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Med-Surg Nursing - 07


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specific sites along the 12 major meridian pathways that allow access to the meridian system
therapeutic technique of applying digital pressure in a specified way on designated points on the body to relieve pain, produce analgesia, or regulate a body function
the unconventional use of electromagnetic fields for medical purposes
chiropractic therapy
a manual healing art, with a primary aim to restore and maintain health by properly aligning the spine
complementary and alternative therapies
a broad domain of healing resources that encompasses all health system, modalities, and practices and their accompanying theories and beliefs, other than those intrinsic to the politically dominant health system of a particular society or culture in a given historical period
Feldenkrais method
alternative therapy based on establishment of good self-image through awareness and correction of body movements; integrates awareness of the way people learn to move, behave, and interact
system of medical treatment based on the theory that certain diseases can be cured by giving small doses of drugs that in a healthy person would produce symptoms like those of the disease; remedies are made from naturally occurring plant, animal, or mineral substances
a process used to warm the needles after they are inserted for acupuncture, thus increasing Qi and blood flow
energy or the primal life force resulting from the interaction of yin and yang
Chinese healing disciplines in which trained practitioners learn to emit vital energy of the body, or Qi, for the purpose of healing another person
therapy derived from ancient Buddhist practices in which a practitioner places hands on or above a body area and transfers "universal life energy" to the patient; this energy provides strength, harmony, and balance to treat health disturbances
Tai Chi
an ancient system of exercise that incorporates slow and graceful movement integrated with focused breathing and visualization to stimulate the flow of Qi (energy) throughout the body
therapeutic touch
a natural human potential that consists of placing the practitioner's hands either on or close to the body of a person
traditional Chinese medicine
a system of medicine developed in China that is one of the world's oldest and most comprehensive medical systems
yin and yang
dynamic, interacting, and interdependent energies neither of which can exist without the other, each containing some part of the other within it; these energies are a part of everything in nature and must be maintained in a harmonious state of balance to achieve optimal health

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