complementary and alternative therapies

Although there hasn't been a great deal of research carried out on the psychological benefits of making things by hand or crafting, experts say that it can help with anxiety and depression. In addition, it can ease stress, promote happiness and make you smile, which makes you feel good.
If you feel scared for no reason or there's a voice that's telling you you're rubbish and everyone else is fine or better, I want to tell you, it's just not true. You're a brilliant, good person and you don't have to live with feeling crap.
I sat in the waiting room tapping my feet, anxious about what was to come. Thankfully, my acupuncturist made me feel totally at ease and after an initial conversation regarding my previous medical history, I started to feel much more relaxed albeit still a bit nervy.
Mainstream, traditional, conventional and orthodox - all words which, when applied to medicine, suggest a must-have of hospitals