Though she became a hypnotherapist to beat smoking, Katie Evans soon realized that her goal was a half-measure. She recognized a potential for weight loss in hypnosis that she hadn't seen in her several dieting attempts, which had all petered out due to lack of motivation. By harnessing the power of suggestion, she established a program that works by treating clients from within the subconscious, rather than by trying to dictate their actions from the outside.
The Living Lite weight-loss program in the Baltimore area is now run by nurse practitioner Sue Ouellette, a successful user of the program who uses her 35 years of experience and a humorous style to help other students. In doing so, the program strives to adjust how participants view and plan their meals. The soothing hypnosis sessions combat resigned attitudes and familiar cravings, aiming to replace them with confidence and an intuitive preference for wholesome foods. The seminars also serve to debunk popular myths about hypnotherapy, including that it causes amnesia or that it was invented by the first grandfather clock. The center's catalog of stress-reducing CDs endeavors to help smokers, expectant mothers, and those suffering from insomnia as well.
Abbe Creaney is more than just a licensed acupuncturist, she's a very grateful, long-standing patient. A little over a decade ago she relocated to China to teach English with her eldest daughter. Her daughter, then 16 months old, was stricken with bronchitis, and rather than being treated with antibiotics, she was treated with Chinese herbs to great success. That was the start to what Abbe has now built into a successful career in Oriental medicine. Drawing on a degree from The Maryland University of Integrative Health, Abbe can treat a wide array of maladies with acupuncture or herbal therapy––the very same methods she uses to treat her own five children.
Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
When Doctor of Chiropractic Daniel Cocks describes himself as a student of the Gonstead school, he's not taking a shot at his alma maters Life University and Sherman College of Chiropractic, he just has an affinity for the Gonstead technique. As a result, he meticulously inspects each patient's body using x-rays, palpations, and his own eyes before devising a personalized course of action. He supplements his efforts with custom orthotics, life coaching, and exercise routines at his clinic, White Marsh Spine and Health Center.
Under the guidance of clinic director Dr. Timothy Gober, DC, the wellness professionals at White Marsh Healthcare and Physical Medicine help patients to identify food intolerances with the ALCAT blood test. During this test, a technician introduces assorted foods, additives, colorings, and chemicals to a vial of drawn blood and observes the reaction under a microscope.
Doctor of Chiropractic Adam Maddox knows how to restore a spine's curvature using clinical biophysics, and he has the certification to prove it. He first studied the technique during his fellowship, learning that you needed spinal traction to restore the spine's curvature and then a personalized exercise program to strengthen the muscles and atom-sized Atlases that support everyone's spine. Today, at his clinic, Ideal Health Chiropractic, Dr. Maddox continues to practice the nonsurgical spinal-correction technique alongside other chiropractic services such as nutritional counseling, physical therapy, and Webster-technique-aided spinal adjustments.