Acupuncture– A Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites of the body.
Aromatherapy– The use of fragrances to affect or alter a person’s mood or behavior.
Ayurvedic Medicine– The belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
Breathwork– New Age practices in which the conscious control of breathing is meant to have a therapeutic effect on a person’s mental, emotional and/or physical state.
Business Coach– An individual or team who is within a business, profit or nonprofit organization, institution or government and who is the recipient of business coaching.
Chinese Medicine– Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise, and dietary therapy.
Chiropractor– A practitioner of the system of integrative medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints.
Consciousness -is an alert state of awareness of one’s true nature in a spiritual sense. it’s the capacity to observe one’s actions and thoughts without being totally identified with them.
Cupping– (In Chinese medicine) a therapy in which heated glass cups are applied to the skin along the meridians of the body, creating suction as a way of stimulating the flow of energy.
Diet– The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.
Dietician– An expert on diet and nutrition.
EFT– Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT (often known as Tapping), is a universal healing tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance issues. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way.
Ego – The habitual thoughts and fear-based emotions that occupy a person’s conscious waking time. It holds intellect, habits, a spectrum of base emotions, impulses, and instincts. Its basic ingredient is fear (in all its subtle forms) and it has disconnected from the source. It is also referred to as the lower self. The ego forces the mind to think when it wants to be still. It takes you out of the present moment to focus on your past or speculate on the future which keeps you from connecting to your real self (the voice within).
Ego-based Emotions – Thoughts come and go but emotions linger. Thoughts and feelings feed off each other and affect us positively or negatively. Kind thoughts produce pleasant emotions (heart center). Nasty thoughts create negative emotions (gut). Staying upset only amplifies its effect. The ego is the backward, less developed part of our psyche, and it won’t let go for fear of losing control.
Examples of Ego-based Emotions – Fear, Tension, Anger, Worry, Anxiety, Irritation, Hate, Jealousy, Apathy, Depression, Arrogance, Revenge, Loneliness, Disconnect, Selfishness, Self-centered, Judgment, Control, Unforgiving, Negativity.
One or two ego types are the dominant ones in our personality.
Energy medicine– Alternative medicine based on a pseudo-scientific belief that healers can channel healing energy into a patient and effect positive results.
Essential Oils– A natural oil typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted.
Food Sensitivity– A food intolerance or food sensitivity occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food.
Gut health – refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more.
Higher Self – is essentially the soul but for spiritual growth. It is a term that says we have the potential to operate at a higher capacity, more optimally than we are now. Its basic ingredient is love. To tap into our higher self we need to understand that negative emotions belong to the ego.
Holistic– Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.
Homeopathy-The treatment of disease by minute doses of natural substances that in a healthy person would produce symptoms of the disease.
Keto– A high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet
Life coach -A person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges.
Massage -The rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain.
Meditation– The action or practice of meditating.
Microbiome– The microorganisms in a particular environment (including the body or a part of the body).
Mind-body– The set of mechanisms through which one’s thoughts, emotions, or spiritual practices can directly affect the way the body functions, being conducive to illness or to health, as seen in the effects of stress on the immune system
Mindfulness-The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something
Naturopath– A system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery and emphasizes the use of natural agents (such as air, water, and herbs) and physical means (such as tissue manipulation and electrotherapy)
Nutrition– The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.
Nutritionist– A person who studies or is an expert in nutrition.
Osteopath – A licensed physician who practices medicine using both conventional treatments and osteopathic manipulative medicine, which focuses on relieving pain and tension in the musculoskeletal system.
Paleo– A diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.
Positive Psychology– the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities, and organizations to thrive.
Physical Therapist– Health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
Probiotic– Denoting a substance that stimulates the growth of microorganisms, especially those with beneficial properties.
Reflexology-A system of massage used to relieve tension and treat illness, based on the theory that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head linked to every part of the body.
Reiki- A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Soul is the unique conscious signature of an individual person, the true Self, the part of us that is not limited to one life but is immortal and exists outside the limits of space/time of our physical dimension. Our soul wears the physical body like a bodysuit. It has all five senses active and more and is intelligent and creative. It leaves our physical body when we sleep at night
Spiritual Coaching– A coach that helps you change your life by changing the way you operate on a deeper level. Rather than just examining your behaviors, habits, and goals, they delve into your deep-rooted beliefs and your connection to the divine.
Supplements– A manufactured product intended to supplement the diet when taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid. A supplement can provide nutrients either extracted from food sources or synthetic, individually or in combination, in order to increase the quantity of their consumption.
Tapping– See EFT
Vegan– A person who does not eat or use animal products.
Vegetarian– A person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.
Vitality- The state of being strong and active; energy.
Weight loss– Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue.
Wellness– The state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.
Yoga– A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.
Zen – a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort