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that combines natural therapies with a highly personalized,   Bates method: The Bates method is an alternative therapy
        holistic approach to the treatment of disease. Ayurveda   aimed at improving eyesight. Eye-care physician William
        is based on theories of health and illness, and on ways to   Horatio Bates, M.D. (1860–1931) attributed nearly all sight
        prevent, manage, or treat health problems. Ayurveda aims   problems to habitual strain of the eyes, and felt that glasses
        to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit (thus,   were harmful and never necessary. His techniques centered
        some view it as “holistic”). This balance is believed to lead   on visualization and movement. He placed particular
        to contentment and health and to help prevent illness. A   emphasis on imagining black letters and marks, and the
        chief aim of Ayurvedic practices is to cleanse the body of   movement of such. He also felt that exposing the eyes to
        substances that can cause disease, and this is believed to   sunlight would help alleviate the “strain”.
        help re-establish harmony and balance.
                                                               Bath salts: Bath salts extend the length of time the bath
                                                               water will stay warm. Salts can be used alone or mixed
                                                               with essential oils to add an additional dimension to the
                                 B                             healing effects of the bath. Use either Epsom or Dead Sea
                                                               salt for their therapeutic properties. Avoid table salt, rock
                                                               salt, kosher salt, as they lack healing minerals.

                                                               Binomial: The two-part scientific Latin name used to
        Bach flower remedies: Each of the 38 remedies discovered  identify plants. The first name is the genus and is a general
        by Dr Bach is directed at a particular characteristic or   name that may be shared by a number of related plants. The
        emotional state. To select the remedies you need, think   second is the species name, which refers to the name that is
        about the sort of person you are and the way you are   specific to that individual plant.
                                                               Bioaccumulant: Substances in contaminated air, water,
        Bad Ragaz Ring Method (BRRM): Is a type of             or food that increase in concentration in living organisms
        aquatic therapy used for physical rehabilitation based on   exposed to them because the substances are very slowly
        proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). BRRM   metabolised or excreted.
        is a water-based technique in which therapist-assisted
        strengthening and mobilizing exercises are performed   Biodanza: Biodanza (neologism from the Greek bio (life)
        while the patient lies horizontally in the water, with support   and the Italian danza (dance), literally the dance of life) is
        provided by rings or floats around the neck, arms, pelvis,   a system of self-development that uses music, movement
        and legs.                                              and positive feelings to deepen self-awareness. It seeks to
                                                               promote the ability to make a holistic link to oneself and
        Balms: Any of various aromatic resinous substances used   one’s emotions and to express them. Biodanza also claims
        for healing and soothing semisolid preparation (usually   to allow one to deepen the bonds with others and nature
        containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or   and to express those feelings congenially. Biodanza claims
        for soothing an irritation                             to be a “human integration system of organic renewal, of
                                                               affective re-education, and of relearning of Life’s original
        Balneotherapy: Is defined as the use of baths containing   functions. Its application consists in leading vivencias
        thermal mineral waters from natural springs at a       through music, singing, movements and group encounter
        temperature of at least 20 °C and with a mineral content   situations”. It is a method which aims the development
        of at least 1 g/l. More so, it is more common that the   of human capacities, including the feeling of happiness,
        temperature of the thermal water is approximately 34°C.   communication skills and improving of relationships.
        Balneotherapy has been used not only in the ancient years   Biodanza was created in the 1960s by the Chilean
        in the treatment of various illnesses but also in modern   anthropologist and psychologist Rolando Toro.
        times. Under the broad term balneotherapy (in contrast
        to the strict definition given above), various treatment   Bioenergetic intolerance elimination (BIE): Uses muscle
        methods are included: Dead Sea salt or mineral baths,   testing (applied kinesiology) and elements of traditional
        sulphur baths, radon-carbon dioxide baths. Balneotherapy   Chinese medicine to clear energetic blockages causing
        is either provided as the solitary component of the    sensitivities and allergens. BIE uses a low electronic
        therapeutic approach or in the context of spa therapy.  frequency transmitted directly onto various acupressure
                                                               points to stimulate and clear any blockages in energy.
        Balsamum: Refers to a solution of resin and volatile oil
        usually produced by special cells in some plants.      Bioenergetics: This philosophy holds that repressed

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