"Denise is a joy and an inspiration. Her story cleary shows how the power of love and the will to live can overcome all. Her light is a beacon to the world."
- Dr. G. Savastio
Here in lies the difference between surviving and thriving. I am convinced that Western medicine saved my life. However, Eastern philosophy and alternative treatments are the reason I am not only surviving, I am thriving. I embraced a plethora of alternative treatments including and not limited to:
Meditation is like unto the water of a pond - made murky by agitation - being calmed so as to allow all the mud and silt to settle to the bottom so that the water becomes clear, and you can see all the way to the bottom. And then you will discover there is something at the bottom of your mind that can only be seen when your mind is completely calm. Something deeper than the root of your thoughts; below the foundation of your personality. And it is the same thing that is at the bottom of the so called physical world; deeper than the root of all matter; below the foundation of the universe. It is eternal; it is the real you, and that is why and how you are immortal.
REI - Universal Life Force
KI - Energy
A simple, profound, laying on of hands healing modalitiy.
The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are "reflex" areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body. For example:
the tips of the toes reflect the head
the heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
the liver, pancreas and kidney are in the arch of the foot
low back and intestines are towards the heel
Refer to Sound Healing page on this site
Most saunas heat the body from the outside in, making it difficult to apply heat to internal tissues. The far infrared energy emitted by this sauna overcomes this limitation by penetrating the skin and directly heating subcutaneous fat layers. These layers are used by the body to store toxic solvents and other organic wastes from the environment. This form of sauna has proven to be effective in ridding the body of these poisons. At the same time, purified air is breathed in, making it both an energizing and detoxifying treatment.
When receiving acupuncture treatment, your doctor seeks to balance the flow of energy so that the chi energy is channeled to the affected area to allow it to recover and achieve lost health. This is done through a variety of methods.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy provides a rich, rejuvenating and revivifying supply of oxygen to deprived cells that speeds healing and repair while increasing overall energy and circulation. It also supplies more oxygen to the immune system, which uses oxygen converted to hydrogen peroxide to create more normalcy in abnormal cells. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can be a useful tool in the healing of a multitude of conditions such as recovery from stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, diabetic circulatory problems, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.
The IV infusion bathes the cells and tissues with substances that increase overall energy, improve the strength of the immune system and perform actions targeted to various conditions. It is one of our most powerful tools in speeding the healing process.
This therapy induces fever in the individual through the prolonged application of steam. The patient sits in a steam cabinet, with the head exposed so that the cooling air in the room is breathed in as the body is heated. At the doctor's discretion, ozone can be pumped into the cabinet. The heat "opens" the skin to allow the ozone to penetrate. The ozone brings additional oxygen to the circulation, which energizes cells and tissues.
A unique machine encircles the part of the body to be treated in a precisely controlled magnetic field. As the blood passes through the field, carbon dioxide is displaced from the red blood cells, which allows them to pick up and deliver more oxygen. This is particularly useful in areas where inflammation and the resulting congestion deprive injured cells of the oxygen needed for regeneration and repair.
This is a gentle wash of the large intestines. Colon therapy refers to irrigation of the large bowel. Colonic irrigation is a wonderful treatment that helps to detoxify the body, remove years of accumulated wastes and poisons, and bring the colon back to its normal configuration and function.