Template talk:Mind-body interventions

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NCCAM classifications[edit]

  1. {{Alternative medical systems}} -- Alternative medical systems are built upon complete systems of theory and practice. Often, these systems have evolved apart from and earlier than the conventional medical approach used in the United States. Examples of alternative medical systems that have developed in Western cultures include homeopathic medicine and naturopathic medicine. Examples of systems that have developed in non-Western cultures include traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda.
  2. {{Mind-body interventions}} -- Mind-body medicine uses a variety of techniques designed to enhance the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. Some techniques that were considered CAM in the past have become mainstream (for example, patient support groups and cognitive-behavioral therapy). Other mind-body techniques are still considered CAM, including meditation, prayer, mental healing, and therapies that use creative outlets such as art, music, or dance.
  3. {{Biologically based therapy}} -- Biologically based therapies in CAM use substances found in nature, such as herbs, foods, and vitamins. Some examples include dietary supplements,3 herbal products, and the use of other so-called natural but as yet scientifically unproven therapies (for example, using shark cartilage to treat cancer).
  4. {{Manipulative methods}} -- Manipulative and body-based methods in CAM are based on manipulation and/or movement of one or more parts of the body. Some examples include chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, and massage.
  5. {{Energy therapy}} -- Energy therapies involve the use of energy fields.

-- John Gohde 19:44, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

I removed the entry for Bones for Life for now, as I'm not sure it falls above the necessary threshold for inclusion. Could we perhaps discuss the criteria for inclusion in this list? --KineticScientist 15:03, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

Body Psychotherapy[edit]

I would suggest that a link to the alternate classification scheme of Body psychotherapies be included in the template, perhaps in this manner:

Mind-body interventions - edit

Related therapies:

NCCAM classifications
  1. Alternative Medical Systems
  2. Mind-Body Intervention
  3. Biologically Based Therapy
  4. Manipulative Methods
  5. Energy Therapy
See also

__—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Meco (talkcontribs) 20:11, November 30, 2006 (UTC)

Mico, I have replaced Body psychotherapy with Somatic Psychology in the template, for the reasons given on the merge of the former with somatic psychology. I think the template would be greatly improved by your suggestion if that were the case.-- Ziji  (talk)  06:55, 17 May 2007 (UTC)