According to the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine website 'Manipulative and body-based practices focus primarily on the structures and systems of the body, including the bones and joints, the soft tissues, and the circulatory and lymphatic systems.'
These practices include 'chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, massage therapy, Tui Na, reflexology, rolfing, Bowen technique, Trager bodywork, Alexander technique, Feldenkrais method, and a host of others.'
Some manipulative and body-based practices may also be considered as forms of mind-body interventions.
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