Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles (aka filaments) that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is an interdisciplinary approach to health care, which draws together the core elements of complementary therapies, creating a unified approach to the diagnosis and treatment of functional illness. AK uses chemical, mental and structural components to health. It is based on muscle testing, postural analysis, and standard medical history as well as laboratory and diagnostic testing. Kinesiologists often combine nutrition, physical manipulation, neurological testing, traditional Chinese medicine, and emotional release techniques or modalities.
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Chiropractic care is a natural method of health care that focuses on correcting the causes of physical problems from subluxations or misalignments of the bones in the body, especially the spine. A Chiropractor (D.C.) provides health care that is holistic and improves people’s lives by optimizing the functioning of the nervous system, so the body is able to function better.
Colon cleansing is removing stool from the colon through the use of laxatives, enemas, enzymes, herbal teas, or dietary supplements. The theory behind colon cleansing is that it helps remove toxins from the body (detoxification) and helps the "good" bacteria in the colon to flourish. This helps balance body chemistry, eliminate waste, and restore proper tissue and organ function.
Colon Hydrotherapy (also known as colonics) uses filtered water passed through the colon to accomplish detoxification and removal of excess toxins from the body. It has been known to help with weight loss, weight management and other types of physical cleanses.
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Energy healing therapy involves a practitioner channeling energy to a client, facilitating all bioenergetic systems towards greater health. Several dozen forms of energy healing therapies address the wide range of human conditions. Utilizing technique, intention, intuition and collaboration, it can work on all levels of the body, mind and spirit. Many report reduction in pain, stress and ailment. Greater peace of mind, ability to rest, sleep, a better outlook, a better outcome and a better life.
Essential oils are natural, therapeutic oils used to mentally, physically and emotionally support your body. Certain oils such as lavender and wintergreen can combat everything from allergies to stress, providing healthy and safe alternatives to prescription medication.
Flotation therapy involves floating in approx. 10 inches of warm water filled with high concentrations Epsom salts. This creates a floating experience resulting in a feeling of weightlessness and deep relaxation, stress relief and pain relief. It is often used for treatment of PTSD and anxiety issues. it is sometimes considered a form of meditation and has many other potential benefits.
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Guided Imagery (GI) is a therapeutic healing technique in which a facilitator uses descriptive language intended to psychologically benefit an individual or group of individuals. This technique incorporates the unconscious mind and imagery, intended for emotional and/or physical wellness and stress relief. GI may be meditative or interactive, allowing the client to discover or rediscover important information about themselves through the guidance of an intuitive counselor.
A popular form of natural therapy in Europe and Russia, Halotherapy is also known as Dry Salt Therapy. It is a natural and holistic treatment for adults and children that has been known to help with respiratory system concerns like allergies and asthma, as well as skin conditions. It also promotes better breathing, sounder sleep and overall wellness.
The study and practice of using plants to treat illness and promote health. Herbal medicines include herbs, herbal materials, herbal preparations and finished herbal products that contain as active ingredients parts of plants and/or other plant materials, including flowers, fruit, seed, stems, wood, bark, roots, rhizomes or other plant parts.
Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine that seeks to heal the body rather than simply treat disease symptoms. It has been used for over 200 years and is currently practied by over 500 million people worldwide.
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic utilization of hypnosis (or related techniques like guided imagery) to alter unhealthy subconscious patterns or increase motivation. It is beneficial for stress relief as well as vocational and avocational self-improvement. Certified Hypnotherapists help clients relax into an altered state of consciousness (aka alpha or theta brainwave state) which enables an increased receptivity to positive suggestions customized for the client's benefit. Studies have proven hypnotherapy’s effectiveness to support behavioral changes (especially weight loss and smoking cessation), increase confidence and “reprogram” fears or phobias as well as to supplement other healing techniques.
Integrative medicine is healthcare that views the patient as the most important member of the medical team and applies all safe and effective therapies without subservience to any one school of medical thought. An approach used by many Naturopathic Doctors (N.D.).
Naturopaths are natural health practitioners who help you to solve your health issues without the use of drugs or surgery. Naturopaths employ many different methods of healing, which may include herbs, tinctures, teas, essential oils, reflexology, energy work, supplements, nutrition, massage, accupressure, and other techniques.
All techniques used by naturopaths are based on natural methods using food, water, air, exercise, sleep, energy and management of emotions. Modern methods may be employed to enhance the treatments. Naturopaths take the creed "First, do no harm" very seriously. They believe that chemicals and prescription drugs are harmful to the body.
Thermography is using digital infrared camera imaging to see the surface of the skin reflecting the physiology in the sympathetic nervous system of what's happening internally in the body. Used as a health screening for inflammation, pre mammogram breast tissue, tumors, periodontal disease, infection pathways from the mouth through the trigeminal nerve to the heart, and many more early detection of hidden conditions within the body for early detection of heart disease cancer, etc.