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In this episode, Ms. Tanvi Ashar talks about the field alternative medicine. Alternative medicine includes Reiki, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, crystal healing, pranic healing, acupuncture, and acupressure. Reiki, pranic healing, medication, and hypnotherapy are similar ways of healing. Practitioners believe it taps into the body’s natural energy to speed healing, the practitioners hovers his hands over the body or places them lightly on your skin. This is called as therapeutic or healing touch. These modalities work on human aura and energy level with the spiritual bent to heal a patient. Alternative medicine can be used to heal physical, emotions mental and developmental states of an individual. Practitioners work to promote health and well being by treating the whole person and not just symptoms. Practitioners help patients suffering from a wide range of ailments like back pain, migraines, and arthritis. They work in hospitals, clinics, or practice on their own and other healing centers. People at the age of 16 and plus can learn these modalities. Communication skills, observation skills, empathy, ability to restore faith, motivation, and guiding are some of the skills that one must have as a practitioner.