CAM Glossary
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Herbal Medicine Chinese medicine uses natural material from plants, animals or minerals to introduce certain qualities into the body to balance what the illness may have disrupted.
Herbs Are naturally occurring substances in nature that are used to balance and/or heal the body. See www.herbalgram.org
Holistic A term used to describe the "whole" of a person which includes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual parts.
Homeopathic Medicine Natural remedies are matched to a patients set of symptoms. Proponents of this type of medicine believe that modern medical treatment weakens the body's ability to heal itself. See www.homeopathic.org
Hypnosis Is a process of receiving instructions to enter into deep concentration characterized by an altered psychological state and minimal motor functioning. The goal is to enter into the unconscious mind which is believed more likely to accept suggestion.