Acupuncture and Herbs

Patricia Singer, MS, LAc

Hongwei Zhang, LAc

Acupuncture is a 5,000 year-old medical practice which alleviates pain and increases immune response by balancing the flow of vital life energy throughout the body. It is a system of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning by inserting very fine needles at precise acupuncture points. This classical Chinese healing practice balances the flow of the body's energy through channels called meridians. When these meridians become obstructed, giving rise to symptoms of pain and illness, the insertion of needles restores health by balancing the flow of energy. Acupuncture is used to relieve symptoms of numerous conditions as well as to promote general health and well being.


Practitioners of this range of therapies find blockages or stagnations in the energy field in and around the body and restore its proper circulation and balance, stimulating the body's innate healing capacity. The practitioner uses subtle touch or holding on specific points to harmonize the flow of energy through the body and to enhance the body's structural balance. Energywork is effective in promoting the healing of many conditions and promoting well-being on all levels. Some types of energy work are Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Integrated Energy Therapy, Reflexology. Energetic healing takes a holistic approach that looks beyond the physical to manipulating the subtle energy systems (meridians, auric bodies, chakras, nadis) where the cause of the dis-ease can be located.


Massage Therapy

Elizabeth Navarra, LMT

This is a general term covering a variety of disciplines for the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes - Swedish, Shiatsu, trigger point, neuromuscular - with roots in both Eastern and Western cultures. Massage improves the function of the body's connective tissues and/or muscles. Among conditions alleviated by massage are whiplash, low back and neck pain, and degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis. It involves the practice of kneading or otherwise manipulating muscles or other soft tissue with the intent of increasing circulation and detoxification, reducing physical and emotional stress and increasing general wellness.


Meditation

Beth Leas

Meditation is an easy and simple way to balance a person's physical, emotional, and mental states. It is easily learned and has been used as an aid in treating stress, anxiety, pain management, and as part of an overall treatment for other conditions including hypertension and heart disease. Research shows that meditation decreases the heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen consumption, and even decreases blood pressure.


Nutritional Counseling

Annika Kahm, M.S.

Nutritional Counseling provides assessment of caloric and nutritional needs, education about hunger and separating physical eating from emotional eating. A clinical nutritionist will challenge erroneous beliefs and thought patterns, address fear of fat, normal vs. compulsive exercise, practicing prevention of binging/purging and help you attain healthy expectations and goals.


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