chelation, or through sauna or special dietary methods)
10.Meditation; spirituality (including shamanic and Sufi healing practices)

Other treatment modalities you mentioned frequently include
  • Avoiding doctors and drugs; naturopathy; education about natural health
  • Avoiding toxins/chemicals; environmental medicine
  • Natural Hormone Replacement (NHR) therapy
  • Testing for food and other allergies; annual blood level testing
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Oxygen and ozone therapies
  • Social interaction (being with friends and loved ones, laughter, etc.)
  • Sun exposure and being outdoors
  • Aromatherapy; use of essential oils
  • Drinking plenty of good water
  • Ayurveda
  • Light therapy; music/sound therapy
  • Sleep
  • Biological dentistry
  • Cold or low-level laser therapy
  • Thermography for breast examination pre-screening