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By Carol M. Davis DPT EdD MS FAPTA

ISBN-10: 1556425813

ISBN-13: 9781556425813

Complementary treatments in Rehabilitation has been revised and up to date to incorporate the newest information regarding holistic treatments and proof in their efficacy. This entire variation makes complementary cures effortless to appreciate and determine for rehabilitation practitioners, scholars, and well-being care pros attracted to retaining speed with this new development and its rising value. Written via skilled therapists who've been learning and working towards those holistic tools, this evidence-based textual content contains an insightful assessment profiling the examine of holistic ways standard in rehabilitation. scholars and practitioners are actually in a position to overview the efficacy of those methods from the facts that's suggested. The sincerely written chapters conceal an array of subject matters together with myofascial unencumber, t'ai chi, yoga therapeutics, and Pilates rehabilitation. all of the a variety of remedies is defined from a ancient and theoretical base, and scientific functions are made utilizing case reports. Complementary remedies in Rehabilitation, moment variation is a must-have for all rehabilitation execs wanting to restoration honest aiding and therapeutic to the future health care community.Additional issues contain: massage and rehabilitation Craniosacral treatment Biofeedback The Alexander process Reiki Magnets

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Phys Ther. 1996; 76(2):175-181. CHAPTER 2 Quantum Physics and Systems Theory The Science Behind Complementary and Alternative Therapies Carol M. Davis, PT, EdD, MS, FAPTA Complementary and alternative therapies, also referred to as holistic therapies or energy medicine, are becoming more commonly researched in refereed journals since the initiation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and their awarding of grants. Few would disagree with the fact that more and more patients and clients are turning to holistic therapies as an adjunct to allopathic therapies.

They have been practiced as mainstream in other parts of the world for centuries and are now making their way into Western medicine as the limitations of traditional health care in the West, especially for patients with chronic illnesses and pain, become more frustrating for patients and practitioners alike. The Paradigm Shift: Reductionism Enhanced by Holism Chapter 1 describes the emergence of the science of mind/body medicine and health care, a more holistic view than that of reductionism. In truth, science never stands still.

Pharmacological and biological treatments—drugs and vaccines not yet accepted in mainstream medicine (antineoplastons, cartilage products, EDTA, immunoaugmentive therapy, 714-X, Coley’s toxins, MTH-68, neural therapy, apitherapy, iscador, biologically guided chemotherapy) 6. Herbal medicine—folk remedies that rely on botanical knowledge of the effects of herbs on the body 7. Diet and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease—perhaps the best-known example is Dean Ornish’s program for heart disease that emphasizes nutrition, yoga, meditation, guided imagery or visualization, as well as exercise 6 Chapter 1 The Integration of Reductionism With Holism It appears from the most recent literature that holistic practices and reductionistic medicine and health care finally are coming together, and many holistic practices do lend themselves to verification with reductionistic methods, but some clearly do not.

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