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REFLEXOLOGY

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Its Origin, Concept and Technique Indian Origin Reflexology, which is also known by names like Zone Therapy, Shiatsu, Pointed Pressure Therapy, Contact Therapy, Concentrated Massage or Acupuncture without Needles, is probably the oldest system of natural treatment in the world, based on scientific technique of massage or pressure. How, when and where this system originated lacks consensus but on the basis of certain ancient documents, it is assumed that acupuncture and Reflexology, which work on a similar theory, were first conceived by Indian thinkers in primitive times. It was from here that the knowledge of these sciences disseminated to certain...

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Therapeutic Massage Techniques

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Therapeutic Massage Techniques

Learning OutcomesAfter completing this chapter, you will beable to:■ Identify conditions under whichmassage is and is not performed,known as indications andcontraindications.■ Identify areas of endangermentthat are beyond the scope of theentry-level massage therapist.■ Describe the basic anatomical anddirectional terms in order to beginwork on the body.■ Describe the basic Swedishmassage strokes that form thefoundation of therapeutic massage.■ Outline and begin to incorporateall six considerations of applicationinto the massage strokes.■ Understand and perform skeletalmuscle palpation to identifyspasms.■ Recognize the difference betweenmassage sequence and flow, andbegin to choreograph a massageroutine.■ Discuss and demonstrate properbody mechanics for massage andbodywork.■ Practice a full massage...

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Atlas Of Acupuncture Points

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Atlas Of Acupuncture Points

Point Locations Table of Contents Page04 Lung Meridian06 Large Intestine Meridian08 Stomach Meridian13 Spleen Meridian15 Heart Meridian16 Small Intestine Meridian19 Bladder Meridian23 Kidney Meridian26 Pericardium Meridian27 Triple Warmer Meridian30 Gall Bladder Meridian33 Liver Meridian35 Conception Vessel37 Governing Vessel Meridian AbbreviationsThere have been many abbreviations used to identify the acupuncture meridians, most are listed below. The boldabbreviations are the ones used in this text.LU = Lung meridianLI, CO = Large Intestine meridianST = Stomach meridianSP = Spleen meridianHT, HE = Heart meridianSI = Small Intestine meridianBL, UB = Bladder meridianKI = Kidney meridianP, PC, HC = Pericardium, Heart Constrictor meridianTW, TH,...

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Bloodletting

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Bloodletting

Bloodletting Ancient Greek painting on a vase, showing a physician (iatros) bleeding a patient   Bloodletting (or blood-letting) is the withdrawal of blood from a patient to prevent or cure illness and disease. Bloodletting, whether by a physician or by leeches, was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood and other bodily fluids were regarded as "humours" that had to remain in proper balance to maintain health. It is claimed to have been the most common medical practice performed by surgeons from antiquity until the late 19th century, a span of almost 2,000 years. In Europe the practice continued to be relatively common until the...

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Leech therapy in group practice

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Leech therapy in group practice

A traditional healing method in modern medicine.Leech therapy is one of the oldest naturopathic treatments. The leech therapy is already documented in the Egyptians of the Pharaonic period.In Europe, leech therapy has been part of traditional medicine for many centuries.First, the effectiveness was attributed to bloodletting. Nowadays, however, this aspect is of secondary importance.Apart from the centuries-old experience, in the recent past, the active ingredients that a leech releases during suction have been analyzed using modern methods. To date, more than 30 active ingredients have been identified.These include, for example: Hirudin, Eglin, Bdellin, Calin, Hementin and Orgelase.These active ingredients are...

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