An inflammatory disease that affects the joints (called the sacroiliac joints) in the lower back in between the spine and pelvis.
A chronic inflammatory condition of the bronchial airways commonly associated with wheezing, increased mucus secretions and reduced lung expansion.
An inflammation of the body’s small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints called bursae. Bursitis is often caused by repetitive motion and use of a joint.
A condition that results in damage to the small intestine when people eat foods containing gluten.
A preventable and treatable disease state characterized by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible.
A type of autoimmune Inflammatory Bowel Disease that involves chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
A common scalp disorder that is the excess shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp that is usually accompanied by itching and irritation.
A syndrome that overall is characterized by diffuse pain and overwhelming fatigue that can be debilitating.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease is a chronic condition involving a problem with the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that results in acid reflux and additional symptoms, like heartburn.
A general term for a combination of symptoms one feels after the consumption of too much alcohol.
High Blood Pressure
Also called hyptertension, relates to a significant risk factor for a heart attack and heart disease, congestive heart failure (CHF), stroke, and more.
Cholesterol levels that are very high or cholesterol that is “inflammatory” increases your risk of heart and vascular disease.
The inability to obtain the proper rest needed for adequate functioning throughout the day. Insomnia may often be present as a symptom of another problem.
People with lactose intolerance lack enough lactase and are therefore unable to break down ingested lactose. This can result in uncomfortable digestive symptoms.
These affect the ability to think, concentrate, formulate ideas, reason and remember. It is distinct from a learning disability insofar as it may have been acquired later in life.
Also known as dysmenorrhea, painful menstruation is a common problem experienced by women in their reproductive years. It can interfere with daily activities, including school or work.
Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing on one side of the head, is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
A disorder where one’s brain confuses visual and sensory stimuli, resulting in feelings of nausea and imbalance.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a slowly progressive degenerative joint disease that commonly affects the middle-aged and elderly population. It is often referred to as “wear and tear” of the joints.
A painful and chronic autoimmune disease that causes persistent inflammation of the joints in the body.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is best be described as depression triggered by the winter season. Symptoms include depression, anxiety and fatigue along with the urge to oversleep and/or overeat.
Commonly referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, the most common airborne allergens include pollen from trees, grass, plants, or mold spores.
Inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. When sinuses become blocked and filled with mucus, organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi can grow and cause infection.
A condition that is characterized by pain that may be caused by a variety of factors from drinking hot beverages, forceful use of voice such as screaming, or by an infection such as strep throat.
A radiation burn that damages skin when it has been overexposed to UV rays. Symptoms can include redness, burning, or blistering on affected areas.
One of the eight most common food allergies, this can be difficult to manage since about three-quarters of all grain products contain wheat flour. Different from celiac disease.
A traditional technique of Chinese origin, acupressure therapy has been practiced for several centuries to treat a variety of diseases. It is often included in massage therapy training.
The Chinese believe putting needles in certain locations can rebalance one’s qi to provide relief. The stimulation of certain nerves, muscles and connective tissues can thus lessen discomfort.
A.K. allows us to thoroughly evaluate muscle function non-invasively and economically. By manually testing certain muscles, practitioners can learn where to focus correction techniques.
A complementary and alternative medical system. Like other such systems, it is based on theories of health and illness and on ways to prevent, manage, or treat health problems.
Biofeedback can focus on one or more techniques depending on the issue. Some revolve around muscle tension, others measure skin temperature, brain wave activity, heart rate, and more.
Traditional chinese Medicine refers to a broad range of medicine practices, including various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, and dietary therapy.
Chiropractic care is a therapy that addresses the muscular-skeletal system and nervous system. It is a combination of spinal manipulation and muscle relaxation used to restore joint mobility.
This therapy can be beneficial for stress, neck, ADD, back and TMJ pain, and fibromyalgia. It is also considered beneficial for immune function.
By ridding the body of toxins, people feel improvements ranging from increased energy, stronger immunity to better processing of nutrients to better colon functioning.
A healing branch of medicine that focuses on allergic or sensitivity type responses by the body and finding the cause of allergic reactions.
The addition of using plant based enzymes to one’s wellness routine can enhance assimilation and digestion of food to better utilize the beneficial nutrients that lay within them.
Whether breathed (aromatherapy), rubbed, or gargled, essential oils have helped treat various physical and emotional ailments for at least 6,000 years.
These work as catalysts to restore the balance in the whole body system. They will subtly restore a sense of well being and transform negative states into positive states.
A highly right brained activity that is much like meditation, but can incorporate all the senses to create a healing experience that reduces stress and eases emotional tension.
Dietary supplements taken to improve one’s health, many herbs have been used extensively for various health benefits. They come in tablets, capsules, powders, teas, extracts and plant forms.
The treatment of a disease requires the application of small amounts of a substance that in large doses would cause a healthy person to show symptoms similar to that of the patient.
A generic term for any type of therapy that involves the use of water to treat illness, manage pain, or relieve stress.
The process of extracting juice and vital nutrients from vegetable, fruit, and plant sources. The resulting nutrient-rich drink is easily consumed for optimal vitamin use and food performance.
Light therapy is well known for relieving seasonal affective disorder which is strongly linked to a lack of sunlight in winter. It can also boost serotonin levels.
A great holistic modality that helps move lymphatic fluid, which assists in eliminating toxins, relaxing tense, tight muscles and relaxing the mind.
By stilling the mind, meditation can lead to benefits including reduced stress, increased awareness of the present, feelings of calm, and greater energy flow.
Insufficient cellular oxygen can later lead to degenerative conditions such as arthritis, auto immune disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome and frequent colds and flu.
By combining certain movements with abdominal breathing and mental focus, energy pathways can be unblocked to produce healing of the body, mind and spirit.
A non-invasive technique involving the use of gentle pressure on certain “zones” of the feet, hands or ears produce a beneficial effect on corresponding systems.
This treatment focuses on improving physical functioning by releasing musculoskeletal tension, misalignment, and imbalances caused by the effects of gravity and habitual patterns.
While there is no substitute for a healthy diet, supplements can be help provide nutritional benefits and address a specific issue like building stronger bones or fighting a cold.
The focus is on a series of movements accompanied with deep breathing. Benefits include increased flexibility, decreased stress, improved immune system, and more.
Through the combination of breath and physical movement, the body generates internal heat which will assist in the elimination of toxins through skin and strengthening of muscles.
These can fill any nutritional deficiencies caused by your diet and lead to greater energy and feelings of well being. Much should be considered when choosing which vitamins to take.