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Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation has had a long tradition in religious practices but has recently been made part of modern psychological practices. It can be defined as the daily practice of paying attention to what arises in the mind, the body or ones sensations, without judgment or criticism. Jon Kabat-Zinn has written a number of books on mindfulness and been instrumental in researching its effects on mental and physical health. His definition is: “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” 1

Many studies have been conducted for the last twenty to thirty years, showing positive benefits for many medical conditions including but not limited to: lowering blood pressure, decreasing anxiety, pain, depression, headaches and stress. In 2011, the National Institute of Health’s Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine released findings of a study where MRI images of the brains of 16 participants 2 weeks before and after mindfulness meditation and concluded that "..these findings may represent an underlying brain mechanism associated with mindfulness-based improvements in mental health."2

Family Constellation

A Family Constellation is a three-dimensional group process that has the power to shift generations of suffering and unhappiness. Bert Hellinger, the founder of this work, who studied and treated families for more than 50 years, observed that many of us unconsciously "take on" destructive familial patterns of anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, aloneness, alcoholism and even illness as a way of "belonging" in our families. Bonded by a deep love, a child will often sacrifice his own best interests in a vain attempt to ease the suffering of a parent or other family member.

Family Constellations allow us to break these patterns so that we can live healthier, happier, more fulfilled lives. In a moment of insight, a new life course can be set in motion. The results can be life-changing. 3

Depth Psychology

The tradition of depth psychology began with the insights of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung who discovered that below the threshold of conscious awareness exists a vast domain of unconscious material. This dimension of psychic reality is revealed in literature, poetry, the expressive arts of different cultures, dreams, and in the collective symptoms suffered by individuals and societies. Negotiating this territory is the domain of depth psychologists or analysts, performing a very different task than traditional psychologists. Through dream analysis, active imagination and sand play therapy, analysts assist an individual in becoming as authentically connected to their real selves as possible.

Biophoton Regenesis

The Biophoton Regeneis device provides a high power (12 Watt, 1 A) 940 nm (nanometer) infrared light source. An LED matrix, composed of 60 separate LEDs on a single chip, provides the infrared light. The chip is primarily used to provide a source of night illumination for infrared surveillance detectors. The unit is classified as infrared (vs. near or far infra red).

The Regensis 3 is a light stimulation device that helps to re-tone reactions to stimulation. It is used as a behavioral method to teach the body to react differently and more helpfully than it has previously reacted.

Photonic stimulators are classified by the FDA as minimally invasive devices. It generates an infra-red light that is fairly strong: 1200 milliwatts. It is not visible. Ordinarily if one is too sensitive for this light, as with any light, the temporary side effects can be fatigue and irritability. These effects usually wear off in a few hours to overnight.

The device can be used for hardened, tense or spastic muscles, neurovascular irritability problems or nerve root pain, skin sensitivity or skin pain such as diabetic neuropathy, sympathetic blocking as in tics, burn and wound healing.


1http://www.wildmind.org/applied/daily-life/what-is-mindfulness
2Research Spotlight: Mindfulness Meditation Is Associated With Structural Changes in the Brain". NCCAM. January 30, 2011.
3http://www.hellingerpa.com/constellation.shtml

Dermatomes

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From Frank H. Netter, MD: The Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations, Volume I, the Nervous System (page 55).

Soft Laser Therapy

A source of low power, non-heating coherent light under 1 watt of power. This low power promote healing at a cellular level and is not concentrated or powerful enough to burn or cut tissue. The emission of coherent photons are absorbed by the body and act as electron donors, energetically nourishing depleted mitochondria, the production source of ATP- i.e. energy, in the body. This light also re-polarizes and repairs damaged and injured cell membranes and promotes healthy cellular exchange at the level of the cell membrane.

Laser therapy has been studied and shown to be effective in the following conditions: increases respiratory metabolism of certain cells, fibroblast proliferation, attachment and synthesis of collagen and procollagen, growth factor production stimulation, macrophage stimulation, lymphocyte stimulation, greater rate of extracellular matrix production, enhanced wound healing, greater amounts of epithelialization for wound closure and stimulation of skin graft healing, wound healing.