NUTRITION & DIET THERAPY
On or offshore, good health and well-being impacts positively on an employee's performance.Key to good health is good diet and nutrition. Responsible businesses have a role to play in creating and maintaining a healthier, less stressed, more active workforce. Abermed's nutrition & diet therapy services can support you in reducing absenteeism and increasing productivity.
Surely one of the most overlooked and yet most valuable modes of healing that will be rediscovered in the future of the new medicine is the fast. This is because of the increasing interest in looking to oneself for healing powers. For the fast is an inward process and cannot be entered upon only from an outer approach with any expectation of a lasting benefit. The person must invariably be involved with the overall results. This therapeutic encounter is in direct contrast to the usual non-involvement in the physician-directed, disease-oriented medical practice of today.
Few physicians have seriously considered the fast as a technique worthy of study; and most of those who did, concentrated on its used only in the treatment of obesity. Two notable exceptions, however, are psychiatrists Allan Cott, M.D., and Robert Meiers, M.D. The latter was associated with my work at Meadowlark for a period of three months and initiated my interest in fasting. Dr. Cott spent time in Russia studying the program of Professor Serge Nikoliav of the Moscow Psychiatric institute where, as of 1972, 6,000 patients had fasted under Nikoliav's direction, resulting in a very high success rate for treatment of chronic refractory schizophrenia, and without a fatality. These patients had not responded to the more usual types of psychiatric therapy. Their fasts were on water, lasted 25 to 30 days, and included much aerobic exercise in the form of long periods of daily walking.
Drinking Warm Water - Hydrotherapy has a number of uses. Warm water will relax spasm; thus, hydrotherapy is useful for muscular strains & sprains, muscular fatigue, backache. Heat is often used in conjunction with massage or other manipulative or stimulative treatments, such as the whirlpool bath. Sitz baths (sitting in hot water) are effective in the treatment of many disorders. Water is also useful in physical therapy because patients who exercise in a buoyant medium can move weak parts of their bodies without contending with the strong force of gravity.
It is defined as the scientific way of the treating the disease by external force applied in a way to the soft tissues of the body.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body's natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, Acupressure Therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, and is ideal for self-treatment and preventive health care for boosting the immune system. Acupressure releases tension, increases circulation, reduces pain.
Working on these points can help get better quicker. Using just one or two of the whenever you have a free hand can be effective.
Yoga therapy in its present form is a new discipline, created by the marriage of traditional yoga with modern medicine. By tailoring yoga practices to individual needs, whilst taking medical considerations into account, yoga therapy is more effective than general yoga practice as a safe means of treating medical conditions.
Yoga therapy is applicable to a great variety of conditions, including anxiety, back pain, arthritis, hypertension, heart conditions, hyperventilation, asthma, digestive problems, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), fibromyalgia, RSI, migraine, insomnia, anxiety, depression and stress.
MASSAGE & AROMATHERAPY
A romatherapy is the use of essential oils to maintain and strive for the health of the body, mind and spirit. It gently stimul ates the body's natural powers to heal itself. As these forces are awakened the body is encouraged to return from a state of 'dis-ease' to a state of balance or health.
Aromatherapy differs from orthodox/conven tional/allopathic medicine in that the WHOLE person is treated rather than a disease. Aromatherapy approaches the treatment of disease in a different way to conventional medicine. Imagine that you are suffering from headac hes and you visit your GP You would expect your doctor to identify your condition and then based upon this diagnosis to recommend treatment such as painkillers to get rid of your symptoms. Thus a doctor looks for ways of counterac ting the symptoms of disease. Now imagine that you visit an aromat herapist suffering from headaches. He/she would look at you as a WHOLE person and would try to determi ne the cause(s) of your headaches.
agnet therapy: Magnetic therapy, also called magnetic field therapy and bioenergy therapy, is an alternative therapy that uses magnets of varying sizes and strengths that are placed on the body to relieve pain and treat disease. Thin metal magnets are attached to the body alone or in groups. They can be worn as bracelets or necklaces, attached to adhesive patches to hold in place, placed in bands or belts to be wrapped around the wrist, elbow, knee, ankle, foot, waist, or lower back. Also available are magnetic insoles, blankets, and slumber pads. These magnets may be worn for just a few minutes or for weeks, depending on the condition being treated and the practitioner. Proponents state the magnetic fields produced from the negative pole of the magnet have healing powers. Negative magnetic fields are thought to stimulate metabolism, increase the amount of oxygen available to cells, and create a less acidic environment within the body.
Physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and aims to enhance or restore function of multiple body systems. The profession is committed to health, lifestyle and quality of life. This holistic approach incorporates a broad range of physical and physiological therapeutic interventions and aids.
Physiotherapy services are those that are performed by physiotherapists or any other trained individuals working under a physiotherapist's direction and supervision.
Physiotherapists are experts in preventing, managing and treating many chronic diseases. Physiotherapy is a key element of primary health care, and physiotherapists play an important role in health promotion, screening, triage, assessment and treatment for patients.