Integrative Approaches Enhance Healing by Marlaina Donato Modern chiropractors are often seen primarily as pain specialists, yet their care can encompass much more. While the common focus is better health through spinal manipulation, the origins of chiropractic are manifold. Typical approaches for structural issues and injuries include spinal adjustments, therapeutic ultrasound and heat therapy, but some practitioners also embrace nutrition.
By Roberta Bolduc Although osteopathic physicians use all the conventional methods of diagnosis and treatment, they differ from allopathic or traditional Western medicine doctors. They are trained to place additional emphasis on the achievement of normal body mechanics as central to maintaining good health. Another key point is the osteopathic physician is trained to view the patient as a whole person with certain key principles central to their care. Two major principles are that the body is a unit of mind-body-spirit, and that the body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance.
By Roberta Bolduc The popular Illuminate Expo will return to Flat Rock on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28 at Blue Ridge Community College in the Conference Center. This biannual psychic and healing arts expo will host over 70 exhibitors which include healing therapists, intuitive counselors, reiki practitioners, psychics, astrologers, and many other talented readers and healers. There will also be free lectures, a raffle and labyrinth walk.
The “mind-body connection” is described by Yogapedia as “how the brain and thoughts influence the body and its functions”. An article published in Scientific American in 2016 provided new evidence of the power of the mind to help people stay well and resist illness.