Categories of Complementary and Alternative Medicine remedies

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Categories of Complementary and Alternative Medicine remedies

Alternative Medical Systems
Holistic medicineHomeopathy
NaturopathyIndian traditional medicine (Ayurveda, Siddha)
Chinese traditional medicineAnthroposophical medicine
Biologically-based therapies
Diet therapies
Dong dietElimination diet
Low-fat dietMacrobiotic diet
Unpasteurized milkVegetarian
Nutriceuticals
Glucosamine/ChondroitinAntioxidants
Cod liver oilAmino acids
Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids [FAs])Green-lipped mussel
Propolis, royal jelly, bee pollenCartilage (shark, bovine, chicken)
Megavitamins and supplementsS-adenosylmethionine (SAM-e)
Herbal and natural remedies
Devil’s clawGinger, nettle, tumeric, wild yam, bromelain
AlfalfaChinese herbs (corydalis, genetian, paeonia, scutellaria,
GarlicTripterygium wilfordii Hook F, and Ma-Huang)
Willow barkKelp, sarsaparilla, boswellia, meadowsweet
Herbs rich in γ-linoleic acid (evening primrose oil, borage oil, blackcurrant seed oil)
Marijuana (cannabis) and cannabinoids
Body-based and manipulative therapies
ChiropracticRolfing
MassageReflexology
OsteopathyMovement (Feldenkrais method, Alexander technique)
Mind-body interventions and spiritual medicine
BiofeedbackMeditation
Relaxation techniquesGuided imagery
HypnotherapyPrayer
Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong
Energy therapies
MagnetsPulsed electric field
ReikiTherapeutic (healing) touch
External qi gong
Procedures
AcupunctureChelation
Colon cleansingHydrotherapy
Mineral baths
Diagnostic tests
Cytotoxic testingHair analysis
IridologyKinesiology
Miscellaneous
Copper braceletsDimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO)
Snake oilVenoms
AntimicrobialsExercise
Leech therap

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