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2013 Annual Natural Directory Indianapolis - Crossroads |

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LIVING DIRECTORY Natural Awakenings brings our readers the Natural Living Directory Guide for local complementary and integrative health services and green products to live a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. We hope you keep this directory as a handy reference to use when searching for the resources to achieve optimum wellness and happiness. acupuncture Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture

12188-A N. Meridian, Ste. 225, Carmel 317-846-8777

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Through time tested modalities of acupuncture and massage therapy, Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture offers you a safe, natural, and effective treatment for a wide variety of fertility and pregnancy wellness concerns.

INDY ACUPUNCTURE & IDCA 6155 N. College Ave. & 111 E. 16th St., Indpls. 317-255-3030/317-423-9999

Affordable holistic services to treat a wide array of health concerns. Community and private sessions. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, naturopathy, nutrition, psychokinesiology, individual and family therapy. See ad on page 9.


art education ART WITH A HEART

6002 Sunnyside Rd., Indpls. 317-823-9555

Indianapolis/Crossroads of America

We use visual art to educate and inspire underserved youth in Indianapolis. Our programs help students develop creativity and explore the opportunities for art as a means to a secure, stable future.

Birth Service ELEGANT JOURNEY HYPNOBABIES BIRTH SERVICES Kindra Hunckler, MA, HCHI, Doula 765-586-7378

We offer Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis classes and doula services for expectant mothers and their partners. Enjoy your birth! Contact Kindra at for more information.

body therapies EDEN’S PATHWAY

5496 Emerson Way, Indpls. 317-205-9377

Achieve balance and healing in a total holistic approach through massage, skin therapies, nail therapy and body wraps. Herbal Wellness and Body Therapies. See ad on page 10.


6516 N. Ferguson St., Indpls. 317-253-0499

Natural Awakenings Health & Wellness Glossary

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breathwork Acupressure: Based on the same system as acupuncture, but fingers and hands are used, instead of stimulation with needles, in order to restore the balanced flow of the body’s life energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). This force moves through the body along 12 energy pathways, or meridians, which practitioners unblock and strengthen. Common styles of acupressure include Jin Shin, which gently holds at least two points at once for a minute or more, and Shiatsu, which applies firm pressure to each point for three to five seconds.

Acupuncture: An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance itself, based on the theory that an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) is channeled in a continuous flow throughout the body via a network of ‘meridians.’ Disease is understood as an imbalance in the meridian system. Diagnosis of an imbalance is made by “reading” the pulse, face, tongue and body energy. To correct it, a practitioner inserts acupuncture needles at specific points along the meridians to stimulate or disperse the flow of life-force. Acupuncture principles include the yin and yang polarities and the associations of the five elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood with bodily organs.

Alexander Technique: See Online Glossary at Aromatherapy: An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety and a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled or added to a water bath. Often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology and chiropractic or other holistic treatments. Art Therapy: Uses the creative process of making art to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and to deepen self-awareness. The therapist makes a diagnosis and determines treatment plans by encouraging a client to express his or her feelings and unconscious thoughts through the nonverbal creative process and by observing the forms and content created.


Lynn Tisza & Jenna Baker 917-715-5715

Bring awareness to your souls deepest desires and the healing forces of love. A graceful and powerful practice. Offering group and private sessions. Call, email or find the class schedule on

chiropractor About Life Chiropractic 8878 South St., Fishers 317-913-1812

Considering preventive spinal care? About Life Chiropractic offers affordable chiropractic care using low force Activator Technique where there does not have to be a painful solution to a painful problem. See ad on page 15 and profile on page 21.


1717 W. 86th St., Ste. 470, Indpls. 317-432-8894

Astrology: A system of traditions and beliefs that holds that the relative positions of celestial bodies either directly influence life on Earth or correspond to events experienced on a human scale. Modern astrologers define astrology as a symbolic language, art form and type of divination that can provide information about personality and human affairs, aid in the interpretation of past and present events, and predict the future. natural awakenings

We may help with joint pain and discomfort, stress—acute or chronic, physical, mental, or chemical, or low energy, often resulting from poor nourishment of the mind and body. See ad on page 16 and profile on page 19.




counseling/therapy Mind/Body/Spirit Inner-grations

Sherry O’Brian, LCSW, NBCCHt, DCEP Transformational Integrative Counseling/Coaching 317-470-2328

Hairstylist Natalie Rattan StrandZ Hair Design Studios Creative & Holistic Hairstylist Featuring Surface® Hair Care 317-696-9442

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healing resources essential oils YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS Marilyn York, Independent Distributor 317-536-0011, ext. 2


Lynn Tisza & Jenna Baker 917-715-5715

Bring awareness to your souls deepest desires and the healing forces of love. A graceful and powerful practice. Offering group and private sessions. Call, email or find the class schedule on

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Understand why the Wise Men brought Frankincense to the Christ-child and why essential oils are mentioned 200 times in the Bible. Call for free CD.

farmers’ markets/ natural/organic THE GREEN MARKET

9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville 317-733-1700


Indiana’s yearround market, bringing you sustainably produced local goods. Winter hours, Saturdays from 9am-12:30pm. See ad on page 4.

healthy eating/ organic Raw Gourmet Delights 317-450-7851

Offering raw, vegan, organic, freshly made products at local farmers markets. Menu includes Sunflower Seed Pate’, Chili Cashew Cheez, Kale Chips, Salads, Flax Crackers, and no-sugar added desserts. See ad on page 23

holistic health IntegrativEnergy

Health Coaching & Energy Therapy 317-698-5957

farms - organic TRADERS POINT CREAMERY, THE LOFT RESTAURANT & DAIRY BAR 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville 317-733-1700

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Indianapolis/Crossroads of America

Say goodbye to stress, pain, inflammation and extra weight. Offering personalized holistic health coaching, Healing Touch, Reiki and more for greater health and happiness. Relax, balance and heal today.

Ayurveda: The oldest medical system known to man and a comprehensive spiritual teaching practiced in India for 4,000 years. It focuses on achieving and maintaining perfect health via the balance of the elements air, fire and water (illness is considered an excess of any element). A patient’s body type, determined according to ayurvedic principles, is the basis for individualized dietary regimens and other preventive therapeutic interventions. Ayurvedic prescriptions might include purification procedures for the restoration of biological rhythms; experience of expanded consciousness through meditation; nutritional counseling; stress reduction; enhancing neuromuscular conditions; and behavioral modification. Bee venom therapy (BVT): See online Glossary. Biofeedback: A relaxation technique that monitors internal body states and is used especially for stress-related conditions such as asthma, migraines, insomnia and high blood pressure. During biofeedback, patients monitor minute metabolic changes (e.g., temperature, heart rate and muscle tension), with the aid of sensitive machines. By consciously thinking, visualizing, moving, relaxing, etc., they learn which activities produce desirable changes in the internal processes being monitored. Bio-Touch: Is a simple, hands-on healing technique that can be used to address all types of health concerns. A practitioner uses the first two fingers of each hand to lightly touch specific points on the body. Over time, the combination of correct points and light touch seems to enhance the body’s natural healing ability. Bio-Touch is easy to learn, is a complement to any healthcare program, has no levels of ability, authority or hierarchy and requires no special preparation, state of mind, religious belief, philosophy, or talent in order to achieve the desired results. COMPLETE GLOSSARY ONLINE AT NACROSSROADS.COM

BodyTalk: Visit for digital glossary.

home health care


American Nursing Care


Call us 24/7 with your home care needs. We remain one of the highest rated, ensuring quality and the highest standards of care. We look forward to serving you.

Lab on demand is a complete wellness center so you can be informed about your health and take steps to be healthy offering patient requested comprehensive lab tests from the basic to complex.

Director of Operations: Angie Light 317-596-6400

3806 W. 86th St., Indpls. 317-405-8057


hypnosis INDIANA HYPNOSIS FOR CHANGE Bodywork: Massage and the physical practices of yoga are perhaps the bestknown types of bodywork; both have proven successful in relieving tension and stress, promoting blood flow, loosening stiff muscles and stimulating the organs. Massage therapies encompass countless techniques, including Swedish massage, shiatsu and Rolfing. The same is true for yoga. Other types of bodywork include martial arts practices like aikido, ki aikido and Tai chi chuan. Some others are the Alexander technique, Aston patterning, Bowen, Breema bodywork, Feldenkrais method, Hellerwork, polarity therapy, Rosen method, Rubenfeld synergy and Trager. Finding bodywork that improves mental and physical health is a highly individual process. Several types may be combined for the greatest benefit.

Again! Feel Great

301 E. Carmel Dr., Ste. D200, Carmel 317-614-7340

Hypnosis can help you reduce stress, improve health, control habits, boost creativity, develop intuition, manage pain, and accelerate spiritual growth. It can put you in control of your life.


Open your mind. Energize your life. 317-775-1418

Jennifer Seffrin, Certified Life Coach and Energy Leadership Practitioner. Offering 1-on-1 coaching, energetic profiles, and more for a fulfilling life! 15% off signature class with ad. See ad on page 20.


integrative health

Feeling miserable with allergy symptoms such asCLINIC itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion? NRI Tired side effectsSt., fromSte. medications? 9135 N.ofMeridian B9, Indpls.

317-575-1111 Dr. Melanie MacLaren, a board certified naturopath, works with natural remedies to ease your symptoms while treating the root cause.

Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture

12188-A N. Meridian, Ste. 225, Carmel 317-846-8777

Personalized Do you struggleholistic with: and preventive • Chronic Fatigue • Weight Loss care through osteopathic manipulations, • Indigestion/IBS • Seasonal Allergies prolotherapy, • Sleep Issues • Stress and Anxiety nutrition, yoga and natural remedies resulting in weight loss, Schedule your appointment today and be on your way to relief and healing. 210 energy, E. 91st Street, Suite B | Indianapolis, IN 46240 improved hormonal balance,317-344-9840 and optimal |digestion. See ad on page 23.

Through time tested modalities of acupuncture and massage therapy, Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture offers you a safe, natural, and effective treatment for a wide variety of fertility and pregnancy wellness concerns.

Discover How A Natural Approach Can Help You Heal

Stress is part of everyday living. In fact, a stress-free life would be boring! Life is enjoyable when we have ample resources to experience and overcome the stresses we face. Whether your body considers stress good or bad is largely a function of how well it can accommodate it. Ultimately, this capacity is based on the condition of your nervous system. It’s not the stress—it’s your reaction to it that matters! There are three types of stress physical (i.e. slip or fall or car accident), emotional (affects our posture), and chemical stress (poor nutrition and/or drugs affecting nervous system, muscle tone, and the spine). Clearly, it’s not the stress, but our response to it that is critical. Chiropractic care, because its focus is to reduce tension to your nervous system, can help you respond more resourcefully to stress. If you lack the reserves to adapt to stress in a healthy way, it takes a toll. If your body reacts by “tripping a circuit breaker,” causing vertebral misalignment, chiropractic care is likely to help.

Let Dr. Carleton and staff help you to adapt with your stress by using the low force chiropractic technique, Activator. Come enjoy our relaxing, friendly environment allowing us to meet your chiropractic needs.

8878 South Street, Fishers • 317-913-1812 • natural awakenings




nutrition Reinventing Wellness 8725 Gordonshire Dr., Indpls. 317-408-0110

Offering a variety of nutritional and holistic health counseling services. Specializing in raw foods certifications, private cooking classes, corporate services, and menu planning.

Chiropractic: Based on the premise that proper structural alignment permits free flow of nerve activity in the body. When spinal vertebrae are out of alignment, they put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves radiating from it, potentially leading to diminished function and illness. Misalignment can be caused by physical trauma, poor posture and stress. The chiropractor seeks to analyze and correct these misalignments through spinal manipulation or adjustment. (Also see Network Chiropractic.)

organic salon “SILVER” THE ORGANIC SALON RETREAT Honoring the Second Half of Life 317-362-0288

Are you wearing your Silver hair proudly or thinking of transitioning? Be power, bold, strong, beautiful. Organic color, perms, custom cuts, hair restoration and more.

Retreat centers Oakwood Retreat Center 3801 SCR 575E, Selma, IN 47383 765-747-7027

Oakwood offers groups seeking sacred space in a natural setting the opportunity to embrace and intensify their transformational work. Cozy accommodations, healthy food, supportive staff.

Colon therapy: An internal bath that washes away old toxic waste accumulated along the walls of the colon. It is administered with pressurized water by a professional using special equipment. One colonic irrigation is the equivalent of approximately four to six enemas and cleans out matter that collects in the pockets and kinks of the colon. The treatment is used as both a corrective process and for prevention of disease. Colonics are used for ailments such as constipation, psoriasis, acne, allergies, headaches and the common cold. Color therapy and colorpuncture: C h e ck o u t t h e f u l l g l o s s a r y a t

Counseling/Psychotherapy: These terms encompass a broad range of practitioners, from career counselors, who offer advice and information, to psychotherapists, who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. In addition to verbal counseling techniques, some holistic therapists may use bodywork, ritual, energy healing and other alternative modalities as part of their practice. Craniosacral therapy (CST): A manual therapeutic procedure to remedy distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism—the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and interconnected membranes. Craniosacral work is based upon two major premises: that the bones of the skull can be manipulated, because they never completely fuse; and that the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect variations in that pulse. CST is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity. Crystal and gem therapy: Go online to

The Well-Being Center Integrated Health

Holistic Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition and more Dr. Kevin Forrest

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Dr. Anthony Forrest


1717 West 86th Street, Suite 470, Indianapolis, IN 46260 16

Indianapolis/Crossroads of America

Dance/movement therapy: A method of expressing thoughts and feelings through movement, developed during the 1940s. Participants, guided by trained therapists, are encouraged to move freely, sometimes to music. Dance/movement therapy can be practiced by people of all ages to promote self-esteem and gain insight into their own emotional problems, but is also used to help those with serious mental and physical disabilities. In wide use in the United States, this modality is becoming established around the world. Dentistry (Holistic): This listing is online at Detoxification: The practice of resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. According to some holistic practitioners, accumulated toxins can drain the body of energy and make it more susceptible to disease. Detoxification techniques may include fasts, special diets, sauna sweats and colon cleansing.

Doula: A woman who supports an expectant mother through pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period. Studies indicate that support in labor has profound benefits, including shorter labor, less desire for pain medication, lower rate of Caesarian delivery and more ease in initiation of breast feeding. Fathers have reported that they were more relaxed with a doula present because they felt reassured, and therefore freer to support their mates.

EFT and Yoga

Joining the best of Eastern and Western approaches to wellness by Charles and Carol Crenshaw


t this point in time, yoga has gone totally mainstream and many people have experienced its benefits first-hand. There is a much younger system that has principles congruent with yoga. It is called Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Like yoga, it posits that we have a physical body, an energy body, and a mental body. And like yoga, there is the belief that all three bodies interact and affect each other. Yoga works with stretching to balance the physical body, breathing and relaxation to affect the pranic (energy) body, and meditation to fine-tune the mind. EFT works on the energy level of our being, which then impacts the physical and mental levels. Joining the best of Eastern and Western approaches to wellness, EFT works by tuning into whatever is challenging us in our life while tapping on acupuncture points close to the surface of the skin. This helps balance our energy body, which when straightened out, then balances our emotions, mental outlook and physical body. EFT can be used for: anxiety, fear, stress, dysfunctional relationships, bad habits, self-esteem, weight loss, poor performance, procrastination, and more. One area where we, as certified practitioners, have been using it at Inner Peace Yoga Center is to help students clear their blocks in postures and deepen their awareness of the breath. EFT affects the breath because the breath and energy (prana, chi) are connected. Because the basic tenets of both systems are the same, we have found that students, with proper training, are able deepen natural awakenings

their asana practice. The magic of EFT is readily apparent when someone has limited mobility in a posture, because blocks in postures are often about more than stretching the muscles of the body. EFT often yields quite visible changes, and it happens with such great ease that sometimes people discount it, even though they immediately feel the change! Anyone can practice it at any time, but working with a certified practitioner yields even faster and more effective results. For further information about classes and private EFT sessions, please go to: Call 317-4454203. Email us at: Charles and Carol Crenshaw are Intermediate-1 Certified EFT Practitioners, 500 Hr. E-RYT Yoga Instructors at Inner Peace Yoga. Visit

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sound therapy MOTHER NATURE’S SUN

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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): A self-help procedure founded by Gary Craig that combines fingertip tapping of key acupuncture meridian points while focusing on an emotional issue or health challenge. Unresolved, or ‘stuck,’ negative emotions, caused by a disruption in the body’s energy system, are seen as major contributors to most physical pains and diseases. These can remain stagnant and trapped until released by the tapping. EFT is easy to memorize and portable, so it can be done anywhere. Enzyme therapy: See our glossary online at Feng shui: The ancient Chinese system of arranging manmade spaces and elements to create or facilitate harmonious qi or chi (pronounced “chee”), or energy flow, by tempering or enhancing the energy where necessary. Feng shui consultants can be an asset to both personal and business spaces, either before or after the spaces are created. Flower remedies: Flower essences are recognized for their ability to improve well-being by eliminating negative emotions. In the 1930s, English physician Edward Bach concluded that negative emotions could lead to physical illness. His research also convinced him that flowers possessed healing properties that could be used to treat emotional problems. In the 1970s, Richard Katz completed Bach’s work and established the Flower Essence Society, which has registered some 100 essences from flowers in more than 50 countries. Functional medicine: A personalized medicine that focuses on primary prevention and deals with underlying causes, instead of symptoms, for serious chronic diseases. Treatments are grounded in nutrition and improved lifestyle habits and may make use of medications. The discipline uses a holistic approach to analyze and treat interdependent systems of the body and to create the dynamic balance integral to good health. COMPLETE GLOSSARY ONLINE AT NACROSSROADS.COM

Indianapolis/Crossroads of America

Healing touch: A non-invasive, relaxing and nurturing energy therapy that helps to restore physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance and support self-healing. A gentle touch is used on or near the fully-clothed client to influence the body’s inner energy centers and exterior energy fields. Healing touch is used to ease acute and chronic conditions, assist with pain management, encourage deep relaxation and accelerate wound healing. Herbal medicine: This oldest form of medicine uses natural plants in a wide variety of forms for their therapeutic value. Herbs produce and contain various chemical substances that act upon the body to strengthen its natural functions without the negative side effects of synthetic drugs. They may be taken internally or applied externally via teas, tinctures, extracts, oils, ointments, compresses and poultices. Holotropic breathwork: A selfexploration technique that combines breathing, evocative music and a specific form of bodywork to integrate one’s physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions. At workshops run by facilitators, participants try to access the four “levels” of experience that are available during breathing: sensory, biographical, perinatal and transpersonal. By accessing buried memories, individuals can relive their birth experience or traumatic life events, free up ‘stuck’ emotional viewpoints or experience a mystical state of awareness, such as connecting with the Universe. Homeopathy: A therapy that uses small doses of specially prepared plants and minerals to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and healing processes in order to cure illness. Homeopathy, taken from the Greek words homeos, meaning “similar,” and pathos, meaning “suffering,” employs the concept that “like cures like.” A remedy is individually chosen for a person based on its capacity to cause, if given in an overdose, physical and psychological symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing.

Hydrotherapy: The use of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Tr e a t m e n t s i n c l u d e f u l l - b o dy immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used at home as part of a self-care program. Hypnotherapy: A range of hypnosis techniques that allow practitioners to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The altered state that occurs under hypnosis has been compared to a state of deep meditation or transcendence, in which the innate recuperative abilities of the psyche are allowed to flow more freely. The subject can achieve greater clarity regarding his or her own wants and needs, explore other events or periods of life that require resolution, or generally develop a more positive attitude. Often used to help people lose weight or stop smoking, it is also used in the treatment of phobias, stress and as an adjunct to the treatment of illnesses. I n t e g ra t i ve m e d i c i n e : Th i s holistic approach combines conventional Western medicine with complementary alternative treatments, in order to simultaneously treat mind, body and spirit. Geared to the promotion of health and the prevention of illness, it neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies, without serious evaluation. Intuitive arts: for more. Life Coaching: The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Through its proven process and core competencies, coaching creates change and sustainable results in all areas of life.

practitionerprofile The Well-BeingCenter Integrated Health Dr. Anthony Forrest Dr. Kevin Forrest


nything mechanical works better when the parts line up correctly. This includes the human body. When the spine is out of alignment nerve messages can be blocked or misfire and muscles will get tense and sore causing pain. Little by little, it is easy for more parts of the body to get out of alignment and add up to a large problem. Chiropractic is all about getting your body back into proper alignment so every joint and bone is lined up and in the proper relation with its counterparts. Dysfunction of the bones, joints, and muscles occurs very gradually over time and is barely detectable until pain and discomfort occur. Starting with your first visit to the Well-Being Center, the doctors provide patient education, because they know it is the key to maintaining good overall health and produces better results. By identifying and treating the root cause of your pain, the results are longer lasting and the symptoms are less likely to return. Patients seek out the Well-Being Center for many reasons, including help with: joint pain and discomfort, which can result from skeletal misalignment or dysfunction; different kinds of stress— acute or chronic, physical, mental, or chemical; low energy, often resulting from poor nourishment of the mind and body. Frequently, when patients feel tired or exhausted, it’s not simply the result of a single factor, such as poor diet. More often, there are multiple reasons; and last but not least, living a hectic lifestyle or not managing stress well. At the Well-Being Center we use multiple techniques to move bones, mobilize joints, and improve your ability to function easily. By using a variety of natural awakenings

techniques we prevent what is called ‘plateauing’. When the body becomes used to one method of treatment it becomes less effective, which can slow down your progress to full health. “We offer education to our clients so they feel confident in their treatments. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or just want to feel more energy and enthusiasm, we have the training to help you get where you want to go.” See ad on page 16.

The Well-Being Center Dr. Anthony Forrest Dr. Kevin Forrest 1717 West 86th Street, Suite 470 Indianapolis


Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson




Weight Loss MAKING WEIGHT LOSS EASY 8238 Ames St., Indpls. 317-445-4203

Ready to lose weight? It’s not about food. Get to the core of the problem and achieve weight loss naturally without diets, struggles, or will power. It works!

Women’s health Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture 12188-A N. Meridian, Ste. 225, Carmel 317-846-8777

Through time tested modalities of acupuncture and massage therapy, Indiana Reproductive Acupuncture offers you a safe, natural, and effective treatment for a wide variety of fertility and pregnancy wellness concerns.


8202 Clearvista Pkwy., Ste. 8C, Indpls. 317-502-5630

Enjoy smaller classes with personalized instruction. Exercise your body then join us for meditation, offered several times each week. Early morning and lunch classes available.


10138 Brooks School Rd., Fishers 317-841-0103

Offering yoga classes as well as private instruction, massage, and counseling services. Our mission is to guide and nurture you to manifest infinite possibilities.

INNER PEACE YOGA CENTER 5038 East 56th St., Indpls. 317-257-9642

Achieve inner calm and personal growth through group or private classes in yoga, meditation, wellness, and workplace stress management. We also offer workshops, community events, and extensive Teacher Training.


8609 E. 116th St., Fishers 317-915-9642

Your source for Anusara© Vinyasa, Restorative and Prenatal yoga. Well-trained teachers guide you skillfully towards personal wellness on all levels. Private lessons available.

YOGAworx CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health

for every body 317-546-7650

Barbara Kennedy’s relaxed approach to yoga creates a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Smaller classes allow Barbara to help all her students learn and experience yoga according to their comfortable capacity. Please join us!

2442 North Central Ave., Indpls. 317-920-YOGA (9642).

Striving to improve total well-being and quality of life, utilizing twenty diverse and talented teachers. Plus, over fifty classes weekly to accommodate almost any schedule.






Life Coaching with Jennifer is a comfortable place for self-exploration and gaining personal awareness. Become a conscious leader in your life with her personalized coaching, Your Energetic Life class, and Energy Leadership™ assessment.

Jennifer Seffrin

Certified Life Coach & Energy Leadership Practitioner • 317-775-1418 20

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Massage therapy: A general term for the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes. Massage therapy incorporates various disciplines and involves kneading, rubbing, brushing and tapping the muscles and connective tissues by hand or using mechanical devices. Its goal is to increase circulation and detoxification, in order to reduce physical and emotional stress and increase overall wellness. Nutritional counseling: Embracing a wide range of approaches, nutritionbased, complementary therapies and counseling seek to alleviate physical and psychological disorders through special diets and food supplements. These will be either macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins and fiber) or micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements that cannot be manufactured in the body). Nutritional therapy/counseling often uses dietary or food supplements, which can include tablets, capsules, powders or liquids. Pilates: A structured system of small isolated movements that demands powerful focus on feeling every nuance of muscle action while working out on floor mats or machines. Emphasizes development of the torso’s abdominal power center, or core. More gentle than conventional exercises, Pilates, like yoga, yields long, lean, flexible muscles whose gracefully balanced movements readily translate into everyday activities like walking, sitting and bending. Can help in overcoming injuries. Rebirthing breathwork: Also known as conscious connected breathing, or vivation. Rebirthing is a means to access and release unresolved e m o t i o n s . Th e t e ch n i q u e u s e s conscious, steady, rhythmic breathing, without pausing between inhaling and exhaling. Guided by a professional rebirther, clients re-experience past memories, including birth, and let go of emotional tension stored in the body. COMPLETE GLOSSARY ONLINE AT NACROSSROADS.COM

Sound healing: Employs vocal and instrumental tones, generated internally or externally. When sounds are produced with healing intent, they can create sympathetic resonance in the physical and energy bodies. Sound healing also is used to bring discordant energy into balance and harmony. Thermography (thermal imaging): A diagnostic technique that uses an infrared camera to measure temperature variations on the surface of the body, producing images that reveal sites of inflammation and abnormal tissue growth. Inflammation is recognized as the earliest stage of nearly all major health challenges. Vegetarianism: The voluntary abstinence from eating meat and/or other animal products for religious, health and/or ethical reasons. Lactoovo vegetarians supplement their plant-based diet with dairy (lactose) products and eggs (ovo). Lacto vegetarians eat dairy products, but not eggs; ovo vegetarians include eggs, but no dairy; and vegans (pronounced vee-guns) do not eat any animal-derived products. Yoga: Practical application of the ancient Indian Vedic teachings. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj which means “union” or “to join,” and refers to the joining of man’s physical, mental and spiritual elements. The goal of good health is accomplished through a combination of techniques, including physical exercises called asanas (or postures), controlled breathing, relaxation, meditation and diet and nutrition. Although yoga is not meant to cure specific diseases or ailments directly, it has been found effective in treating many physical ailments. Please note: The contents of this Health & Wellness Glossary are for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be used in place of a visit or consultation with a healthcare professional. Always seek out a practitioner who is licensed, certified or otherwise professionally qualified to conduct a selected treatment, as appropriate.



revention is the answer to the health care crisis in the world today. Chiropractic care is based on the premise that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system. Chiropractors understand that many of the body’s dysfunctions can be linked to nerve interference, caused by abnormal pressure or irritation of the spinal nerves. By relieving this pressure and restoring proper nerve flow, symptoms can often be relieved and good health can be restored. Your brain, spinal cord and all your nerves control how your body works. As a patient for nearly 17 years and a chiropractor for 10 years, Dr. Carleton’s understanding of how, when and where chiropractic can be effective in solving problems adds to a “fresh perspective”. This unique perspective from a patient’s point of view translates into patient’s more clearly understanding their options, possibilities and overall expectations from care. At About Life Chiropractic, we are passionate about helping people recognize how brilliant their body is, how spinal care enhances a vibrant, adapting, and self healing body. We are passionate about how cost effective chiropractic care is in solving health challenges of all types. Chiropractic is NOT a cure for any disease or condition, but rather a foundation for the body expressing all it is capable of. About Life Chiropractic desires to deliver a patient centered’ solution based care that lets go of the doctor’s agenda and serves the patient’s health goals. We are passionate about a business model that simplifies access to care and accommodates people’s hectic lifestyles. Dr. Carleton works to restore health to the body by using Activator. This natural awakenings

Dr. Julie Carleton unique hand-held instrument was scientifically designed to give you a very specific “low-force” adjustment. It has been safely used for over 40 years to benefit patients with a wide range of health problems- without drugs or surgery. The Activator instrument delivers a controlled, light, and fast thrust, without causing undue strain to patients. Activator adjustments are so quick and controlled that muscles are less likely to resist, allowing for a more precise and exact adjustment. A unique feature of the Activator is that Dr. Carleton can zero in on the exact area of the body that is causing health problems. That’s why patients seeking treatment with Dr. Julie Carleton at About Life Chiropractic, are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology. Dr. Carleton and the staff have a genuine concern for your well-being. We look forward to helping you solve your health concerns at About Life Chiropractic. See ad on page 15.

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