Joint and soft tissue manipulation for the relief of pain is a very ancient art. I am trained in osteopathy, a system of manual treatment designed to diagnose and correct mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. During the past century it has become widely recognised as an effective treatment of musculoskeletal and other ailments.
Acupuncture is the insertion of thin needles through the skin for therapeutic effect. It developed in China as a treatment over a period of thousands of years, and is now used extensively also in the West.
Herbs, along with massage, must surely be the one of the oldest forms of medicines used by human beings. Herbal medicine is very effective and certainly remains relevant today.