Our Alternative Medicine or Complementary Medicine page provides information about a variety of alternative medicine services and practitioners in the Syracuse. Some of the services blend with spiritual practices. The page is based on Alternative Medicine on RocWiki

About Alternative Medicine

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From the Mayo Clinic 1 website:

"Many alternative medicine practitioners base their work around a few common principles. Some of these are similar to what your conventional doctor might do, while others are quite different. Basic philosophies of complementary and alternative medicine include:

  • Holistic care. The focus is on treating you as a whole person — recognizing that physical health, mental well-being, relationships and spiritual needs are interconnected and play a part in your overall health."


  • Acupuncture

  • Acupressure

  • Alexander Technique

  • Aromatherapy

  • Ayurveda

  • Bach Flower Therapy

  • Chelation Therapy

  • Chiropractic

  • Chi Gung

  • Cold Laser Therapy

  • CranioSacral Therapy

  • Cupping

  • Ear Candling

  • Feldenkrais

  • Flower Essence Therapy

  • Herbology

  • Homeopathy

  • Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy

  • Integrated Energy Therapy

  • Iridology

  • Korean Hand Therapy

  • Massage Therapy

  • Meditation

  • Music therapy

  • Myofascial Release

  • Naturopathy

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • Orthomolecular Medicine

  • Osteopathy

  • Pilates

  • Polarity Therapy

  • Reflexology

  • Reiki

  • Rolfing

  • Shiatsu

  • Somatic Movement Therapy

  • Spiritual Counseling

  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan

  • Thai Massage

  • Thai Herbal Massage

  • Therapeutic Touch

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

  • Transcendental Meditation

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Tui Na

  • Vipassana Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Comments

    See Alternative Medicine/Talk for Comments and Suggestions.


    1. Complementary & Alternative medicine, What is it? - quoted text updated June 20, 2009