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rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefit. Typically   an individual subluxation pattern, and program their
        a qualified aquatic therapist gives constant attendance   instrument with the specific correction vectors to deliver
        to a person receiving treatment in a heated therapy    the adjustment without any manipulation at all.
        pool. Aquatic therapy techniques include Ai Chi, Aqua
        Running, Bad Ragaz Ring Method, Burdenko Method,       Auriculotherapy: Ancient Egyptian writings state that
        Halliwick, Watsu, and other aquatic bodywork forms.    pain can be relieved by stimulating certain points on the
        Therapeutic applications include neurological disorders,   ear. In the 1800’s, several publications indicated that there
        spine pain, musculoskeletal pain, postoperative orthopedic   were several techniques of cauterization and manipulation
        rehabilitation, pediatric disabilities, and pressure ulcers.  of the ears to aid certain disorders. Many benefits can be
                                                               achieved by massaging and palpating specific points on
        Aromatherapy: The use of essential oils extracted from   the ear. Auriculotherapy was first developed by the French
        plants and herbs to treat conditions ranging from infections   neurologist Paul Nogier, who published his results in 1957
        and skin disorders to immune deficiencies and stress.   with his Treatise of Auriculotherapy.
        Essential oils are widely used throughout Europe and a
        system of medical Aromatherapy is currently practiced in   Aurotherapy: Gold salts are ionic chemical compounds
        France.                                                of gold. The term, which is a misnomer, has evolved into
                                                               a synonym for the gold compounds used in medicine.
        Art therapy: Is a mental health profession in which clients,  The application of gold compounds to medicine is called
        facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative   “chrysotherapy” and “aurotherapy.” Contemporary
        process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings,   research in this area appeared in 1935, primarily to reduce
        reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness,   inflammation and to slow disease progression in patients
        manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills,   with rheumatoid arthritis. The use of gold compounds
        improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase   decreased since the 1980s because of numerous side effects
        self-esteem. A goal in art therapy is to improve or restore a   and monitoring requirements, limited efficacy, and very
        client’s functioning and his or her sense of personal well-  slow onset of action.
                                                               Autogenic training: It is a century-old European method
        Asepsis: Sterile, a condition free of germs, infection, and   for achieving relaxation based upon passive concentration
        any form of life.                                      and body awareness of specific sensations. Its effectiveness
                                                               has been shown in relieving many stress-related disorders
        Assessment: a strategy of care (often involving an     including anxiety, tension, insomnia, and examination
        observation, physical, and questioning component)      stress. Persons with chronic medical conditions ranging
        developed by a health care practitioner that takes into   from migraine, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes,
        account the varying needs and goals of a patient and how   high blood pressure, to thyroid disease and many other
        those needs will be met.                               conditions have also been shown to benefit from the
                                                               practice of autogenic training.
        Astringent: Agent that constricts and binds by coagulation
        of proteins of a cell surface.                         Autoserum therapy: Is the treatment of a disease though
                                                               injection of the patients own blood serum.
        Astrology: The study of the interaction between the
        planets, stars and the astrological signs. The relationships   Autosuggestion: Is a psychological technique that was
        between them and their interactions are mathematically   developed by apothecary Émile Coué at the beginning of
        based, and Astrology studies these mathematical cycles.   the 20th century. It is a form of self-induced suggestion
        Each Sign represents a different aspect of the whole human;   wherein the thoughts, feelings, or behavior of an individual
        Aries starts the cycle, representing the Self, and Pisces   are guided by oneself. This technique is often used in self-
        completes it, representing the mass unconscious of all   hypnosis.
        mankind. In between, each other Sign carries the energy of
        a different phase of human evolution within the universe.  Auto-urine therapy: This practice comes from Yoga and
                                                               is the use of one’s own urine as food, medicine, restorative,
        Atlas orthogonal: Is a chiropractic program to         transforming agent and immune system booster. It is
        evaluate and correct subluxation based on scientific and   sometimes called ‘Your Own Doctor’.
        biomechanical procedures. By incorporating the latest
        advancements in scientific technology, chiropractors   Ayurveda: Literally meaning the “science of life.” A
        can calculate, in precise detail, the vectors specific to   5,000-year-old system of medicine originating in India

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