COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR EATING DISORDERS
The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Treatment for an eating disorder differs from person to person. A combination of traditional and alternative treatments may be used. The type of treatment used will vary based on the person’s situation, dedication to getting well, and personal history with the eating disorder. An important part of recovering from an eating disorder is learning how to maintain better overall health.
While traditional eating disorder treatment normally combines psychotherapy with nutritional counseling, some patients and their family members are exploring other options, including alternative therapy. Eating disorders are medically classified as psychological disorders that cause negative effects on the body. This makes conditions such as anorexia and bulimia ideal candidates for alternative therapy, which commonly focus on the mind-body connection.
Alternative Medicine and Eating Disorders
Alternative and complementary therapies can be helpful in the treatment of eating disorders. In fact, some of these therapies, such as nutritional therapy, are considered to be a critical part of a eating disorder treatment plan. Find out more about how these therapies can help.
About The Author
Dr. Randi Fredricks is a psychotherapist and best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on treating mental health with alternative medicine. As a holistic psychotherapist, she devoted her career to learning about complementary and alternative therapies that improve emotional health.
Dr. Fredricks' book Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health
provides a comprehensive overview of such treatments and has an entire chapter on using natural remedies in addiction counseling. Dr. Fredricks treats addiction, anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders using traditional psychotherapy and other alternative holistic approaches at her office in San Jose, California.
This Ebook is 29 pages.