Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) is a comprehensive medical system based on the writings of various sage-physicians over the last 3,000 years. It provides profound understandings and treatments of the whole person.
Just as energy is understood as both a particle and a wave, the body can be seen as dense, solid matter as well as an electromagnetic field, with the tangible and intangible constantly informing one another—both in pathogenesis and in the healing of imbalances.
Chinese Medicine employs this knowledge through the vibrational component of bodywork and the more material elements of herbs and nutrition. [ more ]
Homeopathy is a 200 year old holistic approach to healing that stimulates the body’s own ability to restore health. It acts on the energetic level, healing from the inside out. Homeopathy affects every level of being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It is used extensively worldwide, and has been shown effective by hundreds of high quality, peer reviewed studies.
Acute ailments such as viral and bacterial infections, especially recurrent ones, as well as injuries respond well to homeopathy. Chronic disease, however, is where homeopathy truly shines, often stimulating healing in cases that have not responded to more conventional approaches. [ more ]
Energy medicine is the practice of facilitating wellness by addressing the subtle energy fields around and within the human body. Due to the integrative nature of the fields; physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual issues can all be addressed through this work.
The premise of working with the fields is that all physical illness or life distortions are a result of imbalance within the energy body. If disturbance in the fields is addressed early enough illness and disease need not manifest into the physical. If symptoms are already presenting physically, then working with the fields addresses the root cause of the issue, giving more traction and depth to the healing process.
This work is not meant to take the place of allopathic medicine or clinical psychology. It is however, very beneficial in conjunction with them. [ more ]
Inherent in our culture is the belief that evolution has ended with us. The truth is, we are constantly evolving beings on an emergent journey that is still unfolding and knows no end. Being in a conscious relationship with that journey, I believe, is what healing is all about.
Massage at Whole Medicine consists of a non-invasive approach to doing bodywork. Myofascial techniques are used in order to work with clients who have hypertonic and often painful areas that need to be worked. People who suffer from chronic pain or degenerative illnesses may not be able to tolerate deep tissue and the myofascial work is a way to get into tissue without hurting them. It is a subtle technique but the results are often a very deep release.
Trigger point techniques are beneficial to clients who are experiencing referred pain injury or overuse and are in need of immediate relief. These techniques are much more specific and are designed to find "knots" in the muscles and release them. Trigger point techniques are often combined with sports massage in order to stretch and take a clients joints through a range of motion. This is helpful in both situations of hypertonicity as well as athletes wanting to reduce their recovery time and decrease chance of injury.
Sessions frequently include reflexology techniques as this is a great way to allow a person to relax while also hitting target reflex points in the feet that are directly connected to areas of concern. [ more ]