Integrative Health Blog

How Does Internalized Trauma De-Rail Our Best Efforts to Heal?

Posted by on Mon, Nov 26, 2012

Maureane O'Shaugnessy

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Tags: energy therapies, integrative health, mind-body

Profound Healing Is At The Tip of Your Fingers!

Posted by on Mon, Sep 10, 2012

Maureane O'Shaugnessy

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Tags: integrative health, integrative nutrition, holistic approach, mind-body

What Secrets Are Held Within Your Body That Are Your Keys To Healing?

Posted by on Wed, Sep 05, 2012

Maureane O'Shaugnessy

Have you read every book you can get your hands on, tried every new therapy that has come your way and still feel no further ahead in achieving your healing goals?  What if I told you that your body has the answer!  What if I told you that I can help to stimulate your body to speak, to give up its healing secrets?  What if I told you that there are simple, profoundly effective healing techniques that can resolve your blockages and place you in a balanced and open state where potential for healing exists?

Why Can't I Heal?

We all have discordant energies, deeply-held belief systems and familial relational patterns (even with ourselves), familial contracts, physical or emotional life-traumas, etc......still held within the cells of our bodies and our hearts, that we are not consciously aware of, and that can interfere with the ultimate ‘healing’ or ‘wholeness’ of the ‘self’ we so desire.  These can readily sabotage our best efforts and even the prescribed medical interventions designed for our healing.  

Given everything that we are faced with tackling or managing in our busy, hectic, demanding lives, we can lose that essential connection to our spirit, our very being, that has the ultimate potential to sustain us in every way –physically, mentally and spiritually.  

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Tags: trauma, mind-body

Massage and the Mind-Body Connection

Posted by on Mon, Apr 02, 2012

Wendy Groomes MT

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Tags: mind-body, massage

3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Every Day

Posted by on Mon, Jan 17, 2011

Mindfulness is a separate faculty of consciousness totally distinct from cognition (thinking), emotion (feelings), intuition or sensory awareness (the 5 senses).

Mindfulness is not about Mystical Religions, awareness or meditation, although many religious and spiritual paths make use of mindfulness techniques.  Many therapies and psychotherapies are becoming “mindfulness-based” as it is discovered that all healing methodologies get better results if mindfulness is adjunctively applied. 

Mindfulness techniques are primarily taught to improve emotional stability, to manage stress, to expand ones intelligence, to become more productive and to lead a more joyful and meaningful life.

Scientific studies have proven that mindfulness involves about 1/5th of the brain, the frontal lobes, as well as other associated structures.  Like other skills, such as intellectual, musical or athletic, which are associated with the development of other brain regions, mindfulness can be practiced and improved over time.  Educational psychologists are studying mindfulness and devising methods to teach children how to practice and develop this skill. Mindfulness training is being introduced into school curricula around the USA. Future generations will someday be trained to use their whole brain and not just 80% of it.

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Tags: mindfulness, mental health, addiction, mind-body, Dr. Gant

Integrative Physical Health: Your body and you

Posted by on Tue, Sep 28, 2010

by Ralph Wilson ND

People come to us at NIHA when they have concerns about their health of body or mind. Working with the natural laws of health is the goal of the integrative medicine practitioners at NIHA and we are proud to announce the formation of the Integrative Physical Health Initiative. The insights of our various practitioners are adding to the IPH menu of choices available for individual health care programs by recognizing that every physical concern is affected by the person’s conscious participation in improving their health.

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Tags: craniosacral therapy, biological dentistry, integrative medicine, integrative doctor, mind-body, mind-body

Triune of Mind, Body and Spirit

Posted by on Fri, Aug 06, 2010

by Maureane O'Shaugnessy

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Tags: mind-body

Craniosacral therapy for deep relaxation

Posted by on Thu, Jul 29, 2010

One of the most popular "energy medicine" therapies, craniosacral therapy is a very gentle touch which enhances deep relaxation to boost self healing. Research has shown that the head bones rythmically move   in coordination with the sacrum. There is movement of the cranial bones and all the body tissues in a subtle, rhythmic pattern as the cerebrospinal fluid ebbs and flows. If there is restriction to that motion- from trauma, tissue damage or even traumatic memories, a person can have reduced adaptabilities to the stresses of everyday life.
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Tags: craniosacral therapy, energy therapies, mind-body

Your health care journey, finding your way with Integrative Medicine

Posted by on Tue, Jun 22, 2010

by Ralph Wilson ND

"How can an integrative practitioner help me to...?"

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Tags: biological dentistry, integrative medicine, mind-body