European College of QINOpractic Medicine
Goal of Treatment:
The goal of a QINOpractic treatment is to aid the body in the removal of disturbances which affect the nervous system, restore balance and function to the muscles and joints, specifically those which control spinal movement, thereby allowing the body to function in a normal and more dynamic fashion.
QINOpractic treatment always includes a thorough examination combining: soft tissue and joint
palpation, a number of neurological and orthopedic tests, postural analysis and a series of diagnostic
muscle tests. After the examination, an assessment of the problem is given and a treatment plan is
devised and tailored to the client as an individual, with the goal of normalizing the disturbances in
range of motion and any muscular and movement imbalances.
The QINOpractic therapist then treats the problem, such as an imbalance, which is determined to be the main cause (the first domino in the line or initiator of the issue ) not necessarily the symptom itself, which is just an output usually of pain that can be significantly distal from the cause itself.
The ultimate goal of treatment is to activate the self-healing functions and power of the body by initiating the healing process which will subsequently repair the injury.
All treatment plans are determined by an assessed dysfunction.
The treatment methods used have been gathered from a variety of different disciplines and modalities: Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Advanced Soft Tissue, and Massage Therapy Techniques.
QINOpractic treatments, however, do not only focus on restoring muscular imbalances but also tends to emotional and mental imbalances as well.
This is particularly important in order to activate the body’s self-regulating and self-healing functions and returning the body to a state of homeostasis (balance).
What a QINOpractic Medicine practitioner treats:
A QINOpractic Medicine practitioner usually treats musculoskeletal dysfunctions but the further the practitioner gets in the educational program, the more advanced treatments can be offered, such as stress-related disorders, like PTSD or depression. We do offer a very wide variety of disorders to treat, but national regulations might stop a QINOpractic practitioner in your country from performing more advanced treatment protocols to be performed.
Here are some samples that we treat with QINOpractic Medicine:
Radiating pain or sensation in arm or leg.
Lumbago, acute or chronic
Vertigo / dizziness
Pelvis and Hip pain
RSI ("Mouse arm")
Burn out syndrome
Stress related disorders
TMJ problems (jaw)
All stress related issues
These are symptoms why clients/patients seek our help, however, we treat way more "symptoms" than this.
First and foremost, we treat the person and try to find the first domino, the underlying cause of their reason for the visit.
The underlying cause can be lack of exercise, and the triggering factor for the pain, this time, can be raking leaves or shoveling snow.
But underlying factors can also be mental or emotional.
It might be the 5;th one that creates the "symptoms". We always try to find the first domino; then we can't focus too much on the "symptom." Symptoms occur late in the process.
A QINOpractic Medicine practitioner always works "together" with the client/patient, he/she is an active part of the process, and always focus on Why. What is the underlying cause of the problems (symptoms).
Educating the patient is the alpha and omega in the success rate of QINOpractic treatment.
One of the essential components of a QINOpractic approach is an active treatment. This means that the patient is encouraged to become an active participant in their own healing process and to take responsibility for their injuries and the rehabilitation required.
The patient always receives specific exercises (to help them with their imbalances), to be completed at home, as well as individually tailored advice to their particular needs.
All techniques that we use are non-invasive & most of them are painfree as well.
A Diplomate and certified QINOpractic Medicine practitioner uses a combination of the following treatment techniques:
A. Soft Tissue Technique: This is comprised of a number of different methods (massage therapy, pressure, various kinesiological techniques etc.) used to influence the body’s soft tissues, strengthen or weaken muscle.
These techniques increase and stabilize the body’s circulation which in turn decreases muscle tension.
B. Osteopathy: Two different techniques that seek to restore movement to the seams (sutures) of the bones of the skull.
The natural movement of the cranial bones can be disturbed, and lock into an improper position affecting the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal chord, affecting the flow of the cerebral spinal fluid, and in turn, the overall function of the nervous system.
A Master of QINOpractic Medicine also uses techniques like:
C. Rehabilitation and Ergonomics
D. Strain and Counter Strain, EFT, NLP three ways to release the Atlas vertebrae, Eye movement Therapy, PSYCH-K, Edu K and so on. Add to all these; techniques that we have developed ourselfes, that have names that you've never herad of, like Emotional Neurological Calibration, Neuro-Acupuncture, Energetic Syncronization Technique.