Candles Alternative therapies like acupuncture, reflexology, and aromatherapy get a lot of flack for being New Age-y or “unscientific” treatments. But these techniques can have legitimate physical and mental benefits. Reiki, for example, transfers the body’s energy to aid relaxation, speed healing, reduce pain, and promote overall wellbeing.

Do it Today: Feeling blah? Try reading up on Reiki, a form of energy healing that seeks to remove sickness and stress by transferring energy in the body.

Come On, Get Happy

Try some alternative mental health techniques to boost your mood.

On the Nose

Does aromatherapy really work?