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Traditional Medicine >> Body Based Therapy

Body based therapy is a qualitative treatment possessed by a person which gives intense pleasure and deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestation or something else. It is a heterogeneous group of Complementary and Alternative Medicine interventions and therapies. Manipulative and body-based methods include chiropractic, massage therapy, postural reeducation, reflexology, and Rolfing. By this therapy one can get experience about healing in all aspects of the Whole Self: the physical, emotional, spiritual, energetic, and mental.

Manipulative and body-based practices focus primarily on the structures and systems of the body, including the bones and joints, the soft tissues, and the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Some practices were derived from traditional systems of medicine, such as those from China, India, or Egypt, while others were developed within the last 150 years. Despite this heterogeneity, manipulative and body-based practices share some common characteristics, such as the principles that the human body is self-regulating and have the ability to heal itself and that the parts of the human body are interdependent. Practitioners in all these therapies also tend to tailor their treatments to the specific needs of each patient.

  1. Chiropractic: Chiropractic is often useful in treating low back pain, headaches, and nerve impingement syndromes. In chiropractic, the relationship between the structure of the spine and function of the nervous system is thought to be the key to maintaining or restoring health. Manipulation of spines are the main method for achieving balance Though spinal manipulation for back pain has been documented from the time of the ancient Egyptians, and early osteopaths practiced generalized spinal maneuvers, the attempt to precisely correct theoretical vertebral subluxations is a uniquely chiropractic endeavor.. Generally, however, the effect of manipulation on conditions not directly related to the musculoskeletal system has not been established. Serious complications resulting from spinal manipulation (e.g., low back pain, damage to cervical nerves, damage to arteries in the neck) are rare.
  1. Massage therapy: Massage helps in Mobilizing fat and improve the function of vital organs by stimulating relaxing, rejuvenating effects. More Beneficial in Arthritics, Stress, Obesity and general promotion of positive health. Lubricate the joints, tones the nervous system, improves circulation and nourish the physical body, relaxes muscles and increase flexibility.
  1. Reflexology: Reflexology is a deviation of massage therapy, it relies on manual pressure applied to specific areas of the foot; these areas are believed to correspond to different organs or body systems via meridians. Stimulation of these areas is believed to eliminate the blockage of energy responsible for pain or disease in the corresponding body part.

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