Chapter 13 Discussion: Pressure Point Therapies. Chapter 13 Discussion: Pressure Point Therapies. Question(s): The benefits of massage can be categorized into p

Chapter 13 Discussion: Pressure Point Therapies.

Chapter 13 Discussion: Pressure Point Therapies.

Question(s): The benefits of massage can be categorized into physical level, mental level and emotional level.


1. Choose one of them and mention at least three benefits of massage in that chosen level. Mention at least 3 contraindications of massage.

2. Have you ever had a massage? What type of massage? Please, tell about your experience.




Guidelines: The answer should be based on the knowledge obtained from reading the book (only the last part of the question is your opinion/ experience). You must answer all the questions. Your grade will be an average of all parts of the question.

Grading Criteria: Choose one level and mention at least three benefits of massage (30%- 10 points each). Mention at least 3 contraindications of massage (30% – 10 points each). Have you ever had a massage? What type of massage? Tell about your massage experience (40%).

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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Reviewers xiv

UNIT 1 Healing Practices: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Nurses 1

Chapter 1 Integrative Healing 3

Chapter 2 Basic Concepts Guiding Alternative Therapies 19

Chapter 3 The Role of Evidence-Based Health Care in Complementary and Alternative Therapies 37

UNIT 2 Systematized Health Care Practices 47 Chapter 4 Traditional Chinese Medicine 49

Chapter 5 Ayurvedic Medicine 70

Chapter 6 Native American Healing and Curanderismo 90

UNIT 3 Botanical Healing 111 Chapter 7 Herbs and Nutritional Supplements 113

Chapter 8 Aromatherapy 133

Chapter 9 Homeopathy 149

Chapter 10 Naturopathy 162

UNIT 4 Manual Healing Methods 169 Chapter 11 Chiropractic 171

Chapter 12 Massage 183

Chapter 13 Pressure Point Therapies 202

Chapter 14 Hand-Mediated Biofield Therapies 217

Chapter 15 Combined Physical and Biofield Therapy 230 Chapter 13 Discussion: Pressure Point Therapies.

UNIT 5 Mind–Body Techniques 239 Chapter 16 Yoga 241

Chapter 17 Meditation 256

Chapter 18 Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery 269


Chapter 19 Dreamwork 286

Chapter 20 Intuition 301

Chapter 21 Music as a Therapeutic Tool 311

Chapter 22 Biofeedback 320

Chapter 23 Movement-Oriented Therapies 327

UNIT 6 Spiritual Therapies 339 Chapter 24 Shamans 341

Chapter 25 Faith and Prayer 352

UNIT 7 Other Therapies 367 Chapter 26 Bioelectromagnetics 369

Chapter 27 Animal-Assisted Therapy 378

Appendix Alternative Therapies for Common Health Problems 393

Index 417

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Energy 34 Massage 88 Positive Thoughts 107 Herbal Remedies 128 Soothing Potions 144 Top 10 Remedies 157 Pet Remedies 158 Visualization 167 Energy Boosters 181 Massage 199 Foot Massage 213 Experience Your Energy Field 227 Emotional First Aid 235 Redirecting the Flow of Energy 236 Heart Breathing 252 Loving–Kindness Meditation 266

Renovating Your Day 283 Shrinking Antagonistic

Forces 283 Improving Dream Recall 298 Positive Affirmations 308 Practice Intuition 309 Music for Stress Reduction 316 Mind Control of Muscular

Strength 324 Feel Your Qi 335 Wave Hands Like Clouds (Water

T’ai Chi) 336 Shamanic Journey 349 Absorbing Earth Energy 375 Going to the Mountains 376 Interacting with Your Pet 389

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