Glossary of Terms

ALTERED STATES-realms of consciousness, sometimes called non-ordinary states, include various mental states in which the mind can be aware but is not in its usual wakeful condition, such as during hypnosis,meditation, hallucination, trance, and the dream stage

DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (DO)-are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.They are also trained in a wide variety of neuromuscular medicine techniques.

DOCTOR OF ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE (MD)-in western medicine, is considered the classical form of medicine, focused on the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.

DOCTOR OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE (ND)-are educated and trained in accredited naturopathic medical colleges. They diagnose, prevent, and treat acute and chronic illness to restore and establish optimal health by supporting the person's inherent self-healing process.

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC MEDICINE (DC)-A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.

DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY (OD)-are the independent primary health care professionals for the eye.Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

DOCTOR OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE (DPM)-also referred to as a podiatrist, "foot and ankle surgeon", is a medical professional devoted to the study and medical/surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE(EFT)-is a self-healing aid that re- balances the body’s energy system with respect to unresolved emotional issues. Energy meridians that run through our body can be blocked or disrupted by unresolved emotional issues, thereby compromising our natural healing potential.

ENERGY MEDICINE-is defined as any energetic or informational interaction with a biological system to bring back homeostasis in the organism.

MICROBIOME-a community of microorganisms(such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses) that inhabit a particular environment and especially the collection of microorganisms living in or on the human body.

KETOSIS-is a metabolic state in which some of the body's energy supply comes from ketone bodies in the blood, in contrast to a state of glycolysis,in which blood glucose provides energy.

PALEOLITHIC DIET-A diet based on what our caveman ancestors ate,the idea that the primitive diet was superior to current dietary habits dates back to the 1890s. The diet typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, and meat and typically excludes foods such as dairy products, grains, sugar, legumes, processed oils, salt, alcohol or coffee.

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