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Alternative Healing Terms

Terms and Explanations

There are so many different Alternative Healing terms and Modalities out there! I hope you enjoy having some of them here in one location. There are a whole bunch more out there, but these are the ones that I'm familiar with.

Just click on the item and the explanation will come up! I've also included some of the techniques and methods I've created so you have some background. These are the ones with a "T" behind the title.
Alternative Energy Healing
This is the main heading for all Energy Modalities or Techniques. This isn't a modality in itself, but rather an overall description of any form that varies from the tradition Western Medicine that relies on Drugs and physical applications. Alternative can include Eastern, Energy, Acupuncture, Massage, Reiki, Emotion Code or Body Code and others.
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique similar in principle to acupuncture. It is based on the concept of life energy which flows through "meridians" in the body. In treatment, physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians. Pressure may be applied by hand, by elbow, or with various devices.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). There are a diverse range of acupuncture theories based on different philosophies, and techniques vary depending on the country. The method used in TCM is likely the most widespread in the US. It is most often used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions. Acupuncture is generally used only in combination with other forms of treatment.
This is the ability of a practitioner to work on a client from a distance. This refers to anywhere in the world. The practitioner makes an energetic connection and does the healing via a "proxy" or on themselves. This allows the practitioner to work with anyone no matter where they are. Many clients prefer Distance Healing because they can have work done in the privacy of their own home. This is especially helpful if the client is not able to travel.
Energy healing, also referred to as energy medicine, is based on the belief that the human body is composed of energy fields. When the energy is flowing freely without hindrance in its intended pathways then the body is healthy. Imbalances, blockages, or abnormal amounts of energy indicate a need to be corrected or it will eventually manifest in the physical as a problem or a disease state if it has not already done so.
Reiki is 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. There are many different forms that have been developed. Ask your practitioner which form they use and how. Some provide distance healing.
This is a combination of ancient and modern techniques that include herbal, acupuncture, massage, exercise and dietary therapies. It is available in the Asia, Europe and the USA. One of the basic tenants of TCM is that the body's energy circulates through meridians or channels.
Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for improving psychological or physical well-being.

It can be offered as a complementary therapy or, more controversially, as a form of alternative medicine. Complementary therapy can be offered alongside standard treatment, with alternative medicine offered instead of conventional, evidence-based treatments.

Aromatherapists, who specialize in the practice of aromatherapy, utilize blends of therapeutic essential oils that can be issued through topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate a desired response.
Auriculotherapy (also auricular therapy, ear acupuncture, and auriculoacupuncture) is a form of alternative medicine based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem, which reflects the entire body, represented on the auricle, the outer portion of the ear. Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable by stimulation of the surface of the ear exclusively. Similar mappings are used in many areas of the body, including the practices of reflexology and iridology
Affirmative prayer is a form of prayer or a metaphysical technique that is focused on a positive outcome rather than a negative situation. For example, a person who is experiencing some form of illness would focus the prayer on the desired state of perfect health and affirm this desired intention "as if already happened" rather than identifying the illness and then asking God for help to eliminate it.
Astrology is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events. Astrology has been dated to at least the 2nd millennium BCE, and has its roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications. Many different cultures have developed systems that help with Horoscopes.
Emotion Code is the simplest and fastest method developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson to help heal any underlying emotional or psychological imbalances from the past. Having trapped emotions can cause depression, anxiety, pain and cause people to feel disconnected from others. Releasing trapped emotions make conditions right for your body to heal, allowing physical and emotional symptoms to become more manageable and gradually disappear. Emotion Code has been created to give you new insight, to show you how trapped emotions can cause all kinds of problems, and give you the means to release them. You can take your life back, enjoy better health and finally be free from the negative circumstances that trapped emotions are exerting upon you.
The Body Code System uses the proven techniques of muscle testing along with the revolutionary Body Code Mind Maps developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson. the Mind Maps give you a easy to use framework that will allow you to dig deep into the Subconscious Mind and uncover even the most stubborn causes of imbalance.
The power of The Body Code System lies in its simplicity. It lets you tap into the limitless resources and wisdom of the Subconscious Mind to answer any health question or concern you may have.
Developed to discover the reasons why you are not able to move forward in your life. This can come from a number of sources such as a core belief system developed or inherited from your parents, experiences you have had in your life. Finding and releasing these blocking energies can help to open up the Abundance that you are missing. This can affect you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It can also affect you financially.
Developed by Gwen Ledger MSW and Leilani A Alexander B.S to assist in the removal or change of core belief systems that affect us in our lives. Much the same as Self-Sabotage, T3 can help identify many other issues that need "deep cleaning" to clear the energies holding us back. This system also goes into Love Languages, Brain function and is often used as an assistant to the Body Code system developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson. T3 is also in the Body Code mind maps.
System developed by Ann Parker - Focused on the Balance of the body, Clarity of Concept and only done with permission by certified practitioners. Tom Heintz does not use this technique but has access to one that is certified and skilled in this modality. Her name is Denise Kilonsky. This is a very complex and complete system but requires the client to be present in most cases as the individual parts of the body are brought into balance.
Shadow Work® is a way to bring your true self out of shadow and into the light.Shadow Work® is a way of transforming parts of your character that you'd like to change with compassion and understanding, and offers an effective technology for balancing these diverse parts.
Tom Heintz uses a form of this when dealing with the "inner-child". His form of working with Shadow or darker side of ourselves is different than the one you would find on the internet.
This is a technique developed by Bert Hellinger to deal with tragic events that happen in a family.

Once again, Tom Heintz uses a "form" of this work when dealing with inherited energies that are affecting a number of people in a family line. He is not trained by Mr. Hellinger and therefore it is different from the way Tom Heintz uses it in his work. Tom uses it as a way of labeling a particular family issue affecting generations.
System completely developed by Tom Heintz. The goal of this system is to establish a goal or desire that the client is trying to achieve. It is a 7 pin key that unlocks a passageway to the desired outcome. Each pin has a series of steps that need to be satisfied before the door can be opened and the abundance turned on. It also uses the Body Code as a base system to release the unwanted energies that are in the way.
Developed by Tom Heintz to assist in syncing up a persons parts so they are all functioning with the same goal. It is also a subset of the K7 system he designed. The premise is that you consist of 5 1/2 parts. 1) Consciousness - 2) Subconscious - 3) Ego - 4) Inner-Child - 5) the Keeper - 1/2) your Personality/Identity. Each one of these parts play an intricate part of how you function in life. Sometimes they fight against you and cause self-sabotage.
The Soul Blue Print is a chart that spans not only this lifetime, but before and after. It also helps determine what your gifts and meaning for life is. There are always areas that need to be cleaned up and sometimes the forces you are dealing with go further than this life. This chart helps figure out what needs to be done. This is a help tool for work done with the Body Code. The Soul Blueprint chart was developed by Tom Heintz for work with his clients.