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Naturopathy, or naturopathic medicine, is a system of medicine based on the healing power of nature. Naturopathy is a holistic system, meaning that naturopathic doctors (N.D.s) or naturopathic medical doctors (N.M.D.s) strive to find the cause of disease by understanding the body, mind, and spirit of the person. Most naturopathic doctors use a variety of therapies and techniques (such as nutrition, behavior change, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and acupuncture).
There are 2 areas of focus in naturopathy: one is supporting the body's own healing abilities, and the other is empowering people to make lifestyle changes necessary for the best possible health. While naturopathic doctors treat both short bouts of illness and chronic conditions, their emphasis is on preventing disease and educating patients.
Because naturopaths combine so many therapies, it is difficult to single out specific illnesses that respond well to naturopathy. Naturopaths treat both acute and chronic conditions from arthritis to ear infections (otitis media), from HIV to asthma, from congestive heart failure to hepatitis. N.D.s treat the whole person, rather than only treating a disease or its symptoms, aiming to help their patients maintain a balanced state of good health. Because of this holistic approach, naturopathy may be especially suited for treating chronic illnesses.
A visit to a naturopathic doctor, or N.D., will be similar to a visit to your family doctor. The doctor will take a very thorough history, asking about your diet, lifestyle, stress, and environmental exposures. Next, the N.D. will do a physical examination, which may require laboratory tests. In addition to conventional tests, N.D.s may use unique techniques, such as the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA), Indican urine testing, iridology, or live blood analysis  to name a few.
Iridology is a scientific analysis based on the patterns that form on the iris of the eye with every injury, illness, or disease. The complex iris is composed of hundreds of thousands of nerve endings which are connected by impulses to every tissue of the body through the brain and nervous system. The nerve fibers, or trabecula, respond specifically to tissue and organ conditions with a corresponding physiological reflex manifested in the iris as lesions and color variations. The iris chart, which is the result of many years of clinical observation and intensive research by Dr. Bernard Jensen and others, represents the basic placement of body organs and tissues similar to a map.
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An iridologist can pinpoint not only the problem, but also the cause of the recurring injury, illness, or disease. A complete iris analysis will show whether a person exhibits a generally good constitution or a poor one, depending upon the density of the iris fibers, The patterns, structures, colors and degrees of lightness and darkness in the iris tell if an area of the body is inherently strong or weak. It also reveals the relative site of over-activity, irritation, injury or degeneration of the tissues and organs. Toxic accumulation levels can he observed as well as nutritional and chemical imbalances.
The iridologist takes a picture of your eyes with a specialized camera that enlarges the image and detail of the iris for analysis. An accurate iris analysis is possible by superimposing the chart over an iris image projection, allowing detailed observation of the valuable and reliable data recorded there. We use only computerized iridology for scientific accuracy.
Reiki is an ancient system of energy work and chakra balancing based on the studies of Dr. Usui Reiki. Reiki greatly assists in the healing process of your body. It is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit - creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.
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* Promotes natural self-healing
* Balances the energies in the body
* Balances the organs and glands
* Strengthens the immune system
* Treats symptoms and causes of illness
* Relieves pain
* Clears toxins
* Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver
* Enhances personal awareness
* Relaxes and reduces stress
* Promotes creativity
* Releases blocked and suppressed feelings
* Aids meditation and positive thinking
* Heals holistically
Patients may remain fully clothed on a couch or bed while the practitioner holds their hands on or above you. A treatment can last an hour or longer depending on the treatment required. Many practitioners use the standard hand positions and commonly a full treatment is given covering all the important organs of the body.
There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions, sometimes hands are even held away from the body. The energy flows wherever it is required (spiritually guided) and can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body. Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing and soothing experience, and many patients may fall asleep during the session.

Meditation means 'a cessation of the thought process' . It describes a state of consciousness, when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns . The observer (one who is doing meditation) realizes that all the activity of the mind is reduced to one. The word meditation, is derived from two Latin words : meditari(to think, to dwell upon, to exercise the mind) and mederi (to heal). Its Sanskrit derivation 'medha' means wisdom.
Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it also has many health benefits. Meditation techniques are being implemented in management of life threatening diseases; in transformation of molecular and genetic structure; in reversal of mental illnesses, in accelerated learning programs, in perceptions and communications beyond the physical, in solving problems and atomic and nuclear physics; in gaining better ecological understanding; in management of lifestyle and future world problems around the world.
Some benefits of meditation are:
* It lowers oxygen consumption.
* It decreases respiratory rate.
* It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
* Increases concentration.
* Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
* May increase serotonin production.
* Aids in  emotional stress and anxiety relief.
* May help in post-operative healing.
* May enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
There are several forms of meditation, but generally meditation is in a seated position, though it may also be done lying down. It may involve a series of deep breathing techniques, mantra recital, creative visualization practices, and quieting of the thoughts - aided by the direction of a meditation instructor. This may be done one-on-one with an instructor, or in any number of groups. It is extremely relaxing for the mind, and and body, though some people may need several sessions to practice quietting the mind, and understanding the proper techniques.
Pranic Healing® is a highly evolved and tested system of energy medicine developed by GrandMaster Choa Kok Sui that utilizes prana to balance, harmonize and transform the body's energy processes. Prana is a Sanskrit word that means life-force. This invisible bio-energy or vital energy keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health. In acupuncture, the Chinese refer to this subtle energy as Chi..
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Pranic Healing has been successful in treating a wide variety of ailments ranging from migraines to chronic injuries (joint problems, tendonitis, sports injuries, etc.), arthritis, heart ailments, diabetes, hypertension, addictions, cancer, depression, stress, and many, many more.
Pranic Healing® requires no drugs, gadgets, not even physical contact with the subject. Physical contact is not required because the practitioner is working on the bioplasmic or energy body and not directly on the physical body. This energy body, or aura, is the mold or blueprint that surrounds and inter-penetrates the physical body. It is the energy body that absorbs life energy and distributes it throughout the physical body, to the muscles, organs, glands, etc. The reason Pranic Healing® works on the energy body is that physical ailments first appear as energetic disruptions in the aura before manifesting as problems in the physical body.
A "detox" is the removal of toxic substances the human body and additionally can refer to the period of withdrawal during which an organism returns to homeostasis after long-term use of an addictive substance. There are several forms of detoxification which may include but are not limited to a dietary detox, or an extraction detox such as the Ion Detox Footbath.
The Ion detox footbath is a powerful therapy in its ability to destract from both the circulatory and lymphatic system. It is a gentle yet powerful way to detox the body.
Some benefits of detox are:
* Improve our Immune Function
* Scavenge free radicals and eliminate toxins
* Strengthen body’s fight against cancer cells and generate healthy cells in our body
* Cleanse mucous, congestion, fermentation, inflammation in our digestive tract
* Purify our blood
* Reform our lifestyle addictions for sugar, salt, high glycemic carbohydrates, alcohol, junk foods, nicotine, etc
A dietary detox requires a dietary and nutritional plan recommended by your naturopathic practitioner or nutritionist based  on the information gathered by them. This process may last a few days, or several weeks to months or years in order to achieve the desired results of cleansing the body of impurities or toxins.