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Weighted vests are vests or jackets which are made heavier by adding small weights, which can either be stitched into the fabric or put into specially designed pockets.
The Welch method is another term for holding therapy, an intervention which consists of forced holding by a therapist or parent until the child stops resisting or until a fixed time period has elapsed
Wellbeing is sometimes described as a state of health, happiness, and contentment.
West's Syndrome is a condition characterised by infantile spasms, hypsarrhythmia (classical very abnormal EEG that occurs even between attacks) and general learning disability.
Western medicine is another term for conventional medicine or standard healthcare, the medicine practiced by doctors and by allied health professionals.
|Weston A.Price Diet||
The Weston A. Price diet is another term for the nourishing traditions diet.
|Whole Medical Systems||
Whole medical systems are complete systems of theory and practice that have evolved over time in different cultures and apart from conventional or Western medicine.
The Wilbarger Technique is a form of brushing therapy, which involves applying rapid and firm pressure touch to the arms, hands, back, legs, and feet using a surgical brush
|Wilkins Rate of Reading Test||
The Wilkins Rate of Reading Test is a test designed to measure the effects on reading of visual-perceptual distortions of text, such as apparent movement of the words and letters, blurring and coloured halos.
Williams syndrome is a genetic condition characterised by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities.
WISC is an acronym for the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, a test designed to measure intelligence in children between the ages of six and 16.
A work system is a set of visual information informing an individual what to do while in a work or play area.
Worm therapy is another term for helminthic therapy, which is the use of parasitic worms, such as trichuris suis, for therapeutic purposes.
Y-aminobutyric acid is another name for gamma aminobutyric acid or GABA, an amino acid which acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
Yeast is a microscopic, one-celled organism belonging to the group of organisms called fungi
The yeast-free diet is a type of exclusion diet which requires you to avoid all sources of yeast.
Yi-gan san is another term for yokukansan, a traditional Asian herbal medicine.
Yoga is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with origins in ancient Indian philosophy.
Yoked prisms, another term for ambient prism lenses, are used to help improve ambient vision, the visual system related to spatial organisation.
Yokukansan, also known as yi-gan san, is a traditional Asian herbal medicine.
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