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`Twist therapy can ease chronic pain'

By Our Special Correspondent

BANGALORE, MARCH 1. Alternative therapies are promoted in a big way now, and a therapist in the city suggests the use of what Koreans call twist therapy. Those with chronic pain, such as low back pain, could even give it a try.

"Twist therapy was evolved after years of research by Park Jae Woo, a South Korean scientist. It tries to prevent or treat diseases by twisting the related part of the body and activating the spiral system in the body,'' says Santosh Patil, a practitioner.

Prof. Jae Woo conducted a workshop in the city in December.

"Like we believe there are meridians and chakras of energy in the body, the Koreans believe there is a spiral energy system that unifies the functions of all energy systems. The therapy is drugless and uses twisting motions and postures to activate spiral energy. It takes only a little time, and the results are often lasting because the therapy is based on the body's potential ability to heal itself,'' Mr. Patil explains.

Like in all forms of therapy, diagnosis is made. The patient is made to sit in a systematic and methodical posture and bend in a set of directions to find out the disorder. Fixed and movable chairs with various attachments are used to treat ailments making the patient bend in the direction identified.

"Treatment duration and sittings last a maximum of 10 minutes. Of this, five minutes go to diagnose the sickness or pain and to instruct the patient. The balance is used to go through the prescribed twist,'' Mr. Patil says.

Mr. Patil can be mailed for details on drsatoshpatil@rediffmail.com.

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