Holistic Terminology Pt 3
The world of holistic medicine and healing is replete with many terms because there are so many facets of the
trade. Let us pick up our look at the holistic terms as we start with energy therapies.
Energy Therapy: Energy therapies are all of the forms of alternative therapies and treatments
that make use of energy fields. These include magnet therapy, reiki, therapeutic touch and medical qigong.
Exercise-Based Therapy: Exercise-based therapy makes use of physical activity in a number of
different ways in order to help improve an individuals level of health and well being and also to support
longevity. Exercise-based therapy is also helpful when it comes to relieving stress and stress related disorders,
increasing an individuals muscle mass and treating specific types of health problems. Some examples of these types
of the therapy include aerobics, aerobic exercise, the Alexander Technique, bodybuilding, Feldenkrais method,
martial arts, physical culture, Pilates, PNF stretching, stretching, some types of qigong, tai chi, weight training
Herbal Therapy: Herbalism is the practice whereby herbal remedies are created and prescribed to
help to treat a variety of medical problems. Homeopathy Homeopathy is a holistic form of treatment that is based on
the concept of like and like. The theory beneath homeopathy is that disease states are cured by remedies which
produce, on a healthy person, similar effects to the symptoms of the patients complaint.
Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy involves the process of hypnotism in order to treat the symptoms of
a disease or addiction, etc. Hypnotherapy takes a patient into an altered state of consciousness and from there the
persons becomes more responsive to any number of suggestions to improve the condition they are suffering from.
Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy makes use of the healing power of water in order to treat a number of different kinds of
infections, diseases and conditions.
Today's Holistic Tip for Pain
Chinese HolisticShiatsu makes it possible to encourage the energy flow along all channels of the body. After practicing shiatsu it is highly recommended by alternative healthcare practitioners that you make some healthy alterations to your daily diet and incorporate as much exercise into your life as possible. Be aware that shiatsu brings on a tremendous relaxation response in the body and through that it elicits a healing reaction to kick into gear. It is common to experience symptoms after practicing shiatsu such as the feeling that you are coming down with the flu or a head cold accompanied by aches and pains as well as headaches. This may not be comfortable but it is very normal and is the body's way of ridding itself of toxins so do not be alarmed if you develop these types of symptoms. relief treatment
Jin Shin Jyutsu: Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient practice that got its start in
Japan and involves healing by energy, which makes use of deep breathing techniques as well as hand placement on
certain areas of the human body, which are referred to as Safety Energy Locks (or abbreviated to SELs). This
practice was started by Master Jiro Murai in the early 1900s in Japan. He then taught it to a woman by the name of
Mary Burmeister around the late 1940s. She was the person who then brought the practice to the United
Manipulative and Body-Based Therapy: What is known as manipulative and
body-based methods are forms of alternative and holistic healing treatments that involve the movement and/or
manipulation of one part of the body or sometimes many parts of the body. This is also sometimes referee to as
manipulative therapy. Some examples of these methods include acupressure, body work, Bowen technique, chiropractic,
martial arts, massage therapy, medical acupuncture, metamorphic technique, myofascial release, osteopathy, rolfing,
shiatsu, tajiiquan and tui na.
Bend your knees when lifting, carrying or standing still for a
long time. Try to avoid lifting heavy objects, but if you must, remember to bend your knees while
It is also a good idea to keep your kness slightly bent when standing for long
periods of time.
Massage Therapy: Massage therapy makes use of a variety of techniques such as pressing, rubbing
and other soft tissue and muscle manipulations in order to relax the body, as well as lengthen the muscles, release
pain and encourage greater oxygen and blood flow to the area that is afflicted. Massage therapy is beneficial for
many stress related problems and it is extremely beneficial for neck, shoulder and back pain as well as headaches,
tendonitis and bursitis.