Archive for the ‘behavioral medicine’ Category

New Holistic Wellness Center Opens on the Main Line

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

by Traci Orimenko, Holistic Health Counselor

The Live Well Holistic Health Center is open for business in Ardmore, PA, and we’re very excited to be here in the heart of the Main Line, offering a natural approach to health and healing to the greater Philadelphia area.

Dr. Martin Orimenko, DC, ND, FIACA is both the director and one of the founders of the Live Well Holistic Health Center, and he is a Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Naturopath.  Dr. Martin combines these modalities, plus nutrition, Ayurveda, and lifestyle counseling, neuro-emotional work, and Kinesiologic Analysis to patients in his comprehensive Holistic Health Visits.  We also offer massage and reiki therapy sessions at Live Well.

Dr. Martin has almost 20 years of experience as a holistic healer, and he has treated over 5000 patients at his prior practices in Sausalito, California (where for 7 years he had Sausalito Chiropractic and in St. Louis, Missouri (where for the 12 years prior he had The Healing Center). 

We moved back home to the Philadelphia area so we could raise our son Alex surrounded by a large and loving family and immersed in the culture and communities in which we each grew up.  We’ve really appreciated being back home, in touch with our roots, and the four seasons, once again. 

And it’s clear that people here on the east coast are looking for holistic natural approaches to common medical issues like digestive problems, allergies, blood sugar imbalances, cholesterol problems, hormonal imbalances, inflammatory conditions, skin problems, environmental sensitivities, chronic fatigue, as well as musculoskeletal problems,  headaches and general pain.  We are looking forward to supporting people in the Philadelphia Area with their health and vibrancy, using a natural approach to medicine.  We’ve found that this is almost always more efficient and effective, and also less expensive, than our traditional medical system with its costly pharmaceuticals and their long list of side effects.

What makes Dr. Martin Orimenko stand out from other holistic practitioners is that he employs a combination of each of these treatment modalities in each visit to treat the whole person.  

Gentle Chiropractic & Bodywork
Chiropractic adjustments align your spine, relieve pinched nerves and facilitate healing by freeing up nerve energy. Bodywork alleviates muscle tension, corrects tendon and ligament issues and supports good posture.  Various physiotherapies stimulate blood flow, relieve muscle tension and reduce pain.  We also have a massage therapist available by appointment.

Acupuncture & Acupressure
Acupuncture and acupressure remove blockages in the flow of blood and vital energy, and specific points address specific health issues. These ancient approaches energize and balance organs and glands, and optimize the functioning of the body systems.  

Nutrition and Cleansing
Through adjustments to your diet, gentle cleansing programs and prescribing specific nutritional and herbal supplements, we will correct deficiencies, support detoxification and stimulate healing, optimizing your wellness and longevity.

We will support you in balancing your body and mind through lifestyle modification in the areas of diet, exercises and daily routine in accordance with your constitution type or dosha.  

Emotional and Lifestyle Counseling
NeuroEmotional Technique removes the charge on emotional issues that impact your health and facilitates you in accomplishing your goals.  We also have a Holistic Health Counselor to work with you in focused sessions over a six month period to help you reach your optimum health and vibrancy by making small accessible changes in your eating habits and bringing more balance into other key areas of your life.
Natural Supplement Prescriptions 
We stock supplements for a wide range of health conditions and general wellness. Dr. Martin will determine the optimum nutritional support for your needs.  He will work with you to develop a customized program to help you reach your health goals.

We are conveniently located at 16 East Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore,
PA. Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9-5 and Wednesday and Thursday from 1-7, or by appointment. Please call to make an appointment.

Live Well Holistic Health Center
16 East Lancaster Avenue
Plaza 16 Building, Suite 104
Ardmore, PA 19003

Behavioral Medicine

Monday, July 6th, 2009


This is a rapidly growing therapeutic system which is founded upon the ever increasing amount of scientific evidence — technically called Psychoneuroimmunology — that the ways in which people behave, think and feel, have both subtle and profound effects on the body. Thus things like negative thoughts and feelings may themselves be a source of illness. The best known of these, and the most highly researched, is emotional stress as a cause or at least a contributing factor to disease. So, therapists working with this model employ an array of stress reduction techniques to help people with painful and/or serious illnesses, as well as working on negative thoughts and feelings to prevent the development or progression of illnesses, and to restore wellness.

Karen Clark-Schock, PsyD, ATR-BC – Behavioral Medicine, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy, Art Therapy – Paoli, Chester County, PA

John Salerno, PhD, MSW – Behavioral Medicine, Biofeedback, Psychotherapy – Central NJ (Hunterdon, Monmouth, Ocean County)

The Hypnosis Center, LLC – Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Treating Depression, Phobias and Pain Control – Metro New York City (NYC) area

Penny Goldberg, L.C.S.W., B.C.D. – Licensed Pyschotherapist, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Imago Relationship Therapist, Behavioral Counseling – Main Line of Philadelphia PA

Express Yourself Health and Wellness Coaching, LLC – Sonia Decker, M.A. – Holistic Health and Wellness Coaching, Stress Relief and Stress Management, Success Coaching, Individual Coaching, Group Coaching – Central and Northern New Jersey – Union County NJ, Morris County NJ, Somerset County NJ, Middlesex County NJ, Essex County NJ, Hudson County NJ

Dr. Elizabeth Webb, Ph.D. – Homeopathic Medicine, Holistic Healing, Intuitive Counseling, Herbal Nutrition and Medicine, Color and Mineral Therapy, Past Life Regression and Hypnotherapy, Foot Reflexology, Reiki – West Chester, Chester County PA, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware

Behavioral Medicine includes:

Biofeedback Training
A technique in which one learns to consciously monitor and gain control over automatic, reflex-regulated body functions by using information obtained from various types of instruments and electronic devices. Biofeedback is a holistic, non-invasive, client-centered method of training the body to self-regulate physiological functions. The biofeedback therapist can coach the client in learning new skills, to reduce stress, eliminate headaches, control asthmatic attacks, recondition muscles, and relieve pain.

Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy
Therapist-facilitated techniques utilizing skills of relaxation,meditation or imagery to help a client with changing behaviors, such as habits. These techniques have a measurable effect on the reduction of the stress response in the body. Most Hypnotherapists are Licensed as Psychologists, Nurses, or Psychiatrists.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, this training involves techniques for stress reduction, and pain management. Often taught in classes, but may be experienced individually with the assistance of a teacher.

Stress Reduction Training
Refers to a group or individual program that may include a combination of education, awareness exercises, relaxation training, and integration of massage, expressive therapy, verbal therapies, visualization techniques, depends on style and training of the practitioner. Usually taught by an educator, nurse or psychologist.