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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.

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