Light therapy/photons. This method has been used safely for 30-40 years but recent interest in it due to affordable portable units being made now. The light is “cold” and will not burn. Causes a photochemical reaction to activate cells. Cells communicate with each other so have a “proximity” effect where the surface cells chemically transfer the treatment to cells deeper and further away. A red light is used so the light can be directed accordingly. Not to be used in eyes or over thyroid.
This is used for pain management and healing. Uses a microcurrent stimulation directed on particular points along your energy meridian and also around the area of concern. A mild electrical stimulation is applied directly to the skin in a variety of locations. The patient may feel nothing or may feel like a little bee sting. A protocol is designed for each patient to address their specific symptoms/needs. It is best to schedule a few sessions but can not be used on patients with pacemakers.
Many ancient cultures embraced the belief that life energy flowed through the body, affecting our bodies, mind, and emotions. Current research suggests that energy does extend throughout and beyond the physical body, and that disruptions or imbalances in its flow correlate to physical, mental, and emotional illnesses.
Reiki, (pronounced 'Ray-Key) is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. It is a nonintrusive method of hands on healing that taps into this energy.
Reiki is not massage, hypnosis, or a tool for diagnosing illness. Reiki is a technique that addresses both chronic and acute conditions, gently and powerfully promoting balance among all the body's systems and the normal regenerative processes of the body and mind.
While the effects vary from individual to individual during a Reiki session, most people experience deep relaxation. You may experience tingling or pulsing sensation, a feeling of warmth and comfort, or may even fall asleep. Results are sometimes subtle, or you may experience powerful sensations or emotions during or after a session.
Reiki is being successfully integrated into numerous clinical settings to complement medical care and psychological counseling. It can reduce the discomforts of pregnant women and can ease the pain of childbirth. There is improvement in the immune and nervous system. lessens pain including cancer pain and improves mobility in patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. Reiki is especially appreciated in hospice care to alleviate pain and anxiety for both patient and family members. The healing art of Reiki addresses imbalances to support good health and well being. Click here to read some testimonials.
This method is where a crystal is used that expands and contracts to create a high frequency vibrational sound wave. A wand like device is used along with conducting gel on the skin. The session is about 15 minutes and it is best to schedule regular sessions. This modality helps with cellular metabolism and increasing blood flow to area and decreases pain. It can not be used within 12 hours of an injury. Can not be used over cancerous lesions.
Based on NASA research and crafted by highly skilled scientists and engineers, this modality helps stimulate cell regeneration. The Bio Mat is designed with amethysts and tourmaline creating far infrared rays that penetrate 6 inches into the body. Negative ions are generated that activate cells and purify the blood by increasing alkalinity. The amethyst crystals are used to change the spectrum of infrared light into a higher bio compatible form. The mat is designed with an EMF interceptor to block the exposure to EMF’s. Patients relax on the table with the bio mat turned on. A warming relaxation is experienced. A typical session runs between 20-30 minutes. It helps with pain, stiffness, sleep, stress and fatigue as well as increases blood circulation and stimulates immune system. It also helps to detoxify impurities form the skin and lymph and can help to burn calories.
All involuntary bodily functions are controlled by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Because of its extensive influence, when the ANS is out of balance, it can cause a range of health issues affecting sleep, energy levels, metabolism, gastrointestinal function, cardiovascular function, psychiatric issues, and more. This can result in a wide variety of symptoms that may differ among patients based on genetic predisposition, lifestyle and other factors. As we get caught up in the busyness of life, we can get stuck in a state of go, go, go, making it difficult for our bodies to settle down and relax. The same thing happens after shorter periods of intense stress. Craniosacral therapy can help reset the nervous system so it is able to stop, settle, take a break and allow those natural activities of digestion, slower heart rate, calm and rest to occur. Craniosacral treatment is a wonderful natural treatment for Insomnia. Along with other natural, sleep-promoting, herbal remedies, it helps to reset a person’s nervous system and prepare their mind and body for sleep.
At Auburn Naturopathic Medicine, Craniosacral therapy is most commonly used for: Recent periods of high stress, or chronic high stress , sleep problems such as sleep apnea or insomnia treatment, recent whiplash, injury, or car accident , chronic headache, back or joint problems , neurotransmitter imbalances causing fibromyalgia, mood alterations, chronic pain, anxiety, jaw pain and TMJ , recurrent ear infections or sinusitis.
The root of Naturopathic medicine-Nature Cure. Evolved from water cure treatments used in sanitoriums back in the 1800’s, this treatment takes about an hour. A sine wave stimulation is used. Sine wave is gentle and is the closest electrical wave to our bodies. Alternating hot/cold towels are placed on the chest and back and the patient is wrapped snuggly in wool blankets. The main goal of this treatment is to help restore the body to its natural state of health by cleansing the body. May result in a healing reaction. Helpful with all types of GI, respiratory, immune, arthritis, obesity,psoriasis, etc. Will boost immunity and increase cell metabolism. Helps reduce inflammation and promotes detoxification. Best done consistently.
The skin is a large organ of elimination. Sweating helps us release stored toxins from the body. The far infra red rays penetrate into the skin to the fat cells. Fat cells store heavy metals, pesticides and other toxins in an effort to protect our body. These rays help dissolve these harmful substances so they can be released. The far infrared heats the body and not the air so the temperature does not feel as hot as a traditional sauna. This therapy helps improve circulation of the blood, burn calories, improve the immune system, reduce joint pain, stiffness, fatigue and stress. Regular sessions are recommended lasting 15-20 minutes.