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N - Alternative Medicine and Complementary Therapies

Naprapathy

"Napravit" means to correct or fix, and "pathos" means suffering. Practitioners manipulate the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in order to alleviate tension and promote fluidity of motion, and they make recommendations regarding diet. This method resembles chiropractic, but manipulation of the connective tissue is the focus. Other neuromuscular techniques have been added in recent years.

Naturopathy / Naturopathic Medicine

An incorporation of a variety of methods all intended to utilize the body's inherent ability to heal. These methods include nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical medicine, counseling and lifestyle modification, and minor surgery.

Network Chiropractic

Promotes self-healing based on healing cycles and practices developed by Donald Epstein, D.C. The "network" of independent chiropractic offices utilizes the combined methods of the' chiropractic profession, and the specific sequencing of chiropractic adjustments, of light touch and structural adjusting techniques. This precise positioning of the patient frees mechanical tension and interference from the spinal systems hr self-correction that gently and gradually awakens an innate intelligence to more fully express heath.

NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT)

A form of bodywork which has diagnostic and therapeutic value, NMT is a soft tissue manipulative method which restores the structural, functional, and postural integrity of the body, removes pain, muscular tension, stress, and restrictions to health. Skillful palpatory diagnosis is the focus of the work. The five principals of Neuromuscular Therapy are: Ischemic (lack of blood vessels), Trigger points (low neurological activity, when stimulated or stressed become high activity, accompanied by tingling, burning/cold sensations), Nerve Compression/Entrapment, Postural Distortion, and Biochemical Dysfunction.