Modalities, Therapeutic Procedures & Therapies

Modalities are the methods or approaches used to treat a patient for health promoting or health diminishing conditions. Use this as a guide for further research and discussions with your healthcare providers. Select the boxes relevant to your search and then scroll down the page to see what could be applicable for your needs. You may be surprised by all the possibilities.

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3-D Cone Beam X-Ray
In dentistry, 3-D Head CAT Scan or Dental Cone Beam CT generates accurate, focused, and quality 3-D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the cranio-facial region. Its use is for treatment planning orthodontic cases, impacted teeth, TMJ diagnosis, dental implant placement, evaluation of jawbone, sinuses, nerve canals and nasal cavity, locating origin of pain or pathology, and reconstructive surgery. Other uses in medicine include assessment of head injuries, aneurysm, stroke and tumors.
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Access Bars
The Access Bars are 32 bars of energy that run through and around your head that connect to different aspects of your life. The Bars store the electromagnetic component of all the thoughts, feelings, emotions, ideas, attitudes, decisions and beliefs that you have ever had about anything such as healing, awareness, creativity, power, aging, sex and money. “Running” the Bars is a relaxing nurturing process that unlocks the polarity and changes the energy to change something in your life with total ease.
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Activator Method

Activator Technique is a gentle, low-force adjustment of the spine using an instrument called the Activator. Doctors of Chiropractic receive extensive training in the Activator Technique. The technique which can zero in on the exact area of the body that is causing health problems, is controlled, safe, quick, and comfortable making it appropriate for children and the elderly.

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Active Release Technique
ART, a technique where a practitioner combines pressure to the affected skin over a soft tissue injured area along with patient movement of a body part in order to break up adhesions from scar tissue. ART effectively treats in 2-6 visits muscles, tendons and ligaments throughout the body that have become congested with scar tissue. It is also effective at treating peripheral nerve entrapments entangled by scar tissue. Carpal Tunnel and performance of tasks such as golfing, typing, walking or running can be improved with ART.
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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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Acupuncture- Five Element
Based on the five elements of nature: fire, earth, metal, water and wood,  Five Element Acupuncture is a method of diagnosis and treatment rooted in balancing the energy in each element which, in turn, aids the mind, body and soul in healing.  Five Element Acupuncture deals with the underlying causes of a disease and aims to prevent future recurrence. It is most helpful in treating chronic conditions, but is also beneficial for prevention.
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Acupuncture-Auricular
Auricular acupuncture, also known as 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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Acupuncture-Chinese
Acupuncture-Japanese
Japanese acupuncture has its roots in Chinese acupuncture but has evolved to a more relaxing and comfortable treatment by using thinner needles and a shallower needle insertion. It also incorporates moxibustion (heat therapy) giving the patient a well-rounded gentle, effective and powerful treatment.
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Acupuncture-Korean
Most of the standard acupuncture layouts in Korea use only four needles. The four needles are split two and two – two needles sedate or reduce excess Qi in one organ system, while two other needles tonify or increase Qi in a second organ system. Korean hand acupuncture, the unique Korean medicine acupuncture style, is performed under the theory that a microsystem, where the whole body is reflected in just one area, is found on the hands. Conditions of the body, wherever they might be, from head to toe, can be treated by using points in one microsystem.
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Acupuncture-Trigger Point
Trigger points are places on the body where injury has occurred, but the pain has been sent along nerves and is felt in another place in the body. Trigger Point Acupuncture is a combination of both classical Oriental medicine with modern dry needling of trigger points.
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Addiction Services
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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Advanced Biostructural Correction
Advanced Biostructural Correction or ABC is a non-surgical correction that helps relieve pain and improve nervous system function by breaking up scar tissue and adhesions of the meninges – the connective tissue deep inside the spinal canal. With a combination of spinal, pelvic, and extremity adjustments with specialized stretches (meningeal releases), the body literally “unwinds” and restores proper posture, structure, and function.
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Ajna Light
The Ajna Light is a device for helping the receiver get into a meditative state through brainwave entrainment using high power LED lights flickering at specific frequencies. The light sequences take you through a series of brainwave states to open and activate the pineal gland. This gland helps regulate circadian rhythms (the sleep cycle) by producing and modulating hormones, such as serotonin and melatonin. The Light has been found to be very effective helping with anxiety, stress and depression. There are no known side effects.
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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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ALF Functional Appliance
ALF (Advanced Lightwire Functional appliance) is a custom fitted non-traditional removable orthodontic appliance. In combination with cranial osteopathy, ALF uses wires to reposition jaws, dental arches, and teeth to advance the mandible to promote changes in muscle function. The aim is to achieve stable results in improving a patient’s bite and posture as well as overall health. Patients enjoy noticeable results with allergies, eyesight issues, hearing issues, headaches, sleep issues, TMJ disorders, bruxism, fatigue, digestive problems as well as childhood learning problems due to decreased blood flow to the brain.
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Alfa Thermodiagnostics
Alfa Thermodiagnostics is a is a non-invasive patient assessment tool, grounded in the established science of Regulation Thermography, that provides a visible measurement of the Autonomic Nervous System - often the key to the root causal factors of many diseases. The tool uses a subtle thermal stress stimulus that initiates a regulation response, underlying disturbances and dysfunctional organ systems are revealed with a high degree of accuracy. Further clinical tests must be performed to determine diagnosis.
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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.
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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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Altitude Contrast Training
Altitude Contrast Training floods the body with oxygen while stimulating release of built up lactic acid and toxins. It involves a rapid switch from extremely rich oxygen delivery to low (hypoxic) oxygen and then back to rich oxygen while exercising. The effects are immediate and dramatic improvements are noted in energy levels, reduction in pain, sports performance and a general feeling of wellbeing.
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Ampcoil
Ampcoil is a device that combines biofeedback with Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) that, similar to a high-powered tuning fork for the body, raises a person’s vibration. It is considered to be a long term wellness tool that allows everyone to reach their highest level of wellness. Voice analysis (messages from your body) guides the body to slowly deactivate the causative influences that allow dis-ease to flourish. Not recommended during pregnancy, nursing, metal implants in body (including amalgam fillings) or on pets.
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Anaerobic Exercise
Anaerobic exercise is beneficial for good health because it strengthens bones, burns fat, builds muscle and maintains muscle mass. It is short, fast, high-intensity exercise that doesn’t require the body to utilize oxygen as its energy source but rather uses energy that’s readily available in your muscles. Examples are heavy weight lifting, high intensity interval training, sprinting and jumping.
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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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Angel Healing
Angel Therapy is a type of alternative therapy which includes a non-denominational spiritual healing method that involves communicating and working with your guardian angels and archangels to heal various health problems. Angel therapy not only includes healing from various mental, physical and emotional/spiritual sickness, but also there is a belief that the guardian angels can be called upon for solving various issues related to the person's career, job, relationship or general issues.
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Anger Management
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 Therapies
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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Apitherapy
The practice of Apitherapy uses bee products such as honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly and bee venom to prevent or treat illness and promote healing. Bee Venom Therapy (BVT) may cause severe allergic reactions while bee pollen may build up resistance to allergens such as hay fever. Other bee products are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Others may be used to boost the immune system and promote longevity and mental clarity. Honey has been used as a throat remedy, cough suppressant and wound healer.
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Applied Kinesiology
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing. Applied Kinesiology evaluates all the possible causes of a muscle strength failure—from local causes like trauma to the muscle itself, to far-reaching changes in body physiology like dehydration, nutrient deficiency, or toxicity. It has been shown to be a useful clinical assessment tool when used by trained clinicians.
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Aquatic Services
The soothing properties of water appeal to those in search of treatment that can heal the body while improving rehabilitation timeframes, fitness levels or reducing overall stress levels. Aquatic exercise like swimming or water aerobics does not need to be supervised by a trained professional. Exercises can involve accessories such as stationary bicycles, flotation rings or belts, weight-adjustable barbells, ankle weights, short-tipped fins and flippers, resistance bands and tubing, resistance hand bells and paddles, kickboards, or noodles. Aquatic therapy, also known as water therapy, aquatic rehabilitation, aqua therapy, pool therapy, therapeutic aquatic exercise or hydrotherapy, is different from aquatic exercise or aquatic fitness because it is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that requires the involvement of a trained professional. There are multiple types of aquatic therapy pools, ranging from small pools for single client use to large pools intended for group workouts. Therapists use cold-water plunge pools to speed muscle recovery in athletes and reduce joint inflammation. Hot-water plunge pools are used for relaxing muscles.
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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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Astrology
Astrology is the observation of how the sun, moon, planets and stars interact, and how those interactions affect us here on Earth. Like physical science, astrology analyzes the interaction between matter and energy. Astrologers chart the planetary positions on what is called a horoscope. The configuration at the moment of your birth is as unique as your fingerprint.
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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
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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Aura Cleansing
Your Aura is the energetic force that surrounds your entire being. the condition of your aura creates the filter in which you see and experience the world. When your auric field is strong and healthy, it allows you to feel energized, more aligned with your soul and helps you to create a more positive outlook. When you are highly stressed, in a stressful environment or when your immunity is down, your auric field can become weak which can make you feel lethargic, unaligned with your soul and can create a more negative outlook. Aura cleansing can be done with smudging, sea salt, earth energy and positive affirmations.
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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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Ayurveda
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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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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BEMER Therapy
The BEMER (Bio-Electric Magnetic Energy Regulation) uses different frequencies and intensities from magnetic fields to boost the body’s blood flow through small vessels. This improvement to micro circulation increases nutrients, distributes hormones and immune cells and cleanses away toxic wastes. The results are cellular regeneration and healing.
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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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Biocompatible Dental Materials
If dealing with a compromised immune system, allergies, or autoimmune disease, all dental materials should be tested for compatibility prior to their use in order to insure maximum safety and good health. You cannot assume that your body will handle all material for you. It is important to include dental material testing in your decision-making process. There are three different levels of dental material biocompatibility to consider: 1) General: the toxicity at a cellular level; 2) Immunological: how the individual’s antibodies in the blood react to the material or its by-products; and 3) Bio-energetic: how the material reacts with the body on an energetic level i.e. interferences on meridians associated with the restorative material.
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Bioenergetic Synchronization
Bio-energetic Synchronization Technique, also called Morter BEST Technique is a non-forceful chiropractic technique that works on the fight or flight mechanism of the autonomic nervous system. The primary objective is the re-establishment of homeostasis to the body. It can help both mental and/or physical issues. BEST is a type of energy work which balances the body and updates memory patterns so one can heal. It provides increased immunity, pain relief, behavior stability, stimulated cellular and tissue repair, and increased work and sports performance.
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Biofeedback
Biofeedback therapy is a non-drug treatment in which patients learn to control bodily processes that are normally involuntary, such as muscle tension, blood pressure, or heart rate. Sensors are attached to the body to measure key body functions. The idea is that you can consciously manipulate your breathing, heart rate, and other “involuntary” functions by being more mindful of how your body responds to stressors and other stimuli. There is a low risk of undesirable side effects making it suitable for children and those who wish to avoid medications, or those who cannot use them, such as during pregnancy.
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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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Biotherapeutic Drainage Therapy
Biotherapeutic Drainage is the combination of individualized measures to be used to ensure the regular elimination of accumulated toxins (outside and inside of cells) that burden the body. It is a method that cleanses, purifies, corrects function and optimizes all cells, tissues and organs in the body, including the brain and central nervous system by restoring enzymatic and biochemical pathways. The goal is to get the body to react, self-regulate, and return to normal, healthy physiologic functioning.
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Bite Analysis
A bite analysis is performed to help determine if you are having a bad bite or if you have an occlusion disorder. A dentist who understands this complex area looks at alignment (how the teeth come together), the force being put on them, and range of motion of the jaws as well as performing a muscle exam and a health and stress questionnaire. Many use a non-invasive digital scanner for this analysis.  Analyzing the bite may give clues to resolving chronic health issues.
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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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Botanical Therapies
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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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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Boxing
Boxing,considered both a Martial Art and a Combat Sport, has officially been in existence since the first recorded boxing match took place in 1681. However, boxing has been around for millennia in many parts of the world. It is a sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves and helmets, punch each other for a predetermined period of time.
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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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Cancer – Alternative Diagnostics
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
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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Cancer Treatment – Integrative
Conventional therapies for cancer such as chemotherapy or radiation alone, weaken the immune system. Integrative Cancer Therapies treat the whole person and engage both the physical and the mind-body aspects of healing. With a focus on treating the cancer with both conventional and complementary medicine, these techniques help prevent metastasis while concurrently support and protect the body's immune system.
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Cannabis
The common denominators of disease and injury are pain & inflammation. Medical cannabis, also called Medical marijuana, is the whole plant marijuana that is used for medical purposes with a high degree of safety. Regardless where one is in their health journey, responsible use of cannabis may help people live and die with improved quality of life. This can be attributed to cannabinoids which are substances in medical cannabis that act on cells in the body, including the brain. The two main cannabinoids used in medicine are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).
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Cardio Training
Cardio training consists of various sets of exercises designed to increase your heart rate. This increase in rate will strengthen heart muscle by delivering more oxygen to the muscle cells. Some examples of cardio exercise include walking, elliptical, running, high intensity interval training, cycling, jumping rope, swimming, among others
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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 Surgery
Cavitation surgery is the term for the dental surgical procedure that removes diseased bone from within this cavity so that new healthy bone can grow back. The objective of cavitation surgery is to do away with the toxins and balance the blood flow in a given region.
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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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CBD
CBD also known as Cannabidiol or Medical Marijuana comes from the hemp plant, a cannabis relative to marijuana, but without the psychoactive “high”- producing THC. CBD is used as a treatment with notable relief for a wide range of conditions including pain relief, depression, inflammation,nausea, loss of appetite, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and so much more. You must be careful of the source and should discuss the use with your healthcare provider. The sale and use of CBD is regulated by State and Federal laws.
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Cephalometric X-Rays
The cephalometric x-ray is a full head x-ray, taken from the side that provides a comprehensive view of your bite, jaw, and tooth location. Ceph x-rays are useful in locating the sinuses, injuries to the teeth and jawbone, analysis for orthodontics, and malocclusion (bad bite).
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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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Cervical Care
Upper cervical chiropractic care is a form of chiropractic care that involves adjustments of the upper two vertebrae, the axis and atlas. These vertebrae form a bridge that connects the neck to the head and control the nerves that carry information from all parts of the body to the brain. When they are not aligned or aren't moving properly the spinal bones below them must compensate for this. This spinal compensation can cause skeletal and muscular imbalance. By properly aligning the top of the nervous system, messages flow more effectively through the body. During the adjustment your head, neck, and spine are in a neutral position. And the adjustment is given to the exact bone that needs to be corrected, in the exact angle it needs to move for correct biomechanics in that joint. There is no twisting, torquing, or popping of the neck.
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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 Herbs
The aims of Chinese herbal therapy are to help you regain balance in your body and to strengthen your body's resistance to disease. It is totally different from western medicine in that the herbs do not depend on the active ingredients but rather the energy preserved in the herbs. Prescribed by a well-trained practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the combination of Chinese herbs and acupuncture is appropriate for adults, children, and the elderly, as well as pregnant and lactating mothers and has shown for centuries to be a very effective treatment protocol for many ailments. The prescribed herbal formula targets the symptoms as well as the root cause of the disorder. As the patient progresses, the herbal formula is changed.
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Chiropractic Biophysics
Chiropractic BioPhysics® or CBP® is a protocol for chiropractors who look to spinal rehabilitation and postural correction as means to address not just pain, but disease and organ dysfunction. It combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify the causes of your pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and altered health. Once the source is identified, with examination and x-rays, the chiropractor will create a carefully planned series of adjustments, exercises, and a spinal remodeling program to put you on a pain-free road to better health.
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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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Classical Homeopathy
Classical homeopathy focuses on selecting one right “big picture” remedy for treating the whole person. It works to precise laws and principles, stimulating your immune system to systematically remove the layers of dis-ease and restore your wellbeing. Through studying your medical history, including both physical and emotional shocks, the Classical Homeopath works to gain a detailed understanding of the underlying disturbances to your wellbeing, so that balance can be regained.
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Coaching – Addiction
Addiction Coaching is a way to change a person’s life by altering their thought process. They do not diagnose or treat addiction. Rather these coaches help an addict to set and reach goals, make better life decisions and spend less time struggling staying sober. They can assist in many different facets of recovery, such as detox, treatment, and gaining the support of family members.
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Coaching – ADHD
The services of an ADHD coach can help children, teens and adults achieve physical improvement, emotional/intellectual growth, strong social skills, education, career and business exploration, and financial planning. By creating structures, support skills and strategies while providing guidance, support and accountability, the specially trained coach helps clients gain clarity, stay focused and manage the challenges and complications of daily life. Through coaching, people with ADHD increase self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance thereby learning to function more effectively and improve their health and well-being.
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Coaching – Business
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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Coaching – Eating Psychology
Eating Psychology Coaching is a positive and empowering holistic, integrative, cutting edge approach that focuses on eating behavior, food choices, positive psychology, and mind-body nutrition to create lasting changes. Coaching effectively addresses weight concerns, emotional eating, overeating, binge eating, body image challenges, chronic dieting, and a variety of nutrition related health concerns such as energy, fatigue, digestion, mood, immunity, eating disorders and more.
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Coaching – Health
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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Coaching – Life
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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Coaching – Parenting
Parenting coaches help provide tools, ideas, and support for parents to have better relationships with their children by learning techniques to remain calm and connected to their children, centered and confident as a parent, and peaceful and joyful in family life. Coaching focuses on effective ways of addressing behavior problems, transitions such as divorce, new siblings, blended families and other challenging situations.
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Coaching – Relationship
Relationship coaching is a unique blend of coaching, teaching and mentoring.The coach and client work together to define strategies for letting go of toxic relationships, making other relationships work better, and taking action in co-creating healthy new relationships. Intimacy coaching helps men and women struggling with issues of love and romance get the love they want by uncovering the thoughts, beliefs and emotions that have been unconsciously creating their sexual attitudes and outcomes, as well as affecting their relationships
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Coaching – Spiritual
Spiritual Coaching is non-religious approach to healing the body, mind, and spirit where the goal is to bring meaningful change, transformation and lasting success in life and business. A Spiritual Life Coach helps you to find out what is blocking you from achieving your dreams and living your best life. The coach helps you to hear the messages in your heart and take action. The spiritual perspective can help to deepen your life and help you to gain more meaning and purpose which impacts on the work that you do and the relationships you have.
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Coaching – Transformational
Transformational coaching is a positive, life-affirming process that helps clients become the people they always wanted to be by bringing about necessary changes. Instead of changing how they act, however, as with life coaching clients, transformational coaching clients work on changing the way they see themselves. Transformation coaching can change a person’s health, relationship issues, family life, workplace stressors, finances, career choice, personal growth and spirit.
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Coaching – Weight Loss
It has been found that approximately two thirds of people who lose weight gain it back and more. Weight loss is not just about eating less. It is about what and how you eat. But it is also about the whole person as excess weight is often a side effect of some other physical or emotional cause. To ensure that the weight loss is healthy and sustainable, a coach will approach weight loss holistically and incorporate diet, supplementation, exercise, lifestyle changes, stress therapies and mind and spiritual balancing.
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Coaching – Wellness
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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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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Contact Reflex Analysis
Contact Reflex Analysis (Nutrition) Contact reflex analysis (CRA) is a natural, non-invasive method for determining what types of nutrition your body needs. CRA uses manual muscle testing to determine energetic imbalances in the body and seeks to re-establish energetic flow so that the body can in turn heal itself from specific illness or strengthen an inherent weakness.
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Core Strengthening
Your core includes all the muscles in your torso, from your shoulders down to your hips. Core work is different from strength-training programs that isolate a single muscle group. Instead, they challenge as many muscles as possible in integrated, coordinated movements. There are important gains that come from improving core strength besides how your midsection looks. Benefits include better balance, reduced back pain and easier breathing. Because many of your body’s movements originate from your core, working toward improving its strength will enhance your posture, spinal alignment, athletic performance and more.
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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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Counseling – Cancer Nutritional
Nutrition is an integral, and entirely individualized approach to cancer treatment. The food you eat affects your metabolism, health, physical function and immune response. Cancer itself, as well as its treatments, can affect your appetite, your nutrient status and the ability to maintain a healthy weight. To help you stay stronger and feel better before, during, and after your cancer treatment, nutritional counselors will provide education and guidance on nutritional therapies helping you to choose foods and needed supplements you are able to tolerate to nourish your body.
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Counseling – Eating Disorder
Eating Disorder Counselors offer compassion, understanding and a practical approach to recovery from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders often associated with shame, guilt and anxiety. Therapy focuses on self-control strategies, modifying core beliefs and replacing them with healthier beliefs about self-defeating eating behaviors, one’s body, coping with personal traumas, and engaging in sensible exercise.
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Counseling – Family Therapy
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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Counseling – Food Allergies
While any severe food allergy is a significant challenge, parents of children with multiple-allergic conditions face a particularly steep learning curve in working toward a normal life. Daily fear about an allergic reaction may be ever-present. Food allergy counselors assist patients and parents not only in coping with food avoidance, but in learning to live well with the disease so they don’t become captives to anxiety.
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Counseling – Gluten Nutritional
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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Counseling – Nutritional
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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Counseling – Psychological
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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Counseling – Spiritual
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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Cranial Adjustments
Cranial adjustments restore alignment to the bones in the head and face through precise pressure applied by the doctor's hands or an adjusting instrument over or near the junctions (sutures) of the bones.
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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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Cranial Work
Cranial Work also called cranial therapy and cranial osteopathy is based on the premise that the bones of the skull never fully fuse and can be delicately manipulated. This is important when there is head trauma, extensive dental work, malocclusion or a habit of clenching teeth, as these things can subtly shift the bones in your skull or spine disturbing the rhythmic flow of the fluid encasing the brain and spinal cord. This can cause pain and tension elsewhere in the body. Practitioners claim that by applying gentle pressure at various places, they can restore this rhythmic flow by bringing the bones back into alignment. Patients have reported relief of chronic headaches, muscle tension, and joint pain, as well as emotional disorders such as depression and PMS.
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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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Cyberscan
Cyberscan is a state-of-the-art quantum biofeedback device used to diagnose and treat disease on the cellular level. With the use of Tesla scalar wave technology, the Cyberscan uses therapeutic frequencies to enhance and strengthen your body’s ability to heal itself.
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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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Decluttering
Clutter blocks the flow of vital life energy. Clutter makes you feel more stuck, out of harmony, depresses your energy, hampers your prosperity, affects your mental state and overall wellness. Decluttering and surrounding yourself only with things you love and regularly use, allows positive energy to move easily through the space and through you. A Feng Shui expert can help you clear out the old to make room for the new space that nourishes you, inspires you, calms you, energizes you, focuses you and supports you.
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Deep Tissue Massage
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation. Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue (fascia) by first relaxing the muscles close to the surface. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
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DEEPER
DEEPER is an acronym for Diet, Emotional, Environmental and Physical along with Elimination and Rebuilding. These are the 4 areas that lead to the dysfunction manifesting as a person’s current health. First treat infections and then shift focus to why their immune system failed (mold, metals, bad root canals, toxicants). Once that issue is eliminated (with chelation, mold protocols, avoidance, sauna, etc.), the practitioner can concentrate on rebuilding the physiology with clean food, education, and various alternative protocols.
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Dental Materials Testing
There are currently several thousand dental restoration materials available on the market today and it’s important to understand how vigorously or minimally these materials will react with the body’s immune system. Biological Dentists can use a variety of testing techniques to determine what materials used in restorations, appliances, crowns, dentures, implants and anesthetics are compatible, or not, with your body. This is especially important if you have multiple allergies, chemical sensitivities, auto-immune disorders, cancer, other chronic health problems.
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Dental Services – Holistic
A dentist may offer some holistic dental services, but may not be a fully-invested biological or holistic dentist. These services may include sleep dentistry, TMJ therapy, facial pain management, ceramic implants, Invisalign, non-mercury containing fillings or more. You may have to inquire about the use of fluoride, other dental materials, metal crowns, root canals, and other services that Holistic Dentists regularly practice.
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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 – Integrative
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 Post Mercury Removal
The first step after safe mercury amalgam removal is to not put anything into the body that is toxic. This includes a clean organic diet, personal care items, cleaning supplies, construction materials, insecticides and toxic relationships. All routes of elimination must be working optimally. Cleanses such as bowel, liver, and kidney would be helpful, but should be monitored by a trained healthcare professional. A physician trained in chelation therapy may help pull heavy metals out of the system and provide nutrients to support the immune system. A nutritionist can help with foods that are detoxifying. Saunas, foot baths, aromatherapy and massage can help release metals through the skin. Acupuncture, exercise, and chiropractic adjustments all help to rebalance energy. Patience is needed as rapid detoxification can damage organs of elimination and reabsorb heavy metals back into tissues.
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Detoxification Therapies
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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Diet-Detoxification Support
Dietary choices are not “one size fits all”. When going through a detoxification, it is important to have the guidance of a practitioner who is familiar with the process since immune system and organs of elimination are seriously challenged by the burden of toxins released.
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Diet-Disease Management
There are diets to prevent chronic diseases and there are condition-specific diet plans for just about every different disease and condition. People struggling with weight management, systemic inflammation, chronic disease, or cancer, as well as athletes desiring to improve performance and decrease pain will benefit from the right improvements to their diets. The holistic approach focuses on identifying and correcting the underlying causes of your health concerns. Everyone is unique and requires a different plan. Together, your own motivation and guidance from a nutritional expert can help you achieve your health goals.
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Diet-Paleo
The Paleo diet, or “Caveman” diet is a nutrient-dense whole foods diet based on eating a variety of quality meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. It improves health by providing balanced and complete nutrition while avoiding most processed and refined foods and empty calories.
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Diet-Pregnancy and Postpartum
The nutritional needs are different for prenatal-postnatal times. During pregnancy, managing nutrition in the first trimester may be challenged by nausea, vomiting and poor appetite. Then you may have to manage fluid requirements, food cravings and aversions, and healthy weight gain. In the postnatal period you now must manage weight loss while being confident you are doing the best for your baby’s health if you are nursing. A coach can help you get the nutrition information you need to ensure you are doing the best you can for yourself and your baby.
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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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Directional Non-Force Technique
Directional Non-Force is a technique of aligning the bones and joints without any twisting, cracking or popping. With a minimum number of treatments, the body integrates each treatment, gaining more stability and range of motion and reduction of pain and limitations. It is an effective chiropractic approach to many health problems.
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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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Electromagnetic Therapies
Electromagnetic therapy is also called bioelectricity, magnetobiology, magnetic field therapy, or magnetic healing. It is based on the belief that an imbalance of the electromagnetic frequencies or fields of energy can cause illness, and that applying electrical energy to the body can correct this imbalance
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EMF Gauss Meter
A Gauss meter is a tool for measuring electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation intensity of electrical transmission equipment, power lines, microwave ovens, air conditioners, refrigeration, computer monitors, and video/audio devices, WIFI modems/routers, phone base stations, TVs and more
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EMF Protection
Electromagnetic fields are produced by a number of generating devices such as laptops, cell phones, Smart meters, hair dryers, WIFI, new appliances, CFL bulbs, and other electrical devices. The exposure decreases with distance. There are many products to help shield, reduce, or neutralize EMF exposure. Symptoms may be mild to severe and can include sleep problems, tinnitus, chronic fatigue, headaches, poor concentration, memory loss, learning and immune system problems, heart palpitations, nausea, joint pain, swelling of face, neck, eye problems, rashes, and cancer. Reducing exposures is imperative for healing.
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Emotion Code
Emotion Code utilizes applied kinesiology to identify and release trapped emotions which contributes to all types of problems, including physical! Consider it as "EFT on steroids." Using Emotion Code can clear a persons Heart Wall. As Dr. Bradley Nelson writes, a heart wall "blocks you in your ability to give and receive love freely, and it will create depression, numbness and a sense of isolation, and anxiety and self-sabotage. Because it blocks your creative abilities, it will also block you from success."
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Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT
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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Epigenetics
Epigenetics involves genetic control by factors other than an individual's DNA sequence. Epigenetic changes can switch genes on or off and determine which proteins are transcribed. Epigenetics offer the possibility of novel interventions that might prevent or ameliorate certain diseases.
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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 – Integrative
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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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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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 – Integrative
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 for Kids
Children, who learn how to stay fit at an early age, receive a benefit that will last them for the rest of their lives. More enjoyment of sports and exercise will give them energy and a positive outlook on life. Maintaining fitness will improve self-esteem, prevent obesity and make them less susceptible, as they get older, to high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  
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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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Fitness-Group Classes
Group classes are a wonderful way to be part of a community that will move and motivate each other as one. Groups will inspire and challenge its members to be the best he/she can be. Classes are usually led by by a fitness instructor or personal trainer. Some examples of group classes include, strength training, core work, cardio, cycling, dance among many others.
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Flexion-Distraction
Flexion Distraction is a gentle chiropractic technique used to treat many conditions of the lumbar spine. It is a non-surgical technique aimed at increasing spinal motion, relieving pain and resolving disc bulges and disc herniations.
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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 Chiropractic
The basis of Functional Chiropractic is that all aspects of life have a potential to interfere with the nervous system’s coordination and regulation of life. The method seeks to discover the underlying cause of disease by examining how structure impacts function. A patient assessment would also include lifestyle factors such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress level, interpersonal relationships, and habits. Also considered are underlying factors such as history of trauma, illnesses, hospitalizations, environmental exposures, and genetic influences.
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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 Nutrition
Functional nutrition is the practice of considering every aspect of one’s health, diet, and overall lifestyle when giving them nutrition recommendations. It is a highly customized holistic health perspective that takes your unique specifications into account to trigger healing from the cellular level. Functional Nutrition highlights the ways that food is a fundamental component of health and the cause of many physical problems. A nutrition plan would address essential nutrients, avoiding toxins in food, eating quality non-processed foods, tending to gut health and a strong microbiome.
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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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Galvanic Testing
Having dissimilar metals in the mouth (e.g.-mercury-containing amalgam combined with gold, crown metal alloys, stainless steel, orthodontic brackets and wires, partial denture frameworks, and titanium implants) causes galvanic action - electrical currents where mercury vapor can be released into saliva and enters oral tissues. Measuring the oral currents allows defining the currents’ intensity.
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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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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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Gua Sha
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. The technician may apply mild pressure and gradually increase intensity to determine how much force you can handle. The force and downward motion address stagnant energy in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation, an underlying cause of chronic pain. The repeated scraping of the skin’s surface is thought to break up the energy, reduce inflammation and promote healing.
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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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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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HeartMath
Feelings impact our bodies. HeartMath is a stress management system using a form of biofeedback that helps you synchronize your brain and heart for optimal stress resistance and mental performance. The theory rests on the notion that the rhythm and pattern of your heartbeat sync with various emotional states such as anger, anxiety, contentment and happiness. It trains you to optimize your heartbeat to levels that are normally only possible with specific meditation or yoga.
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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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Hellerwork
Hellerwork releases unwanted tension and postures from your body. The three components of Hellerwork – deep connective tissue bodywork, movement education and self-awareness dialogue – are designed to bring you and your body to a more optimal state. Hellerwork can reverse and reduce the impacts of aging, injury, strain, and repetitive and poor movement habits through reconditioning the body and lengthening and stretching your connective tissue that has become or is becoming rigid.
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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 the cooperation of all involved (patient, doctor, loved ones) to achieve a state of good health and wellbeing. A Holistic Medical Practitioner will look at the whole body and the whole person as opposed to relying solely on a diagnosis and just treating symptoms of a disease. Practitioners of Holistic Medicine put emphasis on evaluating the physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, social, spiritual, and lifestyle values that are contributing to one’s current state of health or illness. Holistic Medical Practitioners will look at ways to be less invasive and more conservative in their treatment options but will not rule out the use of conventional medical practice if the need arises.
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Holistic Wisdom
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 wisdom focuses on the 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.
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Homeopathy
Even though homeopathic remedies are derived from natural materials, homeopathy is not considered herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, or any other type of natural medicine. It is its own, unique healing system. Developed by a medical doctor, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, Homeopathy is a gentle, natural, and holistic system of healing that works with your body to relieve symptoms and improve your overall health. It takes into consideration not only the patient's symptoms of disease, but also their physical and psychological states. Homeopathic remedies use heavily diluted plant, mineral, and animal substances delivered to the body as a liquid or pill form dissolved under the tongue. The remedies are based on the following principles: 1) The Law of Similars: Homeopaths correct symptoms of ill-health with substances that produce similar symptoms when tested on a healthy person. Also termed 'Like Cures Like', it holds that what makes you ell can also cure you. 2) The Minimum Dose: Determining the least amount of preparation needed to effect the needed change. 3) Totality of Symptoms: The ability to match the complete symptom profile of the patient to the symptom profile of the remedy. 4) Single Remedy: Requires the administration of one remedy at a time.
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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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Huggins-Grube Protocol
The Huggins-Grube Protocol is a comprehensive biological/holistic dentistry plan covering the phases before, during, and after dental revision treatment. An important first step is getting the toxins safely out of your mouth. The second step is helping the body recover from the effects of exposure to those toxins.
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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
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 Energy Healing
Integrative Energy Healing is a gentle, non-invasive, safe approach to healing the physical body, mind, emotions and soul, working with the human energy field, chakra system, natural biorhythms and yogi science. The practice creates deep relaxation and brings the person back to homeostasis reducing chronic or acute pain/ illness, lessening grief, relieving stress, anxiety and trauma.
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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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Intuitive Services
Intuitives understand that everyone can guide themselves towards answers they seek but may need help in gaining the knowledge and insight that guides getting back to the path we are meant to move forward on. Intuitive services help you to release the energy blocks that have you feeling stuck, lost or confused in the challenges you are currently working with. It can offer you clarity in many areas of your life - family, romantic or work relationships, pets, emotional and/or physical health, loss, fertility/conception, spiritual path, goals, career, past lives and more.
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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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Ionized Oxygen Services
People treated with Ionized Oxygen Therapy inhale pure, medical grade oxygen that has been treated to produce either a negative or positive ionized charge on the oxygen. Generally, inhaling negative ions is known to create a relaxing effect while positive ions create a stimulating effect.
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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 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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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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IV Vitamin C
High dose intravenous (IV) Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) that can cause GI upset, can be delivered safely into your blood stream. It is used to treat a host of acute and chronic conditions as it is antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal. It has a mild chelating effect for removal of heavy metals. It has antihistamine effect which is useful in allergies. Infusions should be monitored by specially trained practitioners.
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Joint Flexibility
Joint flexibility is defined as the range of motion within a joint or joints that are affected by the associated muscle(s) allowing bending or movement of that joint without pain or stiffness. Flexibility between individuals varies based on muscle length, age and other physical limitations. Incorporating stretching exercises into your fitness routine will greatly improve flexibility  
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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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Kabbalistic Healing
Kabbalistic healing integrates the traditional wisdom-path of Jewish mysticism–Kabbalah–with the latest theories in quantum physics, psychological insight, Buddhist philosophy and teachings of nonduality. Nondual Kabbalistic Healing is a mind/body/heart/spirit approach to healing. Problems—whether physical, emotional, or both—are viewed in the largest context of the processes of life and creation so that healing occurs on all levels of your being. Practices and healings are based on a deep understanding of our human condition and an exquisite kindness.
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Kickboxing
Kickboxing is a sport that integrates many other forms of martial arts including karate and boxing. Punching and kicking are the main combat activities being used in competition, self defense and general fitness. Kickboxing is a moderate to high intensity workout and is great way to build muscle tone, improve cardiovascular fitness and maintain or lose weight
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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 (KST)
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 laser therapy is used in animals as well.
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LEAP Therapy
LEAP stands for Lifestyle Eating and Performance and is titled “The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Diet”. This diet is completely individualized based on one’s Mediator Release Test results. From the MRT blood test, the therapist can identify foods and chemical additives your body is reacting to. A comprehensive eating plan is then personalized for your test results and preferences that is practical and enjoyable.
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LED Therapy
LED light therapy is also known as photobiomodulation where light can produce cellular changes in the body. Photons of light stimulate the release of nitric oxide, which is the body’s natural vasodilator. This greatly increases circulation in the local treatment area. Blood and lymphatic flow are increased to nerves and other tissues, improving tissue oxygenation and removal of toxic wastes. This stimulates many cellular processes that accelerate healing and decreases pain. It has a high level of safety, no known negative side effects, is easy to administer, and is non-invasive.
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Light Therapy
Sunlight plays an important part in the proper function of the brain. When you are sunlight deprived (as in winter months), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or winter blues can affect mood, sleep, and energy levels. Exposing your facial skin to a special bright full spectrum light for 15-30 minutes daily can help restore natural circadian rhythms and decrease symptoms of SAD
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Limbic Stress Assessment
Limbic Stress Testing is a scan that measures your body’s galvanic skin responses when challenged with various stressors and balancers. It shows your reaction to common foods and food preservatives, common chemicals and environmental substances, and hormonal imbalances affecting energy metabolism. It also can determine the nutritional supplements you need to support your lifestyle and specific homeopathic remedies beneficial to reduce current and chronic symptoms.
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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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Logan Basic
Logan Basic Technique helps in relieving pain such as low back pain, menstrual pain, phantom limb pain etc. It is a chiropractic technique where a light and constant pressure or force is applied against a specific contact point at the base of the spine on the sacrum to alleviate tension and improve balance of the spine.
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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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Martial Arts
Martial arts cover a broad range of activities that involve fighting techniques, physical exercises, and methods of mental discipline, among other skills. Martial arts originated in the ancient cultures of Asia, and are used today around the world for self-defense, exercise, health, spiritual growth, law enforcement, and athletic competition.
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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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Massage-Connective Tissue
Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) is a dynamic solution to pain relief. It works by releasing restrictions in your body more effectively and efficiently than any other massage technique available. Connective Tissue Massage provides you with immediate relief from pain without using excessive force. CTM is the most direct way to restore length and flexibility throughout the entire muscular system, normalizing the tissue and bringing greater health through the fascial network.
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Massage-Scalp
Scalp massage is both relaxing and therapeutic and can firm skin and stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities, ease stress, alleviate muscle tension and help with headaches. The massage includes the scalp, face, neck and shoulders.
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Massage-Stone
Hot stone therapy is therapeutic modality used with massage. Flat river stones are warmed in electrically heated water and placed on specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand, in between the toes or on acupressure points. The stones are soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body. Benefits include improved back/shoulder/neck pain, improved lymphatic circulation, increased circulation, decreased joint pain, decreased tension headaches, decreased sciatic pain, and reduced overall stress.
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Massage-Swedish
Swedish massage focuses on overall relaxation, improving circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid, and physical and mental wellness. Swedish massage includes gliding, kneading, tapping, stretching, and cross-friction strokes.
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Massage-Thai
Unlike most massage modalities that utilize massage oils and require you to disrobe and climb under a sheet on a massage table, Thai massage is performed while you are fully clothed, usually on a padded mat on the floor. Thai massage employs stretching, pulling, and rocking techniques to relieve tension and enhance flexibility and range of motion. The therapist uses his or her hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches and applies deep muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure.
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Massage-Tui Na
Tui Na (also called Tui-Na or Tuina massage) is a form of bodywork based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Working along meridians (energy channels) throughout the body, the Tui Na practitioner taps into these energy points, using stretches, pressure points, and joint rotations, to balance the body’s vital energy (qi). Tui Na, traditionally practiced on fully clothed clients, has been called a combination of Shiatsu—a Japanese bodywork practice—and acupressure massage. Tui Na is intended to restore physiological and emotional balance by unblocking channels of qi through the body that have been blocked by tension, bad habits, and poor health.
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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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Mercury Vapor Testing
Mercury-safe protocol involves the use of a Jerome Mercury Vapor Analyzer, an extremely accurate mercury vapor detection device that uses a patented gold film sensor selective to mercury displaying the concentration of mercury in milligrams per cubic meter or nanograms. Mercury in the mouth from existing amalgam fillings can be measured following chewing gum, placement of new amalgam restorations and drilling out old amalgam fillings.
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Metabolic Testing
Metabolic testing measures the oxygen that the body consumes. Using this measurement, it calculates number of calories that an individual burns at rest in a day. It can be used to screen for slow metabolism and to construct a truly customized weight loss program.
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Metabolic Typing
Patients usually fall into one of three categories: the protein type, the carbohydrate type, or the mixed type. Each reflects the type of nutrients they can most efficiently break down. By identifying your type, you can improve weight loss by discovering which foods limit your cravings, which foods speed up your metabolism, and what type of diet will best supplement your physical activity.
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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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Mindful Eating
Mindful eating is a meditation technique that helps you gain control over your eating habits. Through developing awareness of your experiences, physical cues and feelings about food, it has been shown to cause weight loss, reduce binge eating and help you feel better.
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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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Muscular Endurance
Muscular endurance is defined as the ability of a muscle to repeatedly apply a consistent force over a prolonged period of time. You might consider muscular endurance as "stamina". Some exercises that will increase muscular endurance include sit-ups, squats, push-ups and others
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Muscular Strength
Muscular strength is different than muscular endurance. Endurance refers to how long you can perform a task. ie; stamina. Strength refers to how vigorous that muscle is. What is the maximum force that muscle can apply in a single effort?  Some benefits of muscular strength include preventing bone loss, decreasing risk of injury and more
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Myobrace
Myobrace® is a preventive orthodontic treatment that corrects jaw and tooth misalignment in children aged six to seventeen. Treatment involves wearing a removable oral appliance for one to two hours a day and overnight. The dentist will also lay out a program of oral exercises to correct habits such as incorrect swallowing, tongue thrusting, and thumb sucking. The treatment can also decrease teeth grinding, jaw joint disorders, breathing problems and bad posture. It also expands the airways for better oxygen intake which can result in improved sleep and better overall health. The appliance and exercises help retrain the muscles of the mouth to exert their forces as nature intended. Myobrace treatment addresses the root cause of the problem in developing jaws and often reduces or eliminates the need for braces.
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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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NAD
Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) is a metabolic co-enzyme that regulates metabolism and structuring, repairing, and remodeling every cell in the body. NAD IV Infusion Therapy helps to diminish the symptoms of chemical dependency, emotional disorders and chronic stress by nourishing cells, resetting the body’s metabolism and restoring brain function back to a functional state of balance.
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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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Natural and Alternative Care
Natural therapies are health treatments that are not standard in Western medical practices. Whereas traditional medicine treats symptoms and problems, alternative medicine uses non-drug remedies that rely on the body's innate healing abilities. These therapies focus on cause and prevention, strengthening the immune system, and maintaining overall health.
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Naturopathy
Naturopathy, also referred to as Naturopathic Medicine, 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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Network Chiropractic
Network Care is a powerful tool for reclaiming your health & wellness. Network Chiropractic works with your body to quickly, gently and easily release the underlying causes of tension and stress in your body. NSA heals physical, emotional and mental problems by literally undoing damage from the past.
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Neural Reset Therapy
Muscles are controlled by the nervous system. With proper application of NRT, the therapist briefly stimulates the receptors embedded in the selected muscle by asking for a position to be held or moved in a direction. The therapist taps on a muscle in such a way as to cause these receptors (detectors of pressure, vibration, stretching, speed of movement) to send a special message to the spinal cord. This action resets the nervous system to – within seconds - release a muscle from excessive tension. With the release, the knots, pain, and tightness are gone. Joint mobility and posture are improved.
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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 – Integrative
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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Nutrigenomics
Nutrigenetics is the connection on how your genes and your nutrition connect. Nutrigenomics is the scientific study of foods and gene expression. It takes into effect how food intake and lifestyle influence gene interactions. The differences in genes among people affects nutrient requirements, metabolism and the response to nutrition and dietary interventions, necessitating personalized recommendations.
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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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Occipital Drop
The Occipital Drop is a mechanism in which one can measure the body’s wisdom. In response to a challenge, the occipital bone (along with the mastoid process of the temporal) appears to drop or lower on one side. To detect this, hands are placed on either side of the head to determine the relative position. The mechanism of action remains unknown.
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OligoScan
OligoScan is a simple, painless and non-invasive procedure that uses spectrophotometry to measure the optical density of the trace elements, minerals and heavy metals present in the tissues. This information can be used for supplement needs, correcting imbalances, detoxifying metals and addressing health issues.
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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 – Dental
Use in dental care, ozone may be used in the form of an oral rinse before dental procedures to disinfect the area. It may also be a primary treatment for dental caries (cavities), gum disease, and as an additional treatment for root canal therapy to destroy the microorganisms lurking in the dentinal tubules of the “dead” tooth.  It may also be effective in treating "cavitations" or hidden jawbone infections.
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Ozone Therapy – General
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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Ozone Therapy – Medical
Ozone therapy, a treatment that purifies blood cells, is routinely used for numerous medical disorders including osteomyelitis, rheumatoid arthritis, cellulitis, acne, allergies, sinusitis, Parkinson’s Disease, hepatitis, AIDS, and oral infections. Ozone stimulates the body’s natural immune defenses and improves blood flow. It is capable of destroying disease-causing microorganisms such as viruses, fungi, and bacteria.
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Pain Management – 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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Palmer Package
The Palmer Package is a set of chiropractic adjusting tools and techniques that include Diversified, Thompson, Gonstead, and Toggle Recoil.
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Panoramic X-Rays
A Panoramic X-Ray gives the dentist a “snapshot” or overview of the entire mouth and jaws including: all the teeth, the TMJ and the sinus cavity. It uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to capture the entire mouth in one image. It is commonly performed by dentists and oral surgeons in everyday practice and may be used to plan treatment for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
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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 Services – Integrative
Integrative pediatricians address 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 that avoid antibiotics. They heavily consider nutrition  as well as the home environment. Counseling may be 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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Personal Training
Holistic personal training optimizes health by restoring inner and outer strength. You can expect a customized program for your mind, body and soul. The trainer not only focuses on daily physical habits, nutrition, and physical activity, but also how you cope with stress, self-limiting behavior, distractions, goals and desires, obstacles and barriers - including time, motivation, and social support. Sessions may include mindfulness practice, strength, balance, flexibility and mentoring.
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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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Phase Contrast Microscopy
Live bacteria that are associated with periodontal disease can be identified using an oral phase contrast microscope. A sample of plaque from under the gum can display the types of active organisms present before bone loss around the tooth occurs. The normal bacteria seen in the pockets are cocci. As the disease process advances, rods and vibrio develop. In the more advanced stages, spirochetes are identified. The most advanced cases have amoebas, clustered spirochetes, and trichomonads. When a patient looks at the microscopic sample on the TV monitor and sees active bacteria, they understand how their treatment is progressing.
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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 – Integrative
Integrative Physical Therapists treat the whole body and not just its 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 Fibrin
Platelet rich fibrin is a by-product of blood that is exceptionally rich in platelets and growth factors. It is used to expedite the post-procedure healing process and is completely safe. A small amount of blood comes from the patient’s own body and is placed in a centrifuge where red blood cells, white blood cells, growth factors and platelets are separated. Fortified platelets and growth factors are placed back in the body at the site where it is needed. In dentistry, it is useful for bone grafting, repairs of fistulas between the mouth and sinus cavity, and bone repair from cysts or extraction sites.
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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 – Integrative
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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Pregnancy & Birth Services
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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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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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is a non-invasive FDA-approved approach to pain management that uses magnets to create pulsing, moving energy. The charge of the cell membrane is affected by magnetic fields, causing the membrane channels to open. Nutrients are then able to enter the cell more easily and the cellular waste is more easily removed, helping to rebalance and restore optimum function of the cell. When sufficient cells are restored, the whole body is able to function in a better way.
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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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Quantum Touch
Quantum-Touch is the touch-based healing technique that uses breathing and body-focusing techniques of both practitioner and client, to raise one's energy levels and bringing them into harmony to allow the body to heal itself. The technique can be used in tandem with all other healing modalities, including Western medicine. Once energy is balanced, the healer can correct posture and alignment, reduce pain and inflammation, help balance emotional distress, and even heal pets.
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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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Regression Therapy
Also known as Life Regression or Past Life Regression Therapy, Regression Therapy is a way- through a specialized form of hypnosis - to re-experience your memories of childhood or of some other life you may have led. The experience is always in your control and helps you reach a deeper understanding to challenges within relationships, resolve life lessons or patterns, and possibly heal health concerns that may have originated through soul wounds experienced in prior lifetimes. By bringing these memories into conscious awareness, pent-up energy or emotional blockages, that keep you stuck in a troubled state are released or diffused. This form of therapy enhances other forms of healing such as psychotherapy which helps you to better understand and thrive in your future.
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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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Remote Healing
The same techniques energy healers use in-person can also be carried out through distance or remote healing. It is done with focus and intent using such therapies ad Reiki and Quantum Touch.
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Respiratory/Pulmonary Services – Integrative
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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Restorative Touch
Certified Restorative Touch™ Practitioners clear and balance chakras, calibrate their client’s energy field to their highest potential, and cultivate their client’s vitality by strengthening the flow of their personal essence. Clarity, self-knowledge and a sense of how to proceed in pursuing creative endeavors or resolving life’s challenges often result from just one Restorative Touch™ session. The technique can be used on pets and to restore the vitality of spaces.
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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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Rossiter Stretching
The Rossiter System is a two-person pin-and stretch release technique that quickly restores connective tissue to its natural, healthy state. It addresses structural pain and restriction of movement at its source, the body’s fascia, ligaments, tendons, collagen and elastin. Pain relief, increased range of motion, improved circulation and nerve conduction are all end results of the Rossiter System workouts.
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Sacro Occipital Technique
Sacro-Occipital Technique is a gentle chiropractic modality that focuses on the cerebrospinal fluid pumping mechanism that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. SOT promotes optimal healing for the spine, pelvis, cranium, organs, extremities, nervous system, brain and muscles. These techniques help to promote balance, neurological integrity and general function of the organs and spine. It is appropriate for a range of musculoskeletal conditions, headaches, extremity pain as well as other internal issues including digestive, reproductive, and hypertensive problems.
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Salt Therapy
Salt therapy, AKA Halotherapy, is a natural therapy that has been practiced for over 100 years. It involves relaxing in a specialized room filled with breathable dry salt particles which the person deeply inhales into the lungs to help loosen congestion, increase oxygen intake and cleanse the airways of smoke, dust, pollution, pollens and other allergens. It is thought that the salt particles kill off microorganisms in the lungs, reducing inflammation and decreasing mucus. Benefits lung conditions such as COPD, bronchitis, allergies and asthma. When the salt lands on the skin it can also help to improve your skin health and relieve the symptoms of certain skin conditions. Discuss with your health provider for guidance.
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Sedation 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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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 health services help with 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. This modality of healing employs education and counseling, and involves 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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Smudging
Smudging is an ancient practice used for energy clearing and healing. A smudge ritual or ceremony is performed in Feng Shui practice, many native American traditions, and alternative healing practices. It involves burning selected herbs or other materials in a manner that fills the home or other space with the fragrance of the smoke, and it is thought to clear negative energy and replenish positive healing energy.
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Snore Appliance
Oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A specially trained dentist will custom-fit an oral sleep appliance can improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health. Worn only during sleep, an oral appliance fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer and supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway.
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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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Space Clearing
Space clearing or cleansing is an ancient and simple procedure where the home, office or other space is energetically cleared that harmonizes and balances the flow of energy in spaces at very deep levels. This can be done moving into a new space or when the home or office doesn’t feel like a peaceful environment. Visible manifestations of imbalance show up as excess clutter, health issues, sleep disturbances, financial difficulties, depression, brain fog, crankiness, worry or fear. Anytime you feel unsettled in your space, like something is off, tensions are mounting, you feel chronic lethargy and uninspired, this is a good indicator that feng shui space clearing may break the endless-loop cycle and negative stress patterns - promoting better health, wellbeing, greater clarity and ease.
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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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Spinal Decompression (Non-Surgical)
Spinal decompression therapy is a modern traction procedure that can be a successful, non-surgical alternative treatment for relieving low back, neck pain, and radiating arm and leg pain. Spinal decompression therapy is an effective treatment for herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, post-surgical patients, fact syndrome, spinal stenosis.
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Spinning
A spin class is a high intensity cycling workout that generally takes place on a stationary machine with a heavy, weighted flywheel that is linked to the pedals. Not only does a Spin class benefit your muscles—everything from your legs to your core—but it’s also a great low-impact cardiovascular workout, which improves your blood flow, increases your stamina, boosts your mood, and prevents against chronic issues.
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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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Sports Performance Counseling
Unlike sports psychology, which focuses primarily on game-time performance, sports counselors take a more holistic approach by also paying attention to the mental well-being and pyscho-emotional needs of athletes. Elite athletes understand their physical ability will only take them so far within their sport. The edge that many athletes crave can be gained through a strong mindset and the ability to overcome challenges, embrace setbacks, and develop a focus that enables the athlete to find their optimal zone of performance.
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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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Strain-Counterstrain
Originally called “positional release technique” was developed in 1955 by an osteopathic physician named Lawrence Jones. Strain and Counterstrain is a manual therapy technique, meaning the clinicians only uses their hands to treat muscle and joint pain and dysfunction. It can be used for the very acute traumas (i.e., sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, ankle sprains, post-surgical, etc.) to the more chronic (i.e., osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, TMJ pain, headaches, etc.).
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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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Stretching
Stretching can be defined as a form of exercise where specific muscles or tendons are stretched to improve its elasticity. The goal of stretching is to achieve a more normal, comfortable muscle tone, resulting in more flexibility and range of motion. Stretching enhances general fitness, movement and neuromuscular coordination
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Swimming
Swimming involves moving one's entire body through the resistance of water. It will increase your heart rate, so it is a good cardio exercise. Swimming does not put pressure on bones and joints. Other benefits include building endurance and muscle strength, maintaining weight and alleviating stress
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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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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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Tarot Reading
The Tarot is a symbolic map of consciousness that encompasses our journey through life, both spiritually and practically. Tarot cards have pictures, symbols, and numbers printed on them. Tarot reading is the practice of divining wisdom and guidance through a specific spread (or layout) of Tarot cards. The cards are meant to give guidance and provide insight into the innermost truths of your higher self.
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TAT (TAPAS Acupressure Technique)
TAT (stands for Tapas Acupressure Technique) Developer Tapas Fleming writes that TAT "is a process which focuses the user on a series of statements while holding acupressure points that connect all physical, mental, emotional and spiritual parts of them....... TAT helps to heal the emotional causes of trauma, physical illnesses, phobias, negative beliefs and negative patterns."
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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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Theta Healing
When you heal the thoughts and emotions that are not contributing to the expansion of your life, you heal the physical body. Theta Healing is a powerful technique that combines science and spirituality to identify and instantly transform deeply held blocks, negative beliefs and trauma in the unconscious mind.
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Toggle Recoil
Toggle Recoil (HIO) technique is a specific and gentle chiropractic technique used to correct the positioning of the upper cervical vertebra, Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2), without the use of any twisting, bending, or cracking of the neck.
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Torque Release
Torque Release uses a gentle touch and light thrusting by hand or small, hand-held instrument called an Integrator. This low-force adjusting method allows the nervous system to better integrate and understand the new corrective information and to process it throughout the spinal cord and brain. The primary intent of Torque Release Technique is to reduce blockages and tension of the entire spinal system, to release trapped, unresolved patterns, facilitate reintegration of the nervous system allowing a greater expression of your health.
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Total Body Modification
TBM (Total Body Modification) is a system of healing that has grown out of acupuncture, naturopathy, radionics and chiropractic. TBM allows imbalances or stressed areas in the body to be detected through muscle testing and tapping specific body points. The practitioner will then stimulate a specific area or areas of the spine in a specific manner in an attempt to stimulate the neurons in the brain to repolarize (fix the fuse) and allow the brain to regain control of the body and guide it back to health.
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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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Touch Point Therapy
The aim of Touch Point Therapy is to release trigger points in muscles at the point of pain. Trigger points become active when a muscle is distressed from physical or from emotional pain. A buildup of lactic acid results as well as inflammation and circulation problems to the area. Pressure, using hands or wands, is applied directly at the trigger point site which breaks up the muscle fibers and releases the toxins. This then allows for repair, pain relief and release of the muscle memory associated with the injury.
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Traction
Traction is a common chiropractic technique that involves the prolonged stretching of joints and ligaments to relieve neural pressure. It is an attempt to “open up” spinal subluxations, or abnormalities, and gradually shift them back into their proper alignment so that nerve compression is eliminated.
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Traditional 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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Tragerwork
Trager® bodywork helps to change habits and limiting patterns that have resulted from injury, accidents, illness, stress, persistent trauma or congenital conditions. The practitioners use touch and gentle, pleasurable movements that easily release tension, tightness, and pain from your body. The sessions allow you to move more freely, feel deeply relaxed, and have greater mental clarity. The effects are deep and long-lasting.
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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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TrapEAZE Technique
The TrapEAZE Technique® is a 4-step upper back pain relief procedure. This life changing treatment works by methodically reaching down to the root cause of upper back pain session after session. TrapEAZE Technique® trained practitioners start treating the cause of upper back pain starting from the very first treatment. This time tested all natural treatment is 100% non-invasive, non-surgical, and non-opioid.
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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 – Integrative
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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Veterinary Services – Holistic
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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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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Water Aerobics
Water aerobics is a form of exercise that is done in shallow water, usually a swimming pool. Using the resistance of water is ideal for individuals who have mobility problems. Benefits include building cardiovascular strength and stamina, flexibility, burning fat and helps the healing of muscles and joints
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Weight Management
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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Weight Training
Weight training is a method for developing muscular strength and increasing the size of skeletal muscles. Muscle mass lessens with age. If you don't replace the lost muscle mass, an increase in fat will result. Some benefits of weight training include building strong bones, maintain weight, manage chronic conditions, improve thinking and enhance quality of life
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Wonder Method
The Wonder Method™ shifts you at the foundational level; the physical, the emotional and the spiritual. It is like pushing a reset button for your life. You can then use these tools to affect the most basic aspects of your health, and your relationship with your entire world.
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Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy is a generalized practice of physical postures, breath, and meditation; basically a well rounded workout for the body and the mind. Yoga therapy is a tailored practice using the tools of yoga: physical postures, breath-work, meditation and philosophy to address an individual's needs from a bio-psycho-social and spiritual perspective. In combination with other medical modalities, yoga therapy offers space for healing through the lens of self-awareness, self-care and self-efficacy to support quality of life and overall well being.
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Yoga-All
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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Yoga-Anusara
The word “anusara” means “flowing with grace”. Anusara Yoga is a modern yoga form that embraces more than 260 poses to practice. All the asanas can be primarily categorized into three types: 1) Attitude, 2) Alignment and 3) Action. Attitude focuses on connecting a heart to all movements. Alignment is to make awareness of how different parts of your body are internally connected. Action is to realize the flow of energy within your body. Anusara yoga helps us with self-examination, discovery and being open to new ideas.
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Yoga-Ashtanga
Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
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Yoga-Bikram
Bikram Yoga uses 26 postures that work every part of the body, to give all the internal organs, all the veins, all the ligaments, and all the muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and maximum function. This hot yoga of 26 poses and two breathing exercises practiced in a room heated to approximately 105 degrees and 40 percent humidity, reduces stress, builds strength, and increases flexibility.
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Yoga-Hatha
Hatha Yoga, as a form of exercise, develops strength, flexibility, bodily relaxation, and mental concentration. Poses (asanas) are held for a few breaths (pranayama) and because of its gentle style and slower pace, is a good class for beginners.
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Yoga-Iyengar
Iyengar Yoga is the practice of precision. Poses are held for long periods and often modified with props such as yoga blocks. This method is designed to systematically cultivate strength, flexibility, stability, and awareness, and can be therapeutic for specific conditions.
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Yoga-Jivamukti
Jivamukti Yoga incorporates chanting, meditation, pranayama, philosophy, and music into a vigorous flowing asana, or vinyasa, practice.
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Yoga-Kundalini
Kundalini Yoga is an uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices that incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation, and the chanting of mantras. This physically and mentally challenging practice is intended to break through internal barriers, release untapped energy, build physical vitality and increase consciousness (self-awareness).
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Yoga-Prenatal
Prenatal Yoga is a practice uniquely designed for pregnancy. Prenatal Yoga can help support expectant moms emotionally and physically. With an emphasis on breathing, stamina, pelvic floor work, restorative poses, and core strength, Prenatal Yoga can help you become more resilient during and after pregnancy.
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Yoga-Restorative
A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. These restorative yoga poses will calm and reset your entire body and mind to prepare you for ultimate relaxation in Corpse Pose.
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