Lee Schwalb Healing Services
We offer a variety of alternative medical and therapeutic services with each being customized to your specific needs. Treatment involves examining your body as a whole, taking into account both physical and psychological aspects. Your entire constitution as well as your diet and lifestyle are assessed in order to establish what is called a “pattern of disharmony.”
After an initial examination and treatment, a customized treatment plan is established and may include one or more of the following: Acupuncture, herbs, aromatherapy, diet/nutrition, supplements and general lifestyle modification.
In The News Acupuncture
A primary component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into the skin at various predetermined touch-points throughout the body. By carefully selecting from over 2,000 touchpoints that link to 20 pathways it’s possible to re-align the body’s energy (known as its “qi”) and restore it’s natural balance (yin-yang).
It’s most often used for pain relief, improving circulation, stress reduction and treating a number of other conditions. Often combined with other forms of treatment, acupuncture is one of the oldest and most popular forms of Chinese medicine, with licensed practitioners operating throughout the U.S., Europe, China, Australia and other parts of the world.
Non-Needle Laser Acupuncture
Offering the same healing benefits of traditional acupuncture, Laser Acupuncture (also know as Cold Laser Therapy) does away with the physical needles and instead employs tiny optical fibers that are attached to the skin with point-applicators using mild adhesives.
It’s a completely safe, pain-free treatment, one that is just as accurate as traditional needles and has no side effects. Benefits include reduced inflammation, enhanced immune and cellular function and tissue regeneration.
Electro-Acupuncture involves a pulsating electrical current through two needles. The added benefit is that the current can stimulate a larger area than a single needle by itself. It can also be done by transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), where electrodes attached to the skin surface without needle insertion. Some people can experience a tingling sensation at the attachment points, and this method should not be used on those who have pacemakers or a history of seizures, epilepsy, heart disease or strokes.
Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field therapy (PEMF) involves directing pulsed, low-level energy waves toward damaged or injured areas of the patient’s body for a limited frequency and duration. It’s a pain-free procedure that amplifies the spinning of a cell’s electrons to promote stimulate or healing in the affected area. In effect, it acts to re-charge your body’s worn out cells, much like a battery re-charger. PEMF research has shown the technique can speed up the recovery of broken bones, reduce arthritis pain, stimulate organ growth and more.
The sounds in our daily environment can have a powerful affect on not just our emotions but our physical self, including how the body absorbs and reacts to those sounds. Sound Healing therapy utilizes a several different methods–music therapy, guided meditation, mantras and vibrational sounds, among others–to alleviate the imbalance in our bodies, as well as promote relaxation, lower blood pressure and reduce pain. It’s a participatory treatment that uses frequency and rhythm in a form of brainwave entrainment, focusing the patient’s awareness on their own body and thought process to create a sense of balance and harmony.
In The News Cupping Therapy
Cupping is an ancient Chinese healing practice that involves soaking a cotton ball in alcohol and lighting it on fire inside a glass cup. The flame is extinguished and the cup is placed on the skin, creating a vacuum that draws the skin up, creating a seal against the body. As the air inside slowly cools the skin contracts, eventually release ing the cup from the body. The effect of stretching and relaxing the skin activates the body’s inflammatory response, increasing blood flow and antibodies at the area being worked on.
Herbalism is one of the world’s oldest, if not the oldest method of medical treatment, harnessing the natural therapeutic properties of plants, minerals and animal substances as healing agents. Herbal Teas, plant extracts, detoxifying supplements and essential oils are most often ingested, inhaled or applied directly the skin depending on the condition being treated.
One of the primary differences between an herbalist course of action versus a conventional treatment is that herbalism is meant to view people as individuals and encompass their diet and lifestyle, as opposed to focusing on a single aspect of an illness or injury. The use of herbs is widely recognized around the world as being safe and effective for a variety of ailments.
Kambo Detox Therapy
Kambo is a traditional Amazonian indian ceremony that utilizes the naturally occurring secretion of the Giant Green Monkey Frog, and it has the rare distinction of being promoted as both a modern scientific treatment as well as an alternative therapy medicine. The active substances in Kambo secretions are bio-active peptides, primarily known for their anti-inflammatory abilities and as a stimulus to the immune system.
During the ceremony, often referred to as a Kambo cleanse, the medicine is applied through small breaks in the skin called gates. These breaks are often laid out in a simple line or circular design on the shoulder, back, ankle or leg. The first reactions can be discomforting in various ways depending on the person, but the after effects include impressions of increased strength & stamina, a heightened sense of awareness and a stronger immune system.
If you’re interested in Kambo therapy visit Kambohealer.com to learn more.
Facial Rejuvenation/Acupuncture Face-Lift
Within Traditional Chinese Medicine, your face can reflect your body’s overall condition. Contemporary facial acupuncture couples the techniques of Chinese acupuncture with modern-day medicine, restore the balance of energy in a non-surgical way. An acupuncture face-lift can target specific facial muscles and encourage blood flow as well as promote collagen production, overall improving your complexion and correcting minor blemishes. Patients report only mild discomfort during the process with most people returning to their daily routine immediately afterwards. Best results often require several visits spread out over a few weeks.
The Bio-Mat is a unique, FDA-approved medical device that employs a combination of far infrared rays, negative ions and the conductive properties of amethyst channels to increase blood circulation, reduce stress and a variety of muscle and joint pain. Once instructed on it’s setup and use it’s an easy, safe and natural way to relieve arthritis, soreness, stiffness and inflammation throughout the body.