Physiotherapy specialists say they are working on a new technique for treating post-military trauma.
It is based on the use of acupuncture to treat a wide range of conditions including depression, anxiety and pain.
The technique is being developed by Dr. Nir Shaviv, director of the University of Haifa’s Medical Faculty of the Arts and Medicine.
Dr. Shaviva, a physician-in-residence in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, said he has received a lot of interest in the concept of using acupuncture to relieve post-conflict symptoms in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a population that has suffered from decades of conflict and occupation.
“We have the same problem, which is the same, but in the context of a political context, with a very large population that’s under occupation,” Dr. Schaviva said.
The new technique, which Dr. Dragan M. Nef, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University at Buffalo, and his colleagues at the Faculty’s Medical College of the City University of New York have been developing, is based upon the concept that acupuncture can treat a range of different conditions, including depression and anxiety. “
It’s a very difficult topic, but we’re trying to get some solutions, and this is one of the solutions.”
The new technique, which Dr. Dragan M. Nef, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University at Buffalo, and his colleagues at the Faculty’s Medical College of the City University of New York have been developing, is based upon the concept that acupuncture can treat a range of different conditions, including depression and anxiety.
“Acupuncture is an excellent treatment for some conditions, but there is still some debate about whether it is an effective treatment for others,” Dr Nef said.
The technique, called physiotherapy kings, is part of a new field of medicine called pharmacotherapy, where doctors use the healing properties of their own body parts to treat various ailments.
Dr Naff explained that the concept behind physiotherapy is to find a natural therapy that is based in the body’s own chemistry and that is beneficial to the individual.
Dr. Naff said he and his research team have developed a technique that has a similar chemistry as acupuncture to create an energy boost.
“We can activate a particular hormone in the skin to increase the absorption of nutrients, and when we stimulate this hormone, the skin will produce a certain amount of electrical charge, and that electrical charge will cause the skin cells to glow,” he said.
This effect will help to heal a patient’s wounds and help them to stay in touch with their physical body.
Dr. Shavan V. Vaknin, a professor of pharmacology and an expert in acupuncture, said the therapy has a wide application.
“”This treatment is not only beneficial for the sufferer, but also has a very positive impact on their physical and psychological health,” he explained.
However, Dr. Vaksnin added that the treatment is still in its infancy and that the researchers have not yet fully explored the use for various conditions.
“If we are going to have a healthy society and we have a culture of life, we need to have healthy relationships between all of our bodies.” “
I don’t think it is a substitute, but I think it’s a complementary treatment, that is also a part of the body chemistry,” he stated.
“If we are going to have a healthy society and we have a culture of life, we need to have healthy relationships between all of our bodies.”
Dr Nef added that while the therapy may not have the biggest potential, it could be a way to help to lessen the suffering caused by the occupation.
“You can’t control everything, but it’s possible to improve people’s quality of life,” he added.
A spokesperson for the Faculty, which has a campus in Ramallah, said they have received some interest in using the technique in their clinic.
“This is something that is very new to us and we are taking it seriously,” the spokesperson said.
The University at Breslau, which also has an affiliated campus in the occupied West Bank, is working with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on a similar treatment, and has received similar interest.