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By Laurance Johnston

Experiences point out that forty% of usa citizens use a few type of substitute drugs; for people with long term disabilities, studying approximately their thoughts is much more serious. Written through the previous director of the Spinal wire study and schooling starting place of the PVA, this can be the 1st e-book to hide substitute treatments for spinal twine damage. From acupuncture to laser-based cures, natural medication, homeopathy, craniosacral treatment, magnetic therapeutic, and extra, the ebook empowers readers via delivering transparent, trustworthy details on replacement offerings to standard well-being care; equipping readers to make extra educated judgements approximately their very own health and wellbeing care; tailoring info to fulfill the categorical wishes of the nearly 450,000 participants dwelling with a spinal twine harm; and delivering therapeutic modalities that reduce the dangers which are particularly proper to individuals with SCI, like overmedication, hospitalization, and life-threatening infections. when you were compelled to depend upon the recommendation of the conventional clinical professional for his or her healthiness care, this booklet opens a huge array of holistic thoughts.

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The focus is on the symptoms, which according to Eastern medicine are merely the footprints left behind by energy imbalances. According to traditional theory, traumatic SCI damages the Du or Governor meridian, which in turn affects yang energy of the entire body (Figure 2-2). The goal of treatment is to clear and activate meridian channels, reversing qi stagnation. Scientific Basis The NIH Consensus Development report on acupuncture stated the following: Figure 2-2 Du or Governor meridian, which is especially affected by spinal cord injury.

When qi is consistently diminished, out of balance, or polluted, sickness ensues; its absence means death. Unfortunately, in people with a physical disability, qi can stagnate and become unbalanced, increasing the likelihood of illness. Therefore, it is especially important for them to stimulate qi flow. Description Influenced by a variety of Eastern spiritual philosophies over its 5,000-year history, qigong (pronounced chee gung) evolved to include medical, martial arts, spiritual, and, recently, business applications.

Claire Cassidy surveyed nearly 600 patients of Chinese medicine and found great patient satisfaction (2). For example, 87% of surveyed patients were very satisfied with their care, 91% with their practitioner, 70% were happy with the cost, and 91% report that their presenting problem had improved. In comparison, only 30% were satisfied with conventional biomedical care, 43% with their physician, and 26% with the price. Eastern Origins With origins in Taoist philosophy, acupuncture evolved from observing that disorders were associated with increased sensitivity EASTERN HEALING 15 in specific skin areas.

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