Over the many years of my studies and practicing, I've always strived for two goals: the first is to understand what is health and healing; the second is to be as healthy as possible without being a fanatic. This meant that I had to try different healing modalities to see what they actually accomplished and how they functioned. Additionally there were many approaches that were interesting to study to see if they worked as advertised or because I wanted to possibly practice them.
There are many other holistic and alternative modalities I haven't experienced. Every half a year or so, some new "Greatest Thing" arrives on the scene. Many times, they are just another version of something from 20 years before, being "reincarnated" once again with a new name! Only occasionally is there something totally new, based on new science or ancient techniques just come to light, or from the depths of someone's soul.
The list below is an A to Z of all the modalities, workshops, and seminars I've ever experienced, have studied or participated in as part of my professional and personal development. It does not include all the acupuncture related seminars, workshops and conferences I have attended as part of my regular ongoing professional education.
A- Acupressure N-Natural Foods Acupuncture Neurolinguistic Programming Alexander Technique Neuromuscular massage Anthroposophic Medicine Arnold Patent Workshops O-Oriental Medicine Aromatherapy Astrology P- Polarity Therapy Ayurvedic Medicine Psychotherapy
B- Barbara Brennan Healing Q-Qi Gong Bioenergetic Counseling
C- Carlos Casteneda Teachings R-Rebirthing Chiropractic Re-evaluation Counseling Colon Cleansing Reflexology Continuum© Reiki Cranial Sacral Therapy Relationships Workshops Crystals & Gemstones Rolfing
D- Dale Carnegie© S-Shamanic Healing
Dimensional Mind Approach (DMA) Soma Neuromuscular Integration
E-Energy Field Work Structural Integration© Enneagram Spiritual Healing
G-Gestalt Therapy T- Tai Chi Chuan
Guided Imagery Theosophy
H- Healing Touch Therapeutic Touch Herbal Medicine Trager Bodywork
Homeopathy U- U.Y.O Workshops
Hypnotherapy Urantia Book
I- Inner Child Work V- Veterinary Medicine, Holistic
Iridology Vision Therapies (Eyesight)
K- Kinesiology, Applied W-Waldorf Education
L- Life Enhancement Y- Yoga
Midwifery Z- Zen Buddhism
Did I leave anything out? Probably more than a few things! Being a health professional has the advantage of allowing me to trade treatments with other practitioners. I am sure that some treatments have been forgotten because they weren't helpful for me, though they may be for others.
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