Orthomolecular medicine works to improve nutritional intake and/or prescribe supplements. Sometimes, it is known as megavitamin therapy as it can involve prescriptions of very high doses of vitamins, minerals, and other healthy molecules. A lot of naturopathic doctors use orthomolecular medicine within the nutritional modality of their practice. The word "orthomolecular" means the right molecules in the right amounts; therefore doctors practicing this medicine use the right nutritional supplements in the right amounts for their patients.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (also known as osteopathy) involves the application of manual movements of the body to improve health, such as stretching, pressure, and resistance. These applied movements work the body's skeleton, vasculature, lymphatic system, muscles, fascia, etc. Often circulatory, swelling (edema), soreness, numbness, itching, pain, muscle contraction problems, and tissue problems are treated by osteopathy. Osteopathy is literally hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury.
Chiropractic medicine treats problems with the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. It is believed that spine disorders affect overall health as they directly impact the nervous system. Chiropractic treatments involve manual therapy, (such as the manipulation of the spine and joints) and soft tissue therapy (such as muscle and tissue manipulations).