Glossary

Blood work: Analysis of blood chemistry that can help determine the functioning of different organs.

Chinese pulse: Very important in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Pulse diagnosis gives information on the state of balance of the body as a whole, i.e. the state of the Qi, Blood, Yin and Yang, and even the constitution and the state of individual Organs (esp. Yin Organs).

History taking: A set of questions about past health concerns  and symptoms to help determine a client’s needs.

Meditation: The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (Qi) and develop compassion,love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.

Neuro-linguistic patterns: It is the connection between the neurological processes (“neuro”), language (“linguistic”) and behavioral patterns. The practitioner uses this connection to identify those patterns of behavior and thoughts that limit us and affects our physical and emotional health. The practitioner then uses this information to guide the client out of patterns incompatible with good health.

Reiki: The Reiki System of Natural Healing was developed in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk. The word “rei-ki” means “spiritual energy” or “transcendent life force” in Japanese, and the Reiki System was brought to the West over 80 years ago. Increasing acceptance and use in hospitals, hospices, spas and wellness centers has made the Reiki System one of the most in-demand healing modalities in the United States and around the world. The Reiki System

  1. uses non-invasive, gentle touch,
  2. accelerates the body’s natural healing processes,
  3. supports mental and emotional healing,
  4. gives an overall sense of profound well-being.