To attain optimum health, we believe wellness should be approached with a whole-body perspective taking into account all aspects of your life, including what you eat, how you heal, where you are, what you do, and your spiritual connection. At Global – Senior Care we encourage the use of alternative medicine and cultivating healthful habits by caring for the mind, the body, and the spirit of all our clients which helps us keep you happy, healthy, and whole.
We offer a range of in-home holistic healing services practiced by a registered Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and professional registered acupuncturist. Holistic healing services include:
Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing and has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Relief is often obtained with acupuncture when traditional medical therapy has failed. It involves inserting thin needles into the skin at key points to stimulate energy flow. Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat chronic conditions where pain is a key symptom – for example, headaches, lower back pain, osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia. It is also used to treat Neurological and Muscular-skeletal Disorders, anxiety, depression and there have been clinical trials of acupuncture for the treatment of cognitive impairment.
Tui Na Massage
Tui Na massage is a therapeutic treatment form of massage. During therapy, the Tui Na practitioner performs manipulations on certain points or areas of the patient’s body with their hands, elbow or arm according to the requirements of the treatment. The main benefit of Tui Na massage is that it focuses on the specific problem, whether it is an acute or a chronic pain associated with the joints, muscles or a skeletal system. This technique is very beneficial in reducing the pain of neck, shoulders, hips, back, arms, thighs, legs and ankle disorders. It is an effective therapy for arthritis, pain, sciatica and muscle spasms. Other benefits of this massage therapy include alleviation of the stress related disorders like insomnia, constipation, headaches and other disorders related to digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
Hospice yoga is practiced with patients in palliative care for relaxing, reducing stress, and allowing the body’s own natural healing capabilities to engage. Most yoga poses can be done on a bed or in a seating position. General yoga poses include: circular motion poses, twisting and bending poses. Some benefits of hospice yoga include:
- brain wave frequency decreases which is associated with many self-healing responses
- blood pressure is lowered by the slow relaxed paceth
- the gentle activity of the body’s muscles accelerates the blood’s circulation of oxygen and nutrients
- reduces pressure within the circulatory system by expanding the size of the capillaries which helps to prevent strokes, and reduces the risk of circulatory problems
The beauty of these simple movements is that they allow the mind to have a focus and this helps keep the mind free from worries and complexities. Hospice yoga is practiced with a trained registered care aide.