Community partners are local businesses who believe in our services and mission. They are familiar with our treatment model and act as an extension of our care. We have teamed up with these partners to offer ancillary services like acupuncture or chiropractic care to our clients. They are chosen based on reputation and relationships with our team.
Inner Harmony Wellness Center
Inner Harmony Wellness Center has been practicing the belief that you don’t have to be sick to get well, since 1997. The center was founded by meditation master and certified health and wellness counselor, Peter Amato, MA (Transpersonal Psychology), and has stayed at the forefront of growing centers of its kind for nearly fifteen years. Being a pioneer of integrative medicine in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inner Harmony is transforming the delivery of healthcare into a patient-oriented process that focuses on the integration of mind, body, spirit, and community. We are committed to improving total wellness by offering programs and services dedicated to assessing and treating the medical, nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients.
Integrative Medicine is a whole-person, relationship-based model of care that uses a multi-disciplinary approach. Designed to create the best path of healthcare for each individual, integrative medicine combines conventional western practices with alternative and holistic therapies. Both doctors and patients alike are bonding with the philosophy of integrative medicine and its whole-person approach focused on treating the person, not just their current symptoms.
The partnership between patient and practitioner is essential in delivering the best medical practices from a cohesive balance of conventional, alternative, and complementary therapies. While some of the treatments used may be unconventional, a guiding principle within integrative medicine is to use methods that have high-quality scientific evidence to support them and are fully physician-supervised.
Soul Silence: A Unique Approach to Mastering the 11th Step
For many people in recovery—whether newcomers or veterans with years in the program—the 11th Step (seeking through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God . . .) can prove confusing and elusive. What exactly does it mean to pray and meditate? How does one go about making conscious contact with a Power greater than oneself? What does one do if he or she is not religious?
Soul Silence: A Unique Approach to Mastering the 11th Step outlines a comprehensive program that answers these questions and offers clear definitions and instructions for prayer and meditation, teaching you how to listen within for spiritual insights that are key to ongoing sobriety and abstinence. Part guidebook, part memoir, Soul Silence is written by Peter Amato, M.A., a meditation master and psychotherapist with sixteen years of sobriety. His tried-and-true approach to prayer and meditation is the cornerstone of his Inner Harmony Workshops, which have helped thousands of men and women develop a new understanding of the 11th Step, recommit to their recovery, and enjoy lives filled with peace, passion, and purpose.
The Body Connection
Danielle Latham, LMT, NMT, SMBT, TCP, is a seasoned massage therapist and bodyworker, combining extensive training and her natural gift for communing with the body-mind-spirit connection. She can work on several levels, from the neuromuscular to the energetic, to facilitate her clients’ experience of peace, balance, rejuvenation, and transformation. Her work is a calling to expertly serve those seeking a deeply relaxing massage, those wishing to focus on a specific physical or body-mind issue, or those inclined towards exploring the body-mind-spirit connection, in a lasting and life-changing way.
The Body Connection Services
Integrative Therapeutic Massage
Rest and relaxation is the focus of this therapy. Traditional Swedish techniques of long, gliding, flowing strokes using light to firm pressure. This massage is designed for total relaxation to calm the nervous system, reduce stress, and promote venous blood flow back to the heart. If you need focused work or just want healing touch, this therapy consists of a variety of modalities integrated within the style of a relaxing massage.
Neuromuscular/Trigger Point Therapy
Therapy is designed around your specific structural issue with a plan formulated to get you on your way to your desired outcome. Geared towards acute and chronic pain dysfunctions, this therapy utilizes neuromuscular, trigger point, and myofascial release techniques. This therapy begins by assessing postural distortions as well as everyday biomechanics and life stresses. A plan is then developed to work on any imbalances and give the musculoskeletal and nervous system an improved communication. This therapy may feel like more work instead of relaxation, but when pain is present, it is well worth it!
Somatic Mind/Body Therapy
This therapy provides physical, emotional, and spiritual growth through gaining a better understanding of your true self. You have one body that has been with you from birth and it has absorbed all that life has thrown at you, positive and negative. Somatic Mind/Body Therapy begins with an assessment of how your energy is influenced at each of your chakras or how your energy patterns have manifested in your body. The goal is to become more aware of our own bodies by receiving education on how our minds are possibly responding to energy within and around us and how to transform that energy to be more useful. Consider it “Energy Coaching”.
Thai massage uses passive stretching and gentle pressure along the body’s energy lines (sen lines) to increase flexibility, relieve muscle and joint tension and balance the body’s energy systems. Thai massage is both deeply relaxing and energizing. Thai massage takes place on a mat on the floor, and you wear loose-fitting clothing. The therapist uses gentle compression and stretching techniques to open up your body, beginning with your legs. You will be placed you into various positions without any work on your part (some of the postures are yoga poses). Thai massage is an ancient healing art that has its roots in spiritual tradition with its purpose being to heal a person physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Seven Directions Acupuncture
Seven Directions has a driving passion for assisting individuals to achieve personal freedom and recovery from addictions and emotional trauma. We are members of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB). Utilizing the NADA 5-Point auricular acupuncture protocol we can treat the symptoms of behavioral health issues, addictions, mental health, disaster, and emotional trauma.
Clinical research has shown that acupuncture is effective in reducing acute and post-acute withdrawal and craving symptoms associated with alcohol, opiate, and cocaine dependence, as well as symptoms associated with most other addictions: sleep disturbance, headaches, body aches, sweating, muscle cramps, nausea, anxiety, depression, and stress.
Acupuncture has been found to have a balancing effect on the autonomic and neurotransmitter systems which reduces substance cravings. It is a non-verbal, non-threatening modality that has an immediate calming effect on patients regardless of the specific substance used and whether or not a co-existing psychiatric disorder has been diagnosed.
Acupuncture offers the unique feature of more expansive protocols to address physical and psychological conditions that may have been precipitating factors in chemical dependencies, such as chronic pain, grief, depression, and trauma. This can be especially helpful in the treatment of dual diagnosis clients since acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression, chronic anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental disorders.
Clinical acupuncture for recovery is a safe, effective, cost-efficient modality that can easily be integrated with all phases of conventional psychosocial and (if applicable), pharmaceutical rehabilitation.
1. What is AcuDetox?
AcuDetox is a specialized form of acupuncture and is performed by placing five thin, hair-like, sterile, single-use needles in each ear. The needles are generally left in place for 35 – 45 minutes. AcuDeox supports the treatment and recovery process by making the client stronger from the inside. After treatment, the client is usually calmer and more focused for participation in the counseling process, and for group meetings such as AA and NA. AcuDetox treatment is a non-verbal process. Once needles have been placed in each ear, simply sit back and relax in a comfortable chair; the needles will do the rest! Even if you don’t believe that the treatment will work or help you, it’s OK; the treatment will be just as effective. In other words, you can be skeptical and the treatment will still provide a powerful benefit.
2. What do the five AcuDetox points do?
The points correspond to specific organs, including the lungs, liver, kidneys and nervous system. The treatment triggers the release of natural body chemicals, including endorphins, which help reduce cravings, ease withdrawal symptoms and increase relaxation. The treatment relieves the following: stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, restlessness, fear, anger, muscle cramps and frustration. The treatment also aids in the processes of clear thinking and decision-making, as well as with the management and balancing of grief/sadness.
3. Who benefits from AcuDetox?
Individuals suffering from PTSD, alcoholism, and addiction to opiates, cocaine/crack, methamphetamines, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Acudetox is very effective for treating the core issues of addiction such as trauma, mental illness, and long-term illnesses. This treatment protocol is safe for pregnant women in recovery or harm-reduction programs.
4. What is Sleepmix/Detox Tea?
Sleepmix/Detox tea is part of our Acudetox treatment, it is a natural blend of Western herbs formulated to assist in detoxification, aid in digestion, prevent insomnia, promote relaxation and reduce stress. Also reported to calm and soothe the nervous system, stimulate circulation, and aid the body in the elimination of waste. The tea has been shown to be particularly effective in the management of alcohol withdrawal symptoms.