Acupuncture is a classical medical treatment which has been used for over 4,000 years to prevent and diagnose many types of disease, provide pain control and encourage the body to heal itself. Fine needles are inserted into specific points of the body that are connected with the central nervous system and that trigger a desired physiological response. The process is mostly painless, usually only with some minor discomfort as the needle passes through the skin. Sedation is never used and rarely needed. We use acupuncture for some major conditions, including musculoskeletal problems, chronic degenerative diseases, allergies, asthma, kidney failure or depressed immune system function. Acupuncture is a healthy alternative or adjunct to conventional treatments with anti-inflammatory agents or other pharmaceuticals, which tend to have side effects.
Bach Flowers varieties were discovered in the early 1920s and initially researched by British healer Dr. Edward Bach. Bach flowers are mainly used for emotional and psychosomatic conditions including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, insomnia, and stress. Bach flowers can even treat even organic disease via the mind and emotions. The flowers are gentle, effective, typically have no side-effects, and are well-suited to the intuitive nature of animals. The only real difficulty is in determining the relevant emotion or mental state of the patient in order to select the appropriate remedy.
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Chinese Herbology is the Chinese art of combining medicinal herbs and is utilized in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). Each herbal medicine is a blend many herbs tailored specifically to the individual patient and the illness, and can be given in pill, capsule, or powdered form. Chinese herbs are used for a large variety of medical problems and diseases including pain, allergies, endocrine disorders and organ dysfunction. It can even help with behavioral disorders such as fear and anxiety among others. The balance and interaction of all the ingredients are considered more important than the effect of individual ingredients and in this way Chinese Herbology supports the body in its self-healing.
Western Herbs are medicinal herbs utilized in Western medicine. Each herb specifically targets one or more symptoms. Although studied and dosed similar to regular pharmaceuticals, western herbal medicine uses only herbs and plants. Western herbs can be given individually or as a combination and is usually dispensed in capsule, powdered or liquid form.
We use a variety of Western Herbs for a large variety of medical problems and diseases. Some examples include: Echinacea, Calendula, Astragalus, Milk Thistle, Arnica, Goldenseal, Olive oil, Aloe, Alfalfa, Licorice, Dandelion, and Slippery Elm Bark.
Ozone is like a super potent form of oxygen. Extensively utilized and studied abroad, medical ozone therapy has been around for over 100 years. Ozone therapy can: inactivate bacteria, viruses, and fungi; enhance circulation; activate the immune system; break down pollutants in the body; stimulate the body’s protective enzyme systems; clean wastes from the body; and activate energy production. Ozone dramatically increases the effects of most hormones, drugs, vitamins, and herbs. Conditions that respond very well to ozone therapy include: infections, tumors/cancers, circulation disturbances, Cushing’s disease, and other hormonal abnormalities. Ozone therapy has consistently been demonstrated to be safe and free of side effects when administered by a properly trained medical professional. Very effective for a wide variety of disease conditions, ozone therapy can be administered intravenously, topically, by inhalation, rectally, or by surrounding the area to be treated with a specially designed bag filled with ozone.
The word Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is Japanese for universal life-force energy. Reiki is a light-touch, energy-based treatment which works as a support mechanism to the body by re-establishing a normal energy flow of Qi (life force energy) throughout the system–enhancing and accelerating the body’s own healing ability. Patients who receive Reiki are less emotional, less anxious, more relaxed, have more vitality, less or no pain, a lessening of allergy symptoms, and more ease of movement. Reiki energy works without harmful side effects and is a wonderful compliment to many other medical treatments. It affects the whole patient – mind, body, and spirit.