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GLOSSARY OF MODALITIES
stimulates the flow of vital energy, or chi, circulating along the body's
meridians thereby influencing the functioning of certain internal organs.
By applying thumb and fingertip pressure, specific symptoms are
relieved and balance is restored to the entire body.
Effective for treating stress, sciatica, arthritis, headaches,
fatigue and general irritability.
is the art of inserting fine needles at specific points along the body's
meridians to stimulate, disperse and regulate the flow of chi. Acupuncture is used to relieve symptoms, especially pain
relief, as well as to promote general health and well being.
is the first step in the healing process.
The arcane systems of numerology, astrology, tarot, I Ching, runes
and geomancy can provide uncannily accurate information about one's
nature, health and life situations.
contained in essential oils derived from botanical sources are used
therapeutically to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety,
as well as to enhance health and appearance such as relieving headaches,
muscular and rheumatic pains, digestive disorders, skin conditions and
focuses upon maintaining a state of health rather than treating disease.
To maintain the body's natural equilibrium, dietary changes, yoga,
meditation, herbs, massage and possibly chanting may be recommended.
depending on one's nature or doshas: vata, pitta and kapfa
on the oriental wisdom that the body has seven main energy centers along
the spine which absorb and emit life force.
Each chakra governs an area of the body together with specific
emotional issues. Poor health
results when blockages occur due to bad nutrition, drugs, injury or mental
and emotional problems.
treatment relieves pressure on the nervous system with precise adjustments
to the spinal segments or to individual vertebrae.
Treatments depend on the individual's complaints, but always with
the belief that by restoring flexibility, health will be restored.
body responds at a cellular level to specific frequencies of colored light
applied to the skin at acupuncture points.
This therapy is effective in balancing the body and healing various
physical and mental disorders such as depression.
specialized treatment focuses on the cranio-sacral system comprised of the
brain, spinal cord, meninges, cranial bones and sacrum.
This cranio-sacral system contains fluid which moves with slight
but perceptible rhythmic fluctuation.
By using gentle pressure, tension in the body is reduced and
balance is restored to the central nervous system.
techniques of energy healing work through the higher frequency field of
the human subtle energy system (aura and chakras) which are related to the
etheric physical, emotional, mental and spiritual dimensions of being.
Imbalances in the physical body first develop in the subtle energy
bodies and can be healed through these higher bodies.
is movement therapy that identifies how we use or misuse our bodies and
the subsequent effect on health. It
corrects poor posture and movement habits, and is useful in the treatment
of arthritis, back pain, muscle injuries, and physical problems including
spasticity, stress and tension.
ancient Chinese art of energy design. by which harmonious living and
working environments are created through the manipulation of the subtle
energy of chi to enhance health, happiness and prosperity.
As all things are connected there is a reciprocal relationship
between oneself and one's environment.
The environment is a reflection of ones life and health and in turn
these can be improved by modifications in the environment.
aromatherapy, flower essences administered in liquid form improve one's
state of well-being by eliminating negative emotions.
experiential therapy integrates eastern spiritual traditions with a unique
western body-centered methodology to bring core beliefs which shape our
lives and relationships into consciousness for possible transformation.
remedies are given in tinctures, decoctions, infusions, compresses,
poultices, capsules, lozenges or ointments to treat illness or enhance the
body's' ability to function efficiently.
uses minute doses of the substance causing an illness to cure the same
illness. In theory the
"remedies" stimulate a person's immune systems and help the body
heal itself. Homeopathy is
used to treat short-term illnesses such as colds and chronic ailments such
as arthritis and asthma.
use of hypnosis in a therapeutic environment accesses the subconscious
mind for the purpose of enhancing, changing or eliminating behaviors.
medicine shifts the orientation of medical practice from one of disease to
one of healing and is based on a partnership of patient and practitioner
within which both conventional and alternative modalities may be used to
stimulate the healing response.
Jin Shin Jyutsu
Shin Jyutsu physio-philosophy is an ancient art of harmonizing the
life energy in the body by balancing of combinations of energy
Massage & Bodywork
are five basic categories of bodywork: traditional methods; European;
contemporary Western (structural, functional, movement integration),
Oriental and energetic. Their
primary goal is in encouraging relaxation, healing and well-being.
Massage is useful in the treatment of anxiety, back pain, cancer,
circulation problems, colic, depression, headaches, heart disorders, high
blood pressure, hyperactivity, insomnia, sinusitis and tension.
primary health care system is based on natural principles and developing
appropriate, non-toxic therapies The
practice combines modalities of acupuncture, nutrition, herbalism,
homeopathy, osteopathy and hydrotherapy.
uses mathematical formulas based on the letters of one's name and
birthdate to reveal life and personality patterns.
Cosmic numerology adds the soul's plan for this life and can
identify the causes of disease and injury.
uses a foot bed appliance to help stabilize the spine rendering a high
rate of efficiency to chiropractic adjustment.
physical dysfunctions result from a diet lacking balance and nutrition.
Therapy includes therapeutic dosages of vitamins and other
supplements, dietary and sometimes lifestyle changes.
These are particularly effective for age, stress and immune
deficiency related problems.
which is the Japanese word for universal life force, is a form of energy
therapy where practitioners transmit energy by a light touch, placing
their hands gently in specific positions on the body.
It is effective for many physical, emotional, mental and spiritual
A system based on
the principle that the whole body has reflex points in the feet and hands
which can be stimulated by massage to correct disorders in the
corresponding parts of the body.
is a form of structural integration using deep tissue manipulation
designed to balance the body physically and energetically and release
embedded emotional patterns .
see themselves as conduits of healing energy from a spiritual source such
as a power animal or spirit guide. The
spiritual cause of the illness is addressed first.
It is believed that illness results when the body's harmony with
nature is disrupted. Herbs
combined with imagery and ceremonial induced states of consciousness are
commonly used in healing.
non-invasive device that works on electrical impulses and balances the
of well being and consciousness have corresponding frequency patterns.
Sound therapy applies acoustic energy as voice tones or music in an
ambient environment or by special cymatic or sound table equipment.
Kriya is a breath and meditation technique given with teachings by the Art
of Living Foundation for stress reduction, health enhancement and greater
awareness of spiritual and human values.
therapy uses light, gentle, rhythmic, passive movements which facilitates
the release of deep seated physical and mental patterns.
It is effective for treating musculo-skeletal injuries and the
effects of neuromuscular and stress related disorders.
use electric, magnetic, sonic, acoustic, microwave, light /color and
energy frequency devices to screen for and treat health conditions by
detecting and correcting imbalances in the body's energy field .
Vitamin and Oxygen Therapy
therapies use intravenous dosages of vitamins and oxygen to
support the immune system and super-saturate the body.
It is known that many pathogens, cancers and parasites cannot
survive in an oxygen rich bio-environment.
which means union, encompasses a range of spiritual, mental, emotional,
energetic and physical practice and meditation to achieve a state of
Physical: Yoga forms such as Hatha, Astanga and Iyengar combine postures (assanas)
with breathwork to stimulate the flow of subtle energies in the body.
Etheric: practices such as Kundalini and Laya Yoga work with clearing and
activating the subtle energy body through centers called chakras thereby
raising the kundalini energy.
Emotional: Known as Bahkti Yoga, this form deals with the devotional
practice to spiritual being or guru.
Mental: These forms including Raja and Jhanna Yoga combine the intense
development of wisdom and mental concentration with breath, mantra and
Spiritual: Practices such as Kriya Yoga seek to develop an enlightened
state of being wherein one is a master of multi-dimensional reality and
identifies with the Supreme Being.
Alternative Care Clinic
W. Pacific St. Telluride
Healing Company is dedicated to providing progressive and preventative
health care that supports you to feel your best physically and mentally.
In the practice of the healing arts it is our desire that we may
learn and have a beneficial impact on those around us and the world as a
"2002: The Art of Acceptance"
Festival of Lectures, Healers, Artisans, Music and Yoga in
May 31-June 2, 2002
Steps to Awareness Festival is a non-profit, all volunteer gathering
that brings together many diverse ideas and experiences in a variety
of presentations and experiential workshops.
It is a forum of educators, scientists, philosophers and
practitioners of spiritual healing and transformational arts who
gather and share their wisdom and skills to heal and expand
consciousness. We have
assembled some of the most knowledgeable and skilled people in their
fields, many nationally, and internationally known.
All things are connected...as above, so below...as we heal
ourselves we heal our planet.
Come explore the wisdom and practice of healing ourselves and
of the San Juan's
North Cora, Ridgway
Patricia Ammon, MD
Medicine, Nutritional counseling
Medicine, Acute Care, Chelation & IV Therapy
Acupuncture, Deep Tissue Massage, Nutritional Testing
Fox, M AC
Medical Massage Therapy
Tissue Massage, Chronic Pain, La Stone Therapy
Bodywork, Reiki, Educational Therapy, Cranio-Sacral
Kinesiology, Touch for Health, Systems Balance
Coach, Trainer, Consultant
Massage for PMS & Menopausal Symptoms
North Cora, Ridgway
the Public 9-5 M-Th, 9-1 Fri.
Classes & Seminars on Topics of
Medicine and Holistic Health