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Dr. med. Jiří Antonín MAREK

Complex Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Pains and Problems Affecting Kinetic Apparatus


History: from the Czech word “napravovati” (meaning “correction”) used in the early 1900s by Czech immigrants in the US. The oldest NAPRAPATHY university in the world is the National College of Naprapathic founded in Chicago by Dr. Smith in 1906. In addition, Naprapathy can also be studied in Sweden and since 1 March 2000 also in Finland. All graduates receive a DN or Doctor of Naprapathy degree.

MUDr. Marek encountered NAPRAPATHY when studying the Chinese REMEDIAL therapy in Beijing even before learning about it from the Internet. It is interesting how the traditional Chinese medicine - in spite of its history spanning several thousand years - is still able to absorb modern therapeutic methods … in this case originating in the US.

In MUDr. Marek’s version, Naprapathy it is the gentlest form of treatment of human kinetic system. It is close to chiropractic and osteopathic methods and to myoskeletal medicine, i.e. to the so-called soft and mobilisation techniques. This means that any specialist wishing to apply it must be familiar with the said departments, but above all must be aware of all potential risks and understand that he has to sense what his patient’s body is able to sustain. The very basic principle of Naprapathy is not to cause harm, even if it means longer treatment, repeated sessions with partial objectives and gradual increasing of dynamic exercising. The fact that MUDr. Marek also employs corrective facilities and trains ergonomic skills only demonstrates that his treatment is complete and integral. However, he does not do it in order to be special or to distinguish himself from his colleagues; he does it because it is NECESSARY. Any treatment not based on such complex approach can only result in temporary and short-term effects, thus in fact harming the patient. First of all, the patient must be informed. He must be told about the state of his kinetic system, its probable further development without therapy and correction. It is then entirely up to him whether he wants to follow his specialist’s recommendations, accepting his treatment methods, ergonomic and corrective proposals, etc., or not! Communication, explanation and dialogue are a NECESSARY part of this type of treatment!
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