Often nontraditional therapy is referred to as alternative or complementary medicine. This type of therapy is not intended as a replacement for traditional therapies but rather is meant to be used in conjunction with them. These therapies can enhance the benefits of traditional therapy. Whether modern or based on ancient forms of healing, nontraditional therapies are powerful and can help reduce stress, promote and enhance relaxation, improve mood, and build confidence.
Ro compiled a list of 10 nontraditional therapies to treat a variety of health conditions using various scientific and medical studies and websites. These therapies use everything—from horses, to play, to light, to essential oils—in order to help patients overcome phobias, improve balance, and speed up healing.
Some date back centuries, while others found their footing in the 20th century. One was thought of as a parlor trick, an early form of entertainment, while another uses play to uncover repressed trauma. Still another uses pressure points in the body to heal.
Keep reading to learn more about 10 nontraditional therapies and how they can benefit you.