What are Complementary Therapies?

Updated: Aug 12

In this article, I am going to explain in a simple way, why these therapies are gaining more and more space in the medical field, as a complementary treatment and bringing many benefits to people’s lives.

I believe many of you readers have already been interested in trying a holistic session or a complementary therapy session, but end up being in doubt and hesitate because you don’t know exactly how it works.

The therapy practices can be used complementary to the conventional health treatments and brings many benefits to the body and mind.

These techniques are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), based on traditional knowledge, used in an integrated way with conventional medicine, but not replacing it.

People usually search for complementary therapies, when they want a healthier lifestyle, balance and harmony in life and also to prevent diseases.

Records point to the increasing use of complementary therapy in Western medicine. In Brazil, 29 integrative and complementary therapies are currently recognized and incorporated into the public health system, (SUS). There are many types of therapies and the most common are reiki, flower therapy, meditation, yoga, aromatherapy, access bars and others.

These methods consider and see the human being as a whole, working on the physical, mental, emotional and energetic aspects in an integrated way. It can help to prevent and cure, or reduce the symptoms of a disease.

Many of these techniques have their origins in oriental medicine, bringing with them a mix of practical and scientific knowledge. They are mainly based on methods of relaxation, relief of trigger points, manipulation of energies and changes in lifestyle. When combined with traditional treatments, these techniques have many advantages and benefits for those who use them.

Their complementary role to traditional treatments can be seen mainly in their ability to enhance the positive effects of medicines and also in the fact they promote a better response both psychological and immune, to fight diseases, resulting in improved well-being and quality of life for those on treatment.

Daily situations which triggers feelings such as anxiety, loneliness, sadness, melancholy, anger, envy, impatience, resentment, jealousy, physical and mental exhaustion, excessive worry, low self-esteem, shyness, trauma, fears, negative thoughts and many other feelings and emotions that make us suffer, can be relieved with the use of complementary therapies.

"The important thing is to treat these emotions, since many health problems begin with emotions and feelings that are ignored, repressed and end up emerging, first as mental conflicts, and then as a physical illness".

The benefits of complementary therapies are many:

  • Physical, mental and emotional balance

  • Self-knowledge, with benefits for self-esteem

  • Improves physical and emotional disposition

  • Anxiety and stress relief

  • Emotional tranquility

  • Physical pain relief

As a Holistic Therapist, I offer the following complementary therapies:

Bach flower


Access Bar

Energy Facelift

Aura Master

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