In this section, we will examine a number of natural (nonpharmaceutical, nonsurgical) therapies that have shown effectiveness in treating the endocrine glands and their related disorders. These chapters are not a complete introduction to each of these therapies; rather, they are for the practitioner who wants a brief introduction to each of these modalities. After reading this section, you will have a general knowledge of each therapy. This knowledge will be enough to start using these methods to benefit your patients and as a starting point for more extensive research into some of the individual practices. To aid in further study, use the texts in the Reading List. These texts are a good start on a library of reference for integrative endocrinology.