Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese health science involving the stimulation of certain specific points on the body to enhance the flow of vital energy (chi) along the pathways called "Meridians". These acupuncture points can be stimulated by inserting needles (disposable), the application of heat (Moxabustion) massage, laser or electrical means, or a combination of these methods, promoting balance in the energy system and resulting in cure. Along with acupuncture other herbs, supplements or Homeopathic remedies can be prescribed. Acupuncture has proven very effective in the treatment of addiction and pain relief. Therefore the Government of British Columbia has recognized it and regulated as one of the medical modalities. Recently ICBC has recognized its benefits and covers the entire cost of treatments for their clients.
Homeopathy is a scientific medical practice, discovered 200 years ago in Germany by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathic remedies stimulates the healing forces of the body, resulting in cure without side effects. The homeopathic principle of "like cures like" is based on treating an illness with a substance that when given to a healthy individual produces similar symptoms to those experienced by a sick individual. These naturally derived remedies are specially prepared through method of "dilution" and "potentization". The prescriptions of these remedies are very specific in treatment of both acute and chronic illnesses.
Homeopathy treats the root cause of the disease and reverse them naturally, rather than managing or suppressing them. Homeopathic remedies are beneficial for all walks of life, it is also widely used in veterinary medicine.
Auriculotherapy is another form of Acupuncture, with specific points on the ear. The external ear has been shown to have a somatotopic organization in an inverted fetus pattern, wherein each part of the auricle corresponds to a specific part of the body. Detection of electrical conductance and tender palpation can reveal specific auricle reflex points which can be stimulated to alter pathophysiological reflex pattern in the brain, in the internal organs, and in various peripheral regions of the musculoskeletal system. Auriculotherapy is a clinically effective treatment modality utilized for the relief of chronic pain and the alleviation of substance abuse.
Light and sound has been found to be a passive, safe, drug-free way to guide the mind to a deep state of relaxation. Combination of soothing light and easy listening tones in selected patterns stimulates ones brain to mentally synchronize to the frequency of light and sound patterns, which is a natural voluntary mental action that promotes personal behavioral modification; phobias, addiction, weight reduction, learning disorders, accomplishing personal goals, improving concentration and focusing abilities, patience and expand creativity. This therapy is widely used in Eastern Europe and Japan.
Foot reflexology is a simple method of stimulating points in the feet which directly relaxes other corresponding parts of the body. After a reflexology session most people feel greatly relaxed all over; and therefore is very effective in releasing stress.
Iridology is the scientific analysis of patterns and structures in the iris of the eye which locates areas and stages of inflammation throughout the body. The iris is the portion of the eye showing color. It revels body constitution, inherent strengths and weaknesses, health levels, and transitions that take place in a person's body according to their way of life. 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. 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 therein.
Electro Acupuncture according to Voll (EAV), which is sometimes called Electro dermal screening(EDS). Your doctor may have never heard of it, but several years this piece of equipment will undoubtedly be as common in medicine as the X-Ray machine. The technology is based on the phenomenon that all the parts of the body are interrelated and are also energetically linked via the electric field of the body known as meridians. EAV is used to test for allergies, food and environmental sensitivities and prescribing Homeopathic, Herbal and vitamin supplements.