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Is there a difference between reiki and craniosacral therapy?

Is there a difference between reiki and craniosacral therapy?

Yes: Yes craniosacral therapy refers to the specific osteopathic technique of treating the skull plates with the application of gentle force of direct hand contact and muscle energy stretching, while reiki refers to the transference of "life force energy" by the laying on of hands by the practitioner either directly or having the hands in close proximity to the patient to transfer energy and well being. ...Read more

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Is craniosacral therapy best for someone with tmj?

NO: There is no scientific evidence for craniosacral therapy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about craniosacral therapy for an older child with mild plagiocephaly?

Can you tell me about craniosacral therapy for an older child with mild plagiocephaly?

Plagiocephaly: In my experience this has not been a useful therapy - once the child gets beyond a year of age it is hard to correct a "mild" plagiocephaly with this type of therapy ...Read more

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Can craniosacral therapy help with autism?

Can craniosacral therapy help with autism?

Yes: The osteopathic literature supports the use of cranial/sacral manipulation for any neurological problem which autism is. It is important to know where information comes from. An osteopath who is trained to use cranial therapy is qualified to comment about it. ...Read more

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What is craniosacral therapy?

What is craniosacral therapy?

An offshoot of OCF: Ocf is osteopathy in the cranial field. It is a century old field of manual treatment for headaches and other problems. Based on the idea that the skull is not a rigid bowl. Nature would not make a rigid container for a closed fluid system. Only physicians and dentists can receive training. Ct is an extension taught to anyone through the john upledger, do, institute in florida. ...Read more

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What is the training involved in craniosacral therapy?

What is the training involved in craniosacral therapy?

Varies: I received my training in medical school, followed by more training in post-graduate courses. There is now training available through massage courses and other venues. It requires good anatomical knowledge and a lot of hands on experience. ...Read more

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Craniosacral therapy for 3 year old with plagiocephaly, can this work?

Craniosacral therapy for 3 year old with plagiocephaly, can this work?

NO: AS you might know this is a skull deformity.
RApid growth, premature closure of cranial sutures, position of sleep all contribute to it.
Similarly, unless very severe--there are neurosurgical criteria for this, the child outgrows it.
It is of mere cosmetic significance, if at all.
Do remember hair growth, facial growth, etc will alter final appearance. ...Read more

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I have a thoracic syrinx from t6-t10. Would it be safe to go for craniosacral therapy?

I have a thoracic syrinx from t6-t10. Would it be safe to go for craniosacral therapy?

Syringomyelia: The origin of the syrinx should be investigated. A contrast enhanced thoracic MRI and a cervical MRI and brain MRI should be done to evaluate for a chiari malformation. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors that can perform craniosacral therapy or are they only done by alternative medicine practitioners?

Are there any doctors that can perform craniosacral therapy or are they only done by alternative medicine practitioners?

Cranial Academy: "craniosacral" therapy is actually an adaptation of cranial osteopathy -- it was developed by osteopathic physician dr. John upledger, and this is what many non-physician craniosacral therapists do. Http://www. Upledger. Com/ the osteopathic cranial academy trains physicians to do the original work developed by dr. Sutherland. Many are do's, and some are md's. http://www. Cranialacademy. Org/. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence for success with craniosacral therapy with emotional eating or any other eating disorders?

Is there any evidence for success with craniosacral therapy with emotional eating or any other eating disorders?

No...: Emotional eating and eating disorders are attempts to resolve internal conflicts or issues with a behavior. The problem is not in one's brain; it is in one's MIND. Emotional eating and eating disorders are ways of coping with untenable emotions and thoughts; the way to address any form of disordered eating is to identify and process what's eating "at" you, not focusing on what you're eating. ...Read more

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Is reiki therapy a good way to reduce my dependence on pain pills?

Is reiki therapy a good way to reduce my dependence on pain pills?

No: Reiki is nonsense. Its mostly helpful in thinning the wallet. It would be much better to see a physician experienced in pain management and medication detox. That stated, there are many scientifically valid non-pharmacologic behavioral strategies. A pain psychologist can help here. ...Read more

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I had cranio sacral therapy done and afterwards, felt dizzy in my head. Could this be from the craniosacral work?

I had cranio sacral therapy done and afterwards, felt dizzy in my head. Could this be from the craniosacral work?

Absolutely, yes: You need to check the training and experience of the craniosacral therapist you're seeing, because this can vary greatly. The work is very powerful, even though very light pressure is used. If you're feeling dizzy after a treatment, you should also tell the practitioner, whether it's a physician or other therapist. They should know to get you back on the table to correct before you leave. ...Read more

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Can IBS be cured through reiki therapy?

Can IBS be cured through reiki therapy?

Reiki ok but OTC: Reiki may help, but metamucil works better if you are going to the bathroom too much. I know, I know, it sounds like it would make you worse, but it soaks up the excess water in the bowel, stopping urgent bouts of diarrhea! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has under gone reiki treatment and if so what is the eperience?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has under gone reiki treatment and if so what is the eperience?

Reiki and related: Practices are more related to yoga, meditation, imagery, etc. And most docs on this list will not be able to help you. While stress management and the above have a role in good health, you would be better served by talking w/a meditation teacher and seeing a conventional doc also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How is reiki treatment and if so what is the eperience?

How is reiki treatment and if so what is the eperience?

Reiki and related: Practices are more related to yoga, meditation, imagery, etc. And most docs on this list will not be able to help you. While stress management and the above have a role in good health, you would be better served by talking w/a meditation teacher and seeing a conventional doc also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between psychotherapy and just therapy? Why does psychotherapy help heal sexual abuse more?

Is there a difference between psychotherapy and just therapy? Why does psychotherapy help heal sexual abuse more?

Yes.: There are different types of psychotherapy ranging from Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy, supportive Psychotherapy, Rational Emotive Psychotherapy or EMDR. The type of psychotherapy will depend on the needs of the individual and sexual abuse can be healed by using different techniques to aid the individual to deal with the trauma through memory retrieval thus dealing with feelings. ...Read more

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What's the difference between natural hormones and synthetic hormones in treating menopause symptoms? There is so much information about the different kinds of hormone therapy for menopause that it's confusing to me. Is there a difference between natural

What's the difference between natural hormones and synthetic hormones in treating menopause symptoms? There is so much information about the different kinds of hormone therapy for menopause that it's confusing to me. Is there a difference between natural

NO!: The estrogen receptors in your body cannot distinguish between the two, therefore the response is the same. Be careful regarding "natural" hormones, particularly if they are compounded at a pharmacy since you do not know what you are really taking. There was a large recall from a compounding pharmacy today for progesterone, so this can really happen. Your body will not know the difference. ...Read more

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For seasonal affective disorder, is there a difference between full-spectrum and light therapy lamps?

For seasonal affective disorder, is there a difference between full-spectrum and light therapy lamps?

Shouldn't be: The light therapy lamps should be using full-spectrum bulbs, and should say that somewhere on the package. If not, I would avoid them and use a product that uses this description. The ott lights were the original bulbs of this type, and can now be found in many hardware stores (lowes, home depot, etc.). ...Read more

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Is there a difference between talk and cognitive therapy, and if so, what are they? Also, are there any similar therapies?

Is there a difference between talk and cognitive therapy, and if so, what are they? Also, are there any similar therapies?

CBT stands for: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and it is a form of psychotherapy. It is focused on the here and now and not analytic. Thinking generates feelings and it is focused on changing self talk / thoughts. Peace and good health. There are many types of therapy but the core conditions of things such as empathy, genuineness, and respect are want appear to promote the most progress. ...Read more

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What is the difference between art therapy vs art psychotherapy?

Synonymous: Art therapy is aform of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication. It is practiced by qualified, registered art therapists. Art therapy and art psychotherapy are used interchangeably. ...Read more

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What is the difference between physical and occupational therapy?

What is the difference between physical and occupational therapy?

Specialization: In general terms, occupational therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy. Pts may focus on treating an injury and healing the body. Ots focus on assisting the patient with daily activities/occupations. It can be activities like self care (eating, cleaning, dressing, cooking), mobility (opening doors, using equipment), or work (keyboard, work station, operating work tools). ...Read more

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What is the difference between physical therapy and physiotherapy?

What is the difference between physical therapy and physiotherapy?

No difference: Physiotherapy is a fused version of physical therapy. In the US, physical therapy is a preferred term, though. ...Read more

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What is the difference between trigger point therapy and prolotherapy exactly?

What is the difference between trigger point therapy and prolotherapy exactly?

Location: In trigger point therapy, the physician finds tender points in the muscle and injects them. In prolotherapy, the physician injects around ligaments to strengthen them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between light therapy and tanning beds?

What is the difference between light therapy and tanning beds?

Type of light: The wavelength of light i'd different. Light therapy, using light from the part of the light spectrum you can see, does not cause burns or increase your risk for skin cancer. Tanning beds do. ...Read more

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What is the difference between physical therapy and massage therapy?

What is the difference between physical therapy and massage therapy?

Lots: Massage therapy involves the placement of the hands on the patient for a variety of reasons. There are many different types of massage just as there are many different types of pt. Pt and massage can overlap a bit but in general a physical therapist has more training than a massage therapist and are trained in the rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. ...Read more

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What the difference between physiotherapy and complementary therapy?

What the difference between physiotherapy and complementary therapy?

Physical therapy: Physical therapy is to use physical way to reach therapy aim. Includes temperature modality, mechanic way to move joint and muscle and electric or ultrasound application to reach therapy purpose.

Complementary therapy are traditional ways to reach therapy. Such as herb medicine, nutritional therapy, massage, acupuncture etc.

There are cross coverage between the two kind therapy ways. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the main difference between rolfing and art physical therapy?

Difference: Rolfing is a type of hands on therapy called structural integration. It is based upon the theory that if one reestablishes balance in the musculoskeletal system by working deeply with the muscles and the fascia that surrounds them, the body will heal spontaneously. While there may be elements similar to rolfing in physical therapy, pt is a much broader term to describe various treatments. ...Read more

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What's the difference between full-spectrum bulbs and light therapy lamps for sad?

What's the difference between full-spectrum bulbs and light therapy lamps for sad?

Name only, usually.: Full spectrum bulbs should have the same mix of light rays that sunlight does or they are not full spectrum bulbs. To be effective light therapy lamps should also try, as much as possible, to mimic the suns' rays. It is easier to do so with larger lamps. Some portable led lamps will not usually have that advantage. ...Read more