Health Psych Test 2.4

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Health Psych Test 2.4
2013-02-27 11:27:18
Health Psych Test

Health Psych Test 2.4
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  1. Similarities of the alternative medical systems
    • traditional Chinese medicine & Ayurvedic medicine originated more than 2,000 years ago
    • naturopathy and homeopathy originated in Europe
    • all aided in improving health
  2. What is alternative medicine
    a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not currently considered part of conventional medicine
  3. Main domains of C.A.M.
    • Manipulative & Body-based Therapies: acupuncture
    • Mind-Body Therapies: yoga, meditation
    • Dietary Supplements/Changes:┬ánutritional medicine
  4. Relaxation Training
    • progressive muscle relaxation
    • autogenetics training
    • helps with general stress, depression, insomnia, ect...
  5. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
    develop beliefs, attitudes, thoughts, and skills to make positive changes in behavior
  6. Emotional disclosure
    • therapeutic technique
    • people express their strong emotions by talking or writing about the events that precipitated those emotions
  7. Evidence-Based Medicine
    approach promotes the collection, interpretation, and integration of the best research-based evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients
  8. Acupuncture
    • foundation in traditional Chinese medicine
    • 12,000 US practitioners
    • 2,000 pressure points on body
    • Uses include: arthritis, back problems, depression, ect...
  9. Tai Chi
    • moving meditation
    • cultivates balance between yin and yang
  10. Biofeedback
    • process of providing feedback info about status of biological systems
    • measured by electronic instruments