Physiotherapy ( gr. Physis — nature; terapeia therapy) is an area of medicine, studying effects on the human body natural or artificially produced physical factors and use them for the purpose of preservation, restoration and health promotion.
Modern physical therapy has immense variety in its physical nature, physiological action and therapeutic applications.
Depending on the types and forms of energy used, there is a huge Arsenal of therapeutic physical factors and their corresponding methods: treatment by a constant electric current (iontophoresis, galvanization), pulse currents (electrosleep, TES-therapy, diadynamic therapy, amplipulse therapy, electrical stimulation, etc.), electric and magnetic fields (UHF, inductothermy, etc.), light therapy (infrared therapy, ultraviolet radiation, laser therapy, etc.), treatment with mechanical vibrations (ultrasound therapy and phonophoresis of medicinal, etc.), etc.
The main areas of physical medicine are curative, rehabilitative and preventive. Therapeutic physical factors are used mainly in subacute and chronic course of disease, and to a lesser extent in the acute stage of diseases of therapeutic and surgical profile. Today it is difficult to find a disease in which fizioterapevticheskie might not be applicable for the benefit of patients. Physiotherapy is also used extensively at all stages of rehabilitation. In patients with neurological and orthopedic surgery physical therapy is generally considered the primary means of medical rehabilitation. Fiziologicheskogo goal areas – health improvement and prevention of human diseases through the use of physiotherapeutic factors. Continue reading
Every desert Shaman, especially the Nazca desert. It can be opened and flying over her amazing lines, and walking through it, meeting the sunset and sunrise, which we did.
Dip and zavorozhennye.
Sunset we waited right at Aqueducto (mysterious large stone spirals down into the earth and connecting under a thick layer of soil with each other with stone passage, through which flows an underground river, built by the Nazca civilization and which are no less mystic than her pictures). Here we come another day to pass the final ritual of renewal and zakovorotny. It is, as always, was great. All participants underwent the ritual of “transition” in this underground river among aqueductal. Someone afraid, someone came to the brink of visions, many joined the memory of their birth and associated difficulties, everyone has their own, someone almost got stuck. Almost everyone at some critical moment arose the idea and the urge – do not go better but we found the strength to go forward to a new life. Interestingly, between some of the spirals a very small distance, just a few metres away, and to go under not so long. But, while there, under the ground, completely disabled sense of time and extent of space,as well as the personality and rational mind and it seems that going very long. And at some point, a crisis occurs: — “And, suddenly will never be released”, and I want to go back, though it is also scary as to turn, often, does not work. But, overcoming himself, go further, and suddenly the front starts to Brezice light, and it gives so much hope and joy as new life. Continue reading
Traditional Chinese medicine is in some aspects similar to the European one, but there are radical differences. Analog of pharmaceuticals in the European sense of Chinese medicine is a herbal medicine – natural (natural) drugs of animal and plant lineages.
Surgery, in a sense, replaces therapeutic massage (although it usually has a therapeutic effect).
The most significant difference between traditional Chinese medicine from a Western analogy is the frequent use of acupuncture, in relation to the points of the “motion of life energy”. Sometimes, Chinese medicine is perceived as a separate activity – acupuncture and acupuncture. The truth is, similar treatment of European medicine did not know until the direction of reflexology.
From all these parts of traditional medicine of China, the least mistrust, on the part of the West, exposed section of phytotherapy. It is likely that this is due to the mechanism of action of herbal medicines, more understandable, as natural products were used in Europe much earlier synthetic medicines.
Traditional Chinese and other alternative medicine
Sometimes the concepts of “traditional” and “popular” when it comes to medicine confused. Most importantly their razlichie that the second has any written sources (descriptions, instructions, recipes, treatises, collections), and folk medicine lives in the oral tradition of knowledge. Written sources convey the methods and formulations to more accurately and fully. Continue reading