The new Lorma Wellness & Integrative Medicine Center is created for individuals who want to take an active role in their own health and well-being. The Lorma Wellness Center is a place where medical expertise comes together with evidence -based complementary and alternative therapies, so that the approach becomes integrative. Integrative medicine is a holistic, “whole person” approach that focuses on not only the body, but also the mind, spirit, and environment. The Lorma Wellness Center is managed by a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists and complementary therapists committed to creating and maintaining a healthier you, so you can achieve optimal health and a better quality of life.
The Lorma Wellness Center include the following therapies:
Acupuncture & Acupressure
Acupuncture is a method of healing developed in China at least 2000 yrs ago. Acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. It involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needs that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Acupressure, a blend of Acupuncture and pressure, is a traditional Chinese medicine technique derived from acupuncture. In a cupressure physixal pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow or with various devices.
Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils (extracts and essence) from flowers, herbs, and trees to promote health and well-being.
The modes of application of aromatherapy include:
Aerial diffusion: for environmental fragrancing or aerial disinfection
Direct Inhalation: for respiratory disinfection, decongestion, expectoration as well as psychological effects
Topical applications : for general massage, baths, compresses, therapeutic skin care
Counseling is a process that focuses on enhancing the psychological well-being of the client, such that the client is then able to reach their full potential.
Herbal Medicine & Ayurveda
Herbal Medicine products are dietary supplements that people take to improve their health. Many herbs have been used for a long time for claimed health benefits. Herbs include special ingredients such as vitamins, minerals or other botanicals, amino acids, and substances such as enzymes, and metabolites. They come in many forms including extracts, conceptrates, tablets, capsules, gel caps, liquids, and powders.
Ayurveda includes diet and herbal remedies and emphasizes the use of the body, mind, and spirit in disease prevention and treatment. Ayurveda is considered to be a form of complementary and alternative medicine within the western world, where several of its methods, such as the use of herbs, massage and Yoga as exercise or alternative medicine, are applied on their own as a form of treatment.
(SHIATSU SWEDISH MASSAGE) Shiatsu (shi meaning finger and atsu meaning pressure) is an eastern born massage therapy that uses pressure applied with thumbs, fingers and palms to the same energy meridians as acupressure and incorporates stretching. It also uses techniques such as rolling, brushing vibrating, and grasping. In one particular technique, pressure is applied with the feet on the person’s back, legs, and feet.
Swedish Massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. These strokes are sliding or gliding, kneading, rythmic tapping, friction and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks.
Meditation & Prayer Therapy
Meditation is used as a broad term for practices done by a sole practitioner without much, if any, external aid, often for the purpose of self-transformation. Often, though not at all necessarily, meditation is done as a part of religious tradition
Prayer therapy combines the insights of psychology with the transforming power of prayer. Prayer therapy is for those who want to:
Experience a more powerful prayer life
Grow in self understanding and self confidence
Find healing for a personal loss
Get help for unhealthy fears, guilt, and resentment
Overcome an addiction
Find meaning and purpose in life
Nutritional Therapy (Lifestyle Change)
Nutritional Theraphy combines science (biochemistry and nutrition) with naturopathy (natural, drug-free medicine) in oerder to return the patient to a state of good health. Nutritional therapy is holistic because its designed to treat the body as whole – curing the causes of problems, not just the symptoms as is too often the case in conventional medicine.
Pranic Healing is an ancient science and art that utilizes prana or life energy to heal ailments in the body. Ancient cultures practiced similar modes of healing known as shamanic healing, divine healing, healing by mantra, among others. Prana or ki is the life energy which keeps the body alive and healthy. This energy is subtle but pervasive. The natural condition of the body’s energy is balanced. When the body’s prana or ki is too much or too little, it becomes unhealthy. The result is the body is unable to function properly, and eventually presents symptoms of illness. In Pranic Healing, physical ailments are treated through the subtle energy of the patient using prana thereby assisting and accelerating in several degrees, the body’s natural ability to heal itself
Yoga – Taichi
Yoga consist of a combination of physical exercises, breathing exercises, and meditation.These characteristics makes yoga a particularly beneficial kind of exercise for people with health conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, asthma, and back problems.
For people with heart problems, studies have shown yoga to help people young and old. Specifically yoga seems to promote heart health in several ways including regulating high blood pressure and improving resistance to psychological stress.
Along with Yoga, Tai Chi is one of the fastest growing fitness and health maintenance activities in the United States. Researchers have found that intensive tai chi practice shows some favorable effects on the promotion of balance control, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and reduced the risk of falls in both healthy elderly patients, and those recovering from chronic stroke, heart failure, high blood pressure, heart attacks, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and osteoarthritis. Tai chi’s gentle, low impact movements burn more calories than surfing and nearly as many as downhill skiing. In addition, a pilot study, which has not been published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, has found preliminary evidence that tai chi and related qigong may reduce the severity of diabetes.