Alexander Technique by Richard Craze

By Richard Craze

The Alexander procedure is an more and more well known replacement remedy within which realignment of the backbone and physique provides aid of pressure and an stronger experience of future health. This consultant seeks to provide an explanation for the strategy to either normal readers and scholars education to be therapists.

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Whereas the father was initially excluded, he was eventually admitted for the birth and given challenging tasks for which he was quite unprepared, such as administering ‘gas and air’ (1977:271). Backwell points up other inconsistencies in his experience, such as, first, the paradoxical attitudes of antenatal and labour personnel regarding his presence. The second major inconsistency is the ‘prudishness’ of the staff in relation to bedpans, shaving and vaginal examinations, but not the actual birth.

Whether men were actually excluded by the womenfolk or whether they chose to exclude themselves in order to avoid pollution is not entirely clear. Their role was limited, though, to peripheral activities, such as the ‘nidgeting’ mentioned by Wilson (1995:25). During the month or ‘her month’ when the woman was ‘lying in’, the husband would have to do her usual work in addition to his own, such as carrying sacks of meal. The woman would be literally confined to her lying-in room and the only permissible visitors would be women.

Because of the effortlessness of the acceptance of ultrasound into maternity care, if for no other reason, its introduction is important. It represents a prime example of the ease with which a quite unevaluated technology is able to gain enthusiastic recognition and promotion among the medical fraternity. The crucial significance of routine ultrasound, however, may be found in two important areas. The first is the diametrically opposed yet rarely articulated aims of the two participants in this scenario.

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