Healthcare

Family's Health 16 Dec 2018

Myofascial release

This hands-on technique seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia, or connective tissue, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Using their hands, therapists gently apply mild, sustained pres- sure to stretch and soften the fascia. Myofascial release is used to treat conditions such…
Family's Health 16 Dec 2018

Meditation

This general term describes a wide range of practices that involve training one’s attention or awareness so that body and mind can be brought into greater harmony. Although some meditators may seek a mystical sense of oneness with a higher power or with the universe, others may seek to reduce…
Healthcare 16 Dec 2018

Massage therapy

This general term describes a range of therapeutic approaches with roots in Eastern and Western cultures. Massage therapy involves the practice of kneading or otherwise manipulating a person’s muscles and other soft tissue with the intent of improving a person’s well-being or health. Australian…
Family's Health 16 Dec 2018

Magnets

Magnetic therapy (also known as magnetic field therapy or biomagnetic therapy) involves using magnets, magnetic devices, or magnetic fields to treat a variety of physical and emotional conditions, including circulatory problems, certain forms of arthritis, chronic pain, sleep disorders, and stress. Treatments may be applied by a practitioner or as…
Family's Health 16 Dec 2018

Macrobiotic diet

This diet consists of whole grains, vegetables, sea vegetables, and seeds. These natural foods, cooked in accordance with macrobiotic principles designed to synchronize eating habits with the cycles of nature, are used to promote health and minimize disease.
Family's Health 16 Dec 2018

Kinesiology/applied kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of muscles and their movements. Applied kinesiology is a system that uses muscle testing procedures, with standard methods of diagnosis, to gain information about a patient’s overall state of health. Practitioners analyze muscle function, posture, gait, and other structural factors in addition to inquiring about lifestyle…
Family's Health 16 Dec 2018

Iridology

This diagnostic system is based on the premise that every organ has a corresponding location within the iris of the eye, which can serve as an indicator of the individual health or disease of an organ. Iridology is used by naturopaths and other practitioners, particularly when diagnosis achieved through standard…
Family's Health 16 Dec 2018

Hypnotherapy

The term describes a range of techniques that allow practitioners to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious, where suppressed memories, repressed emotions, and forgotten events may remain recorded. Hypnosis may facilitate behavioral, emotional, or attitudinal change. Academy of Applied Hypnosis…
Family's Health 16 Dec 2018

Homeopathy

This medical system uses minute doses of natural substances- called remedies-to stimulate a person’s immune and defense system. A remedy is chosen individually for a sick person based on its capacity to cause, if given in overdose, physical and psychological symptoms similar to those a patient is experiencing.