Integrative Practitioner Modalities

In this section of our web site we describe Integrative and Alternative medical systems from around the world. Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Medical Doctors, Midwifery, Naturopathic Medicine, Nursing, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

We offer a knowledge of content designed to educate and raise awareness of Integrative and Alternative Health.  All our content is reviewed and implemented by our medical advisory board and is elaborated by professional medical writers and journalists.

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  • Acupuncture is a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.  Learn More
  • Ayurvedic Medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems. Its concepts about health and disease promote the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and other unique health practices. Learn More 
  • Registered Dietitians may plan food and nutrition programs and promote healthy eating habits to prevent and treat illness. A nutritionist is someone who’s studied nutrition and may have a graduate degree in nutrition from an accredited college. Dietitians are considered to be nutritionists, but not all nutritionists are dietitians. Learn More
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  • Herbal Medicine is the use of a plant or plant part used for its scent, flavor, or therapeutic properties. Herbal medicines are one type of dietary supplement. They are sold as tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts, and fresh or dried plants. People use herbal medicines to try to maintain or improve their health. Learn More
  • Homeopathy
  • Homeopathy, also known as homeopathic medicine, is an alternative medical system that was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago. This fact sheet provides a general overview of homeopathy and suggests sources for additional information.Learn more 
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  • Naturopathic Medicine, also called naturopathic medicine, is a medical system that has evolved from a combination of traditional practices and health care approaches popular in Europe during the 19th century.Learn more 
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  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
    is a broad range of medicine practices sharing common concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui Na), exercise (Qi Gong), and dietary therapy. Learn more