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Personalized Health With Integrative Medicine

In order to achieve optimal health we need to ensure we take a holistic approach. It is important to take care of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health; each deserves an equal amount of attention.

The traditional health system is not setup to manage one’s health and well being in this holistic way. The Western Healthcare system is amazing in many ways, but due to the current state of health of our country’s people, the current system is based on reactive healthcare and is, unfortunately, overburdened.

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Reactive Healthcare

In the Western world, we have been raised to go straight to the Doctor if a health issue arises.  In many cases, the problem can be addressed and life continues on. But we often neglect to address the root cause of the issue and an unaddressed root problem can grow into a multitude of additional health problems don’t the road. In most cases, Western Medicine has the tools to address these additional health problems, but in ways that just deal with the symptoms, and not what is causing the symptoms. The reactive health care system is necessary, but it does not meet the needs of all the people. In order to attain optimal health one must balance their reactive health care treatments with proactive healthcare treatments.

Proactive Healthcare

Proactive healthcare takes many forms and is necessary for the maintenance of good health. Dealing with the symptoms is important, but we must also address the person’s needs that were not being met, ultimately, leading to the symptoms in the first place.

A classic example is when someone is prescribed antibiotics, but fail to replenish their beneficial bacteria throughout, and after, the treatment.

The antibiotics are an extremely effective reactive treatment while supplementing with probiotics is a very necessary form of proactive treatment.

Integrative Health Care

Integrative Medicine is the child of the two largest bodies of healing.

Reactive healthcare and proactive healthcare; Western medicine and Eastern medicine; Conventional medicine and Complementary medicine; Science and Intuition; Matter and Energy; The best of both worlds merge their DNA to create an offspring that provides a solution to many of the health challenges we face today…This offspring is called Integrative Medicine.

  • Integrative medicine is a blend, fusion, or hybrid of two major healing systems.
  • Integrative medicine is the solution to ensuring Canadians can heal, grow, and evolve into their full potential by getting to the root cause of illnesses and limiting beliefs.
  • Integrative medicine is a true example of the benefit of taking the middle path. It is the start of a beautiful relationship which unites the divide between two beneficial and necessary bodies of healing.

“The healing journey is not just about achieving optimal health, it is also about growing into fully mature human beings, and evolving with every lesson we learn along the way.“

Creating An Integrative Medicine Health Plan

Part of healing is taking full responsibility for our health. If something is not right, the body will let you know. Do not ignore these signs, but rather take action. Keep a close eye on all four aspects, both Physical, MentalEmotional, and Spiritual.

To ensure you are addressing all four aspects of your being, chances are you will need to receive healing, consulting, and/or wisdom from a variety of sources; this is the nature of integrative medicine.

To achieve the holistic support you need, you have two options:

  1. Look for an Integrative Medicine Clinic in your area
  2. Craft your own Integrative Medicine health plan with Crowd Wellness

Crowd Wellness is the number one resource for taking your health into your own hands by making it easy to create your own Integrative Health Plan.

Crowd Wellness provides an easy interface to search, and focus in on, the perfect Health Professionals, depending on one’s needs.

Choose from our vast array of Health Professionals and healing modalities and find different Health Professionals for different needs (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual).

Integrative Medicine In Canada

There is a problem within the health industry that most people have faced at least once in their life. The problem is that there is a divide between conventional medicine and alternative medicine. Both perform a function in our society but, because there is a divide, many may receive treatment that is excessive or insufficient when both sides aren’t taken into consideration.

Integrative medicine solves this problem by, well, integrating both conventional medicine and alternative medicine. With knowledge and wisdom coming from a variety of sources, holistic treatment plans can be created to treat the whole person’s needs.

Crowd Wellness is an online manifestation of Integrative Medicine as it includes all forms of healing; Western and Eastern, reactive and proactive, science and intuition.

“Part of the Healing Journey is about finding the healers, therapists, or guides that resonate most with you so that your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs are met.”

Some health centers are based on Integrative Medicine and they work well for some, but others prefer to seek out their own Health Professionals for differing and specific needs.

Crowd Wellness allows visitors to narrow in on the perfect person depending on their needs in that moment. Some connections will be life-long while others may be one-time healing sessions or appointments. This is all part of the journey.

By finding people to work with that cover different aspects of your being, you are crafting your own Integrative Health Plan and taking responsibility for your health. Crowd Wellness aims to make this process as simple and enjoyable as possible.

As it stands, visitors are able to search our vast database of the top Health Professionals in Canada by a multitude of convenient criteria:

  • For those who know what type of therapy they are seeking; they can search by ‘field of work’ (ie. Acupuncture, Naturopath, Physiotherapist)
  • For those who have a specific condition that needs to be addressed; they can search by ‘conditions treated’ (ie. Depression, Neck Pain, Grief).
  • For those who feel more comfortable seeking help from a specific gender; they can search by ‘gender’ (ie. Male, Female, Other)
  • For those who have a disability that makes it difficult to leave the house; they can search by ‘skype/phone availability’.
  • For those who want to find someone that is located close to them; they can search the geographical location.

Use our filtered search page to find the perfect Health Professionals to ensure all your needs are met.

Integrative Medicine Healing Modalities

Acupuncture

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Origins Of Acupuncture

Legend has it that acupuncture was, among many great discoveries, accidental. A doctor/healer at the time had a patient that suffered from frozen shoulder. This patient was a soldier in the army and, at one point in battle, he was shot in the leg by an arrow. The wound was unfortunate, but the soldier no longer had frozen shoulder. Other patients with frozen shoulder wanted the doctor to test using an arrow on their leg, and so he did. This led to the discovery of meridians in the body.

Since that point in time, like most lasting healing modalities, Acupuncture has refined itself, from using an arrow to pierce the skin to using factory made, fine-pointed, and consistently sterile needles.

Acupuncture has a clearly recorded history of roughly 2,000 years, but some authorities claim that it has been practiced in China for some 4,000 years, which would date back to the Neolithic Age when flint spearheads were used in battle, backing up the story above, as well as the widespread belief that the practice of acupuncture began during the Stone Age when stone knives or sharp-edged tools we used.

TCM Modalities

  • Acupressure

  • Acupuncture

  • Acupuncture Point Injection

  • Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture

  • Biopuncture

  • Cupping

  • Detox Therapy

  • Electro-Acupuncture

  • Facial Rejuvenation

  • Gua Sha (Scraping)

  • Herbal Therapy

  • Laser Acupuncture

  • Moxibustion

  • Nutritional / Dietary Counselling

  • Qigong

  • Shiatsu

  • Shonishin (Pediatric Acupuncture)

  • Tai Chi

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Tui Na Massage

TCM Belief System

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is based on the belief that an energy, or ‘life force’, that flows through the entire body and all life forms.

TCM recognizes that there are major energy channels, called meridians and when these energy channels get blocked, or ‘stagnant’, illness results.

The life force described above is known as Qi (pronounced ‘chi’). It flows through the entire body but is recognized to be stronger, or more condensed, through specific major channels; each of these ‘meridians’ are associated with a specific organ of the body.

Practitioners who adhere to ancient beliefs about acupuncture believe that when Qi cannot flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. A traditional acupuncturist aims to correct this flow of Qi, and thereby restore the balance within the body, thereby, activating their own healing mechanisms.

They believe different points along the meridians have specific functions; some promote the movement of Qi up or down the body, some heat or cool and others balance or harmonize. However, due to the difficulty in testing this theory, there is no current scientific basis for the existence of Qi or meridians. This is not to say they do not exist.

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Acupuncture

  • Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Irritibility

  • Mania

  • Nightmares

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Acupuncture

  • Arthritis

  • Back Pain

  • Bunions / Bone Spurs

  • Cancer

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Constipation

  • Crohn’s Disease

  • Diabetes

  • Diarrhea

  • Headache / Migraine

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Hypertension

  • Indigestion

  • Infertility

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Joint Pain

  • Liver Disease

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Muscle Sprain / Weakness

  • Nausea

  • Neck Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Thyroid Conditions

Aromatherapy

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Origins Of Aromatherapy

The earliest evidence of human knowledge of the healing properties of plants was found in France. Cave paintings (carbon dated as far back as 18,000 BCE) in the Dordogne region suggest the use of medicinal plants in everyday life.

Evidence and recorded history have both shown that the Egyptians used aromatic oils as early as 4500 B.C.E. They became renowned for their knowledge of cosmetology, ointments and aromatic oils.

The use of aromatic oils was first recorded in China between 2697-2597 B.C.E during the reign of Huang Ti, the legendary Yellow Emperor. His famous book “The Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine” contains uses for several aromatics and is still considered a useful classic by practitioners of eastern medicine today.

India discovered the healing effects of essential oils around the same time as the Chinese, followed by Greece, Rome, Persia, and Europe. Little is known about the history of aromatherapy, or where it originated specifically, but the Egyptians are credited with developing one of the first distillation machines to extract oils from certain plants to embalm the dead.

The practice of using infused aromatic oils as a mood enhancer, however, is thought to have roots in China. The actual term “aromatherapy” first originated in 1937 when French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse invented the word after a burn incident spurred his curiosity about the healing power of essential oils.

On the heels of Gattefosse’s “discovery” that lavender oil helped to cure his burn, French surgeon Jean Valnet used essential oils to help heal soldiers’ wounds in World War II, proving the medical benefits of aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy Modalities

  • Anti-Aging

  • Detox

  • Inhalation Aromatherapy

  • Massage Therapy

  • Topical Aromatherapy

Aromatherapists Belief System

Aromatherapy is based on the principle that natural fragrances, or essential oils, from certain plants or flowers, can affect our moods, and consequently how we think or feel at any given time.

In fact, practitioners of Aromatherapy base their entire belief system on the ideology that essential oils, or aromatherapy oils, have medicinal benefits – including antidepressant and antibacterial properties, and plenty in between!

Aromatherapy uses a holistic approach, whereby the aromatherapist takes into account a person’s medical history, emotional condition, general health, and lifestyle, before planning a course of treatment. The whole person is treated – not just the symptoms of an illness – and this is in direct opposition to the modern trend of just treating the presented condition.

When essential oils are applied to the body they penetrate the skin via the hair follicles and sweat glands and are absorbed into the body fluids, where they not only help to kill bacteria and viruses but also stimulate the body’s immune system, thereby strengthening resistance to further attack.

Some essential oils increase the circulation and help with the efficient elimination of toxins, others promote new cell growth and encourage the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Each essential oil has its own character and aroma, exhibiting a varying number of properties and benefits which are unique to itself since no two essential oils are quite the same. The aromas send signals directly to the Limbic System in the brain which is the center of emotions, memory, and sexual arousal. This is why essential oils have such a powerful effect on our moods and general state of mind

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Aromatherapy

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Brain Fog

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Irritibility

  • Mood Disorder

  • Sleep Issues

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Aromatherapy

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Issues

  • Back Pain

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Circulatory Issues

  • Cold / Flu

  • Ear / Nose / Throat Issues

  • Headache / Migraine

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Inflammatory Issues

  • Joint Issues

  • Muscular Issues

  • Hypertension

  • Joint Pain

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Muscle Sprain / Weakness

  • Nausea

  • Neck Pain

  • Shoulder Pain

Ayurveda

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Origins Of Ayurveda

The word Ayurveda may be translated from Sanskrit as “the science/knowledge of life.” The origins of Ayurveda have been traced back to around 5,000 BCE when they originated as an oral tradition.

The men who gave the system to the world were drawn from the highest intellectual and spiritual hierarchy. Their motive was compassion. Their purpose as to alleviate human suffering and their recorded precepts were for their disciples whom they trained for the service of humanity.

The emphasis therefore in the texts is on the practical aspects of medicine. It is also possible that these great seers through the practice of Yogic disciplines were endowed with the faculty of intuition which helped them to discover many truths.

It has also been said that the earliest written records of Ayurvedic medicine can be found in the sacred historical texts known as the Vedas. The ‘original texts’ of Ayurvedic medicine, however, are thought to be the Charaka Samhita and the Sushruta Samhita, both of which are believed by some to date as far back as the 1,100 BCE.

Ayurvedic Modalities

  • Detox Therapy

  • Herbal Therapy

  • Nutritional / Dietary Counselling

  • Shirodhara

  • Therapeutic Massage

Ayurvedic Belief System

One of the main principles of Ayurvedic medicine is the classification of patients according to Prakriti (body types/constitution).

This classification system has often been compared to the ‘Four Humors’ of the ancient Greeks. However, practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine believe that a person’s body type is determined by the three “doshas”, or bodily energies – Pitta, Vata, and Kapha.

Each of these doshas is believed to be linked to the elements and organs, as well as influence a person’s personality.

Another important concept in Ayurvedic medicine is that illnesses and diseases are caused by an imbalance of the doshas and, therefore, the goal of treatment within the system of Ayurvedic medicine is the re-balancing of these three doshas. This may be achieved by several means, including massage, meditation, herbal medicine, and dietary alterations.

Ayurveda views that individuals incur illnesses and diseases when they live out of harmony with their environment. To treat their conditions, individuals must restore their natural mental and physical balance by reestablishing harmony between themselves and the world around them. At that point, they can begin to heal naturally.

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Ayurveda

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Brain Fog

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Irritibility

  • Mood Disorder

  • Sleep Issues

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Ayurveda

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Issues

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Circulatory Issues

  • Cold / Flu

  • Colitis

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Digestive Issues

  • Ear / Nose / Throat Issues

  • Fertility Issues

  • Hair Loss

  • Headache / Migraine

  • Hormonal Imbalance

  • Hypertension

  • Inflammatory Issues

  • Muscular Issues

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Skin Conditions

Dietetics

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Origins Of Dietetics

Every civilization on earth discovered their own specific diets with what was available to them at the time. However, the earliest records of customizing diets according to the individual’s body type within the ancient Ayurvedic texts written about 3000 years ago.

Although there is no physical evidence, some speculate that the knowledge of Ayurvedic diets extends further back through an oral lineage back to 5000 BCE.

Dietary adjustments and restrictions are noted in China as far back as 2600 BCE in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Of Internal Medicine.

In 370 BCE, the famous Hippocrates declared the famous quote “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food”. Hippocrates realized that food impacts a person’s health, body, and mind to help prevent illness as well as maintain wellness.

The healing properties of food have been reported by cultures worldwide throughout history. However, the past decade has presented an explosion of clinical research to show specifically what health benefits individual foods can offer, identifying the various nutrients and phytochemicals associated with these benefits.

Although diet and nutrition continued to be regarded as important for health, dietetics did not progress much until the 19th century with the advances in chemistry.

Early research focused on vitamin deficiency diseases while later workers proposed daily requirements for protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

Dietetics as a profession was given a boost during the Second World War when its importance was recognized by the military.

Today, professional dietetic associations can be found on every continent, and registered dietitians are involved in health promotion and treatment, and work alongside physicians.

Dietetic Modalities

  • Certified Nutritional Practitioners (CNP)

  • Clinical Nutritionist (CCN)

  • Corporate Wellness Program

  • Infant / Child Nutrition

  • Meal Planning

  • Neonatal Nutrition

  • Nutrition Consultant

  • Pediatric Nutrition

  • Registered Dietitian (RD)

  • Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN)

  • Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner (RNCP)
  • Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner (ROHP)

  • Sports Dietitian (CCSD)

  • Sports Nutrition

Dietetic Belief System

A Dietitian’s beliefs are grounded in evidence-based and science-focused research.

Following completion of a government regulated education program, Dietitian’s are able to apply advanced knowledge about food and nutrition to help prevent and treat disease and maintain and promote health.

A dietitian is “a specialist in dietetics,” which is the science or art of applying the principles of nutrition to the diet.

Dietitians have the unique ability to give patients the skills that they need to make attainable food and activity goals, optimal food choices, and behavior modification strategies to sustain long-term success.

Many dietitians act as coaches as well, helping people change their perception of food.

Nutritionists are less regulated which has both benefits and issues. Becoming a nutritionist is a less formal process since it doesn’t require the same degree or licensing.

Registered dietitians tend to have a lot of knowledge about food groups, different nutrients, and diet plans used to help manage diseases, but they don’t usually focus on other aspects of healthy living as much nutritionists do. Nutritionists have more freedom to incorporate spiritual guidance, as an example.

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Dietetics

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Brain Fog

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorder

  • Feeling – Irritable

  • Feeling – Unmotivated

  • Insomnia

  • Mania

  • Memory Issues

  • Mood Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Psychosis

  • Schizophrenia

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Sleep Issues

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Dietetics

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Issues

  • Chrohn’s Disease

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Circulatory Issues

  • Cold / Flu

  • Colitis

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Digestive Issues

  • Ear / Nose / Throat Issues

  • Eczema

  • Fertility Issues

  • Heart Disease

  • HIV / AIDS

  • Hormonal Issues

  • Hypertension

  • Inflammatory Issues

  • Libido Issues

  • Muscular Issues

  • Menopausal Issues

  • Skin Conditions

Energy Healing

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Origins Of Energy Healing

Energy healing has been around since the beginning of recorded history. Even before recorded history, early tribes around the world would conduct healing ceremonies led by shamans, which included the sound of instruments and vocal toning, with the light of a fire to ignite their healing intentions or prayers. The ceremonies would create a certain vibration in the body, which enables a shift of energy where healing could begin. Egyptians used many forms of energy healing, but one discovery proved their advancements in sound healing; devices were discovered in the ancient pyramid of Saqqara that were used in setting resonant frequencies for the purpose of healing the etheric body. The discovery the subtle energy system, known as “Qi” in China and “Prana” in India, led to many forms of energy healing and, ultimately, to the two major world healing systems today knowns as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. Energy healing with the hands was documented in biblical and Buddhist scriptures over the last 2000 years. More recently, one of the most well recognized and admired energy healers known today, Mikao Usui, is accredited with creating the largest energy healing system in the world, known as Reiki. Mikao had an awakening and began seeing symbols which he was guided to incorporate into his healing methods. Symbols are also used for healing the subtle energy system within Tibetan Buddhist lineages, that still exist to this day. Today, the subtle energy system is being acknowledged by scientific research, based on Einstein’s teachings of energy and physics. Quantum Physics and its description of energy fields paved the way how healers treat the human body.

Energy Healing Modalities

  • Angel Empowerment

  • Angel Therapy

  • Aura Healing

  • Brennan Healing Science

  • Chakra Balancing

  • Crystal Healing

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EMT)

  • Feng Shui

  • Healing Touch

  • Long Distance Healing

  • Matrix Energetics

  • Polarity Therapy

  • Pranic Healing

  • Quantum Touch

  • Reiki (Usui/Tibetan)

  • Restorative Touch

  • Sound Healing

  • Theta Healing

Energy Healing Belief System

Energy healing relies on a belief that energy from “Source” or a “Higher Power” is channeled through the practitioner holding positive and healing intentions, which is then transferred to the patient via hands-on, hands-off, or distant healing techniques. Energy Healers believe that the human body is an energy system and that an imbalance on any level will ultimately manifest itself into the physical body. In order for energy to flow freely, the client must believe in the ability of the practitioner to channel energy through to him or her. A skilled practitioner is able to add or subtract energy in the body’s channels (meridians) and energy centers (chakras), to restore balance.

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Energy Healing

  • Anxiety

  • Brain Fog

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Feeling – Empty

  • Feeling – Grief / Loss / Sadness

  • Feeling – Helpless / Hopeless

  • Feeling – Irritable

  • Feeling – Loneliness

  • Feeling – Unfulfilled

  • Feeling – Uninspired

  • Feeling – Unloved

  • Feeling – Unmotivated

  • Feeling – Unsupported

  • Feeling – Unworthy

  • Pain Disorder

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Sleep Issues

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Energy Healing

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Issues

  • Chrohn’s Disease

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Cold / Flu

  • Digestive Issues

  • Circulatory Issues

  • Inflammatory Issues

  • Muscular Issues

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Nausea

  • Skin Conditions

Homeopathy

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Origins Of Homeopathy

In the 16th century, the Father of Toxicology, Paracelsus, declared that small doses of “what makes a man ill also cures him”. However, homeopathy was discovered by a German Physician, Samuel Hahnemann, in the 17th or 18th century.

Upon the same principle as declared by Paracelsus a century before, Samuel coined the word “homeopathy”, broken down to mean “similar suffering” in greek to refer to the pharmacological principle, the law of similars; Hahnemann believed that if a patient had an illness, it could be cured by giving a medicine which, if given to a healthy person, would produce similar symptoms of that same illness but to a slighter degree.

Thus, if a patient was suffering from severe nausea, he was given a medicine which in a healthy person would provoke mild nausea. By a process he called ‘proving’, Hahnemann claimed to be able to compile a selection of appropriate remedies.

There is no doubt a remarkable revival of homeopathy since the 1960’s in many countries, but especially the USA where, in 2002, it was estimated that the number of patients using homeopathic remedies had risen by 500% in the previous seven years, mostly by purchasing over-the-counter remedies.

The USA patients seen by homeopaths tended to be more affluent, more frequently white, present more subjective symptoms, and younger than patients seen by conventional physicians.

Homeopathic Modalities

  • Blood Analysis

  • CEASE Therapy

  • Herbal Remedies

  • Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic Belief System

Homeopaths believe they can use diluted remedy’s to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and processes so as to prevent and treat illnesses. It is a curative system of medicine in which the patient’s constitution is restored to a state of ongoing vigor, health, and balance by using and enhancing the body’s own healing, defensive and recuperative powers.

The cornerstone principle belief of Homeopaths is Similia Similbus Curentur, or “Let likes cure likes”.

As stated above, Paracelsus, declared that small doses of “what makes a man ill also cures him”.

Homeopathy, whose name, “similar suffering” is Greek, is reflective of the same belief Paracelsus declared a century earlier.

Hahnemann’s belief was that drugs should be given in a dose which produced just the slightest symptoms of the disease that was being treated. To achieve this aim, Hahnemann diluted his medical preparations to 1:100 000 000.

Hahnemann insisted that homeopathic medicines retained their therapeutic power provided you shook the preparation violently during the process of dilution, a process Hahnemann named as ‘potentization’, by which every homeopathic medicine not only retained, or even increased its therapeutic power, but persisted as a ‘dematerialized spiritual force’.

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Homeopathy

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Brain Fog

  • Mental Fatigue

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Feeling – Irritable

  • Feeling – Unmotivated

  • Insomnia

  • Mood Disorder

  • PTSD

  • Sleep Issues

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Homeopathy

  • Acid Reflux (GERD)

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Issues

  • Chrohn’s Disease

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Cold / Flu

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Digestive Issues

  • Ear / Nose / Throat Issues

  • Eczema

  • Hormonal Issues

  • Hypertension

  • Inflammatory Issues

  • Muscular Issues

  • Menopausal Issues

  • Menstrual Issues

  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

  • Skin Conditions

  • Weight Loss / Management

Intuitive Healing

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Origins Of Intuitive Healing

In many civilizations, including ancient Egypt and Greece, intuitives were advisors and healers to royalty and other prominent figures.

The word “psychic” is derived from the Greek word psychikos (“of the mind” or “mental”), and refers in part to the human mind or psyche (ex. “psychic turmoil”). The Greek word also means “soul”. In Greek mythology, the maiden Psyche was the deification of the human soul.

Many Intuitive healers have been oppressed or even killed throughout history, as their practices were considered supernatural, and feared.

The Catholic Church was one of the powerhouses that made the grave mistake of projecting their fears onto innocent people, taking the form of aggressive interrogations, inhuman torture techniques, and execution of up to 50,000 “witches”.

It all started on December 5, 1484, when Pope Innocent VIII issued a document that condemned witchcraft. He also authorized two inquisitors—Jakob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer to combat the “problem”. The two men produced a book entitled Malleus Maleficarum, that is, The Hammer of Witches. Both Catholics and Protestants accepted it as the authority on witchcraft.

Estimates suggest that the Malleus Maleficarum lead to 100,000 trials between 1450 and 1750, with something between 40,000 and 50,000 executions, the majority being women.

Intuitive Healing Modalities

  • Akashic Records

  • Angel Card Reading

  • Aura Reading

  • Clairaudience

  • Claircognizance

  • Clairsentience

  • Clairvoyance

  • Divination

  • Dowsing

  • Dream Interpretation

  • Empath

  • Exorcism

  • Faith / Prayer

  • Visualization (Meditation)

  • Pagan

  • Precognition

  • Psychic

  • Psychic Medium

  • Remote Viewing

  • Shamanism

  • Soul Coaching

  • Spiritual Coaching / Mentoring

  • Tarot Card Reading

  • Telepathy

  • Wiccan

Intuitive Healer’s Belief System

Most intuitive healers believe in and work with, the spirit world. They believe that, as Einstein discovered, everything is energy. Physical matter, including human beings, vibrate at a slow and dense frequency, whereas, the spirit world vibrates at a much higher rate, which makes it inaccessible to some people.

Intuitive healers have always been an extremely important part of tribes and societies around the world as they bridge the gap between the spiritual world and our physical reality, allowing for important information to be given for the benefit of others.

Many intuitive healers believe they, and everyone, have “spirit guides”. These guides are available to help us on our path, but not everyone can connect to them, and that is where a psychic medium can provide assistance.

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Intuitive Healing

  • Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Brain Fog

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorder

  • Feeling – Empty

  • Feeling – Fear

  • Feeling – Grief / Loss / Sadness

  • Feeling – Helpless / Hopeless

  • Feeling – Irritable

  • Feeling – Loneliness

  • Feeling – Unmotivated

  • Feeling – Unworthy

  • Insomnia

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Sleep Issues

  • Stress

Massage Therapy

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Origins Of Massage Therapy

The first known written massage therapy traditions come from India, but practice may have actually originated around 3000 BCE or earlier. Hindus used the art of healing touch in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine.

The earliest written records of massage therapy were discovered in Egypt and China. Tomb paintings in Egypt depict individuals being “kneaded” by others. Furthermore, Egyptians are credited with creating reflexology in approximately 2500 BCE.

In China, texts documenting the medical benefits of massage therapy date back to approximately 2700 BCE. The Chinese tradition of massage therapy was developed from the combined expertise and methods of doctors in traditional Chinese medicine, practitioners of martial arts, Buddhists and Taoists who viewed touch as essential to their spiritual yoga training

Starting around 1000 BCE, Japanese monks studying Buddhism in China observed the healing methods of traditional Chinese medicine, including massage therapy. Japan soon began to import and customize Chinese massage techniques, giving rise to traditional Japanese massage or anma, which grew into Shiatsu.

The primary goal of Shiatsu is to raise the energy level in the patient. In turn, this increased energy level regulates and fortifies the functioning of the organs and stimulates natural resistance to illnesses.

Massage practitioners stimulate pressure points in the body in an effort to rebalance the patient’s energy. They use their thumbs, fingers, and palms, working without needles or other instruments. Through treatment, patients can achieve balance in both their physical body and emotional well-being.

Derived from the Eastern philosophies and practices, massage progressed into Western civilization in approximately the 800 BCE.

Athletes in Ancient Greece employed massage to keep their bodies in peak condition prior to competitions. Physicians of the time used herbs and oils in combination with massage techniques to treat many medical conditions. Greek women recognized the benefits of these aromatic oils and used them as beauty treatments on their skin.

And over time massage therapy was recognized by Rome, Greece, Europe, and finally North America.

Today’s massage therapists practice a multitude of techniques originating from ancient methods. From those roots, they remain inspired by a goal cultivated centuries ago – to help others heal their physical and emotional well-being and experience a higher quality of life.

It wasn’t until the 20th century that massage was used to treat muscle pain and injury, and grew to become a luxury treatment. Over the last several decades we’ve seen massage shift to the mainstream, and grow much more accessible and accepted in our society.

Massage Therapy Modalities

  • Active Release Therapy

  • Acupressure

  • Aromatherapy Massage

  • Infant Massage

  • Chiropractor

  • Craniosacral Massage

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Graston Therapy

  • Hot Stone Massage

  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

  • Lymphatic Drainage

  • Myofascial Release

  • Neuromuscular Therapy

  • Osteopathy

  • Pregnancy Massage

  • Physiotherapy

  • RED Cord therapy

  • Reflexology

  • Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

  • Shiatsu Massage

  • Sports Massage

  • Swedish Massage

  • Thai Massage

  • Trigger Point Massage

  • Visceral Manipulation

Massage Therapy Belief System

Chinese massage methods originated from the principle that diseases and illnesses arise due to a deficiency or imbalance in the energy in specific pathways or meridians that represent physiological systems. Through massage and other specific bodywork techniques, energy will flow more harmoniously through these pathways, allowing the body to heal itself naturally.

RMT’s recognize the interconnected and multidirectional interaction between physiology, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, culture, and beliefs.

RMT’s believe that massage therapy optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Through the use of massage therapy, body function can be developed, maintained and improved; while physical dysfunction, body pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented.

People use massage as a common physical therapy for a variety of health-related purposes, including pain relief, increased mobility, injury rehabilitation, stress reduction, increased relaxation, reduction of anxiety and depression, and general wellness.

Registered Massage Therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. It is also an alternative health option to help alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes. It can also greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning if employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury.

Massage can increase the fresh oxygenated blood supply to the muscles and organs, and aid the drainage of venous blood, promoting the removal of waste products from the body. Massage therapy increases the flow of lymphatic material and white blood cell production thereby boosting one’s natural immunity. Massage influences the equilibrium of the nervous system.

Massage Therapists often operate in conjunction with Chiropractors and Naturopathic Doctors to achieve maximum benefits for the patient.

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Massage Therapy

  • Addictions

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Mood Disorders

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Massage Therapy

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Disorder

  • Back Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Headache / Migraine

  • Hypertension

  • Joint Issues

  • Muscular Issues

  • Neck Pain

  • Postural Issues

  • Sciatica

  • Shin Splints

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Sprains / Strains

  • Tendonitis

  • Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow

  • TMJ / Jaw Issues

Naturopathic Medicine

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Origins Of Naturopathic Medicine

The Philosophical roots of naturopathic medicine go back to ancient Greece, about 400 BCE. However, Dr. Benedict Lust was the founder of naturopathy and the man who sustained and popularized it. In 1902, he founded the American School of Naturopathy.

The was wide public support of Naturopathic medicine all the way up until about 1938 when growing political and social dominance of allopathic medicine, fuelled by the drug industry’s financial backing, led to the legal and economic suppression of naturopathic healing.

The 1960’s marked a change in public perception as female empowerment and a ‘back-to-nature’ mentality emerged. With the publics growing awareness of the importance of nutrition and the conventional medical systems flaws, there was a resurgence of Naturopathic Medicine.

Naturopathic medicine is at the forefront of the paradigm shift occurring in medicine. The scientific tools now exist to assess and appreciate many aspects of natural medicine. It is now common for conventional medical organizations that in the past have spoken out strongly against naturopathic medicine to endorse such naturopathic techniques as lifestyle modification, stress reduction, exercise, and toxin reduction.

Naturopathic Modalities

  • Acupuncture

  • Biopuncture

  • Herbal Therapy

  • Chelation Therapy

  • Clinical Nutrition

  • Colonic Enema

  • Detox Therapy

  • Digestive Analysis

  • Genetic Testing

  • Food Allergy Testing

  • Food Sensitivity Testing

  • Homeopathy

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Hyperbaric Medicine

  • Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

  • Intravenous Vitamin Therapy (IVT)

  • Intravenous Therapy (IV)

  • Mesotherapy

  • Naturopathic Counselling

  • Neural Prolotherapy

  • Neuro-Transmitter Testing

  • Nutritional / Dietary Counselling

  • Post-Natal Counselling

  • Pre-Natal Counselling

  • Oxidative Therapies

  • Trigger Point Injection

  • Urinary Organic Acid Testing

Naturopathic Belief System

Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine” and a Greek physician who lived 2400 years ago, first formulated the concept of “the healing power of nature”. This concept has long been at the core of medicine around the world and remains one of the central principles of naturopathic medicine.

Naturopathic medicine is defined by principles rather than by methods or modalities. Above all, it honors the body’s innate wisdom to heal.

The Healing Power of Nature – Trust in the body’s inherent wisdom to heal itself.

Identify and Treat the Causes – Look beyond the symptoms to the underlying cause.

First Do No Harm – Utilize the most natural, least invasive and least toxic therapies.

Doctor as Teacher – Educate patients on the steps to achieving and maintaining health.

Treat the Whole Person – View the body as an integrated whole in all its physical and spiritual dimensions.

Prevention – Focus on overall health, wellness and disease prevention.

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Naturopathic Medicine

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Addictions

  • Autism

  • Brain Fog

  • Mental Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorder

  • Insomnia

  • Memory Issues

  • Mood Disorder

  • Sleep Issues

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Naturopathic Medicine

  • Aging Concerns (Anti-Aging)

  • Allergies

  • Arthritis

  • Autoimmune Issues

  • Cancer

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Cholesterol Issues

  • Chrohn’s Disease

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Circulatory Issues

  • Cold / Flu

  • Colitis

  • Constipation

  • Diabetes

  • Diarrhea

  • Digestive Issues

  • Ear / Nose / Throat Issues

  • Eczema

  • Fertility Issues

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Heart Disease

  • Heavy Metal Toxicity

  • HIV / AIDS

  • Hormonal Issues

  • Hypertension

  • Inflammatory Issues

  • Libido Issues

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Pregnancy Issues

  • Skin Conditions

  • Weight Loss / Management

Physiotherapy

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Origins Of Physiotherapy

Physicians like Hippocrates and later Galen are believed to have been the first practitioners of physical therapy, advocating massage, manual therapy techniques, and hydrotherapy to treat people in 460 BCE.

Physiotherapy itself can be credited to the “Father of Swedish Gymnastics who founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics in 1813 for manipulation and exercise.

The Swedish word for a physical therapist is sjukgymnast, or someone involved in gymnastics for those who are ill.

Physical therapy received official registration by Sweden’s National Board of Health in 1887 and 7 years later four nurses in Great Britain formed the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. New Zealand and the United Stated followed about 20 years later. Canada formed the ‘Physiotherapy Act’ in 1993.

Physiotherapy Modalities

  • Acupressure

  • Acupuncture

  • Electrotherapy

  • Therapeutic Exercises

  • Manual Therapy

  • Physical Manipulation

  • Stretching

  • Therapeutic Massage

Physiotherapist Belief System

Physiotherapists beliefs are anchored in movement sciences that aim to enhance or restore the function of multiple body systems using a broad range of physical and physiological therapeutic interventions and aids.

The profession is committed to health, lifestyle, and quality of life.

Physiotherapists belief that in order to be effective, its services must respond to the changing needs of populations, our health system, and emerging scientific discoveries.

A physiotherapists belief system is largely science and evidence-based, in addition to being grounded in the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) which frames the core values of the physiotherapy profession in Canada.

The Code of Ethics provides a set of guidelines and principles for the professional behaviour expected of all its members.

Specifically, the Code is based on the following ethical values and professional principles:

Respect and dignity – to acknowledge, value and appreciate the worth of all patients/clients

Respect for patient/client autonomy – to respect a patient/client’s or substitute decision maker’s right to make decisions

Beneficence – to provide benefit to patients/clients

Non-maleficence – to do no harm to patients/clients

Responsibility – to be reliable and dependable

Trustworthiness and integrity – to be honest and to be trusted

Professionalism – to be a good citizen/member in good standing of the professional association

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Physiotherapy

  • Addictions

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorder

  • Insomnia

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Physiotherapy

  • Arthritis

  • Back Pain

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Headache / Migraine

  • Hypertension

  • Joint Issues

  • Muscular Issues

  • Neck Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Postural Issues

  • Sciatica

  • Shin Splints

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Sprains / Strains

  • Tendonitis

  • Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow

  • TMJ / Jaw Issues

Psychotherapy

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Origins Of Psychotherapy

The earliest recorded psychotherapy approaches were a combination of religious, magical and/or medical perspectives.

For ages, people have gone to priests or other forms of spiritual representatives to ease their psychological suffering.

One such spiritual man was Buddha Shakyamuni, who could be regarded as the most well-known psychotherapists in recorded history.

He helped others by guiding them to find happiness within and breaking the illusion that we need something external from ourselves in order to be happy.

Just as Psychoanalysis was designed to help others make the unconscious conscious, the Buddha taught enlightenment, which is essentially a fully conscious being.

Just as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is aimed at identifying and positively changing one perception and beliefs about reality, the Buddha also taught how to change one’s perception and reaction to the world by encouraging students to focus their energy on the accumulation of good karma through the cultivation of positive thoughts and, ultimately, positive actions.

Purposeful, theoretically-based psychotherapy was most likely first developed in the Middle East during the 9th century by the Persian physician and psychological thinker, Rhazes, who was at one time the chief physician of the Baghdad psychiatric hospital.

Rhazes was one of the world’s first great medical experts. He is considered the father of psychology and psychotherapy.

However, Psychotherapy as a government acknowledged organization, began with the practice of psychoanalysis, or the “talking cure”, developed by Sigmund Freud. Soon afterward, theorists such as Alfred Adler and Carl Jung began to introduce new conceptions about psychological functioning and change.

Most recently, Cognitive and behavioural approaches were combined, resulting in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Psychotherapy Modalities

  • Affair / Infidelity Counselling

  • Art Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Therapy

  • Business Coaching

  • Career Coaching

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Counselling Psychology

  • Couples Counselling

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • EMDR

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy

  • Experiential Therapy

  • Family Constellations

  • Family Counselling

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • General Counselling

  • Gestalt Therapy

  • Hypnotherapy (CHt)

  • Hypnotherapy (RCH)

  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

  • Law Of Attraction Coaching

  • Leadership Coaching

  • LGBTQIA+ Counselling

  • Life Coaching

  • Marriage Therapy

  • Master Therapeutic Counsellor (MTC)

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • Neurofeedback (NFB)

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

  • Occupational Therapist (OT)

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Psychiatry

  • Psychoanalysis

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

  • Registered Psychologist

  • Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

  • Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC)

  • Relationship Counselling

  • Sex Therapy

  • Social Worker

  • Style Coach

  • Transformational Coach

Psychotherapy Belief System

Psychotherapy consists of many schools of thought, each with their own organization.

For example, Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis is based on the theory that much of mental life is unconscious (i.e., outside of awareness) and the therapy is designed to help bring unconscious fears and desires to the surface to be healed.

Humanistic Psychologists, on the other hand, look at human behavior not only through the eyes of the observer, but also through the eyes of the person doing the behaving.

The humanistic perspective suggests that we are each responsible for our own happiness and well-being as humans. We have the innate (i.e. inborn) capacity for self-actualization, which is our unique desire to achieve our highest potential as people.

Biological Psychologists who study behavioral genomics consider how genes affect behavior. Now that the human genome is mapped, perhaps, we will someday understand more precisely how behavior is affected by the DNA we inherit.

Many psychotherapists abide by a strict code of ethics enforced by the Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association. Others follow similar codes of ethics set by the governing body.

Beneficence – being proactive in promoting the client’s best interests

Fidelity – honouring commitments to clients and maintaining integrity in counselling relationship

Nonmaleficence – not wilfully harming clients and refraining from actions that risk harm

Autonomy – respecting the rights of clients to self-determination

Justice – respecting the dignity and just treatment of all persons

Societal Interest – respecting the need to be responsible to society

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Psychotherapy

  • ADD / ADHD

  • Addictions

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Anti-Social

  • Anxiety

  • Autism

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality Disorder

  • Brain Fog

  • Bullying

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Confidence Issues

  • Delusional Disorder

  • Depression

  • Dissociative Disorder

  • Divorce / Separation

  • Feeling – Empty

  • Feeling – Grief / Loss / Sadness

  • Feeling – Helpless / Hopeless

  • Feeling – Loneliness

  • Feeling – Irritable

  • Feeling – Shame / Guilt

  • Feeling – Unloved

  • Feeling – Unsupported

  • Insomnia

  • Mania

  • Memory Issues

  • Mood Disorder

  • Multiple Personality Disorder

  • Nightmares

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Pain Disorder

  • Panic Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Psychosis

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Sexual Disorder

  • Sleep Disorder

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Psychotherapy

  • Chronic Pain

  • Weight Loss / Management

Yoga / Meditation

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Origins Of Yoga & Meditation

Yoga was originally created as spiritual development practices to train the body and mind to observe the self and become aware of one’s own true nature through meditation.

All of the major religions have incorporated various forms of meditation in one form or another, particularly in their mystical branches.

Yoga’s history has many places of obscurity and uncertainty due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the secretive nature of its teachings, but it is said that yoga originated in India 5,000 or more years ago.

The word yoga first appeared in the well known sacred text, the Rig Veda, close to 3500 years ago.

The second well known Indian text, the Bhagavad Gita, written a little over 2000 years ago, shows evidence of a classification system.

Karma yoga – The yoga of action

Bhakti yoga – The yoga of devotion

Jnana yoga – The yoga of knowledge

The first organized and systematic presentation of yoga was defined by Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

Patanjali is often considered the father of yoga and his Yoga-Sûtras still strongly influence most styles of modern yoga.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, yoga masters began to travel to the West, attracting attention and followers. This began at the 1893 Parliament of Religions in Chicago, when Swami Vivekananda wowed the attendees with his lectures on yoga and the universality of the world’s religions.

Since 2001, the popularity of yoga in the USA has expanded. The number of people who practiced some form of yoga has grown from 4 million (in 2001) to 20 million (in 2011). It has drawn support from world leaders such as Barack Obama who stated, “Yoga has become a universal language of spiritual exercise in the United States, crossing many lines of religion and cultures”.

Yoga & Meditation Modalities

  • Ashtanga Yoga

  • Bikram Yoga

  • Buddhism – Hinayana

  • Buddhism – Mahayana

  • Buddhism – Theraveda

  • Buddhism – Vajrayana

  • Chakra Meditation

  • Christian Meditation

  • Deity Yoga

  • Gazing Meditation (Trataka)

  • Guided Meditation

  • Guru Yoga

  • Hath Yoga

  • Hot Yoga

  • Kripalu Yoga

  • Kriya Yoga

  • Kundalini Yoga/Meditation

  • Mantra Meditation

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Pranayama (Breathing)

  • Prenatal Yoga

  • Qigong

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Tantra

  • Taoism / Daoism

  • Transcendental Meditation

  • Vinyasa Yoga

  • Vipassana Meditation

  • Yin Yoga

  • Zen Meditation

Yoga & Meditation Belief System

Meditation and yoga were originally used as tools on the path to enlightenment.

The belief system is based on the existence of the subtle energy system. More specifically, it is believed that every human being has 7 major energy centers within their body, called chakras, which connect the vast network of 72,000 nadis throughout the body that channel prana (life force) to every cell.

The foundations of yoga philosophy were written down in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, approximately 200 AD. This sacred text describes the inner workings of the mind and how to tame the mind to find lasting peace.

The Sutras also contain a code of ethics called the Yamas (moral disciplines and restraints), and the Niyamas (disciplines of self-restraint and Personal observances).

Ahimsa – Nonviolence – Non-harming – Compassion for all living things

Satya – Commitment to Truthfulness – Being sincere, considerate, genuine and honest – Commitment to Truthfulness

Asteya – Non-stealing – Not taking anything that hasn’t been given freely – Honoring other’s trust in us

Brahmacharya – Moderation and self-control in sex and the senses – Resistance to seduction – To be beyond reactivity

Aparigraha – Non-grasping – Not being greedy – Letting go of our attachments to things – Neutralizing the desire to acquire and hoard wealth

Mental / Emotional Benefits Of Yoga & Meditation

  • Addictions

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • Stress

Physical Benefits Of Yoga & Meditation

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Back Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Pain

  • Digestive Issues

  • Epilepsy

  • Headache / Migraine

  • Hypertension

  • Joint Issues

  • Muscular Issues

  • Neck Pain

  • Postural Issues

  • Sciatica

  • Shin Splints

  • Shoulder Pain

  • TMJ / Jaw Issues

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