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» Acupuncturist - Washington D.C.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common medical modalities in the world, originating in China some 3,500 years ago... more
» Ayurvedic Practitioner - Washington D.C.
Ayurveda is an ancient medical system from the Indian subcontinent... more
» Chiropractor - Washington D.C.
Chiropractic is a healing art that holds the concept that the body has an innate, genetic drive to heal itself and be healthy... more
» Doula - Washington D.C.
A Doula is a non-medical assistant trained in prenatal care, childbirth preparation and care during the postpartum period. Labor support doulas are trained and experienced labor support practitioners who attend to the emotional and physical comfort needs of laboring women... more
» Health Spa - Washington D.C.
A Health Spa is a services center that people visit for personal health, life enhancement, fitness, and personal care treatments... more
» Healthy Lifestyle Coach - Washington D.C.
Healthy lifestyle coaching involves helping people identify and achieve personal goals... more
» Hellerwork Practitioner - Washington D.C.
Hellerwork is recognized as one of the most gentle and effective forms of structural bodywork and movement re-education for correcting posture and releasing chronic tension, stress and pain... more
» Herbalist - Washington D.C.
A herbalist practices botanical medicine also known as herbal medicine, herbology or phytotherapy is a traditional medicinal practice based on the use of plants and plant extracts to address symptoms and heal disease... more
» Holistic Dentist - Washington D.C.
A Dentist is a healthcare professional licensed to treat conditions, diseases and disorders of the oral cavity, maxillo-facial region, and associated structures... more
» Holistic Veterinarian - Washington D.C.
A Holistic Veterinarian utilizes a variety of holistic healing modalities to treat and maintain health in animals... more
» Homeopath - Washington D.C.
A Homeopath is a doctor or practitioner who follows the principles of homeopathic diagnosis and treatment in their practice... more
» Hypnotherapist - Washington D.C.
A Hypnotherapist is a therapist that specializes in providing treatment to a patient while the patient is in a psychologically hypnotic state... more
» Jin Shin Jyutsu - Washington D.C.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is the physio-philosophy of harmonizing life energy in the body... more
» Martial Artist - Washington D.C.
Martial arts are paths to self-knowledge and defense with roots in combat training, meditation and religion... more
» Massage Practitioner - Washington D.C.
A massage practitioner, or a message therapist, treats patients through targeted manipulation of the body's soft tissues... more
» Medical Doctor (MD) - Washington D.C.
A Medical Doctor (MD) is a physician who uses allopathic medicine to treat his or her patients... more
» Mental Health Professional - Washington D.C.
In the world of counseling and psychology, there are a multitude of terms for people who study, research and provide therapy relating to the mind, behavior and emotions... more
» Midwife - Washington D.C.
Midwives have been assisting women through prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care for centuries... more
» Naturopath - Washington D.C.
A Naturopath is any practitioner who uses Naturopathic Medicine to treat their patients... more
» Naturopathic Doctor (ND) - Washington D.C.
Naturopathic doctors (ND) are primary care physicians who practice naturopathic medicine to treat their patients... more
» Nurse Practitioner - Washington D.C.
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing (APN)... more
» Nutritionist - Washington D.C.
A Nutritionist is an expert trained in the field of nutritional science who utilizes the role of nutrients for the promotion of health and prevention of disease... more
» Occupational Therapist - Washington D.C.
An occupational therapist (OT) works with clients to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of "purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury or disability and which develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence." Occupational therapists help people improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments... more
» Osteopath (DO) - Washington D.C.
An osteopath is a practitioner of the approach to healthcare named osteopathy (or osteopathic medicine), which emphasizes the importance of the musculoskeletal system on general health.Osteopaths are trained to use various healthcare interventions and technologies depending on the location of their training... more
» Personal Chef - Washington D.C.
A personal chef is a cook who prepares meals for a client in the client's home kitchen, based on the client's needs and personal preferences... more
» Personal Trainer - Washington D.C.
A Personal Trainer is a fitness professional who assesses, teaches, instructs and motivates clients in conducting proper exercises... more
» Physical Therapist - Washington D.C.
Physical therapy is a health care profession focused on prevention and management of movement disorders arising from conditions and diseases occurring throughout the lifespan... more
» Psychologist - Washington D.C.
The term psychologist in its broadest sense is used to refer to anyone with postgraduate education in the field of psychology or counseling... more
» Reflexologist - Washington D.C.
Each day, millions of children are born on Earth... more
» Registered Dietitian - Washington D.C.
Dietitians (often incorrectly spelled dietician) are experts in food and nutrition... more
» Registered Nurse - Washington D.C.
A registered nurse (RN) is a patient advocate and health care professional who works to ensure recovery of the sick and the promotion of health in everyone. In collaboration with other health care workers, a nurse can assess patients, implement nursing care and evaluate such care in a patient population.A nurse’s scope of practice in the United States is determined by a set of laws called the Nursing Practice Act of the licensing state or territory the nurse is working in. Each state or territory can have different laws and regulations regarding what constitutes nursing care and the limits of such care. Usually a state nursing board decides these rules.Registered nurses work in settings as diverse as hospitals to corporate environments, from schools to ambulatory surgery centers, fire departments, small medical clinics and private industry. Some nurses work as consultants within the health care industry, for manufacturers or bioscience companies. A research nurse may conduct or assist in research and evaluation of therapies or basic sciences such as biology, psychology, human development and health care delivery.Registered nurses constitute the largest group of health care workers in the United States, numbering over 2.6 million. It is widely agreed that there is a growing shortage of nurses, that will not be sufficiently offset by the number of new graduates and foreign-trained nurses starting practice... more
» Reiki Master - Washington D.C.
Reiki is a form of spiritual practice used as a complementary therapy for the treatment of physical, emotional, and mental diseases... more
» Rolfer - Washington D.C.
Rolfing is a body-based practice specializing in Connective Tissue Manipulation and Movement Education... more
» Shaman - Washington D.C.
Shamanism is believed to be the first spiritual practice known to humankind, and has survived in some form for tens of thousands of years. Shamanism as a spiritual practice and healing modality has its roots cross culturally and has been practiced in parts of Asia, Europe, Australia, native North and South America, Africa and Greenland.In contemporary times, a shaman or shamanic practitioner is one who interacts directly with the helping spirits to address the spiritual aspect of illness. Illness comes in varying forms and can be caused by emotional, physical or psychological distress or trauma, surgery, accidents, natural disasters, abuse or the trauma of war. From a shamanic point of view there are three common causes of illness: power loss, soul loss and spiritual blocks or intrusions. With power loss, a person has lost her or his personal power which can lead to depression, chronic illness or a series of misfortunes. With soul loss, one has lost a part of their soul essence or life force. This may manifest as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, illness, addictions, immune deficiency problems, unending grief or coma. The third cause of illness is spiritual blocks or negative energies taken on by one who has experienced power or soul loss and are usually localized in an area of the body. In all cases, the shamanic practitioner works in partnership with the helping spirits to restore power, life force and soul essence, and remove spiritual blocks to promote healing and well being.Self care following shamanic work is a vital part of the process and helps integrate the healing. Each individual is unique and therefore calls to themselves a unique self care approach. The more common methods for integration include massage, talk therapy, movement therapy, acupuncture, mind-body disciplines (yoga, meditation, tai chi), time in nature, automatic writing and shamanic journey.Shamanic healing allows us to reclaim and utilize all of our vital life force energy to help create a positive and full-hearted present and future... more
» Yoga Instructor - Washington D.C.
The literal translation of the word yoga is "yolk" meaning unite. Yoga is the union of the various aspects of our being, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Yoga is a journey of self-discovery and ultimately union with the Divine. It is an ancient system of relaxation, exercise and healing with roots in Indian philosophy... more