The term alternative medicine, as used in the modern western world, encompasses any healing practice "that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine." Commonly cited examples include naturopathy, chiropractic, herbalism, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, meditation, yoga, biofeedback, hypnosis, homeopathy, acupuncture, and diet-based therapies, in addition to a range of other practices. It is frequently grouped with complementary medicine, which generally refers to the same interventions when used in conjunction with mainstream techniques, under the umbrella term complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM. In the United States, complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) represent one of the fastest-growing adjunctive cancer treatment modalities with 91% of cancer patients implementing at least one form of CAM in addition to undergoing conventional cancer treatment (). In Singapore, found that the majority of the patients used CAM and 66.4% of their oncologists were in agreement on the usage of CAM.
As part of our corporate EAP packages, employees of contracted companies have access to two complementary therapy sessions per year. Employees may choose from any of the following therapies:
Developed as a result of two decades of research in the field of biofeedback medicine, the SCIO is a state-of-the-art device that can analyse and help balance your over-stressed body systems. Every human being has its own electro magnetic vibrational field, and interacts constantly with subtle energy fields surrounding it in the environment. If there are any disturbances in either of these fields physical or emotional disease may result. A SCIO session is expected to increase well-being through awareness, improved performance, increased energy levels, and relaxation and aims to lower stress levels. It can be used to address such health issues as depression, insomnia, stress, fatigue, addictions, weight gain & loss and headaches and migraines, to name but a few.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is based on treating the individual with highly diluted substances given in mainly tablet form, which triggers the body’s natural system of healing. It works on the principle of “like cures like” - that is, a substance that would cause symptoms in a healthy person is used to cure those same symptoms in illness. For example, one remedy which might be used in a person suffering from insomnia is coffea, a remedy made from coffee. Homeopathic remedies are a unique, potentised energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They are diluted to such a degree that not one molecule of the original substance can be detected. They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body, and are very safe, even for pregnant and sensitive patients with no danger of addiction or toxicity.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a behavioral technology, which simply means that it is a set of guiding principles, attitudes, and techniques about real-life behavior, and not just a scientific theory. It allows you to change, adopt or eliminate behaviors, as you desire, and gives you the ability to choose your mental, emotional, and physical states of well-being. With NLP, you learn how to grow from every single life experience, thus increasing your ability to create a better quality of life. NLP can provide freedom from old habits, fears, limiting beliefs, and gives a structure for new and empowering ways of being in the world. One of the benefits of NLP is more choice: in how you respond, the way you communicate, and how you feel.
A simple definition of hypnosis is that it is a state of increased concentration, relaxation and suggestibility. This is a perfectly natural state, which we all go through at least twice a day, just before we fall asleep and just as we are waking up. Hypnotherapy is often applied in order to modify a subject's behavior, emotional content, and attitudes, as well as a wide range of conditions including dysfunctional habits, anxiety, stress-related illness, pain management, and personal development. Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It is used to relieve pain in surgery and dentistry and has proved to be of benefit in obstetrics. It can shorten the delivery stage of labour and reduce the need for painkillers. It can ease the suffering of the disabled and those facing terminal illness, and it has been shown to help people to overcome addictions such as smoking and alcoholism, and to help with bulimia.