Massage Therapy As an Option in Supportive Care
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH • NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Massage Therapy As an Option in Supportive Care Massage therapy, a form of hands-on healing, has been used since ancient times and across many cultures. Today, it's a popular form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the United States, especially as a supportive therapy to help manage symptoms such as pain, sleep problems, and the negative effects of stress. In the 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), massage was the fifth-most-used CAM therapy. The NHIS also found that Americans paid about $4.18 billion out-of-pocket for roughly 95.3 million visits ...
A History of Manipulative Therapy
A History of Manipulative Therapy J Man Manip Ther. 2007; 15(3): 165–174. PMCID: PMC2565620 Copyright 2007 Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy Erland Pettman, PT, MCSP, MCPA, FCAMT, COMT Address all correspondence and requests for reprints to: Erland Pettman, McCallum Physiotherapy Clinic, 204-2151 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 3N8, Canada. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://erlpettman.com/ This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Manipulative therapy has known a parallel development throughout many parts of the world. The earliest historical reference to the practice of manipulative therapy in Europe dates back to 400 BCE. Over the centuries, manipulative interventions have fallen in and out of favor ...
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