Naprapathy , Alternative Medicine Pain Relief and Management


Naprapathy - Pain Relief's Best Kept Secret

Though currently not as well known as treatments like Acupuncture and Chiropractic, Naprapathy is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to the enthusiastic recommendations of those who've enjoyed its benefits.

The Czech word "naprapravit" (to correct) and the Greek word "pathos" (suffering) combine to form the word Naprapathy. This therapeutic discipline "corrects suffering" by manipulating inelastic connective tissue which may be irritating the nervous system and causing pain.

Dr. Oakley Smith founded the science of Naprapathy in 1907 after devising a systematic method of evaluating and treating damaged connective tissues. He discovered that structural imbalances (often situated in the spine) were sources of pain which can spread throughout the body.

The cause of such imbalances, which deplete the suppleness of connective tissue, include poor posture, trauma and general wear and tear. Over time, the resulting stiffness can produce pinched nerves and chronic pain.

Naprapathic treatments begin with a medical case history and a spinal examination to identify the precise location of pain. Therapy begins with manipulations designed to stretch specific connective tissues, reduce pain and improve structural alignment.

In addition to manual manipulation, a Naprapath may also use ultrasound, electrical, heat, and cold pain relief plus provide posture and nutritional counseling.

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