Longmont Healing Arts
Longmont Healing Arts Clinic
736 Kimbark Street
Longmont Colorado 80501

Phone/Fax 720.652.9972

www.longmonthealingarts.com

copyright 2008 Barbara Blunt

 

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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine blends centuries-old natural, non-toxic therapies with current advances in the study of health and human systems, covering all aspects of family health from prenatal to geriatric care. A Naturopathic physician is a general practitioner trained as an expert in natural medicine. Naturopathic medicine concentrates on whole-patient wellness. Naturopathic physicians attempt to find the underlying cause of the patient's condition rather than focusing solely on symptomatic treatment. They cooperate with all other branches of medical science; referring patients to other practitioners for diagnosis or treatment when appropriate.

Their philosophy is embodied in the principles of Naturopathic Medicine: 

  • First, do no harm 
  • Support the person's own natural healing abilities 
  • Utilize the healing powers offered in nature 
  • Find and treat the fundamental cause of disease 
  • Treat the whole person 
  • Prevent disease and promote wellness 
  • Doctor as teacher; education empowers patients

What Naturopathic Treatments Might I Receive?  
Dr. Blunt utilizes the following therapies to help you achieve your health goals:

Acupuncture: tiny needles are gently inserted into specific points along your body's energy meridians, restoring harmony and balance. 

Botanical Medicine: Western and Chinese herbal traditions that support well-being, eliminate symptoms and restore vitality. 

Clinical Nutrition: counseling on healthful diet, identification and elimination of food sensitivities, optimal weight control and supplementation with appropriate and patient-specific vitamins and minerals. 

Homeopathic Medicine: a subtle, yet powerful energetic medicine that is based on the concept of "like cures like." Homeopathy can help you regain both physical and emotional health.  

Counseling: including psychological support during short-term situational crises and education on a health-promoting lifestyle.

Physical Medicine: including body work, CranioSacral therapy and hydrotherapy for the relief of acute and chronic pain conditions and for general relaxation and stress relief.

Naturopathic Physician's Oath

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a holistic system of medicine which has developed and evolved over the past 3,000 years in China. Acupuncture accesses the body's vital energy, or "Qi". Picture a river flowing and imagine the river in different seasons and conditions. This is analogous to how Qi flows through the body-sometimes it is bounding, sometimes it is a trickle, sometimes it is completely obstructed and dry, and sometimes it is tranquil. Acupuncture balances and harmonizes the body's energies and functions by working with the meridians, or "Qi rivers", so that the individual is healthy and life flows smoothly. Acupuncture utilizes tiny needles which are inserted into specific points along the meridians. These needles are much smaller than hypodermic needles, so that the sensation is nothing like that of an injection, blood draw or vaccination. Commonly, a person who receives acupuncture might feel one or more of several sensations: heaviness, aching, warmth or tingling. Many clients find it quite relaxing. Many common conditions respond to acupuncture-digestive disorders, gynecological and menstrual problems, injuries, chronic illness, sinusitis, allergies and many others. Acupuncture will relieve pain, increase energy, improve mood and physical functioning, and give you a greater sense of well-being!

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CranioSacral Therapy is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
  • Migraine Headaches 
  • Chronic Neck and Back Pain 
  • Motor-Coordination Impairments 
  • Colic 
  • Autism 
  • Central Nervous System Disorders 
  • Orthopedic Problems 
  • Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries 
  • Scoliosis · Infantile Disorders 
  • Learning Disabilities 
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Emotional Difficulties 
  • Stress and Tension-Related Problems 
  • Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders 
  • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) 
  • Neurovascular or Immune Disorders 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
  • Post-Surgical Dysfunction

Mei-Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

Mei Zen means “beautiful person” and that is what Traditional Chinese Medicine is all about - treating the whole person. The Mei Zen Cosmetic procedure is based on Chinese Medicine so your whole health is addressed as you are receiving cosmetic results.

Results that you can expect from Cosmetic Acupuncture:

• reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
• leveling of deeper wrinkles
• a more balanced, vibrant complexion
• reduction of acne or rosacea
• lifting of the beginnings of jowls
• increased elasticity and tone of your skin

 Additional health benefits include:

• reduction in hot flashes
• reduction in mild anxiety or depression
• better digestion (which is very important for lustrous skin)
• more restful sleep, reduction in insomnia
•mental clarity and renewed focus -- plus more!

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is the true anti-aging medicine. It is based on prevention. It focuses on preserving a youthful appearance and internal wellness at all ages. Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture is therefore perfect for people in their thirties who want to preserve their youthful appearance and for women and men over 40 because it reduces wrinkling, increases skin tone, improves the jaw line and much more!  By improving the skin’s health and elasticity as well as improving the state of your overall health, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture revitalizes you from the inside out.  It will make you look and feel younger!  

Theta Healing / Medical Intuition

ThetaHealing refers to a type of energy healing in which the practitioner and often the client go into the theta brainwave state.  The theta state of the brain is the third state after beta and alpha and is represented by a deep relaxed state of meditation.  This is the state you get to right before you drift off to sleep and go into the delta brainwave state.  Even a person driving on a freeway and who discovers that they cannot recall the last five miles is often in a theta state.  It is a state where tasks become so automatic that you can mentally disengage from them.  The ideation that can take place during the theta state is often free flow and occurs without censorship.  It is typically a very positive mental state and has a profound effect when the practitioner goes into it during a ThetaHealing session.

 Quite simply put, the ThetaHealing practitioner puts themselves into a theta state, connects to Source energy and then with their intuitive “eye” sees what may need to be healed in the body, mind or spirit; what questions may need to be answered; what teachings may need to come forthright; what belief systems may need to be restructured; what fears may need to be alleviated or what things may need to be manifested in the client’s life.  And with the client’s permission – the practitioner with his or her intention and connection is conduit for the energy healing to take place.      

 Although ThetaHealing is based on the latest interpretation of the universe’s operating principles, it has been used in various forms for millennia under various names. In its current form, it has been developed and utilized since 1995 by Vianna Stibal, who cured herself of terminal lymphatic cancer after the universe revealed this technique to her. She went on to heal tens of thousands of others while teaching classes to many more. There are now over 30,000 ThetaHealing practitioners worldwide and more than 1,000 ThetaHealing instructors.

See Vianna’s website, the home of ThetaHealing, at http://ThetaHealing.com

Many of us are faced with challenges in our lives. Some of us are challenged with emotional struggles, some of us are faced with daily reminders of our physical ailments, and some of us deal with the uncertainty of both emotional and physical issues. Regardless of how great or small these challenges may be it's safe to say that our quality of life can be not only better, but that it should be more pleasurable as well! Using the connection that we all have to Source Energy, a way has been provided for us to alleviate and remove these afflictions from our lives. The way to improve your life is through a unique and unsurpassed technique called ThetaHealing .

 Massage Therapy

Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body. Specifically:

Massage: The application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques.

Bodywork: Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body.

Somatic: Meaning “of the body.” Many times this term is used to denote a body/mind or whole-body approach as distinguished from a physiology-only or environmental perspective.

Massage is one of the oldest healing arts.

Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use and the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments.  Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching.

Massage is an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs.  It has proven beneficial for many chronic conditions including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and much more. And as anyone who has received massage will attest, it also helps to decrease or alleviate stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

When you make your appointment, please tell your massage therapist which type of massage you are interested in.

1) Swedish Massage Therapy

The massage therapist uses mostly long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle to relieve muscle tension and stress, increasing blood flow and relaxation.

2) Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.

Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems or recovery from injury. People may feel sore for one or two days after receiving a deep tissue massage.

3) Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs.The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing or balancing that fit your constitutional need.

4) Hot Stone Massage

Heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body.  The massage therapist may also hold stones and apply gentle pressure with them. The warmth is comforting. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage.

Counseling

WEAVE Counseling, LLC was created to teach alternative ways to respond to conflict, other than violence.  Becoming aware of one’s feelings and responses to conflict is the starting point for change.

WEAVE  serves Men, Women, Couples, the Latino population, and the Gay and Lesbian population for  Court Ordered people or self-referred people in search of alternatives to resolving conflict with hostility and destructive behaviors. 

Silvia Hast, MA, LPC, CAC III, is the Director for WEAVE Counseling.  She is certified  by the Domestic Violence Board.  She is also a Senior Certified Addictions Counselor and holds a Masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University.

The Rangeview Counseling Center is an approved DUI treatment Agency.  Through Rangeview, Silvia Hast provides Level I and II Education, Track A,B,C and D therapy and Anger Management classes for the Spanish speaking community.  

For more information call 303-447-2038 English or 303-413-0794 Spanish
or go to their website at:
http://rangeviewcounselingcenter.com.

Course In Miracles--Monday Evenings

A Course in Miracles is a spiritual path that teaches how to be at peace in a seemingly insane world using the Course's unique process of forgiveness. Our study group meets on most Mondays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Longmont Healing Arts Center, 736 Kimbark Street. Each week we read a section of the text and discuss its application in our daily lives. This class is open to anyone. We welcome drop-ins. We operate on a love offering basis.

Our facilitator is Bobbie Wilson, who has been a student and teacher of the Course for 15 years. Her understanding and practice of the Course has led her to an increasingly peaceful and joyful experience in the world. She also is a Belief-Shifting practitioner, using her coaching talents, her energy healing gifts and her intuitive skills to help clients achieve a truly joyful life. She is a member of the International Coaches Federation, and a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute and the Center for Right Relationship.

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