Manual Medicine

Manual medicine is the art of using hands-on treatments and techniques to facilitate healing and tissue recovery. Use of such treatments has been documented for over 2,500 years. Manual medicine ranges from the mainstream (physical therapy, therapeutic massage, osteopathic and chiropractic manipulation) to the alternative (acupuncture, chakra testing). In the United States, the acceptance and use of manual medicine is growing steadily as evidence of its efficacy and safety accumulates. It is widely accepted and used in athletics, where manual medicine helps athletes ...

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