Herbal Medicine is the original medicine. In the modern context, in the West, herbs are used as part of a holistic healthcare model, where the patient and not the disease is treated, using natural medicines. The aim of treatment is always to work with the body's own defences to work towards a cure or long term management of many conditions and common maladies.
Acupuncture is a technique in which very thin needles of varying lengths are inserted through the skin to treat a variety of conditions. It has its origins in China, and has been developed over thousands of years. Modern Acupuncturists are highly trained in both western and eastern models of anatomy and healthcare.
Counsellors work with individuals helping them to improve their sense of wellbeing, alleviate their distress, resolve their crises and increase their ability to solve problems and make decisions. Counselling tends to focus on specific current life problems, and the aim is to help people cope more effectively with complicated life issues, such as relationship breakdown, career change, redundancy, loss and bereavement and illness, addictions.
Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy. It has its roots in traditional Japanese medicine, but it also draws from other bodywork and healing techniques.
The Alexander Technique is about rediscovering your own natural balance and co-ordination, both mental and physical.