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the practice of medicine without the use of drugs

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This study provides evidence that manipulative therapies, such as massage, may be justifiable in medical practice.
After a general examination of the principles of manual and manipulative therapies, Section 3 details massage and other touch therapies, shiatsu, reflexology, osteopathy and chiropractic.
Among the many CAM therapies frequently used by fibromyalgia patients, empirical research data exist to support the use of only three: (1) mind-body, (2) acupuncture, and (3) manipulative therapies for treating fibromyalgia.
The Clinical Standards Advisory Group recommended in 1994 that there should be earlier access to the manipulative therapies and a redistribution of resources within the NHS to make this happen.
Manual and manipulative therapies are relatively well represented with approximately 100,000 massage therapists and over 50,000 licensed chiropractors.