From psychotherapy to Acupuncture to massages to guided imagery, your options in alternative therapy are plentiful. But do all of them work equally well?

Let’s take a look at which alternative therapy types are worth your time and money.

Acupuncture for Pain

This alternative therapy is excellent for any kind of pain, as well as for nausea after surgery and chemotherapy. You can read about relieving pain with acupuncture to gain a deeper understanding.

St. John’s Wort for Depression

We have heard of many herbal remedies that claim to combat mild forms of depression and anxiety, but the only one that is backed by actual scientific proof is St. John’s Wort. Remember it will take six to eight weeks to see an effect, and it doesn’t work for severe of advanced cases of depression.

Guided Imagery for Anxiety

A method that helps you relax and focus on your breath, guided imagery will transport you mentally to a different place. It is believed to be quite effective for treating both pain and anxiety. If you wish to give this a shot, click on How Do You Practice Guided Imagery for Anxiety?

Glucosamine & Chondroitin for Pain in Joints

Studies believe that these may be the first thing that actually reverses cartilage loss in osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is thought to stimulate cartilage production in the joints and Chondroitin is a component of cartilage tissue. It’s thought to attract water to the tissue, which helps the cartilage stay elastic, and also to block the action of enzymes that break down cartilage tissue.

Dietary Supplements for PMS

You’ve heard lots of home-remedies for PMS. But what will guaranteed work is the Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin B6 therapy. They can have a huge impact on moodiness, bloating, and on heavy periods. Here are your 7 Options for Mood Swings and Other Symptoms.

These five alternative medicine practices are among the most promising because they have solid science behind them. But be aware, while alternative medicine works, it’s oftentimes not as quickly as taking a drug. Be patient, and give it time.

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