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The practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) is an ancient and empirical system based on the concept of Qi (pronounced “chee”), which is usually translated as energy. Acupuncturists, also known as Oriental Medicine Practitioners, assess a patient’s syndrome or pattern of disharmony by using questioning, palpitation, visual inspection, and olfactory-auditory data collection. An acupuncturist then determines the treatment principle and strategy to prompt the patient back to functional harmony. This approach is based on a conceptual framework that is unlike conventional modern medicine. The particular intervention is chosen from among several traditional methods. These interventions include acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, manual therapies such as acupressure and moxibustion, and exercises such as tai chi or qi gong, as well as Chinese herbal preparations and dietary therapy.
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No unread posts Chiropractic Feed - Chiropractic
Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, especially the spine. Chiropractors believe that interference with these systems impairs the body’s normal functions and lowers its resistance to disease. They also hold that spinal or vertebral dysfunction alters many important body functions by affecting the nervous system and that skeletal imbalance through joint or articular dysfunction, especially in the spine, can cause pain.
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No unread posts Massage Therapist Feed - Massage Therapist
Leading professional massage associations have defined massage as systems of structured palpation or movement of the soft tissue of the body, including holding, causing movement, and/or applying pressure to the body. Massage therapy is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques (by use of hand or body), and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client. An increasing body of research shows massage reduces heart rate, can help lower blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins. Recent studies indicate massage enhances the functioning of the immune system. Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury. Further, a significant amount of research indicates that massage therapy can relieve stress and aid in pain relief and management, including post-operative pain.
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