A Fascinating Way to Learn More About You
Astrology is based on the idea that there is a meaningful relationship between the cycles of the planets and our lives on earth. It can help us to understand our personal strengths, challenges, and the gifts with which we were born. Additionally, it can provide insight into specific areas of our lives, such as our health, job, family, relationships, or finances.
The following astrology services are available:
Birth chart analysis: Your birth chart is a map of who you are, as symbolized by the position and relationships of the planets at the moment of your first breath. An interpretation of your birth chart can help identify your strengths as well as give you insight regarding those aspects of your personality that are more challenging. Birth chart consultations are 60 minutes.
Birth chart analysis plus current transits: As planets move in their orbits, they continually form new relationships with your birth chart, indicating important trends in your life. An interpretation of this movement can help you understand what planets are most influential at that point in time and how to best work with those energies to support your growth and evolution. Consultation is 90 minutes.
Introduction to Astrology Course
In this multi-session course, you will learn the building blocks of astrology the planets, signs, houses, and aspects (relationships between planets) and how these planetary energies influence your life. You will participate in interactive discussion as well as hands-on activities with an emphasis on applying these principles to your own birth (natal) chart the blueprint of your life. In learning to interpret your chart, you will learn more about your strengths, needs, challenges, and potential choices. This course is for individuals with limited or no prior experience of astrology. Next course TBA.
Available with Debra L. Avery
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Ancient Chinese herbal formulas are as effective now as when they were first introduced more than 2,000 years ago. They greatly enhance the effects of acupuncture treatments. Chinese herbal formulas treat a wide variety of conditions by deeply stimulating the body's natural healing process. The formulas are individually prescribed and many are available in convenient pill form. Hospital studies have shown that Chinese herbal formulas have demonstrated excellent results with patients who fail to respond to conventional pharmaceutical treatments. Chinese Herbal Medicine is safe and effective when prescribed by a qualified practitioner of Oriental Medicine even in combination with pharmaceutical medications. Acupuncture & Associated Therapies has an extensive herbal pharmacy.
Available with Arlene Myers, Lic. Ac.
Cosmetic and Facial Rejuvenation AcupunctureCosmetic Acupuncture is the only healthy option for cosmetic improvements currently available. It is the "true antiāaging medicine". Though the procedure is not well known or publicized in the United States, it has been used for centuries in China by Emperors and the wealthy.
- A reduction in fine lines...they may even disappear
- A "leveling" of deep lines. Deeper lines may never go completely away but they can "fill up" and look much softer, less harsh
- The beginnings of jowls can be minimized. The Mei Zen technique will not make a waddle under the neck go away, but it will definitely define the jaw line
- People see an improvement in acne and rosacea
- Skin gets softer, more vibrant
- Cheeks get smoother
- Overall skin tone becomes more consistent. This technique may reduce any redness
- Age spots have faded
- Those "little hard spots on my face went away"
- Wrinkles on the d'colletage (vertical lines that some women get as a result of sun damage) have disappeared
Available with Elizabeth D. Neil, LAc, MAOM
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle, hands on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral stystem. The craniosacral system consists of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. It extends from the bones of the skull, face and mouth, which make up the cranium, down to the sacrum, or tailbone area.
Craniosacral therapy works to reverse the debilitating effects of stress by providing the conditions in which the nervous system can rest and rejuvenate. By complementing the body's natural healing processes, craniosacral therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease. It is also effective for a wide range of problems associated with pain and dysfunction. Individuals suffering chronic symptoms that have not been aided by other approaches often seek craniosacral therapy. In particular, craniosacral therapy is beneficial to those with head, neck, or back injuries. Another area of principal effectiveness is with stress-related dysfunctions, e.g., insomnia, fatigue, headaches, poor digestion, anxiety, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Other conditions for which craniosacral therapy has shown to be effective are various sensory disorders. Among these are eye-motor coordination problems, autism, dyslexia, loss of taste or smell, tinnitus, and neuralgias.
Craniosacral therapy is performed on a person fully clothed. Sessions last approximately an hour. Using a light touch -generally no more than the weight of a nickel - Debra Avery monitors the rhythm of the craniosacral system to detect potential restrictions and imbalances, then uses delicate manual techniques to release those problem areas and relieve undue pressure on the brain and spinal cord. This simple action is often all it takes to remove a restriction. Other times, craniosacral therapy may be combined with other complementary therapies to help restore the body to its optimum functioning level. [information compiled from the Upledger Institute, Inc. website and brochure, Discover Craniosacral Therapy for a healthier you]
Available with Debra L. Avery
Whole Health & Homeopathy
Lauren Fox, APRN, is a primary care provider with a specialty in pediatrics and women's health. By listening, observing, and considering the whole person-including physical symptoms, emotional, lifestyle, culture, and family issues-Lauren provides whole health to families.
Homeopathic medicine is a gentle approach that stimulates the body/mind to heal itself. The classical method of homeopathy involves an in-depth interview, in which the whole person is considered, and then one remedy is chosen and given at its lowest possible dosage. Homeopathic medicines can be used to treat acute illnesses, such as sore throat, flu, or gastrointestinal upset, or chronic illnesses, such as asthma, migraines, and colitis. They can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments and drugs, if guided by sound medical knowledge.
Available with Lauren Fox, APRN, BC
Reflexology is an art and a science and has its roots in many ancient cultures. In the early 1900's the practice was re-developed and introduced to the modern world with help from Eunice Ingham, who is considered "The Mother of Reflexology." In foot reflexology, nerve pathways in each foot communicate with the entire nervous system. While working on the reflexes with thumb and finger walking techniques, the practitioner can connect with specific organs, glands or body parts. The benefits of a reflexology session can help reduce stress, tension and anxiety. Blood flow is increased during treatment, as well as improved oxygen delivery. Glandular function is normalized and the body is cleansed of toxins. Many clients become very relaxed and often fall asleep.
Available with Laura J. Putnam, CR
Reiki energy healing is both an art and a science. Reiki translates from the Japanese to mean "Universal Life Force Energy." It is this energy, that is all around us that aids in the client's relaxation and self-healing. Reiki is administered either as a seated treatment or a table treatment on a fully clothed recipient. The practitioner's gentle hands are placed in several different positions around and over the client.
Shamanic Energy Medicine
Energy Medicine based in the indigenous traditions of Peru is a powerful modality to release karmic and ancestral imprints from our luminous energy field. Addressing the underlying spiritual dis-ease at the root of any mental, emotional, and/or physical challenge, shamanic energy healing removes the energetic source(s) of the issue through the processes of Illumination, Extraction, and/or Soul Retrieval allowing for healing to follow on all levels of one's being.
The initial session generally lasts 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Through discussion, the client determines the specific focus for the work which is then addressed by the practitioner utilizing tools such as rattles, sacred stones, feathers, and crystals while the client lies fully clothed on a treatment table. Processing of the treatment concludes the session.
Available with Debra L. Avery
Sound Healing is a powerful yet non-invasive modality that integrates sound into every treatment and draws on the therapeutic roots of Oriental Medicine and Energy Healing. Our bodies respond to sound vibration, as do our spiritual, mental, and emotional states of consciousness.
Tuning forks, which are aligned to the frequencies of the planets, are applied to specific acupuncture, acupressure, and trigger points on the body. They are able to access the meridian and chakra energy systems on a deep cellular level and can address issues that are both psychological and physical.
During a "re-tuning" treatment, the sound practitioner recalibrates and realigns the energy centers of the body, assists in the release of unwanted blocks and helps restore the individual to a state of balance and harmony. Benefits include stress reduction, memory improvement, lowered blood pressure, and increased natural healing.
Available with Debra L. Avery
Thermography (Medical Thermal Imaging)
Thermography is a completely safe, non-invasive screening method, which has proven to be effective in the monitoring of breast health, and other full body applications.
Thermography is based on the scientific premise that before the growth of abnormal cells can occur, an increased blood supply must be circulated to the growth area. Infrared cameras measure the heat coming from the surface of your body. Specialized software translates temperature data into thermal images for medical evaluation. The infrared imaging process allows you to see the range and amount of heat, or thermal energy emitted from the body.
Breast Thermography does not require mechanical compression or ionizing radiation, and can detect signs of physiological changes due to inflammation and/or increased tumor related blood flow approximately 8-10 years before a mammography or a physical exam can detect a mass. Breast Thermography has been approved by the FDA as an adjunct to mammography since 1982.
Thermography is a safe, non-invasive screening tool helpful in the identification and monitoring of the following:
- Breast Health
- Inflammatory Conditions (Arthritis)
- Dental Pathologies
- Carpal Tunnel
- Sinus Infections
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Carotid Occlusive Disease
- Sports Injuries
- TMJ Diagnostics
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Thyroid Health
- And more!
Available with Karen L. Kelleher, President, CCTT