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B.A.

Bachelor of Arts.

B.Ac.

Bachelor of Acupuncture.

B.Ed.

Bachelor of Education.

B.S.

Bachelor of Science.

Bach flower remedies

Are subtle essences originally refined in England.  They are said to have powerful healing properties.

BCG

(Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) Is the tuberculosis vaccine that has been used in the treatment of cancer.

Beta-carotene

Is the substance found in certain plants that, once consumed, is converted by the body into vitamin A.  It is both a powerful antioxidant and an immune system booster.

Bilirubin

The orange-colored or yellowish pigmint in bile. 

Bio-oxidation

Sometimes known as hydrogen peroxide therapy, is the addition of oxygen directly to the tissues of the body in the form of hydrogen peroxide or ozone.

Biofeedback

Is a technique based on the understanding that we can learn to regulate our own internal states, including that of the automonic nervous system, which previously had been thought to be beyond our conscious control.  Patients are hooked up to equipment that monitors their bodily functions and returns this information to the person in the form of visual, auditory, or tactile representations.  It is said to be useful for controlling tension, migraine headaches, high blood pressure, anxiety, and insomnia.  Through a series of sessions, the patient learns to trigger relaxation at will.

Biological Terrain Assessment

Involves the monitoring of saliva, urine,  and blood to provide data about the acidity and alkalinity of body fluids and tissues, the level of functioning enzymes, oxidative stress level, and digestive and mineral status.  The goal is to accurately determine how the body is functioning, and then reestablish health by making changes at a biochemical level.

Biomagnetic and Micro frequencies

According to some people, have the ability to destroy abnormal cells and harmful organisms, depending on the frequencies.

Bioresonance Therapy

Makes use of a Bioresonance Machine, which first tests a patient for the presence of bacteria, candida, fungus, heavy metals, pesticides and other pollutants, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies; and then neutralizes any of these stressors.

Blood-oxygen Therapy

See Hematogenous oxidation therapy.

Bovine Cartilage

Is an immunostimulant used in treating cancer.

Breema

Is a type of bodywork that supports the bodys instinctive healing energy and guides it towards a natural state of balance.  Breema favors rhythmic movements and tension-relieving stretches.  Instead of using force, it uses the relaxed weight of the practitioner to provide firm-but-gental support.

Burnout Syndrome

Is a syndrome of sress-related fatigue, mild depression, anxiety, irritability, impaired decision-making, and low emotional resiliency, typically seen in people involved in high-stress occupations.

Butyrate Complex

Is a combination of butyric acids.  Its nontoxic fatty acids are used to stimulate interferon.