Alternative Medicine Overview


Shiatsu- Japanese massage Shiatsu came from “anma”. It was recommended for people living in the center of the country, near to the yellow river. This area nurtured the “anma” philosophy because most of the people were doing more mental than physical work. <The same can be said about us.> The Japanese took many things from Chinese culture to change and develop.They combined anma and acupuncture and developed it into “shiatsu”.

AromatherapyAromatherapy is derived from two words. Aroma- meaning fragrance or smell and Therapy- meaning treatment.

Acupressure – Acupressure is an ancient Asian healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin and thus stimulate the body’s immune system to self heal. When stimulated,these points relieve muscular tension, and promote the release of endorphins — neurochemicals that relieve pain.

Acupuncture – Acupuncture is a method of using very fine sterile stainless steel needles to stimulate the body’s own healing process. Our bodies are covered with lines of energy. When a symptom arises then by definition the free flow of this energy has become obstructed. Consequently the aim of acupuncture is to remove these obstructions and then to encourage the energy to flow smoothly.

Ear Candling- his ear cleaning technique has been around for centuries. It is a safe, natural, and effective method of drawing out wax, yeast(candida), fungus, parasites, infection, and other debris from the external and middle ear canals and the Eustachian tube.Conventional ear cleaning processes done at home or in the doctor’s office will never come close to removing what this gentle technique can remove by certified natural health professionals.

Meditation-The root of the word meditation is similar to the root word for medical or medicate. it implies a sense of attending to or paying attention to something. In meditation, you pay attention to dimensions of yourself that are seldom observed or known – that is, your own deepest, inner levels. meditation involves an inner attention that is concentrated, quiet and relaxed. There is nothing strenuous or difficult about creating this inner attention. There are only two requirements: determination and sincerity.

Homeopathy-Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine that was founded in the early 19th century by a German physician, Dr. Hahnemann. It had its greatest popularity in the late 19th century here in the United States, when 15% of the doctors in this country were homeopaths. However, with the advent of modern medicine, homeopathy began to look old and stodgy and its popularity took a nosedive. However, since 1980 homeopathy has seen a  resurgence of interest in the United States and the U.K.; homeopathic books can be found in many bookstores and homeopathic physicians in most towns and cities.

Gem Stone Therapy – Crystalline energy is very powerful and its potential for healing cannot be overstated . The dynamics of crystalline energy are a result of the combined physical and metaphysical properties of crystals and in particular clear quartz crystal, which began forming deep within the earth 200 million years ago, receiving flows of radiating energy from the earth which enhances their healing capabilities.

Reflexology – In 1913 Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose and throat surgeon, introduced this therapy to the West. He noted that pressure on specific parts of the body could have an anaesthetising effect on a related area. Developing this theory, he divided the body into ten equal and vertical zones, ending in the fingers and toes. He concluded that pressure on one part of a zone could affect everything else within that zone. Thus, reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.

Massage – Massage is known to increase the circulation of blood and flow of lymph. The direct mechanical effect of rhythmically applied manual pressure and movement used in massage can dramatically increase the rate of blood flow. Also, the  stimulation of nerve receptors causes the blood vessels (by reflex action) to
dilate, which also facilitates blood flow.

Yoga – Yoga is the oldest system of personal development encompassing body, mind, and spirit. The origin of Yoga goes back more than 5000 years. This valuable science developed by the ancient sages of India, and modified through generations, took many years to spread around the world. In the modern times, the value of Yoga is being increasingly recognized for general health, and its preventive and curative effects.