Your Guide to Natural Health

What is Natural Health?

Natural Health, sometimes referred to as complementary health, offers a natural approach to health and wellbeing to complement conventional healthcare whilst alternative therapies are those which offer alternatives to conventional diagnosis and therapies. Natural Health approaches used together with conventional medicine is known as integrative medicine. Natural Therapies include herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, osteopathy, nutritional therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, reflexology, aromatherapy, yoga and others.

What are the benefits of Natural Health?

Natural 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, massage therapist, osteopath or chiropractor may provide relief from pain including back pain, shoulder pain, headaches or hip pain. For a comprehensive list of natural health therapies/complementary therapies/alternative therapies pleased see our definitions on or browse through our natural health therapists to find the right complementary therapist /natural therapist or you.

Who Can Benefit from Natural Health therapies?

Most people can benefit from natural health therapies 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 natural health therapies to support you.

When might someone need a natural health therapist?

Quite often someone might choose to see a Natural Health 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 health therapists or complementary therapists who have successfully helped friends, relatives or colleagues and are encouraged to seek a natural health or alternative health solution for their own conditions.

How do I find the natural health therapist for me? is an obvious place to start as it lists natural therapists/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 by using the symptoms search facility.

Are you interested in natural health therapies and natural health events?

There is much information available about natural health therapies and natural health events in the Natural Therapies Directory NI. The Directory has a dedicated list of natural health events.