Sunday, October 23, 2016

Massage Therapy - History and Development

The history of massage started during the 3000 BC when the Chinese wrote Cong-Fu of the Tao-Tse, the oldest book written about massage which was later translated to French in the 1700s. In 2760 BC, Nei Ching or the Yellow Emperor's Esoteric Classic discussed therapeutic touch.

The Egyptians made their contribution in massage when they created reflexology in 2500 BC. Even the Indians participated in the development of massage when they established Ayurvedic massage.

During 500 BC-50 AD, the Greek and Romans used massage on Olympic athletes and to relieve neuralgia and epileptic seizures. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, incorporated massage in medicine. In 130 AD-201 AD, Galen, a Greek physician from the school of gladiators who were rubbed before fighting wrote a book on manual medicine.

In 100s AD, schools for massage therapy were created in China. Then in 600s AD the Japanese developed shiatsu, which uses the fingers to apply pressure on acupuncture points to regenerate energy. During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), pediatric massage therapy or tuina evolved into a higher form of therapy which is still used today.

During 1776-1813, Per Henrik Ling, a fencing master and gymnast cured himself of rheumatism through massage and created Medical Gymnastics and later formed the Royal Gymnastic Central Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Then in 1839-1909, Johann Mezger introduced medical massage to the scientific community and the terms effleurage, petrissage and tapotement became familiar.

The effects of massage on anemia were researched by medical doctors and professors in New York City in 1880. Four years later, Professor Charcot, a French physician who taught Sigmund Freud recommended massage therapy in French medicine.

 The Society of Trained Masseuses was formed in Britain which offered massage education recognized by schools in 1894. A year after, Sigmund Freud used massage therapy to treat hysteria. During the same year, Harvey Kellog wrote The Art of Massage.

In 1937, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, discovered the healing powers of essential oils accidentally during a laboratory experiment where he burned his hand and used lavender oil to soothe it. He coined the word Aromatherapy. Two years after, The Florida State Massage Therapy Association Inc. (FSTMA) was organized. Today, it is one f the oldest massage organizations with 85 charter members.

The Massage Registration Act was formulated during 1949, and in 1950 Francis Tappan and Gertrude Beard wrote books and articles concerning massage techniques. Two years later, Hoshino Therapy, which is an official medical therapy in Argentina was developed. Then during the 1960s, John Barnes created Myofascial Release Therapy.

In 1977-1978, Aston- Patterning was developed by Judith Aston and Hellerwork was created by Joseph Heller. Both methods are forms of rolfing.

During the 1980s, the Association of Bodywork and Massage Practitioners was established. Also, Watsu or water therapy was developed by Harold Dull followed by Stuart Taws creation of Taws Method or Soft Tissue Release.

In the 1990s, a protocol for fybromyalgia syndrome was defined by the American College of Rheumatology and the Touch Research Institute, which studies the effects of touch therapy was established.

The 1900's gave birth to different massage therapy methods like Jin shin jyutsu or the art of circulation awakening developed in Japan by Jiro Murai, The Alexander Technique created by F.M. Alexander, an Australian actor, Naprapathy (1907) which originated in Chicago, Bindgewebs massage (1929), created by German Physical therapist, Elizabeth Dicke and Neuromuscular therapy (1930) created by Stanley Leif.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Columbus Compounding Pharmacy Caters To The Special Need Of Drugs Of Certain Patients

by Steve Hill

The traditional pharmacies are those that offer you drugs that are generally used by all human body patients. The drugs are sometimes prescribed in some special dosages and you must go to a Columbus compounding pharmacy to get those drugs prepared by experienced pharmacists. The doctor specially prescribed the drug for that particular person and so the common drug will not work for the patient. There is some reason why the compound pharmacy should prepare the drugs as per the requirement of the prescription of the doctor. The doctor specifically mentions what are to be mixed with the drug and why. This makes the preparation easier for the pharmacist for this particular patient.

Special drugs in special conditions
There is a young child who would need some small dose of a particular drug that is available in adult dosage and this drug will be available in the compound pharmacy to be able to provide it for the young child. There are people who are allergic to the common medicine that is used for a particular ailment and hence the Columbus compounding pharmacy is approached for a special drug formulation so that the patient does not get the allergic reactions.

Pharmacists and doctors decide the special drug
The pharmacist and the doctor need to know the exact name and quantity of the drug that the patient should need to be able to overcome the allergic reactions. There are reasons why a particular drug is not working in a weaker constitution of a patient and this patient will also need a lower degree of the drug. The constituents of the drug that has got to be right for the weak patient is decided together by the pharmacist and the doctor and then the pharmacist prepares the drug accordingly.

They are the clinical pharmacists who work with more responsibility and the compounding pharmacy will have the drugs that are needed for such special drugs. There are different conditions of the interior of the pharmacy that is to be maintained for storing the special components for preparation of such drugs. The Columbus compounding pharmacy [http://www.pharmacycolumbus.net/services/] has been in demand for the last few years and the industry of this pharmacy is growing for the betterment of the human society. There is often shortage of important drugs and each locality is in urgent need of such special drugs and there must not be any short for such drugs for any patients. The pharmacies are being worked on in larger scale and they have cater to the drug manufacturing issues too.

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The author is an professional hobby writer and presently writing for Pharmacy Columbus [http://www.pharmacycolumbus.net].

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Get a Style Makeover With Colored Contact Lenses

by Frazel Thomas

Today, there are many people changing their eye color just as there are many who change hair color. If, for example, you have wanted eyes of blue to make a new visual statement in your appearance, then colored contacts are the answer. When contact lenses were first introduced, they were mostly used by people with vision problems.

The introduction of colored lenses has made changing your eye color as simple as trying on different outfits. Colored contacts can be corrective lenses, but if you just want them for cosmetic effect, then they also come with a clear non-corrective lens in the center. The color is towards the outer ring of the lens and does not interfere with the pupil.

Colored contacts make a great fashion accessory. Make a style statement by pairing contact lenses in a gorgeous color for parties. Choose from colors like blue, green and brown, or playful styles like zebra print, glow-in-the-dark or pure white that would be perfect for Halloween. Depending on the color you choose, you can create an effect that completely changes your eye color or subtly complements the natural eye color. This means that you can go from brown eyes to blue, or deepen the color of your natural grey eyes in an instant.

When selecting colored contacts, opt for colors that complement your skin tone, hair color and makeup preferences. If your skin, hair or natural eye colors are warm-toned, you might want to choose matching warm colors such as hazel, to blend in with those hues. Brown shades looks natural whatever skin tone you may have. Make your eyes pop by wearing contacts in colors that will present a stunning contrast with your eye shadow and mascara.

VisionDirect.com is a one-stop shop for eye care essentials as well as colored contact lenses. While you can also find these lenses at your local optometrist or beauty shop, sites like VisionDirect.com offer top quality brands and great discounts. Some of the eye care brands listed at VisionDirect.com include names like Acuvue, Air Optix, Avaira, Biofinity, Biomedics, Baush & Lomb, Boston, Ciba Vision, Clearsight, Coopervision, Dailies, Focus, Frequency, Freshlook, Proclear, PureVision and Softens. Most of these brands offer colored contact lenses with colored contacts so it's easier for you to be fashion forward.

Look for quality lenses online and choose from contact lenses from a well-known manufacturer who prioritizes customers' safety and uses high quality materials for their lenses. Visit the website: http://www.visiondirect.com to get updates on the latest deals and know more about colored contact lenses.

Frazel Thomas loves writing about contacts and contact lens. Frazel considers herself a veteran in raising teenagers, having raised five kids in the last fifteen years. Frazel left her full time job after ten years to become a stay-at-home Mom. Here she writes about Contact lenses and Colored contacts.

About the Author
Frazel Thomas loves writing about contacts and contact lens. Frazel considers herself a veteran in raising teenagers, having raised five kids in the last fifteen years. Frazel left her full time job after ten years to become a stay-at-home Mom. Here she writes about Contact lenses and Colored contacts.