EdgeLIFE Healthcare, Inc., seeks to compliment its traditional nursing and rehabilitation services with wellness services that address one’s health through their energy, body, mind, and soul.
While “health” is a term the medical profession uses to describe the absence of disease, “wellness” is a term that we use to describe how we feel in our state of health. While a blood test or blood pressure reading may encourage your doctor or nurse to say that “you are healthy”, you may describe yourself as “feeling well” or “feeling not well.”
While traditional medicine certainly aims to ensure one is healthy and well, it some times falls short. Healing traditions that have often been used for centuries can be used to compliment what medicine has to offer. Examples may include:
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique used for stress reduction and relaxation, that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is believed to balance and cleanse energy. It has been practiced for centuries and is now widely used in the medical community.
Nutrition and Herbal Remedies
Our body needs nourishment from air, food, and water in order to continue functioning to its fullest. Nevertheless, with the advent of commercialized food items, it has become more difficult for people to decide what and what not to eat. This is why our nutrition experts are here for you. Which foods, diets, or supplements are right for you? Consult with us to get assistance with proper nutrition for optimum health and weight management. Expertise in herbal medicine also available.
Acupuncture is a system of healing which originated in China some 3,500 years ago. Its practice focuses on the belief that the human body has meridians through which energy or qi flows to promote health. Acupuncture makes use of small needles that keep the pathways open so that balance and healing are both achieved, while acupressure avoids the use of needles but instead utilizes finger pressure on the same body points to encourage energy flow.
Mindful medication has gotten a lot of press recently. It encourages a life perspective of living in the here-and-now, reducing one’s stress and unease about future or past events or memories. Living in the moment allows your mind to constantly process new information and actually grow! Studies at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital have shown positive changes in the brains of individuals by MRI imaging who practice this. For some, it has proven to build mind strength and physical energy, promote vigor, and foster clear mental health. Just by sitting and “doing nothing”, you can be doing a tremendous amount! Experience Mindful Meditation right here at EdgeLIFE Healthcare, Inc.
Music and Pet Therapy
Music therapy is an evidence-based discipline that has shown therapeutic benefit in people with problems ranging from learning disabilities, crisis and trauma, depression, and dementia. Treatment involves intervention of the emotional, cognitive, social, and physical aspects of the individual through the use of music engagements – listening, singing, composing, responding.
Is Medicine going to the dogs? Some would say yes, and other animals too. Clinical studies have shown Pet Therapy to lower blood pressure, increase survival rates after a heart attack, improve pain control, and improve symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Yoga and Yoga Therapy
A centuries old Hindu discipline, Yoga is a kind of exercise that fosters meditation and relaxation and strength, translated through a pattern of hallowed physical movements and breathing. It has been clinically shown to alleviate pain from a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as improve physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of health.
Massage is commonly being offered in spas as a form of muscle relaxation and detoxification process, allowing bad particles to come out of the body and induce healing. We have massage therapists who can offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Chair Massage sessions in your home. What could feel better?
If you have questions regarding our wellness services, kindly contact us at 857-524-5122.