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» Acupressure - San Francisco

Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) technique based on the same ideas as acupuncture... more
» Acupuncture - San Francisco
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common medical modalities in the world, originating in China some 3,500 years ago... more
» Acutonics - San Francisco
Acutonics is a non-invasive treatment modality using precision-calibrated tuning forks... more
» Advanced Rolfing - San Francisco
Advanced Rolfing both compliments and departs from Basic Rolfing with additional training designed to refine the practitioner's body, mind, craft, and clinical effectiveness... more
» Akashic Records - San Francisco
The Akashic Records are records of all knowledge, including all human experience down to the finest detail, held in the universe... more
» Alexander Technique - San Francisco
Alexander Technique teaches one how to recognize and overcome habituated limitations within a person's manner of movement and thinking... more
» Applied Biomechanics - San Francisco
Applied Biomechanics involves applying biomechanics research to therapeutic situations... more
» Aromatherapy - San Francisco
Aromatherapy is the use of volatile liquid plant materials, known as essential oils and other aromatic compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a person's mood or health... more
» Art Therapy - San Francisco
Art therapy is a form of expressive therapy that uses the artistitc process and creativity to increase emotional and mental well-being... more
» Astrology - San Francisco
Astrology is a group of systems, traditions, and beliefs in which knowledge of the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details is held to be useful in understanding, interpreting, and organizing information about personality, human affairs, and other terrestrial events... more
» Aura Therapy - San Francisco
Aura therapy (or Aura-Soma) is a method of chromotherapy and a divination system based on color, devised by British pharmacist and chiropodist Vicky Wall... more
» Auriculotherapy - San Francisco
Auriculotherapy is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a micro system, meaning that the entire body is represented on the auricle (or auricula, or pinna - the outer portion of the ear) in a similar fashion to reflexology (zone therapy) and iridology (iridodiagnosis), and that the entire body can be treated by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively... more
» Bates Method - San Francisco
The Bates method, often considered the backbone of the natural vision improvement movement, utilizes a series of relaxation exercises intended to improve vision and reverse some sight disorders... more
» Biofeedback - San Francisco
Biofeedback is a form therapy which involves measuring a subject's bodily processes such as blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, galvanic skin response (sweating), and muscle tension and conveying the information to them in real-time in order to raise their awareness and conscious control of the related physiological activities.  By providing access to physiological information related to a disease process or symptom about which the user is generally unaware, biofeedback allows users to gain control over physical processes previously considered automatic.    Electromyogram (EMG) is the most common type of biofeedback measurement... more
» Biorhythms - San Francisco
The theory of biorhythms claims that one's life is affected by rhythmic biological cycles, and seeks to make predictions regarding these cycles and the personal ease of carrying out tasks related to the cycles... more
» Body Talk - San Francisco
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» Bowen Technique - San Francisco
Bowen Technique is holistic form of healing based on the work of the Australian self-proclaimed Osteopath, Tom Bowen (1916 - 1982)... more
» Breathwork - San Francisco
The term "breathwork" refers to many forms of conscious alteration of breathing, such as hyperventilation or connecting the inhale and exhale, when used within psychotherapy or meditation... more
» Chakra Balancing - San Francisco
Chakra balancing adjusts an imbalance or block in a chakra which is thought to cause a dysfunction in the organ, gland, or part of the body to which it relates... more
» Chelation Therapy - San Francisco
Chelation therapy is the administration of chelating agents such as EDTA or DMSA to remove heavy metals from the body.  It is used as a treatment for acute mercury, iron (including in cases of thalassemia), arsenic, lead, uranium, plutonium and other forms of toxic metal poisoning... more
» Cognitive Analytic Therapy - San Francisco
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), a form of psychotherapy developed by Dr Anthony Ryle, involves collaboration between therapist and patient who work together in order to identify malevolent patterns in the patient's life... more
» Colloidal Silver - San Francisco
Colloidal silver refers to microscopic particles of silver that are held in a liquid suspension... more
» Colon Hydrotherapy - San Francisco
Colon hydrotherapy, also known as colonic irrigation, is a procedure, sometimes associated with naturopathy... more
» Counseling - San Francisco
In the world of counseling and psychology, there are a multitude of terms for people who study, research and provide therapy relating to the mind, behavior and emotions... more
» Cranio Sacral Therapy - San Francisco
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle touch therapy used to relieve restrictions of the craniosacral system... more
» Cupping - San Francisco
Cupping is an ancient Chinese treatment modality in which a partial vacuum (via heat or suction) is created inside a small jar (commonly glass, plastic, or bamboo) and then placed on the skin... more
» Dance Therapy - San Francisco
Based on the assumption that the body and mind are interrelated, dance/movement therapy is defined by the American Dance Therapy Association as the psychotherapeutic use of movement as a process which furthers the emotional, cognitive, physical, and social integration of the individual... more
» Distance Healing - San Francisco
Distance healing is a healing method where the power of the mind is used to enhance the healing process... more
» Dorn Method - San Francisco
The Dorn Method is an alternative therapy described as a holistic, gentle, effective, non-manipulative and safe way to correct misalignments of the spinal column and other joints... more
» Ear Candling - San Francisco
Ear candling is a method used to clear the ear canal of earwax and toxins... more
» Energy Medicine - San Francisco
Energy medicine deals with energy fields of two types: Veritable, which can be measured, and Putative, which have yet to be measured... more
» Enzyme Therapy - San Francisco
Enzyme therapy is a method aimed at improving digestion and maintaining balanced metabolism though the supplementation of plant and animal enzymes... more
» Fasting - San Francisco
Fasting is the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drugs — and in some cases, liquids — for a period of time... more
» Fasting - San Francisco
Fasting is the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drugs — and in some cases liquids — for a period of time... more
» Feldenkrais Method - San Francisco
The Feldenkrais Method is a therapy intended to give a greater functional awareness of the self via movement as the vehicle for learning... more
» Five Element Acupuncture - San Francisco
The core teachings of classical Five Element acupuncture are thousands of years old, rooted in the observations of the ancient Taoist philosophers and sages that everything is interconnected, in perpetual change, and always moving towards balance and harmony with its environment... more
» Flower Essence Therapy - San Francisco
Flower Essence Therapy is a variation of Bach flower therapy, a sub-category of homeopathy... more
» Flower Essences - San Francisco
Bach flower remedies are dilutions of flower "essences" developed by Dr.Edward Bach... more
» Gerson Therapy - San Francisco
Gerson therapy is a holistic diet plan focused on intense detoxification aimed at cleansing the entire body... more
» Gestalt Therapy - San Francisco
Gestalt Therapy is an existential and experiential psychotherapy that focuses on the individual's experience in the present moment, the therapist-client relationship, the environmental and social contexts in which these things take place, and the self-regulating adjustments people make as a result of the overall situation... more
» Gua Sha - San Francisco
Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese treatment modality dating back thousands of years... more
» Guided Imagery - San Francisco
Guided imagery uses the healing power of the imagination to induce a healing response, reduction in pain or stress, and deep relaxation... more
» Gyrotonic Physical Training - San Francisco
Gyrotonic® is a training program that is practiced on a Gyrotonic Pulley Tower... more
» Hair Analysis - San Francisco
Hair analysis in alternative medicine is related to fields of environmental toxicology and forensics, and is often used to identify a contaminant to which exposure occurred longer in the past.  Urine and blood analysis can usually only identify contaminant exposure that has occurred in the past few days or weeks.Analysis of hair samples has many advantages as a preliminary screening method for the presence of toxic substances deleterious to health after exposures in air, dust, sediment, soil and water, food and toxics in the environment... more
» Hatha Yoga - San Francisco
The literal translation of the word yoga is "yolk" meaning unite... more
» Hawaiian Massage Therapy - San Francisco
Hawaiian massage, or lomi lomi, is a traditional massage technique that has been passed from generation to generation... more
» Heilkunst - San Francisco
Heil = whole/sound/remedial kunst = art Heilkunst is the name given by Dr... more
» Herbal Medicine - San Francisco
Botanical Medicine — also known as herbal medicine, herbology or phytotherapy — is a traditional medicinal practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts to address symptoms and heal disease... more
» Holistic Medicine - San Francisco
Holistic health refers to a philosophy of medical care that views physical and mental aspects of life as closely interconnected and equally important approaches to treatment... more
» Homeopathy - San Francisco
Homeopathy is a tradition of diagnosis and cure created in the late 1700s by a German doctor named Samuel Hahnemann... more
» Humor Therapy - San Francisco
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» Hydrotherapy - San Francisco
Hydrotherapy is the use of the therapeutic properties of water (in any of it's three forms: solid, liquid, and gas) to treat disease, trauma, relieve pain, and boost the immune system... more
» Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - San Francisco
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) a patient is placed in a special chamber where the oxygen pressure is between 2 and 2½ times that of normal atmospheric pressure... more
» Hypnobirthing - San Francisco
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» Hypnotherapy - San Francisco
A Hypnotherapist is a therapist that specializes in providing treatment to a patient while the patient is in a psychologically hypnotic state... more
» Integrative Medicine - San Francisco
Integrative Medicine draws from the best of both worlds, Conventional Western Medicine and Complimentary & Alternative Medicine (CAM)... more
» Iridology - San Francisco
Iridology is a diagnostic technique based on the theory that the health of the body's organs is reflected in specific parts of the iris (the colored ring around the dark pupil in the eye)... more
» Isopathy - San Francisco
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» IV Therapy - San Francisco
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» Jin Shin Jyutsu - San Francisco
Jin Shin Jyutsu is the physio-philosophy of harmonizing life energy in the body... more
» Journaling - San Francisco
In the world of counseling and psychology, there are a multitude of terms for people who study, research and provide therapy relating to the mind, behavior and emotions... more
» Journey Work - San Francisco
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» Kinesiology - San Francisco
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» Korean Hand Acupuncture - San Francisco
Korean hand acupuncture (or Koryo Sooji Chim) was developed Dr... more
» Laser Therapy - San Francisco
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» Life Coaching - San Francisco
In the world of counseling and psychology, there are a multitude of terms for people who study, research and provide therapy relating to the mind, behavior and emotions... more
» Live Blood Microscopy - San Francisco
In Live Blood-Cell Analysis (LBA) a high-power microscope is used to analyze a drop of living blood as a diagnostic tool... more
» Lomi Lomi - San Francisco
Lomi lomi is a traditional ancient Hawaiian massage that has been passed from generation to generation... more
» Lymphatic Facilitation - San Francisco
Lymphatic Facilitation, also called Lymphatic Massage or Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM), is a form of massage used to increasing the healing process and the function of the nervous, lymph and muscular systems... more
» Lypotherapy - San Francisco
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» Macrobiotics - San Francisco
Macrobiotics is a lifestyle philosophy with its origins in early 20th century Japan... more
» Magnet Therapy - San Francisco
Magnet therapy is the treatment of certain medical conditions by the use of static magnetic fields... more
» Massage Therapy - San Francisco
Massage therapy is a type of physical treatment through targeted manipulation of the body's soft tissues... more
» Matrix Energetics - San Francisco
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» Meditation - San Francisco
Meditation describes a state of concentrated attention on some object of thought or awareness... more
» Mega-Vitamin Therapy - San Francisco
Megavitamin therapy is the use of large amounts of vitamins, often many times greater than the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) in the attempt to prevent or treat many types of diseases... more
» Meridian Therapy - San Francisco
Meridian therapy is a common name given to a handful of treatment modalities that are based on many of the original teachings of Chinese medicine — Yin / Yang theory, Five Element theory, and the Meridian system... more
» Mesothelioma - San Francisco
Mesothelioma - a rare type of cancer that develops in the mesothelial cells found in one's body... more
» Mesotherapy - San Francisco
Mesotherapy is a cosmetic procedure where a solution is injected into a person's mesoderm (under the skin) in order to target adipose tissue... more
» Midwifery - San Francisco
Midwives have been assisting women through prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care for centuries... more
» Midwifery - San Francisco
A midwife is a person who is trained to provide health care to a woman and her newborn during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum... more
» Moxibustion - San Francisco
Moxibustion, or moxa for short, is one of the most ancient and well-known treatment methods in Chinese medicine (though also integrated into other systems as well)... more
» Myofascial Release - San Francisco
Myofascial Release is a form of massage therapy that involves stretching and manipulating connective tissue or fascia of the body... more
» Natural Hormone Replacement - San Francisco
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» Near Death Support - San Francisco
In the world of counseling and psychology, there are a multitude of terms for people who study, research and provide therapy relating to the mind, behavior and emotions... more
» Neuro Cranial Reconstruction - San Francisco
Neuro Cranial Restructuring (NCR) is a manipulation process used to unwind the body into its original and optimal design thereby relieving pain and promoting wellness... more
» Neuro Emotional Technique - San Francisco
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» Neuro Linguistic Programming - San Francisco
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» Neuromodulation Technique - San Francisco
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» Nutrition Education - San Francisco
A Nutritionist is an expert trained in the field of nutritional science who utilizes the role of nutrients for the promotion of health and prevention of disease... more
» Orgonomy - San Francisco
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» Ortho Bionomy - San Francisco
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» Orthomolecular Medicine - San Francisco
Orthomolecular medicine is a nutritional health and medical approach that asserts that many diseases and abnormalities result from various chemical imbalances or nutritional deficiencies and can be prevented, treated, or sometimes cured by achieving optimal levels of naturally occurring chemical substances... more
» Pediatrics - San Francisco
Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents... more
» Physical Manipulation - San Francisco
Physical Manipulation describes any of a number of specialized manual or mechanical procedures used in an effort to affect the alignment, motion or function of spinal joints and their relationship with the muscular and nervous system... more
» Physical Medicine - San Francisco
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» Plum Blossom - San Francisco
Plum blossom, sometimes referred to as "seven-star" needles, are sterile tools that have a handle like a hammer, with several (usually 5-7) very small needles attached at the end... more
» Polarity Therapy - San Francisco
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» Power Yoga - San Francisco
The literal translation of the word yoga is "yolk" meaning unite... more
» Pranic Healing - San Francisco
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» Prayer - San Francisco
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» Primary Care - San Francisco
Primary care is a term used for a health care provider who acts as a first point of consultation for all patients... more
» Prolotherapy - San Francisco
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» Psychic Therapy - San Francisco
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» Psychosocial Interventions - San Francisco
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» Qi Gong - San Francisco
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» Quantum Touch - San Francisco
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» Radionic Diagnosis - San Francisco
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» Rapid Eye Therapy - San Francisco
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» Rebirthing - San Francisco
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» Reconnective Healing - San Francisco
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» Reems Testing - San Francisco
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» Reflexology - San Francisco
Each day, millions of children are born on Earth... more
» Reiki - San Francisco
Reiki is a form of spiritual practice used as a complementary therapy for the treatment of physical, emotional, and mental diseases... more
» Rolfing - San Francisco
Rolfing is a body-based practice specializing in Connective Tissue Manipulation and Movement Education... more
» Seitai - San Francisco
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» Shiatsu - San Francisco
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» Sonopuncture - San Francisco
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» Sound Therapy - San Francisco
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» Structural Energetic Therapy - San Francisco
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» T'ai Chi Ch'uan - San Francisco
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» Tantric Massage - San Francisco
Tantra is a tradition of lifestyle practices and beliefs with orgins in the religions of India, such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism... more
» Tantric Work - San Francisco
Tantra is a tradition of lifestyle practices and beliefs with orgins in the religions of India, such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism... more
» Therapeutic Touch - San Francisco
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» Thermography - San Francisco
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» Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis - San Francisco
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» Traditional Chinese Medicine - San Francisco
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the most widely studied and practiced system of Chinese medicine today... more
» Transcendental Meditation - San Francisco
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» Transpersonal Hypnotherapy - San Francisco
Transpersonal hypnotherapy is a holistic perspective on hypnotherapy, where the client's and the hypnotherapist's physical bodies, conscious minds, unconscious minds, and souls are all understood to be interconnected and unified within a universal spiritual consciousness... more
» Trigger Point - San Francisco
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» Tui na - San Francisco
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» Unconditional Regard - San Francisco
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» Vibrational Healing - San Francisco
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» Visceral Manipulation - San Francisco
Visceral manipulation (VM) is a unique and special form of gentle manual therapy that addresses the visceral (organ) systems in the body and works with your own body's ability to heal itself and achieve balance... more
» Visualization - San Francisco
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» Wat Su - San Francisco
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» Whole Foods Cooking - San Francisco
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» Yoga Therapy - San Francisco
The literal translation of the word yoga is "yolk" meaning unite... more
» Yuen Method - San Francisco
The Yuen Method is an energetic technique that is a blending of anatomy, physiology, structural analysis, energetic technique, quantum physics and Qi and Shen Gong training. Dr... more


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