Holistic medicine is based on the belief that unconditional love and support is the most powerful healer and a person is ultimately responsible for his or her own health and well-being. It is important to look at the totality of a person: mind, body and spirit. Other principles of holistic medicine include the following:
(Excerpted from: WebMD)
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Considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science, Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Ayurveda identifies three basic types of energy or functional principles that are present in everyone and everything; vata, pitta and kapha. Vata is the energy of movement; pitta is the energy of digestion or metabolism and kapha, the energy of lubrication and structure. The cause of disease is viewed as a lack of proper cellular function due to an excess or deficiency of vata, pitta or kapha, or by the presence of toxins. Ayurveda maintains that all life must be supported by energy in balance. When there is minimal stress and the flow of energy within a person is balanced, the body’s natural defense systems will be strong and can more easily defend against disease. Source: Ayurveda.com
BodyMind Coaching is the process of tuning into the body, its intuition, and its gut feeling so one can truly listen to what it is saying. The objective of BodyMind coaching is to support clients in identifying the root cause of stress and help them create new daily habits or patterns to better manage the stress and pain in their life. During BodyMind Coaching sessions, practitioners evaluate the current habits or patterns that are keeping individuals stuck in a negative feedback loop and use physiology and intuition to establish new neural pathways. It is often combined with therapeutic massage, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations. Source: Honumn.com. Contact Business Member Gail Cooper-Turner at Align Health to learn more.
Breathwork is a gentle yet powerful breathing technique that releases stress and toxins from the body. The purpose of breathwork is to increase your energy level for the purpose of experiencing more ease and pleasure in your life. This breathing technique taps into 4 parts of the mind and body: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. A Breathwork Coach is; a professionally trained facilitator who will guide your breath in a way that enables you to process what occurs during a session, will guide and support you through memories that surface or physical sensations you may experience during a session, is highly skilled at helping you trace complex issues in your life to the origins of your subconscious mind, can suggest tools that will help you find solutions and resolutions to issues that arise in your life. Each session with a breathwork coach involves a consultation and approximately an hour of connected breathing. In the consultation your breathwork coach can discuss with you where you are in your life now and how to best support you. Your breathwork coach will collect information from you with the goal of supporting you in resolving current issues and changing undesirable patterns in your life. Source: Breathworkers.com. Check out Kelly Walden and at Breathworkers.com to learn more.
Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT)
Compassionate Integrity Training (CIT) is a multi-part training program that cultivates basic human values as skills for the purpose of increasing individual, social and environmental flourishing. By covering a range of skills from self-regulation and self-compassion to compassion for others and engagement with complex systems, CIT focuses on and builds towards compassionate integrity: the ability to live one’s life in accordance with one’s values with a recognition of common humanity, our basic orientation to kindness, and reciprocity. Source: Compassionateintegrity.org
Depending on the method, energy healing focuses on the life force that flows through all of us; that force that dictates our mood, health, energy, and ability to connect with other beings. The learnings and breakthroughs in quantum physics have brought the understanding of the pervasiveness of energy to the forefront of western thought. Not only do our bodies consist of and run on energy in every aspect of their function, but there is an omnipresent field of energy throughout the universe that is now being studied via quantum field theory. This universal energy known to eastern cultures and the newly discovered quantum field are talking about the same thing, disagreeing simply over semantics. Influencing this flow of energy by implementing physical and mental awareness and intention, can bring about profound and replicable results. Through meditation, physical touch, and exercise our energy bodies can be altered to provide higher states of health, consciousness and, you guessed it, energy. Energy healing techniques can help you find an approach that is right for you and lead you on a path to healing and sustained health, either as a primary or supplemental modality. Some examples include qigong, acupuncture, reflexology, chakra healing and reiki. Source: Gaia. Contact our Business Members Becca Wineka with Just Be Wellness or Laura Cardwell at Quantum Integrative Solutions to learn more.
Naturopathic Medicine is a distinct primary health care profession that combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Naturopathic physicians are trained as primary care providers who diagnose, treat and manage patients with acute and chronic conditions, while addressing disease and dysfunction at the level of body, mind and spirit. They concentrate on whole patient wellness through health promotion and disease prevention, attempting to find the underlying cause of the patient’s condition. Naturopathic physicians provide individualized evidence-informed therapies that balance the least harmful and most effective approaches to help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. Contact Business Member Eli English, ND to learn more.
PSYCH-K, or Psychological Kinesiology, is a self-help tool with the goal of changing beliefs in the subconscious mind. Subconscious beliefs are often the “invisible” cause of self-sabotaging behaviors. The PSYCH-K program focuses on changing subconscious beliefs with the hope of likewise changing behavior, feelings and interpretations in life. This enables the individual to change his state of mind at the first indication of stress. In a PSYCH-K session, kinesiology is used to communicate with the subconscious mind. Specific body postures and movements cause neuron firings in both hemispheres of the brain, creating a state in which change can more readily occur. Source: psychology.wikia.org
A psychic isn’t necessarily a medium, but a medium is a psychic. Psychics tune into the energy of people or objects by feeling or sensing elements of their past, present and future. Simply put, psychics rely on their basic sense of intuition and psychic ability to gather information for the person being read. Mediums take it a step further. A medium uses his or her psychic or intuitive abilities to see the past, present and future events of a person by tuning into the spirit energy surrounding that person. This means mediums rely on the presence of non-physical energy outside of themselves for the information relevant to the person being read. Source: Oprah.com
Social and emotional learning (SEL)
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. – The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) Source: Apertureed.com
Skilled sound healers use certain frequencies to balance our chakras and heal us. When sound waves reach our ears, they are converted into electrical signals that travel up the auditory nerve and trigger responses in our body. This process alters our emotions, releases hormones and builds a stronger connection between the right and left hemispheres or our brains.
Specialized Kinesiology is based on the belief that the body stores all information, like a computer. Much of this information is subconscious — we often react to things without really having any idea why we feel the way we do. A muscle test is used as an indicator of what is happening on a deeper level in the body. This information can be accessed if the right question is asked and, simultaneously, the right muscle monitor is done. The body always knows what’s wrong and usually knows how to fix it — we just need to listen. Source: Medium.com. Contact our Business Members Becca Wineka with Just Be Wellness or Laura Cardwell at Quantum Integrative Solutions to learn more.
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