Oriental Therapy News
Massage therapy, a form of hands-on healing, has been used since ancient times and across many cultures. Today, it's a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), especially as a supportive therapy to help manage symptoms such as pain, sleep problems, and the negative effects of stress.
Massage is used for many health purposes, but little is known about how it works on a biological level. A recent study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine examined the effects of one session of Swedish massage therapy.
Massages are a great way to release tension and stress and promote relaxation. But a new study published has revealed for the first time that massages also provide a measurable, therapeutic benefit to the immune system as well.
Back pain is twenty times more painful than other body pains because these complex muscles are located so close to the spinal cord. Commonly-prescribed drugs for back pain can have serious side effects; even over-the-counter drugs can cause stomach problems and liver damage.
The tremendous benefits of regular massage are irreplaceable to the human body. It can definitely relax you, but there are some benefits of massage that go far beyond relaxation.
Reiki is an ancient healing method that has been performed in Tibet for thousands of years. It is different from many other natural healing methods because it relies solely on the universal energy or life force that is guided in to the patient through simple touch or the placing of hands.
Cupping is a method of relieving local congestion by applying a partial vacuum which is created in a cup or cups, either by heat or by suction. Cupping has been used for thousands of years. Although it is often associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine, the entire world once knew this therapy and used it.
We all live in a field of energy. Scientists, as well as spiritualists, know this, yet most of us don't realize it in our day-to-day lives. "Like a fish in water or a bird in flight, we are unaware of the medium that supports us," Qigong Master Kenneth Cohen writes in his online essay on the nature of Qigong.
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The Natural Therapist
Issue: 31 No.3 | Nov 2017
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