Alternative Medicine


  • Overview
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Counseling/Psychotherapy
  • Feng Shui
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Reiki
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Nutritionist
  • Music Therapy
ALO Home Health Care, Inc believes that health is achieved when the body’s physical, chemical, nutritional and emotional states are balanced. Contrary to popular belief, traditional medicine does not always ensure the best health and wellness. We offer a wide variety of complementary and alternative services and treatments that can help you achieve and maintain an all-around healthy lifestyle.

The complementary and alternative services we provide include:
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Counseling/Psychotherapy
  • Feng Shui
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Reiki
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Life Coaching
  • Nutritionist
  • Music Therapy

Acupressure

Similar to acupuncture, but using finger pressure rather than fine needles on specific points along the body to treat ailments such as tension and stress, aches and pains, menstrual cramps, and arthritis

Benefits of Acupressure:
  • Release tension
  • Increase circulation
  • Reduce pain in upper and lower back, shoulders, hands, and more
  • Less wrinkles
  • Healing trauma and emotional pain

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Acupuncture

Fine needles are inserted at specific points to stimulate, disperse, and regulate the flow of vital energy, and restore a healthy energy balance. In addition to pain relief, acupuncture is also used to improve wellbeing and treat acute, chronic, and degenerative conditions in children and adults.

Benefits of Acupuncture:
  • Very few side effects
  • Helps reduce headaches and migraines
  • Improves chronic pain, including for the back, neck, knee or arthritis pain
  • Helps treat insomnia
  • Improves cancer and chemotherapy recovery
  • Helps to prevent cognitive decline

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Aromatherapy

Using “essential oils” distilled from plants, aromatherapy treats emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety as well as a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin in diluted form, inhaled, or placed in baths. Aromatherapy is often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology, chiropractic, and other holistic treatments.

Benefits of Aromatherapy:
  • Reduces stress
  • Fights depression and mental fatigue
  • Manages pain and stomach discomfort
  • Improves blood pressure
  • Improves energy

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Chiropractic

The chiropractic views the spine as the backbone of human health: misalignments of the vertebrae caused by poor posture or trauma cause pressure on the spinal nerve roots, leading to diminished function and illness. Through manipulation or adjustment of the spine, treatment seeks to analyze and correct these misalignments.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care:
  • Neck and back pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Asthma
  • Blood Pressure
  • Organ Function

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Counseling/Psychotherapy

This broad category covers a range of practitioners, from career counselors to psychotherapies who treat depression, stress, addiction, and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. Some Therapists may also incorporate bodywork, ritual, energy healing, and other alternative modalities as part of their practice.

Benefits of Counseling/Psychotherapy:
  • You will feel more confident
  • You will improve the quality of your relationships
  • You will regain your well-being and your balance
  • You will feel happier and hopeful
  • You will reach a unique perspective on life

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Feng Shui

Ancient Chinese practice of arranging the home or work environment to promote health, happiness, and prosperity. Consultants may recommend changes in the surroundings – from color selection to furniture placement – in order to promote a healthy flow of chi, or vital energy.

Benefits of Feng Shui:
  • Improves the flow of energy at home and in the workplace
  • Helps to increase your personal luck factor
  • Used as a magnet for opportunities and prosperity
  • Helps to avoid negative influences such as geopathic stress and electromagnetic pollution

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Therapeutic Massage

A general term for a range of therapeutic approaches with roots in both Eastern and Western cultures. It involves the practice of manipulating a person’s muscles and other soft tissue with the intent of improving a person’s well-being or health, and may include, but not be limited to, effleurage, deep tissue, percussion, vibration, and joint movement.

Benefits of Therapeutic Massage:
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Helps with digestive disorders
  • Helpful for headaches
  • Decreases stress-related insomnia
  • Lessens myofascial pain syndrome
  • Assists in healing soft tissue strains and other injuries

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Reiki

Practitioners of this ancient Tibetan healing system use light hand placements to channel healing energies to the recipient. While practitioners may vary widely in technique and philosophy, Reiki is commonly used to treat emotional and mental distress as well as chronic and acute physical problems, and to assist the recipient in achieving spiritual focus and clarity.

Benefits of Reiki:
  • Provides stress reduction and relaxation
  • Brings about inner peace and harmony, allowing for spiritual growth
  • Balances the mind, body and emotions
  • Relief for emotional distress
  • Helps relieve many types of pain, including: migraine, arthritis, sciatica, and many more
  • Improves recovery time from surgery and long-term illness

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Yoga Therapy

The use of yoga to address mental and physical problems while integrating your body and mind.

Benefits of Yoga Therapy:
  • Physiological benefits include:
    • Decreases pulse rate
    • Decreases respiratory rate
    • Blood pressure decreases
    • Cardiovascular efficiency increases
    • Resperiatory effeciency increases
    • Posture improves
    • Endurance and energy level increases
    • Sleep improves
  • Psychological Benefits
    • Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase
    • Mood improves
    • Self-acceptance and actualization increases
    • Anxiety and depression decrease
    • Psychomotor functions improve, such as; grip strength, dexterity and fine skills, hand-eye coordination, balance, steadiness
    • Cognitive functions improve, such as; attention and concentration, memory, learning efficiency, depth perception

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Life Coaching

A person who counsels or motivates others in the achievement of personal objectives such as choosing or changing careers, improving relationships, setting goals, and determining priorities.

Benefits of Life Coaching:
  • Fresh perspectives on productivity and satisfaction
  • Improves self confidence and relationships
  • Improves communication skills
  • Helps realize a work/life balance
  • Health, fitness, and wellness

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Nutritionist

Dietitians and nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition. They advise people on what to eat in order to lead a healthy lifestyle or achieve a specific health-related goal. Dietitians and nutritionists typically do the following: Assess patients’ and clients’ health needs and diet.

Benefits of having a Nutritionist:
  • Helps maintain a healthy diet
  • Provides cultural awareness
  • Helps you recover from illness
  • Helps with stress management

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Benefits of Music Therapy:
  • Helps fight depression
  • Improves awareness and speech
  • Helps fight stress
  • Can lower heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rates

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