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The Telluride Healing Directory

INDEX/Mission       Modalities   Glossary    Alphabetical Listings

 

GLOSSARY OF MODALITIES

 

Acupressure

Acupressure 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.

 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture 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.

 

Arcane Self-Knowledge

Awareness 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. 

 

Aromatherapy

Aromas 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 women's problems. 

 

Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurveda 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

 

Chakra Balancing

Based 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. 

 

Chiropractic

Chiropractic 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.

 

Color Therapy

The 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.

 

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

This 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.

 

Energy Healing

Various 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.

 

Feldenkrais

Feldenkrais 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.

 

Feng Shui

The 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.

 

Flower Remedies

Like aromatherapy, flower essences administered in liquid form improve one's state of well-being by eliminating negative emotions. 

 

Hakomi

Hakomi 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.

 

Herbal Medicine

Herbal 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.

 

 

Homeopathy

Homeopathy 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.

 

Hypnotherapy

The use of hypnosis in a therapeutic environment accesses the subconscious mind for the purpose of enhancing, changing or eliminating behaviors.

 

Integrative Medicine

Integrative 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

Jin Shin Jyutsu physio-philosophy is an ancient art of harmonizing the  life energy in the body by balancing of combinations of energy centers.

 

Massage & Bodywork

There 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.

 

Naturopathic Medicine

This 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.

 

Numerology

Numerology 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.

 

Orthotics

Orthotics uses a foot bed appliance to help stabilize the spine rendering a high rate of efficiency to chiropractic adjustment.

 

Nutrition Therapy

Many 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.

 

Reiki

Reiki, 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 conditions.

 

Reflexolgy

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.

 

Rolfing

Rolfing is a form of structural integration using deep tissue manipulation designed to balance the body physically and energetically and release embedded emotional patterns .

 

Shamanic Healing

Practitioners 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.

 

Skenar

A non-invasive device that works on electrical impulses and balances the nervous system.

 

Sound Therapy

States 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.

 

Sudarshan Kriya

Sudarshan 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.  

 

 

 

Trager Therapy

Trager 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. 

 

Vibrational Medicine

Practitioners 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

These 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.

 

Yoga

Yoga, which means union, encompasses a range of spiritual, mental, emotional, energetic and physical practice and meditation to achieve a state of Oneness..

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 assanas.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telluride's Alternative Care Clinic

 

The Healing Company

586 W. Pacific St. Telluride

728- 1062

 

 

The 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 whole.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"2002: The Art of Acceptance"

 

A Festival of Lectures, Healers, Artisans, Music and Yoga in Telluride, Colorado

 

May 31-June 2, 2002

 

 

The 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 our planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrative Medicine

of the San Juan's

146 North Cora, Ridgway

970/626-9877

Dr. Patricia Ammon, MD

Integrative Medicine, Nutritional counseling

Tracy Kurek, PA-C

Integrative Medicine, Acute Care, Chelation & IV Therapy

Dr. Ken Edgar, DC

Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Deep Tissue Massage, Nutritional Testing

Tom Jerome, PT

Physical Therapy, Mind-Bodywork

Jim Fox, M AC

Acupuncture, Medical Massage Therapy

Terry Goge, CMT

Deep Tissue Massage, Chronic Pain, La Stone Therapy

Virginia Kile, MA

Energy Bodywork, Reiki, Educational Therapy, Cranio-Sacral

Colleen Gardner, BS

Educational Kinesiology, Touch for Health, Systems Balance

Melaney Sreenan, Ph.D

Personal Coach, Trainer, Consultant

Kaye Middleton, LMT

Therapeutic Massage for PMS & Menopausal Symptoms

 

Rocky Mountain

Holistic Health Center

146 North Cora, Ridgway

970/626-9877

Holistic Health Library

Open to the Public 9-5 M-Th, 9-1 Fri.

Educational Classes & Seminars on Topics of

Integrative Medicine and Holistic Health

Free to the Public

 

 
   
 

 

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