Holistic Therapies


We meet with each veteran, and veteran spouses and caregivers, to assess specific needs and understand desired outcomes, and create a recommended care plan with the holistic therapies that will best support positive results. All therapy sessions are conducted in a safe, confidential environment.

The following therapies are currently being offered at our office thanks to Our Volunteer Practitioners.


is a form of Chinese medicine that has been in practice for at least 2,500 years. It is based on the theory that energy, called Chi or Qi (pronounced “chee”), flows through and around the body along pathways called meridians, and that this flow of energy is essential for health and well-being. When the body’s energy flow is blocked or is out of balance, this may result in disease or illness. Acupuncturist use very thin needles at certain points in the body, along with other techniques, to return the flow of energy to a state of balance, addressing illness, disease and chronic emotional and physical pain in the process.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

is a gentle touch therapy that works with the fluid body and helps to settle the nervous system. As the client sinks into a deep state of relaxation, the body begins to dissipate stress that has been held in the fluid systems of the body. Priorities for the client’s healing are set by Primary Respiration (also known as the Long Tide) inside the client’s own body, and the practitioner facilitates this process. Traumas that a person has experienced can be addressed without even naming it, and the client will often experience a decrease in fear and an increase in joy, resilience and connection, in addition to relief of physical pain.


addresses imbalances and miscommunication in the nervous system that can manifest as many different symptoms, pain, digestive and other issues in the body. When the spine is in alignment, the communication pathways are open and the body’s innate ability to help itself heal is realized, so chiropractic adjustments can be used to treat a wide variety of health conditions. Chiropractic doctors are most well known for the hands-on technique they practice to adjust imbalances in the patient’s skeletal system, particularly the spine.

Counseling Therapies

specifically cognitive therapy techniques, help adults cope with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and substance abuse problems. Talk therapy is focused on compassion and self-care. Counseling sessions teach clients how to be more creative, to increase awareness, and to relax and recharge. Communication creates connections that empower compassionate giving and receiving, to connect our thoughts and feelings, and to create a relationship that embodies unconditional love.

Craniosacral Therapy

was developed by Dr. John Upledger from the osteopathic tradition. Treatments consist of gentle holding techniques that engage the body’s ability to release muscles and connective tissue. By increasing the circulation of craniosacral fluid, the nervous system becomes relaxed and balanced. CranioSacral Therapy increases health and vitality and can help many conditions: headaches/migraines, neck and back pain, sciatica, TMJ, learning disabilities, emotional and physical trauma and much more. Effects vary with each individual and often a client will notice a change immediately or after several sessions.

Emotion Code Therapy

helps get rid of emotional baggage by identifying and releasing trapped emotions from past negative events. Trapped emotions may cause depression, anxiety and emotional self-sabotage, often blocking people from love and happiness. Because emotions are made of energy they may exert a harmful influence on the physical tissues causing acute pain and may even contribute to the creation of diseases.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

combines ancient Chinese acupuncture with modern psychology in a method that reduces the amount of stress hormones in the body. This process allows the body to heal itself, physically, emotionally and mentally. By eliminating negative thoughts, limiting beliefs, unwanted behaviors and emotions, EFT “re-programs” the subconscious mind, allowing the person to release blocks that keep energy stuck in the body. Special methods are used that allow access to traumatic issues in a round-about manner. In this way, issues can be dealt with and eliminated without the risk of re-traumatizing the client.


in a therapeutic setting produces an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is used, by licensed and trained individuals, for addressing a psychological or physical problem. It is a highly relaxed state.

Jin Shin Jyutsu

is known as the “Grandmother of Acupuncture”. This service uses a body, mind and spiritual approach using light touch to bring the body into harmony and balance. It induces relaxation and reduces the effects of stress, improves mental clarity and focus, detoxes the body, increases energy and gently balances the flow of life energy in the body.

Massage Therapy

has been known to reduce physical pain and swelling, to decrease fatigue, and to reduce muscle tension. Emotionally, massage leaves one with feelings of peace and well-being. Massage has been known to increase alertness and decrease anxiety and depression. Many different styles of massage are available to clients, including deep tissue, trigger point, Esalen style, and relaxing, therapeutic massage.

Network Spinal Analysis

methods have been said to affect the consciousness of the body in a wholeness approach. As the spinal cord is connected to the brain and the brain and spinal cord form the body’s central nervous system, NSA chiropractic doctors believe that individual consciousness is improved when spinal cord tension is relieved through gentle methods of adjustment. The healing philosophy of network chiropractic is one of whole body awareness and well being.

Polarity Therapy

is a wholistic health care program designed by Dr. Randolph Stone over a sixty-year career. A variety of gentle procedures are used to aid the individual in establishing balance and harmony physically, emotionally, and mentally. Polarity therapy works with the “energy anatomy” of the human body and seeks to release and balance the energy which is blocked and causing pain and disease.


helps reduce tension and stress while promoting self-awareness and healing. Practitioners believe that the human energy field contains and reflects each individual’s energy. It surrounds us and carries with us the emotional energy created by our internal and external experiences – both positive and negative. This emotional force influences the physical tissue within our bodies.

Somatic Experiencing

is a form of therapy aimed at relieving and resolving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems by focusing on the client’s perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences).

Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)

is a biological treatment that focuses on the body’s innate ability to expand the sensations associated with resiliency in order to override the survival-based responses to threat and fear. The model uses and teaches wellness skills aimed at stabilization of the nervous system. These skills are clinical applications of current neuroscience discoveries, specifically “neuroplasticity” (the lifelong capacity of the brain to change and rewire itself in response to stimulation of learning and experience) and “neurogenesis” (the ability to create new neurons and connections between neurons throughout a lifetime).