How to Unbreak Your Health: Your Map to the World of Complementary and Alternative Therapies by Alan E. Smith is a compendium of cutting edge therapies all aimed at giving patients choice in the delivery of medical care.
The author cites specific body process methodologies that have been successful with patients. The Advanced Jaffe-Mellor Technique(JMT) is one such example. JMT is a bioenergetic therapy which uses muscle resistance tests as a diagnostic tool to identify pathenogenic microorgansms at the root of diseases, such as lupus, fibromyalgia, and MS. The treatment involves a gentle tapping of muscles with an activator or arthrostim providing mild percussion in rapid succession. The device elicits sensory input allowing the practitioner to make adjustments physically or through the use of vitamins, herbs, or other protocols.
Asian bodywork therapy has been in existence for centuries. The therapy aims to apply deep tissue manipulation to improve circulation, as well as correct imbalances in the flow of energy. A number of treatment modalities are in use currently. Examples are Shiatsu, Tuina, and Chi Nei Tsang.
Smith cites bee venom therapy (BVT) which is a concentrated use of bee stings aimed at increasing the bodily reproduction of cortisol, as well as complex peptides and highly concentrated enzymatic action. Patients are first tested for an allergic response prior to undertaking BVT.
The author explains Colonic Hydrotherapy Irrigation which is the gentle removal of toxins from the intestine utilizing mineral water combined with special herbs. The treatment flushes the system of toxins which accumulate over time. Patients have been known to lose up to 5-10 pounds in just a few sessions due to the discharge of large amounts of fecal matter which the body may not be able to eliminate on its own. Patients should seek out a licensed practitioner for colonics.