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ridding of disease
Curing
altered state of conciousness or awareness resembling sleep and during which a person is more receptive to suggestion
Hypnosis
folk healer priest who uses natural and supernatural forces to help others
Shaman
therapies used insted of conventional or mainstream medical practices
Alternative Therapies
nonnutrative, physiologically active compounds present in plants in very small amounts; store nutrients and provide structure, aroma, flavor and color
Phytochemicals
technique of releasing blocked energy within an individual when specific points (tsubas) along the meridians are pressed or messaged by the practioners fingers, thumbs, and heal of the hands
Acupressure
measurment of physiological responses that yields in formation about the relationship between the mind and body and helps clients learn the way to manipulate these responses thru mental activity
Biofeedback
energy based theraputic modality that alters the energy fields thru the use of touch, thereby affecting physical, mental, emotional, and spiratual health
Healing Touch
quieting of the mind by focusing the attention
Meditation
relaxation technique of using the imagination to visualize a pleasent, soothing image
Imagery
therapies used in conjunction with conventional medical therapies
Complimentary Therapies
a means by which healing can be achieved, performed, or inhanced
Instrument of Healing
theraputic use of concentrated essences or essential oils that have been extracted from plants and flowers
Aromatherapy
technique of application of heat and needles to various points on the body to alter the energy flow
Acupuncture
inseperable connection and operation of thoughts, feelings, and physioligical functions
Bodymind
amino acids produced in the brain and other sites in the body that act a chemical communicators
Neuropeptides
study of the complex relationship among the cognitive, effective, and physical aspects of humans
Physchoneuroimmunology
application of pressure and motion by the hands with the intent of improving the recipients well being
Therapeutic Message
process of bringing oneself to an inward focus of serenity, done before beginning an energetic touch therapy treatment
Centering
unstable molecules that alter genetic codes and triger the development of cancer growth in cells
Free Radicals
the tecnique of assesing alterations in a person's energy fields by using the hands to direct energy to achieve a balanced state
Therapeutic Touch
chemical substances produced by the body and facilitate nerve impulse transmission
Neurotransmitters
means of perceiving or experiencing through tactile sensation
Touch
practice of entering altered states of conciousness with the intent of helping others
Shamanism
substance that prevents or inhibits oxidation, a chemical process wherin a substance is joined to oxygen
Antitoxidants
techniques of using the hands to direct or redirect the flow of the body's energy fields and thus enhance balance within those fields
Energetic Touch Therapies
process that activates individuals recoery forces from within
Healing
American Holistic Nurse's Association
AHNA
Food and Drug Administration
FDA
low density lipoprotein
LDL
National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
NCCAM
Office of Alternative Medicine
OAM
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
PMR
Psychoneroimmunology
PNI