Alternative Therapies (Counselling and Osteopathy)
Holism comes from the meaning of the word, whole. It is based on the idea that everything in the universe is greater than, and different than the sum of its parts. Holistic health treatments specifically aim to deal with every aspect of one’s being. The practitioner will take into account the psychological, spiritual, emotional and environmental factors. In other words, the practitioner will not only treat the physical symptom of the individual.
The practitioner works closely with the patient to explore emotional and spiritual concerns. Practitioners support the belief that the body has a natural tendency toward equilibrium or homeostasis.
The maintenance of homeostasis is the key to overall well-being. When equilibrium is disrupted (there is an obvious imbalance), practitioners will encourage patients not to focus on the symptom of their condition but to explore the root cause. In working closely with the patient he or she will gain the ability to allow their body to heal itself. Homeostasis can be maintained by focusing on keeping both, the mind (emotional, mental), the physical body and the undefinable dimension known as the spirit consistently nurtured.
Regression Hypnosis: Under the tutelage of Dr. Brian Weiss (“Many Lives, Many Masters”), Dr. Rupi is able to bring you into a deep state of relaxation which may allow you to reveal what is most necessary to recognize for your present particular hurdle or blockage. These sessions allow you to experience complete relaxation and can uncover memories of the distant past which are impacting your life as you are experiencing it now.
Counselling Services. Social Work: Turn Issues Into Answers
Social work is a profession concerned with helping individuals and groups to address life changes and enhance personal and community well-being. It aims to help people recognize their strengths to confidently manage problems in their lives. Social work pays close attention to individual and personal problems but also considers the connection between personal problems and larger social issues such as unemployment and domestic violence.
Social workers help people going through difficult periods in their life by:
- Identifying and understanding the source of stress or difficulty
- Developing coping skills and find effective solutions to their problems
- Finding and helping to advocate for needed resources
- Providing counselling and psychotherapy associated with issues such as: relationship problems, adjusting to life crises, abuse, stress management, anxiety and depression, caregiver burden, grief and loss, bullying and suicide prevention.
Seeing a social worker and attending counselling can help reduce distress in your life, create self-awareness and increase your overall wellness.
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N.B. Social work service fees are not covered by OHIP, but may be covered through your private health plan or employee group benefit plan. As of September 26, 2012, Registered Social Workers are authorized as ‘medical practitioners’ under the Income Tax Act for the purpose of claiming medical expenses on income tax returns.
What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is a hands-on, drug-free, non-invasive, manual form of medicine that has been around for over 140 years. This therapy is a unique holistic (whole body) approach to health care. Osteopaths do not simply concentrate on treating the problem area, but use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and well-being. Osteopathy is very popular in European countries where Osteopaths work alongside Medical Doctors in hospitals as well as the U.S. where they are given the title of Doctor of Osteopathy.
Osteopathy began with Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, (1828-1917) an American physician, surgeon and a free state legislator.
Still disdained the common practices of physicians in the 1800s, such as venesections, emesis, and sedation with narcotics. He believed, instead, that everything necessary to sustain human life was already present within the human body. Still sought to find non-medicinal and non-surgical avenues to enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
Philosophy and Methodology
Still focused on mechanical removal of the impediments to free the circulation of fluids and the elements carried within those fluids. He believed that once these “mechanical blockages” to the free flow of fluids were removed, the circulation of all fluids in the body would naturally return. The free flow of fluids was Still’s key to the self-regulation and self-healing processes of the body. His application of this philosophy and methodology proved successful in treating musculoskeletal problems, as well as the major diseases of his era, such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, dysentery, and typhoid fever.
Is Osteopathy Covered?
Yes. Osteopathy is covered by many Extended Health Care Benefit plans. Please check with your provider. In some cases your insurance company may request a referral note from your MD.
Osteopaths treat more than you think
Many patients today present with complaints of aches in the head, back, neck, and heel/ foot pain; sciatica; shin splints; tennis elbow and repetitive strain injury. Other patients suffer from asthma; arthritis; digestive problems; carpal tunnel syndrome; whiplash and postural problems. Osteopaths also deal regularly with patients who have been injured in the workplace, at home or while playing sport.
Osteopathy can be performed on anyone from pregnant women to babies to the elderly, each and every person, even if “healthy” and without complaints can gain substantial benefits.
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