A modality often described as a mix between physiotherapy and chiropractic care. It is a daughter branch of osteopathy. Naprapathy requires a license to practice in Sweden where I first studied and worked in this field. I have been working as a Naprapath since 2003. If you’re curious to learn more about Naprapathy the link below will take you to a description in English published by my College.
What does a naprapath do?
Naprapaths treat conditions in the musculo skeletal system. For example; back pain, neck, pain and discomfort in muscles and joint, impingement, immobilisation in joints, strains, sprains, tennis elbow, tension headache, sciatica and much more.
The Naprapath examines, diagnoses, treats, rehabilitates and prevents conditions of pain and reduced function in all parts of the locomotive organs. The consultation starts by looking at the entirety and consider both physical and social factors which can contribute to the emergence of pain and other discomfort. Within manual medicine naprapapths are considered experts. Different techniques used by naprapapths are; manipulation and mobilisation – which aims to recreate function in joints are combined with massage, connective tissue techniques and stretching aimed towards the body’s soft parts. Many naprapaths uses TENS, Ultrasound therapy and shockwave therapy. It is very common to use acupuncture needles as part of the treatment regime as well.
The history of Naprapathy
Naprapathy was founded in the beginning of the 20th century by dr. Oakley Smith. He was from the beginning working with chiropractors, but quickly abandoned the “subluxation-theory”, which at the time was the customary theory within chiropractics. Instead, Smith believed that the reason behind dysfunction and pain in the neuromusculoskeletal system (muscles, joints, bone structure, connective tissue and nervous system) could, amongst other things, be explained by modifications in the connective tissues and states of tension in surrounding soft tissues. He widened the treatment techniques to also cover soft tissue techniques. This characterise the Naprapathy of today where you combine specific joint techniques with soft tissue techniques such as massage.
Pranic healing is a system of energy medicine developed by Master Choa Kok Sui. The system utilises prana – life energy to balance, harmonise and transform the energy body. When balancing the enegy body, the physical body is being harmonised as well and will start to self heal. Pranic healing can be used for both physical and psychological conditions. Examples of conditions are; anxiety, stress, pain, fatigue and insomnia. It’s a very powerful non-touch healing modality that can be used to both restore and maintain optimal health and wellbeing. I provide Pranic Healing both face-to-face and via distance (remotely) as part of my practice.
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