Practically all the following healthcare modalities have little or no “scientific proof of efficacy”. This is not a disclaimer but a statement to inform patients that all Traditional Systems of Medicine cannot be assessed by today’s scientific criteria.

Why is this you may say? Apart from the knowledge and skills the physician acquires during training and in practice, a major component in the understanding and treatment of a patient’s health issue that is not measurable by science is INTUITION. This quality is what makes a good physician a great physician.

INTUITION – the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.

Unani is a Persian word meaning Greek and Tibb an Arabic word meaning medicine. It is a system of medicine that began with Imhotep in Africa, was embraced by Greeks like Hippocrates and refined over many centuries by Arab physicians like Ibn Sina.

One of the main components of Unani-Tibb is the recognition of each person’s uniqueness. This uniqueness is known as Temperament. Temperament describes a person’s physical characteristics (the constitution) and his or her psychological, and emotional attributes. It assesses personality strengths and weaknesses, and includes the predisposition (risk factors) for particular disorders. Although each person’s temperament is as unique as their fingerprint, Unani-Tibb divides people into a combination of four broad categories, Sanguinous, Phlegmatic, Melancholic and Bilious, with a dominant and a sub-dominant temperament. For more information check out the Library

OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE

For thousands of years structural manipulation has been a component in systems of healthcare throughout the world but it wasn’t formulated as a medical discipline until Dr Andrew Taylor Still (1828 – 1917), who, in his own words “….on June 22nd 1874, I flung to the breeze the banner of Osteopathy”.

This formalized the philosophy and practice of manipulation and introduced the concept that the function of the internal organs can be affected/altered by specific osteopathic manipulations and structural realignment.

A paper by the J.Can.Chiropr Assoc 2014 Dec reported no difference between exercise and spinal manipulation. Again practitioner skills were assessed rather than the medical discipline.

PROLOTHERAPY/PLATELET THERAPY

Prolotherapy is a nonsurgical treatment which stimulates healing. Short for “proliferation therapy,” Prolotherapy is also known as nonsurgical ligament and tendon reconstruction, or regenerative injection therapy.

Prolotherapy works by stimulating the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured musculoskeletal tissue. The treatment originated in the 1930’s when Dr. Earl Gedney, an osteopathic surgeon successfully treated his own severe hand injury.

Prolotherapy works by getting the body to use its own natural healing mechanisms to repair injured and painful joint areas.

THE MEDICAL PLASMA FACELIFT

The Medical Plasma Facelift (sometimes known as the Vampire Facelift or Lunchtime Lift) is a totally natural technique using your own plasma as a way of encouraging the body to REGROW new collagen and supporting tissues returning your face to that of a photograph taken 10 or 15 years earlier.

This “all NATURAL, all YOU” facelift does not use any other artificial chemicals, fillers or botox – just your own blood quickly processed to extract the natural growth factors in your plasma.

The results are not immediate as with the more chemical facelifts but it is non-toxic and your final result is not in the hands of the injector – just your own DNA.

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