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Naturopathic Physical medicine is a fusion of many different techniques and modalities. It has evolved from common roots shared by the chiropractic and osteopathic profession; as well as using therapies born in the Nature Cure movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe and America. There are two main premises with physical medicine:
- The physical structure of the body affects its functioning. Structural imbalances can lead to physical pain in the form of muscle spasms and poorly moving joints, but structural imbalances can also lead to problems with digestion, sleep, immune function, endocrine function and more. As we see with other body systems, the musculoskeletal system is interconnected with all other body systems.
- It is possible to stimulate the Vital Force and the immune system by stimulating the physical body with physical agents such as hot and cold water, electricity, light, fresh air, and touch.
Naturopathic Physical Medicine includes:
Manipulation of the spine, joints, and soft tissue (muscles and connective tissue). This can include techniques from all branches of massage therapy, adjustments similar to chiropractic or osteopathic adjustments, visceral manipulation, as well as subtle energy techniques such as cranio-sacral.
Physical Therapy Tools such as Ultrasound, TENS, EMS (electro muscle stim), therapeutic stretching and exercise.
Hydrotherapy which uses hot and cold water in baths, showers, wraps or packs to stimulate blood flow, lymphatic flow, immune system and the life force in the whole body or parts of the body.
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