What is Wholistic Medicine?
Complementary MedicineComplementary medical methods, such as acupuncture, maintain or restore balance to this interior energy system. A "hands-on" approach helps to promote healing while the medical practitioner simultaneously considers the mind-body connection.
Who uses Complementary Medicine?Alternative treatments and the wholistic approach have helped those suffering with chronic pain, such as arthritis or headaches. Acute conditions have also been treated successfully; a cancer patient at the Center, who contracted jaundice as a result of radiation treatments, was saved from an untimely death by weekly ammaTherapy treatments, herbal therapy and dietary changes.
How is it done?Skilled professionals eliminate symptoms, keep the energy system in balance and protect the body from future damage by using a variety of methods.
Acupuncture: Licensed, skilled professionals place needles in in specific points on the body that correspond to spots in the energy pathway. This is done in order to remove blockages or to restore balance. Conditions treated include sinus pain or the nerve damage created by "shingles".
AmmaTherapy: Based on the principles of acupuncture, licensed professional use their hands, rather than needles, on specific points of the body to prevent or cure disruptions in the body's underlying energy system. This exclusive Wholistic Health Center technique was developed by the Center's co-founder Tina Sohn, whose grandmother was an acupuncturist, herbalist and Oriental bodywork therapist in Korea.
Chiropractic: This Western modality believes that the spine is the backbone of health. Misalignment of vertebrate in the spine can be caused physically or by stress. This pressure on the spine is released by manipulation, relieving misalignment that can lead to physical symptoms and disease.
Biofeedback: A sensitive machine monitors physiological changes in the body so that patients can become more balanced internally. Biofeedback, a Western method, is often used in conjunction with other treatments for stress-related conditions, like asthma, tension headache or insomnia.
Herbal Therapy: A common cold can often be cured by using a combination of herbs. Herbal therapy, which dates back about a thousand years, uses parts of plants to promote healing. Some herbs can be taken long-term with no side effect. Others should be taken in large amounts for short-term treatment for a specific disease, while "inferior " herbs may be toxic if not taken in small amounts for short periods of time. a trained herbalist should be consulted due to the complexities of this therapy.