Monthly Archives: September 2013


Yoga is most typically seen as a gentle way to strengthen, align and tone the body (through exercises and postures) as well as calm the mind and spirit. There are various methods to choose from, each using a variation of stretching postures, breathing techniques and meditation techniques. To find practitioners, products or DVDs visit

Chronic diseases

Chronic diseases in general are often caused by fear of change, or fear of the future, or general fear of not feeling safe in life. Kidney problems can be caused from fear of criticism or failure. Liver problems can be caused by anger or resentment. Stuttering can be caused by not feeling secure in being able to express oneself. Colon issues relate to control and fear of letting go.

MicroCurrent Therapy

MicroCurrent Therapy offers a non-needle method to experience the benefits of acupuncture. Extremely small pulsating currents of electricity are applied to selected acupuncture points. MicroCurrent can be used to heal injured muscles, tendons, spasms, restricted range of motion, and wounds. To find a practitioner visit

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine integrates conventional methods with alternative therapies such as acupuncture, naturopathy, nutrition and counseling for the total well-being of the patient. Integrative Medicine focuses on all components of lifestyle, including diet, exercise, emotions and stress management. To find practitioners visit

Relaxation tip

Relaxation tip- take a deep breath and focus your attention on your body, then with your exhale imaging the tension relaxing and releasing. If you have tine, methodically work your way from your top of your head down through your body all the way to your feet. It helps to do deep belly (not chest) breathing as well. Using your imagination and intention with the process is very powerful.

New Spotlight

Alternatives for Healing has been sharing information on healthy & healing tips, and holistic therapies to help everyone learn something new. We are excited to announce that we will be sharing even more with you in a new way. Starting this week, we will also be introducing and spotlighting practitioners, schools, products, workshops, and more that can be found on our directory. Stay tuned.


Legumes are high in fiber which helps lower cholesterol, cleanses the intestines, and regulates blood sugar levels. To find books, classes or a practitioner who specializes in Nutrition visit

Polarity Therapy

Polarity Therapy includes bodywork, diet, exercise, and lifestyle counseling to restore proper energy flows of the body. The underlying concept of polarity therapy is that all energy within the human body is based in electromagnetic force and that disease results from improperly dissipated energy. To find a Practitioner visit

Essential oils to help calm anxiety

Essential oils that can help calm anxiety include May Chang, Petitgrain, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Grapefruit, Bitter Orange, Rose Otto, Neroli, Bergamot, Frankincense, Clary Sage and Patchouli. These oils help with uplifting the mind, calming panic, calming anger and relaxing the nervous system.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Neuro-Linguistic Programming – NLP consists of a set of powerful techniques for rapid and effective behavioral modification. There are patterns for effecting lasting change with phobias and trauma, for changing long-term habits, for changing old traumatic reactions to memories, etc. to find a Practitioner near you visit