Manipulative and Body-Based Practices: An Overview

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Barry Leonard
DIANE Publishing, 2008 - 8 pages
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One of 5 background papers on the major areas of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Under the umbrella of manipulative and body-based practices is a heterogeneous group of CAM interventions and therapies, These include chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, massage therapy, Tui Na, reflexology, rolfing, Bowen technique, Trager bodywork, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais method, and a host of others (this paper provides a list of definitions, plus references). Manipulative and body-based practices focus primarily on the structures and systems of the body, including the bones and joints, the soft tissues, and the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

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