More people are searching for the natural method of treating our bodies, minds, and spirits as a whole being. The way nature intended for us to heal. No longer are we sacrificing one aspect of ourselves to treat another. And the list of alternative medical professions is endless. Unfortunately, we may be depriving ourselves of the benefit of an aspect of holistic medicine, simply because we don’t know it exists. So, to assist our Users, we’ve compiled a list of Holistic professions and a brief summary description.
Acupressure aka Shiatsu – Acupressure is a form of touch therapy that utilizes the principles of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In acupressure, the same points on the body are used as in acupuncture, but are stimulated with finger pressure instead of needles. Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain.
Acupuncture – A procedure in which specific body areas associated with peripheral nerves are pierced with fine needles to produce anesthesia, relieve pain, and promote therapy.
Akashic Records – In theosophy and anthroposophy, the Akashic records are a compendium of all human events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent ever to have occurred, believed to be encoded in a plane of existence known as the etheric plane.
Angel Readings – Four cards show the present challenge, the Angelic Message, the Spiritual Opportunity and the how the angels suggest this all this information can be applied in your daily life. A six-card spread can be used to show all the influences surrounding a significant issue in your life.
Animal Communicator – Animal communication is the transfer of information from one or a group of animals (sender or senders) to one or more other animals (receiver or receivers) that affects the current or future behavior of the receivers
Aromatherapy – massage of the body and especially of the face with a preparation of fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits using the aroma to enhance a feeling of well-being.
Art Therapy – a form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modeling, used as a remedial activity or an aid to diagnosis
Astrological Counseling – Astrological counselling is counselling that uses the knowledge base of astrology to help people to develop, understand themselves and deal with problems in their lives.
Ayurveda – The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether.
Biofeedback – Biofeedback is a technique you can use to learn to control your body’s functions, such as your heart rate. With biofeedback, you’re connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information (feedback) about your body
BioMeridian Testing – BioMeridian Testing is a method that assess the energy channels of the body. The BioMeridian Test is a comprehensive evaluation of your energetic health and balance. It identifies where your body needs help and support by identifying weakness in any of the tissues of the body.
BioSet – Bioenergetic Sensitivity and Enzyme Therapy is a painless technique for desensitizing and eliminating allergies. It uses a device that measures the electromagnetic energy flowing through the client’s meridians that can indicate whether or not they are blocked. BioSET focuses on specific organ detoxification, bioenergetic testing, enzyme therapy, and allergy elimination techniques. BioSET treats the digestive system and food allergies, and includes protocols for assessing enzyme and glandular function.
Breathwork – conscious, controlled breathing for relaxation, meditation, or therapeutic purposes also incorporated in yoga’s deeply relaxing breath work which allows the body’s healing abilities to take over.
Brennan Healing Science – Brennan Healing Science is a method of energy healing combines hands-on energy healing with psychological work.
Channeling – The act or practice of serving as a medium through which a spirit guide communicates with living persons.
Chinese Medicine – The current name for an ancient system of health care from China. Traditional Chinese medicine is based on a concept of balanced qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, that is believed to flow throughout the body.
Chiropractors – a system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.
Color Therapy – a system using colors and their energy frequencies to correct psychological or physical imbalances; also called chromopathy, chromotherapy, color healing.
Craniosacral Therapy – therapy to relieve pain and tension by gentle manipulations of the skull regarded as harmonizing with a natural rhythm in the central nervous system.
Crystal Therapy – Various crystals and minerals are placed on or around a fully clothed person to induce deep relaxation, release stress and pain, and promote energy balance. The treatment takes around an hour and crystals may be used singly or in patterns and are placed on sites of pain, on acupuncture points or meridians, or on subtle energy vortexes called chakras.
Detoxification Foot Bath – A foot bath that removes toxins from your body right through your feet. It draws toxins into a tub of water that changes color based on the organs being detoxed.
Diet-based therapies – A therapeutic diet that controls the intake of certain foods or nutrients. It is part of the treatment of a medical condition and are normally prescribed by a physician and planned by a dietitian. A therapeutic diet is usually a modification of a regular diet.
Distance Healing – Distance healing is a form therapeutic touch in which practitioners alter the energy fields of their patients without touching and try to alter their energy fields.
Ear Coning aka Ear Candling – Ear candling, also called ear coning is a practice to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal.
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that alleviates the distress associated with traumatic memories
Energy Healing – healers can channel healing energy into a patient and effect positive results.
Guided Imagery – The concept that positive mental imagery can promote relaxation and reduce stress, improve mood, control high blood pressure, alleviate pain, boost the immune system, and lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels and control functions normally controlled by the autonomic nervous system, such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and body temperature.
Healing Touch – Healing Touch is a therapy that helps to restore and balance energy that has been depleted due to stress, illness, injury, grief, medical conditions, surgery or medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.
Herbalist – Herbalists, also sometimes called herbal practitioners and licensed herbalists, are specially trained in the field of herbal medicine. An herbalist uses plants and other natural substances to improve health, promote healing, and prevent and treat illness.
Homeopathy – a system of medical practice that treats a disease by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in larger amounts produce in healthy persons symptoms similar to those of the disease.
Hypnotherapy – Hypnotherapy is a healing method used to create subconscious change in a patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings with hypnosis.
Integrative Medicine – is healing-oriented medicine that emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
Iridology – is a technique using the characteristics of the iris of the eye can be examined to determine information about a patient’s systemic health.
Jinn Shin Jyutsu -A Japanese form of acupressure of gentle touching and cradling of the body rather than massage; the practitioner identifies zones of compromised flow of energy chi (life force) by pulse diagnosis and then harmonies the body, mind and spirit.
Kinesiology – the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement
Laser Therapy – Lasers are used in laser-induced interstitial thermotherapy, a type of cancer treatment. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is also called cold laser therapy, uses laser light set to wavelengths between 600 and 980 nano meters.
Life Coaching – Life Coaching is a profession that is consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling.
Light Therapy – Light therapy is a way to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and other conditions by exposure to artificial light. SAD is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time each year, usually in the fall or winter. During light therapy, you sit or work near a device called a light therapy box. Lymphatic Therapy – Lymphatic massage is the treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer.
Magnetic Therapy – Magnetic Therapy uses magnetic fields to treat medical conditions. Permanent magnets are placed close to the body in order to cause bones to heal faster and relieve pain.
Massage Therapy – Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being.
Matrix Energetics – Matrix Energetics is a complete system of healing, self-care and transformation.
Meditation – Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention to produce a relaxed state of being so as to reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.
MicroCurrent Therapy – At the cellular level, microcurrent therapy stimulates the increase the energy that fuels all biochemical functions in the body, such as protein synthesis for tissue repair, encouraging the enhancement in blood flow and decrease in inflammation which reduces pain and muscle spasms and increases range of motion.
Myofascial Release – Myofascial release is a manipulative treatment that attempts to release tension in the fascia due to trauma, posture, or inflammation. Connective tissues called fascia surround the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs of the body.
NAET – Nambudripad’s Allergy. Elimination Technique (NAET) Stephen Barrett, M.D. NAET is a system of diagnosis and treatment based on the concept that allergies are caused by “energy blockage” that can be diagnosed with muscle-testing and permanently cured with acupressure and/or acupuncture treatments.
Naprapathy – a system of treatment by manipulation of connective tissue and adjoining structures and by dietary measures that is held to facilitate the recuperative and regenerative processes of the body.
Naturopathy – an alternative medicine based on the theory that diseases can be treated or prevented by such techniques as dietary regulation, exercise, and massage.
Neurofeedback – Neurofeedback is biofeedback that measures brain waves and to produce a signal used to teach self-regulation of brain function.
Osteopathy – a branch of medical practice that involves the manipulation and massage of the bones, joints, and muscles.
Past Life Regression – Past life regression is a technique that uses hypnosis to recover memories of past lives or incarnations.
Pilates – a system intended to restore a balanced distribution of the body’s energy, and incorporating manipulation, exercise, and dietary restrictions.
Polarity Therapy – a treatment used in alternative medicine, that restores the balance of the body’s energy through manipulation, exercise, and dietary restrictions.
Pranic Healing – Pranic Healing is a simple yet powerful and effective system of energy healing, based on the principle that the body is self-repairing and has the ability to heal itself, and that the healing process is accelerated by the sun, air and earth.
Psychic – Psychics are gifted with talents that allow them to see the future or communicate with the spiritual plane. Some have the ability to sense the emotions of those around them. Intuitive psychics, also known as empaths or psychic intuitives.
Qi Gong – Qigong (also spelled Ch’i Kung) a system of healing and energy medicine from China. It is the art and science of using breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cleanse, strengthen, and circulate the life energy
Raindrop Therapy – Raindrop Therapy combines aromatherapy with the techniques of reflexology, massage, etc., in the application of essential oils, to bring structural and electrical alignment.
Rapid Eye Technology – Rapid Eye Technology (RET) is a revolutionary breakthrough in the treatment of emotional stress
Reams Testing – The Reams Test provides information designed to mathematically analyze body chemistry to detect the severity of most physical ailments.
Rebirthing – form of psychotherapy based upon reliving the experience of being born to confront and overcome traumas and anxieties stemming from birth
Reconnective Healing – Reconnective Healing brings the participant to an optimal state of balance and interacting with the fully comprehensive Reconnective Healing spectrum of frequencies that consists of energy, light and information.
Reflexology – Reflexology is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion
Reiki – a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Sclerology – Sclerology is the study of the whites of the eyes, or sclera, interpreting the red lines, colorations, and markings in the sclera as they relate to a person’s health, believing the eyes are windows to the body, mind, and soul.
Shamanic Healing – A shaman is someone who is regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of benevolent and malevolent spirits, who may enter into a trance state during a ritual, and practices divination and healing.
Shiatsu – a form of therapy of Japanese origin based on the same principles as acupressure, in which pressure is applied to certain points on the body using the hands.
Somatic Therapy – Somatic psychology is a form of alternative medicine that focuses on therapeutic and holistic approaches to body and seeks to bridge the mind-body dichotomy.
Sound Therapy – Music therapy is a process in which the therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients to improve or maintain their health.
Spiritual Counseling – Spiritual counseling is a type of counseling that focuses on a person’s spiritual side to explore or solidify their own personal spiritual beliefs.
Stone Massage – Hot Stone Massage is a massage technique that uses heated stones to relax and massage sore muscles. The stones can be used for their heat alone, or as massage tools used with essential oils used in aromatherapy.
Tai Chi – Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
Therapeutic Touch – Therapeutic Touch aka “TT” and aka “non-contact therapeutic touch” (NCTT), is an energy therapy which promotes healing and reduces pain and anxiety.
Thermography – Thermograms study heat distribution in structures or regions, for example in detecting tumors.
Theta Healing – Theta State is a state of very deep relaxation; it is used in hypnosis and during REM Sleep. The brain waves are slowed down encouraging people to meditate for hours in order to achieve this state to have absolute perfect calm. Theta brain waves are considered the subconscious; they govern the part of our mind that lies between the conscious and the unconscious and retain memories and feelings and behavior. Theta waves are always creative, characterized by feelings of inspiration and very spiritual. It is believed that this mental state allows you to act below the level of the conscious mind.
Tibetan Medicine – Tibetan medicine also known as Sowa-Rigpa medicine, is a centuries-old medical system that uses diagnosis and techniques such as pulse analysis and urinalysis and behavior modification and dietary restrictions, herbs and minerals and physical therapies to treat illness
Tui Na – is a Chinese manipulative therapy which uses acupuncture, moxibustion, fire cupping, Chinese herbalism, t’ai chi, and qigong.
Water Therapy – uses treatments and exercises performed in water for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefit. A qualified aquatic therapist monitors the person receiving treatment in a heated therapy pool.
Yoga – a Hindu spiritual discipline, including breath control, simple meditation, and specific bodily postures for health and relaxation.