Homeopathy is a system of medicine widely used in India, most European countries and hospitals. In Ontario, Canada, it is a regulated health profession and is offered by homeopaths registered with the Ontario College of Homeopaths. Homeopathy is popular because it presents as a powerful, safe and gentle solution to otherwise harsh chemical substances. It is effective for both acute and chronic conditions and can be used on all ages and animals. Homeopathy works on the principle of "Like Cures Like". This term used in general chemistry refers to the ability of polar or non-polar solvents to dissolve polar or non-polar solutes. A natural substance, when taken in minute amounts by a sick person, will produce cure. However, when the same substance is taken by a healthy person, it will create symptoms of the disease. The remedies come from substances and minerals, plants or animal kingdoms. They are manufactured in regulated laboratories through a process of sicussion and dilution. Compounded formulas and customized kits are available.
Osteopathy is a very safe and non invasive manual holistic therapy that has been in use since the 1800s. It is an effective treatment that uses mobilization, fascia release, muscle energy techniques and soft tissue therapies to address pain, increase range of motion, and support overall wellness and performance. While chiropractic medicine focuses on spinal adjustments, osteopathy will concern itself with how skeletal imbalance may be affecting organ function. It examines the relationship between structure and function and respects the body's natural flow and fluids; namely neurological, lymphatic and vascular. Through assessment and gentle techniques, blockages are identified and restrictions are worked on so that the body can heal itself. There are four main pillars to this discipline. They are as follows: 1)The body is an integrated unit. 2)Structure and function are interrelated and therefore an imbalance in one with impact the function of the other. 3) Body fluid movements are essential component to optimal health. 4) The body has powerful healing abilities, auto-regulatory and defense mechanisms.
Cranial Sacral is a gentle hands on osteopathic therapy that utilizes the body's subtle cranial rhythms to help the reduce pain and release restrictions. Through palpation, disturbances in the cranial rhythms are detected. Cranial sacral therapy is helpful in restoring cranial mobility, releasing fascia tension and restrictions in various parts of the body, including skeletal, diaphragms, sutures, central nervous system, nerves and supporting structures like muscles and joints. Cranial sacral is beneficial to all ages and can address eye, ear issues, TMJ, learning disabilities, developmental delays, motor development, insomnia, vertigo, bowel and digestive imbalances, mobility issues, concussions, and nervous system conditions, like anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an efficient and practical form of psychotherapy that focuses on exploring how our thoughts, behaviours and emotions may be limiting awareness. The evidence-based form of therapy is generally short term and requires client participation. It is an effective treatment in addressing mental health issues, like, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Through exploration techniques, alternate skills that support well-being are adapted. Mindfulness based stress reduction techniques are also utilized within the therapy sessions.
Reflexology is a hands on modality that stimulates points on the feet or hand to alleviate pain, improve circulation and create overall relaxation. By triggering specific points, associated body organs and systems are affected.
Ayurvedic Head Massage is offered as an add on to other services. It is an invigorating massage to help alleviate stress, tension, or pain in the head, neck and shoulders. This is a seated and clothed massage.
Wellness Workshops are offered through out the year on various topics. The workshops are customized to meet specific needs. Previous presentations, include post partum, homeopathy and mental health, nutrition, bone health, work life balance, stress management and resilience building.
As a multidisciplinary health clinic, Balance Beam Wellness Inc. also provides exclusive services for infertility issues in women and TMJ.