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What is Kinesiology and How Does it Work?

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Holistic Health | 0 comments

When it comes to holistic healing, the premise is generally that one looks at the entire person, rather than just the area that is in pain. Many chiropractors are choosing to incorporate “applied kinesiology” to gain greater sensitivity to the body and its often hidden messages. Often combining this with chiropractic manipulation can mean the difference between taking care of the root of the problem versus just treating the symptoms. The Spinal Column and the Nervous System The spinal column is one of the most crucial areas when it comes to the health of the entire nervous system. When it is confronted with an interference of any kind, the body’s natural defenses will tend to lower, which means we might start to feel discomfort, pain, and even illness. By adjusting the spine to remove subluxations, normal nerve function will usually return as the body relaxes into a more natural state. Diagnosing Treatment Applying the principals of kinesiology can be an extremely powerful way to help determine what’s going on inside the body in order to properly diagnose treatment. There are actually two aspects to kinesiology, the first is that it is the study of how we move in order to understand our physical, mechanical, and psychological states of being. Through this awareness, a doctor can find the best way to rehabilitate the body in order to eliminate stress and pain. Applied Kinesiology The second aspect is known as “applied kinesiology,” which is a technique that helps to diagnose a problem through testing muscles surrounding a given area in order to determine weakness or strength. If, for example, there is a problem with a specific organ, there is usually a weakness in the corresponding muscle. By finding the weak muscle, a doctor can then decide upon the best type of treatment. Through strengthening weak muscles, the organs that have a direct relationship with them will often also get stronger. Determining Imbalances Applied kinesiology can also help determine if a particular food or nutrient will strengthen or weaken a patient. By the patient simply holding the substance in the hand and holding the arm in a fixed position, the healer can try to push the arm out of position, observing the level of resistance from the patient in order to determine the level of internal balance or imbalance regarding the substance. Testing for Disruption of Energy Flow The idea that muscle weakness is often caused by a disruption of energy flow in the body is a fundamental principal in using applied kinesiology as a healing protocol. By testing the body in this way, a doctor can assess such things as damage to the nerves, chemical imbalances, glandular problems, a poorly functioning lymphatic system, and more. Using this technique, a person can also be tested for food and environmental sensitivities. Contact Us For more information on applied kinesiology, chiropractic, and other healing protocols, please contact us through our online form or call (610)...

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How to Control Your Hormones Holistically

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Holistic Health | 0 comments

The importance of hormone health cannot be underestimated. At Live Well Holistic Health, we often see the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in our patients. This includes wide shifts in mood, weight gain, bowel dysfunction, skin issues, trouble sleeping or too much sleeping, and infertility.

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Workshop Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 7:30pm ~ Cleansing and Detoxifying for Body, Mind & Spirit Renewal with Dr. Martin Orimenko, DC, ND, FIACA

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Allergies, Cleansing, Diet, Healing, Health Tips, Healthy Food, Holistic Health, Immune System, Main Line, Natural, Natural Healing, Natural medicine, Nutrition | 0 comments

Many of us are now eating quite healthy, but the world is full of pollutants and our diets aren’t always perfect. We accumulate toxins, as well as mucous, in spite of our best efforts to eat clean.  A clogged, toxic or imbalanced digestive tract can make or break your energy, mood, mental clarity, immune response and much more.  Toxins can also affect your liver, kidneys, blood, lungs and skin.   You will learn about:       Tried and true methods of cleansing and detoxifying.       Foods to eat while cleansing.       Natural supplements to support & accelerate your cleanse.       How to survive the holiday season feeling refreshed and renewed. When your system is clean, you have more energy, more clarity, you live longer and you get sick much less. Dr. Martin Orimenko is a Chiropractor, Naturopath & Nutritionist.  He is trained in acupuncture, ayurveda and several other healing modalities. Dr. Martin incorporates physical treatments as well as nutritional testing and lifestyle counseling.   He is the founder and director of the Live Well Holistic Health Center in Ardmore. In practice for over 20 years, he has helped thousands of patients achieve new levels of health and vitality. Register by phone (610) 896-1554, by emailing us or online by clicking the “Schedule Now” button.  Workshop Cost only...

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Signs of Aging and How To Tackle Them The Natural Way

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Holistic Health | 0 comments

Human beings are miraculous creations composed of a network of interconnected energy systems and supports and because of this, aging occurs as a result of multiple factors in combination. Some of these can include:

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Holistic Medicine Center in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in Holistic Health | 0 comments

More and more individuals are coming to view their health as a reflection of the balance within the total self – mind, body and spirit. The natural development of holistic medicine and practices is a result of that growth in consciousness. Holistic medicine addresses the healing and care of the total person and integrates conventional as well as complimentary practices to support optimal health and wellness. Disease in the body is seen as symptomatic of change and of personal imbalances inclusive of physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and environmental challenges. As these elements are cleared and brought into personal balance, the symptoms are relieved. Practitioners are trained facilitators whose practices guide and encourage the patient to find the self healing mechanisms natural to the body/mind.

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Easy Steps to Create Healthy Habits (by Laura Pappas, Health Coach)

Posted by on Mar 6, 2013 in Healing, Holistic Health | 0 comments

What if I told you that you probably already know the top 3 things you can do to be healthier?  As a health coach, I find that if I ask someone that questions it’s pretty easy for them to rattle off a few things – ditch the diet soda, move more, eat more vegetables, you probably are thinking of your three right now!  So why is it that so many people may actually already know what they can do to start being healthier, but they don’t take action and do it? The reasons we all don’t take charge of our health vary, I think the biggest thing is that many people don’t know where to start.  So let’s talk about what you can do to take those top three things (write them down now if you haven’t already!) and make them healthy habits that you incorporate into your daily life. How to create a healthy habit: 1.     Write down the top 3 things that you can do to be healthier right now 2.     Select one and tackle it 3.     Identify exactly what you are going to do, for how long, and what success will look like 4.     Set realistic timeline – takes at least 3 weeks/21 days to break a habit or make a new one 5.     Hold yourself accountable and get support – from your family, friends, a buddy, group online…you get the picture 6.     Don’t give up! One of the tricky things is that you try to make too many changes at once, become overwhelmed and then discouraged, and before you know it back to where you started and feeling like a failure.  Don’t make too many changes at once, break down your goal and take incremental steps, and work towards your clear goal.  For example, if my goal is to move more, what exactly does that mean?  How do I know if I’m succeeding?  Instead of “moving more” make your goal more actionable, to start say walk for 1 hour, 2 times a week and keep it up for 2 months.  Ideally you want to plan to do this for at least 3 weeks so that you can incorporate the positive healthy behavior into your lifestyle and make it a healthy habit that sticks! In addition to setting a realistic goal and timeline, enlist support of your friends and family.  For my goal of walking 2 times per week, I would be more inclined to do it if I went with a friend, called my sister during that time, and added it to my calendar like an appointment.  All of these things are things that you can do to help hold yourself accountable and get the support of others too. The key to making changes and healthy habits is to make small changes, slowly, overtime and not taking on too much change at once.  Ideally you are making smaller sustainable changes that add up to something much larger.  Remember to celebrate your successes along the way and not to get discouraged by set-backs, learn from it instead and keep moving forward. This blog post was written by Laura Pappas, she is a certified health coach that works with her clients to adopt dietary changes focusing on a whole foods and Paleo approach to eating.  You can find her and more information on her blog,  Against the...

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