According to the WHO, alternative and complementary medicine, also called unconventional medicine, represents the most common healthcare practice in the world. This is why its development through safe, effective and recognized practices is encouraged in a long-term strategy on a global scale.
Whether traditional or complementary, unconventional medecine is shown to maintain health, as well as keeping a balance in the human body as a whole.
In 2009, Switzerland voted favorably to include complementary medicine in the health system.
The choice to turn to a traditional or complementary medicines is made for various reasons. The two main reasons are; the desire to take part in our own health by being aware of all the available solutions as well as a renewed interest in care which treat in a global way (ie holistic) and attempt to prevent diseases.
Art therapy helps to know yourself better, it improves the understanding of emotions, self-esteem and to help with personal development. Art therapy is a technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being. Through art the individual would be able to express themselves through what they draw and it is used to prevent or treat certain psychological obstacles and somatic illnesses.
Nutritional medcine is a system that uses natural remedies to maintain or help heal the body. The naturopath views illnesses and symptoms as the body’s attempt to heal itself and thus it is their mission to guide the patient in order to make a full recovery.