Cranberry extract

An extract that contains antibacterial substances, such as proanthocyanidins, that inhibit the bacterium Escherichia coli from attaching to the bladder and causing urinary tract infection.

Craniosacral therapy

Light-touch massage and acupuncture.

Creatine supplement

Dietary supplement of creatine, an amino acid involved in cellular energy production in skeletal muscle.

Dolphin-assisted therapy

Interaction of dolphins and humans that includes sonar echolocation.

Flower-essence therapy

The use of a mixture of flower petals that do not contain biologically active molecules.

Homeopathy

The use of natural substances found in plants, minerals, or animals. Homeopathy is based on the premise that low doses can stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms.

Laserpuncture

A therapy that combines elements of acupuncture and laser therapy by using a laser beam of infrared light for acupuncture needles on the patient’s torso.

Magnetic therapy

Therapy that involves the use of magnets.

D-Mannose

Simple sugar used as a supplement to prevent urinary tract infection.

Massage

Manipulation of soft tissues to increase circulation and to stimulate relaxation.

Mimosa pudica

A plant native of tropical America.

Omental therapy

Surgical lengthening and placement of the omentum, a vascular, fatty membranous tissue that surrounds the lower abdomen, over the site of injury.

Peripheral nerve rerouting

Surgical rerouting of peripheral nerves from above the site of injury and connecting them to peripheral nerves below the site of injury.

Qigong

Physical and mental training in gentle movements, breathing, and meditative practices.



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