Refers to one of many methods of treatment/intervention utilized to achieve a mind-body-spirit systematic response.  Usually, these are of Eastern philosophy and are used for preventive care, acute, and chronic illnesses.  The modality choice may be used individually or in a combination after assessment of client needs.  There are many forms and venues to choose from.  It is important that the provider be knowledgeable in the application and for clients to ask questions and be comfortable with the recommendations.