“Self-Healing thru Meditation”
Led by Carol L. Bowman, M.D.- every other Wednesday
7:00 – 8:15 PM
Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Please call us at 410-515-9070 to reserve a seat.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Enjoy better emotional physical and mental health by learning how to turn crisis into opportunity. This eight week stress reduction course is one of self-discovery, rooted in the practice of mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga to increase mind-body awareness. Eight weeks can change the way you perceive, and therefore respond to, stressful situations. This is an opportunity to explore what’s right and good about yourself, your life, and your relationships, while cultivating skills to manage the ordinary and extraordinary stresses of your life more effectively, for better emotional, physical, and mental health.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars, which was first described by the German physician, Samuel Hahnemann. 200 years of clinical experience has shown him to be right.
Hahnemann observed that the effects of a medicinal substance given to healthy subjects tended to be mimic there diseases the substance cured. Although these provings in healthy volunteers used large doses of substance, homeopathy uses very dilute preparations and in some cases so dilute that not a single molecule of the original substance can be measured.
Homeopathy works at an energetic level, not as a pharmaceutical that needs a certain dose to bring about cell reactions. Homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body to heal itself. Classical homeopathy matches a particular symptom complex to the correct remedy, and has been used to successfully treat a wide range of acute and chronic illnesses.
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Aromatherapy is the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plant to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit. It is an art and science which seeks to explore the physiological, psychological, and spiritual realm of the individual’s response to køb melatonin and various aromatic extracts as well as to observe and enhance the individual’s innate healing process.
As a holistic medicine, aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active treatment during acute and chronic stages of illness or disease.
It is a natural, noninvasive treatment system designed to affect the whole person not just the symptom or disease, and to assist the body’s natural ability to balance, regulate, heal and maintain itself by the correct use of essential oils.
Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic extract which are distilled from a variety of aromatic plant material including grasses, leaves, flowers, needles and twigs, peel of fruit, wood and roots. This is a most pleasant and effective individualized treatment for a wide variety of conditions.
Hypnotherapy a clinically effective way of focusing the mind, is commonly used as an alternative treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including weight control, pain management, and addictive behaviors including but not limited to smoking cessation.
Hypnosis is quite effective in pain management for a variety of conditions such as fibromyalagia, migraines, arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, and many more. HypnoBirthing ® is a wonderful alternative available in natural childbirth .
In addition, hypnotherapy could be used in place of anesthesia, particularly in patients who prove to be allergic to anesthetic drugs.
In non medical patients hypnotherapy has been found to be beneficial for problems such as motivation, procrastination, decision making, personal achievement and development, performance enhancement, academic achievement, self-esteem , buried or repressed memories, relaxation, and stress management. And of course regression for those who have a need to know.
Massage Therapy, Reflexology, Shiatsu, and other types of bodywork are hands-on therapies that release muscle tension and improve circulation. Many therapies also affect “reflex” points on the body, enhance lymphatic drainage, and more.
The Benefits of Massage
Massage is a method of touch and communication designed for promoting health through relaxation, self-awareness and empowerment.
“Touch” is a major aspect of our lives. It is one of the ways we relate and evaluate our external and internal environments. Massage has evolved through experience and research to what it is today: A Method of Relaxation and Stress Management that has a wide range of benefits.
Relieves muscle tension, stiffness and spasms.
Reduces anxiety and mental fatigue
Promotes joint flexibility and increases range of motion
Provides a nurturing and caring touch
Increases your awareness of your own physical and psychological well-being
Provides a deep state of relaxation
These benefits have been documented in the U.S. and Europe and Asia.
In the realm of alternative medicine, we understand that stress carried for any excessive length of time can harm the body. Massage therapy is certainly one means for relieving stress.
At the Harford Holistic Center our massage therapists are certified nationally and in the state of Maryland. Their areas of expertise are Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, amazon seo services, hot stone, reflexology, and pregnancy massage. They are members of professional organizations such as the American Massage Therapy Association, and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. These therapists continue their education taking courses in Zero Balance, aromatherapy, rain drop, Vodder drainage techniques, gau shaw, and other unique healing modalities.
In addition to conventional medicine which focuses primarily on treating conditions with pharmaceuticals and surgery, the Harford Holistic Center offers a wide array of complementary treatment options.
Herbal Medicine is the use of plants for medicinal purposes. Plant extracts are ingested in tincture, capsule, tea, or infusion form, or are applied topically to the skin.
Holistic Psychotherapy nurtures individuals who struggle with basic human issues such as loss, freedom, isolation and purpose. Through a series of relaxed conversations between you and our therapist, individuals are enabled to tap into their strengths and challenged to broaden their perspective thereby expanding their sense of possibility. Integrating additional therapies such as acupuncture, massage, meditation, nutritional and herbal supplements offer additional benefit.
Holistic Skin Care treats a wide range of skin problems and diseases. The holistic approach takes into consideration factors beyond the surface of the skin such as nutrition, hormonal changes, allergies, and stress that affect the health or your skin. By combining all natural skin care products and treatments with therapies to balance the remainder of the physical, emotional, and mental bodies, rapid and permanent resolution of skin problems can be achieved.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine is a field of medicine dedicated to making the work and home environment safe and healthy. An occupational medicine physician specializes in assessing and managing work and environment related illnesses and injuries.
By realizing that humans are beings of energy, one can begin to comprehend new ways of viewing health and illness, based upon the understanding that the molecular arrangement of the physical body is actually a complex network of interwoven energy fields.This energetic network, which represents the physical/cellular framework is organized and nourished by “subtle” energetic systems which coordinate the life-force with the body.
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Acupuncture is an ancient technique in which a skilled practitioner inserts hair-thin needles into specific points on the body to prevent or treat illness. Practiced for over 2,500 years in China, where it originated, acupuncture is part of the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine
(TCM), which views health as a constantly changing flow of energy known as qi (pronounced “chee”).
In TCM, imbalances in this natural flow of energy are thought to result in disease. Acupuncture aims to restore health by improving the flow of qi. According to the principles of TCM, qi flows through the body via 14 primary “meridians” or channels.
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