Naprapathy (sometimes spelled Napropathy) is a healing method that works through the connective tissues holding the skeleton together.
Examples of connective tissues include ligaments, tendons, and muscles, which are flexible and resilient when healthy.
How can a naprapath help in healing?A naprapath can be considered as a chiropractor for soft tissue. According to naprapathy tension in the connective tissues may cause structural imbalances.
Naprapaths work by gently manipulating the connective tissue with their hands, thereby releasing tension and restoring balance.
What is the strategy used by Naprapathic practitioners in healing?Doctors of Naprapathic Medicine often use a three-fold strategy in the Naprapathic treatment of connective tissue disorders.
Naprapathic Manual Medicine: involves hands-on (gentle) connective tissue manipulation to the spine, joints and articulations of the body.
Nutritional Counseling: Recommendations for holistic dietary changes, food supplementation (as through the use of herbs, vitamins and minerals) to assist the body in achieving optimal health.
Therapeutic Modalities: The use of the effective properties of physical measures of heat, cold, light, water, radiant energy, electricity, sound, air and assistive devices for the purpose of preventing, correcting or alleviating a physical disability. Modalities may include ultrasound, electric stimulation and/or photobiostimulation (also known as low-level laser or cold laser therapy).