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Health Services

Acupoint Injection

Acupoint injection is the injection of substance(s) in acupuncture points and or ashi points on/in muscle, ligament or bone. 

The injected substance enhances the Qi and Blood flow to the area and allows the body to regain balance and health. Generally Acupoint Injection techniques are used when regular acupuncture fails to provide the desired results or is deemed to be ineffective for the specific problem.

Acupoint injection is the TCM version of injection used by many other groups MD's. ND's, and Dentists. The difference with TCM injection is we look at the whole body and use TCM diagnostics to determine Qi and Blood deficiency not just where the pain is located. The Acupoint Injection is used to balance the body, and treat the area of pain. We use many different medications to regenerate muscle, ligament, even bone . The techniques can be as simple as injection in to the muscle or can involve using a TCM needling technique such as bone pecking and then injecting the material to stimulate tissue repair.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of solid filiform acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. No drug is injected. The needles alone create the beneficial effects of acupuncture. Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, improve mood and energy, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed.

 

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BioFlex Laser (LILT)

Laser Therapy offers patients a safe and effective therapy for a wide range of medical conditions, including soft tissue and sports injuries, wound healing, dermatological conditions and a variety of musculoskeletal problems.

Laser Therapy uses red and infrared light for the relief of pain, to accelerate healing and decrease inflammation. When the light source is placed against the skin, the photons penetrate several centimetres and get absorbed by the mitochondria, the energy producing part of a cell. This energy fuels many positive physiological responses resulting in the restoration of normal cell morphology and function. Laser Therapy has been successfully used to treat a broad range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, arthritis, sports injuries, post-surgical wounds, diabetic ulcers and dermatological conditions.

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Biological Medicine

Biological medicine, a type of alternative and holistic medicine, it is a comprehensive method of healing that aims at increasing the body's key biochemical reactions and self regulating abilities. With the intent to reactivate the body’s own natural healing forces. In today's modern world, the human body is constantly being exposed to a wide variety of internal and external stressors that it must adapt to in order to maintain overall balance. Biological medicine views diseases of any kind as symptomatic problems of larger source issues (usually some sort of imbalance, toxicity or physiological disturbance which can be brought on by different emotional and physical stressors). If the source is not addressed, than complete health will never be achieved. By determining the best program of treatment to naturally eliminate all the causes and sources of a chronic dysfunction in the body, one can achieve complete health.

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Cancer Therapy

When you are diagnosed with cancer, you want to know that your doctors can give and explain to you all available options so you can make an informed decision on the best chance to fight your cancer. Unfortunately, the current conventional health care system only offers chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. You know there exists many alternate therapies. You need someone experienced in this field to guide you with your decisions.

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Chinese and Western Herbology

Western Herbology

 Western herbal medicine involves using plants and plant material to create medicines to help prevent or treat various illnesses. These materials may use some or all parts of a plant, such as flowers, roots, fruits, leaves, and bark. Herbal remedies are used for many suggested purposes, such as improvement or general support of digestive, respiratory, circulatory, immune, endocrine, and nervous system processes. Herbs are also used to purportedly remove waste and toxins from bodily cells or topically to promote healing of the skin.

 

Chinese Herbology - Role in Chinese Medicine

 Herbology is the Chinese art of combining medicinal herbs. Herbology is one of the more important modalities utilized in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Each herbal medicine prescription is a cocktail of many herbs tailored to the individual patient. One batch of herbs is typically decocted twice over the course of one hour. The practitioner usually designs a remedy using one or two main ingredients that target the illness. Then the practitioner adds many other ingredients to adjust the formula to the patient's yin/yang conditions. Sometimes, ingredients are needed to cancel out toxicity or side-effects of the main ingredients. Some herbs require the use of other ingredients as catalyst or else the brew is ineffective. The latter steps require great experience and knowledge, and make the difference between a good Chinese herbal doctor and an amateur.

 

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Chiropractic

Dr Tyler H Grewal 2The word "chiropractic" comes from ancient Greek and means "done by hand."

Adjustment of the joints of the body has been used in the healing arts for many centuries and is at the heart of modern chiropractic care.

Chiropractors are specialists in manual adjustment of the vertebrae of the spine and other joints of the body. Adjustment helps relieve pain and restore normal functioning to the joints and supporting muscles and ligaments – so you can enjoy your everyday activities again as quickly as possible.

Your chiropractor will recommend a course of treatment specific to you that may also include mobilization of the joints, ultrasound, muscle release techniques, muscle stimulation and therapeutic exercises. Chiropractors are also trained to provide nutritional counselling, and recommend rehabilitation and injury prevention strategies.

Back health is important

The body's information highway – your nervous system – is protected by the spine. The nervous system travels out between the vertebrae or joints of the spine to carry messages from the brain to every corner of your body. Stress and strain on the vertebrae can put pressure on the nerves in the affected area. That is why a problem with your spine can have far-reaching effects causing symptoms such as arm or leg pain.

When to consider chiropractic care

If aching joints and muscle pain are affecting your ability to get through the day and keeping you away from your favourite activities, consider chiropractic care. Work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and back problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function.

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Colon Hydrotherapy/Colonics

Colon hydrotherapy cleanses the entire colon of built up and aged waste; without causing stress to the individual. The machine features disposable components which eliminate any possible contamination, and is a purpose built closed system in which waste material is eliminated through the instrument to a drain line avoiding any offensive odor. Colon Hydrotherapy improves muscle tone and facilitates peristalsis movement in the bowel, which is so beneficial to the sluggish colon. This process provides relief from and prevents chronic constipation. It also helps to remove stagnant fecal matter, thus eliminating bacteria, toxins, gas, mucus, parasites, and cellular debris which allows the colon to perform its natural function of absorption more effectively.

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Craniosacral

Craniosacral Therapy is becoming a treatment of choice in areas of pain, rehabilitation and neurology. Also called CST, or cranial osteopathy, it is a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on technique, developed by an American osteopathic physician almost one hundred years ago.

CST theory and practice is based on understanding the continuous subtle movements of the cranial bones, which result in a rhythm of approximately six to twelve cycles per minute. This rhythm is understood as a response to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fluctuations within the spinal cord and brain environment. The subtle movement extends outward to the entire body, in response to the fluid pressure changes around the CNS.

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Diagnostic Ultrasound

The My Lab unit will allow AHA practitioners to assess your musculoskeletal issues.

The My Lab is easily capable of assessing muscle, ligament and joint problems, best of all it is in clinic so no need to send you for additional testing.

Patient tissue damage and the correct therapy intervention can then be decided by your practitioner. Even better you can monitor improvements as your therapy progresses, not just relying on symptom alleviation.

The My Lab System allows for improved treatment accuracy and better therapeutic outcomes. AHA is a cutting edge technology clinic, now you know why we are called Advanced Healing Arts..

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Educational Therapy

Educational therapy

We know that the brain is capable of change, regeneration and growth. Our programs support brain growth and change. Our brain-based learning and cognitive enhancement programs are specifically designed to fine-tune the brain's ability to comprehend and manage information, with amazing results.  Sometimes it takes more than a tutor to make lasting change.

We have programs for children and teens who are experiencing difficulty
with:

* learning disabilities 
* attention deficit / hyperactivity 
* speech & language communication 
* memory & information processing 
* focusing & organization 
* spatial & bilateral organization 
* task management 
* motivation 
* autistic spectrum 


We offer the PACE (processing and cognitive enhancement) program for
students who are experiencing learning challenges and for individuals who
want to maintain or enhance their cognitive abilities. 

The Listening ProgramR is a clinically-proven approach to learning
difficulties that gently trains the auditory system to accurately process
sound. 

When auditory perception is distorted-whether through illness, injury,
developmental or other challenges-auditory processing problems can lead to
academic, emotional, cognitive and social challenges, including problems
with the following: 

* Attention and concentration 
* Listening
* Speech and language
* Memory
* Communication
* Social skills
* Reading
* Sensory integration
* Self regulation
* Physical balance and coordination
* Vocal performance and musical ability 

Whether you are interested in improving brain health for longevity,
expanding your own abilities or helping someone you care about, The
Listening ProgramR can make a significant difference.

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Food Sensitivity/Allergy Testing

Food Sensitivity testing is used to determine which foods may be aggravating your immune system and lowering your tolerance to physical, chemical, and emotional influences. Symptoms of food sensitivity are varied, and may include constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, headache, skin inflammation, mood swings, fatigue, sinus/lung congestion, and other vague and seemingly unrelated symptoms. Long term dietary habits may lead to more serious symptoms and illness.

 

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Herbal Medicine

Plant based medicine, is the oldest form of healing and herbal medicine is still used by over 80 percent of the world's population. For centuries, cultures throughout the world have used herbs and creating healing modalities forming the basis of Western Herbal Medicine, Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Modern science is now confirming what tradition has known for centuries. Herbs have therapeutic properties, which can be used in prevention of ill health, assist in maintaining optimal health and play a valid role in treatment of dis-ease. While clinical trials should not be considered the only validation of botanical medicine, double blind placebo controlled studies can certainly confirm the role of plant for medicine, a healing modality practiced for centuries. Botanical medicine, when used correctly, plays an important role in the treatment of ill health and can be used for both acute and chronic conditions.
Both herbal medicine and allopathic (pharmaceutical) medicine can play a valid role in our health. Herbs can be used as the first choice of disease treatment and herbal medicines consistently have fewer side effects than prescription medication while supporting the bodies’ capacity to heal itself. When used under the care of a trained practitioner, the benefits of botanical medicine are numerous. Herbs can be safely combined with allopathic medicine to minimize the side effects of prescription drugs, used to enhance the effect of pharmaceutical medicines, resulting in a lower dose of medication needed, or can be used long term to support the bodies’ capacity to restore its own health. Herbal medicine can be used to wean the body off potentially addictive medications and can be used as an alternative to many habit-forming medications. There are herbal formulations to support the bodies healing for almost any condition one might see a doctor for.
The quest for knowledge and understanding in the field of herbal medicine is continually advancing. There are currently Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree programs in Herbal Medicine in Universities throughout the world. Medical schools are adding herbal medicine education into their course curriculums; peer reviewed journals are citing the health benefits of nutrition and plant medicine and there is an increase in funding and research done on botanical medicine throughout the world.
Western Herbal Medicine uses local medicinal plants, First Nations plants as well as European herbs and often incorporated herbs from other paradigms as well including Ayurvedic plant medicine and herbs traditional used in Chinese herbal medicine. The highest quality herbs are chosen with an emphasis on certified organic and ethically wildcrafted plants.
When seeking herbal medicine support, a consultation is essential to obtain important information about ones current state of health and health goals, previous medical history, medication use, diet and lifestyle and at that time a custom blended herbal formulation and health program is designed to focus on assisting you to obtain your health goals. Custom blended herbal formulas provide specific support for your unique health picture and are frequently modified as your symptom picture changes. Herbal teas and tinctures (herbs in liquid form) and sometimes herbal capsules are recommended in addition to specific lifestyle and nutritional suggestions.
What is a Medical Herbalist? 
When treating the client a Medical Herbalist seeks out the underlying cause of the health problem and, once identified, it is this, which is treated rather than the symptoms alone. A Medical Herbalists are highly trained practitioners that combine the use of botanical medicine, science, nutrition and supplements to restore health. Medical Herbalists are not doctors, nor do they diagnose; they are, however, trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors and take a more holistic approach to illness. The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is a world wide recognized governing body representing herbal practitioners, originally founded in 1864. All members of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists have completed at least 4 years of study in Herbal Medicine and have had extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical assessment, pharmacology, biochemistry, botany, materia medica, and philosophy of Herbal Medicine, therapeutics and nutrition. To book an appointment contact Advanced Healing Arts and request an appointment with Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist or visit www.katolenyardley.com

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Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which involves treating the individual with highly diluted substances, given mainly in tablet form, with the aim of triggering the body’s natural system of healing. Based on their specific symptoms, a homeopath will match the most appropriate medicine to each patient.

As a holistic medicine, homeopaths see each patient as an individual, treating the person as a whole rather than the illness. This means that homeopathy can be considered for most complaints, either in conjunction with, or as an alternative to, conventional medical care, depending on the nature of the problem. Homeopaths often see patients with long-term, chronic problems, many of which have failed to respond to conventional medicine.

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Hormone Testing

A variety of kits are available at the Clinic to test hormone levels for both men and women. Hormones are powerful substances that control multiple functions throughout the body, and they need to be in balance and sufficient to maintain health and well being. The hormone panels test saliva for the presence of one, two, or six different hormones for both men and women, depending on the need. In the case of women, hormone levels can vary 200 to 1,500% woman to woman, so the results will reveal the specific imbalances that require individualized treatment plans. In addition to estrogen, the hormones that can be tracked include testosterone, DHEA, progesterone, and estrogen in both men and women.

The symptoms of hormone imbalance in women are generally well known, but the following male issues are typically caused by the same problem:

  • Premature baldness

  • Impaired libido

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Fat accumulation around the waist

  • Urinary symptoms relating to pain, frequency, urgency, and interrupted stream

  • Change in sleeping habits

  • Lack of enthusiasm for life

  • Increase in bad cholesterol, decrease in good cholesterol

  • Osteoporosis

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Injection Therapy

At Advanced Healing Arts we use multiple styles of Injection Therapy. We use Acupoint Injection based on Acupuncture, Ashii and motor points. Trigger Point/Myofascial Injections for muscle and fascia. Epineural/Neural Prolotherapy/Peripheral Nerve Injections for nerve entrapment. Regeneration Injections based upon TCM Bone Pecking Techniques and modern Prolotherapy for ligaments and joints.

Acupoint/ Trigger Point Injections deal mainly with muscular, nerve and fascia pain, the type of pain that usually remains after a bad car accident in the neck, TMJ, shoulder region or in chronic low back pain.  Onset of this type of pain is frequently traumatic and then continues to linger for long periods of time often years. Over time muscle/fascia tension and imbalance combined with decreased blood flow to the joint cause arthritic changes. The muscle applies abnormal forces to the joint and wear and tear sets in.

Epineural/Neural Prolotherapy uses small hypodermic needles at a shallow depth to treat peripheral nerve entrapments. Entrapments occur where the nerves pass through muscle or fascia. The peripheral nerves can become entrapped and a chronic constrictive injury (CCI) develops. The nerves can become enlarged/inflamed and start to generate pain. A simple solution of 5% Dextrose is used to remove the entrapment and allow the nerve to function normally again. Epineural is a very gentle treatment and even patients who are scared of needles can tolerate this treatment extremely well. Epineural is the treatment of choice for fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndromes such as lateral, posterior, anterior  thigh, calf numbness, carpel tunnel, golfers/tennis elbow, stiff neck, tissue that has become extremely sensitive to cold and chronic low back pain that never resolves.

Regeneration/Prolotherapy Injections use dextrose or (PRP) platelet rich plasma. Prolotherapy is aimed at treating damaged ligaments, joints and cartilage. Prolotherapy is geared more towards improving/restoring joint function and stability.

Neural Therapy Injections are also used for treating autonomic dysfunction. Neural therapy is effective for treating scars, TMJ, pelvic pain, dental focus and infection.

Ozone/Acuzone/Prolozone Injections use ozone gas made from medical grade oxygen. Ozone is made by running medical grade oxygen through an ozone generator. Ozone injections are used to decrease inflammation and restore mitochondria function. Ozone kills bacteria and fungus in joints, vertebrae and vertebral discs. Ozone is an amazing treatment for herniated discs, knee, shoulder, hip and joint pain/inflammation. Ozone stimulates the regeneration of healthy tissue by restoring mitochondria function. Ozone reduces NADH build up and restores the NAD balance in the mitochondria, allowing for healthy cellular respiration in cells. Research is now showing that many cancers are caused by dysfunction of the mitochondria. Ozone can reverse some mitochondria dysfunctions.

Pain: Frequently we see people who have been suffering for as long as 20 years with no relief and within a few treatments they are pain free. Advanced Healing Arts treats the cause of your pain not the symptoms. To improve the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment we frequently use Diagnostic Ultrasound. Advanced Healing Arts is currently looking into adding a C-Arm Digital X-Ray to enable us to treat even more complex pain issues. Andrew, Ian and Jason are all highly trained in injection therapy.

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Iridology

Iridology is a quick, accurate and painless system of health analysis through the examination of the colored part of the eye known as the iris. Proclaimed throughout the ages as "windows of the soul", the eyes are now acknowledged as mirrors of the body and compared to miniature television screens recording the condition of the various organs and tissues throughout the body. 

 

The iris is an extension of the brain endowed with many thousands of nerve endings, microscopic blood vessels, as well as muscle and connective tissue. Every organ is connected to the iris via the nervous system and the nerve fibres receiving their impulses through the optic nerve, optic thalami, and the spinal cord.

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IV Therapy

IV therapy involves the injection of fluids directly into veins. This route is a fast way to deliver fluids and therapeutic agents throughout the body. Naturopathic IV therapy delivers concentrations of vitamins, minerals or other therapeutic agents into the bloodstream, helping correct low nutrient levels quicker and with less potential side-effects like diarrhea and heartburn. As a result, there are great benefits on metabolism, energy, improved athletic performance, and disease prevention and treatment.

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Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of human movement, and its goal is to discover strategies for human health and performance. The work of kinesiologists benefits all those who move, including high-performance athletes, people suffering from chronic injury or disease, and those wanting to improve their overall physical health.

Kinesiology is a multidisciplinary science encompassing anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, psychomotor behaviour, and social and cultural factors. It is this multidisciplinary approach to movement and human performance that makes Kinesiology an important contributor to health and wellness, as well as to high performance sport.

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Lab Testing

A partial list of tests available at this clinic are:

  • Biological Terrain Assessment

  • Bioenergetic Testing

  • Urine analysis

  • General chemistry

  • Complete blood count

  • Immunoassay analysis

  • Tumor markers

  • EKG / ECG

  • HbA1c

  • Saliva hormone test

  • Hair analysis

  • Complete stool test

  • Food allergy test

    Other lab tests available upon request.

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Live Blood Analysis

Live Blood Analysis involves taking a single living drop of blood from the finger-tip which is then placed under a powerful microscope. The image is then displayed on a screen for both the practitioner and patient to view. Blood transports oxygen, nutrients and other life-giving agents throughout the body to maintain health. It is also the medium for detoxification, delivering cellular waste to the liver and kidneys for elimination from the body. Blood can therefore serve as a predictor of health and provide an indication of illness well before symptoms appear.

This method of analysis is different from the usual laboratory tests that quantify the levels of certain components in a sample of blood. Live blood screening gives an indication as to the QUALITY of an individual’s blood – an important foundation of preventative health care showing the effects that diet, lifestyle and stress can have on our well-being.

Studying the shape and functioning of blood cells and plasma with a microscope can show signs of:

  • Poor digestion/poor food combining.

  • Weakened immune system.

  • Vitamin deficiencies

  • Bowel and Liver toxicity

  • Dehydration

  • Stress

  • Increased cholesterol & crystal formations.

  • Poor circulation.

  • Heavy metal accumulation.

  • Presence of parasites / fungi / bacteria.

  • And much more ………….

     

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Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) in British Columbia are health care professionals committed to restoring and maintaining optimal health and pain-free function of the body. 

They are educated and trained to accurately assess and treat with techniques that include massage and manual therapy, joint mobilization, hydrotherapy, and rehabilitative exercise such as stretching, strengthening, postural exercise and patient education.

Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. RMTs are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as migraine headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other common conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction.

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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine is a unique form of licensed primary health care that combines modern scientific medical knowledge with the art and science of traditional and natural forms of medicine found around the world. 

Naturopathic physicians are trained to treat almost all acute and chronic conditions. The focus of naturopathic practice is on understanding the unique needs of each person, striving to find the cause of the disease, and treating the individual and the disease.

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes nutrition, lifestyle and the belief in the body's innate healing power. By adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle, the body can often change or reverse the course of an illness and restore good health. A naturopathic physician can facilitate this healing process.

Some may seek to work with a naturopathic physician on a specific medical condition, while others may choose naturopathic medicine as a pro-active means of attaining optimal health.

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Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is also known as non-surgical ligament reconstruction, and is a permanent treatment for chronic pain. Prolotherapy is derived from the Latin word "proli" which means to regenerate or rebuild. It is important to understand what the word PROLOTHERAPY itself means. "Prolo" is short for proliferation, because the treatment causes the proliferation (growth, formation) of new ligament tissue in areas where it has become weak. Ligaments are the structural "rubber bands" that hold bones to bones in joints - acting like the body's shock absorbers. Ligaments can become weak or injured and may not heal back to their original strength or endurance. Ligaments also will not tighten on their own to their original length once injured. This is largely because the blood supply to ligaments is limited, and therefore healing is slow and not always complete. To further complicate this, ligaments also have many nerve endings and therefore the person will feel pain at the areas where the ligaments are damaged or loose.

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Psychosomatic Energetics

How did this method get its name?  

Psychosomatic Energetics (PSE) is a new method in the field of alternative medicine, based on considerations and theories not yet accepted by prevailing conventional medical science (orthodox or allopathic medicine). This method is designed to address the body, soul and life energy of human beings.

In Greek, the soul (mind) is called psyche, the body soma, and the energy that flows through them both is energetics (or Prana, Ch’I, Orgone). According to the ideas that led to the development of this method, there is a subtle life energy that flows through and pervades the human body which, in harmonious interaction of body and soul, is a contributory source of health, vitality and well-being.

How was the method developed?  

Psychosomatic Energetics was developed over years of work and research by a German general practitioner and naturopath. It is not tied to any particular world-view, and combines oriental energy medicine (Acupuncture, Yoga) with modern occidental scientific thought. It has developed into an independent alternative-medicine procedure.

What does the method do?  

Psychosomatic Energetics aims to measure the subtle energy field (Aura) and determine its “fullness” (like a car’s fuel gauge). Mainstream science as yet rejects this energy field as nonexistent, since it cannot be measured with conventional scientific equipment. Based on users’ experience, this is done by means of a specially-designed REBA® Test Device.

All preventive energy medicine (Acupuncture, Homeopathy) tries to identify and then compensate diminished life energy. According to the ideas that underlie this concept, a full energy reading is the prerequisite for stable, long-term good health. It is the goal of Psychosomatic Energetics to detect the deeper levels of disease causes and to heal them – i.e. psychic and subtle-body disease causes. The method proceeds from the assumption that, often, deep-seated subconscious psychological conflicts disturb the energy situation. It is therefore the task of Psychosomatic Energetics to detect and treat these conflicts.   

What are psychosomatic disorders?  
Everyone knows from daily experience that body and soul are inseparably intertwined, and this knowledge is expressed by a number of familiar phrases:

  • Something’s eating at him.
  • I’ve got a knot in my stomach.
  • My heart is breaking with sorrow.

When you stop to consider that the body has a great many functions that are not under our conscious control – such as sleeping, defecating, blood pressure, skin temperature, hunger – it quickly becomes clear that there are other forces at work besides those that we have conscious control over, which keep the organism’s gears turning. This automatic steering unit is called the autonomic (or vegetative) nervous system; its fibers are present in every cell of the body, its commands bundled into neural nodes (vegetative plexus).

The most important vegetative plexuses are in the pelvis, upper and lower abdominal regions, cardiac region, cerebellum and brain stem. Each of the plexuses has, as it were, sovereignty over a particular body segment, and corresponds in alternative-medicine terms to the Indian Chakras (energy centers). The underlying ideas is that if all levels are in good working order and harmonizing with each other, then the person will feel healthy and vital.

Now, what can upset the regular functioning of the vegetative nervous system? According to Psychosomatic Energetics, these are generally “unfulfilled” feelings that act like sand in the gears of this subtle and delicate mechanism.

Concealed emotional problems then disrupt the course of vegetative functions and lead to energy congestions, which can in turn, via cellular supply deficiencies, lead to feeling unwell, pains and disease susceptibility.

The healing remedies of Psychosomatic Energetics  
Whenever one or more of these plexuses have their function disturbed, it can thus lead to somatic pains or ailments in the associated body region. There are various homeopathic compound remedies available for treating these energy blocks, which are applied according to the respective homeopathic pharmacological picture of the individual components.

“Energy blocks” in one body region – i.e. the pelvis or upper abdomen – can be treated, for example, with the Chakra remedy Chavita®. Which region reacts in each individual depends, according to Psychosomatic Energetics, on inherited weak points (which every person has) on the one hand; also, the psyche often attempts to make its hidden distresses visible via the language of the organs.

The emotional remedies (Emvita®) are administered in order to resolve the hidden psychological conflicts, and they may be taken alone or in conjunction with other therapeutic procedures.

A homeopathic compound remedy called Geovita® is used for follow-up treatment of geopathic disturbances. Although geopathic stress zones (geo-radiation) are not yet recognized by mainstream science, users of Psychosomatic Energetics are of the opinion that they are quite often a very significant factor – and so, Psychosomatic Energetics users regularly recommend, first, moving the “disturbed” bed. Also, Geovita® is meant to help the body quickly rebalance the disturbed energy, as well as e.g. more easily deal with the effects of electromagnetic pollution (electrosmog).

Anxiovita® serves to dissolve fear, uneasiness and exhaustion, Simvita® is used for nervousness and inner tension, Paravita® (5-5-0 drops daily) is for easing cramps and spasms, and improving states of exhaustion, Neurovita® can be administered for pain and tension conditions.

The above remedies are obtainable in 50ml dropper bottles (purple glass for protection from light) as a prescription drug. The standard dose is 12 drops (half that for children) twice daily on the tongue.

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Reflexology

Relexology is a method of stimulating the REFLEX POINTS in the feet that correspond with each of the body’s organs and functioning’s. Following a detailed mapping of the body, gentle pressure is applied with the fingers and thumb of the practitioner on the plantar, dorsal, lateral and medial sides of each foot. Correct stimulation of these reflex points causes a release of trapped stress and tension in the body, bringing about a deep state of relaxation. Toxins are also released, and ones’ natural energies flow freely, assisting to normalize the body’s functions. The whole body is REVITALIZED and SUPPORTED in its own healing process. WHOLISTIC, NON-INVASIVE and GENTLE, it is a beneficial therapy for all ages – infant to seniors!

Reflexology is an ancient healing art dating back to Egyptian times. It has widespread acceptance as a complimentary therapy in Europe and the U.K., where many studies over the decades have proven its effectiveness.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an ancient medical system that takes a deep understanding of the laws and patterns of nature and applies them to the human body. TCM is not "New Age," nor is it a patchwork of different healing modalities. TCM is a complete medical system that has been practiced for more than five thousand years. 

At the heart of TCM is the tenet that the root cause of illnesses, not their symptoms, must be treated. In modern-day terms, TCM is holistic in its approach; it views every aspect of a persons body, mind, spirit, and emotions as part of one complete circle rather than loosely connected pieces to be treated individually.

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Trigger Point Injection

Trigger point injection (TPI) is used to treat extremely painful areas of muscle. Normal muscle contracts and relaxes when it is active. A trigger point is a knot or tight, ropy band of muscle that forms when muscle fails to relax. The knot often can be felt under the skin and may twitch involuntarily when touched (called a jump sign). 

The trigger point can trap or irritate surrounding nerves and cause referred pain — pain felt in another part of the body. Scar tissue, loss of range of motion, and weakness may develop over time.

TPI is used to alleviate myofascial pain syndrome (chronic pain involving tissue that surrounds muscle) that does not respond to other treatment. Many muscle groups, especially those in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck, are treated by this method. TPI also can be used to treat Fibromyalgia and tension headaches.

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Visceral Manipulation

Life and motion are intertwined. Although we can have motion without life, we cannot have life without motion. Of particular importance are those motions - not ordinarily visible - that take place within the human body. They're linked to many levels of activity, from cellular pulsations to rhythmic contractions of the heart, diaphragm, even the craniosacral system. 

The visceral system relies on the interconnected synchronicity between the motions of all the organs and structures of the body. At optimal health, this harmonious relationship remains stable despite the body's endless varieties of motion. But when one organ cannot move in harmony with its viscera due to abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement, it works against the body's other organs and muscular, membranous, fascial and osseous structures. This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around. And that chronic irritation, in turn, paves the way for postural distortion, neuromuscular dysfunction, and disease processes.

Imagine an adhesion around the lungs. It would create a modified axis that demands abnormal accommodations from nearby body structures. For example, the adhesion could alter rib motion, which could then create imbalanced forces on the vertebral column and, with time, possibly develop a dysfunctional relationship with other structures. This scenario highlights just one of hundreds of possible ramifications of a small dysfunction - magnified by thousands of repetitions each day.

Visceral Manipulation relies on the palpation of normal and abnormal forces within the body. By using specific techniques, therapists can evaluate how abnormal forces interplay, overlap and affect the normal body forces at work. The goal is to help the body's normal forces remove abnormal effects, whatever their sources. Those effects can be global, encompassing many areas of bodily function.

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