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November 1, 2014

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Kinesiology

September 22, 2011

Kinesiology is study of the movements. Some kinesiologists work with massage therapists. In 196o’s, Dr. Goodheart made an observation that a weak muscle could be treated and the strength can be improved, Kinesiology incorporates the principles of variety of holistic therapy, including chiropractic, acupuncture, manipulation of spine and extremity and cranial bones. Kinesiology studies muscle strength to health and find out that some factors do affect the muscles negatively, once corrected it will correct the weakness. Kinesiology does apply motion, there are currently schools that teach the method OF Kinesiology and one can get degree on study of the movement from BS to PHD. There are many different form of kinesiology from behavior kinesiology to many different forms. These include exercise and sport biomechanics, physiology, biochemistry and motor behavior; measurement; physical fitness; and sports medicine etc.. etc..

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Knots in my back, part 2

September 16, 2011

The therapist wanted me to get a series of massage treatment and I agreed. Due to conflicts in her and my schedule, we were not able to go past the first massage session. Surprisingly, I felt much better after the first session. My back just about completely healed even without the sessions to come. It is fantastic what a therapist can do to help my back. Even more fantastic is that it can happen without prescription medications.

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Mechanotherapy

September 6, 2011

Mechanotherapy is used for strengthening muscles, improvement of coordination and correction of movement patterns. The term mechanotherapy refers to the process of how load may be used therapeutically to stimulate tissue repair and remodeling in tendon, muscle, cartilage and bone. Common problems such as tendinopathies, muscle tears, and fractures require controlled loading to institute healing and return to function.

The scientific underpinning of how this occurs is related to “mechanotransduction”, which refers to a physiological process where cells sense and respond to mechanical loads. Exercise therapy as well as various manual therapies apply load to tissues with the goal of promoting healing. The underlying processes surrounding the effects of these therapies are poorly understood for many clinicians. Understanding the underlying physiological process behind many of our common therapies is necessary for treatment planning, therapist and patient education.

In this method of treatment the therapist will apply exactly estimate quality of motion on joints. The specific tools help to select the separate phases of free motions to support and fix desired joint. Designed apparatus helps to measure out the mechanical loading at implementation of motions and exercises during training.

Motions could be passive or active. Passive action is when motions of a patient are carried out by the therapist which facilitates motions. Active action is when a patient leads into action his muscle apparatus by efforts.

Loading on a joint and muscular group is graduated at a change of load weight and its position on a barbell, angle, in which the pendulum is set, frequency of the forced vibrations, and duration of the procedure. Also except the variety of mechanotherapeutic apparatus, for exercises different facilities are used, such as gymnastic sticks, Swedish walls and others. Many patients with different supports in rehabilitation departments of neurological, rheumatological, ortopedo-traumatology can have benefits from this system.

Improvements can measure by walks distance, range of motion, degree of pain, and flexibility or extensibility of the joint.

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Cancer and Massage

August 24, 2011

I am one of the therapists who use to be fearful of working with cancer clients. Since I took Dr. Johnson’s online course, I am no longer afraid. I realized other therapists, clients, family members, and healthcare professionals had a fear of cancer clients taking massage therapy.

I learned that massage actually benefits cancer client. We as therapist can teach family members some basic techniques and this helps them with their fears and assist them in providing compassion to their loved one.

We can also teach clients to feel better with self-massage.

Finally, a big shock to me was that we can teach healthcare professional about the benefits of massage. And thereby allow prescriptions for massage clients.

In our class, we used Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapist by Susan G. Salvo.

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Knots in my back

August 12, 2011

I am glad the therapist help me to reduced the knots in my lower back. I had been lifting heavy loads on at work. Walking was painful for me, which lead me to lean toward one side. My colleagues at work noticed my pain and leaning. The therapist had me to push with my legs. Immediately I felt some of the pain going way. The therapist also gave me a massage. This also helped a lot. This is my experience with getting relief from the painful knots in my back.

 

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Aromatherapy, comment

June 23, 2011

Again Aromatherapy has wide variety of application it is easy and fairly acceptable to use in all kind of setting below research published in complementary and Alternative medicine is another good example of this wonderful and effective therapy we need to just remember that essential oils can be irritant to the skin when used in massage or bath tubs so make sure to use small amount at first and no more than2% of essential oil to the carrier oil.:

Evidence Based Complement Alternat Med. 2011;2011:946537. Epub 2011 Apr 10.
Aromatherapy benefits autonomic nervous system regulation for elementary school faculty in taiwan.
Chang KM
, Shen CW.
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Department of Photonics and Communication Engineering, Asia University, Taichung 41354, Taiwan.
Abstract
Workplace stress-related illness is a serious issue, and consequently many stress reduction methods have been investigated. Aromatherapy is especially for populations that work under high stress. Elementary school teachers are a high-stress working population in Taiwan. In this study, fifty-four elementary school teachers were recruited to evaluate aromatherapy performance on stress reduction. Bergamot essential oil was used for aromatherapy spray for 10 minutes. Blood pressure and autonomic nervous system parameters were recorded 5 minutes before and after the application of the aroma spray. Results showed that there were significant decreases in blood pressure, heart rate, LF power percentage, and LF/HF while there were increases in heart rate variability and HF power percentage (P < .001(∗∗∗)) after application of the aromatherapy spray. Further analysis was investigated by dividing subjects into three background variables (position variables, age variables, gender variables) and anxiety degree groups. All parameters were significantly different for most subgroups, except for the substitute teachers and the light-anxiety group. Parasympathetic nervous system activation was measured after aromatherapy in this study. It encouraged further study for other stress working population by aromatherapy.
PMID: 21584196 [PubMed – in process] PMCID: PMC3092730 Free PMC Article

 

 

 

 

 

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March 24, 2010
Aromatherapy Test


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Aromatherapy, comment

June 22, 2011

Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years as the tiny molecules of the essential oils enter the nose they travel after absorption in the mucus in to the blood stream and all over the body, and this research below is another indication of many use of aromatherapy:
J Cosmet Dermatol.
2011 Jun;10(2):89-93. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2011.00554.x.
Effects of lavender olfactory input on cosmetic procedures.
Grunebaum LD , Murdock J , Castanedo-Tardan MP , Baumann LS .
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University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute, Miami Beach, Florida, USA.
Abstract
Objectives  To evaluate the effects of the aroma of essential oil of lavender against placebo on subjects’ pain perceptions and levels of anxiety when undergoing elective cosmetic facial injections of botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX(®) COSMETIC) for the correction of glabellar wrinkles. Methods  Subjects (N = 30) who had not previously received any cosmetic facial injections were randomized to essential oil of lavender aroma exposure or to placebo during elective cosmetic facial injections of BOTOX(®) (12 U) for the correction of glabellar wrinkles. Evaluations of subjects’ pain perceptions and levels of anxiety assessed by the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, heart rate (HR), and blood pressure (BP) measurements were taken at baseline, before, and after injections. Results  Subjects exposed to essential lavender oil showed a significant reduction in HR after the injection as compared to the pre-injection HR. Subjects exposed to the placebo did not show any significant difference in BP or HR between pre-injection and postinjection. Conclusions  Although essential oil of lavender did not have an effect on the subjects’ perception of pain during a facial injection, subjects showed significant increases in parasympathetic activity when exposed to the lavender aroma. Lavender aromatherapy has the potential to ease anxiety in patients undergoing minimally invasive facial cosmetic procedures.
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
PMID: 21649812 [PubMed – in process]


There are many ways one can use the aroma therapy, it can be used by message in to the skin some times combining different oil depending what is the reason for therapy, sometimes aromatherapy can be used by adding few drops of essential oils in to the bath top full of warm water and staying soaked in there for a while for example if one like to go and face the day the require lots of energy it will be good to add few drops of Black paper and juniper in the water (6-10 drops) it has very uplifting affect. At night for relaxing and have a good night sleep you can use 2 part chamomile,2 part lavender and 2 part roses. Another way of using aromatherapy is adding the essential oil or the leaves in to the steaming water for example one can used lavender to relive anxiety by  having few drops in to a bowel od steaming water and have a towel over your head  so you can trap the steam and inhale 10-15 minutes. It is also great way of using essential oils that are good for completions that way.

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Aromatherapy Test

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Chiropractic Adjustments, comment

May 12, 2011

I totally disagree with Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. There are other drugless treatments available for the initial pain in the low back. They include massage therapy, hydrotherapy, wax therapy, and exercise therapy. The list can go on further. I would dare say that massage therapy is used more than chiropractic adjustments for initial low back pain within the United States. If anyone has research to prove me wrong, please show me.

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May 12, 2011
Chiropractic Adjustments
With approximately 15 million patients annually, chiropractic is now America’s second largest health care system. Translating to “done with the hands,” chiropractic therapy uses physical manipulation of the spine and joints to relieve pain, decompress nerves and return positive energy to the body. Chiropractic adjustments help prevent wear and tear of the joints by maintaining their proper positioning and decreases scar tissue formation after injury. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research endorses chiropractic therapy as the only, safe and effective, drugless form of initial treatment for low back pain. Because the spinal column acts like a switchboard for the nervous system, proper alignment is essential for good health.

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Detoxification, comment

April 6, 2011

I use massage therapy to assist with a detoxification process. This combination is enjoyed and useful by many of my clients. What type of water flush is to be used in the article Detoxification, comment is my question. I use water in multiple sessions for the colon flush, oral/gastrointestinal flush, and/or external skin flush in a shower.

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April 5, 2011
Title: Detoxification, comment
I agree that we need to focus on lymph and blood also, not just the liver and colon. There are several ways to accomplish this such as massage therapy with large water flush afterwards to help with the toxins that are mobilized during the massage. There are also many botanicals that work on restoring/cleaning the blood. Even yet another way that is commonly forgotten is through the skin. I always become alarmed when someone tells me they don’t sweat much anymore. I get this mental image that everything is blocked up inside not just pores. I always tell them they need to promote sweating to help rid themselves of toxins, especially plastic and dioxins that build up so much from our environment. I further recommend that they first off stop using anti-perspirants that stop this process. I also recommend they try botanicals and hydrotherapy that promote diuresis and diaphoresis like dandelion and nettles and increase their water intake tremendously. If that does do enough there is the far infrared sauna with high temperatures that can be tolerated by even clients with lung and heart disease and promote the removal of many toxins. Of course we are not to forget ways to rid our bodies of heavy metals that can build up and cause illness like the use of increased fiber to decrease transit time in the gut and chelating agents both orally (if not severe or IV EDTA for those with severe heavy metal poisoning. All in all, detoxification warrants our attention to assure our bodies are functioning at optimal levels and to prevent future illness with the ever increasing toxic load from our environment.

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October 4, 2010
Title: Detoxification
Detoxification refers to the elimination of poisons or toxins. Detoxification programs include a vast variety of treatments aimed at getting rid of body toxins and improving health. Many organs in the body such as liver, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and skin all work to eliminate toxins that we take in. These organs detoxify toxins in a perfect manner. However, the huge amounts of today’s environmental contaminants attacking the immune system and it would be too tough to challenge for these detoxifying organs to eliminate the toxins and do their jobs. The toxins remain in our bodies and accumulating each day.

When the food we eat and the water we drink leave the stomach, they enter the small intestine where they mix with digestive enzymes. These enzymes break down the food’s fats, proteins, and carbohydrates into simple compounds. Some of these simple compounds go to the liver to be metabolized. Others are carried away by the lymph, an important part of the immune system. What’s left travels on through the large intestine, or colon, where water is removed and bowel movements are formed.

But if toxins in the food we eat and the water we drink cannot be destroyed by the digestive enzymes, or detoxified by the liver, or eliminated by the immune system, they begin to build up. As these toxins accumulate, they will affect every part of our body: slow our metabolism, rob us of energy, reduce our immunity, and can even lead to serious chronic illness. Therefore, the body needs a serious method of cleansing system.

Most detoxification supplements focus only on the liver and colon. That’s because significant amounts of our body’s own detoxification method happens in these important digestive organs. However, the only way to make sure that detoxification is truly successful, is to cleanse the whole body. Therefore, the detoxification of the blood and lymph considered very important. These two organs considered very important in nourish and protect the liver, colon, and every other organ, tissue, and cell. If toxins are present in blood or lymph, every organ, tissue, and cell will be exposed to these toxins and contaminants, too.

Detoxifying the colon and liver without cleansing the blood and lymph is considered nearly nothing. Therefore, in order to have the best result for detoxification program both organs and the blood and the lymph system must be in attention for detoxification plan. In this way we expect that the body working in its best performance.

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The Fate of Naturopathic Medicine, comment

April 6, 2011

I think people should also be free to choose massage therapist as one of the available healthcare providers. It is important for us to work with medical doctors, chiropractors and others. I work with medical doctors and chiropractors. My services are then covered by insurance, the client’s deductible, and the client’s copay. Some insurance companies to do cover massage therapy, but their client want it. The massage therapy coverage should be an option in all medical and health insurance. As long as the massage therapist is certified, the insurance companies do not need to worry about quality. There are some of us who are not certified, but working on certification. These therapists still provide quality massages.

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April 4, 2011
Title: The Fate of Naturopathic Medicine, comment

Well, I guess it has begun or for some it continues to worsen. The Constitution was signed to provide us with many freedoms. One of those was supposed to be the freedom to make our own medical choices. We don’t have that in this country anymore. If we don’t go along with the “medical mafia” (as my father fondly refers to them) and pharmaceutical companies and their plan for our health care, we have to pay for everything out-of-pocket.
The health savings account (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA) were originally a way that many alternative medicines and practices could be covered under our health insurance via our employer. Now, as of January 1, 2011, you must go to your “approved health care provider” (HCP) and get prescriptions for any herbals or supplements you may be using to treat illness and medical problems. You must also pay for these items in advance and go through the time and paperwork and expense of seeing your approved HCP to get such items. Then, after all of that, some bureaucrat with the government and/or your insurance company decides whether or not this expense will be approved. I currently have botanical meds, supplements, dental work, and other medical bills (preventative medicine) pending approval before my employer health benefit bank (HSA, FSA) (excess of $2,300.00) will release the funds to pay for these.

I do understand the need to protect the public from unsafe practices and practitioners out there, but there has to be a better way to allow people to choose their own health care whether it be traditional medicine, acupuncture and TCM, naturopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine or even a shaman or folk healer. Why can there not be designated experts in these areas to help keep the public safe while still allowing them to make their own decisions about how to care for their own bodies. We have rights to our bodies when we want to choose to terminate a life inside of us, but are losing our rights at an alarming rate to prevent illness and restore health in our bodies. (p.s. my father is now 80 years old, in excellent health and on no synthetic meds, he eats natural whole foods, does not smoke, likes an occasion beer or glass of wine and still enjoys operating his farm and carpentry.)

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May 17, 2010
Title: The Fate of Naturopathic Medicine
With all the buzz around about President Obama’s healthcare plan, how will this impact Naturopathic medicine and better yet, will there still be such a thin as a health savings account?

Currently, in regards to healthcare in this country, the only way I could benefit from by employers healthcare benefit for me was to have a high deductible insurance plan that would cover me in the event of a catastrophic illness or accident and adding a health savings account. Since I do not use traditional medicine very often, the high deductible insurance with it’s low monthly cost can provide some coverage for me if needed. I added a health savings account which I contribute fifty dollar to each month that is matched by my employer. They also started me off with one thousand dollars to be used over the first year until I could accrue more money on my own to offset the cost of doctor visits, hospital costs, vision and dental exams and prescription drugs, etc. I was able to use this money to cover the cost of thing that I use for medical treatment such as chiropractic adjustments, medical massage, nutritional supplements and even most of the bulk herbs I use.

This has worked out very well me myself and my family over the past few years. What will happen when Obama’s healthcare plan goes into effect. I fear that not only will I being paying for healthcare I might rarely be able to use, but also paying more as a nurse who currently is being considered high risk on the plan and more money will be taken from my paycheck. Also as a hospice nurse, currently, Obama’s plan is to either drastically cut the hospice benefit or possibly eliminate it all together. My field of nursing may also be eliminated.

The US Constitution promised us many freedoms. Many of these freedoms have been amended to suit the government and not the people. Certainly, the freedom to chose our own form of healthcare has not been provided for fairly in the past and it seems now will be restricted even more. Are there any thoughts on a course of action to help people who choose a more natural approach to medical care?

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Dermatologic Pathologies, comment

March 7, 2011

I come across eczema, bruises, and scrapes quite often as an occupational therapist. The textbook is quite helpful for me. While at work, I find myself referring to the book sometimes (now that it is on my bookshelf).

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November 26, 2010
Title: Dermatologic Pathologies
Review of Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists, 2nd edition, by Salvo and Anderson. Within the course of Dr. Johnson.

I found this chapter to be nice review for skin pathologies. While chiropractic care does not involve as global skin contact as massage therapy, it is still important to recognize these pathologies. Visual inspection is a major component of chiropractic physical examination. Therefore, it was not a lost for me to have this review of common dermatologic pathologies. Some of these pathologies being: impetigo, folliculitis, tinea pedis, HSV, eczema, rosacea and contact dermatitis. The pictures are helpful, even though not very delightful.

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