Acupressure: Acupressure uses the pressure of the fingers and hands and is utilized effectively for tension related elements.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture uses small needles to penetrate and stimulate specific points in the body to restore normal functions and energetic balance. Acupuncture is now a widely accepted form of treatment throughout the world and is practiced in both hospitals and private practice.
Anti-Aging: Aging process can be slowed, suspended and in some cases reversed. Acupuncture came about as a shift in thinking from aging as an inevitable process to aging as a series of disease processes. Aging processes can be measured, and as with any disease, there are symptoms and treatments. Anti-aging is a comprehensive practice of preventive care, but goes beyond them utilizing specific high-tech testing procedures and treatments.
Applied Kinesiology: Applied Kinesiology (AK) tests the Chi or energy by taking a strong indicator muscle, any strong muscle, and asking the person to lock their muscle as the practitioner challenges the strength of that muscle by pushing or pulling the area to see if it will hold. The practitioner might ask the person to hold his/her arm straight out in front and lock it while the practitioner with an open hand firmly pushes down on the arm right above the wrist. This is a check to see if the arm will hold. Any major muscle will work for muscle testing. The arm being able to hold is a signal the body is free of dis-ease or distress. If the arm is unable to hold is a signal there is a weakness in the system. Kinesiology testing is required to determine the cause of the dis-ease or distress.
Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy is the art and science of using the essential oil of botanical plants for the treatment of ailments, illness and disease. Various therapeutic grade essential oils are utilized without side effects. These oils can be inhaled, applied topically and, in some cases, ingested. In many countries aromatherapy is highly respected as a system of holistic health care.
Ayurvedic Medicine: Ayurvedic Medicine is an ancient medicine, which evolved among the Brahmin sages of ancient India. Ayurveda is from the roots “ayur” meaning life and “veda” meaning knowledge. Ancient Vedic texts indicate the system is the oldest being practiced prior to 4000 B.C. and some believe it is even 8000 years old. Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are very similar being based on universal natural bi-polar concepts that matter and energy are one. There are several aspects of this system of medicine which distinguish it from other approaches to health care. http://ezinearticles.com/?Ayurvedic-Medicine—Benefits&id=359445
Bio-Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T): B.E.S.T. is a gentle, non-forceful chiropractic technique. There are no forceful or sudden movements. B.E.S.T. is appropriate for all patients, from newborns to the elderly, the trail, pregnant women, or those in pan. Promoting health–easing pain and removing symptoms, balancing the many systems of your body, helping you to lead the most pain free, healthiest life you can. B.E.S.T is a holistic program that coordinates and balances the workings of all the systems of your body.
Biofeedback: Biofeedback is the process of using computerized monitoring systems to provide ongoing information about physiological conditions of the body. There are a variety of biofeedback devices and procedures, most of which incorporate relaxation and stress reduction. Some assist the client to control or modify specific autonomic activities through relaxation and visualization techniques. Others provide automatic correcting energetic signals that balance the body. The goal of biofeedback is to help the body heal itself.
Bodywalking: Bodywalking allows the practitioner to apply sustained and significant pressure. The Bodywalker can put all of his weight on the client or less. The clients muscle will eventually release and relax allowing more of the Bodywalker’s weight to be distributed in that area.
Cellular Memory Clearing: The human body is 100% memory. While a certain percentage of this is physiological and environmental in origin, much is acquired from learned experience. Though we do not yet fully comprehend the mechanisms of storage, we do know that memory is stored site specifically at traumatic moments, a phenomenon we call ‘somatic’ or ‘body memory.’ Various contemporary approaches seek to address this encoded memory in the cells and membrane linings of the body.
Chelation Therapy: Chelation Therapy is a painless and simple process that involves intravenous drips of EDTA to remove toxins, lead and heavy metals from the blood. Chelation offers less invasive treatment to surgery and angioplasty. It has also been shown to help poor leg circulation as well as reduce high blood pressure and reverse age-related degenerative conditions while improving the overall quality of life.
Chiropractic: Chiropractic care utilizes the technique of adjusting spinal vertebrae to restore the proper flow of the nerve impulses. Doctors of Chiropractic consider a spine free of misalignment and the free-flow of nerves to all areas of the human body essential in maintaining optimum health. A variety of approaches and techniques are utilized n the filed of chiropractic care. A variety of approaches and techniques are utilized in the field of chiropractic care.
Colon Cleansing: Natural Health for Your Intestines. Colon cleansing uses natural health practices–food for your body type, drinking adequate water and herbs to help your body to heal health problems which are often related to a colon which is not functioning as nature intended.
Color Therapy: Color Therapy utilizes light(s) and liquids to help treat a variety of emotional, mental, physical and/or spiritual conditions. Color Therapy is also used to treat pain and depression. Syntonic Optometry has shown favorable results in altering neuron-chemical production in the brain.
Cranio Sacral Therapy: Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle method of evaluating and correcting dysfunction of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Practitioners aim to release restrictions in order to dissipate stress on the central nervous system. CST helps alleviate pain, release physical and emotional trauma, and enhance the body’s overall ability to heal itself.
Dentistry–Biological and Holistic: Biological Dentistry stress the use of non-toxic restoration materials while focusing on the unrecognized impact that dental toxins and hidden dental infections can have on overall health. According to those who specialize in this field, cavities, infections, toxic or allergy producing filing materials, root canals and misalignment of the teeth or jaws can have far-reaching effects throughout the body.
Detoxification: Detoxification is utilized to rid the body of chemicals, poisons and pollutants. Detoxification can facilitate the return of the body to optimum health. Forms of Detoxification Therapy include colonics, herbal products with detoxification properties, juicing, fasting, chelation, lymphatic drainage and others.
Doula: A doula is a supportive companion professionally trained to offer support to a birthing mother and her family. The doula’s role is to provide continuous physical, emotional and informational support to women and their partners during labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period. The doula offers help and advice on comfort measures such as breathing, relaxation, movement and positioning. A doula also assists families to gather information about the course of their labor and their options. The term ‘doula’ can also refer to a woman who is trained or experienced in providing postpartum care (mother and newborn car, breat-feeding support and advice, cooking, child care, errands and light cleaning) for the new family. To distinguish between the two types of doulas, they are referred to as ‘birth doulas’ and ‘postpartum doulas.’
Essential Oils: Essential Oils or ‘essences’ as they are also called, are highly concentrated substances extracted from various parts of aromatic plants, and trees. They are usually captured by steam distillation, a process whose origins can be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia. Unlike ordinary vegetable oils, such as corn and olive, plant essences are highly volatile and will evaporate if left in the open air. Most consist of hundreds of components, such as terpenes, alcohols, aldehydes and esters. For reason a single oil can help a wide variety of disorders. Lavender, for example, is endowed with antiseptic, antibacterial, antibiotic, antidepressant, analgesic, decongestant and sedative properties. Moreover, due to their tiny molecular structure, essential oils applied to the skin or inhaled into the lungs can be absorbed into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body.
Feldenkrais Method: The Feldenkrais Method is an educational approach to human ability and self-exploration. Through the use of active and passive movements, students can explore the relationships between movement and the way one acts in the world. Group and private lessons consist of very gentle movements which make surprisingly profound changes. By becoming aware of habitual patterns of action and learning new strategies, students can address any movement difficulty in this very respectful approach to how we move.
Feng Shui: Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art of organization and placement of furnishings and office environment to increase harmony, prosperity, health, relationships, etc.
Floatation: Floating is a very positive experience for the body and mind. It is a way to achieve total relaxation, heighten all the senses and experience relief from aches and pains. While floating, the body is free from the usual forces of gravity. Users float weightless on their backs atop a ten inch deep pool of water with eight hundred pounds of Epsom salts which are used because it raises the density of the water, making it easy to float, and because it has a silky feel which is very good for the skin. The complete comfort of the iso-thermal supportive bath in the dark and in silence affords a complete physical, mental, spiritual resting place. By shielding the body and mind from external ‘environmental’ stimulation, the tank reduces its workload by up to 90%, conserving vast amounts of energy, which is then redirected inwards. The effect is called the parasympathetic response, or Relaxation Response.
Flower Essences and Remedies: Flower essences promote change and help people to access feelings. Pure energy of flowers, preserved in water (like homeopathic formulas) are used as catalysts for reducing stress, unblocking energy and enhancing health. Completely harmless and non-allergenic, flower essences are internationally recognized and widely used as a viable adjunct to mind, body, spirit healing.
Hatha Yoga: An ancient art of stretching and limbering the body to increase health, vitality, and self-awareness. Breathing, relaxation and postures (asana) are taught for energy, balance and stress reduction. Each posture has variations and modifications to fit each individual’s needs and level of fitness.
Herbs and Herbalists: The word herb as used in herbal medicine means a plant or plant part that is used to make medicinal properties, food flavors (spices) or aromatic oils for soups and fragrances. An herb can be a leaf, a flower, a stem, a seed a root, a fruit, bark or any other plant part used by its medicinal food flavoring or fragrant property. Out of 250,000 to 500,000 plants on earth today, only about 5,000 of these have been extensively studied for their medicinal applications. Herbs have been shown to help restore proper functioning of the body, increasing health and vitality.
Holographic Therapies: Holographic Therapies identify and can transform unconscious patterns that prevent you from achieving your full potential and having success in any area of your life including health, relationships, finances, business related issues, addictions and more.
Homeopathy: Homeopathy is a natural healing system that stimulates an individual’s own immune system to heal itself. Homeopathic remedies are derived from plants, animals and minerals–diluted and potenized and then carefully prescribed to fit the individual–not the disease. Homeopathy operates on the ‘less is more’ theory. These remedies are powerful, yet safe and gentle, and help restore health on the physical, mental and emotional level. Homeopathy is also effective in animals.
Hot Stone Therapy: The ancient healing arts of stone massage, a modality for physical and spiritual balancing. The ‘metasthetic’ energies of basalt and sedimentary massage stones known energy; they give to an area that is depleted and help move energy in places of excess, promoting a harmonizing and cleansing effect thus allowing for a soothing meditative state of quietude, calm and balance. Incorporating warm and cold stone massage is very effective to create harmony and a positive energy flow thus promoting a sense of balance, energy and peace.
Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis: Hypnotherapy is a method whereby a trained hypnotist speaks directly to the person’s subconscious mind and can therefore, communicate with that part of the mind that stores and controls everything from perceptions to memory, as well as the monitoring of all physical functions of the body. Hypnotherapy can be effective in implementing desired changes such as phobias, weight reduction, smoking cessation as well as treating a wide range of conditions that include depression, pain control and all illnesses.
Integrative Health/Therapies: To integrate is to first understand diverse elements, then incorporate them into a greater synergistic whole. The diverse elements in this case are different approaches to healing.
Internal Organ Massage: Internal Organ Massage is utilized to restore the function of the vital organs through direct and indirect physical manipulations and energy work in the abdominal area. The roots of symptoms manifesting in the outlying area regions of the body can be found in the abdomen and addressed there with this form of massage.
Iridology: Iridology is the science of analyzing the delicate structures of the iris of the eye. It reveals inflammation, where located, and in what stage it is manifesting. The iris reveals body constitution, inherent weaknesses, levels of health, and the transitions that take place in a person’s body according to the way he/she lives. The eyes have been proclaimed throughout the ages as the windows of the soul. We now acknowledge them as the mirrors of the body.