At Abundant Health, your full-body tune-up consists of a 15–20 minute consultation followed by 20 to 30 minutes of treatment. One of the friendly, experienced acupuncturists will start with a casual consultation to determine your main pains and the goals of the treatment. By performing a tongue assessment, feeling your pulse, and checking for irregularities in your abdomen, your acupuncturist will be able to determine what treatment methods will be best for alleviating your malfunctioning microchip. Acupuncture treatment consists of inserting small, thin needles into specific points on your body called meridians. These points are situated along channels where energy, or Qi (like "cheese," without the tasty "se" finish), flows throughout the body. Many people find acupuncture a relaxing and restorative treatment that can effectively alleviate many conditions, such as pain, stress, asthma, allergies, headaches, menstrual cramps, back pain, infertility, and more.
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.
If you're experiencing pain or wanting to improve performance in a favorite activity like skiing, walking or using a computer, your Feldenkrais practitioner will work with you to help you achieve your specific goals. Rather than using willpower, your nervous system will delight in finding more comfort and ease.
In 2006, Bellevue First Congregational Church opened a day center to provide respite for women who are homeless, and later opened The Sophia Way as an overnight shelter. It was equipped with 10 beds for single women who have no place to go for a night's rest. Today, the organization has recently acquired an additional space that can house 21 women at a time. In addition to overnight shelter, The Sophia Way also provides a two-year subsidized apartment for 45 women at a time, along with life-skills classes and case-management services to help the women work toward financial independence.