Aromatherapy is believed to have a beneficial effect on acne, cramps and nervous disorders such as depression and insomnia. They are said to refresh, relieve stress and also revive low spirits. Hydrotherapy, on the other hand, uses sea products rich in minerals to eliminate toxins from the body.
There is an extraordinary range of therapies on medical clinics offer: homeopathy, acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine, aromatherapy, hypnosis, osteopathy and others. Holistic medicine, as that is what these therapies are collectively called, attempts to view patients as a whole, looking at them in relation to their psychological state. It is essential therefore, to treat the whole person, not just his complaint or the symproms of the illness he displays. The iidea, which revives many ancient concepts, is to enhance the antural healing properties of nature. Fever, for example, should not be supressesd, but encouraged as this is how an organism fights diseases.
Orthodox practitioners, who believe in sound scientific principles for everything, seldom approve of herbal preparations. They argue that only synthetic chemicals allow control of the precise dosage of a drug. Clinics which offer treatment using obscure remedies like the so-called Silmarillon lamp ( this therapy , also know as crystal healing, involves the shining of a beam of light through gem stones onto the sick part of the body) are ridiculed and come in for strong criticism. But distrust of modern medicine and belief in panaceas, which will treat without side effects, are luring more and more people to such shops and clinics .