- Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a complex sounding name for an amazingly simple but important application that safely delivers a very small electrical current to enhance, amplify, or inhibit select neural pathways and areas in the brain. Its use can be beneficial to rehabilitate or repair neurological injuries, enhance motor and speech functions, inhibit pain, relieve anxiety, depression, PTSD, addictions, cravings, and symptoms of ADD/ADHD, enhance memory, accelerate learning and other cognitive functions. Regular use has shown long term repair and improvement in the selected activities.
- Allergies & Food Sensitivities
“All disease begins in the gut.” ― Hippocrates We implement appropriate detoxification methods, herbals, homeopathics, or bioenergetic therapies to relieve the symptoms associated with allergies and food sensitivities. Food sensitivities may be associated with complaints of fatigue, abdominal discomfort, bloating, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, depression, anxiety/panic attacks, brain fog, dizziness, passing out, rash, itching, runny nose, nasal congestion, belching, gassiness, bitter or sour taste in the mouth, burning in the chest area, arrhythmias, wheezing, asthma. We use the Galvanic skin response testing with the Zyto system which assesses autonomic nervous system stress response in order to gather specific data. This form of bio-energetic testing indicates the nervous system’s reaction to different informational frequency stressors, be it allergens to inhalants or other “sensitivities”, toxins, microbes and various other physical and emotional factors. The bio-energetic food sensitivity screening with the Zyto may miss a very small percentage of food sensitivities but has an approximate 85% rate of accuracy. The quantum galvanic skin response is an effective tool to determine food sensitivities (those foods causing an autonomic stress reaction in the body). The most commonly used blood test for food allergens is the IgG-4. This IgG-4 screening does not test for acute anaphylactic nor certain delayed reactions to foods, which might cause a physiological inflammatory response in some people. Most people being conventionally tested for food allergies do not get tested for food allergy reactions associated with IgG-1, IgG-2, IgG-3, IgA, IgD, IgE nor cell-mediated reactions, which would provide much more data than the IgG-4 test alone. Two tests that do measure a larger number of reactions are the Enzyme-linked Immuno-Sorbent Assay (ELISA) test and the Food Immune Complex Assay (FICA) test. Both offer the convenience and accuracy of measuring some of these other types of allergy reactions, while costing significantly less than RAST and skin prick tests, which test only for IgE reactions. Most all allergy tests are associated with some degree of error. Even ELISA and FICA tests are no better than about 85% accurate. False positives and missed allergic foods are a common occurrence on most tests, so the gold standard for uncovering allergen sensitivities is the two-week elimination diet with Coca pulse testing. As an adjunct form of testing, we may use autonomic response testing or applied kinesiology to find and prioritize stressed organs and structures, emotional blocks, heavy metal toxicity and other related problems and prioritize appropriate therapies to relieve the histamine response from environmental allergens or food sensitivities.
- CANCER - Disease or Solution?
"A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like A Medicine" - Proverbs A cancer cell is a normal, healthy cell that has undergone genetic mutation to the point that it can live in an anaerobic surrounding (an environment where oxygen is not available). In other words, if you deprive a group of cells of vital oxygen (their primary source of energy), some of them will die, but others will manage to alter their genetic software program and mutate in a most ingenious way: the cells will be able to live without oxygen and derive some of their energy needs from such things as cellular metabolic waste products. Cancer occurs after other defenses or healing mechanisms in the body have failed. In extreme circumstances, exposure to large amounts of cancer-producing agents (carcinogens) can bring about a collapse of the body's defenses rapidly which allows for rapid and aggressive growth of a cancerous tumor. But usually it takes many years, or decades for "malignant" tumors to form. We deal with the root causes of cancer. Cancer indicates that there is something missing in our body and probably in life as a whole – spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically. An effective plan of care for cancer is achievable when the causes of excessive growth of cancer cells have been removed or stopped. Effective treatment for cancer requires the patient to become whole again on all levels of his spirit, soul, body. Therefore, a thorough exploration of the spirit-soul-body and its relationship to cancer provides a more effective plan of care for an individual diagnosed with cancer. Spiritual health plays an important role in cancer as does physical and emotional health. How do we support the individual's spirit-soul-body? Spiritual: Explore an individual's belief systems and perception of the “word” cancer. Discover their belief or unbelief in a higher power source which affects their level of mental and emotional stress. Uncover subconscious beliefs that could be contributing to illness. Mental-Emotional: Explore the state of their emotions and mental health. We explore the root causes and identify whether the individual may either live life in a nourishing and self-sustaining way or in a destructive and debilitating way. Toxic emotions might be resentment, anger, and fear. Constant conflicts, guilt, shame, self-deprecation can paralyze the body's basic functions and lead to the growth of cancer. Assist the individual to unveil unresolved conflicts that are stuck in the deep recesses of the mind. Some of them are inherited and thereby unconscious and imbedded in the cell memory. Identify if the individual feels burdened by some poor self-image, unresolved conflict and worries, or past emotional trauma that still lingers in his/her subconscious. Cancer, the physical disease, cannot occur unless there is a strong undercurrent of emotional uneasiness and deep-seated frustration. Cancer patients typically suffer from lack of self-respect or worthiness, and often have unresolved conflicts or "unfinished business". Cancer can actually be a way of revealing the source of such inner conflict. Some people, under severe temporary stress make more cancer cells than usual and form clusters of cancerous cells that disappear again once they feel better. Secretions of the DNA's anticancer drug, Interleukin II, drop under physical and mental duress and increase again when relaxed and joyful. Thereby, could many cancers vanish without any form of medical intervention and without causing any real harm? This is a question to consider. Physical: Physical toxins accumulate with a harmful life-style of eating fast foods with chemical additives and artificial sweeteners, or drinking polluted water. The cause of the death of healthy cell tissue results from the continued deprivation of nutrients and happy emotions. The drastic reduction or shutdown of vital nutrient supplies to the cells of an organ is not just a consequence of cancer, but actually its biggest cause. Pathogens or myco-bacterial feces can get into the tissues and produce enough toxic debris that the cells of the tissues transform into cancerous tumors. Treatments like chemotherapy and radiation destroy many cancerous cells, but they also destroy healthy cells, damaging entire organs and systems in the body. Cures for cancer should not occur at the expense of destroying other vital parts of the body. We can use scanning devices such as the zyto to collect data for toxic overload and food sensitivities and the thermogram to identify stressed or inflamed organs and tissues. Labwork and allopathic diagnostic scans are helpful. We implement methods to clear the body of toxins, carcinogenic substances, and metabolic waste from the lymph and blood with specific detoxification therapies, nutritional support, dietary guidelines, lymphatic therapies, and psyche-emotional therapies.. Some exceptional psyche-emotional therapies are prayer, art therapy, EVOX, a form of sound therapy and Recall Healing, a German New Medicine developed by Ryke Hamer, MD. These therapies help to uncover and release sub-conscious blocks and conflicts contributing to illness. The goal is to cleanse the body of accumulated toxins and waste products, and to help clear the individual of toxic beliefs, toxic thought patterns, and toxic emotions. “It's more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” - Hippocrates Questions we might ask ourselves and ask the individual: · What is the spiritual journey and lesson behind cancer? · Will cancer help restore balance to your life? Or is cancer a death sentence and cause severe trauma and suffering? We see it as a matter of perspective. · Do you believe cancer is a disease? Or is cancer a mechanism of survival to bring to surface an unresolved conflict? · If cancer is a survival mechanism, what needs to be done to prevent the body from taking recourse to such drastic defense measures? - What roles do fear, frustration, low self-worth and repressed anger play in the origination and outcome of cancer? · What reasons coerce your body into developing cancer cells? · What determines the type and severity of cancer with which you are afflicted? · Why would the body permit self-destruction? · Why do many cancers disappear by themselves without medical intervention? · Do radiation, chemotherapy and surgery actually cure cancer, or do cancer survivors heal due to other reasons, despite these radical, side-effect-loaded treatments? If cancer is a healing attempt by the body for the body. Blocking this healing attempt can destroy the body. Let us support the individual holistically in spirit-soul-body. Adapted from: "Cancer is not a Disease - It's a Survival Mechanism" by Andreas Moritz “Timeless Secrets of Health and Rejuvenation” (www.ener-chi.com) The German New Medicine by Ryke Hamer, MD "Pyramid of Health" by Gilbert Renaud, PhD "The Biology of Belief" by Bruce Lipton, PhD
- Art & Music Therapy
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” - Pablo Picasso “It is the special province of music to move the heart.” - Johann Sebastian Bach Through the expression of art and music, people experience hope and healing for themselves and for others. Studies have shown that art heals by changing a person's physiology and attitude. Art and music change the body's physiology from stress and fear to relaxation and inspiration. Art and music affect a person's brain wave patterns, hormonal balance, neurotransmitters, autonomic nervous system, sympathetic nervous system, immune system and blood flow to organs. Neuro-physiologists have found that art, music, sound, tones, dance, prayer, and healing are associated with similar brain wave patterns and mind body changes, which are deeply connected in feeling and meaning. Art and music change a person's perceptions and outlook on life, attitude, emotional state and help people with life challenges. Artistic expression can be a means of personal transformation, physical, emotional and spiritual healing. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” - Thomas Merton “Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.” - George Bernard Shaw “Art is not a handicraft, but the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” - Leo Tolstoy "Parting of the Sea"
- Optimal Lifestyle Suggestions
"Walking is man's best medicine" - Hippocrates Note: These are basic suggestions for the general population. Seek the advice of your practitioner for further recommendations. Water: Drink purified room temperature water - 50 ounces of water for every 100 lbs of body weight. Water and shower filters are recommended. Choose from quality water filters like Berkey, Aquatrue reverse osmosis, Aquasana. If you purchase bottled water, my favorite bottled waters are Icelandic, Poland Spring Origin, Rainfresh, Italian Still or Sparkling, Italian sparkling mineral water. I do not recommend waters bottled in thin “crunchy” plastics that leach higher contents of phthalates and other chemicals into the water. Sunshine: If weather permits, absorb 10-20min of sunlight to skin every day without sunscreen to >50% of uncovered skin surface to absorb natural Vitamin D. Exercise at least 3x weekly as tolerated Cooking utensils: Ceramic cookware is ideal. Glass cookware is acceptable. Stainless steel and cast iron skillets may be used on occasion although they could leach out some heavy metals such as nickel and too much iron. Avoid using aluminum, Teflon, and Silverstone type of non-stick cookware, and plastic. More tips: Remove metal jewelry from body at bedtime. Do NOT place a cell phone by your bed. Charge it in another room during the night and put it on airplane mode if it is not needed during the night. Turn off the wi-fi at night while you are sleeping. Wear non-underwire bras as much as possible. Use products for the hair, skin, toothpaste that do not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfates and fluoride.
- Voice Mapping - Sound Healing
Voice mapping is a form of cognitive biofeedback using sound frequencies. It was developed by Calvin Young, who based his work on the research of early sound healers such as Alfred Tomatis, and Edwards. Early in life we subconsciously create complex mechanisms to protect us from early traumatic and stressful experiences. These subconscious mechanisms function as coping skills that help us endure and survive difficult events and chronically painful conditions throughout our lives. Voice Mapping analyzes the sound frequencies in a person’s voice for missing frequencies which correlate to blocked or unacknowledged emotions related to a person, event, or task. Specific emotions bind chemicals and toxins in the body and inhibit, to a degree, the release of these toxins during the body’s natural detoxification process. Missing sound frequencies from the voice are identified and played back to the person. These sound frequencies facilitate subconscious releases in the brain that trigger certain responses in behavior and in the physical body and can thereby be helpful in fighting chronic health or behavior problems. When emotional blocks are released, the body’s cells, tissues, and organs function more optimally. The EVOX is technology developed to facilitate this voice mapping. A combination of sounds in the voice is recorded and missing frequencies are identified. The missing frequencies are a consequence of buried memories, mental and emotional stressors. Frequency signals from the voice are delivered back to the person. These frequencies stimulate and then balance a relevant memory and muscle connection which affects the sound frequencies coming from the vocal chords. If the brain is storing a memory connected to stress and trauma, that memory may be causing an imbalance in the body. That imbalance is a contributing factor to current behavioral, emotional, and physical challenges. During this biofeedback process, you may recall forgotten memories, experience strong emotional releases, and realize insights that can help you break free of rigid thinking, unresolved grief, anger, or other buried emotions that keep you stuck in repetitive life patterns or illness. Working with the frequencies in a person’s voice, the EVOX is a highly effective biofeedback process, helping to change negative beliefs and attitudes about oneself, others, events, and also helps to quickly resolve anger, phobias, grief, etc. The EVOX is a tool to facilitate the release of emotional and mental blocks and is also beneficial for students and athletes who are looking to overcome specific challenges and improve performance.
- NUTRITIONAL DRINKS
“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” ― Hippocrates Note: These are suggestions for the general population. Seed the advice of your practitioner if you have specific health challenges. Enzyme rich foods for juicing or to eat raw Papaya, pineapple, kimchi, sauerkraut or other fermented vegetables, banana in moderation, Kiwi, grapes, blueberries, avocado, mango, green vegetables, bitter vegetables Sprouted seeds, legumes Almond Milk 1 Cup Almonds (Soak 24 hours and blend into a puree) 1 TBSP powdered protein of choice or optional Blend Almonds & water thoroughly until smooth Green Juice Drinks Place all ingredients of choice through a Juicer. Kale – lacinto, green, red Mustard greens, collard greens, green chard, rainbow chard, dandelion greens Spinach, Parsley, Cilantro, Celery, Cucumber Red beets in moderation to taste Carrots in moderation to taste Fruits in moderation to taste – lemon, pineapple, apple, kiwi, berries Note: These are options for green drinks. You may be creative as long as most of 3/4 of the ingredients are greens and the fruits, beets, carrots are used in moderation to taste Lemon Ginger Drink 1 peeled lemon 1 Apple 1 finger fresh ginger 1 cucumber as desired 1 bunch celery 1 bunch cilantro 1 bunch parsley 1 bunch fresh mint Juice all ingredients and add water to dilute as desired Sore Throat Hot Tea 1 chopped lemon with rind 1-2 fingers of freshly chopped ginger 1 tsp of honey to taste (manuka or local) Place in mug and pour hot boiled water over ingredients. Sip this hot lemon-ginger tea slowly throughout the day for symptoms of sore throat. You may make this several times per day for symptoms. *Contact your practitioner if symptoms do not resolve within 24-36 hours.
The Center for Holistic Healing incorporates color into many of our protocols. COLOR Therapy has long been shown to relax the frontal lobe of the brain where a person’s emotions are primarily housed. COLOR Therapy using colored therapy glasses or colored LED lights helps ‘loosen’ resistant emotions within a persons psyche and relax the nervous system that tends to grasp hold of specific toxins. Some toxins become resistant to mobilizing out of cells so it becomes difficult for the body to excrete them through its primary detoxification organs. This makes color therapy useful when used simultaneously with other detoxification protocols. COLOR carries specific frequencies or wave lengths that trigger a response in the brain, nervous system and other organs in the body. Color and body correlations include but are not limited to: BLUE - central nervous system and sympathetic nervous system, thyroid, pineal, head region; calming, cooling, inflammation, throat chakra 5 VIOLET and PURPLE - pineal-pituitary glands, the brain and eyes; chakras 6 and 7 INDIGO - neck, mouth, nose, and teeth; emotional expression TURQUOISE - lungs and thymus, trachea and esophagus, chakra 5 GREEN – liver, gallbladder meridians, the tonsils and lymphatics, heart and spleen, pituitary, thymus, muscular system, heart, lungs, breasts, upper extremities; swelling, edema, drainage, decongestion, inflammation, heart chakra 4 YELLOW-ORANGE - pancreas, stomach, intestines, bones, joints; production of melatonin, a sleep hormone; solar plexus chakra 3 YELLOW - kidneys and bladder, pancreas, adrenals, solar plexus chakra 3 RED - blood, reproductive organs, small intestines and bladder, adrenals, sensory nervous systems (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell), circulation, immune system, lower extremities, skin; burns, root chakra 1 MAGENTA – heart AMBER – lymphatics, pancreas, digestion, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, intestines, solar plexus chakra 3
- Your Body’s Internal Environment
The chronically ill human body is like a bathtub full of dirty water overflowing onto the bathroom floor. All of the drains at the bottom of the bathtub (represents the detox mechanisms of the bowel, liver, kidney, lymph) are plugged up preventing the dirty water from draining out of the bathtub. At the top of the bathtub there is a faucet wide open running dirty water into the bathtub. These dirty water faucets represent polluted inhaled air, nutrient-depleted foods eaten (that are toxic from steroids, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, heavy metals, partially-hydrogenated oils, etc.), toxic relationships, toxic conscious and sub-conscious emotions, electro-magnetic pollution, other radiation, etc. There is also "clean" water that is either completely turned off or barely dripping into the tub. The clean water faucet represents fresh air, purified water, good foods and supplemental nutrients, sunshine, exercise, relaxation, good relationships, peace, joy, love, the will to live and a purpose in life. All the dirty water overflowing onto the bathroom floor represents symptoms of chronic disease. In order to stop the dirty water from flowing over onto the bathroom floor, and to progressively lower the level of dirty water in the bathtub, one must open up the drains at the bottom of the bathtub by enhancing the detox mechanisms of the body, and turn down or off as many of the dirty water faucets as possible while, at the same time, opening wide the clean water faucets at the top of the bathtub. In doing these things, not only does the level of the dirty water go down, but the water becomes cleaner and cleaner so that, eventually, the bottom of the bathtub can be seen. Analogy Source. Wm. Lee Cowden MD Our plan of care considers the spiritual well-being, mental- emotional and physical well-being of the individual. Naturopathic modalities include but is not limited to, education and counseling on foods, exercise, non-medical physical therapies such as lymphatic therapy, non-manipulative bodywork, sound, light, electro-magnetic and bio-energetic therapies. Included are beneficial supplementation and homeopathic preparations to help stimulate, promote, and maintain the individual’s whole-body function and its self-healing processes.
- Tissue Scarring
Tissue scarring can cause disruption, blockage, or congestion to the flow of energy. Scarring or adhesions of the tissue could congest or block various toxins, microbes, and also hold toxic or stress emotions within the cells in the location of the scarring or point of injury. An anti-scarring protocol assists in releasing blocked or congested pathways caused by trauma, structural stress. How does this occur? Just as metals block energy from the body, scars from lacerations, trauma, injury, or contusions will block energy from the body as well. As the area of injury heals, white blood cells and fibroblasts migrate in, fibrin is formed, and a scarring is formed in which layers of connective tissue become stuck together. These layers cannot move freely as they did prior to the trauma. When this occurs, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and nerves become compressed or blocked and does not flow effectively. Electrical meridians are disrupted and become blocked or congested. As a result, proper drainage of toxins does not occur, inflammation and pain, or a disease process will ensue. An anti-scarring protocol penetrates into the tissues where a contusion or trauma occurred in order to open up lymphatic pathways between the layers of connective tissue. Consequently, the lymphatic vessels can move fluid through the affected tissue, the blood vessels can circulate blood and oxygen to the affected tissue, and energy will flow through the electrical meridians again. As a result, the pool of toxins which had accumulated surrounding the trauma or scarring will escape from the affected areas in order to decrease inflammation and pain. Myofascial release techniques penetrates deep into the tissues where a surgical site, contusion or trauma occurred in order to break up scarring and adhesions between the layers of connective tissue. Consequently, the lymphatic vessels can move fluid through the affected tissue, the blood vessels can circulate blood and oxygen to the affected tissue, and energy will flow through the electrical meridians again. As a result, the pool of toxins which had accumulated surrounding the trauma or scarring will escape from the affected areas in order to decrease inflammation and pain. When this fascial release is administered in the midline of the body such as the tailbone, the back, and skull, the formation of scarring to these areas decreases. A scar can occur in between the bony places of the skull plates, causing the skull plates to be stuck together. Thereby, the lymph fluid and blood circulation becomes blocked or congested and traps lymphatic fluid and toxins in the brain from draining and escaping via the lymphatic pathways and the blood vessels. Lymph fluid becomes sluggish and congested, trapping lymphatic fluid and toxins from draining and escaping via the lymphatic pathways and the blood vessels. Scarring therapies facilitates the movement of lymphatic pathways. Lymphatic fluid, blood, and energy pathways can begin flowing to detoxify more effectively and inflammation will decrease. Fascia release facilitates the movement of lymphatic fluid, blood, and energy pathways so the body can detoxify more effectively. When the pathways are not blocked by scarring, toxins have a pathway to drain, and inflammation will decrease. This type of therapy facilitates increased circulation, and improves muscle and joint discomforts, and postoperative pain. Source. Julia Schulenburg,BSN, ND, CLT