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India Has Wrapped Its Mind Around Stroke

If you need an Acute Stroke (brain attack) program, head to Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad in India! The facility was the first hospital in the world to receive JCI certification for such a program!

Shiatsu

“Shiatsu” is the Japanese term for finger pressure and is often referred to as finger pressure massage. It was developed by Tokujiro Namikoshi in the 1930s. It is a type of alternative medicine and is similar to acupressure devised by the Chinese. It is mainly used as a stress reduction and relaxation technique but is also known to reduce nausea, depression, body-pain, panic attacks, and many other physical and mental disorders.

Shiatsu therapists use their thumbs, fingers, fingertips and palms to apply pressure on the body. Patients remain fully clothed and must lie down on a mat during this procedure. Pressure is applied in a rhythmic pattern and this relieves stiffness and tension and improves blood circulation. Shiatsu is used to improve the flow of energy or “qi” in the body.


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                Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz

                Sao Paulo, Brazil


                Accreditation: JCI, Temos

                Languages: English, Portuguese

                With over a century of existence, the Oswaldo Cruz German Hospital was founded in 1897 and holds a position as one of the most recognized healthcare institutions in Brazil.

                A group of G...

                Beijing United Family Hospital

                Beijing, China


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, Chinese

                Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU), opening its doors in 1997, the hospital’s sole mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated healthcare services in a uniquely warm and caring patient and...

                Mediterranean Health Care

                Alicante, Spain


                Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 9002, ISO 14001

                Languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, French

                Mediterranean Health Care is a non-profit association that groups together eight of the most prestigious private hospitals and health clinics in the province of Alicante, Spain.

                We dire...

                The Wellington Hospital

                London, United Kingdom


                Languages: English, Russian, Greek, Polish

                The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the UK, with almost four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas. The hospital has an international reputation...

                Hospital Quiron Teknon

                Barcelona, Spain


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, Spanish

                Hospital Quirón Teknon is one of the leading hospitals in the Spanish private healthcare sector, thanks to the high quality of its medical staff and care services in a setting that combines ind...
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