What To Expect
This is a gentle, slow, often subtle form of manual therapy. Most patients find treatment relaxing and peaceful. Pressure can vary depending on what is needed.
Spacing enough time between treatment sessions is important. The treatment does not end after one gets up from the table; the body needs time to process and heal. These changes can take weeks, months, or more. The goal is to help the body move in the direction of healing and then let it take over.
How We Live Makes A Difference
For manual medicine to be its most affective, the patient needs to have a healthy approach toward life. Body, mind, emotions and spirit all need nurture and balance. This can include getting enough sleep and exercise, making dietary changes or a lifestyle change.
- Take responsibility for your actions and choices.
- Be involved in activities that help to transcend the self.
- Try and resolve conflicts as quickly as possible to avoid wasting emotional energy.
- Accept and respect yourself. Learn to be at ease with yourself when you are alone.
The above is a summary by Philippe Rivière, a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as taught to him by the famous modern Chinese doctor Leung Kok-Yuen.