Acupressure: An Oriental practice analogous to acupuncture but involving the application of manual pressure to parts of the body for physical and mental health rather than the insertion of needles. Chinese Acupressure utilized a biofeedback machine that scans all pressure points in the ear for problems and imbalances. Small seed with tapes are placed on the ear and pressed at certain intervals throughout the day. Other acupressure points include on the foot and hands.
Acupuncture: An ancient Oriental practice especially utilized by the Chinese of piercing pressure points of the body with needles to treat disease, relieve pain, and balance mental/emotional disorders. Often coupled with Chinese forms of energy healing, herbology and breathwork practice.
Alexander Technique: A highly effective technique combining physical exercise, breathwork, stretching and meditation to relax performers. Especially utilized with keyboardists, such as pianists and organists, to help prevent injury and to prevent body tension, fatigue, and anxiety while performing. This is a highly successful tool for musicians, singers, and those who work with computers and manual hands on labor.
Alternative Medicine: Refers to natural herbalist equivalence to Western medicine. These natural herbs, tinctures and supplements are usually found in your local health food store and are often coupled with whole foods diet and utilized by a variety of holistic practitioners.
Angel Channeling: Angel channel practitioners are able to contact and communicate with the Angelic realm, as well as often can communicate with angels and entities around their clients. Their messages are often profound and can offer insights into your life and spiritual awareness. The leader by far in the work as author and angel channelor is Doreen Virtue who has written over twenty books dealing with communication with angel guides.
Archetypal Imagery (Soul Contracts): From the work Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss. Her theory is that we all have twelve archetypes that play out in our life as part of our life scripting. Similar to a zodiac wheel, these archetypes fall in specific areas of our life and offer us insights into our Soul mission, and our sacred contracts and life lessons. Everyone has four archetypes including: The Child, The Victim, The Prostitute and The Saboteur. The other eight are discovered and explored in therapy. Archetypal imagery may be used in psychotherapy and with a certified hypnotherapist specialist in archetypal imagery.
Aromatherapy: The use of therapeutic oils for stress reduction, deep relaxation and a variety of other means. Often used with energywork such as Reiki, massage, and meditation. An aromatherapy specialist makes up special tinctures of oil blends for a variety of healing purposes of the body, mind and spirit.
Astrology: Ancient science of understanding personality, relationships, and world events through the study of planetary movement and their positions to one another. Western astrology which started in ancient Greece utilizes twelve signs representing basic types of behavior. They are in order: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Their placement in the planets and 12 houses give additional insights into human behavior.
AVESA (In-Soulment): From the work of Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Raa who channels the energy of archangel Zadkiel, AVESA is the belief in and activation of the higher ascended chakra group different from the traditional ancient chakra system. The 1st chakra of the ascension is the heart chakra. The belief is that by activating and working in the ascended chakras we are able to lift our self out of lower energy race consciousness and radiant at a much higher frequency thus attracting and manifesting our deepest soul desires. AVESA enhances quantum physic studies. It also makes use of Ancient Egyptian and Atlantian healing pyramid chambers, Egyptian healing rods, and other forms of energy work. Sri Ram Ka and Kira Raa’s website is located at: thetempleofselfascension.org
Aura Readings/Clearing: The aura is the energy field around our body. Aura readers are able to scan the auric field for signs of imbalances, stagnations, tears, and color change and clear these imperfections creating a balanced, healthy and higher vibrational aura.
Barbara Brennan: The Brennan approach is a hands on energy healing. Opposite to the Reiki approach of hands on healing starting at the head and moving down to the feet, the Brennan practitioner moves in the opposite direction of feet to head. Brennan wrote a well known energy-healing book entitled Healing Hands of Light.
Biofeedback: The use of specific machines such as GSR (Galvanic Skin Response), and other machines to read body responses such as breath and heart rate, chemical changes, and brain wave changes in the body. Biofeedback is used with a variety of holistic health genres from acupressure to Reiki. Biofeedback is being utilized in a variety of medias including video games, to teach deep meditation, relaxation and control of body functions.
Body Talk: A tool used in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. Body talk is a technique of talking to areas of malfunction, pain and imbalance in the body to get insights into the healing process and to uncover emotional hidden agendas, and negative scripting that prevents the healing process.
Breathwork:Pranayama: Specialized Hatha yoga deep diaphragmatic breathing techniques and exercises for a variety of functions including: detoxification, energy and vitality, lung and organ strengthening, body conditioning, spiritual connection, tantra, and purification.
Chakra Clearing-Balancing: Based on the 7 chakra Hindu centers of energy around the body. It is believed that each chakra represented by a color, controls specific organs in our body as well as specific life challenges. By balancing and clearing negative energy, one is believed to be radiating in balance with Divine Life Flow and is in much better physical, emotional and spiritual health. Chakra clearing is often coupled with Tonal Therapy as it is believed that specific tonals and acoustics affect the energy of the chakras. World renowned New Age composer Steven Halpern has written compositional works for chakra balancing.
Chinese Astrology: A system of personality traits based on the year you were born. These traits are categorized into twelve animal signs similar to the twelve zodiac signs of Western Astrology. The twelve animal signs are as follows: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Cat, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Additional subtleties are introduced through the 5 elements: Earth, Water, Metal, Fire and Wood.
Chiromancy: A divination of reading palms to tell the future. Also known as palm reading.
Colonic-Hydrotherapy: Process of flushing out plague and toxins from the colon and intestines to promote optimal health. A trained medical professional administers hydrotherapy.
Color Therapy: Color is believed to have a psychological, emotional and physical effect on our well-being. Color therapy may be utilized by a feng shui specialist or interior designer, by holistic health practitioners in a variety of mediums and for a plethora of purposes including: chakra balancing, emotional balance and general well being.
Cranial Therapy: Often a technique used by massage therapists, it is a relaxing massage-pressure point stimulation of specific brain points to promote health, relaxation and clarity. Often used to relieve stress headaches and pressure from such conditions as sinusitis, ear infection and neurological/chemical imbalances.
Creativity Coaching: Specialists in art of creative expression as well as the art of creative manifestation of our desires and goals. Often creativity coaches help both dilettantes and virtuoso artists in unblocking such areas of procrastination, self-esteem issues, stage fright, audition anxiety, and motivation to pursue ones creative goals. One of the most famous schools for creativity coaching is the work of Julia Cameron in her groundbreaking book The Artist’s Way.
Crystals: Crystals and stones have a variety of healing properties for mind, spirit and body. Many practitioners use stones and crystals as enhancement of other therapies which include: Reiki, Qi Gong, and other forms of energy work.
DNA Intuitive: These specialized practitioners are specialists in the area of DNA, and are able to scan the body for genetic imbalances in the DNA. There are many new theories on what is known as the 12 helix ascended DNA strand representing higher enlightened beings such as those of ancient MU, Atlantis and Egypt. It is believed that our original 12 helix DNA allowed us to live not only as mortals but to move like Angelic beings between dimensions, to be beings of radiant health and of high telepathic powers. There is a theory of a 13th strand, as described in the Tobias channels of the www.crimsoncircle.com. This states that among very special beings, a 13ths strand existed that holds complete balance of divine masculine and feminine energies. This is believed to be the spiritual and quantum physic scientific explanations of gay and lesbians on the planet. It is believed that during this time on the planet, many lightworkers are reactivating their 12 strand DNA.
Ear Coning: A technique of using a wax paper cone to clean and clear wax out of the ear as well as irrigate the ear canal of toxins through a gentle flush solution of vinegar or peroxide and water.
Egyptian Healing Rods: Ancient positive and negative charged rods. The positive rod often made out of Copper is held in the right hand, the negative rod often made out of zinc or silver is held in the left hand. Many rods contained a variety of crystals and other metallic alloys. These rods are used to balance energies, relieve pain and stress, promote sleep and deep relaxation, and for creative manifestation purposes. They are used particularly in AVESA work of Sri Ram Kaa and Kira Ra and may be explored and purchased at www.healingrods.com
Enzyme Therapy: Enzymes break down our food intake. They are believed, when taking separately with water to be a gentle detox that flushes the intestines and colon. They are believed to aid in flushing toxicity out of muscles. Enzyme therapy is used to treat a variety of health conditions from obesity, to fibromyalgia.
Feldenkreis: Feldenkreis are subtle, gentle physical therapy exercises to treat sprains, muscle tightness, and other injuries. These gentle exercises allow the body to strengthen and come into natural balance and realignment. May be used in a variety of health practices from hatha yoga and pilates to Alexander Technique and tai chi.
Feng Shui: An ancient Chinese belief system that arrangement of furniture, color scheme and other influences in the home environment effect your natural well being, health and ability to attract your deepest desires. They believe that your home is a reflection of your mind. Thus if your home is chaotic, messy, and cluttered, your thoughts are fragmented and your natural energy levels are low or sickly. They use a variety of means to create balance in the home through use of crystals, a tool called the baqua, plants, flowers, fountains, color and furniture placement.
Flower Essence: Based in the Bach Flower Remedy System, flower essences are used to treat a variety of emotional problems and challenges from anxiety, anger, depression, fear, hopelessness and entrapment to withdrawal, grief, abandonment and loss. It is often used with other forms of energy work such as Reiki. Tinctures are taken sublingually, or often as a soothing enhancement in a bath or massage.
Gestalt Therapy: A school of psychology and behaviorism developed in Germany that affirms that all experience consists of integrated structures or patterns that make up all experience and have specific properties that can neither be derived from the elements of the whole nor considered simply as the sum of these elements.
Herbalogy: The study of herbs and plants as used in holistic or alternative medicinal practice. Often large health food stores hire herbalists to aid clients in choosing appropriate herbs and supplements for a variety of conditions.
Homeopathy: A medical treatment believing in the use of natural herbs, supplements and small amounts of Western medicine to treat illness and imbalance in the body. Homeopathy believes in gentle detoxification through such tools as hydrotherapy, juicing, fasting, enzymes and a variety of other means instead of taking mass quantities of drugs. The approach is naturalistic.
Huna: Huna or Huna Kane is the ancient Hawaiian form of energy healing, and spiritual well-being. Similar to Reiki, it has secret attunement symbols that are used by a practitioner in sending healing energy to their client. Huna is often taught only in Hawaii by ancient masters of the practice. Like Reiki there are various levels of knowledge. Huna is often coupled with other Hawaiian healing arts such as Lomi Lomi, and meditation rituals.
Hypnobirthing: A relatively new form of hypnotherapy, hypnobirthing combines hatha breathwork, with hypnosis to help pregnant women experience an easy, relatively pain free childbirth. Hypnobirthing becomes a whole way of life for the pregnant mother, combining breathing exercises, systematic desensitization to fear and pain, specified eating habits, and dream therapy.
Hypnotherapy: From the revolutionary work of Dr. John Kappas, founder of the first accredited school for hypnotherapy in the US called Hypnosis Motivation Institute, located in Tarzana, California, hypnotherapy is a profound therapy for a plethora of challenges. Hypnotherapy encompasses a variety of applications including: Stress reduction, boosting self esteem, eliminating fears and phobias, pain management, habit control, weight loss, stop smoking, relationship therapy, improve sexual functioning, eliminate performance anxiety and audition stress, and sports performance enhancement. In addition, hypnotherapy is used to explore a variety of spiritual topics including: past life regression, archetypes and inner child, dream therapy and angel channeling. Dr. John Kappas discovered two personality types in how we learn and communicate to the world. This is known as our suggestibility. The two types are Emotional and Physical. This knowledge is essential for the application of hypnosis. Dr. Kappas also discovered theories on our behavior or sexuality and these also have the two categories of Emotional and Physical. Hypnotherapy is used with a variety of other methods of therapy including: NLP, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy, Archetypes, Circle Therapy and Systematic Desensitization.
Hypnotism: Hypnotists often work in a limited area such as addictions, smoking, weight loss, and empowerment.. Often hypnotists work for entertainment purposes.
I Ching: An ancient Chinese form of divination that combines two hexagrams of ancient symbols to enhance your spiritual life, tell your fortune and to meditate on possible obstacles that hold you back from your highest good. Though anyone may learn this easy technique of throwing coins to determine hexagrams, an I Ching master is schooled in Buddhist or Tao philosophies and offer the greatest insights for growth and well being.
Iridology: A specialized area of Eye. An iridologist is concerning with gently flushing toxicity out of the eye. Often iridologists take a holistic approach to eye care, combining eye exercises, herbs and flushing the eye to heal a variety of small eye problems such as: pink eye, stigmatisms, eye strain, allergies and small eye injuries.
Kinesiology: The science of muscular movements. Kinesiologists, like physical therapists help clients to strengthen up muscles, heal sprains and tears, and prevent injury. They might also work naturally with a variety of conditions such as tendonitis, arthritis, and those healing from muscular surgeries.
Lomi Lomi: A highly effective form of Hawaiian massage therapy that used the forearms and elbows to smooth out knotted muscles. Often combined with acupressure point therapy and essential oil, lomi lomi is becoming a popular medium of massage therapists around the globe.
Macrobiotics: Known as the only complete nutritional foods on the planet, they are so powerful in that they penetrate cell walls, and nourish and revitalize tissues at a cellular level. Macrobiotics is often a staple of traditional Japanese diets. Macrobiotic foods include: sun chlorella, blue and green manna (algae), seaweed and sea vegetables. Webster’s defines macrobiotics as the art of prolonging life by the use of this special diet, and indeed this possible.
Medical Intuitive: Claims to be able to diagnose medical and psychological problems through psychic or intuitive means. In the state of CA, as stated in Business and Professions Code #2908, it is illegal for any practitioner to diagnose medical and psychological problems without a medical degree. Though a medical intuitive cannot legally diagnose, they can explore with their clients the emotional aspects of their disease and conditions.
Medical Qi Gong: A profound form of energy healing. Though many claim to practice medical qi gong, in reality there are only a few practitioners that have studied this ancient science with Chinese qi gong masters, mostly having to study for many years in the Orient. Medical qi gong is also used as a highly effective tool with other aspects of Chinese medicine including: acupressure, acupuncture, herbs and Tai chi.
Music-Sound Therapy: This field covers a variety of methodologies from tonal therapy, ultrasound, music and meditation, and mantra. All aspects have the inherit belief that all matter is made up of sound waves, and thus by utilizing sound therapy, one can come into greater physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance. Sound therapy is used as an enhancement of many holistic health practices from massage to reiki and other forms of energy work.
Mysofacial: Utilizes facial acupressure points, gentle massage and facial treatments such as mudpacks, scrubs, oxygenation processes to eliminate facial stress, reduce aging, and reduce headaches, sinusitis and a variety of other ailments.
Naturopathic Medicine: Treatment for a variety of diseases and ailments from the consumption of specified herbs, spices, plants and whole foods.
Neuro-Emotional Technique: Explores the connection of our thoughts and our emotions. Delving into the realm of quantum physics, it explores our neuro-chemical addictions to specific habitual emotions such as: lust, victimization, worry, anger and lethargy. Treatment focuses on retraining the mind to reconnect neuro-transmitters toward more empowering emotions such as: love and acceptance, motivation, and empowerment. Often the approach is coupled with journaling, dream therapy and dietary specifications.
Past Life Regression: A hypnotherapy technique that explores the possibility of past lives, be it literal or as metaphor, and their inherent relationship to events and patterns of our daily lives in the present. When seeking out a professional past life therapist, it is recommended to work only with a licensed clinical hypnotherapist who has had years of training in hypnosis.
Polarity Therapy: Therapy utilized positive and negative magnetics, to balance chemical-emotions in the body. Treatment may include a variety of applications from foot magnets, healing rods, ionic hydrotherapy and electrical stem.
Qi Gong: A Chinese form of moving energy through the body, combining exercises, breathwork and meditation. Medical qi gong a form of qi gong is practiced only by a master and is used in healing applications with other forms of Chinese medicine.
Reconnection: Reconnection healing founded by Dr. Eric Pearl is a form of energy healing that believes in the connection of our body to Universal Energy grids, thus raising our vibration and natural flow with the universe. It is vastly different approach then Reiki or Medical Qi gong. Followers of the Reconnection approach have studied in seminars with Dr. Pearl for usually a minimum of two years before opening up a practice.
Reflexology: Reflexology is a form of acupressure specifically focusing on massage and stimulation of such points on the hands and feet. Many massage therapists practice reflexology as well as energy workers such as reiki practitioners.
Regression Therapy: A form of hypnotherapy that regresses a client back to traumatic events in their life. This is often used as only a last resort therapy, due to belief that regression can have severe implications in regressing someone back to a traumatic event. Other forms of hypnotic therapy that may be considered include retrogression, past life regression and systematic desensitization.
Reiki: An ancient form of energy healing that is believed to have originated in Tibet; modern Reiki practitioners of the Usui Reiki School have been attuned by a Reiki master to secret symbols that unlock the flow of the healing energy. They are the channelors of the energy to their clients. There are many applications of reiki from hands on approaches to distant healing. There are many hybrid forms of Reiki.
Shiatsu: Form of Japanese massage that applies acupressure to specific points of the body mostly focusing on the back, neck and shoulders.
Tai Chi: A beautifully choreographed moving meditation for body toning, meditation and well-being. Originated in China.
Tantra: There are many schools of this ancient Hindu practice. Most tantra deals with meditations breathwork and sexual position practice to promote more powerful and pleasurable sexual intercourse and deeper spiritual connection between partners. Other areas of tantra such as tonal tantra use sounds to heal emotional, physical and sexual blocks.
Time Line Therapy: A highly specialized form of hypnotherapy that safely uses client guided regression to erase negative patterning and life scripting. Considered safer than traditional regression therapy as the client is in control of the process with the therapist acting as guide.