Research: TAUBERT, Praxis fur Physi

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TAUBERT, Praxis fur Physikalische und Rehabilitative Medizin, Neubrandenburg, Germany writes that during times of limited funds for health care, it seems sensible to critically evaluate commonly used therapeutic techniques. The author writes that it is frequently demanded within this context to remove massage from the tariff catalogue of health insurances. METHODS: Therefore, the author attempted to assess massage on grounds of results to mechanisms of action, indications and contraindications.





Despite certain reservations, this successful method, namely massage, should keep its place by using calculated prescription within complex treatment programmes .


Taubert K. Massages necessary or a luxury? Z Arztl fortbild Qualitatssich. 91(2): 139-43. Mar 1997 .

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