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Acupressure

Hands-on balancing of emotional and physical energy.

Acupuncture

A technique similar to acupressure, except that fine needles are inserted at specific points along the meridians just under the skin to stimulate, disperse and balance the flow or energy, relieve pain, and treat a variety of chronic, acute and degenerative conditions. Penetrates and stimulates specific points in the body to restore normal energetic balance.

In 1997, the National Institutes of Health officially recognized acupuncture as an effective treatment for pain and nausea. Acupuncturists insert specially made needles into specific points to stimulate the body's natural energy. Licensed in Washington and more than 30 other states, acupuncturists work as independent providers of health care for a range of conditions from pain management to women's health problems.

Acutonics

The application of tuning forks and the use of different sound intervals to create increased motion and balance in the body’s muscular and energetic systems.

Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a means of awareness through the very precise mechanism of the body. Effortful habits are replaced by graceful patterns of ease. The process integrates thinking and moving so that response to stimuli can be expansive, alive and as effortless as you choose.

Amazonian Flower Essence

The use of flowers and plants to treat human beings. Used to address spiritual, mental, emotional as well as physical problems. Created with aqueous extracts of the fresh flowers of various plants, combined with brandy as a preservative.

BodyTalk

A highly effective system of accessing the body’s innate wisdom to heal itself. It does this through reestablishing or enhancing communication between all aspects of the body/mind complex in order of priority, resulting in healing from the inside out.

The body is a complex organism performing billions of synchronized biochemical processes every second to maintain proper functioning. When a body is operating at its best, each system, organ and body part, down to the cellular level are in constant communication with one another at all times.

Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, environmental influences, accidents, trauma, diet and other factors, these lines of communication can become compromised which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental health.

Reconnecting these lines of communication then enables the body's mechanisms to function at optimal levels, thus preventing disease and rapidly accelerating the healing process.

BodyTalk can be used as a stand-alone system to treat many health problems, or seamlessly integrated into any health care system to increase its effectiveness and promote faster healing. BodyTalk’s major assets are that it’s safe, effective and non-invasive.

Chi-Nei Tsang

Chi Nei Tsang practitioners are trained in Chi-Kung and work mainly on the abdomen with deep, soft and gentle touch, to train internal organs to work more efficiently and also address unprocessed emotional charges. All of the body systems are addressed: digestion, respiration, lymph, nervous, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, skeleto-muscular and the acupuncture energy system (Chi).

Chinese Acupuncture

Based on the classic texts of Nei Jing and Nan Jing. The practitioner is well versed in many effective empirical points, and in the theories of yin and yang, and the five phases. He is able to assess and balance the excess and deficiency of the fourteen meridians of the body. A good practitioner is able to work outside the fourteen channels as well. Chinese Acupuncture is effective in ameliorating many painful conditions and treating many internal diseases.

Chinese Herbs

Highly effective in treating various symptoms and diseases. Their effectiveness is a reflection of the herbalist's knowledge and skill. To use Chinese Herbs well, the practitioner must systematically match the patient's symptoms to the herbs, and be well versed in classical texts such as Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue. For mild cases, concentrated powders of these herbs, known as granules, are used for their convenience. For more severe cases, raw herbs, that require cooking, are necessary.

Continuum Movement

Continuum is at the same time a philosophical, scientific, artistic, musical, poetic, and spiritual concept, a cosmology, and an advanced state of consciousness.

Craniosacral Therapy

A gentle form of treatment which enhances the function of every system in the body through balancing the craniosacral rhythm. Craniosacral Therapy (CST) practitioners listen to the body's subtle fluid impulses and rhythms.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber's of the muscles, tendons and fascia.

The purpose is to "unstick" the fibers of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

Emotional Freedom Technique

A highly affective form of Energy Psychology. It gently discharges emotional trauma, fears, and limiting beliefs by tapping on specific acupressure points while talking through specific emotional triggers. Scientific studies have shown that EFT is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress, once these stressors are reduced or removed the bodymind can naturally heal itself. EFT has been known to remove specific phobias such as fear of flying in just one to two sessions. It is being recognized and utilized around the world for issues ranging from PTSD, fears and phobias, addictions, physical ailments, business coaching, finances, relationships, and personal growth.

Emotional Integration

As injured tissue releases and begins the healing process, emotions and memory from a cellular level may emerge thus needing to integrate the past with the present somatic experience.

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