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 Naturopathy     

Naturopathy is a compilation of a wide variety of natural therapeutics and healing techniques. This natural method of healing is based on the premise that the body contains the innate wisdom and power to heal itself, providing that we enhance rather than hinder that process, and, in addition, that treating the whole person is more desirable than simply alleviating the symptoms of disease.

Hippocrates said, “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food and do no harm.” The naturopathic physician or N.D. subscribes to these principles and views herself/himself as a teacher who educates the patient in the art of self-healing. The Naturopathic physician utilizes such therapies as non-invasive allergy testing, herbology, acupressure, acupuncture, and iridology.

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 Network Chiropractic     

Network views healing as a unification and alignment of the body, mind and spirit. Healing is a process rather than an event, involving growth and development. Symptoms and ailments can be viewed as communication, alerting us that change is necessary. Chiropractic believes that the shape, position and tone of one’s spinal structure determines one’s awareness and experience of life. The nervous system, housed within the spinal column and carnium, directs and coordinates all the functions of the body. A misalignment of the spinal bones (a subluxation) and the tension of the associated nervous tissues, causes interference to this life flow.

Network uses a variety of chiropractic techniques in a gentle and honoring sequence which flows with the body rather than competing with it. The adjustment first seeks to release the adverse tension in the brain and spinal cord with a series of sustained gentle contacts. Then the type of adjustment more commonly associated with chiropractic, the structural thrust, is more effectively applied after the vertebrae are prepared to effortlessly release their structural locks.

The individual with a clear and flexible nervous system is more able to recover from life’s challenges, adapts to changes more easily and is better able to grow, heal and evolve. The intelligence that creates this world knows to exercise, to eat properly and to express itself fully. The deep release of nerve interference effected by the Network Chiropractic lets go of the dominant negative patterns in one’s nervous system which limit deep healing. Network Chiropractic allows the nervous system to recover in a gentle manner from years of cumulative physical, mental/emotional and chemical stress, allowing a person to express his or her full potential in body, mind and spirit.

Suggested Reading:
>The Twelve Stages of Healing— Donald Epstein
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 Neurofeedback        

Neurofeedback, or EEG Biofeedback, enables a person to learn self-regulation of his or her own brain waves using advanced computer technology. Neurofeedback training is a painless, non-invasive technique whereby one or more sensors are placed on the scalp and ears. Information on brainwave activity is monitored using an amplifier and computer-based instrument that processes the signal via visual displays and auditory feedback. By training specific frequency bandwidths within parameters one can achieve greater voluntary control over one’s mental and physiological processes. Neurofeedback training helps to normalize dysfunctional brainwave patterns, restoring harmony and equilibrium. Neurofeedback helps effectively treat many disorders including: headaches, stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, pain, fibromyalgia, depression, addictions, attention disorders, stroke, speech disorders, Lyme Disease, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Neurofeedback promotes Peak Cognitive Performance, enhancing attention, memory, learning, and organizational skills. It is reimbursable through most insurance providers.

 Neurofeedback Practitioners Listed Below:       

    Anton Bluman, M.S., N.R.N.P., A.I.B.T.
Certified EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback/E.F.T./Heart Math Practitioner
Integrative Medicine Group
Tarrytown, N.Y. (914) 524-0710, (C) 914-393-5616
Website
: www.mindcarecenter.net
E-mail: anton.bluman@gmail.com

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 NEUROLOGICAL SCREENING         

    Rebecca L. Holt, MA, HHC
Bright Moves LLC
Tutoring with the body in mind: Bright Moves holistic approach to
tutoring integrates movement and nutrition for optimal learning.
New Age Center, Suite C
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 348-1870
Websites: www.brightmoves.biz and www.eatingbright.com

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Neurolinguistic Programming

    Tribeca Hypnosis & Healing Institute, Trudy Beers, Ph.D
Clinical Hypnotherapist & NLP Master   
(212)334-0299
Website: www.HypnosisChangesLives.com

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 Neuro
muscular therapy 

    Gale Cohen
Neuromuscular Therapist
Medical & Sports
Goshen, NY  (845)294-0111
Stony Point   (845)786)-2022

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New Age Center    

     New Age Center
A 4-story building housing: a Yoga Center, Enchanted Crystal Shop, Nirvana Bookstore, Holistic Practitioners, Health Food Store offering a variety of workshops and educational endeavors. 'Point of Infinity' is the New Age Center's 38-acre rural retreat center in the Catskills near Ellenville. See website for details. Ken Pollinger, Ph.D. ~ Director
1. South Broadway (corner of Main St.) Nyack, NY  10960 (845)358-6448     Email: info@awarenesscenters.com
www.NewAgePointofInfinity.com     www.newageuniversity.org

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 Newspapers       --Publications/Holistic

    Living Spirit: Weaving Light into today’s news.
A new monthly newspaper, only available by subscription.
PO Box 512, North Salem, NY 10560
phone: (914)669-9085    ~  fax: (914)669-9086 
Email: info@livingspirit.org

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 NONviolent communication      

NVC (Nonviolent Communication) uses language to help us become more aware of our FEELINGS and NEEDS and those of others. It gives us access to solving conflict peacefully by supporting us to move our focus from judgment and criticism to the life-serving needs beneath those judgments. This idea of shifting focus is not new. What is new though is a model with which you can find your way to an expanded consciousness. NVC is the consciousness or awareness to which the model leads. NVC is the water, the model is the pitcher. In this consciousness we have 10,000 strategies that we can use to meet our NEEDS and the NEEDS of others. Also referred to as "Compassionate Communication," NVC can be used by all people, to increase their ability to be heard and understood and to hear and understand others. NVC is universal in its nature. NVC is practical and proven in daily life around the world, consistently reducing conflict while increasing understanding and connection.

Suggested Reading:
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Nonviolent Communication: The Language of Life; Being Me, Loving You: A Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationships;
>The Heart of Social Change: How to Make a Difference in Your World;
>Practical Spirituality: Reflectionson the Spiritual Basis of Nonviolent Communication;
>The Surprising Purpose of Anger: Beyond Anger Management, all by the founder of NVC: Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.

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 Numerology      

Practitioners of numerology have methods and procedures for learning and practicing Gnothology, the esoteric approach to the ancient science of numbers. By graphing and delineating a comprehensive Basic Natal Gnothology Chart and understanding the detailed interpretations of numbers' meanings, one can devise a practical guide to everyday living. When one learns and understands what digits represent, one can direct his or her life with more positive meaning.

For example, one can use his or her name and birth date to calculate the personal numbers that reveal his or her motivations, marriage and job opportunities, self-image, destiny and life purpose, and more. Numerology is both meaningful and fun!

Suggested Reading:
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Numerology Has Your Number— Ellin Dodge
>Numerology: The Meaning of Numbers—Austin Coates
>The Connolly Book of Numbers, Vol. I & II—Eileen Connolly

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Nutritional Counseling     

Nutritional Counseling is used as a guideline for optimal health and physical well-being.` Every person has a unique set of chemical needs which allows his or her body to express its true potential. It is the role of the Clinical Nutritionist to determine a client’s needs and develop a program to address them. This may involve simple dietary changes to more complete use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc.

Daily, we experience more stresses and demands on our bodies, increasing our nutritional needs. Too many of us are following diets that are not adequate to meet those needs, leaving us fatigued, bloated, in pain, irritable and depressed.

Nutritional support has been successfully used in the treatment of food allergies, Candida, blood sugar problems, and various other limiting physical and emotional conditions.

Suggested Reading:
>Prescription for Nutritional Healing: Self-Help Guide
    James and Phyllis Balch
>Food and Healing—Annmarie Colbin
>Foods That Heal—Bernard Jensen
>Diet and Nutrition: A Wholistic Approach
    Randolph Ballentine
>The Tao of Nutrition—Maoshing Ni and Cathy McNease

 Nutritional Counseling Practitioners Listed Below:       

    Advanced Medical of Mt. Kisco (click on name to view display ad!)
Mt. Kisco, NY   (914)241-7030


     Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine
Two Executive Blvd., Suite 202
Suffern, NY   (845)368-4700
Website: www.schachtercenter.com

    Rebecca L. Holt, MA, HHC
Bright Moves LLC
Tutoring with the body in mind: Bright Moves holistic approach to
tutoring integrates movement and nutrition for optimal learning.
New Age Center, Suite C
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 348-1870
Websites: www.brightmoves.biz and www.eatingbright.com


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 Occupational Therapy    

The occupational therapist is a licensed health care professional who works with patients with a variety of diagnoses. Often the work is rehabilitative in nature following strokes, head injury, spinal cord injury, or upper extremity injury. Neuromuscular disorders and congenital birth defects, arthritis, learning disabilities and pain management are a few additional areas with which the occupational therapist may assist. While treating the physical limitations that may occur with a particular diagnosis, the therapist is also concerned with how these limits affect independence in areas of self-care work and leisure activity. Adaptive equipment and compensation techniques may also be employed as part of the treatment.

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OHASHIATSU®      

The Ohashi Institute website: www.ohashiatsu.org 

Free Introductory Workshop

Experience how Ohashiatsu can improve your health and lifestyle.

Receive a gift certificate towards the tuition for Beginning I when you register during the workshop!

Ohashiatsu Course Description: Beginning I

Be natural... be reverent... be present... be continuous... use both hands. Beginning I students learn the fundamental principles of Ohashiatsu as they apply to bodywork and, more importantly, to every aspect of life. The benefits are felt immediately as you become calmer, centered and accepting of yourself and others. The course focuses on feeling the life force or Ki energy flow in the body; learning the natural movements central to Ohashiatsu; location of the energy meridians and some of the major tsubos (acupoints); and the concept of Yin and Yang (balance). You will experience enhanced sensitivity as well as increased body awareness and grace, and by the end of the course, you will know how to give a full-body session.

Beginning II

Learning the principles and philosophy in Beginning I gives you the "how" to work with energy meridians. Beginning II provides the "why" to work with specific meridians by introducing the Five Elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood). Our appearance, our habits, our likes and dislikes, our emotions and attitudes are examples of our effort to be in harmony with the Five Elements that are in Nature and within us at all times. As you learn about energy flow relating to the Five Elements, you will gain useful knowledge of your feelings about yourself and others.

The Ohashiatsu Program

The Institute's program meets a variety of goals. Some students attend courses to learn techniques for self-healthcare, some because of an interest in Eastern culture, and some want to explore a new career or add techniques and knowledge to their current practice.

The focus of courses is on experiential learning: taking the information into the body and experiencing the techniques and concepts in yourself and others. The relaxed learning environment is one of non-judgment, so students can find a safe place to express their experiences.

Each course offers lecture, exercises, meditations and hands-on training. The basic curriculum courses are 30 hours each and are offered in various formats throughout the year. In addition, the Institute offers shorter courses that complement the course material.

Each successive course builds carefully upon what has already been taught, adding new material that students can immediately begin to use in their lives. Continuing at their own pace through the curriculum, students may take courses independently or as part of a study program that leads to a certificate. The basic program takes about two years to complete. After graduation, students may apply to become a Certified Ohashiatsu® Instructor and join the instructor training program which takes about one year.

What is Ohashiatsu®?

Ohashiatsu is a nurturing method of touch. Like other Eastern therapies, Ohashiatsu manipulates the energy within the body and uses a framework of Eastern philosophy. However, the emphasis of Ohashiatsu is on communication and synergism between giver and receiver and the self-development of the giver, as well as the receiver, and on the true physical, psychological and spiritual harmony for both.

This is the primary difference between Ohashiatsu and other bodywork modalities: Ohashiatsu maintains and improves the giver's posture, movement and well-being. When you give Ohashiatsu, you are energized and rejuvenated because of the way your body moves, because you are enhancing your Ki (life essence) energy, and because you are meditating while you are working.

Ohashiatsu combines hands-on touch techniques, gentle exercises and stretches, and meditations in a seamless flow of movement. Ohashiatsu is an energizing dance. It is a mutual issue: When the giver enjoys, the receiver benefits. When you as the giver communicate your enjoyment and attitude about life to the receiver, the receiver will use your example to become healthier and happier in the future.

About Ohashi

Ohashi's experience with traditional Oriental healing began in his infancy. Born in 1944, near Hiroshima, Japan, he had a weak constitution that made him vulnerable to illness. As a young child his strength was restored and has been maintained since by the healing techniques which are central to his teachings. Believing that the Eastern concept of health can benefit 20th century men and women, he has dedicated himself to the teaching and practice of this philosophy.

Ohashi came to the United States in 1970 after completing Chuo University and studying with many teachers. He built a successful practice. Among his clients have been Liza Minelli, Ivan Nagy, Martha Graham, George Balanchine, Stan Getz, Ralph Lauren, Halston, Michael and Pat York, the Japanese Prime Minister Ohira, and Dr. Henry Kissinger.

After founding his school in 1974, he trademarked the term Ohashiatsu®, and began to send instructors to other areas to teach. In addition, he has lectured and taught at colleges, professional schools, and centers for Eastern studies around the world. He is the author of seven books and five videotapes.

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ORTHO-BIONOMY      

ORTHO-BIONOMY—Painful spots in the body called trigger points are used as indicators of tense unbalanced areas that lack proper alignment and tone. The client and practitioner work together to find these areas, thereby verifying the discomfort. Then, through gentle positioning or movement techniques done with the practitioner, the client can experience the release of these painful spots. The release is accompanied by realignment and re-education of muscles and nerves. Thus, clients learn how to self-correct their musculo-skeletal problems and pain syndromes. Mental and emotional tensions locked in the body disappear at the same time, creating a feeling of lightness and ease. It is essential for the client to reinforce the sessions with home exercise and body awareness. Each treatment and homework prescription is tailored to the needs of the individual. Posture and gait training are often part of the client's self-care program. Ortho-Bionomy was developed by a British Osteopath, Arthur Lincoln Pauls, D.O.

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OSTEOPATHIC Manipulative Medicine      

    Dr. Barbara Gordon-Cohen, D.O.
Cranial Therapy, Complementary Medicine,
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine,
Bio-identical Hormone Treatment
Spring Valley, N.Y. (845) 629-1233
Email: DrBarbaraGordonCohen@hotmail.com
Fax: (845) 352-1099


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