Complementary & alternative medicines
Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) are becoming more prevalent and widely used in healthcare with approximately 30 percent of adults and 12 percent of children utilizing these approaches. CAMS may be incorporated in adjunct to traditional medical practices or as an alternative. They include aromatherapy, meditation, acupuncture, yoga, massage, hypnosis, spiritual healing and Reiki, among many others.
Boundless Breath offers complementary and alternative medicines to further enhance the mind, body, emotion, and spirit connection, promoting a deeper energetic healing.
Reiki creates a sense of peace and well-being, energizes the mind and body, increases relaxation while relieving stress, reducing anxiety, pain, and discomfort. Reiki supports the self-healing capacity of the body. It balances out the body’s energy centers, or chakras, and the glands of the endocrine system so the body can more effectively heal itself.
Reiki may be offered as a complimentary approach throughout occupational therapy services as determined by the provider.
Yoga and breathwork can assist with relaxation and calming, reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Breathwork is conscious control of breathing that influences an individual’s physical, mental and emotional state. Breathwork targets the nervous system to assist with regulating blood pressure, heart rate, and organ function. The combination of yoga and breathwork has been shown to help move past emotional and energetic blocks, which hinder the flow of your life force/energy. Additionally, they assist with decreasing pain, relaxing muscles, decreasing stress, while yoga asana further improves strength, flexibility and balance. Yoga can enhance a person’s use of breath, stamina and energy to assist with resilience to daily stressors. Typically, individuals experience an improvement in sleep quality, an increase their capacity to make more conscious decisions regarding lifestyle and nutrition.
Yoga and breathwork practices may be offered as a complimentary approach throughout occupational therapy services as determined by the provider.
Aromatherapy or plant medicine can assist with relaxation and calming, reducing stress, anxiety, lowering pain, tension, depression, and can also be energizing, uplifting, sedating or stimulating, promoting healing of injuries, and restoring physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Many of the oils have powerful antibacterial and antiviral qualities, and can decrease symptoms of trauma, tumors, infections, premenstrual syndrome, and nausea. Aromatherapy can also improve alertness, memory, sleep, overall quality of life, and participation in activities of daily living, among other benefits.
Plant medicine may be offered as a complimentary approach throughout occupational therapy services as determined by the provider.