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Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

Medicine, traditional chinese medicine, chiropractic manipulation, and energy healing --which is legit?

All legit at times: Obviously "medicine is "legit" but that does not mean it is the only valid approach & many conditions are not helped much by conventional medicine.There is scientific research confirming that tcm, chir. And energy healing can be beneficial, but it depends on the condition. Like medicine, each of these can each help some conditions more than others & some practitioners are more skilled than others. ...Read more

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Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

Chiropractors, massage therapy, acupuncture, physiotherapy - which is the best treatment for back pain?

All and none: Everything depends what is the cause for pain. If your family doctors rules out serious pathology, i.e. Fracture, cancer, infection, etc., then try acupuncture, pt, chiropractor, depending on your preferences. Stay away from motrin, alive, celebrex, (celecoxib) etc. There is no inflammation with back pain. Use of this type of drugs actually proven to delay healing in spite of "helping"(more like masking) pain. ...Read more

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Is chiropractic manipulation useful for managing headaches?

Is chiropractic manipulation useful for managing headaches?

Yes and no: For tension headaches or those starting in the neck can see some benefit from chiro manipulation. Be careful of what is promised. Get an eval and some treatment but have reasonable expectations. You should not have to be sold on a treatment. Especially decompression machines. ...Read more

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What's the difference between alexander technique and feldenkrais method?

Technique comparison: The alexander technique is based on years of experience by the alexander brothers from texas. It is constanly being updated. In my almost 30 years as an orthodontiat I have never heard of the feldenkrais technique. We all have our "techniques" and they are based on earlier work of other orthodontists. That being said, all techniques have the same goal- improving your smile. ...Read more

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Torque release technique uses and benefits?

A chiropractic metho: 4 movement of the spinal segments.. If spinal segments are able to be to be able to be cranked by a technique, they have loose ligaments that need to be stabilized to get rid of the back pain. Prolotherapy is the treatment of choice. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about prolotherapy and a doctor to help you for real relief. ...Read more

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How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

How are chiropractic and osteopathy or physiotherapy different?

Chiro Specialists: While traditional spinal manipulation in the United States was originally performed by osteopaths to increase blood flow, Doctors of Chiropractic have specialized and recognized the importance of central (brain) nervous system changes with adjustments. Osteopaths typically do not manipulate today. Typically, physiotherapy utilizes modalities to relax muscles, and exercise to stabilize. ...Read more

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Should a shiatsu massage therapist take a complementary and alternative medicine course?

Should a shiatsu massage therapist take a complementary and alternative medicine course?

Why would s/he?: Someone already trained in shiatsu massage is presumably competent to practice his/her own area of complementary and alternative medicine (cam). Unless s/he wants to also learn about other treatments and systems of healing that are part of cam, it seems unnecessary. An "overview" course in cam would probably be less in depth in any one area than needed to really practice that modality well. ...Read more

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Alexander technique - would it help with neck?

Alexander technique - would it help with neck?

Possibly: I like alexander technique because it focusing on retraining proper posture. Many people with chronic neck pain have poor posture in my experience. They have what is called a head forward posture which causes the upper back and neck muscles to fatigue trying to balance the head on the shoulders. Alexander technique and other therapies seek to reverse this. ...Read more

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Which medical field works best for neck/shoulder tension & posture? Not sure whether to choose chiropractor, osteopath or sports massage etc. Thanks

Which medical field works best for neck/shoulder tension & posture? Not sure whether to choose chiropractor, osteopath or sports massage etc. Thanks

Shoulder tension: and posture issues. See your primary care doctor to diagnose or rule out medical conditions. Then you can see a massage therapist if he/she is ok w/that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is the alexander technique effective for back pain?

It Can Be.: As part of a treatment plan, the alexander techniques work on changing and improving physical postural habits that could be associated with the cause of the pain or preventing the correction of the cause. ...Read more

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How are chiropractic and osteopathy different?

How are chiropractic and osteopathy different?

There is a differenc: Chiropractors are trained on the spine and joints only. Osteopathic physicians are trained in all of medicine with additional training in manipulation of joints and spine. ...Read more

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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy a better option ?Than chiropractic care?

Is physical therapy a better option ?Than chiropractic care?

Most times: Physical therapy is more rooted in science than most chiropractic care. Certainly there is very little evidence to support manipulation and endless visits for adjustments. Ultimately, however it is important to find someone with experience and both pt and chiro are dependent on the skill of the individual. ...Read more

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Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

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Do the treatments differ between allopaths, osteopaths, naturopaths, and chiropracters?

Do the treatments differ between allopaths, osteopaths, naturopaths, and chiropracters?

YES, a great deal: Allopaths practice conventional western medicine,relying primarily on drugs & surgery for treatment. Many osteopaths practice allopathic medicine but the root of osteopathy is gentle manipulation of bones & many osteopaths still include this. Naturopaths primarily utilize nutritional supplements, herbs & homeopathy,whereas chiropractors use various manipulative therapies & often use supplements. ...Read more

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Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Hatha/Ashtanga: All are helpful but hatha & ashtanga are particularly good for relieving stress. ...Read more

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Is neck manipulation by a chiropractor safe?

Is neck manipulation by a chiropractor safe?

Yes,but: generally speaking yes,most of them knows exactly when to do it, and when it is not a good idea. ...Read more