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 ]
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 ]