Madre Grande Monastery

A Sacred site for healing, teaching, ceremony, and celebration

Three Categories of Therapies

 Alternative therapies can be broken down into three basic categories. This list is certainly not exhaustive and many of the therapies overlap categories. They are a good place to start your search for more information, both on these pages and on the internet.

1. Hands-On Therapies.

Acupressure, Acupuncture, Alexander Technique, Aikido, Aston Patterning, Behavioral Medicine, Bodywork, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy, Do-In, Feldenkrais, Hellerwork, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Osteopathy, Pilates, Qi Gong, Reflexology, Reiki, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Tai Chi Chuan, Thai Yoga, Therapeutic Touch,Trigger Point Therapy, and Yoga.

2. Mind-Body Medicine.

Attitudinal Healing, Biofeedback, Counseling, Death and Dying, Energy Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Feng Shui, Guided Imagery, Humor Therapy, Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, Laughter Therapy, Meditation, Orthomolecular Medicine, Pet Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Prayer, Psychoneuroimmunology, Psychotherapy, Regression Therapy, Relaxation Techniques,  Self-Hypnosis, Spiritual Healing, Tibetan Medicine, Vastu Shastra, and Visualization.

3. Herbs And Lifestyle Approaches.Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Bach Flower Remedies, Energy Feld Therapies or Electromagnetism (Bio-Magnetism, Color, Electricity,  Light, Music, and Sound), Essential Oils, Herbs and Botanicals, Homeopathy, Mind-Emotion Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition and Diet, Relationships, Social Support, Vitamins and Supplements.