Category Archives: Alternative & Complementary Medicine

We recently added BioEnergetic Medicine to our Practitioner search

We recently added BioEnergetic Medicine to our Practitioner search area.

BioEnergetic Medicine is the concept of viewing and treating the body from an energetic perspective. It scans the patient’s body for viruses, deficiencies, weaknesses, toxins, parasites, allergies and sensitivities. It also scans the energetic state of the patient’s body, hormones and internal organs to find the root causes of illness, imbalances, functional issues and chronic conditions.

BioEnergetic Medicine uses dynamic technology to help the body to be restored back to natural energetic balance. The body’s own electromagnetic field is stimulated through immediate feedback to assess and re-balance factors such as allergens, toxins, hormonal imbalances, heavy metals, parasites, sensitivities, blocked meridians and more, thereby restoring balance and promoting health.

New Study Says Brain Damage Caused by Stroke May Heal with Stem Cells

New Study Says Brain Damage Caused by Stroke May Heal with Stem Cells

By Dr. Henry Sobo

Researchers from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, published a study in the scientific journal Translational Stroke Research, which shows that the brain damage caused by a stroke may be healed by stem cells. This study used a substance they called AB126 generated from nervous system stem cells. The healing factors are contained in “exosomes” which are tiny vesicles inside stem cells which secrete proteins which help the healing process. This research is an animal study which is preliminary to the next step, human studies. Researcher Steven Stice says, “This is truly exciting evidence, because exosomes provide a stealth-like characteristic, invisible even to the body’s own defenses. When packaged with therapeutics, these treatments can actually change cell progression and improve functional recovery.”

After giving the AB126, MRI scans of the brain were performed and they revealed a very large decrease in the amount of brain tissue which was damaged. A start up company called ArunaA Biomedical is preparing to launch of human study in 2019. Dr Strice explains, “Until now, we had very little evidence specific to neural exosome treatment and the ability to improve motor function. Just days after stroke, we saw better mobility, improved balance and measurable behavioral benefits in treated animal models.”

For more information see Dr. Sobo’s listing on Alternatives for Healing 

We just added Holographic Kinetics to our Practitioner therapies search

We just added Holographic Kinetics to our Practitioner therapies search area.  Search by city, county, statewide or nationwide.

HOLOGRAPHIC KINETICS (HK) is a unique modality. It is the culmination of over 50 years of research and practice by its founder, Steve Richards, an Aboriginal descendant.  It is based on the ancient Aboriginal knowledge and the understanding that all things in nature are alive. Aboriginal culture goes back over 60,000 years of universal knowledge passed down through time. Known as LORE, it acknowledges all things in nature are alive, and all life forms consist of Spirit. Aboriginal culture has always acknowledged the importance of Spirit in their life. However, understanding the Spirit is the key. Just as the soul (which is different from Spirit) can be stuck in programs and beliefs of life experiences, Spirit can be stuck in a cycle of trauma from its past lives, just as the soul can be stuck in genetic issues.

HK looks at man as a multi-dimensional being in a multi-dimensional world. HK can access cellular memory passed down from generations (including trauma), and the cause and effect of events. Thoughts and emotions set up in the past and present affect the cycles of the future. These events, thoughts and emotions are trapped in the body today, affecting our lives and causing us to continue repeating the cycles of life patterns within their own dimension of time, which man can become stuck in.

Holographic kinetics also is aware of accessing and clearing other inter-dimensional forces that can enter through drugs, alcohol, rituals and many other ways, creating voices in the head and many other effects.

When Steve Richards initially created Holographic Kinetics, he did so with mental illness in mind as its primary application. It has proven itself to be extremely effective for permanently clearing the grand majority of mental illnesses/imbalances. However, over the course of over 50 years of research, it has proven itself to be effective and applicable to a wide range of other areas. It really depends on what the originating cause is. The modality is continually evolving to encompass new areas. The key is not to make any assumptions.  Once an HK practitioner works with you, your Spirit will show you, how, where, when and why an issue effecting you was created.

Holographic Kinetics now has over 1200 students from over 42 countries trained in this field.

Any adult, youth, or child, effected by the following issues can greatly benefit from Holographic Kinetics sessions:

  • Attempted suicide or self-harm
  • Emotional or compulsive disorders
  • Anger, guilt, or violence issues
  • Voices in the head
  • Turrets Syndrome
  • Depression, anxiety, fear, or shame
  • Limiting beliefs
  • Domestic violence
  • Weight issues
  • Psychic attack
  • Pain, anguish or trauma
  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) for military, veterans, police, or any law enforcement
  • Drug or alcohol dependency issues
  • Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
  • Repeat offenders or stuck in time
  • Paranormal activity or Interdimensional Interference
  • Hereditary Issues
  • Addictions – Food, Sex, Drugs, Smoking, Gambling
  • Issues with animals and pets
  • Sleep Issues, nightmares, night terrors, sleep paralysis, insomnia

Reflexology uses gentle pressure to specific points on the hands and feet.

Reflexology uses gentle pressure to specific points on the hands and feet. Based on the same theories as acupressure, reflexology encourages the flow of energy “Qi” to the organs related to those points to promote self-healing. Reflexology is beneficial for pain management, allergies, digestive disorders, headaches and more.

Visit Alternatives for Healing holistic directory to find a Reflexology schools, books, charts, practitioners & classes in your area.

Neurofeedback can help with autism, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, anxiety…

Neurofeedback can help with autism, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, anxiety and more. Neurofeedback therapy is basically training your brain.

Neurofeedback uses electrical signals from the brain. It is completely painless and non-invasive. The patient’s brainwave frequencies are fed back to them via a computer.

The practitioner trains the person how to change the activity of one’s brain in a desired way and the person gains better control over their symptoms. Visit our directory to find a Neurofeedback practitioner in your area.

Flower Essences are a form of vibrational treatment.

Flower Essences are a form of vibrational treatment. Each flower has a unique vibration, which is transferred to a remedy by steeping in water. These subtle liquid extracts are generally taken in oral form or used as aura sprays. This energy works subtly on our energy bodies to dramatically affect us emotionally, mentally and physically. Flower essences can also be used to help plants and animals.

Alternatives for Healing is a directory and an easy way to find local Flower Essence Practitioners, Products, Classes, or Books.

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Aromatherapy Application For Labor & Delivery

General Information

In the last 20 years, there has been a resurgence in the popularity of aromatherapy as complementary treatment to traditional medicine. While there is little research on the use of aromatherapy in hospitals, and no information on its use in labor and delivery in the US, it has been employed successfully pre- and postnatally in England and Western Europe.

According to case studies, aromatherapy can be helpful during labor and in preparing the body and mind for pregnancy.
Midwives in Europe endorse aromatherapy, and it is a mandatory course in midwifery training in Germany. Studies have shown that the use of aromatherapy during labor reduced fetal distress and normalized fetal heart variability.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the art of using Essential Oils, (extracted from aromatic plants) to enhance health, ease physical discomfort, and alleviate emotional stress. Essential oils are extracted from flowers, herbs, spices, woods, resins, and fibers and contain natural elements that make them therapeutically valuable.
In aromatherapy, the brain responds to the scents by associating them with past memories. If the scent is unfamiliar, a new memory is created. These memory responses are energizing, calming, stimulating, balancing or relaxing, and as the sense of smell has the greatest recall, the memories associated with them are enduring.

Benefits of Aromatherapy

The use of Essential Oils helps heal the body and relieve aches and pains, as well as reduce stress through relaxation. However, these oils have many other useful properties: muscle relaxants (black pepper and marjoram), circulatory stimulants (rosemary and basil), and digestive tonics (mint and cardamom). Many oils can enhance immunity (tea tree, lavender, and bergamot) and others repair injured cells (lavender) or eliminate metabolic waste (grapefruit and juniper).
Almost all Essential Oils are antibacterial, antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antibiotic, and antiviral. Consequently, they make wonderful disinfectant as the Essential Oil molecules attach themselves to microbes, engulf them, and cut off their supply of oxygen. In essence, the oils suffocate offending microbes.
Moreover, Essential Oils slightly lower blood pH, which creates an inhospitable environment for bacteria. Essential Oils are “prebiotic;” they kill pathogenic bacteria, but leave the intestinal flora intact.
Another advantage is that bacteria do not build up a resistance as they do with antibiotics. Essential Oils act quickly in the body and are metabolized like other nutrients. They contain oxygen molecules that transport nutrients to cells. In doing so, the needed oxygen provides nourishment, and the Essential Oils stimulate the immune system.
Clinical research shows that some oils contain high immune-stimulating properties. The well-known phenomenon of air purification and refreshment is achieved when the oil molecules bond with impurities in the air, extrapolating or overwhelming them, leaving the air behind more pleasant to the senses. As Essential Oils diffuse, air is purified through the removal of toxins and metallic particles from the air. In addition, oils fill the air with a fresh aromatic scent that helps promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years to heal the body, mind, and emotions. By combining the experiences and observations of the past with modern biochemical properties and techniques, the application of aromatherapy in labor and delivery is a useful tool that increases patient care and satisfaction.

Aromatherapy in Labor

The essential oils suggested for use during labor include lavender, rose, geranium, jasmine, clary sage, neroli, ylang-ylang, and citrus (mandarin or petitgrain).
When using essential oils, less is more. The essential oils are safe when used in recommended dilutions and appropriate applications. Patch tests are suggested before use.

Michele Musella, RN, MSN, is Clinical Division Director of Women’s and Children’s Services, Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge, VA.

Application of Aromatherapy
during Labor & Childbirth

With all the access we have to information about pregnancy labor itself remains a mystery in many ways. What we do know is that labor is likely the hardest work a woman will endure in her lifetime. It also holds all the beauty, wonder and infinite power of life itself. But it is the unknown that causes most expectant mothers to be scared and apprehensive as the due date nears. More and more women are turning to aromatherapy during their labor to help them cope with the emotional issues facing them.

Resources usually divide labor neatly into three phases, but it’s important to recognize that each childbirth experience is unique. Depending on your emotional needs, consider incorporating no more than two or three aromatic blends into your childbirth plan.

Gudi’s Aromatherapy
Blends for Labor & Delivery

FIRST STAGE: Early Phase

During the early phase of labor, contractions begin. While the intensity varies from woman to woman, you will begin to see a pattern in frequency emerging. You should take it easy, relax, take a bath, or even a nap if possible.

FIRST STAGE: Active Phase

During the active phase, contractions become more intense and frequent. It is at this point that your doctors will likely tell you to go to the hospital. The key is to relax in order to gain enough strength for the delivery. A good birth coach is essential to help you with your breathing and relaxation exercises.

Gudi’s Aromatherapy Blend: Use the Calming & Relaxing Massage Lotion to help you relax during this stage of delivery. Massage your solar plexus, chest, lower back and neck with Calming & Relaxing Oil Blend. Inhale the blend deeply while resting in between contractions.
(Calming & Relaxing Massage Lotion helps to soften ligaments and dull uterine pain, helps to relax between contractions – synergy blend with Lavender, Jasmine, Rose and Manderin Essential Oil)

FIRST STAGE: Transitional Phase

During this phase, contractions will come hard and fast, and symptoms might include shaking, shivering, and nausea. It is important that your birth coach provide you with all the emotional care and attention you need. Once you are done with this phase, you will be fully dilated and ready to begin pushing.
You may be feeling scared and exhausted. Inhale the Calming & Relaxing Massage Lotion deeply between contractions to help you endure this phase and massage the lower back, with emphasis on the sacrum and give you an added boost of strength for the delivery.

Second Stage:

Now that your body has prepared itself for childbirth, you’re likely feeling relieved that the end is finally in sight. And yet you still have a big job ahead of you. Pushing is an exhaustive process, and during this stage you will use all your reserved energy and strength. Many women feel the desire to give up, as the labor thus far has left them emotionally drained.

Gudi’s Aromatherapy Blend: Use the Inhaler for Strength & Endurance before you begin pushing to help you to gain the needed courage and emotional strength for this stage of your delivery. (Inhalers are a convenient and easy way to use essential oil blends.) Deeply inhale the vapor of the oil blend to give you energy, focus and will power.

Bonding Phase:

The baby is born, all involved in the birthing process are exhausted, relieved and still taken by the miracle  that has just happened.

Gudi’s Aromatherapy “Mommy & Me” diffusing blend will help you relax and bond. Enjoy the quiet moments with your newborn baby and find your needed rest.
Fill the bowl of your aromalamp with water, add 4-5 drops of the “Mommy & Me” diffusing blend to the water and light a tea light. As the water evaporates, it will gently diffuse the Essential Oil blend in the environment, creating a calm and soothing environment. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind moment with your new-born child.

Submitted by by Gudi Rubbo.  For more information visit one of her listings in our holistic directory:

Neurofeedback can help with autism, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, anxiety and more.

Neurofeedback can help with autism, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, anxiety and more. Neurofeedback therapy is basically training your brain.  Neurofeedback uses electrical signals from the brain. It is completely painless and non-invasive. The patient’s brainwave frequencies are fed back to them via a computer. The practitioner trains the person how to change the activity of one’s brain in a desired way and the person gains better control over their symptoms.

Visit our Practitioner search area to find a Neurofeedback practitioner near you.

Nutritional counseling practitioners focus on the effect of diet upon the patient’s health

Nutritional counseling practitioners focus on the effect of diet upon the patient’s health. Diet modifications can help many ailments.

In natural medicine, the study of nutrition focuses on the effect of diet upon the patient’s health. A bad diet can increase the risk of serious health problems while modifications in diet can ease the symptoms or even cure a serious disease.  Use our holistic directory to find Classes, Books, or a Practitioner who offers Nutritional Counseling.  Our library section also has informative articles, blogs and videos too!

Craniosacral therapy is used to treat headaches, TMJ jaw pain…

Craniosacral therapy is used to treat headaches, TMJ jaw pain, ear and sinus infections, strokes, and vision problems. It is also helps with autism, dyslexia, and developmental challenges. Treatments may include subtle manipulation of the bones of the face, head, and membranes beneath the skull.  To find a practitioner go to our Find a Practitioner tab.  You can then search by city, county, state or nationwide.