You will find the techniques we use are notably different than traditional Western medicine, yet have proven time and time again to help individuals restore their bodies back to optimum health. Everyone is familiar with the traditional medical model in some fashion or another, whether from a visit to the M.D., D.O. or, a visit to the emergency room or urgent care.

The traditional medical model in the West treats chronic health problems by reducing the,”symptoms” using prescriptive drugs and surgery.

Whether the symptoms are a chronic illness like diabetes, an autoimmune disease, headaches, arthritis, an everyday cold, allergies, or something more severe such as high blood pressure or a heart condition…the treatments are primarily drugs and surgery.

When we treat the symptoms, but not the underlying cause of the condition, we never really eliminate the problem or restore an individual back to optimum health. When we treat the whole body with cleanses, healthy supports and integration of multiple modalities, our bodies will respond by renewing itself down to the DNA. Thus, health, balance and peace is the new mode of operandum.



Therapies at 3 Rivers Health Center include:

·       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.

·       Alternative cancer treatments - They include diet and exercise, chemicals, herbs, devices, and manual procedures.

·       Apitherapy - is a branch of alternative medicine that uses honey bee products including honeypollenbee breadpropolisroyal jelly and bee venom.

·       Applied kinesiology -  is a technique in alternative medicine claimed to be able to diagnose illness or choose treatment by testing muscles for strength and weakness.

·       Aromatherapy -  uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils, and other aroma compounds for improving psychological or physical well-being.

·       Auriculotherapy - ear acupuncture, or auriculo acupuncture 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

·       Bach flower therapy -  are solutions of brandy and water—the water containing extreme dilutions of flower material developed by Edward Bach, an English homeopath, in the 1930s. Bach claimed that dew found on flower petals retain imagined healing properties of that plant

·       Chelation therapy - is a medical procedure that involves the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body

·       Chinese medicine - is a style of traditional medicine informed by modern medicine but built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine

·       Colloidal silver therapy - colloid consisting of silver particles suspended in liquid) and formulations containing silver salts were used by physicians in the early 20th century, 

·       Colon hydrotherapy - Colon Hydrotherapy is irrigation of the large intestine using sterile, filtered, warm water, which removes stagemant fecal material from the colon wall.

·       Creative visualization - is the cognitive process of purposefully generating visual mental imagery, with eyes open or closed, simulating or recreating visual perception, in order to maintain, inspect, and transform those images.

·       Crystal healing - technique that employs stones and crystals. Adherents of the technique claim that these have healing powers. 

·       Dietary supplements -  is intended to provide nutrients that may otherwise not be consumed in sufficient quantities. Supplements as generally understood include vitaminsmineralsfiberfatty acids, or amino acids, among other substances. 

·       Ear candling -  is an alternative medicine practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal

·       Energy therapies

·       Magnet therapy -BEMER

·       Reiki

·       Therapeutic touch

·       Energy medicine

·       Energy psychology

·       Fasting - is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all fooddrink, or both, for a period of time.

·       Feng shui - A system of laws considered to govern spacial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy. (qi), and those favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into account when siting and designing spaces.

·       Five elements - It is a fivefold conceptual scheme that many traditional Chinese fields used to explain a wide array of phenomena, from cosmic cycles to the interaction between internal organs, and from the succession of political regimes to the properties of medicinal drugs

·       Functional medicine - a form of alternative medicine[1] which proponents say focuses on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems.

·       Hair analysis (alternative medicine) - hair analysis is the chemical analysis of a hair sample.

·       Herbalism - is the study of botany and use of plants intended for medicinal purposes or for supplementing a diet. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through much of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today

·       Herbal therapy

·       Herbology

·       Holistic living -  is the idea that systems (physical, biological, chemical, social, economic, mental, linguistic, etc.) and their properties should be viewed as wholes, not just as a collection of parts

·       Holistic medicine

·       Homeopathy - created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann, based on his doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur), a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people.[

·       Home remedies A home remedy is a treatment to cure a disease or ailment that employs certain spices, vegetables, or other common items. Home remedies may or may not have medicinal properties that treat or cure the disease or ailment in question, as they are typically passed along by laypersons 

·       Iridology - Practitioners match their observations to iris charts, which divide the iris into zones that correspond to specific parts of the human body. Iridologists see the eyes as "windows" into the body's state of health

·       Journaling

·       Light therapy - classically referred to as heliotherapy — consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using polychromaticpolarised lightlaserslight-emitting diodesfluorescent lampsdichroic lamps or very bright, full-spectrum light. The light is administered for a prescribed amount of time and, in some cases, at a specific time of day.

·       Meditation

·       Music therapy - is the use of interventions to accomplish individual goals within a therapeutic relationship by a professional who has completed an approved music therapy program

·       Natural Health - "non-invasive", and as promoting "self-healing." The ideology and methods of naturopathy are based on vitalism and self-healing, rather than evidence-based medicine

·       Natural therapies

·       Naturopathic medicine

·       Nutritional healing

·       Nutritional supplements

·       Numerology -  is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. NLP's creators claim there is a connection between neurological processes (neuro-), language (linguistic) and behavioral patterns learned through experience (programming), and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life

·       Orthomolecular medicine - aims to maintain human health through nutritional supplementation. The concept builds on the idea of an optimum nutritional environment in the body and suggests that diseases reflect deficiencies in this environment. Treatment for disease, according to this view, involves attempts to correct "imbalances or deficiencies based on individual biochemistry" by use of supposedly "natural" substances such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements and fatty acids.

·       Pranic healing -  can heal ailments in the body by contributing to the person's energy field. Sui has also stated that pranic healing is like acupuncture and yoga in that it treats the "energy body" which in turn affects the "physical body".

·       Support groups -  members provide each other with various types of help, usually nonprofessional and nonmaterial, for a particular shared, usually burdensome, characteristic. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and for a sense of community. The help may take the form of providing and evaluating relevant information, relating personal experiences, listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing social networks.

·       Traditional Chinese medicine -  is a style of traditional medicine informed by modern medicine but built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicineacupuncturemassage (tui na)exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy

·       Trigger point - Myofascial trigger points, also known as trigger points, are described as hyperirritable spots in the fascia surrounding skeletal muscle. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. They are a topic of ongoing controversy, as there is limited data to inform a scientific understanding of the phenomenon. Accordingly, a formal acceptance of myofascial "knots" as an identifiable source of pain is more common among bodyworkersphysical therapistschiropractors, and osteopathicpractitioners. Nonetheless, the concept of trigger points provides a framework which may be used to help address certain musculoskeletal pain

·   Uropathy - can involve congenital or acquired dysfunction of the urinary system.

Kidney diseases are normally investigated and treated by nephrologists, while the specialty of urology deals with problems in the other organs. Gynecologists may deal with problems of incontinence in women.

Diseases of other bodily systems also have a direct effect on urogenital function. For instance, it has been shown that protein released by the kidneys in diabetes mellitus sensitizes the kidney to the damaging effects of hypertension.

·       Visualization - A mental image or mental picture is the representation in a person's mind of the physical world outside of that person. It is an experience that, on most occasions, significantly resembles the experience of perceiving some object, event, or scene, but occurs when the relevant object, event, or scene is not actually present to the senses. There are sometimes episodes, particularly on falling asleep (hypnagogic imagery) and waking up (hypnopompic), when the mental imagery, being of a rapid, phantasmagoric and involuntary character, defies perception, presenting a kaleidoscopic field, in which no distinct object can be discerned. Mental imagery can sometimes produce the same effects as would be produced by the behavior or experience imagined.

·       Wellness (alternative medicine) - is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. It has been used in the context of alternative medicine since Halbert L. Dunn, M.D., began using the phrase high level wellness in the 1950s, based on a series of lectures at a Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States. Dunn (196, p. 4) defined wellness as "an integrated method of functioning which is oriented toward maximizing the potential of which the individual is capable. It requires that the individual maintain a continuum of balance and purposeful direction within the environment where he is functioning." He also stated that "wellness is a direction in progress toward an ever-higher potential of functioning" (p. 6). Dunn also described wellness as health being, "much more than the absence of disease remains a cornerstone concept of wellness today." (Dunn, 787, p 7) Dunn saw wellness as hierarchical: there were lower levels of wellness and higher ones, and the aim was to move everyone up from where they started to high-level wellness

Both the meditative and the exercise components of hatha yoga have been researched for both specific and non-specific fitness and health benefits. Hatha yoga has been studied as an intervention for many conditions, including back pain, stress, and depression.