With extensive symptom screening and tests that analyze the body's condition a personalized program of health and nutrition are recommended for you. Your body is checked by several systems which can tell which organs or glands are stressed and needing support and where there may some deficiency. stagnation, heat, cold, inflammation or infection. Basic minerals are checked to see if there is a nutritional deficiency or an imbalance due to over consumption or genetic type. Hormones are also checked along with any chemicals or substances that might cause hormonal disruption.
Developed by Osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies at Michigan State University this gentle , hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system is done using soft touch to release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, this technique is used for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including: Headaches, neck and back pain,
motor-coordination impairments, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, emotional difficulties, TMJ, Post-Traumatic stress disorder and stress related problems.
Homeopathy is a method of medical treatment which stimulates the body's own healing processes in order to cure illnesses. It is based on the discovery that a substance can cure the same symptoms it can cause. The science was founded by Dr Samuel Hahnemann where he furthered the known theory that "likes are cured by likes". He found that an appropriately prepared dilution provided a faster and harmless healing effect. Upon this principle lies the basis of modern homeopathic remedies and practice used by physicians and patients worldwide. The principles are that symptoms of illness may be cured by the administration of substances which produce, in a healthy person, symptoms similar to those of the condition being treated.
For instance, if a person where to drink too much strong coffee late in the day or evening and now they are wired and can't go to sleep but need to get the rest - they can take Coffee cruda 12x or 30x and
that will usually neutralize the effects of the coffee taken earlier in the day. However if you drink a cup of
coffee and then immediately take the remedy to see if it will work it most likely won't because fresh coffee on the palate will neutralize the remedy or any homeopathic remedy. You have to wait a few hours to try this remedy.
Homeopathy can be used for colds and common complaints along with more chronic conditions.
It is easy to give to children and is agreeable to them.
These are homeopathic remedies prepared from wild flowers and the action of these flower essences is to raise our vibration and open up channels for healing. They were developed by Dr. Edward Bach who was an immunologist and bacteriological researcher and prepared vaccines that were widely used by the orthodox medical profession. After a long career he left that and developed the flower essence remedies. They are known for treating mental and emotional illness and address different kinds of fears, uncertainty, despondency, despair, loneliness, dread, anxiety, irritability, worries and some faults and failings. There are 39 different Bach flower remedies and with a simple check
a remedy can be found for you that has no side effects and is inexpensive and well worth a try.
Bach Flower remedies are inexpensive and relieve stress and emotional imbalance in humans and
animals for over 75 years. They help alleviate all kinds of fears. Try them for
stress fears jealousy
self pity self hatred discouragement
exhaustion discouragement hopelessness
despair guilt dominance & inflexibility
lack of confidence Shock living in the past
Pride impatience inability to say no
There are herbal medicine traditions from all over the world. The Chinese plant based herbal system is the most researched, best documented and the most fully developed herbal system in the world. The American and European herbal traditions have been somewhat lost due to witch trials and negative propaganda from drug companies.
Far less people have been harmed or died from taking herbs then people have from drugs. The people that have been harmed or died has been because they have taken excessive amounts of herbs not meant to be used or taken that way in the herbal traditions. Yet a lot of people have a fear of them.
Chinese herbs and herbal formulas combine ancient traditional Taoist health principles with cutting-edge scientific knowledge. However there is a lot of knowledge and information on American and European herbs too. If you are interested an herb or a formula or a regimen can be developed specifically for your physical and emotional well being. Only plant based herbs are used. The herbals are manufactured by a reputable Japanese Pharmaceutical company under the most strictest sterile standards and highest quality herbs guaranteed free of pesticides and other contanimants.
Some of the conditions that can be helped by herbal medicine.
Slow aging Headaches
Gain Energy Heaviness in the Head
Mental Clarity Nasal Congestion
Reduce Stress Sore Throat
Fertility Loss of Voice
Immune Efficiency Coughing
Aching Muscles Stomach Aches
Lack of Appetite Edema
Sore Muscles and tendons Diarrhea
Constipation Menstrual problems
Anxiety Skin inflammations
Frequent Urination Insomnia
My patients say this is like a rejuvenating vacation that gets rid of the feelings that are associated with burn-out and it lifts heavy feelings when you are going through grief. It lightens the load and the treatment can be done by acupressure or acupuncture. Neurotransmitters are the natural chemicals in our brains and released by receptor sites in the brain that allow us to feel calm, happy, deal with life's ups and downs and have a normal emotional balance. The neurotransmitter balancing treatment can get people feeling better faster. However for some people they need some help to balance
their brain chemistry to help with concentration, depression etc., through natural vitamins, minerals and amino acids( proteins) to feed their brain in individual and special ways. This can be addressed and treated here too.
Furthermore there are findings from a huge body of research that are applicable to anyone whose biochemistry is causing emotional discomfort, promoting substance abuse and other psychological symptoms no matter if it is from malnourishment or a genetically predisposition.
So many things effect the brain and can cause depression. Blood sugar problems, low grade infections of different kinds, organ health, hormones, allergies, toxic chemical exposure and nutrition can all have an effect on the brain and your emotions. Through extensive symptom screening, history and tests the underlying biochemical glitches can be revealed and there are natural substances of all kinds that can make a real difference.
Linus Pauling who won two Nobel Prizes for chemistry studied mental disorders, focusing on underlying biochemical dysfunctions. He said "The mind is a manifestation of the structure of the brain itself". He called mental disorders "molecular disease" and he coined the definition of orthomolecular
therapy. He gave a scientific identity to the role of nutrition in psychiatry. He challenged doctors to become aware of the overwhelming amount of information that was pouring in from all over the world, documenting the vital role natural chemicals play in brain function and mental disorders. Yet a recent
study showed that while 74 percent of the first-year medical students believed that a knowledge of nutrition is important to their career, by their third year of learning how to match drugs to symptoms, the number dropped to 13 percent. Another genius, Roger Williams, PH.D., a University of Texas Biochemist, discovered that actual optimal levels of natural brain chemicals can differ widely from person to person and on the same
recommended daily allowance, one person stays healthy while another limps through life never feeling normal. Studies on zinc have found that it has an effect on neurotransmitters in the brain and while it can help one person feel better, in another person it can make them feel hyper, depressed and worse.
Carl Pfeiffer,PhD.,M.D. was a scientist who discovered that blood histamines levels were elevated in the lab tests of obsessive-compulsive individuals. With natural substances these patients improved, their histamine levels dropped and their depression lifted. In patients with very low levels of brain histamines, Pfeiffer found that they were likely to be paranoid and have hallucinations. Pfeiffer research found what natural substances could make or block histamine in the brain.
Remember tryptophan, an amino acid that the body use to make serotonin the neurotransmitter that
helps you to sleep and avoid depression. They took that off the market just in time to introduce SSRI drugs to artificially try to duplicate what tryptophan does but SSRI drugs artificially speeds up the pumping of serotonin in the brain and also blocks reabsorption. SSRI drugs can't make serotonin it just plays with the brain's uptake mechanisms and because of the glut of serotonin, the brain compensates by down-regulating or shutting down serotonin receptor sites. Dr Breggin documents animal studies that show the numbers of receptors drastically diminished and these are the sites the brain needs to function and to process more serotonin. Taking SSRI drugs can lead to unfortunate results, including severe agitation, violence and suicide (such results were made public in the hearings conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1991). This is just one example why trying natural ways to balance the brain chemistry is worthwhile.
FOR AUTISM - There are micro-nutrients that have been shown to work well for autistic children. There
are natural ways to bring dopamine and serotonin levels up out of the critically low levels that are often found in autistic children. All major neuro-transmitters can be involved with the autism along with toxic metals, other neuro toxins, food dyes and allergies should be checked.
FOR ADD - Studies found that levels of toxic metals were higher in children with (ADD) then in non ADD children. They may have an autoimmune reaction to a vaccine or something else that trigger an autoimmune reaction that attacks and prevents development of the myelin sheaths of the nervous system so that nerve impulses (messages) are damaged. They may also have a genetic predisposition to some neuro-transmitter over production that makes them more high strung that can easily be tested for and managed with simple non addicting natural substances.
So add several things together and these children are really challenged but can be helped.
Problems with low blood sugar can happen when the blood sugar drops too low. It can happen in people who are having stress and not eating well and in insulin taking diabetics. People experience weakness, shakiness, foggy headed, lightheadeness, dizziness, fatigue, depression, moodiness and can be more emotional and easy to anger.
The following diet is used to help re-establish the sugar control mechanism in the body. One should eat about six small meals a day about three hours apart. It is recommended that the diet be followed for two weeks.
Proteins: It is important to have protein at each meal. It can be as little as 3 oz of meat, chicken, turkey, fish, or for snacks an oz of cheese or an oz. of nuts or nut butter.
Cottage Cheese Vegetables:
Green vegetables - unlimited
Yellow vegetables - small portions
Fruits: All fresh fruits are allowed in unlimited quantity.
All canned, frozen fruits and fruit juices must be unsweetened.
Beverages: Coffee, tea, milk, soy milk unsweetened, almond milk unsweetened.
Water - Mandatory!! Drink plenty
Snacks: Nuts, Coconut, cheese - small amounts. 1 oz. or a tbsp. of nut butter but watch that you
don't eat too much fat.
Foods to avoid: Sugar and most sweetners, like honey, molasses, agave sweetner
Alcohol - beer, wine, hard liquor, mixed drinks
All wheat products, refined white flour and refined whole grain flour, bread, pasta
Dried beans and lentils
But you can have two slices of RICE BREAD, SPROUTED WHEAT OR GRAIN BREAD a day. You may have roasted rice.
Roasted rice is made by placing long grain rice in a dry skillet and brown to golden brown. Some of the kernels may pop. Cool and store and cook as needed as you would cook regular rice. This method changes the utilization of the rice within the body.
You may use STEVIA.
K INESIOLOGY - MUSCLE TESTING
Kinesiology is now a well-established science, based on the testing of an all - or - none muscle response stimulus. A positive stimulus provokes a strong muscle response; a negative stimulus results in a demonstrable weakening of the test muscle. Clinical kinesiological muscle testing as a diagnostic technique has found widespread verification over the last 2 years. Dr. George Goodheart's original research on the subject was given wider application by Dr. John Diamond. Diamond determined that this positive or negative response occurs with stimuli both physical and mental, and his books brought the subject to the general public.
The research reflected in this volume has taken Diamond's technique several steps further, through the discoverey that this kinesiologic response reflects the human organism's capacity to differentiate not only positive from negative stimuli, but also anabolic
( life - threatening ) from catabolic ( life-consuming ) and most dramatically, truth from falsity.
In 1971, three physiotherapists published a definitive study on muscle testing. Dr George Goodheart, of Detroit, Michigan, had studied muscle testing techniques extensively in his clinical practice and made the breakthrough discovery that the strength or weakness of every muscle was connected to the health or pathology of a specific corresponding body organ. He further determined that each individual muscle was associated with and acupuncture meridian and correlated his work with that of the physician Felix Mann on the medical significance of the acupuncture meridians.
By 1976, Goodheart's book on applied kinesiology had reached its 12th edition; he began to teach the technique to his colleagues and also published monthly research tapes.
Initially, the most striking finding of applied kinesiology was a clear demonstration that muscles instantly became weak when the body is exposed to harmful stimuli. And, accordingly, it was discovered that substances that were therapeutic to the body make the muscles instantly become strong.
Since the weakness of any particular muscle indicated the presence of a pathologic process in its corresponding organ (corraborated by diagnosis through acupuncture and physical or laboratory examination ), it was a highly useful clinical tool to detect disease. Thousands of practiciioners began to use the method and data rapidly accumulated showing kinesiology to be an important monitor in a patient's response to treatment.
Practitioners have found usefulness of the method in detecting allergies, nutritional disorders, and responses to medications.
That the body reponded even when the mind was naive was quite impressive. Most practitioners did their own verification research, placing various substances in plain, numbered envelopes and having a naive second person test a third. The overwhelming conclusion was that the body would indeed respond accurately, even when the conscious mind was unaware.
The reliability of the testing experience never ceased to amaze
the public and patients and for that matter the practitioners themselves. When in an audience of 1,000 people, 500 envelopes containing artificial sweetener was passed out along with 500 identical envelopes containing organic vitamin C. The audience divided up and alternating testing each other. They were amazed with delight when they saw that everybody had gone weak to the artificial sweetener and strong to the vitamin C.