Modalities, Therapeutic Procedures & Therapies

Modalities are the methods or approaches used to treat a patient for health promoting or health diminishing conditions. Below the frame of conditions is an alphabetical listing of holistic modalities, each with a brief explanation. The treatment methods, services, and physical agents that holistic, alternative, or integrative practitioners use in their practice or may recommend for you should be used as a guide for further research and discussions with your healthcare providers.
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Acupressure
Acupressure uses the same stimulation of the energetic pathways (meridians) as does acupuncture but does so with gentle to firm pressure of the fingers or thumb as opposed to needles. A few if the health benefits are pain relief, stress reduction, detoxification, boosting the immune system, promoting healing, and maintaining overall health.
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Acupuncture
Pain relief, stress reduction and providing overall wellness are only a few of the benefits of acupuncture. Acupuncture, described by the Chinese over 2,500 years ago involves the placement of thin needles along energetic pathways (meridians) on the skin, allowing the flow of "Chi" (energy) throughout the body. Freeing up your energetic pathways helps organs to function optimally bringing about healing and balance.
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Addiction Services Holistic
Recent scientific studies have demonstrated dramatically improved success rates with the addition of holistic treatment approaches. Part of a holistic approach to recovery includes a safe, serene and natural environment to refresh the soul. From detoxification to reducing stress and improving mental and physical well-being, holistic approaches play a vital role in regaining personal balance.
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Akashic Records
Akasha is a Sanskrit word, and means primary substance, that out of which all things are formed. Akashic Records contain the universal consciousness, with its three main components of mind, heart, and will. From the perspective of the Records, all souls are eternal. The Akasha is organized in a way that allows humans to interact with this spiritual resource and gain insight, guidance, and understanding within earthly time and space.
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Alexander Technique
The Alexander technique is a way of learning how you can get rid of unnecessary muscle strain, harmful tension, and pain in your body by learning to readjust your posture in everyday activities such as sitting, lying down, standing, walking, and lifting,
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Allergy Testing Alternative
There are two types of allergic reactions: 1) immediate which occur within minutes to three hours after exposure and 2) delayed- which can contribute to many chronic conditions. An alternative allergy testing to that of conventional medical consists of a blood test known as the LRA (lymphocyte response assay) which measures delayed allergies to common foods and chemicals. A detailed report identifies nonreactive, moderately reactive and strongly reactive items. It is best to have this test under the supervision of your health care provider; however, some states allow the consumer to order their own test. Check here if you qualify.
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Allergy Treatments Alternative
One of the best treatments for allergies is to avoid the allergen, if possible. Some alternative therapies include acupuncture, hypnosis, homeopathic remedies, and herbal supplements. There are lots of simple, do-at-home options for minimizing some of the most common potential side effects of allergy medications.
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Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine are systems of therapies and healing modalities that are not generally considered conventional or the standard of care as taught in medical school. Natural treatments and lifestyle changes are encouraged rather than harmful drugs, surgeries, or hospitalizations. Toxic substances are removed for better function of cells, organs, and systems. The cause of the condition is addressed rather than just mitigating a symptom. Healing the body also includes healing the mind, and spirit.
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Anesthesiology Services Complementary
When surgical procedures, dental work, or pain management require general anesthesia, natural and vibrational medicines can promote healing. Psychological, behavioral and rehabilitative care as well as acupuncture may augment anesthesia services.
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Anger Management Holistic
Holistic treatments for anger management include a variety of techniques adopted and developed to deal with the emotion, deep rooted anger and aggression. Working in an environment whereby the client(s) feel safe, respected and listened too, the emotions, thoughts, automatic patterns and triggers can be identified and worked on. Setting up a strong support system, using compassion, mindfulness as well as dietary changes and supplements allow the client to address and resolve many issues, leading to a healthier, positive lifestyle.
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Animal Communication
Animal communicators are professionals who are skilled in communicating telepathically with animals to arrive at solutions for their health and behavior problems. Their job is to listen to your animal's perspective and then work with both of you toward clarity and mutual understanding to return the balance and wellbeing. This is great for animals with separation anxiety, puppy mill survivors, and abused or neglected animals.
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Anthroposophical Medicine
Anthroposophical Medicine is a comprehensive approach to bring health and wellness into modern life. The approach of Anthroposophical Medicine is to help balance the body from a spiritual, emotional and physical perspective. This holistic approach incorporates art, music, movement, and massage therapies as part of a multidisciplinary health care approach, combining homeopathics, plant medicines, natural remedies, detox protocols as well as elements of allopathic principles.
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Anti-Aging Medicine
Anti-aging medicine is a clinical specialty that applies advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of disorders and diseases associated with the aging process. Anti-aging diagnostic and treatment practices are supported by scientific evidence and are well documented by peer-reviewed journals.
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Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. A form of alternative medicine that is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement, detoxification and increased cognitive function. It seeks to unify physiological, psychological and spiritual processes to enhance an individual's innate healing process. There are a wide number of essential oils available, each with its own healing properties.
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Art Therapy
Art therapists elicit their clients' inherent capacity for drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art forms to enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Through the creative process, the client develops social skills, reduces anxiety, increases self-esteem, reconciles emotional conflicts, and improves a sense of well-being. Art therapy is practiced in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, psychiatric and rehabilitation facilities, wellness centers, forensic institutions, schools, crisis centers, senior communities, private practice, and other clinical and community settings.
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Arthrostim
Used by many Chiropractors as an adjunct to manipulation of the spine and other areas of the body, an Arthrostim is a trademarked, hand-held mechanical device specifically designed to produce an adjustable gentle thrust-like and recoil action in successive, incremental impulses to accurately stimulate 'neural receptors' in an injured/affected area. These receptors will then produce nerve impulses which transmit important information to the brain which then sends out self-correcting commands to the muscular system, and other systems, to bring about healing within your body.
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Attractor Field Technique
The perspective of AFT is that every disease and form of suffering results from energies of thought and our habitual response to stress. The technique, developed by Drs. Kurt Ebert and Robert Schwarz, is similar to the Emotional Freedom Technique in that it involves stimulation through tapping (rather than needles) of the Acupuncture meridian points to release negative emotions and beliefs, which can be energetically connected to one's overall health and well-being. It is useful for those who have found no answers for their physical ailment and scientifically proven to work on both humans and animals.
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Audiology Services Holistic
The ears are connected to many areas of function within the body, such as the circulatory, nervous, musculoskeletal and balance systems and are sensitive to changes in body chemistry. A good hearing professional will always be sensitive to the interconnectivity within the body. Care for the person first; the ears will follow.
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Auricular Therapy
Auricular Therapy dates to the 3rd century. It is a form of Acupuncture where the outer ear is considered a small-scale version of the entire body. Every part of the outer ear has specific points that represent different organs, structures and systems that can be stimulated to create positive changes in that represented point. Auricular therapy may utilize acupuncture needles, manual pressure, magnets or lasers. It can be helpful for the diagnosis and treatment of over 100 health conditions in other areas of the body. Works for pain relief, allergy mitigation, addictions, women's issues and enhancing overall physical and emotional health.
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Autonomic Response Testing
Autonomic Response Testing is a biofeedback assessment tool of the Autonomic Nervous System. The ANS regulates breathing, heart rate, digestion, immune function, sleep patterns, hormone regulation, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, tissue regeneration, and liver and kidney detoxification. Understanding the body stressors – structural, biochemical, electromagnetic, psychological - Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD PhD in neurology developed this technique as an aid to determining underlying disturbances in the body as well as being able to formulate remedies to correct that disturbance. Autonomic Response Testing is non-invasive, appropriate for patients of all ages, and may be used in conjunction with other conventional medical tests.
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Ayurvedic Medicine
Developed thousands of years ago by the sages of India, Ayurveda, continues to be one of the world's most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential. The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are 1) The mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2) Nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Treatments and modalities employed include: herbs, essential oils, massage, baths, certain foods and massage. Therapies might also consist of breathing exercises, yoga, meditation and attitude shifts. Aside from enhancing physical, emotional and spiritual health, Ayurvedic Medicine is used to improve relationship, financial, occupational, and environmental health.
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Barbara Brennan Healing Technique
A technique and philosophy developed by Dr. Barbara Brennan, former NASA physicist, teacher, a world-renowned healer, and best-selling author. She incorporates scientific and metaphysical resources to explain the human healing process. This hands on philosophy works with the person's consciousness to create harmony within one's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. When one is grounded, nourished and balanced the systems of the body and energy field are healthier overall. A qualified Brennan Healing Practitioner will guide you to reach your goals.
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Bariatrics
Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the study, treatment, and prevention of obesity. The field of bariatrics encompasses diet, exercise, therapy, medications, and surgeries--all aimed at achieving and sustaining weight loss.
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Beauty and Skin Care Natural
Natural skin care practitioners recommend and work with products with the best all-natural food grade quality ingredients and use non-invasive methods for corrective, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory skin care treatments.
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Behavioral Vision Therapy
In the domain of Optometry, Vision Therapy aims to straighten the eyes cosmetically with eye muscle training, known as Orthoptics, as well as train and rehabilitate the eye-brain connection in vision which serves to improve visual comfort, efficiency and improved processing of visual information. Struggles in school or work may be caused by a functional vision problem. In this respect under a trained Optometrist's supervision, Vision Therapy can be directed toward resolving visual problems which may interfere with educational instruction. An optometric vision therapy program consists of supervised in-office and at home reinforcement exercises performed over weeks to months. The therapy may also include training glasses, prisms, filters, patches, electronic targets, or balance boards.
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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is the use of hormones to help resolve symptoms related to hormonal imbalance or decline in hormone production tied to aging, environmental toxins, food, and a host of other factors. Certain hormone treatments are called "bioidentical" or sometimes "natural" because the types of hormones used are chemically identical (according to molecular studies) to those produced by the human body. Areas where BHRT can be helpful include adrenal fatigue, thyroid disease, metabolic syndrome, and sexual dysfunction. Although fewer risks than synthetic hormones, when undergoing this type of therapy, sound judgement along with awareness of the pros and cons of BHRT, should be considered.
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Bio-Oxidative Therapy
Bio-oxidative therapy involves introducing small amounts of medical ozone (O3) or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) into the body for the prevention and treatment of disease. These elements accelerate oxygen metabolism and stimulate the release of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream to the body's cells, stimulates white blood cell production, gets rid of free radicals, and degrades toxic chemicals. This is important in fighting infection, helping to prevent cancer, and increasing energy level. Many physiological functions are affected by bio-oxidative therapies, such as hormonal regulation, immune response and tissue oxygenation. When properly administered and used in conjunction with detoxification, supplements, diet, exercise and breathing, these bio-oxidative therapies have virtually no side-effects. It is useful for those dealing with cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, pulmonary diseases, immune Illnesses, Alzheimer's, cancers (especially blood/lymph cancers), chronic pain, migraines, Lyme's disease, Bell's palsy, arthritis, colitis, chronic wounds, and peripheral nerve degeneration.
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Biocompatibility Testing
There are over 5,000 dental materials in the marketplace with thousands of chemicals incorporated into those products. There is a way to test those materials to see which would have a negative effect on your immune system. It is called a Serum Biocompatibility Test where a blood sample is taken for analysis of changes that occur to the immune system when subjected to that dental material - a source of toxins, allergens, or irritants in fillings, crowns, implants, dentures, braces, and other dental products.
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Biofeedback
Biofeedback is a non-invasive drug-free treatment that can help the body achieve harmony and balance. Generally combined with relaxation techniques, Biofeedback uses the power of the mind to become aware of what's going on inside your body and learn to control bodily processes such as muscle tension, blood pressure, heart rate, incontinence, chronic pain, addictions and more. There are different methods of biofeedback instrumentation that will measure heart rates, breathing patterns, muscle activity, sweat glands,
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Biological Dentistry
Biological or Holistic Dentistry is a health-focused method of practicing dentistry where the relationship of oral health to overall systemic health is the chief consideration in patient care. The mouth is the mirror to one's health and all dental procedures performed should consider what effect those procedures can have on the whole-body system. Areas of interest to the Biological/Holistic Dentist include the effect of incompatible dental materials on health, hidden jaw bone infections, impact of heavy metals (Mercury, nickel…), minimally invasive approaches to care, non-surgical periodontal therapies and much more….
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Biophoton Therapy
Biophotonic Therapy (BPT) also known as Ultraviolet Blood Radiation (UBR) is a completely sterile procedure where the patient's blood is drawn via IV and exposed to UV light and reinfused back into the body. The UV light kills bacteria and viruses. Effective for auto-immune diseases, cancer, arthritis, yeast, allergies, acute infections, fatigue, Lyme disease, Hepatitis, MRSA, MS, shingles and more, BPT enhances the body's immune function and improves overall health.
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Birth Services Holistic
Holistic birth services are a natural, unmedicated approach to labor and birth which helps ease and enhance the postpartum experience. Typically, this would include addressing the physical as well as emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of prenatal, labor, and postpartum conditions. Many practitioners offer natural childbirth education, labor and postpartum Doula services, licensed midwives, and lactation counseling. Birthing options could be in a center or at home.
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Body Mind Healing
The mind and body are intimately connected and function harmoniously. Stress isn't good for your body. Emotions play into the way you feel physically. For instance, you are more likely to come down with a cold when you're stressed or overworked, or that your pain worsens when you're sad and anxious. These examples illustrate the mind-body connection. When it comes to healing minds and physical bodies, the mind-body connection becomes important to consider. In fact, many practitioners consider it the foundation of healing such that no matter what combination of healing modalities may be chosen and utilized, without an awareness of and respect for the mind-body connection, healing will be much more difficult than it needs to be.
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Body Work
Bodywork is any therapeutic technique that involves working with the human body involving hands-on manipulative therapy, breath work, or energy medicine. The pressure exerted on muscles, tissues and organs will release toxins from fibers and cells where they will be picked up by the circulatory system and eliminated from the body. The enhanced lymphatic drainage created through Body Work will contribute to the detoxification process.
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Bowel Cleanse
Also known as a colon cleanse, bowel cleansing is periodic cleaning out of toxic waste stuck to the colon walls. This can be achieved in taking bowel-clearing laxative, powders, supplements and herbal teas or by using enemas to release colon waste.
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Bowenwork
Bowenwork is a gentle manual therapy that works through the autonomic nervous system to reset the body to heal itself. Safe for infants, elderly, and people with chronic conditions. Trauma can set up compensatory holding patterns causing pain and restrictions. Through application of targeted gentle touch, the therapist stimulates proprioceptors which sends messages to the brain to initiate a release and an unwinding that helps the body to restore its natural balances.
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Breast Feeding Support
From prenatal breastfeeding classes to balancing work, family and breastfeeding, support comes from professionals, support groups and other moms. A team of experts in lactation can include midwives, birth and postpartum doulas, as well as bodyworkers who spend time meeting and getting to know lots of breastfed babies and breastfeeding parents, sharing their skills and helping to empower you to make informed choices. Opportunities for support can be at home, birth centers, hospitals, with peer groups as well as phone and email communication.
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Breathwork
Proper breathing promotes inner calm and relaxation. Mindfulness of the breath is so effective that it is common to all meditative and prayer traditions. Breathwork is a holistic therapy that uses deliberate full breathing to positively affect the body and emotions through its effect on the entire autonomic nervous system. It is primarily a self-help technique but is best learned through a facilitator.
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Business Coaching Holistic
Whether you own or manage a holistic practice or are a socially or health conscious entrepreneur, your business challenges of employees, cash flow, marketing strategies, and administrative tasks may have overwhelmed and hindered your mission to help make the world a healthier, happier, and more beautiful place. To remain authentic, grow your online and offline presence and improve your business and your life, you would benefit from the expertise of a business coach who understands your business and can help you feel confident in your unique skills.
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Cancer Diagnosis Alternative Complementary
There are several laboratory tests that are considered alternative or less toxic than standard conventional tests, some tests can result in false positives or negatives. Thermography is considered the "gold standard" of alternative testing options for breast cancer since it is non-invasive, safe, and can detect possible tumor activity years before a mammogram can.
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Cancer Prevention
So many cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, and keeping active. A practitioner will help with setting goals and intentions for prevention and recovery for survivors who have completed treatment. Along with exercise and movement and cancer-fighting foods and herbs, there are protocols for sugar detox to reduce inflammation, getting adequate sleep, stress management, hormone balancing, mindfulness meditation, understanding GMOs, pesticides, antibiotics, vaccines, hormone disruptors, and minimizing toxins in your environment. Building a strong support system helps to make this journey sustainable.
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Cancer Treatment Alternative/Complementary
Alternative cancer treatments are not approved by the US government, but unlike traditional chemotherapy and radiation, many people are seeking safe and effective holistic treatments that are non-invasive, painless, and have no side effects. Alternative Health Practitioners treat your whole body - they minister to your emotional, spiritual and physical needs, treating body, mind and spirit. Most include nutritional counseling. There are many criteria to monitor for alternative and complementary cancer treatments. Some alternative treatments are great with newly diagnosed cases but not with advanced cancer. Some practitioners won't take patients that have had chemotherapy. Some will not work with patients with liver involvement. Many patients recover completely with alternative therapies and others live much longer than their conventional doctors predicted, and they have good quality of life and no side effects from the treatments.
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Cavitation Diagnosis
A cavitation is an infected hole in the jawbone where bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites incubate and release toxic wastes into the bloodstream causing or exacerbating health issues elsewhere in the body. Cavitations are a toxic dump for heavy metals such as mercury and may be a link to chronic health problems. This condition is not in dental school curriculum. And because a hole in the jawbone is difficult to detect on a routine dental x-ray, most cavitations go undiagnosed. Some diagnostic tools can include a unique ultrasound device, CAT scans, MRIs, Cone Beam CT Scan, and applied Kinesiology (Muscle testing).
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Cavitation Treatment
A hole in the jawbone can be osteomyelitis (bone infection) or osteonecrosis (dead bone) where bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites, and toxic heavy metals reside. Treatments of this infection include surgical removal of the dead or infected bone, tissues, and debris, lasers, ozone, hyperbaric oxygen, homeopathy, and other natural products and techniques that promote healing at the site.
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Ceramic Dental Implants
Ceramic implants are metal-free tooth colored dental implants made of extremely strong zirconia, a highly esthetic, hygienic, and a biocompatible alternative to titanium. The material does not conduct electricity or interfere with the body's energy pathways. They are designed for immediate placement and long-term success.
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Chakra Balancing
The extremely calming and restorative treatment of Chakra Balancing has been used in ancient cultures for thousands of years. These seven basic centers of "wheels of light"- starting at the perineum and ending on the crown of the skull- are whirling subtle energies, each relating to a specific physical area of the body as well as emotional and mental functioning. Non-invasive Chakra Balancing can be accomplished alone with certain Breathwork and positioning of the body, or can be incorporated with Acupuncture, Shiatsu, Reiki, or Earth Crystals. When the body is healthy, energy flows evenly though all the chakras. When there is blockage or deficiency in a chakra, then mind, body, and spirit are affected. Chakra Balancing releases emotional pain from past experiences helping with depression, addictions, eating disorders, low self-esteem, moodiness, anger, need for approval and more. It helps you to bloom into your full potential with increased vitality, greater pleasure and enjoyment in life.
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Chelation Therapy
Chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) is considered the best-known treatment for heavy metal poisoning or toxicity. Chelation therapy involves oral intake or intravenous injections of a chemical compounds such as EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid) or DMPS (2,3 dimercaptopropane-1-sulfonate). The chelating agents are thought to work by forming an insoluble complex with the metal that is firmly bound inside cells as well as binding to minerals (calcium) in the blood so that the heavy metals can be excreted in the urine. Because EDTA can reduce the amount of calcium in the bloodstream, and because calcium is found within the plaque that lines diseased blood vessels, it could prove helpful with treating certain cardiovascular diseases. Physician monitoring is essential.
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Children’s Dentistry Biological
Holistic Pediatric Dentists use safe and effective dental materials to put in your children's mouth. Fillings and braces are metal free (no mercury or nickel) and tooth-colored fillings and sealants are BPA-free. No fluoride treatments are given topically or prescribed systemically. No latex gloves or rubber dams are used. Low radiation digital x-rays are used when necessary. Surgical procedures may be done with sedation and utilize ozone, homeopathic remedies and other biological techniques to accelerate healing, decrease swelling and pain.
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Chinese Medicine
Developed thousands of years ago and rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism, Traditional Chinese Medicine helps restore and maintain harmony throughout the body teaching you how to live a life of balance, wellness, and harmony. Looking to treat the root cause of symptoms, practitioners incorporate herbal medicines, acupuncture, body work, tai chi, qi gong, dietary therapy, and mind practices which help to support the body to be as healthy as possible. These complementary modalities will help the individual on physical, emotional and spiritual levels to help the body clean out toxicity and improve health and wellbeing.
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Chiropractic Services
Chiropractic is a natural form of health care that uses remedial adjustments (manual, electrical muscular stimulation, ultrasound or massage) to correct spinal and other skeletal misalignments (subluxations) and restore proper function to the nervous system, helping your body to heal naturally. Chiropractic uses no pharmaceutical drugs or invasive surgery. The method of healing stimulates the body's communication system-through corrections to the spine- to work more effectively to initiate, control and coordinate the various functions of the cells, organs and systems of the body. These systems include circulatory, respiratory, digestive, lymphatic, neural and excretory. Regular adjustments will maintain your health naturally through strengthening resistance to disease and helping the body achieve balance and harmony.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy combines psychotherapy and behavioral therapy. The basis of CBT is that thoughts can influence feelings, and that one's emotional response to a situation comes from how they interpret it. When these thoughts are biased, illogical, or distorted, patients learn to distinguish thoughts and feelings, become aware of the ways their thoughts can influence feelings that may not be helpful, and develop skills to correct these biased thoughts.
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Colon Hydrotherapy
Colon Hydrotherapy or Colonics is a completely natural treatment that helps expel wastes and purges the colon of toxins that build up over time which can prevent the absorption of vital nutrients. Colon Hydrotherapy stimulates the natural nerve and muscle action of the bowels to encourage proper bowel function and help return your digestive system to a healthier state. No drugs or chemicals are used, and the process can be both invigorating and relaxing. The process involves the colon being gently rinsed with warm water, possibly combined with other natural preparations that will remove encrusted fecal matter, gas, mucous and other toxins. When the procedure is combined with the therapist's abdominal massage, the full length of the large intestine can be reached, ensuring maximum benefit.
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Color Therapy
Color therapy, also known as Chromotherapy, has been used for centuries to successfully cure various diseases and promote feelings of wellbeing. Today, practitioners understand the effects that colors have on the physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. Every color vibrates at a certain frequency and carries their own unique healing properties. Likewise, every organ, tissue, emotion and thought has their own frequency. Examples are: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a mild form of depression from sunlight deprivation; Painting rooms different colors to improve sleep; colors in nature to improve mood. Practitioners match up color frequencies to specific areas of the body to enhance healing, help the body to detoxify and balance the Body Chakras.
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Complementary Medicine
Complementary Medicine refers to a wide variety of healthcare practices and therapies that are not generally integrated into conventional practice of medical doctors and allied health professionals. It takes a holistic view of illness and wellness that addresses not only the body, but also emotions, mind, and spirit. It is prevention-based, treats the condition, not the symptoms, and is generally non-invasive and non-drug. Complementary practices include Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Chiropractic, and Osteopathy. Other modalities include: herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, massage, movement therapies, energetic therapies, mind-body techniques, and lifestyle practices.
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Cosmetic Dentistry Biological
Your smile should look beautiful. If you want or need a more esthetic dental treatment than you currently have, the materials used should also be safe, biocompatible and environmentally-friendly. Your options may include composite resin fillings, non-mental porcelain crowns, inlays, or veneers, ceramic dental implants, dentures, or appliances, mouthguards, or orthodontic brackets.
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Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Lasers allow surgeons to work at high levels of precision by focusing on a small area, damaging less of the surrounding tissue. If you have laser therapy, you may experience less pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgery. However, laser therapy can be expensive and require repeated treatments. Some health or skin conditions may be aggravated by laser surgeries. As with typical surgery, poor overall health also increases your risk of complications.
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Cranial Sacral Therapy
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive hands-on form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum. Using a soft touch, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system to help alleviate stress and pain. Craniosacral Therapy helps the body to detoxify by opening and supporting pathways for circulation and lymphatic drainage. It is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with motor-coordination impairment, concussions, PTSD, learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, and chronic fatigue. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease.
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Crystal Therapy
Crystal therapy is an ancient art that is a helpful in healing the mind, body, and spirit by restoring the body's natural rhythm and equilibrium and maintaining general wellbeing. This is based on a holistic, non-invasive, vibrational energy-based system where it is recognized that everything in our universe is made up of energy. For example, specific crystals placed on the body will transform energy in the body in a similar way that the energy in crystals is used in watches, computers, and smartphones. The healing energy is painless and not dangerous. Clearing crystals can absorb and remove negative energy from your body. Energizing crystals and stones can push energy into your body. Crystals can help neutralize electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) from cell phones and computers. Its many uses for physical and emotional health lead to a more peaceful and centered life.
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Cupping
Cupping is an ancient medical treatment that is still regularly used in Chinese, Egyptian, and Middle Eastern medicine practices of today. It involves the placement of small glass cups or bamboo jars, of varying size, as suction devices on parts of the body to draw out stagnant blood to the surface of the skin. Cupping is thought to pull blood to a certain area, and improve circulation, reduce inflammation, loosen up muscles and joints, and speed healing. Like acupuncture, cupping follows the lines of the meridians. Toxins can be released, blockages can be cleared, veins and arteries can be refreshed.
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Dance Therapy
Through dance and body movement, one offers an expression of oneself and their life experiences. The body and mind are one, and dance is an interconnecting point. It is helpful for those with restricted movement, dealing with death, pain, and changes in body image. Others who benefit are children, victims of abuse, and adults who are not in touch with their feelings, and deal with anger management. Stress, toxic relationships or job dissatisfaction can all take a toll on the body. Dance therapy is a wonderful way to help eliminate those "toxic" burdens" by facilitating individual expression and communication with other people. It is a fun way to increase flexibility, body awareness, spontaneity, creativity, and a healthy self-image.
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Dentures Biocompatible
Acrylic resins are widely used in the fabrication of pink denture bases (forms the gums) and have been shown to be cytotoxic because of substances that leach from the resin. Denture relines may contain additional toxic and allergenic substances. Ask your dentist about biocompatible denture materials that are BPA-free, non-toxic, non-allergenic, and non-leeching.
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Dermatology Services Holistic
The skin is the body's largest organ and reflect the body's healthy or unhealthy organs and systems. Often prescribed regimens of creams and pills just mask the underlying condition only to have the problem flare up again with the same or worse intensity. If the organs of elimination (large intestine, liver, kidney and lungs) aren't working well, then toxins leave through the skin. This can result in eczema, psoriasis, rashes, boils and acne. Diet is a critical aspect of healthy skin. Food sensitivities or allergies can cause inflammation that can show up on the skin. Many skin conditions and underlying chronic health problems can be helped with nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, nutraceuticals, detoxification, exercise and bodywork.
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Detoxification
Going far beyond drugs and alcohol, practitioners of Natural Health define detoxification as the removal of harmful or potentially damaging substances from our bodies, environment, diet, and emotional make-up. We have become a toxic dumping ground where on a daily basis we are subject to polluted air and water, GMO's, untested drugs, preservatives in vaccines, heavy metals, incompatible dental materials, fast food, and negative emotions. And it accumulates in our cells, impacts our immune system, reproduction, behavior, brain function, and energy. Reducing or eliminating continued exposure is the first step in detoxification. This includes what you eat, drink, put on your body, clean with, and people you surround yourself with. The next step is to remove those toxins that are already imbedded within your body. Cleansing of your organs of elimination- kidneys, liver, bowels, skin, and lymph helps with detoxifying the other organs and systems loaded with pollutants. But don't forget that thoughts, beliefs, relationships, and jobs can also be toxic. There are many modalities that can help you detoxify, including Acupuncture, Anthroposophical and Ayurvedic Medicine, Biological Dentistry, Body Work, Colon Hydrotherapy, Energetic Medicine, Functional Medicine, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and many others…
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Digital X-rays
Whenever your body is exposed to X-rays, it absorbs radioactive energy. Exposure should be limited whenever possible. This may include declining medical or dental x-rays or getting a pat-down instead of going through an airport scanner. Since radiation accumulates in the body, ask if digital x-rays that emit 80%-90% lower levels of radiation than traditional x-rays are available.
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Distance Healing
Healing at a distance has been shown to work. Your thoughts, emotions, and intentions are energy that radiate out from you like music from a radio. Just because we don't tune into a station doesn't mean that the sound vibration is not there. It just means we can't consciously perceive it. Based on Quantum Physics, energy is not restricted to any time and location. In Distance Healing, no signal is involved (it is not a result of energetic transmission), there is no gap in time for effects to take place, and distance is irrelevant. Distance Healing is an advanced form of bio-energy healing that is performed when the healee is not present, but who gains benefit. The healer is in a meditative state (altering brainwaves to a theta state) visualizing the energetic image of the healee. Both the healer and the healee must both believe that the process works. It is as effective as an in-person healing session working for many types of alternative healing modalities such as Reiki, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, and Medical Intuitives and Animal Communicators.
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Ear Candling
Ear Candling or Coning is a gentle way of removing excess wax from the ears that can help to detoxify the sinus and lymphatics in the area. Long Tapered Cones made of unbleached cotton, dipped into Beeswax and infused with an essential oil are inserted into the ear canal. At a safe distance from the ear, the outer tip of the cone is lit on fire. The waxy smoke that is generated makes its way down the cone, gains entry into the Eustachian Tube and then returns toxins which then adhere to the cone. Through proper use and recommended applications, it is both safe and relaxing.
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Ears, Nose and Throat Services Complementary
When possible, non-invasive treatments can help with allergies, vertigo and balance disorders, headaches, hearing and voice problems, snoring and sleep apnea, chronic infections, sinus problems and tinnitus. Holistic treatments of lifestyle changes, diet, and supplements can be augmented with homeopathic remedies and other treatments. Working with a holistic or biological dentist can help to rule out dental infections, heavy metal toxicity, and TMJ disorders affecting the sinuses, ears, and many of the symptoms that lead one to an ENT specialist.
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Earthing
The Earth is filled with natural energy. Earthing is simply tapping into that abundant source of energy to create balance and harmony within the body. Earthing will actually connect the frequencies of the earth to the frequencies of the human body promoting a sense of wellbeing. The energy infusion can restore and stabilize the bioelectrical circuitry that governs your physiology and organs and harmonizes your basic biological rhythms. Direct connection to the Earth while lying, sitting or going barefoot are great ways to make the human/earth connection and transfer the energy. (The beach is a great spot). There are also certain conducting or grounding products (such as bedding sheets) in the marketplace that offer acceptable alternatives to outdoor experiences that may qualify as practical substitutes.
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EDTA Chelation
Although approved by the FDA only for heavy metal poisoning, the National Institutes of Health have been conducting clinical trials for EDTA chelation for treatment of heart disease. Considered anecdotal, some doctors and complementary health practitioners have successfully used chelation therapy to treat heart disease and stroke by reopening arteries clogged with plaque. Once the EDTA binds to the calcium, the plaques are swept away as the medicine moves through your bloodstream and excreted through your urine. The treatment often includes the administration of high doses of antioxidant vitamin and mineral supplements. Practitioners (Physicians, Naturopaths, Biological Dentists, and Nurse Practitioners) are trained and certified by the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology or the American College for Advancement in Medicine. This less expensive alternative to coronary artery bypass surgery, angioplasty, and other conventional medical treatments remains controversial and is usually not covered by health insurance.
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Electro Acupuncture According to Voll (EAV)
Electro Acupuncture According to Voll, also known at EAV screening or EDS –Electro-Dermal Screening, is a device, with specialized software designed by a German Medical Doctor and engineer who developed the testing method, a technique that combines ancient Chinese wisdom with modern technology. His theory is that improper energy flow through acupuncture meridians causes imbalances with ultimate malfunction and degeneration of the body. The practitioner places a positively charged stylus on selected acupuncture points on the patient's hands and feet while a painless, non-invasive, and safe electric current is delivered to the patient-held negative electrode. Readings on the device assess weakened or stressed areas in the patient's body, showing if organs or systems are energetically in balance or showing inflammation or degeneration. Each tooth is connected to an acupuncture meridian which is related to various organs, tissues, and glands. Problem teeth can, through EAV point to organs and body systems along that meridian that might also be at risk. This is useful in determining jawbone cavitations, allergies, biocompatibility, remedies, and missing nutrients.
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Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT is also referred to as Psychological Acupressure. It is a painless, drug-free technique to lessen negative emotions, food cravings, chronic pain, phobias, addictions, and fears. It works by releasing the energy blockages that are thought to be the source of emotional distress which is also a key factor in physical symptoms and disease. EFT involves the use of fingertips to tap on the end points of specific energy meridians while focusing on the specific problem and expressing the negative feelings followed by voicing positive affirmations. The technique has shown a significant reduction in cortisol (a hormone secreted by the body when it undergoes stress).
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Endocrinology Services Functional
Functional Endocrinology is a new paradigm in medicine that allows the practitioner to view how the body is functioning, physiologically. This new technique in medicine can help them navigate issues related to the thyroid, overall autoimmune and endocrine health, cardiovascular disease as well as many other issues from things like leaky gut to fungal infections. They can view changes in the blood which are related to things like parasites, viral infections, pH balance, hormonal imbalance, dehydration and much more.
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Energy Medicine
Traumatic events trapped in the mind-body system can have a negative impact on a person's physical health, outlook, experiences, emotional regulation, and ability to relate to others. It is believed energy psychology techniques can help a person in therapy release these events more rapidly than they might with talking therapies alone. Through techniques such as acupuncture, yoga, Emotional Freedom Technique, Neuro Emotional Technique, hypnosis, kinesiology, qi gong, and others, the treatment regimen detects and monitors disturbances and imbalances in the body's energy field and then corrects them. Energy medicine, techniques given credence by Quantum physics and Tesla experiments, have demonstrated enhanced emotional, spiritual, and physical health helping to maintain balance, joy, and vitality in one's life.
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Energy Work
Energy work encompasses a broad range of practices that help clear and strengthen your energy field, enabling your body to function more efficiently. Most practitioners claim there is a subtle human energy field which they can detect with their hands. Qi Gong, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Chakra Balancing, Polarity Therapy, Vibrational Medicine, Craniosacral Therapy Prayer, Distance Healing, and Crystals are all various forms of energy work. Safe and non-invasive, these modalities may be used in conjunction with other medical treatments.
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Environmental Medicine
The environment we live in today completely overwhelms us in the massive amount of toxic substances and energy fields we are being exposed to on a daily basis. Autoimmune and inflammatory diseases have escalated dramatically over the past 50 years. The environmental toxins can influence the cardiovascular system, chronic pediatric disorders, the endocrine system, eyes, ears and throat, the GI system, genitourinary systems, along with musculoskeletal, nervous, psychiatric, skin and respiratory systems. Sensitivities, allergic reactions, and poisoning may occur that can dramatically influence disease processes and the breakdown of the body. The practice of Environmental Medicine addresses the effects of such exposures and helps people detoxify from them. Special training is needed to understand the complexity and cause of the problems encountered, the types of diagnostic tests, and the various safe and effective treatments as well as preventive measures.
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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing
EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that results from traumas and troubling life experiences. EMDR seems to have a direct effect on the way that the brain processes information. A person still remembers what happened, but the perception is no longer disturbing, in fact, people have reported feeling empowered by the experience that once made them impaired.
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Facial Rejuvenation
Skin, especially on the face is subject to sun damage and aging skin loses its softness and vibrancy. Lines and wrinkles, age spots, blotches, scars, eczema, keratosis, dry flakey skin, oily skin, acne, flabby skin are a few reasons why people are seeking natural treatments to help rejuvenate their skin. There are many products on the market for cleansing, toning, hydrating, moisturizing, exfoliating, and masks which can be applied at home or by a professional esthetician. While facials are rejuvenating, healthy habits and mineral-based sunscreen (free of PABA, phthalates, oxybenzone, and other chemicals) applications are essential for glowing healthy skin and body. Practitioners can offer resurfacing procedures such as laser resurfacing and photo rejuvenation.
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Family Medicine Services Holistic
Holistic Family Medicine takes a whole-life integrative approach to care for the entire family, treating the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease. Using natural treatments such as acupuncture, massage, traditional Chinese medicine and other services, the practitioners also practice and promote prevention, good health and well-being emphasizing lifestyle, activity, and dietary modifications.
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Family Therapy/Counseling Holistic
Family counseling includes couples, parent-child relationships, and families. Adolescent counseling starts at the age of 13-18 years. Holistic therapy focuses on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit attempting to understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person can lead to concerns in other areas. Practitioners work less to help individuals achieve change and more to help them accept the present moment- who they are and where they are. Once this acceptance is achieved, individuals may be able to let go of their own resistance which allows them to relax and release any fears.
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Far Infrared Sauna
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Sweating is one of the body's safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health through ridding the cells of stored toxins such as heavy metals and chemicals. Far infrared rays are safe, like visible light, and the rays penetrate much deeper into your body making you swear profusely without the extreme temperatures of a traditional sauna. The typical dry head of a far-infrared sauna is between 125-140 degrees Fahrenheit. Pregnant women, young children, people with pacemakers should avoid saunas.
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Fasting Monitoring
Fasting is voluntary and does not equal starvation –a forced situation. Fasting forces your body to access stores of energy (fat), improves biochemical systems, mitochondrial function, and lowers insulin levels. There are many variations of fasting from what you eat or drink (or don't) to the timing of what you eat and drink.
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Feldenkrais
The Feldenkrais method of massage is a non-drug approach to pain relief using the nervous system's capacity for self-regulating to improve the quality of our movements and general functioning. Thousands of gentle movement lessons for all levels of ability (using as little muscle effort as possible) help to reorganize posture, flexibility, strength, and coordination. Sessions of 45 minutes to an hour involve exercises of reaching, bending, lying, sitting, turning as well as joint, muscle, and postural relationships that send new messages to the brain which in turn sends new messages to the muscles. The goal is learning to lessen tension and move with more ease and comfort. Practitioners complete 800 hours of training over a 4-year period.
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Feng Shui
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art or practice that studies how the energy of our environment affects us. Correctly analyzing and balancing these energies, creating harmonious surroundings through placement of things, allows us to retain the positive benefits and remove negative effects. Tools used by the Feng Shui practitioner to unblock energy and create balance include color, sound, lighting, art, plants, water features (fountains and aquariums), wind sensitive objects (chimes, banners, mobiles, flags…), mirrors and crystals. To balance the flow of energy (Chi) in any given space (office, home, outdoor, car), Feng Shui uses principles of Yin and Yang, Five Elements of water, wood, fire, earth, and metal and the concept of the Feng Shui Bagua allowing for success in career, finances, love and relationships, as well as better health, reputation, influence, and travel.
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Fertility Services Holistic
Holistic fertility holds that a person's whole health is affected by his or her mind, spirit, body, emotions, and lifestyle. If one of those aspects is out of balance, then the individual's whole health- including fertility- will be out of balance. Couple consultations are combined with a thorough history taking, nutritional assessment, and discussion of individual needs, questionnaires, and testing. Clinicians can provide resources for acupuncture, weight loss, stress management, and nutrition.
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Fitness Training
An exercise program does not need to be self-punishing or painful. Holistic exercise uses workout techniques that keep the body fit while contributing to a sense of relaxation and spiritual balance. The fitness regimen addresses muscle strength and endurance along with intellectual and emotional health. So, in addition to cardio and weight training, natural foods diet, sleep habits and methods of stress reduction are addressed with a variety of activities such as yoga, breathing exercises, or tai chi. Many people find that holistic fitness is best accomplished in a group of like-minded individuals.
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Flower Essences
Flower essences are made by sun steeping or boiling wildflowers in spring water. Distilled down to its essence, the "soul" vibration of the plant is infused into pure water. There are 38 Bach flower remedies each with the essence of a different wildflower that targets a specific emotional state. While not a substitute for any medical treatment, practitioners prescribe essences that help with emotional conditions for which traditional medicine may lack a cure, have side effects, or is ineffective. Safe enough for babies and pregnant women, they don't change your personality or mood, but rather help your body deal with states of emotion like fear, anger, resentment, insecurity, fatigue, lack of confidence, shyness, restless, or lack of focus and may be used in conjunction with other treatments.
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Foot Detox Bath
The process involves soaking one's feet in a bath of warm salted water with an array (electrical cleansing device) that will emit negative ions into the solution which, in turn, will enter the body through the feet and neutralize positive ions of the heavy metals and toxins in the body. These toxic wastes are then excreted out of the body through the feet and back into the water bath. The water turns various colors with certain distinctive appearances, and according to proponents of the therapy, are indicative of the organ/system effected. This is a detoxification method that spares the liver and kidneys.
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Forgiveness
Forgiveness is a conscious decision to let go of feelings of anger or resentment harbored toward a person who has committed a wrong. Harboring negative emotions such as anger and hatred, creates a state of chronic anxiety. Forgiveness can often help the one who has been wronged release any negative feelings and achieve a sense of peace. Forgiveness therapy is now being used to help treat diseases, such as cancer.
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Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full Mouth Rehabilitation or Reconstruction is done to correct the teeth (worn down, broken, diseased, or missing), the bite, the jaw position and movement, the gums, appearance, and muscle relationships. The aim is to optimize the health of the entire mouth as well of the entire body. Biocompatible materials should be assessed with a laboratory test, infections in jawbone attended to, and proper jaw relationships and vertical height of teeth established. The procedures are complex and may take many visits. It is vital how to maintain proper nutrition during this time and incorporate holistic services such as chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, detoxification such as saunas, yoga practice, and other stress management activities.
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Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
There are two main types of ranges in the field of blood chemistry analysis: a pathological range and a functional range. The pathological range is used to diagnose disease; the functional range is used to assess risk for disease before disease develops. Functional ranges have been determined by healthcare practitioners and researchers who embrace the principles of preventative medicine, such as those who practice diet, nutrition, supplements and lifestyle changes. The ranges are much narrower than the pathological range.
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Functional Medicine
Whereas Conventional Medicine is based more on a disease-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just a set of symptoms. The philosophy is that without addressing emotional, physical or spiritual harmony, the body will not work to its upmost. With the goal of restoring balance and optimum health, Functional Medicine doctors also assess diet, imbalances in inflammation, hormones, gut flora, exercise patterns, traumas, stress, lifestyle, exposures to toxins, and genetic makeup.
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Functional Orthodontics
The functional orthodontic philosophy is a non-surgical, non-extraction treatment to correct malocclusion, narrow and improperly positioned dental arches or jaw positions, airway obstructions, and skeletal, facial, and muscle imbalances. An early treatment for children, the treatment is done in phases. The first phase addresses treatment of skeletal discrepancies, habits, and obstructions. The second phase addresses tooth alignment. Functional Orthodontics is useful for adults experiencing bruxism, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, ear pain, stuffiness, and mouth breathing.
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Gastroenterology Services Functional
Many Functional Medicine physicians work with patients who seek attention for symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS), Malabsorption, Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Crohn's Disease and other GI problems. The provider attempts to treat the underlying cause of the disease using natural remedies as much as possible, like supplements, dietary and lifestyle changes, and using lab testing to guide the treatment and determine what the underlying cause of illness might be. The goal is to re-establish equilibrium, so the body can maintain itself with healthy diet and lifestyle without dependency on supplement programs. Practitioners can include medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, naturopaths, chiropractors, health coaches, and nutritionists. Check credentials and experience carefully.
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Genetic Testing
Not all diseases are caused by genes. Many conditions are triggered by environmental and lifestyle factors that often interact with your genes. A sample of your cheek cells containing your DNA sequencing is sent to a lab where geneticists can compare it with "normal" or disease-causing sequences. You'll receive a probability-a measure of how much your genes increase your risk of developing the disease. Then, it's up to your doctor to figure out what these genes (in combination with your lifestyle, family history and other risk factors) mean for your health.
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Geriatrics Integrative
Integrative geriatrics is a new field of medicine that advocates for a whole-person, patient-centered, primarily non-pharmacological approach to medical care of the elderly. Most current geriatric practices overprescribe medications and procedures and underutilize non-pharmacological, low-cost, high-touch methods. Patients, however, often show reluctance towards these standard practices, as the interventions they rely upon are often invasive. The practice of integrative geriatrics is rooted in lifestyle interventions, such as nutrition, movement therapies, and mind-body and spirituality approaches, that allow patients to have different path to their healthcare-one that utilizes pharmaceuticals and invasive procedures only when safer integrative approaches are not available or not effective.
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Gerson Therapy
Gerson Therapy is a natural treatment that boosts the body's own immune system and activates the body's ability to heal itself through an organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements. Rather than treating only the symptoms of a disease, the Gerson Therapy treats the causes of most degenerative diseases which stem most of the time from toxicity and nutritional deficiency. There are no damaging side effects.
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Glutathione
Glutathione, a simple molecule made up of three amino acids – glycine, glutamine and cysteine - is naturally produced by the body. Its function is the body's premier antioxidant, eliminating free radicals associated with aging, inflammation, infections, toxins, and metabolic wastes. But levels drop throughout our lifetime leaving us vulnerable to illness and infection as we age. Supplementing orally with glutathione is poorly absorbed. The most efficient way to administer glutathione is intravenously. You can also supply the body with the raw materials required for the body to synthesize your own glutathione. Cruciferous vegetables, avocados, and walnuts and supplements of N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), alpha lipoic acid, selenium, silymarin, and melatonin are most effective in ramping up glutathione production. With the ability of Glutathione to aid with DNA repair, neutralization of drugs, chemicals, radiation, metabolic wastes, and other toxins and carcinogens, practitioners have had success treating patients with chronic fatigue, environmental sensitivities, autoimmune disorders, autism, heavy metal toxicity and those recovering from strokes, hepatitis, Parkinson's disease, and other chronic illnesses.
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Gluten Nutritional Counseling
People need education to make lasting changes to their health. Gluten Nutritional Counseling helps make the connection between what you eat and how you feel. Whether gluten-sensitive or Celiac disease, a counselor will help you with going gluten-free, eating the foods you like, and ensuring you get the proper nutrients.
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Green Design Services
Health and green (eco-friendly) design go hand in hand, having influences on wellness of the individual and the community. Indoor environments have strong positive effects on the well-being and functioning of occupants. Attributes such as the amount and quality of light and color, the sense of enclosure, the sense of privacy, access to window views, connection to nature, sensory variety, and personal control over environmental conditions can have impacts on work effectiveness, stress reduction and psychological well-being. Design must also seek to provide superior ventilation, control sources of indoor air contamination, prevent unwanted moisture accumulation, and allow daylight to penetrate as far as possible into a room.
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Guided Imagery
Guided imagery is a technique that provides a "mental escape". It focuses and directs the imagination involving all the senses, the body, and the emotions which help to create harmony between the mind and body. Having a positive impact on health, creativity and performance, guided imagery stimulates changes in bodily functions, helping to reduce anxiety, pain, and fatigue.
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Gynecology Services Integrative
Integrative Gynecology blends the highly specialized medical and surgical training of Obstetrics and Gynecology with the more holistic and complementary approach of Integrative Medicine. Practitioners honor the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and maintain wellness instead of just treating disease. They embrace healing modalities such as lifestyle changes, stress management, exercise, weight loss, food as medicine, herbal medicine, supplements, manual therapies, mind-body practices, aromatherapy, functional medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda. They use the gentlest, least invasive therapies first. If appropriate, practitioners may still use hormones, antibiotics, medicines, or surgery when needed.
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Hair Analysis
Taken from non-dyed new growth hair at the nape of the neck, a hair analysis can reveal minerals excreted by the body from a month or more in the past. When interpreted along with current tests of blood and urine, mineral deficiencies and heavy metal toxicities could be brought to light. However, the test is unreliable where people are poor excretors. Hair analysis, therefore, is not used to diagnose, but is a screening test for heavy metal toxicity and helpful in monitoring detoxification.
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Healing Touch
Healing Touch is a therapy that helps to restore and balance energy that has been depleted or congested. It is beneficial to everyone, including pets and babies (even while in the womb) and works as a complementary therapy to conventional medicine and other therapies to reduce pain, relieve stress, and strengthen the immune system. The practitioner uses a very light, gentle touch, making sweeping movements with their hands near the body. 15-60-minute Healing Touch sessions can be performed anywhere and may be done through Distance Healing. It provides comfort and support during chemotherapy and radiation treatments and the dying process.
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Health Coaching
A Health Coach is a supportive mentor and wellness authority helping clients feel their best through food & lifestyle changes by tailoring individualized wellness programs to meet their clients' needs.
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Heart Assisted Therapy
Heart Assisted Therapy® (HAT®) is a unified mind-body-energy approach to psychotherapy that incorporates the use of heart influence, thinking, emotion, sensation, intention, mindfulness, respiration, and a stabilizing breathing treatment while overlapping hands are placed over the heart ("heart breaths"). It is an effective Energy Psychology technique that rapidly and effectively assists individuals in the release of emotional distress.
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Heart Rate Variability Analysis
Heart Rate Variability is an important measure of heart health. It is a measure of specific changes in time between successive heart beats as you breathe in and out. Research links high HRV to good health and a high level of fitness, while decreased HRV is linked to stress, fatigue and burnout.
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Heavy Metal Detox
Heavy metal toxicity-from metals such as mercury, aluminum, copper, cadmium, nickel, arsenic, and lead-represents one of the greatest threats to our health and well-being. These metals get locked into our cells, staying well-hidden within our bodies, consequently making it difficult to discover. The problem is these metals are poison and can inflict damage on virtually every system and organ, including our brain, liver, digestive system, hormonal system, kidneys, heart, and immune system, leaving us vulnerable to a variety of illnesses. Heavy metal detoxification is tricky and requires special caution. You don't want to get heavy metals moving around in your body unless you also have a way to make them exit. Too aggressive, the process can severely damage the organs of elimination and cause the heavy metals to deposit elsewhere in the body. And different heavy metals require different methods to mobilize and get them out of the body. Professional testing and supervision is recommended for the safest and most effective detox.
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Hematology Services
Hematology includes problems with the red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and the proteins involved in bleeding and clotting (hemostasis and thrombosis). A hematologist is a medical doctor who applies this specialized knowledge to treat patients with blood conditions.
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Herbal Medicine
Herbal Medicine, also known as Botanical Medicine, is one of the oldest healing modalities known to mankind. Traditional Chinese/Oriental Medicine relies on the use of herbal medicine for both treatment of illnesses and as preventive therapies. Used for medical applications in many cultures, a plant's leaves, flowers, stems, seeds, fruits, roots, barks or any other part can be prepared in many forms including the whole plant itself (fresh or dried), teas, capsules, tablets, powders, extracts, tinctures, essential oils, salves and creams. Plant parts contain a large number of naturally occurring chemicals that have biological and healing properties. Some can interact with prescription or over-the-counter medication. Besides, Herbalists, Naturopaths, Chiropractors, and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine, more conventional physicians and pharmacists are now recognizing the benefits and are being trained in herbal medicine.
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Holistic Medicine
Holistic Medicine is an approach to practicing medicine that encourages
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Holistic Services
Wellness is a state of balance between the spiritual, physical, and mental/emotional selves. An imbalance within any of these areas may bring about illness or other ailments and/or suffering. Holistic services focus on integration of all parts. Rather than separating the body for the medical doctors, the mind for the mental health practitioners and the soul for the spiritual doctors, the philosophy is to consider all parts of the whole, for humans and animals.
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Holistic Veterinary Services
The emphasis in Holistic Veterinary Services is on natural remedies, nutrition, herbs, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, chiropractic, lasers, acupuncture, emotional remedies, prayer and other spiritual holistic healing modalities.
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Homeopathy
Even though homeopathic remedies are derived from natural materials,
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Homotoxicology
Based on homeopathy, Homotoxicology is a natural healing therapeutic approach that removes old toxins and debris from tissues restoring them to health. The benefits are that it promotes self-healing, eliminates toxins, promotes organ and cellular function, supports a strong immune system, benefits most disease conditions (acute, chronic, degenerative) and injuries, may be combined with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, antibiotic therapy and more.
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Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy
IV Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy is an alternative health therapy where 3% H2O2 is injected through an intravenous drip over 90 minutes increasing oxygen release in the circulation. The oxygen can inhibit or destroy anaerobic organisms such as viruses, bacteria, and cancer. It also stimulates the body's production of white blood cells and ATP. Hydrogen Peroxide Therapy is useful in treatment of cancers, fungal infections, environmental allergies, stroke, leg pain, poor circulation, angina, and more.
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Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy uses water, in various forms, to boost the immune system, increase circulation, detoxify, relieve pain, reduce stress, increase mobility, help with sleep, improve mental outlook, and support good health. Combining hydrotherapy with heat and/or cold offers additional treatment options. Herbs, oils, and minerals may be added to the process enhancing therapeutic effects. Some common forms of hydrotherapy include: hot/cold compresses, baths and showers, sauna and steam baths, colon irrigation, wraps and more…
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is the medical use of 100% oxygen under increased atmospheric pressure within a specifically designed self-enclosed chamber. Besides inhalation of increased oxygen, the increase in pressure forces oxygen into cells within the body that will provide increase oxygenation throughout the whole system, invigorating the healing process. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is not painful, and it is not an invasive procedure. This therapy, often requiring multiple visits, can be used in conjunction with other medical treatments as part of a patient's treatment plan. It is used with wound healing, osteomyelitis, stroke, traumatic brain injury, Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, burns, near drowning, autism, Cerebral Palsy, chronic fatigue, sports injuries, and much more.
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Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a modality that can have great therapeutic effect on both physical, emotional and psychological illnesses. By placing one into a hypnotic state, positive shifts in behavior and well-being can be obtained thus providing for more control of bodily systems. The hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. In addition, hypnosis enables people to perceive some things differently, such as blocking an awareness of pain. Hypnotherapy produces extreme states of relaxation allowing the mind to contribute on a whole other level to healing and wellness. Useful in addictions, stress, phobias, depression, emotional disorders, weight loss and more.
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Immunology Services Integrative
Integrative Immunology Services endeavor to reconstitute the immune system in those who suffer with any severe or chronic disease. Treatment requires addressing the underlying issues of stress, infection, toxin or nutritional deficiency to create a movement towards health. This approach may include a combination of immuno-active substances, an individualized diet program of nutritional supplementation to support the healing process, IV therapy to more quickly support the immune system and resolve nutritional deficiencies, laboratory tests to further clarify and diagnose problems and to identify issues of immune damage, toxins, stress, infection, nutritional deficiencies, and biochemical imbalances. Stress modification therapies as well as energetic medicine including Acupuncture and Homeopathy may be used.
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Immunotherapy Holistic
In cancer treatment, the first aim of Holistic Immunotherapy is to detoxify the body and to strengthen the defense mechanisms and patient's whole condition. The second aim in the therapy is to try to stop tumor growth and then to reduce it; the third aim is to prolong the patient's life and to improve the quality of life. For allergy sufferers, sublingual immunotherapy is a noninvasive allergy desensitization alternative to allergy shots. Utilizing a similar principle to allergy shots, tiny amounts of the allergen are given under the tongue as tablets or in solution.
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Infectious Disease Services Alternative
The number and diversity of infectious disease outbreaks is on the rise despite the billions of dollars spent in research and development of new vaccines and antibiotics. Alternative integrative approach addresses the biological terrain where pathogens do not thrive, the immune response where white blood cell production is stimulated, increased oxygenation that leads to increased leukocytosis and phagocytosis and stimulation of interferon system, and detoxification since the body burdened by toxicity cannot effectively protect itself from infectious diseases.
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Insulin Potentiated Therapy
Insulin Potentiated Therapy is an alternative cancer treatment that manages the delivery of glucose across cell membranes into the cells. Small doses of chemotherapy are administered and taken up almost entirely by the cancer cells along with the sugar. The benefits if IPT is that only 1/10 amount of standard chemotherapy is used, and it directly targets cancer cells making it less toxic to healthy cells with fewer side effects.
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Integrative Cancer Treatment
Conventional therapies for cancer such as chemotherapy or radiation, weaken the immune system. Integrative Cancer Therapies also treat the whole person and engage the physical and the mind-body aspects of healing with a focus on treating the cancer with conventional and complementary medicine and preventing metastasis while concurrently supporting and protecting the body's immune system.
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Integrative Medicine
Integrative Medicine is a healing art that combines mainstream medical therapies with non-conventional complimentary philosophies such as acupuncture, massage, nutrition, etc.… to bring about healing. Integrative Medicine, however, is more than simply a list of non-invasive treatments or therapies. It is the recognition that stress management and the connections between mind, body, and spirit will have a positive impact on healing and health.
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Integrative Psychotherapy
Integrative psychotherapy is an approach to healing and easing life's problems by increasing one's resilience and personal resources. It incorporates the fundamental principles of traditional psychotherapy and holistic medicine to promote healing on all levels: emotional physical, mental and spiritual. Integrative psychotherapy aims to create a healthy alliance between mind and body to enable patients to manage stress and create a healthy lifestyle.
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Invisalign
Invisalign treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that fit snugly over your teeth, each aligner designed to apply the right amount of force to gradually straighten your teeth. There are no brackets or wires as in conventional orthodontic treatment, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces. The flexible plastic is free of BPA, BPS, latex, and gluten.
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Iridology
Iridology is the scientific study of the Iris (Colored part) of the eye and is a painless, noninvasive way of looking into the body. The Iris has certain markings, as in a map, which reveal physiological health conditions, psychological health risks, strengths and weaknesses of various organs as well as certain personality traits. This modality can locate inflammation, identify acidity in the body, see which body systems are under or overactive, recognize problem spots and evaluate toxic burdens. Through Iridology, one can evaluate organs and systems that may identify past, present and future health conditions, thus becoming the ultimate in preventative medicine.
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IV Therapies
IV or Intravenous Therapies in Holistic Health Practices can include IV Vitamins and Nutritional Therapies, EDTA Chelation, Therapies for cancer support and other infusions into the blood stream. IV therapies bypass the digestive and liver filtration systems, therefor, providing a more rapid and efficient delivery of nutrients. There are tremendous benefits to metabolism, energy, disease prevention and/or treatment to be derived from IV therapy. IV therapy has proven an effective means of addressing a variety of medical conditions and most significantly, boosting immune system performance.
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Juicing
Juicing involves extracting the natural liquids from any solid fruit or vegetable matter, enabling you to more efficiently and quickly consume greater volume and wider variety of vegetables. The fiber is removed from raw fruits and vegetables leaving an easy to digest and absorb liquid rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and phytonutrients. Various types of juicers are available, not to be confused with a blender which is used for smoothies and retains the fiber.
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Kidney Cleanse
A Kidney Cleanse or Kidney Flush revitalizes the bladder and kidneys to remove toxins from the urinary system and blood. Usually lasting for five or more days, it consists of organic herbs, teas, diluted fresh citrus juice and a clean liquid or vegetarian diet. Those with health issues will extend the days beyond the 5-day program and increase the frequency of flushes. Kidney cleanses have been shown to have beneficial changes in blood pressure, and positive results with kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and urination.
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Koren Specific Technique
Koren Specific Technique or KST is a gentle and low force healing protocol that chiropractors and other health professionals use to locate and correct often-missed areas of blockage, distortion, subluxation, interference, stagnation and other stresses in the body. Body function is improved by addressing meridians, acupuncture points, trigger points, emotional issues, allergies, phobias, addictions, bad habits, toxicity, structural imbalances, visceral stresses, disc problems and more. Without x-rays, computers, MRIs or other equipment, practitioners can locate areas needing correction or release. It is safe to use with infants and the elderly and works with any other healing art.
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Laboratory Testing Holistic
In Functional Medicine, lab tests including blood, urine, hair, stool samples, and saliva tests are vital to not only diagnosis of illness, but to successful management of treatment - getting to the root cause of the symptoms or disease. Some of these tests include comprehensive hormone and adrenal gland testing, metabolic panel, food allergy test, food, chemical and environmental sensitivity tests, toxic metal analysis, neurotransmitters analysis, micronutrient analysis, and lifestyle analysis. Other tests assess cardiovascular risk markers, early detection screening markers for cancer, gastrointestinal health and more.
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Laser Therapies
Cold laser therapy is the application of light at the non-visible end of the spectrum to injured areas of the body designed to treat chronic pain and improve mobility. It is a safe, non-invasive and effective treatment that reduces pain and inflammation and accelerates tissue repair. This, and low-level Lase Therapy is used in animals as well.
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Life Coaching Holistic
A Holistic Life Coach works with individuals who wish to achieve more flow and balance in their life. Different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling, Holistic Coaching allows for deeper exploration and understanding of the inner interferences that create emotional blocks and hurdles. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client's personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be. Many techniques and tools can be used within the holistic coaching process, and these may include Emotional Freedom Empowerment, Stress Management and relaxation/meditation exercises.
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Liver Cleanse
A liver cleanse involves taking a combination of supplements, superfoods, and teas that purge the liver of accumulated harmful toxins that prevent the body from properly functioning. People who benefit most are those who are overweight, stressed individuals, people with poor lifestyle habits, anyone over age 40, people suffering from fatigue, brain fog, chronic joint or muscle pain, migraines, digestive problems, insomnia, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalance, acne, skin rashes, depression, allergies, chronic bad breath, chemical sensitivity and heavy metal poisoning. Liver cleanses can improve the ability to produce bile and increase fat metabolism, thus helping with weight loss. It also helps to strengthen the immune system and restore the natural defense system for fighting infection, inflammation, and disease. It has demonstrated increases in energy levels and improved brain function and has prevented liver stone formation.
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Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Lymph is an internal system that helps clean up the body from toxins, dead cells, proteins and other stagnant fluids accumulated around cells and transports it back into the general circulation One's toxic burden in increased with an inefficient lymphatic system. Contributors are a lack of exercise, poor diet, pollutants, surgery, lymph node removal, trauma, and pregnancy. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy is a gentle way of stimulating the flow of lymph in our bodies. Unlike the heart, lymph doesn't have a pump, but relies on muscular action and body movement to keep the fluid moving. Lymphatic massage therapy can help the lymph system do its job better by using light hand pressure in rhythmic circular movements to move the lymph fluids back to the heart. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy can also be accomplished through use of specific devices, trampoline, dry brushing, supplements, saunas, homeopathic remedies and clothing.
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Lymphocyte Response Assay
Delayed allergies can contribute to many chronic conditions including: migraines, autoimmune problems, lupus, fibromyalgia, asthma, diabetes, thyroiditis, and rheumatoid arthritis, just to name a few. Safe to use with children, the LRA blood tests measure delayed allergic reactions to foods, additives and preservatives, food colorings, molds, environmental chemicals, toxic minerals, medications, herbs, dander, hairs, and feathers. Tests range from basic panels for one category as listed above to more comprehensive panels that include more items. A detailed report identifies nonreactive, moderately reactive and strongly reactive items. It is best to have this test under the supervision of your health care provider; however, some states allow the consumer to order their own test.
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Magnet Therapy
Used for over 2000 years, Magnet Therapy also known as Magnetic Therapy or Magnotherapy restores balance to the body's bioenergetics fields by using magnets or electromagnetic pulses to draw disease and pain from the body. It is thought to encourage greater blood flow to painful areas thus speeding up healing. Therapeutic magnets are integrated into bracelets, rings, shoe inserts, mattresses, sheets, pads, and clothing.
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Marriage/Family Counseling Holistic
Instead of thinking what is wrong with the person and labeling a diagnosis to treat symptoms, the Holistic Counselor assesses the forces occurring in the family or relationship systems that are manifesting in the individual's symptoms. What can this person do to influence these forces for the better and thereby give relief to his/her symptoms? Holistic therapists also encourage their clients to work on physical health and social relationships and seek any kind of spirituality that might speak to them in order to create a well-rounded picture of health.
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Massage Therapy
Most massage therapists use a variety of massage techniques in a massage therapy session to best address your health and wellness needs. There are many different styles of massage. The most common is the Swedish massage, which is a whole-body therapeutic massage designed to relax the muscles and joints. Other popular types include deep tissue, shiatsu, hot stone, reflexology, and Thai massage. Some types of bodywork, such as Reiki, lymphatic massage, or craniosacral therapy are much subtler and work on an energetic level. There is trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and Rolfing, Feldenkrais, and Polarity. Discuss your goals with a certified massage therapist to choose the modality best for you.
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Medical Intuitive Services
A Medical Intuitive is an alternative medicine practitioner who can energetically read information concerning the human body, explaining the connection of the energy to an emotion or an event causing the illness. Medical intuition is a diagnostic tool whose function is to evaluate, identify issues and report the findings to the client. The information can be provided to the client's health care professional for further evaluation
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Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana, now legal in over half the USA comes from a medicinal-grade cannabis plant free of chemical residues from toxic pesticides and fertilizers. Its therapeutic and healing properties result from cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as well as medical terpenes and flavonoids interacting with cannabinoid receptors in the brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, and immune system. CBD works as an excellent painkiller, treats anxiety issues, enhances sexual libido, stimulates appetite, and helps alleviate nausea. Common ailments treated with medical marijuana include mood disorders, degenerative neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, PTSD, seizures, and some cancer treatment. Medical marijuana can be used in pet treatments for arthritis, pain and inflammation, and bad behavior. Medical marijuana can be administered to patients using one of the following methods: Inhalation, smoking, vaporization, under the tongue, oral mucosal, oral ingestion, rectally, or topical application.
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Meditation
Meditation describes a state of consciousness when one focuses on the present moment in order to free the mind of scattered thoughts and other distractions. It can involve concentrating on the breath, bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra. Clearing the mind is a wonderful way to balance one's physical, emotional and spiritual states.
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Mercury Amalgam Removal
In dentistry, amalgams are silver-colored fillings that contain 50% mercury. Drilling out an old filling creates an aerosol of mercury vapor that the patient can inhale, swallow, or absorb through the skin. A biological or mercury-safe dentist will take great care with providing protective measures for the patient that can include special equipment for suctioning and air purification, body, eyes, and hair coverings, alternative air or oxygen, supplements, and detoxifying agents. And for environmental protection, mercury separators are installed in the office to remove the mercury waste before it passes into our drinking water.
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Mercury Free Dentistry
Not necessarily for health reasons, a Mercury Free Dentist will not place mercury amalgams in teeth. The dentist may or may not use safe amalgam removal protocols. The preferred filling material is usually a composite resin.
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Mercury Safe Dentistry
A Mercury Safe Dentist who is specially trained, will not place amalgams (which are 50% mercury) and also uses safe protocols to protect patients from unnecessary and excessive exposure to mercury during the removal process of old amalgam fillings. This includes a high-volume air filtration system, protective gowns and covers for patient, dentist, and dental personnel, external oxygen delivered to the patient via nasal mask, high speed evacuation using a Clean Up device, dental dam, charcoal, chlorella or similar adsorbents to rinse and swallow before procedure.
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Metaphysical Healing
Metaphysical Healing is a holistic energy healing modality based on the understanding that negative thoughts can result in physical disease or illness. Metaphysical Healing is healing the mental root of the illness by establishing positive mental processes. According to this belief, the most compromising emotions to health are longstanding guilt, resentment, and anger. The biggest healers are self-love, self-acceptance, and self-worth. This healing method doesn't use medicine or medical interventions. Those who believe in this choose to take responsibility for their wellbeing as much as possible.
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Microcurrent Therapy
This is a novel therapy that uses extremely low-level electrical currents (microcurrents) to restore normal frequencies and function within the cells resulting in remarkable improvements for certain health challenges such as inflammation and neurological pain.
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Mindfulness
Often combined with cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness (which has its roots in Buddhism) helps people gain perspective on irrational, maladaptive, and self-defeating thoughts by focusing attention on the present moment-and accepting it without judgement. This benefits people in chronic pain, suffering from depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, sleep problems, conflicts, and other stresses.
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Moxibustion
Moxibustion, a therapeutic Traditional Chinese Medicine technique, is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials, "moxa", are burned on or very near the surface of the skin to obtain health benefits. It is considered an alternative therapy for healing and is based on the same energy channels as acupuncture. The theory is that the heat strengthens and corrects the natural energy flow of the body.
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Muscle Testing
Muscle Testing, the term most known for Applied Kinesiology is an Alternative Medicine technique that by testing muscles for strength and weaknesses, is used to non-invasively evaluate chemical, mental, and structural aspects of health. Applied Kinesiology uses subjective data instead of empirical data and thus, it is not a science, but rather a pseudoscience. Many chiropractors, physicians, dentists, nurses, nutritionists, and other healthcare providers use Muscle Testing as a tool to help assess and adjust various body imbalances with may relate to nutrition, injuries, and stress, learning problems, chronic fatigue, asthma, ADHD, arthritis, behavioral problems and more. Although the reliability, validity, and credibility of AK is criticized as unproven and unscientific, for many healthcare workers, the technique is a resourceful tool.
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Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release is a form of physical therapy or massage that helps to alleviate pain and treats muscle immobility by stretching and loosening the fascia, increasing blood flow to the area, encouraging movement of lymph, and relieving tension. Gentle sustained pressure into the fascial tissues (the connective tissues that surround and protect the muscles, bones, ligaments, and organs throughout the body) allows the tissue to relax and helps the body achieve harmony and balance.
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Myofunctional Therapy
Myofunctional Therapy is an exercise-based treatment to correct tongue placement, speaking, breathing, chewing and swallowing. It is the neuromuscular re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles. Proper head and neck postures are also addressed. Useful with tongue-tie, jaw pain and dysfunction, snoring and sleep apnea, and habits such as thumb and finger sucking.
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Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique
NAET® was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in November of 1983. Using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine, NAET is a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities.
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Naturopathy
Naturopathy treats health issues by using and reinforcing the body's innate ability to heal itself. Naturopaths are highly educated natural physicians who embrace a few key principles: 1) First, do no harm, 2) Treat the whole person, 3) The healing power of nature, 4) Prevention is the key to health and is better than cure, 5) Treat the root cause of illness, rather than the symptoms, 6) The Naturopath is an educator.
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Near Infrared Sauna
Near-infrared saunas penetrate your tissues more effectively than far-infrared due to the shorter wavelength than the mid and far infrared wavelengths. You do not feel the direct heat of near-infrared. Time spent in a near infrared sauna helps enhances the skin's healing process to repair wounds and prevents infection, promotes faster cell regeneration and human tissue growth, stimulates the circulatory system, oxygenates the body's cells, aids in muscle recovery, and strengthens the immune system. More toxins flow from cellular level to skin's surface, making the near infrared sauna a most valuable tool for detoxification.
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Nephrology Services Functional
A functional medicine-centered analysis of kidney disease includes an extensive exploration of your medical history, examinations, diagnostic results, nutrition, lifestyle and family/genetic/environmental history. Working best for early stage of kidney disease, the practitioner gets to the bottom of what's causing the kidney damage (diabetes, high blood pressure, inflammation) and gets it under control. Natural or functional medicine can help bring the body back into balance with tools to control blood pressure, inflammation, cholesterol, and improve kidney function without the dangerous side effects of prescription drugs.
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Neural Therapy
Developed in Germany, Neural Therapy involves the injection of a local anesthetic such a procaine (Novocain) or lidocaine into scars, trigger points, acupuncture points, tendon and ligament insertions, peripheral nerves, clusters of nerves (ganglia), the epidural space, and other tissues. The injections seek to restore areas of interference that prevent cells from functioning properly. These "interference fields" may be caused by infections, emotional trauma, physical trauma (surgery, accidents, deep cuts, biopsies, childbirth, dental procedures, vaccinations, burns, tattoos, etc.). General stress from illness, malnutrition, emotional stress, food allergies, pregnancy can convert an inactive interference field to one that creates a disturbance in the autonomic nervous system. When combined with personalized nutritional, metabolic, and detoxification program, Neural Therapy is one of the most powerful healing tools available.
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Neuro Emotional Technique
Blending scientific research and Eastern healing, NET is an interrelated approach to stress reduction by recognizing the relationship between the body's emotional health, environmental toxicity, nutritional balance and structural integrity. This technique enables patients to enjoy better health and emotional and physical wellbeing by allowing greater ease in the physical body that may be linked to emotions and thinking. NET makes use of brain patterns and pathways of speech, emotions, kinesiology, skin reflex points, principles of chiropractic, acupuncture, traditional psychology, and more.
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Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback is a stand-alone, non-invasive, drug-free treatment that balances the brain allowing the benefits to flow down through the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. It is a biofeedback for the brain and is effective for a wide range of medical and psychiatric disorders requiring no lifestyle changes, shifts in dietary regimens, or other therapies. The process of neurofeedback requires very little effort or active participation of the patient. Sensors are placed on the scalp to measure and monitor brainwaves. With special software, specific activity can be identified that gives rise to symptoms. The neurofeedback in is the form of a video game, music, or a movie that brings the brain to a more comfortable and efficient state.
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Neurolinguistic Programming
NLP is a technique used to help people help themselves to reach a state of excellence, happiness, and peace of mind. It is used to teach effective communication, to ensure personal development, to enhance learning, and to encourage greater enjoyment in life. Rather than looking into past experiences, NLP focuses on the future by exploring an individual's future possibilities and solutions. It teaches us how changing our perception of the world can lead us to adjust and adapt our behaviors to live the life we want.
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Neurological Services Holistic
A Holistic Neurologist will utilize acupuncture, neurofeedback, and herbal nutritional guidance to optimize mitochondrial health. Functional Neurology identifies a broader range of brain disorders and restores function and harmony through a variety of modalities. They look at the underlying causes of immune function and areas of the brain responsible for interpreting the information.
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Neuromuscular Therapy
Poor postural habits, nutritional deficiencies, lack of emotional wellbeing, allergies, neurotoxins, and other core issues can show up as myofascial pain and dysfunction. Neuromuscular therapy involves a form of Body Work which can restore balance, relieve pain and restore injured tissues to normal function. It uses specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching, and self-care to eliminate the causes of most muscular aches and pains. Neuromuscular Therapy addresses postural and muscular imbalances, nerve entrapment, reduced blood flow to an area of the body, and muscular trigger points.
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Nutritional Counseling
Nutritional Counselors do not diagnose or treat disease, but work to correct imbalances, support healthy digestion and metabolism, and through proper nutrition gently guide individuals back on the path to health.
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Nutritional Therapy
Nutritional therapy uses an assessment process to identify imbalances in body chemistry. These imbalances found in diet, digestion, blood sugar regulation, essential fatty acids, minerals, and hydration are corrected through food changes, lifestyle modifications and targeted nutrients. An assessment of body chemistry can point to potential imbalances in the areas of endocrine, immune, and cardiovascular health as well as detoxification issues associated with liver and colon function. The goal is for the client to enjoy a better quality of life.
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Oncology Services Alternative
In our medical system, there are certain therapies that physicians are permitted (if not encouraged) to use, and alternative therapies that they are not allowed to use. The choices have nothing to do with what is right or wrong, safe or dangerous. One problem is that it is almost impossible to get needed funding and acceptance to carry out official testing on cheaper safer alternative methods, that are ineligible for patents. You will find many alternative treatments for cancer. The aim of alternative cancer philosophy is not only to treat the cancer, but to enhance the immune system, detoxify, IV therapies and nutrition to nourish the body, change the biochemistry of the body to a state of health and well being so the cancer will no longer flourish. Whether alternative cancer treatments are more of less safe, efficacious, life-extending, or comfortable than conventional treatment, the question is, do you believe that you should you have the freedom of choice as to how you want to pursue cancer treatment?
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Ophthalmology Services Alternative
Alternative Ophthalmology practitioners utilize safer, more effective and long-lasting alternatives to laser surgery, macular degeneration injections, prescription medications, and other expensive and risky "standard" treatments. Alternative treatments can consist of prevention, homeopathy, herbal treatment, vitamins and nutrients,
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Oral Surgery Services Biological
Oral surgical procedures can have risks of post-operative infection, pain, nerve injury, and blood loss. To minimize this, Biological Dentists trained in surgical practices use atraumatic extraction techniques, cavitation surgery procedures, homeopathic remedies, ozone therapy, and other holistic remedies.
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Orthomolecular Medicine
Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body. These natural substances include vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids, as well as other naturally occurring compounds. Acquisition through the diet is the main focus, though supplementation in concentrated forms is also generally employed. Orthomolecular medicine puts nutrition, exercise, and meditation ahead of surgery, radiation, and drugs.
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Orthopedic Services Non-Surgical
Non-Surgical Orthopedics is a primary approach to healing for acute and chronic spinal conditions, sports injuries, degenerative and inflammatory joint conditions, as well as musculoskeletal disorders. This can include pain management, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, body work, diagnostic and therapeutic injections, ergonomic workstation assessments and detailed physical rehabilitation assessments and prescriptions.
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Osteopathic Manipulation
Through therapeutic touch, Osteopathic Manipulation determines the faulty functioning of body structures and releases the body's own healing powers. In addition to the manipulation of joints, treatment extends to adjacent muscles, ligaments, and fascia.
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Osteopathic Medical Services
Osteopathy or Osteopathic Medicine is a distinct branch of modern medicine who like M.D.s prescribe drugs, surgery and the most up to date medical technologies to diagnose and treat disease, also use hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury.
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Oxidative Medicine
Oxidative therapies such as ozone therapy, ultraviolet blood irradiation therapy, intravenous hydrogen peroxide therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen deliver oxygen into the body's cells for the prevention and treatment of disease. When properly administered and used in conjunction with detoxification, supplements, diet, exercise, and breathing, bio-oxidative therapies have little to no side effects. Oxidative medicine works to destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and parasites without harming healthy cells. It is used as a treatment for cancer, circulatory disorders, heart disease, wound healing disturbances, chronic fatigue, immune and autoimmune disorders such as allergies, systemic lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The treatments do not cause pain and are tolerated by children.
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Ozone Therapy
Ozone is an Adjuvent Therapy, meaning it can be combined with classic medicine. Ozone possesses three atoms of oxygen and when introduced into the body will target and react with diseased cells and pathogens, leaving the healthy cells in an environment for thriving. Ozone can be administered by injection, ingestion (ozonated water), steam sauna, blowing into a body cavity (ear, vagina, rectum, and urethra), and applying directly to the skin. Ozone is also used in air purification, swimming pools, and water filtration systems.
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Pain Management Natural and Alternative
The list is long for approaches to pain relief without drugs or surgery. Many release inner endorphins that bind to opioid receptors in the brain. Some of the strategies utilized are acupuncture, mind-body therapies, chiropractic, herbal remedies, mindfulness medication, biofeedback, music therapy, regular exercise, hydrotherapy, heat therapy, topical treatments, assistive devices, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, anti-inflammatory diet, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, Reiki, physical manipulation, massage therapy, aromatherapy and more. Developing healthy habits, getting sufficient sleep, nurturing honest and supportive relationships, working in a positive environment, laughing, avoiding alcohol, caffeine, all help in strengthening the immune system to reduce and manage pain naturally.
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Past Life Regression
The subconscious houses every experience, feeling, and memory. The unconscious mind goes beyond this lifetime carrying events and repercussions from previous existences which are believed to be your soul's life lessons. When conventional therapy doesn't work for clearing emotional stress, trauma or physical issues, it may be only looking into the present lifetime. After identifying the specific issue – such as feelings of anxiety, depression, phobias, or troubled relationships, the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, and natural knowing or intuition) are engaged. The regression process is very gentle. Thoughts and visions come to you through relaxation techniques that help to change behaviors, patterns, and tendencies.
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Pediatric Medical Services Holistic
Holistic pediatrics is the art of wellness that addresses the needs of your whole child: body, mind, and spirit. Some practitioners combine the options of conventional medical care with alternative, complementary, and holistic approaches. Many will use classical homeopathy, cranial sacral osteopathy, and other natural options avoiding antibiotics. Nutrition is big factor as well as home environment. Counseling if offered regarding the use of vaccines so that parents can make informed choices.
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Periodontal Therapy Biological Non-Surgical
Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions have been shown to often go hand in hand with periodontal disease. The best way to improve overall health, including the mouth, is to balance the body chemistry. Bacteria, viruses, yeasts, parasites, and molds will attack the body until balance is restored. Nutritional support is effective with the non-surgical support. Biological periodontal therapy focuses totally on the bacteria living in the pockets around the teeth. Many use a phase contrast microscope to check for pathogens and progress of treatment. The pockets are irrigated (flushed out) with all-natural anti-bacterial solutions. Then root planing is done where the hard material under the gums is scraped off. The patient is often asked to irrigate regularly as part of their home hygiene ritual. Ozone therapy may be used to kill off bacteria sensitive to oxygen.
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Periodontal Therapy Biological Surgical
Periodontal surgery in a Biological Dental practice is indicated as a limited therapy of last resort if areas do not respond to non-surgical treatment. Systemic health problems (e.g., diabetes) can cause a deterioration of nerves and blood vessels and can dramatically affect host immuno-competency and resistance to periodontal infection. When local etiological factors and diet patterns cannot explain an impaired or exaggerated soft tissue response to common oral microorganisms, then a medical evaluation may be recommended. When surgery is performed in limited areas, it will be to determine what is preventing healing.
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Pet Services Holistic
Holistic Pet Services may include the services of a Holistic Veterinarian, perhaps acupressure, massage, and pet communication. Also use and/or sales of pet products such as raw food and natural supplements, safe alternatives for flea and tick treatment and tools to relieve pet anxiety, pain, or depression.
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Photoluminescence Therapy
Photoluminescence Therapy, also called Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy, is a process where a certain amount of venous blood is withdrawn and then exposed to UV light and returned to the patient. Blood oxygen levels rise, the effect being similar to the oxygen/ozone action. It is of great value in treatment of a variety of diseases and promotion of healing since the UV light destroys and inhibits growth of bacteria and inactivates toxins and other pathogens. The treatment is safe, non-toxic, easy to administer, and drug-free.
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Physical Medicine & Rehab
The approach to holistic physical medicine is to assess and treat underlying causes taking into consideration everyone's mind, body, and spirit. Healing comes about addressing diet and nutrition, fitness and exercise, stress management, self-limiting beliefs and behaviors, vitamin, mineral, and neuro-endocrine imbalances, and spirituality. Many patients who want to feel better and take charge of their health are encouraged by other patients who have experience enhanced wellbeing from alternatives to conventional medical treatment.
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Physical Therapy Holistic
Holistic Physical Therapists treat the whole body and not just it's segments, looking to get to the root of the problem instead of covering up the symptoms. For treatment, some practitioners use Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy to reduce pain, restore movement, and improve energy and function.
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Pilates
Pilates is a course of exercises with some similarities to Yoga, but its chief purpose is to strengthen your core. Pilates urges you to focus on your breath, your body, and how they move together. It can be demanding on your concentration as you work on your "core", legs, back, and rear end. However, the slow and controlled movements increase strength, add to endurance, improves flexibility, muscle elasticity and joint mobility while it puts minimal impact on your joints, taking the pressure off your back and knees. You go through a series of exercises, in certain order, and like Yoga, Pilates has a mind-body-spirit connection, but only with more physical intensity.
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Platelet Rich Plasma
Used in Prolotherapy treatments, platelet rich plasma works by supplying injured areas with natural proteins, cytokines, stem cells, and other bioactive growth factors transferred from a patient's own body, usually from bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue. It works by naturally triggering localized inflammation, collagen production, and other regenerative processes. The goal of PRP treatment is for new blood vessels and fibers to form, helping to tighten, repair, and strengthen damaged joints or tissue. PRP treatments help with unresponsive chronic pain and injuries such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and osteoarthritis symptoms.
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Podiatry Services Holistic
Holistic Podiatrists help you take care of your feet now, so you can avoid future problems. Whether analyzing outwardly how you walk, proper fitting shoes, orthotics, or correct toenail cutting, complementary therapies can help restore balance from within. Modalities can include reflexology which aims to support and stimulate the body's own healing process, aromatherapy foot massage, Reiki, and more.
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Polarity Therapy
Based on Western and Eastern techniques, Polarity Therapy is a complementary alternative treatment for healing illnesses by balancing energy flow in the body that has been blocked. Electromagnetic flow of energy in the body goes from a positive (right side of body and head) to a negative pole (left side of body and feet), through a neutral field (spine). Practitioners use manipulation, touch, exercise, diet and relaxation techniques to correct disturbances and help to smooth the flow of energy. There are no known side-effects. Polarity Therapy has been used for pain relief, increasing range of motion, reversing fatigue and weakness, relieving stress during pregnancy and promoting deep relaxation both physically and mentally.
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Pranic Healing
Based on the principle that the body possesses the innate ability to heal itself at a certain rate, the healing process can be accelerated by increasing life energy on the affected parts and on the entire body. The Pranic Healer scans the body for imbalances, cleans in a no-touch method the "dirty" energy and then energizes the affected area. Pranic Healing can shift old emotional and mental patterns that keep you stuck - such as fatigue, procrastination, and energy drains, - empowering you to make changes. It provides relief for stress, overwhelm, anger, resentment, sadness, grief, and inadequacy helping you achieve inner peace and happiness.
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Preventive Medical Services
Prevention is preferable to treatment and is usually more cost-effective. Optimal health is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social aspects of the human experience. Prevention should not be confused with early detection which does not prevent disease. While conventional medicine considers vaccines, colonoscopies, mammograms, and genetic testing preventative medicine, holistic practitioners believe in the power of healthy living, good nutrition, detoxification, stress management, and immune system support to prevent illness.
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Prolotherapy/Reconstructive Therapy
Prolotherapy - otherwise known as "proliferation therapy" or "regenerative therapy" - is a technique that has proven to be very effective in eliminating, reducing or managing pain without the use of opioids or other harmful drugs. This allows the body to utilize its own internal mechanism of repair and healing. Injections are placed into affected areas which will turn on the healing properties of the body for that affected site or sites. Detoxification of the site from accumulated wastes and poisons would naturally be part of process of healing. Beneficial for TMJ, arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other traumatic injuries.
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Prolozone Therapy
Prolozone is a homeopathic/oxygen injection technique developed as a form of non-surgical ligament reconstruction that infiltrates injured areas with oxygen. It increases circulation while reducing inflammation and swelling. Patients generally feel immediate improvement and 75% chronic pain sufferers report becoming permanently pain free. Prolozone Therapy is like Prolotherapy but also uses ozone which allows a joint to heal more quickly and has been shown to be effective in regenerating cartilage. It is excellent for all forms of musculo-skeletal and joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, degenerative and arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, and shoulder and elbow pain.
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Psych-K
Subconscious beliefs are responsible for your thoughts, feelings, and actions. These beliefs can perpetuate old habits and behaviors that no longer serve you. Psych-K develops positive changes in your life by helping you solve problems you face. This energy- based blend of ancient modalities with contemporary methods removes the resistance you hold to taking the action you need to change your life. Through use of muscle testing, Psych-K focuses on the life you want to create with guidance from your subconscious. Old programming can shift to create new levels of functionality and creativity, helping you to become more confident and elevate your self-esteem.
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Psychic Healing
Stress, illness, major life changes, negative thoughts, holding onto childhood experiences, and environmental toxins can wreak havoc on life force energy. This energy connects our minds, bodies and energy fields that flow through the chakras and meridians in our bodies. When one energy stream of out of balance, all levels are disrupted, and you are unable to function at your peak. The overall goal of psychic healing is to move the mental, physical and spiritual energy of the person into complete balance, which can give relief from physical challenges such as pain and poor circulation or emotional issues of fears, guilt, depression, anxiety, and stress. The psychic healers possess highly-tuned intuition and psychic abilities. They perceive flaws in the energy force and connect with others on an energetic level to clear out or strengthen the client's energy. Examples of Energetic Healing include: Pranic healing, Shamanic healing, Reiki, Angel healing, Healing Touch therapy, Acoustic healing (sound therapy), Crystal healing, and Quantum Touch.
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Psychokinesiology
Most people don't understand at all what is going on in their subconscious mind. Psychokinesiology is a very simple, but revolutionary way to unlock the mysteries of what is going on emotionally and mentally in the subconscious, revealing primary negative emotions that are controlling current behavior. This modality employs the use of applied kinesiology or muscle testing to determine the strength or weakness of a thought, idea or emotion on the body. Psychokinesiology has been explained though quantum physics. Thoughts, emotions and ideas are energy. Bad energy can be replaced with healing good energy like love, joy and peace. When negative emotions are cleared from an individual's past, the person heals a little more.
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Psychological Counseling Holistic
A holistic counselor is conscious of clients in their totality; they take an integrative approach to healing the mind. Their work takes them into the multiple dimensions of human experience; the physical, the spiritual and the psychological.
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QiGong
Qigong (CHEE Kung) is a combination martial arts, medical and spiritual practice. Qi (Chi) represents that vital energetic force that flows within us all and the universe. The practice involves slow movements, posture, balance, breathing techniques, and mental focus. Practices that help heal the body and calm the mind can range from a very gentle Tai Chi to a more active and vigorous Kung Fu that puts minimal stress on joints and muscles. Qi Gong utilizes the meridian system found in acupuncture as well as breathing methods and mindfulness of the process. By incorporating these practices, you can reconnect with your spiritual nature while the benefits of exercise are greatly enhanced.
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Rapid Eye Technology
RET is a spiritual therapy for self-discovery that empowers individuals to live a happy and productive life. Sessions addressing patterning from birth to the present moment release emotional stress from negative belief systems, negative thought forms, and emotions. Practitioners guide the patient with blinking, breathing, and eye movement techniques that simulate the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) during dreaming which is the body's natural discharge mechanism. When the client blinks and breathes deeply, trapped messages and trapped life force energy in the mind and body are accessed and discharged. RET is suitable for children age five and older.
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Reflexology
Used for thousands of years, reflexology is a powerful form of preventive medicine as well as a treatment that brings relief for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. It is a deeper massage of the foot, beyond the skin and muscles, by kneading specific reflex points on the foot that correspond to specific organs and areas of the body. The pressure placed on the reflex points can remove blockages that inhibit energy flow to the body, helping to restore your body's natural healing balance providing relief from pain, reducing tension, promoting relaxation and helping reduce your toxic burden.
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Reiki
Reiki, a subtle form of energy work, is a non-manipulative, Japanese technique that addresses the body, emotions, spirit and mind. As a complement to traditional care or as a personal relaxation or stress reducing tool, Reiki may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Negative thoughts are diminished in intensity, which allows blocked organs or pathways to open up and resume their proper function. When the body is in a balanced state, physiological processes are working properly, including the way the body gets rid of its toxic burdens. In a standard treatment, Reiki energy flows from the practitioner's hands into the client. The client remains fully clothed while the practitioner places his/her hands on or near the client's body in a series of hand positions held for three to ten minutes.
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Relaxation Techniques
Relaxation can be induced to relieve stress, negative emotions, and pain and promote restful sleep, improve mood and enjoy better health. It could mean discovering ways to get out of a bad situation or organize your time better. And while there are many techniques you can practice at home like meditation, deep breathing, tapping, soothing music, walking in nature, exercise, aromatherapy, finding humor, reading and writing, sometimes you need guidance from a coach, a class, a massage, guided imagery, biofeedback, Feng Shui consultant who can provide or teach you various relaxation techniques.
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Respirator/Pulmonary Services Holistic
Your environment, immune system balance, and emotional health are all factors holistic medical doctors address in treating respiratory disease. Air quality at home and the workplace needs to improve to begin to heal inflamed mucous membranes. Diet and exercise, adequate sleep, and considering stress reduction help to boost the immune system. Address food allergies and sensitivities, sugar and gluten intake for its positive affect on treating chronic infections.
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Rheumatology Services Functional
Rather than expensive drugs with many side effects to manage symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, Functional Medicine looks at the triggers that created the imbalance that caused this autoimmune condition and seeks to remove that cause. Examples of triggers are certain bacteria and viruses, toxic mold, gluten, leaky gut and intestinal infections, mercury and other heavy metals, and dental infections from some root canal treated teeth. The immune system is supported while addressing these underlying causes.
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Rolfing
Rolfing, also called Structural Integration, is a system of soft tissue manipulation and education about movement as it relates to gravity itself. It is based upon the idea that human function is improved when the head, torso, pelvis, legs and feet are in proper alignment. It is thought that one can achieve balance by manipulating and stretching the body's fascial tissues (the thin tissue coverings surrounding muscles, tendons and organs). If the tissues and muscles are "stuck", the motion is restricted. This is a deep tissue approach that addresses all layers of the body to ease the tension of the entire system.
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Root Canal Therapy Biological
A root canal procedure is done to preserve tooth structure or support a bridge when the nerve has been infected or damaged. When a root canal (endodontic therapy) is done, the nerve and blood vessels are removed from the tooth and the inside chamber and wall space are cleaned out and filled in with a sealant material. Often bacteria remain in microscopic branches (dentinal tubules) off the main space. Their toxic wastes can enter the blood stream and have an adverse effect on distant and unrelated areas of the body. When a root canal is the best of a set of imperfect alternatives, the biological root canal treatment will minimize toxicity with ozone and uses materials that are biocompatible for the patient. Lasers, homeopathic remedies, enzyme therapies, and other alternative treatments help to minimize growth of pathogens.
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Sensory Integration
Provided by a specially trained Occupational Therapist, Sensory Integration Therapy, a neurological process that helps organize sensations from one's own body and the environment to help children with autism spectrum disorders who exhibit impairments in attention, arousal, social responsiveness, sensory processing, functional motor skills, and social-emotional factors. The aim is to generate a relaxing and calming effect, lowering aggressive behaviors, improving development of thought, intelligence, creativity and social skills, increasing concentration, focus, attention, and alertness, improving coordination and motor development, providing security, and becoming more vocal, happier, and having fun. The brain organizes and interprets sensory experiences that include touch, movement, body awareness, sight, sound, smell, taste, and the pull of gravity, foundations for complex learning and behavior. The approach is guided by the child's motivation in selection of activities that involve visual and auditory stimulation and balance. Movement within the room is encouraged to explore new activities that provides opportunities for bridging barriers to vision, hearing, limitations of movement, cognitive ability, behavioral difficulties, pain, constrained space and other problems that create obstacles to enjoyment in life.
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Sex Therapy
Sexual therapy aims to remove obstacles and problems in love, sex and relationships to help clients to regain a satisfactory, pleasurable and active sex life. Therapy consists of counseling and a therapy-healing component, which aims to establish or improve sexual health. Consulting consists of talking and the therapy-healing component consists of some of the alternative methods of healing, such as Theta Healing, Homeopathy, Bach Flower therapy, and Aromatherapy.
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Sexual Health Services
Sexual healing therapy is the treatment of sexual dysfunctions, such as non-consummation, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low libido, unwanted sexual fetishes, sexual addiction, painful sex for women, or a lack of sexual confidence. It also deals with healing people who are recovering from sexual violence assaults, and problems commonly caused by stress, tiredness, and other environmental and relationship factors. The modality of healing employs education, and counseling and couples and individuals.
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Shamanic Healing
Shamanic Healing, or Shamanism, is an ancient form of spiritual healing that has roots going back over 30,000 years, and is practiced mostly by indigenous cultures throughout the world. It mostly focuses on the concept that most problems and illness are caused by issues occurring in the spiritual realm, a loss of soul essence, personal power and misplaced energy or spiritual blockages. It is the goal of the Shaman to go back into the spiritual realm to uncover the root issues associated with that problem. Shamans direct and move energy to restore the harmony within the individual, between the individual and the community, and between the community and the spirit world. Shamanic healing is often part of a multipronged approach to illness and is fully compatible with both conventional medicine and other integrative treatments.
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Shiatsu
Shiatsu is similar to acupuncture but rather than needles, uses finger and palm pressure to meridians to improve the flow of qi (pronounced chee) where it is thought that imbalances in the natural flow result in illness. Shiatsu therapists are trained to recognize patterns of disharmony in the body, even prior to physical signs appearing. There are many different styles to the practice of Shiatsu. Some use pressure on acupuncture points, others use the general work on the body and some follow along the pathways of internal energy pathways or "Qi". A Shiatsu practitioner will use touch, moderate pressure, stretching, pulling, rubbing and other manipulative techniques to adjust structure and open energetic pathways.
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Sleep Dentistry
There are three forms of Sedation Dentistry. 1) Inhalation Sedation using nitrous oxide, known as "laughing gas". 2) Oral Sedation (Sleep Dentistry or Conscious Sedation) where the patient is prescribed anti-anxiety pills or a liquid. 3) IV Sedation where drugs are administered into the bloodstream through a vein obtaining deeper levels of consciousness. With Sedation Dentistry (Sleep Dentistry or Conscious Sedation), you are placed in a completely relaxed state of for the entire dental procedure. You are awake and able to communicate with the dentist, but you won't feel anxiety or discomfort.
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Smoking Cessation Natural
Stress-reduction techniques that have been shown to be effective for assisting smoking cessation include massage, guided relaxation imagery, and exercise. Also successful are modalities of acupuncture, hypnosis, yoga, nutritional therapy, homeopathy, herbal formulations, mindfulness meditation, and group therapy.
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Sound Therapy
Disease has a hard time surviving in a body where the cells are vibrating at the frequency of calmness and inner peace. Sound can not only set a mood, it can have a powerful effect on how we feel throughout the day. Sound therapy is a subtle energy therapy where the frequency at which an object naturally vibrates, called resonance, is in tune or out of tune with our bodies. Illness is a result of natural resonances getting out of tune. Sound therapists use tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls, music, humming, Yogic chanting, and other methods to heal, energize, focus, relax, fuel creativity, and enhance joy.
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Speech Therapy
A holistic speech therapist uses effective modalities to resolve speech and voice issues, whether physical, genetic or neurological. An example is low frequency sound to help the body balance and heal itself. Dental interventions for tongue tie or swallowing habits using Myofunctional therapy may be introduced.
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Spiritual Counseling
Spiritual Counseling differs from therapy in that you are encouraged to seek guidance from your Higher Self or inner divine wisdom. In Spiritual Counseling, the focus is on clarifying, grappling with, deepening and strengthening your connection to Spirit in whatever form the divine speaks to you. The aim is the cultivation of wisdom, compassion, inner peace and equanimity.
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Sports Medicine Services
Many holistic healing techniques such as acupuncture, herbal therapies, and manipulative therapies are incorporated into Sports Medicine. Focusing on treating and preventing injuries and sports performance enhancement, the practitioner also empowers each patient to understand how lifestyle and self-care such as breathing, posture, exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress and emotions can greatly enhance one's self-healing abilities, achieve optimal health and sustained levels of high performance and prevent future illness or injury.
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Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy is a process that involves using a person's own stem cells, most often taken from bone marrow, to create a solution with potent healing power. It stimulates the body's healthy cells to heal inflamed areas. It is particularly helpful for chronic pain relief and difficult-to-heal injuries. Though much more research is needed, scientists are also uncovering ways to apply stem cell treatments for common chronic conditions such as heart disease, autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and diabetes, and autism. Stem Cell Therapy is currently not FDA approved or regulated.
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Stress Management
The goal of holistic stress management is to reduce and alleviate chronic and acute stress at the physical, mental or spiritual levels. As you ease one area, you positively impact every other level. Holistic stress relief considers all the toxins and triggers that cause each of these parts of you to react in distress instead of from a position of balance, healing and love. Many different therapies are available.
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Tai Chi
Tai Chi can be experienced as "Meditation in Motion". It is a practice that is form of graceful exercise, focusing in on slow, careful movements coupled with deep breathing. The purpose is for stress reduction and achieving states of wellbeing. In terms of its detoxifying characteristic, one can say that if a body is in balance on physical, emotional and spiritual levels, removal of accumulated, unwanted toxins in that body is an easier process. There are 5 different styles of Tai Chi. Some are meant for healing, others are meant for stress reduction, and some for self-defense. All rely on the concept of balance and harmony within the body to achieve peace, serenity and good health. Tai chi is a gentle exercise that helps seniors improve balance and prevent falls. Studies have found that tai chi also improves leg strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, immune system, sleep, happiness, sense of self-worth, and the ability to concentrate and multitask during cognitive tests.
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Tapas Acupressure Technique
Named for a licensed acupuncturist names Tapas Fleming, TAT is a gentle approach to healing or eliminating the effects of trauma such as anxiety, hyper-vigilance, bad memories, flashbacks, and nightmares. Using finger pressure on specific acupressure points while focusing on statements to help move through stuck and painful places, TAT is calming, clearing, and deeply healing. Benefits happen without any conscious struggle to attain them.
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Tapping
Tapping, otherwise known as the Emotional Freedom Technique, is a combination of stimulating certain acupuncture points, as defined by Chinese Medicine, and principles of psychology. Great success has been achieved on multiple levels with relieving human suffering. Energetic meridians traverse our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. By stimulating these points, with finger pressure, one may find release of negative emotions, relief from pain, and release from past traumas, ability to lose weight, along with freedom from pain, phobias and anxieties. That is only the beginning of its reach. The technique is simple to learn and can be done anywhere.
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Targeted Amino Acid Therapy
TAAT is a process of balancing neurotransmitters by supplying amino acids (the basic building blocks of protein) to the body without the common side effects of pharmaceutical antidepressants. Helpful with migraines, depression, panic attacks, addictions, autism, hormone balancing, weight loss, sleep problems, and athletic performance.
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Telemedicine Holistic
Online or telephone consultations can be an effective and efficient care delivery method to achieve results in functional medicine, health and wellness coaching, personal development, hypnotherapy, guided meditation, yoga, and education. Telemedicine allow you access to top-quality care without travel time and work loss. It may be used with children and animals.
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Temporo-Mandibular Joint Therapy
A holistic approach to treat a TMJ disorder is to treat the underlying cause as well as the problematic symptoms. While mouth appliances, bite adjustments, and mouth repositioning are some non-invasive dental treatments for pain management, grinding and clenching teeth, a coordinated effort with other practitioners to alleviate stress and improve posture leads to a higher success rate.
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Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic Massage is a general form of bodywork that eases the tension of the muscles and mind by hands on manipulation. The concept or idea that this is a therapeutic modality means that it is designed to alleviate some particular aliment, such as soreness or tension within the body. Both the practitioner and the participant share a common goal of wellness and will work through a series of visits or sessions to attain the desired results.
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Therapeutic Touch
Therapeutic Touch is a healing art that is based on the ancient practice of "laying on hands", however, there is no actual physical contact to the body. The theory is based on the concept that there are energy fields surrounding the body that a skilled practitioner can influence by removing blockages and increasing energy flow. The practitioner places the hands a good 2-6 inches from the body to assess the energy field. By using slow and rhythmic hand motions, blockages in the field are revealed. This is followed by replenishing the energy flow where necessary to release congestion and remove obstructions.
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Thermography
Thermography, also known as thermal imaging, is an FDA approved screening device that uses a special camera to detect thermal (heat) patterns caused by inflammation in the body. It is mostly used in detecting and monitoring breast cancer thermal changes, but can be used for whole body application as well. It is especially desirable because there is no radiation, which means it is safe for pregnant women and children. The body is not touched, and the procedure is non-compressive and totally painless making it appropriate for young, dense breasts and implants. Thermography detects changes in temperature which may indicate disease or toxic accumulations, (earlier than traditional testing can assess cancerous or pre-cancerous cells). This allows one to be proactive regarding their health and may give early warning signs for potential disease or the need to begin to detoxify your body ASAP.
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Touch for Health
Touch for Health is a complementary methodology that combines ancient Chinese energy therapies (acupressure and massage) with recent Western developments in kinesiology to improve postural balance, and reduce physical body shrinking, and mental pain and tension. Therapists help to balance client's energy, so it can heal itself, increasing their sense of grace, presence, and spontaneity.
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
TMS is an FDA-cleared safe and effective non-drug depression treatment for patients who are not satisfied with the results of standard drug therapy. This novel treatment option using magnetic pulses like those used in MRIs, stimulates key areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression. In-office treatment takes 19 to 37 minutes and is administered 5 days a week, for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Patients are awake and alert during treatment and can immediately go back to their normal activities after treatment.
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Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy is an alternative therapy used to treat pain-related conditions. Approaches can include non-invasive massage techniques, or injections of a local anesthetic into a trigger point (irritable area or knot) in a muscle. Pain relief should be experienced not only in the affected muscle, but in the area of referred pain as well. The procedure can be performed in a practitioner's office and does not require sedation. After injections, physical therapy or myofascial release helps to stretch and release involved muscles further.
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Ultraviolet Therapy
UV light has antimicrobial properties and has a positive effect on the immune system. It encourages wounded tissue to heal and is effective for treating ulcers, candida albicans, psoriasis, infections like MRSA, and localized scleroderma. UV light is also effective treatment for those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression common during winter months when there is less sunshine. A factor in vitamin D production, sensible UV exposure time is necessary to prevent damage to skin and eyes.
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Urological Services Holistic
While conventional medical techniques can put out the fire in urgent urological problems, once immediate symptoms are addressed, holistic treatment includes evaluating the body's immune system, emotional state, and lifestyle. A focus is on identifying the root cause of the condition and correcting systemic imbalances Among those things that can have positive effects on urological health and overall well-being are addressing emotional influences, stress, smoking cessation, changes in alcohol intake, good nutrition and physical activity.
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Vibrational Medicine
Vibrational Medicine is based on the scientific concepts that all matter vibrates at a certain unique frequency. When symptoms of disease are experienced, it is a result of external or internal factors that alter your vibrational frequency. Natural forces of nature are harnessed to help create a healing response. These approaches include homeopathy, acupuncture, sound therapy, and mind/body medicine. Therapies can also include color, sound, light, aromas, and crystals. Patients are treated without drugs, invasive surgery and without dangerous side effects.
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Vision Therapy
Vision therapy is much like physical therapy for the eyes. It is a program used by optometrists that helps to develop or improve visual skills and abilities, improve visual comfort, ease, and efficiency, and change visual processing or interpretation of visual information. Designed to build new neuropathways in the brain that will teach the eyes to work better as a team, Vision Therapy can help improve the ability to read, process, and understand information. An optometric vision therapy program consists of supervised in-office and at home reinforcement exercises, training glasses, patches, and other devices. The treatment is effective for any age.
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Weight Management (Holistic)
The philosophy behind holistic weight management is to cultivate respect towards oneself and one's body through adequate self-care. Holistic Health and wellness come through an intricate balance of adequate nutrition, sufficient exercise, stress management techniques, psychological wholeness, and emotional stability. Rather than just concentrating on weight, holistic weight management offers lifestyle methods that address both body and mind, focusing on sensible strategies that encourage mindfulness, self-love, and nourishment. This may involve a number of specialized professionals, including physicians, counselors/therapists, nutritionists, health coaches, practitioners of energy medicine, and more.
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Wellness Coaching
Health and wellness coaches help clients make positive and lasting changes to their health. The coach guides clients through the process of creating a vision for their health and well-being, developing a healthy mindset and healthy habits, and encouraging them every step of the way until they accomplish their goals.
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Yoga
Yoga is a form of physical exercise but has at its core, a meditative and spiritual component. There are many different types of Yoga, but the shared goals of the practices are self-discovery, connection to everyone and everything, and expansion of consciousness. Yoga is intended to help balance body systems on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Yoga sessions are designed to go through a series of poses or exercises to achieve balance, strength, flexibility, and wellbeing. Focus is placed on that pose combined with deep or rhythmic breathing. Postural balance and proper mechanics of the pose is stressed and encouraged. A meditative state is achieved bringing with it peace and serenity.
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