practices within the area of mental health which may or may not
have been recognized by the mainstream psychological fraternity.
American National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(NCCAM) defines alternative therapies by indicating the following
therapy techniques; naturopathy, chiropractic medicine, herbalism,
traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, meditation, yoga, biofeedback,
hypnosis, homeopathy, acupuncture, and nutritional-based therapies,
in addition to a range of other practices.