Naturopathic Physical Medicine

Naturopathic Physical Medicine

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NATUROPATHIC PHYSICAL MEDICINE provides a philosophical naturopathic perspective, as well as practical clinical applications, for manual and physical approaches to health care. A wide range of bodywork and movement approaches and modalities are evaluated in relation to their ability to be appropriately used in naturopathic treatment and rehabilitation settings. The model of care emphasised in this text recognizes that naturopathically oriented therapeutic interventions usually focus on achieving one or all of the following: enhancement of function so that the person, system or part, can better self-regulate in response to adaptive demands; modification or removal of adaptive load factors; and symptomatic relief without creation of significant additional adaptive changes.Theory and Practice for Manual Therapists and Naturopaths Leon Chaitow ... Hydration at the cellular level helps to maintain cell volume and is critical for tissue repair. ... This is corroborated by Ritz et al (2003) who state that protein metabolism is probably regulated by cellular hydration in humans. ... hydrostatic pressure mechanism whereby the loads involved in static and dynamic posture are transduced through the joint (or disc) fluid through to the next structure up the kinetic chain.

Title:Naturopathic Physical Medicine
Author:Leon Chaitow
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2008


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