I still find this is a blurry area when I am discussing medical approaches, and quite honestly, I even get confused at times with the so called “titles” for each medicine model… it is important to know “who is who” and make informed decisions when it comes to manage our health and healthcare.
Massage therapy has a long history in cultures around the world; It dates back thousands of years. References to massage appear in writings from ancient China, Japan, India, Arabic nations, Egypt, Greece (Hippocrates defined medicine as “the art of rubbing”), and Rome.
Ayurvedic Medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 5,000 years ago in India. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, instead on focusing in disease.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years.
It’s a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through.
Alternative treatments, such as aromatherapy, are now offered in therapeutic practices, including massage centers, yoga studios and spas. So what is aromatherapy, exactly?