Acupuncture is an ancient technique in which a skilled practitioner inserts hair-thin needles into specific points on the body to prevent or treat illness. Practiced for over 2,500 years in China, where it originated, acupuncture is part of the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine
(TCM), which views health as a constantly changing flow of energy known as qi (pronounced “chee”).
In TCM, imbalances in this natural flow of energy are thought to result in disease. Acupuncture aims to restore health by improving the flow of qi. According to the principles of TCM, qi flows through the body via 14 primary “meridians” or channels.
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Aromatherapy is the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plant to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is an art and science which seeks to explore the physiological, psychological, and spiritual realm of the individual’s response to køb melatonin and various aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individual’s innate healing process.
As a holistic medicine, aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment during acute and chronic stages of illness or disease.
It is a natural, noninvasive treatment system designed to affect the whole person not just the symptom or disease, and to assist the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils.
Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic extract which are distilled from a variety of aromatic plant material including grasses, leaves, flowers, needles and twigs, peel of fruit, wood and roots. This is a most pleasant and effective individualized treatment for a wide variety of conditions.
Hypnotherapy a clinically effective way of focusing the mind, is commonly used as an alternative treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including weight control, pain management, and addictive behaviors including but not limited to smoking cessation.
Hypnosis is quite effective in pain management for a variety of conditions such as fibromyalagia, migraines, arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, and many more. HypnoBirthing ® is a wonderful alternative available in natural childbirth .
In addition, hypnotherapy could be used in place of anesthesia, particularly in patients who prove to be allergic to anesthetic drugs.
In non medical patients hypnotherapy has been found to be beneficial for problems such as motivation, procrastination, decision making, personal achievement and development, performance enhancement, academic achievement, self-esteem , buried or repressed memories, relaxation, and stress management. And of course regression for those who have a need to know.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars, which was first described by the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann. 200 years of clinical experience has shown him to be right.
Hahnemann observed that the effects of a medicinal substance given to healthy subjects tended to be mimic there diseases the substance cured. Although these provings in healthy volunteers used large doses of substance, homeopathy uses very dilute preparations and in some cases so dilute that not a single molecule of the original substance can be measured.
Homeopathy works at an energetic level, not as a pharmaceutical that needs a certain dose to bring about cell reactions. Homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body to heal itself. Classical homeopathy matches a particular symptom complex to the correct remedy, and has been used to successfully treat a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses.
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“Self-Healing thru Meditation”
Led by Carol L. Bowman, M.D.- every other Wednesday
7:00 – 8:15 PM
Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Please call us at 410-515-9070 to reserve a seat.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Enjoy better emotional physical and mental health by learning how to turn crisis into opportunity. This eight week stress reduction course is one of self-discovery, rooted in the practice of mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga to increase mind-body awareness. Eight weeks can change the way you perceive, and therefore respond to, stressful situations. This is an opportunity to explore what’s right and good about yourself, your life, and your relationships, while cultivating skills to manage the ordinary and extraordinary stresses of your life more effectively, for better emotional, physical, and mental health.
Before explaining what melatonin is, do you know, your body works on circadian rhythm which regulates your sleep cycle?
Melatonin hormone secreted from the pineal glands of the brain, controls this circadian rhythm or the internal clock of your body. It controls the time to sleep and wake up!
The melatonin levels in our body increase in the absence of light and decrease with its presence thus, controlling the sleep pattern. However, those who work during night and sleep at the daytime face real problems to have a natural circadian rhythm and develop sleeping disorders gradually.
The problem lies among frequent travelers too. As they travel through different time zones, sleep their body clock gets confused and disrupts the normal pattern. Most of the times, they are treated with melatonin natural sleeping pills to get rid of jet lag.
Our ancestors had less exposure to artificial lights at night, which made them sleep comfortably at night. Also, with an increase in age, production of melatonin decreases which causes sleep deprivation. Women with menopause go through hormonal imbalance which can lead to a dysfunctional body clock. All of these can be treated with dosages of melatonin.
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