Natural Health Glossary


AcuEnergetics is an energetic healing technique based upon the practical application of knowledge of the body’s energy systems. Practitioners work energetically with meridians, chakras and energetic points. It has been used to treat a range of illnesses including foot, knee and back pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, kidney malfunctions, menstrual problems, thyroid problems, chronic indigestion, […]


Acupuncture is a system of healing which has been practiced in China and other eastern countries for thousands of years. It is used to treat people with a wide range of illnesses and its focus is on improving the overall well being of the patient, rather than the isolated treatment of specific symptoms. According to […]

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique aims to restore balance, posture and freedom of movement. It teaches practical self-management through a constructive control of habit and reaction. It is taught using both verbal and physical guidance. Students learn new ways of sitting, standing, breathing and moving that put less pressure on the body and allow for a greater […]


Aromatherapy involves the use of volatile plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical wellbeing. It is a natural, non-invasive treatment system designed to affect the whole person not just the symptom or disease and to assist the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential […]


Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that has been practised in India for thousands of years. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that literally translated means “science of life” or “practices of longevity.” Ayurvedic practices aim to provide food and lifestyle guidance that restore the balance and harmony of the individual, resulting in self-healing, good […]

Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy is a remedial body technique that comprises sequences of small gentle movements, each at a specific site on the body. There is no forceful manipulation, just a light cross-fibre maneuvering of a muscle, tendon or ligament. It aims to empower the body’s own healing resources to achieve balance and harmony and result in […]


Eastern cultures have explored the power of breath and its effect on the body’s energy, known as ‘chi’ or ‘prana’, extensively. Breath is a major source of energy supply to the body. Breathwork involves achieving change through the use of a special breathing technique known as ‘Connected Breathing’. During Connected Breathing the breath is guided […]


Chiropractic is based on the belief that the body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body. The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and […]


Counselling takes place when a counsellor sees a client in a private and confidential setting to explore a difficulty the client is having, distress they may be experiencing or dissatisfaction with their life, or loss of a sense of direction and purpose. By listening attentively and patiently the counsellor can begin to perceive the difficulties […]