At Intuitive Healing, we offer alternate healing modalities that focus on natural remedies for many symptoms and conditions.
What is alternative healing?
Many forms of alternative healing are an ancient style of medicine that connect the mind, body, and spirit to achieve wellness. Practitioners may use a conjunction of healing techniques that combine Western and alternative healing, in an effort to provide a more well-rounded approach to personal wellness.
These are the alternative modalities that you can request in your regular sessions with your provider. Click each tab to learn more about that healing modality, or feel free to contact us with any questions.
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to bring balance to the mind, body, and spirit. Essential oils (EO) are aroma compounds that are extracted from natural sources, typically plants.
The use of EOs is a safe holistic method that assists in the healing process. The EOs can be inhaled or applied to the body for psychological and physical benefits. Aromas then stimulate the brain, thus triggering a reaction that can calm the mind, decrease stress, anxiety, and depression. A useful tool in holistic treatment and natural remedies, EOs help people achieve a spiritual connection with the mind, body, and spirit.
Using divination tools have been around for thousands of years in most indigenous cultures. Oracle Cards provide guidance from the spiritual realm, helping you to tap into your higher self. The messages are compassionate and always for the highest good. Oracle cards do not predict, they project the potential trajectory of your current choices. A reading gives you the opportunity to express your free will to either change the course or keep the course of your current choices. Card readings can be a useful tool to view your experiences from an alternative and often times, healing perspective.
Similar to plants and living organisms, crystals have internal vibrations, or Chi energy. Gemstones and crystals carry spiritual and healing properties that may facilitate a faster healing process.
Utilizing select crystals for their unique properties, crystal therapy is an alternative holistic technique as another form of energy work. The crystals act as conduits, or channels, for positive energy flow that enter the body. The purpose of this technique is to remove heavy or negative energies, thus allowing you to heal faster and more effectively.
Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping)
An emotional freedom treatment (EFT) taps the endpoints of energy meridians (Chi) that are situated just beneath the skin’s surface. Sometimes called “psychological acupressure,” EFT works by releasing blockages within the energy system that are caused by stress, trauma, injury, or other complications.
When left untreated, these blocked energy channels can cause emotional intensity and discomfort. Aside from being emotionally challenging, they often lead to limiting beliefs and behaviors that prevent a harmonious life. This EFT treatment is non-invasive, performed with fingertips instead of needles. Its purpose is to allow individuals to shift energy in a simple, pain free manner.
Using expressive art techniques can help individuals access unresolved feelings trapped in the sub conscious. There are a variety of mediums that can be used such as clay, paint, collage, journaling, music or dance. Including the use of the hands or body in healing can be a transformational experience.
Research supports the positive benefits of daily meditation practice, but some people find it difficult to balance their mind on their own. Guided meditation can be beneficial in these situations because it involves a guide, or narrator, to elicit specific changes in your life.
First, the body is guided into a state of physical and mental relaxation. This allows the body to reach a deep meditative state before going on a mental journey in pursuit of a personal goal. Since the brain cannot distinguish between an imaginary event and a real one, the experience from guided meditation feels very real. This process of tapping into the subconscious can carry a beneficial effect on your everyday life.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands,” thus based on the idea that there’s an unseen “life force energy” flowing through our bodies.
If a person’s “life force energy” is low, then he or she is more likely to get sick or feel stress. If the “life force energy” is high, a person is more capable of being happy and healthy. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it’s not a religion. There’s no dogma attached to Reiki and there’s nothing specific you must believe in order to receive it. At Intuitive Healing Journey, we use a “hands off” technique by hovering hands over the body’s energetic field, thus providing energy.
Spending time in nature has numerous healing effects. In fact, spending time outdoors has been shown to reduce the symptoms of stress, aside from helping alleviate the symptoms of numerous disorders and illnesses.
According to some research studies, adults who spend time in the outdoors have lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, than people who stay indoors. Other benefits of nature therapy include:
- Improving overall physical fitness
- Reducing depression, anxiety, and insomnia
- Managing ADHD
A reduction of stress can lead to better sleep, mental health, and physical wellbeing. Likewise, utilizing nature as a stress reliever can have positive effects. Sessions may be held outdoors to combine the healing benefits of nature with talk therapy.
Additional Resources & Referrals offered:
- Astrological Natal Charts
- Past Life Regression
- Tension Release Exercise (TRE)