As a highly trained practitioner, I utilize multiple services to treat the entire body affected by chronic and acute diseases, rather than managing or suppressing them. I work with you, one on one to not only have a healthy body but a healthy mind.
Diseases commonly treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine
The World Health Organization has said that acupuncture is able to treat the following:
Nervous System and Muscular disorders
• Headache and migraine • Facial paralysis (early stage) • Paralysis following stroke • Peripheral neuropathies • Bed – wetting • Sciatica & low back pain • Frozen shoulder & tennis elbow • Osteoarthritis
Gastrointestinal disorders• Gastric hyperacidity • Acute & chronic duodenal ulcer • Acute & chronic colitis and gastritis • Constipation, dysentery & diarrhea • Hiccough
Respiratory System• Bronchial Asthma • Common cold • Acute bronchitis
Ear, Nose and Throat disorders• Toothaches & pain after extraction • Nasal & sinus inflammation • Tonsilitis
Disorders of the eye• Inflammation of the conjuctiva • Inflammation of the central retina • Nearsightedness (in children) • Uncomplicated cataracts
Private Yoga Classes with Helen
In Yoga class Helen aims to integrate body, mind, and spirit. The word Yoga means "Union" in the ancient Sanskrit language and her classes focus on achieving superior health, balance, tranquility and enlightenment. A style of Yoga Helen teaches is "Hatha" Yoga. The word "ha" means sun and "tha" represents moon - hence, the practice is designed to bring the polarities in balance, the yin and the yang. A Hatha class includes slow-paced stretches, asanas, or postures, that are not too difficult, simple breathing exercises and meditation.
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Benefits of Yoga practice:
Private Pilates Classes with Helen
Flow or efficiency of movement
Pilates aims for elegant sufficiency of movement, creating flow through the use of appropriate transitions. Once precision has been achieved, the exercises are intended to flow within and into each other in order to build strength and stamina. In other words, the Pilates technique asserts that physical energy exerted from the center should coordinate movements of the extremities: Pilates is flowing movement outward from a strong core.
Pilates demands intense focus: "You have to concentrate on what you're doing. All the times. And you must concentrate on your entire body". This is not easy, but in Pilates the way that exercises are done is more important than the exercises themselves. In 2006, at the Parkinson Center of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon, the concentration factor of the Pilates method was being studied in providing relief from the degenerative symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
"Contrology" was Joseph Pilates' preferred name for his method and it is based on the idea of muscle control. "Nothing about the Pilates Method is haphazard. The reason you need to concentrate so thoroughly is so you can be in control of every aspect of every moment"  All exercises are done with control with the muscles working to lift against gravity and the resistance of the springs and thereby control the movement of the body and the apparatus. "The Pilates Method teaches you to be in control of your body and not at its mercy".
In order to attain control of your body you must have a starting place: the center. The center is the focal point of the Pilates Method. Many Pilates teachers refer to the group of muscles in the center of the body – encompassing the abdomen, lower and upper back, hips, buttocks and inner thighs – the “powerhouse." All movement in Pilates should begin from the powerhouse and flow outward to the limbs.
Precision is essential to correct Pilates: "concentrate on the correct movements each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits of their value". The focus is on doing one precise and perfect movement, rather than many halfhearted ones. Pilates is here reflecting common physical culture wisdom: "You will gain more strength from a few energetic, concentrated efforts than from a thousand listless, sluggish movements". The goal is for this precision to eventually become second nature, and carry over into everyday life as grace and economy of movement.
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