Complementary Therapies Guide

• What are Complementary Therapies?
• What are Complementary Therapies?
• Who Can Benefit from Complementary Therapies?
• When might someone need a complementary therapist?
• Where can I find a complementary therapist?
• Are you interested in complementary therapies & complementary health events?

What are Complementary Therapies?

Complementary therapies, sometimes referred to as natural therapies, offer a natural approach to health and wellbeing to complement conventional health approaches whilst alternative therapies are those which offer alternatives to conventional health diagnosis and therapies. Complementary medicine used together with conventional medicine is known as integrative medicine. Therapies include herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, osteopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, reflexology, aromatherapy, yoga, massage, life coaching, counselling and many others. To learn more click here to browse our list of Complementary Therapies

What are the benefits of Complementary Therapies?

Complementary medicine or complementary health approaches are something many of us turn to for stress relief and for long-term conditions, such as back pain and chronic health conditions which may not have responded to conventional medicine. Some members of the public are also committed to finding natural, non drug dependent approaches to achieving better health. A life coach, a counsellor or massage therapist, for example, may provide support to those experiencing life crises or long term stress whilst an acupuncturist, osteopath or chiropractor may provide relief from pain including back pain, shoulder pain, headaches or hip pain. For a comprehensive list of natural therapies/complementary therapies/alternative therapies pleased see our definitions on or browse through our therapists to find the right complementary therapist /natural therapist or you.

Who Can Benefit from Complementary Therapies?

Most people can benefit from natural or complementary therapies and natural help is available to all ages from birth to end of life. Whether you are suffering from back pain or other aches and pains, have a chronic condition or are in need of stress relief, there are countless complementary therapies to support you.

When might someone need a complementary therapist?

Quite often someone might choose to see a Complementary Therapist when they have sought relief from the state health service and have not found the relief they seek for their condition. Some people are also committed to finding an alternative health approach because they do not want to be dependent on pharmaceutical drugs. Often people hear of natural or complementary therapists who have successfully helped friends or colleagues and are encouraged to seek a natural health or alternative health solution for their own conditions.

Where can I find a complementary therapist? is an obvious place to start as it lists complementary and alternative therapists in N Ireland. Often the Directory listing for a therapist will give you a feel for the service offered and the benefits of attending a particular natural health therapist as well as point you to their web site. It is also possible to search in the Directory for a natural health therapist via your symptoms so, for example if you have back pain or suffer from stress you will be able to find a therapist close to you who may help you with those symptoms. Click here to browse our list of Northern Ireland's Complementary Therapists

Are you interested in complementary therapies & complementary health events?

There is much information available about Northern Ireland complementary therapies and Northern Ireland complementary health events in our Natural Therapies Directory NI. Click here to view our Directory's dedicated list of Northern Ireland Natural Health events.