manipulative therapies


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manipulative therapies

A group of therapies in which practitioners use their hands to bring about positive changes in a person’s physique and which include the Alexander Technique, bone setting, chiropractic, the Feldenkrais method, kinesiology, the laying on of hands, massage, osteopathy, polarity therapy, reflexology, rolfing, therapeutic touch and traction.
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4) These figures are based on a definition of alternative therapies that includes all nutritional supplements, herbal medicines, acupuncture, mind-body therapies and manipulative therapies.
The tenants offer medical, orthopedic, manual and manipulative therapies, counseling and psychological services and acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
This study provides evidence that manipulative therapies, such as massage, may be justifiable in medical practice.