- Pain Relief's Best Kept Secret
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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