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Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and an aspect of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in which thin needles are inserted into the body. Acupuncture is often accompanied by moxibustion which is the burning of dried mugwort on certain points of the body. Acupuncture can be used for emotional release.


Acupressure is a treatment where pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in the meridians. This method is non-invasive and you can learn to do-it-yourself. (See: Acupressure for Emotional Healing A SELF-CARE GUIDE FOR TRAUMA, STRESS, & COMMON EMOTIONAL IMBALANCES By Michael Reed Gach, PhD and Beth Ann Henning, Dipl., A.B.T.)


Aromatherapy is based on the usage of aromatic materials, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for improving one’s well-being. This is considered a complement to other emotional wellness strategies. (See: Aromatherapy and the Emotions (PDF)  )


Bibliotherapy is the use of books or storytelling to support mental wellness. There are many online resources such as this bibliotherapy reading list , this list of  book prescriptions by topic, and these recommendations for children  


Breathwork is a type of breathing exercise or technique designed to optimize one’s physical, spiritual, and/or emotional health.


Chromotherapy is also called color therapy. It uses color and light to adjust the body’s vibration in order to reach specific goals in physical and emotional health. One of the easiest ways to get started with this is by using color therapy glasses. (Color therapy glasses should not be worn while driving or operating heavy machinery.)

Crystal Healing

Crystal Healing is the process of using crystals to help with energy work. Crystals have unique properties that effect frequency and vibration. They are commonly used for spiritual healing, protection, and emotional health. Crystals can be used to communicate, transmit information, and store frequency information. (See: Crystal Healing For Children )

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy uses light touch to move fluids around the nervous system. It can be used for physical pain and discomfort, but it also can help with emotional release.


EMDR – (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) uses eye movements to reduce trauma symptoms by changing how your memories are stored in your brain.

This is not for everyone, one must take responsibility for their own wellness and find out if it resonates. There are many practitioners who offer the service, but if you prefer to try it on your own, you can visit VirtualEMDR (affiliate link) which walks you through the process step by step. There are even coaching plans available for those who prefer it.

Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT- Emotional Freedom Technique helps to manage pain and emotional distress by tapping on the acupuncture meridians. This is a good technique for those who prefer self-care models. (See: EFT)

Essential Oils

Essential oils (see: aromatherapy)

Flower Essences

Flower Essence Therapy or flower essences are extracts that are prepared from wildflowers. They are used to address emotional health and balance. There are many types of flower essence remedies. (See: Bach Flower Remedies, Australian Bush Remedies, Flower Essence Services)

Feldenkrais Method

Feldenkrais Method is a somatic method to help people reconnect with their bodies. It may also help with overall well-being.

Guided Imagery

Guided Imagery aims to educate the patient in altering their mental imagery, replacing images that compound pain, recollect and reconstruct distressing events, intensify feelings of hopelessness, or reaffirm debilitation, with those that emphasize physical comfort, functional capacity, mental equanimity, and optimism.[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guided_imagery

Hakomi Method

Hakomi Method is a type of somatic therapy. It is based on the principles of mindfulness, nonviolence, organicity, unity, body-mind integration, and loving presence. [2]Hakomi Institute

Homeopathy is a holistic system that treats the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or a labeled sickness. When working with a practitioner, a comprehensive interview is given to understand the physical, psychological and emotional characteristics and complaints of that individual. The practitioner then finds the homeopathic remedy that is appropriate.  [3]Homeopathy USA


Hypnotherapy can be used to address personality-level issues such as anxiety, smoking, pain, self-confidence, sleep issues and many others. Past life hypnosis can be used to help integrate an understanding of the affects that the past has on the present.

MELT Method

MELT Method is a self-treatment technique that can help reduce physical pain and restore wellbeing. Because this is a form of myofascial work, it can help with releasing trauma that is stored in the body. [4]MELT Method

Rife Frequencies

A Rife Machine is a device that treats body imbalances using different frequencies. It is based on the discoveries of Royal Raymond Rife (1888-1971). [5]Rife Explained

Sandtray Therapy

Sandtray Therapy allows for expression of one’s worldview via images and stories in the sand. It allows a person to work out issues without having to relive them by expressing them to a third party. This can be done with a facilitator, or as a self-care practice because the supplies can be purchased online. There is also a virtual sandtray therapy website.

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing is a body-oriented model that helps a person release traumatic shock. This can be helpful for those experiencing PTSD or other trauma. [6]Somatic Experiencing

Sound Healing

Sound Healing – Rife frequencies are one form of sound healing, but there are many others such as cymatic frequencies. Cymatics is the study of the relationship between geometric patterns which emit frequencies that are formed by sound vibrations and how these sound waves can directly influence and create forms in physical matter. [7]Cymatics| Ascension Glossary Listening to cymatic frequencies can help with relaxation, stress relief, and other ailments. (SEE: Sound Healing Center)


ThetaHealing is a meditation technique that allows one to clear limiting beliefs. It works by changing the brain wave cycle to include the Theta state. [8]ThetaHealing

Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a martial art that can assist with emotional healing.