Alternative Medicine

And flow through the body through fields are affected

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Unformatted text preview: ct the energy Designed fields that surround and flow through the body through Fields are affected through the Fields use of hands use There is no scientific evidence as There to the existence of these “energy fields” fields” Qi Gong, Reiki, and Theraputic Qi Touch are examples of Biofield Therapies Therapies Bioelectromagneticbased therapies Manipulation of fields surrounding Manipulation the body the Includes: Pulsed fields, Magnetic fields, Pulsed Alternating and Direct Current fields fields Also not proven to have any uses Also in the medical field in ¿How many people use CAM? 2002 edition of the NCHS's National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an annual study in which tens of thousands of Americans are interviewed about their health­ and illness­related • experiences. THE FOLLOWING IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF CAMS INCLUDED IN THE 2002 SURVEY Acupuncture Ayurveda Biofeedback Chelation therapy Chiropractic care Deep breathing exercises Diet-based therapies Vegetarian diet Macrobiotic diet Atkins diet Pritikin diet Ornish diet Zone diet Energy healing therapy Folk medicine Guided imagery Homeopathic treatment Hypnosis Massage Meditation Megavitamin therapy Natural products Naturopathy Prayer for health reasons (nonvitamin and nonmineral, such as herbs and other products from plants, enzymes, etc.) Prayed for own health Others ever prayed for your health Participate in prayer group Healing ritual for self Progressive relaxation Qi gong Reiki Tai chi Yoga Additional Survey Findings Acupuncture Acupuncture Is one of the main wings of traditional Is Chinese medicine Chinese Involves the insertion of metallic pins into Involves the body at various, prescribed “acupuncture points” “acupuncture Divides the body into several “systems of Divides function,” then balances Qi (vital energy) in the body by stimulating the acupuncture points points Ancient Acupuncture Guides Ancient Modern Acupuncture Guides Modern Homeopathy Homeopat...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2012 for the course BIOL_SCI 108 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Winter '06 term at Northwestern.

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