Bach Flower Remedies were
discovered by Dr. Edward Bach, an English physician during the 1930s. His system
and philosophy, known as Bach Flower Remedies, provided an ideal of health which
goes beyond the mere absence of symptoms. Bach became aware that many of his
patients' illnesses were related to anxiety and worry. Like Hipocrates, he
realized that optimum health required balance and harmony
of mental, emotional and spiritual factors. Therefore, he focused more on
treating his patients’ personalities than on fighting the physical
manifestations of a particular disease.
Bach located his
remedies in his surrounding environment. The legacy of his research, drawn from
the many English and Welsh wildflower blooms, are 38 flower essences. The most
widely known remedy is the Rescue Remedy. This combines five of the flower
essences and is considered to be an emergency first-aid remedy which proves to
reduce stress and stabilize emotional upset during traumatic situations.
>Bach Flower Remedies to
>The Bach Flower
Remedies—Edward Bach &
SYSTEM—The Benjamin System of Muscular Therapy is a systematic approach to
stress and muscular tension, body alignment, and injury prevention. It is a
method for transforming excess or chronic tension patterns through deep muscular
massage, individually designed exercises, and awareness and change of
inefficient movement and alignment habits. In addition to treatments which aid
in the healing of injuries, headaches, discomforts during pregnancy, and stress
reduction, the Muscular Therapist works with the client to create a program of
body care and tension release techniques that can easily fit into their lives.
You Tense? The Benjamin
of Muscular Therapy; Sports Without Pain;
Listen To Your Pain, The Active Person's Guide
to Understanding and Treating Pain and Injury—All by Ben Benjamin
fundamental thesis of Bioenergetics is that body and mind are functionally
identical; that is, what goes on in the mind reflects what is happening in the
body and vice versa. Bioenergetics, developed by Alexander Lowen, M.D., a student
of Wilhelm Reich, is a method of understanding personality in terms of the body
and its energetic process. It is also a form of psychotherapeutic bodywork based
on this interconnection of the psychological/emotional defenses and their
manifestations and expression in the structure & posture of the body.
techniques and exercises are employed to energize areas of blockage and chronic
tension, & to facilitate emotional- physical release in order to reclaim
mental, emotional and physical aliveness, well-being and harmony.
Fear of Life, The Language of the Body, The
Spirituality of the Body--Alexander Lowen
Biofeedback is a
short-term therapy to help individuals learn healthy responses to stress. It
provides information as feedback about physiological reactions (e.g. muscle
tension) to stress & to relaxation. Individuals gain increased awareness of
their reactions, learn specific self-help relaxation skills to control and
retrain harmful reactions as they learn to integrate healthier responses into
their daily lives.
Biofeedback has been
proven helpful for a variety of physical and emotional problems including:
migraine and tension headaches, hypertension, asthma, TMJ, muscle tics and
spasms, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and insomnia.
>The Relaxation Response—Herbert
>Biofeedback Without Machines—
>The Stress of Life—Hans
>Stress and the Art of Biofeedback—
Practitioners Listed Below:
Mary Jo Sabo, Ph.D. (click on
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Biofeedback Consultants, Inc.
Suffern, NY (845)369-7627
Anton Bluman, M.S., N.R.N.P.,
Certified EEG Biofeedback/Neurofeedback/E.F.T./Heart Math Practitioner
Integrative Medicine Group
Tarrytown, N.Y. (914) 524-0710, (C) 914-393-5616