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Manipulative therapy


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Manipulative therapy involves use of massage and other physical manipulation of the body for healing. Manipulative therapy is used in chiropractic medicine, osteopathic medicine, alternative medicine and by mainstream medical practitioners. It has a long history going back to the practice of laying on of hands. It relies partially upon the placebo effect and may be effective in providing both short and long term relief.

Further Reading

  • Manipulative Therapy in Rehabilitation of the Locomotor System, 3rd edition, Karel Lewit, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999, paperback, 346 pages, ISBN 0750629649

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