Directions Update – Important

Enter your location for directions to the office you chose. Printable directions are available below. ** Attention Clients ** The bridge at Wolf’s Bridge Road is closed indefinitely. For those who use Wolf’s Bridge Road, please be advised that the one lane bridge is closed for repairs. You can detour around this as follows: From the Mechanicsburg/Harrisburg area (PA Turnpike/Route 81) proceed towards Carlisle on Route 11, turn right at Arby’s (instead of proceeding further down Route 11 to the intersection where Sheetz/Wolf Bridge Rd is located) and then make your 1st left as soon as you go over the creek (Clemson Road). That road will take you to Wolf’s Bridge Rd. Turn right onto Wolf’s Bridge Rd and proceed to Route 34/Spring Rd. From Army Heritage/Clairmont Rd area, follow Harmony Hall Rd to Route 11 (as usual), but turn right onto 11 at the light (Sheetz) and make a left at Arby’s. Turn left after the creek (Clemson Road) and follow to Wolf Bridge Rd. Additional roads around Wolf Bridge may be closed as well. If Clemson Road is closed, continue straight 1 mile and turn left onto West Middlesex Road. At the first stop sign (1 mile) which is the intersection of Beagle Club Road, bear slightly left and stay on West Middlesex. At next stop sign, turn right onto Wolf Bridge Road. Please use our directions for further help in getting to our...

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What is Integrative Medicine?

According to the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (http://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu) Integrative Medicine (IM) is a healing oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies. The Center goes on to define Principles of Integrative Medicine: Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process. All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community as well as the body. Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body’s innate healing response. Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible. Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically. Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms. Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount. Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and...

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What is Reiki?

The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word Rei which means Universal LIfe and Ki which means Energy. It is a spiritual healing art and it is believed that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and assist others. This practice was started in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui (born in 1865). It is believed his interest began in a Buddhist school and later in his studies of kiko, the Japanese version of quigong (a health/healing discipline based on use of life energy). His goal was to find a way to do healing work without depleting one’s own energy. Mrs. Hawayo Takata studied under Dr. Usui in the 1930’s and brought this to the Western hemisphere, practicing in Hawaii. Students taught by Mrs. Takata brought this practice to the mainland after initiating 22 Reiki Masters who continued her work and taught others. Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation and is believed that it helps the body to create an environment to facilitate healing. It is used in many hospitals and medical practices nationwide. While it is spiritual in nature, it is not religiously based. Dr. Usui created a set of Reiki ideals, which were developed to add spiritual balance and help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of this experience. These ideals are: “The secret art of inviting happiness The miraculous medicine of all diseases Just for today, do not anger Do not worry and be filled with gratitude Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people. Eery morning and evening, join your hands in prayer. Pray these words to your heart and chant these words with your mouth.” www.reiki.org...

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Defining Energy Psychology

Energy psychology is part of known energy systems work which includes work with meridians, chakras and biofields or auras. It combines cognitive interventions (imaging memory, or visualization of goal) with these interventions. It is believed that tapping these energy points reduces limbic arousal (which includes the amygdala and the hippocampus in the brain) in anxiety disorders and may alter the neural pathways that maintain maladaptive conditioned responses. The cognitive intervention involves pairing the issue with a calmer or more neutral emotional state. There is published research that demonstrates an increase in endorphins which decrease pain and heart rate, and increase in serotonin (a neurotransmitter) which helps to regulate mood, a regulation of cortisol (flight or fight response) and an increase in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), another neurotransmitter, to reduce anxiety and help inhibit fear. This in turn decreases the activity of the sympathetic nervous system (flight or fight) and increases the parasympathetic nervous system (calming for nervous...

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