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Alternative & Holistic Therapies

Health911 and its staff, editors and outside authors provide leading articles on traditional and alternative therapies and treatments, including The Alexander Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, Feng Shui, Hydrotherapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Qigong, Reflexology and Tai Chi.

Alexander TechniqueThe Alexander Technique is an alternative approach to health and an educational practice that focuses on coordination of the body in combination with psychological awareness. Its application is used for regaining freedom of movement, developing balance and flexibility and general improvement of concentration, poise and posture...
Craniosacral TherapyCraniosacral therapy (also known as Craniosacral osteopathy), involves manipulation of the head and neck to relieve discomfort and cure disorders. This form of therapy was developed by osteopath William G. Sutherland in the early 1930s...
Feng ShuiFeng Shui (pronounced fung shway) is an ancient practice that originated from China and is more than 3,000 years old. The word Feng comes from the Chinese word for wind and the word Shui from the Chinese word for water. The practice of this ancient art is intended to balance the invisible energies within an inhabited space...
HydrotherapyHydrotherapy, in various forms, has been around for centuries. Numerous medical practitioners have become renowned for using methods of hydrotherapy to cure all kinds of ailments, some of them ones which had been previously thought incurable...
Hyperbaric Oxygen TherapyThe term hyperbaric means “relating to pressures higher than normal atmospheric pressure.” Variations in atmospheric pressure have been used in healing since 1600. The first portable chamber in which he raised the atmospheric pressure in order to increase the flow of oxygen throughout a patient’s blood stream...
QigongIt is thought that qigong, as a form of healing, may have originated as far back as four thousand years ago in the era of Tang Yao. During this time it was found that dancing and imitating animal movements kept the joints flexible and also strengthened the flow of qi energy...
ReflexologyReflexology, (also known as zone therapy), is a non-invasive, simple therapy aimed at helping to relax the body and promote a balanced flow of physical and emotional energy. The history of reflexology goes all the way back to China more than 5000 years ago. In much more recent times, The Zone Theory, developed by Dr. William H. Fitzgerald, M.D., was the precursor to modern reflexology. Fitzgerald called his work Zone Analgesia where gentle pressure was applied to pressure points...
Tai ChiTai chi chuan literally means the “supreme ultimate fist.” It is a Chinese martial art that is often practiced these days to promote health and improve agility. The most common of these accounts tells how Master Chang once watched a crane fighting with a snake and mimicked the slow, coiling motions of their movement...

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