While the practice of integrative medicine has been around for centuries, the term "integrative medicine" is relatively recent. For years, allopathic doctors have incorporated other complementary and alternative modalities into their practices, such as Chinese herbal medicine, yoga, massage therapy and acupuncture to name a few. In 1994, Dr. Andrew Weil popularized the term and the practice through the establishment of programs and fellowships for students out of the University of Arizona.
Integrative Medicine is a comprehensive practice that brings traditional western medicine MDs together with the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Practitioners acquire expertise in other modalities based on their interests, ranging from acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology and Chinese herbal medicine to ayurveda, chiropractic, or even yoga.
Toxins And Our Body’s Internal Detoxification Process
Our body creates toxins through its normal bodily functions and takes in a variety of external toxins on a daily basis. Physical, psychological and emotional stress, also create toxins within our body.
Our body’s own internal detoxification process, when working properly, eliminates these toxins so they do not accumulate and become harmful. In turn, we are able to experience optimum health and wellbeing.
If toxins accumulate faster than our body’s natural ability to eliminate them, our body will store them. They can be stored within the very cells that make up our body. Eventually this begins to decrease how efficiently our body functions and contributes to health problems.
Some possible signs of toxicity may include:
Importance Of pH Balance
pH is a measurement used to express the alkalinity or acidity of a fluid. Measurements range from 0 – 14, with a pH of 7.0 being neutral. Any measurement above pH 7.0 is more alkaline (oxygen rich) and anything falling below is more acidic (oxygen deprived).
Pool owners know the importance of pH. They monitor and balance the pool’s pH on a regular basis in order to protect the pool itself and keep the water safe for swimmers.
In human health, the pH of bodily fluids is a key indicator of our general state of health. A healthy body has a pH of 7.365 (slightly alkaline). For research has shown that our body cannot heal itself unless its pH is slightly alkaline. This, in turn, indicates that it will be difficult to gain the full benefit of any corrective treatments, until the body’s pH has returned to a slightly alkaline state.
Research has also established that disease and illness have difficulty thriving / surviving in an alkaline environment, yet they seem to thrive in an acidic environment.
An acidic pH also decreases our body’s ability to absorb vitamins, minerals, food supplements and other nutrients.
Importance Of Detoxifying
As toxicity can have such an adverse effect on our overall state of health, it is important that we do all we can to prevent it. In today’s toxic world, however, we cannot avoid our exposure to toxins we can only limit our exposure to them as much as possible.
In addition, we may need to help our body with the elimination of toxins from time to time. One very effective means of doing so is with ionic detoxification.
Ionic Detoxification And How It Works
Ionic detoxification is a safe, gentle, fast, very effective means of external detoxification. You simply place your feet in warm, salt water and relax. An array, which is placed in the water along side the feet, generates positive and negative ions in the water. During a 30-minute treatment, these ions enter the body through more than 2,000 sweat glands in each foot. They then travel throughout the body, attaching themselves to toxic substances before entering the bloodstream. As the blood circulates through the feet, toxins exit the body through the pores of the feet (through the process of osmosis) and are deposited in the water.
Various colours and objects will appear in the water during a treatment. These are a partial indication of where toxins are being pulled from within the body.
Effects of the treatment will continue for a couple of days. It is, therefore, important to drink plenty of water during this time to assist your body with the release of toxins.
Benefits Of Ionic Detoxification
One of the most important benefits of ionic detoxification is that each treatment balances the body at a cellular level, which in turn converts an acidic body into a healthier alkaline body.
Balancing the body’s pH allows the body to better heal itself, makes it less susceptible to illness and disease and helps with the absorption of vitamins, minerals, food supplements and other nutrients.
Other possible benefits may include:
Number Of Treatments Required
Six to twelve (6 – 12) treatments are recommended initially in order to purge the body of a lifetime of toxins. Your energy levels and feeling of wellbeing will determine the appropriate number of treatments required.
A maintenance program of one to two (1 – 2) treatments per month will help to keep the toxin levels down and body pH in balance.
People Who Cannot Be Treated
Although ionic detoxification is very beneficial, it is, unfortunately, not suitable for everyone. Ionic detoxification is not recommended for people who:
Ionic detoxification must be used with care by people who:
If you have any other concerns regarding the use of ionic detoxification for health reasons, it is recommended that you consult your doctor.
What are Angel card readings?
Angel card readings can be a powerful tool for those seeking guidance in their life. Like Tarot card, angel cards can give insight into relationships, careers and finances while giving the recipient peace of mind and confidence in their decisions. They tap into Angelic presence to guide the recipient toward their best life. Readings may focus on a specific question or be more open-ended, simply honing in on a general aspect of life. They may also be effective methods of tuning into subconscious thoughts, emotions and visions that can also serve as guidance.
What are Angel card readings methods?
Asking the cards to reveal information about a specific question is a powerful method used in readings. Those seeking a reading should not expect to receive a simple yes or no answer; instead, the cards should be used to guide the recipient toward making decision. Questions should be specific but open-ended and focus on your own actions, not those of others. For example, do not ask how you can get your mother-in-law to move out; instead ask how you can work to change your relationship for the better. Keep and open mind to receive the full benefits of your angel card readings.
What are Angel card readings used for?
They can also offer general guidance regarding a certain area of your life. Without asking a specific question, these readings are particularly useful when experiencing a transition in life in either your relationship, home or career.
What are Angel card readings preparation tips?
Before your reading, take time to center yourself using deep breathing techniques. Find a quiet space without the distractions of television or cell phones. Ask the Angels to bless your reading and help you interpret it properly. Focus on your question and try to keep your mind still to really tap into the vibrations and energy of your reading. What you do with the information revealed is your choice and keeping your intentions pure will help guide you to the right interpretation of your reading.
What is Pranic Healing?
Pranic Healing is a science and art that utilizes prana, ki or vital energy to accelerate the natural healing power.
Pranic Healing synthesizes the principles of energy healing from all over the world and has become one of the most advanced and complete method of working with energy.
Based on rigorous clinical research and decades of study, these ancient knowledge was rediscovered and updated by Master Choa Kok Sui, a spiritual Teacher, international lecturer, professional engineer and philanthropist born in the Philippines, and documented in his books. (The Founder)
Pranic Healing centres have opened up on every continent, and new instructors are constantly being trained, in co-operation with The Institute of Inner Studies in Manila. Pranic Healing is now practised in over one hundred forty countries by tens of thousands of people. World-wide, it is being adopted by doctors, nurses, dentists, engineers, teachers,business people, naturopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, the clergy, counselors, homemakers, and many others in all walks of life to supplement and enhance their own professions.
What is it used for?
Pranic healing is effectively used:
▪ for chronic and acute physical, and psychological disorders and diseases
▪ to improve relationships and heal the past
▪ for optimal health and well being
▪ to materialize goals
▪ to increase prosperity and professional success
▪ to develop spirituality and greater intelligence
How does Pranic Healing work?
Pranic Healing works by correcting imbalances in the energy field of the body. These imbalances are a reflection of physical, emotional and mental disorders.
A Pranic Healer reinstates a person’s physical, emotional and mental health ‘without touch’ by applying appropriate frequencies of energy to appropriate areas of the body.
Scientific evidence provides tangible proof of the existence of the energy body and its relation to the health and well-being of the physical body.
Scientific experiments conducted by Semyon Kirlian, the eminent Russian scientist, using an ultra sensitive photographic process (now known as Kirlian photography) showed a colourful, radiant energy field surrounding the physical bodies of humans, animals and plants. Experiments in Kirlian photography have also revealed that diseased energies appear first in the energy body before manifesting as a physical ailment.
Pranic Healing uses three basic techniques to correct these imbalances: scanning for energy abnormalities caused by negative, used up or diseased energy; removing that energy and replenishing with vital energy.
This work is methodical and specific. There are specific protocols for each illness, based on continuous research and studies. And the results are repeatable and explainable.
Pranic Healing also involves:
▪ increasing the practitioner’s power to heal
▪ protecting against contamination and adverse energies
▪ strengthening physical, emotional, and mental health, and increasing vitality and power
▪ preventing diseases
▪ improving confidence to materialize goals
▪ deepening intuition, compassion, and peacefulness
▪ raising spiritual power safely for those who are interested in their spiritual development.
Pranic Healing is respectful of all religions and philosophies.
Reflexology’s increasing popularity worldwide is due to its extraordinary effectiveness in maintaining good health as well as relieving all forms of physical and mental discomfort. Its far-reaching effects stem from the state of deep relaxation that creates the state needed by the mind, body and soul to heal themselves.
What is Reflexology?
The ancient art of reflexology accesses nerve endings which are linked to every organ and system of the body. Through skillful manipulation a reflexologist can help to unblock the flow of energy in organs and rebalance entire systems. A reflexology session begins with a quiet, calm and relaxing atmosphere. During the treatment you will be seated in a reclining chair with your shoes and socks removed while reflex points on both feet are activated. A treatment can last from 50 to 75 minutes and the first treatment will include a full health consultation looking at all areas of your health and lifestyle. This is so a full picture can be obtained about you and any ailment that can be treated holistically.
Reflexology can be used as a complementary therapy, in conjunction with conventional medicine to assist in the body’s recovery. It is particularly useful for stress related conditions as it helps to discharge the negative effects of stress and stimulate the body’s own healing.
Reflexology is a renewal and maintenance programme for the body. It not only aids recovery but helps the body to maintain health. It is not necessary to have a ‘symptom’ to benefit from reflexology. Reflexology does not diagnose or cure.
Can Reflexology help you? Reflexology is effective in the treatment of:
At ONE Wellness, we understand what is to lead a busy lifestyle and how that can create stress. Our Reiki Practitioners appreciate the value of balance, improved energy and vitality and will work with you to achieve this.
What is the Usui System of Natural Healing?
The word Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese kanji for universal life-force energy.
Reiki is a Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. Working as a support mechanism to the body, Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of ki (life force energy) throughout the system, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body's innate healing ability. Through a series of hand positions either directly on or just above the body, the energy worker allows for the flow of energy through their body. The client's body then draws off the amount of energy that is required. The simplicity of a Reiki session may raise some skepticism; however, after experiencing it, many clients keep coming back for more of those relaxing feelings. Reiki is simple and produces measurable results. It is power, light and love. Reiki transcends the man-made divisions of religion, economics, location, gender, and race.
Reiki is good for helping to relieve stress, anxiety, muscle pain, arthritic pain, edema, headaches, digestion concerns and much more. This modality can be used in conjunction with any other treatment and can be used on anyone.
Reiki is becoming more widely accepted by western medicine and cancer clinics as a way of easing stress and trauma done to the body by Chemotherapy. Reiki is already very much a part of the healing process with patients in the UK.
After a session it is recommended that the client rest for about 15 minutes and hydrate with a glass of water. It is possible that the client may feel light headed and should take their time – don’t feel rushed!