Mario Bernardo-Filho

Rio de Janeiro State University

Mario Bernardo-Filho is the head of the Laboratory of Mechanical Vibration and Integrative Practices (LAVIMPI), Department of Biophysics and Biometry, Biology Institute Roberto Alcantara Gomes and Policlinic Piquet Carneiro, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil. He completed his academic course in Biomedicine in 1974. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1988 in experimental models using radiopharmaceuticals in studies with rats and Escherichia coli cultures. After that, he began investigating the biological effects of chemical agents (mainly stannous chloride) and extracts of medicinal plants in E. coli cultures and DNA plasmids. In rats, he evaluated the effect of synthetic and natural products on the biodistribution of radiopharmaceuticals and on the labeling of blood constituents with technetium-99m. In 1999 he participated in a competition to be a Full Professor at UERJ. He finished his academic course in Physiotherapy in 2006. In 2010, he began new research involving integrative and complementary medicine (auriculotherapy and acupuncture) and systemic vibration therapy (SVT). Dr. Bernardo-Filho is a member of the World Association of Vibration Exercise Experts (WAVex).

Mario Bernardo-Filho

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Traditional, complementary, and integrative medicine are terms used to try to define practices in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of physical and mental conditions. These practices are based on the knowledge, skill, theories, beliefs, and experiences acquired by different cultures in the world throughout the years. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the qualities and applications of complementary therapies. It includes thirteen chapters in four sections: “Complementary Therapies and Knowledge of Some Cultural Practices,” “Complementary Therapies and Mental Disorders,” “Complementary Therapies and Clinical Rehabilitation,” and “Complementary Therapies, Technologic and Science Perspectives.”

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