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Specific Therapeutic Techniques

Please help me with some thoughts so that I can write my paper on this topic. The therapies are listed at the end.

TASK:

My topic is: Specific Therapeutic Techniques"

? Write a response addressing the following issues as they relate to the selected therapy.

o Briefly describe the five categories of therapies as defined by the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Specify to which category the selected therapy belongs.

o Explain the philosophy, purpose, and treatment principles of the therapy.

o Briefly summarize the historical development and evolution of the therapy.

o Discuss potential hazards or cautions regarding the therapy, and describe any licensing, certification, or governmental regulations related to therapy.

? Select an alternative therapy from the following list:

o Acupuncture
o Alexander Technique
o Aromatherapy
o Autogenic Training and Biofeedback
o Bach Flower Remedies
o Craniosacral Therapy
o Crystal Therapy
o Feldenkrais Method
o Hypnosis
o Magnetic Field Therapy
o Myotherapy
o Music Therapy
o Qigong
o Reflexology
o Reiki
o Rolfing
o Sound Therapy
o Therapeutic Touch
o Transcendental Meditation
o Western Herbalism
o Yoga

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1. Briefly describe the five categories of therapies as defined by the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine . Specify to which category the selected therapy belongs.

According to the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2006, 2008), there are five categories of therapy that include:

? Whole medical systems such as homeopathy, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and ayurveda.
? Mind-body medicine such as meditation, prayer, mental healing, art therapy, music therapy, and dance therapy.
? Biologically based practices such as dietary supplements, herbal supplements, and other scientifically unproven therapies such as shark cartilage.
? Manipulative and Body-Based Practices such as spinal manipulation (both chiropractic and osteopathic) and massage.
? Energy therapies such as qi gong, reiki, therapeutic touch, and electromagnetic therapy (National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2006, 2008).

The chosen therapy, Reiki, belongs to energy (ki) therapies, and more specifically falls under the biofeild methods.

2. Explain the philosophy, purpose, and treatment principles of the therapy.

In the United States, Reiki is a therapy that is part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Reiki is an energy therapy, and it us specifically a "healing practice that originated in Japan. Reiki practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above the person receiving treatment, with the goal of facilitating the person's own healing response" (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2006, 2008).

Reiki specifically falls under the biofield therapies with the purpose of affecting energy fields that supposedly surround and penetrate the human body. There is no scientific proof to date, however, of the existence of such energy fields. The technique is through manipulating biofields by applying pressure and/or manipulating the body by ...

Solution Summary

Assists with ideas and information for each question to help in the preparation of the paper on "Specific Therapeutic Techniques". References provided in APA format.

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