Naturopathic Medicine as a Complementary Therapy

Naturopathic Medicine, also called Naturopathy, is a system of healing that focuses on supporting and stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself; it takes a holistic approach, which means that it focuses on the whole person rather than on a person’s illness. Naturopathic Medicine, which combines modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural therapies, is […]

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Essiac/Flor Essence as a Complementary Therapy

Essiac and Flor Essence are herbal tea mixtures sold worldwide as herbal dietary supplements or health tonics, and which are often used as complementary treatments for AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, and Gastrointestinal Diseases. Essiac consists of 4 herbs: Burdock Root; Indian Rhubarb Root; Sheep Sorrel; and Slippery Elm (the inner bark). Flor Essence reportedly contains the same […]

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Tai Chi as a Complementary Therapy for Cancer

Tai Chi (pronounced Tie Chee) is an ancient Chinese martial art that combines slow, focused body movements, meditation and deep breathing. The relaxed and deliberate movements of Tai Chi help develop balance, coordination and flexibility. Tai Chi is often referred to as “Meditation in Motion.” Its name is derived from the philosophical term, “Tai Chi,” […]

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Which Alternative or Complementary Cancer Treatments are Worth Trying?

Terms applied to therapies not commonly included in mainstream medicine have repeatedly changed over time, evolving from a very negative “quackery” through “unorthodox,” “unconventional,” “questionable,” “unproven,” and “alternative.” Current, but still evolving, terminology favours “complementary” and “alternative” medicine, or the acronym of both: CAM. To understand how a complementary therapy may be used, it helps […]

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