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A therapeutic method based on the stimulation of acupuncture points on the body. It is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Science has already recognized the efficacy of acupuncture for certain health problems.
A therapeutic and diagnostic method that recognizes current scientific medicine but it strives to extend it by adding a mental and spiritual level. In addition to own medicinesit also uses various therapeutic procedures, e.g. art therapy, therapeutic eurythmy, and rhythmic massages. It also emphasizes education in the area of prevention.
A therapeutic method employing “the treatment by scents”. It uses essential oils from plants in order to enhance the body’s balance and harmony physically and mentally. The oils are either inhaled or used as massage oils, in baths, etc.
A system of traditional Indian medicine which uses unique nutrition, herbal therapy, relaxation, yoga, meditation, and various treatments including massage, body detoxification and regeneration, aromatherapy and colour therapy, etc.
A training technique that allows the patient to gain a certain amount of control over some autonomic bodily functions. It effectively affects conditions such as migraines, headaches, incontinence, high blood pressure and anxiety.
A term for the life energy that has begun being used in science for unified definition of the life energy used by various energy therapies in order to simplify further research and mutual communication.
A therapeutic method that emphasizes a balance of the body and mind, as the mind strongly affects our health. It tries to enhance the body and mind’s natural healing abilities. It uses various methods – relaxation, hypnosis, visualisation, meditation, yoga, biofeedback and more.
It is a kind of energy therapy where a therapist consciously uses his or her hands to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing. The practitioner uses very light touches, or places their hands in close proximity to the body to affect the energy field that permeates the body and surrounds the patient. The method was established by Janet Mentgen in the 1980s.
A therapeutic method which employs the principle “fight fire with fire”. The same substance that caused the symptoms is used to cure these symptoms, doing so in very small doses diluted in a water solution.
A manual therapeutic method that aims to remedy imbalances in the muscoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles) through manipulating the spine and limbs, thereby influencing the health of internal organs.
Diagnosing diseases based on the changes of iris.
The Josef Zezulka Biotronics (hereinafter referred to as ‘Biotronics’) is a unique field of spiritual healing that was conceived and applied into practice in the 1950s in Prague by the Czech philosopher Josef Zezulka (1912-1992), who designated his disciple, sanator Tomáš Pfeiffer, as his successor. It is a stand-alone TCIM discipline which mainly affects diseases caused by bioenergetic insufficiency, i.e. it works in the area of biological-vital forces. Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka are educated and appointed into practice by the Sanator – the Union of Biotronicists of Josef Zezulka, an official professional chamber for the field and the only institution that is authorized to use the title of Josef Zezulka Biotronics. (i.e. the Biotronics JZ topic in the Platform can be used only by the professional chamber Sanator).
A therapeutic method that uses the reactions of muscles to gentle pressure from the hand. Any kind of stress or disease can be seen in the way the muscles react. A therapist thus communicates with the patient‘s subconscious looking for the root cause and solutions to the patient’s problems.
Various kinds of massages that can provide health benefits.
A natural treatment method which assumes that diseases are caused by harmful and toxic substances accumulating in the body. Removing the harmful substances leads to recovery. Cures include dieting, physical exercise, massages, psychotherapy, detoxication, etc.
A therapeutic method that diagnoses mechanical disorders in the skeletal system and tries to remedy them. It is based on the knowledge that many diseases are related to problems with posture. Fixing these problems can therefore influence these diseases. It uses gentle manipulation techniques to release tension and restore the skeletal system to its normal state.
A therapeutic method that uses various parts of individual plants or their mixtures (e.g. in the form of tea, extracts, tinctures, wine, dragée and salves). It is also referred to as herbalism.
A therapeutic method which uses massage or pressure on reflex points on the feet or hands. Individual zones on the feet etc., correspond to particular body parts and organs.
It involves learning to work with spacial energy; "Rei" means space, life-giving, and "Ki" means energy. A method that involves placing ones hands over the patient's body. It originated at the end of the 19th century; it was created and expanded by the Japanese Christian monk Mikao Usui (1865-1926).
A system of massage techniques originally from Japan. Pressure is placed on energetic channels and certain points on the body or they are touched energetically or physically in order to balance out the circulation of bodily energy.
An energy therapy that consists of intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and health in the patient. It is a consciously controlled process of energy exchange, during which the practitioner facilitates the whole process with his hands. The method was developed by Professor Dolores Krieger and the natural healer Dora Kunz in the early 1970s.
A set of therapeutic and diagnostic methods originally from China. It includes herbal treatments, acupuncture, massages, qigong, etc.
It is a system of exercise working with the life energy in order to improve health. It is part of traditional Chinese medicine.
Physical exercise that can be of assistance on a spiritual journey towards unifying one’s personal “I” with the universal Existence. Its use for health improvement is also being researched within TCIM.