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SOTHA

School of Thai Healing Arts

 

 

 

Physical therapies

 

the Traditional texts identify numerous methods to be used as physical therapy, with varying effects. Some of these derive from the exercises and disciplines of the thai Lersi (Rishis) who discovered the points, lines winds and so on.

 

 

 

                                

                

 

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Physical Therapies Outline

Reusi Dat Ton

Five Parts of RDT

- Breathing

- Self Massage

- Postures

- Chanting

- Visualization and Meditation

Theory applied in Physical Therapies

- Five Elements

- Levels of the Body

- Sen / Channels

- Release Points

- Access Points

- Wind Gates

- 108 Winds

- Khwan

- Breath

External Therapy Techniques

- Kneading

- Point pressing

- ROM

- Stretching

- Rubbing

- Squeezing

- Pressing

- Plucking

- Pulling

- Beating

- Rolling

- Vibration

Types of Physical Therapies

- To balance the elements.

- To create a state of calm.

- To re-align the body's physical structures.

- To treat the channels.

- To release blockages/stagnation.

- To awaken the channels.

- To balance/move the wind.

- To clean the blood/lymph.

- To clean the tissue.

- To treat the organs.

Other External Therapies

- Bone-setting

- Cupping

- Scraping

- Burning (With or Without Herbs)

- Bleeding (Needle/Knife, Systemic/Local)

- Liniments/Balms (Heating, Cooling, Neutral)

- Compresses (Cold, Hot, Dry, Wet)

- Poultices (Dry/Wet)

- Saunas (Dry/Wet)

- Tok Sen (Hitting the Sen)

- Yam Kahng (Stepping on Hot Iron)

- Chet Haek (Whipe and Scrape)

- Jawp Khai (Rubbing and Egg)

- Bpao (Blowing)

Types of imbalances in relation to Physical Therapies

- Imbalances resulting from Internal Balance.

- Imbalance resulting from External Substance taken into the Body.

- Imbalances resulting from External Substances acting on the Body.

External Factors

- Wind

- Heat

- Dampness

- Dryness

- Cold

Layers of the Body

- Skin

- Tissue

- Channels

- Bone

- Organs