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believes in five great elements: earth, water, fire, air and space forming the universe and that all things in the universe (both living and nonliving) are joined together. Ayurvedic Medicine states that every human being contains elements that can be found in the universe and that good health is obtained if one’s mind and body are in harmony, along with one’s interaction with the universe is natural and wholesome. Ayurvedic treatments rely heavily on herbs and plants including oils and spices. Ayurvedic goals include eliminating impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, and reducing worry and increasing harmony in one’s life. An Ayurveda practitioner has at least 5 years of training and can earn either a bachelor’s or doctoral degree.
addresses how to prevent, slow, or reverse the effects of aging. Anti-aging focuses on preventative healthcare, early detection and the reversal of aging-related diseases. Anti-aging is evidence based and represented by advances in the fields of biochemistry, biology, physiology, mind/body medicine, sports medicine, molecular genetics and other new medical technologies.
(AK) is a practice of using manual muscle-strength testing for medical diagnosis and determining prescribed therapy. AK provides feedback on the functional status of the body and is used as a diagnostic technique.
uses essential oils and other aromatic compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a person’s mood or health. Aromatherapy is used to help alleviate stress, skin irritations, depression and anxiety.
involves measuring a persons quantifiable bodily functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, brain activity, skin temperature, sweat gland activity, and muscle tension, conveying the information to the person in real-time. This information is then used to teach the individual how to control certain body functions and their responses. Biofeedback is a non-invasive therapy that treats many physical and mental health problems.
Also known as BHT Bioidentical hormone therapy: Treatment with hormone medications that contain hormones that have the same chemical formula as those made naturally in the body, referred to by many as "bioidentical" hormones. In medicine and physiology, a "bioidentical" compound (e.g. hormones) is a laboratory-synthesized molecule whose structure is identical to a compound that the human body produces naturally. Conversely, "non-bioidentical" compounds are those molecules that, whether made in a lab or extracted directly from a non-human organism, function like human body compounds but have a different molecular structure. Bioidentical hormones are created from compounds derived from naturally-occurring plant products and are typically taken in the form of creams or gels.
or colonic irrigation involves flushing out the colon with water, sometimes mixed with herbs, supplements or fiber with the purpose to remove fecal waste and unidentified toxins from the colon and intestinal tract.
pertains to veritable (physical) and putative( energy fields. Within these two fields there are a variety of different types of therapies including electromagetic therapy, cymatic therapy, homeopathy, therapuetic touch, qi gong, acupuncture in which therapies vary widely in philosophy, approach, and origin. Energy medicine proposes that imbalances within the body’s “energy field” results in illness, and that by re-balancing the body’s energy filed health can be restored.
practices herbal medicine which is the use of plants and plant extracts, in a variety of forms for therapeutic value to help treat physical and mental disorders. People on all continents have used herbal medicine in some form. An herbalist prescribes specific herbs along with dietary changes, exercise and other therapies to help the healing process.
Healing Touch (Therapeutic Touch)
is an energy therapy claimed to promote healing and reduce pain and anxiety by practitioners placing hands on or near the patient they can detect and manipulate the patient’s putative energy field. Healing touch uses gentle touch to balance your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Healing touch is used in hospitals, long term care facilities, private practices, hospices, and spas. Healing touch practitioners must go through a certification process.
philosophy centers on attaining an inner relationship with a personalized program catered to the individual without the usual loud music and bright lights associated with most gyms.
is the practice of soft tissue manipulation and there are over 80 types of massage therapy. In all of the types therapists rub, press, and manipulate the muscles with the intent to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas and decrease pain.
is a mental discipline by which one attempts to focus their attention and suspend the stream of thoughts that normally occur in the mind. The goal is to get into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness. Meditation refers to turning your attention to a single point of reference such as on a mantra (a specially chosen word or set of words), an object, or the breath. There are many different meditative disciplines with a wide range of goals -- from achievement of a higher state of consciousness, to greater focus, creativity or self-awareness, or simply a more relaxed and peaceful frame of mind.
is no-touch energy healing that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body’s energy process. Prana means life-force and is believed that all individuals receive prana from the food eaten, water drank, and air breathed. The amount of prana possessed can be increased by ones individual actions such as deep breathing, visualization, etc. or received as a “gift” from others. The practitioner can give prana to the individual focusing on afflicted areas with the goal to heal.
or zone therapy, is the act of applying pressure to on parts of the feet, and sometimes hands and ears, with the goal of positively effecting other parts of the body, or to improve general health. The underlying theory behind reflexology is that areas on the feet, hands and ears (called reflexes) correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body.
is a form of energy medicine involving a practitioner placing their hands lightly on or just above the person receiving treatment, with the goal of assisting the person’s own healing response. Reiki is used for relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief with the goal to improve overall health. The practitioner places their hands palm down over specific areas of the body for about 2-5 minutes at each position until the flow of energy has slowed or stopped. Reiki is performed in healthcare settings such as hospitals, medical offices and clinics.
is a business establishment that offers a variety of professional services devoted to enhancing overall well-being. There are a variety of types of spas such as day spa, destination spa, mineral spring spas, medical spa, etc.
is a mind-body form of exercise associated with physical postures, breathing techniques and mediation to control of the body. Multiple schools of yoga exist, all sharing the common goal of improved health.