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March 2011
Inside Intentional Health
Alternative Therapy
Spa Party
Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
Yoga for Body & Soul

 Alternative Therapy
  6080 26th St. West
Bradenton, FL  34207

 A warm and inviting health care haven offering progressive therapy to ease pain in the body, center the mind and soothe the broken spirit through gentle and intuitive, osteopathic physical therapy, massage (including Bamboo-Fusion), acupuncture,oriental medicine and yoga.
as well as Adults!


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 FDA Approved, NASA developed Laser Light Therapy
Visit  Alternative Therapy and experience this clinically proven, drug free pain relief...
free of charge. 
($100 per treatment value!)

 Already benefited from Medlight? 
Visit Alternative Therapy to purchase Medlight and enjoy pain relief in the comfort of your own home!

Alternative Therapy's
Yoga Students are Going Places!
After an incredible weekend spent with yoga master; Dr. Baxter Bell, Yoga at Alternative Therapy is planning to attend his Montana retreat scheduled for July .   Watch for an email with more details, but if you can't wait call Brook:                    941-727-1500
or email 
Alternative Physical Therapy
Isn't just for back pain anymore! 
(Part 3)  Restoring Balance to Heal 


Andrzej Strzalkowski, RPT


Diminish Tension/Reduce Illness Tensions in the body inhibit the body's natural healing mechanism. This deficiency in the blood supply hinders white (soldier) blood cells in their mission to reach areas of irritation caused by germs or viruses. Alternative Therapy treatments open these blockages, using gentle manipulation, freeing the pathways for proper blood flow. The goal for complete health is to restore proper balance in the body. This balance allows the patient to experience a significant relief in symptoms. In the early stages in some of the cases (in cooperation with the patient's medical doctor) curbing the need for higher dosages of medications.

Children's Benefits
Children experience many kinds of tensions, starting with birth. A child going through the birth canal can experience tremendous of pressure on their head. Even before birth, when the baby presents, there is a gravity force of the mother's weight being pressed against the lesser pelvis of the child. That produces many tensions and blockages. The skull of a child is not one solid bone. It consists of seratus joints and overlapping joints (7 different bones) and with those tensions those joints can lock and not allow for proper expansion. These joints need to move to allow for growth of the head and allow for proper functions. Very often, blockages are in the left temporal region which may lead to frequent ear infections. A few simple treatments can release these locks, quite significantly, eliminating ear infections and avoiding surgery.

There are several keystone timetables during which there is a calcification of certain joints and structures in the cranium. Clearing the blockages in this area is successful in remedying ear infections as well as certain kinds of ADHD and certain behavioral disorders. (This does not mean that all of them are caused by this cranial pressure and blockages.) The sooner a child is exposed to our treatment, the better the results in the long term.

Treatment for Depression
The question here arises, which came first, the depression or the tensions. I believe the answer is it is different with each individual and depends upon their circumstances. However, by releasing some of the tensions and blockages in their bodies, we are able to allow the body through improved circulation to fight off different stages of depression.

Because our treatments are so non-invasive, I am able to treat patients at different stages of de-compensation of the body, when they are at certain stages of illnesses. Through our treatment, we allow the body to preserve the quality of life despite the malady. Through our unique program we are able to show patients how to sustain that state.


Add Alternative Therapy to your list of healthcare professionals.  Alternative Therapy is your doctor's partner for your healthy life.  Call 941-727-1500 for your appointment.


New at Alternative Therapy... SPA PARTIES!
Sweet 16 or Fabulous 50
Corporate Perks for a team that is nifty,
Treats for the Staff whose work is great,
Reunion of Friends or Anniversary date,
Announce an Engagement, Promotion or Child,
A Girls' Night Out that's healing, not wild,
Think out of the box for your next event,
Time at Alternative is always well spent! 
Whatever the occasion, celebrate your next event at Alternative Therapy.  In this tranquil setting you may design the party including choices of services such as:
Private Yoga Sessions
Bamboo-Fusion Massage
Relaxation Acupuncture
Wellness Classes
Private Tai Chi Class
Armoa Therapy Massage
Choose one or several and build your unique event that's sure to be the "talk of the town!"
Call Alternative Therapy for more information:  941-727-1500 or email us at myalternativetherapy.net
Please Note:  Event size limited according service choices.
Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
Want to Improve Your Health?
Learn the Oriental Medicine Secrets of Health and Longevity.


This 4 part series will cover:

  1. Introduction to the basics of Oriental Medicine principles
  2. Using dietary therapy to improve your health
  3. 4 Simple qi gong exercises to increase your energy
  4. 2 techniques to achieve deep relaxation.


Ellen Teeter, AP, DOM

Dates:  April 6, 13, 20, 27

Time:  6:30pm-8:30pm

Cost:  $20 each class or $50 for the series


Class size is limited so call today to register: 941-727-1500


For questions please contact ellenteeterap@orientalmedicineoptions.com







Bamboo Massage:  A Meeting of Past and Present 
by Sonia Osorio 
Part 1
Long before paper was invented, the Chinese recorded their history on thin slivers of bamboo.  In fact, the material was used in a multitude of ways, ranging from musical instruments to elaborate decorations, artwork and even agricultural tools.  Since bamboo was incorporated into so much of daily life, it wasn't long before it was used as a form of creative and spiritual expression, which quickly took on ritual and healing connotations.
Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese festivals, rituals and myths abound with bamboo symbolizing life energy, prosperity, longevity, sexuality and fertility.  In China, stalks of bamboo still symbolize eternal youth, strength, prosperity and peace.  What may seem like a new technique, bamboo massage has ancient roots and perhaps deeper associations than simply bodywork. 
Today, bamboo massage is touted as Bamboo-Fusion, Tian di Bamboo Massage or simply promoted at high-end spas as the latest in exotic treatments or for massage therapists as a new tool, but bamboo can be seen as much more than a new trend or accessory.
 Osorio, Sonia. "Bamboo Massage." Massage Bodywork May/June (2008): 84-91. Print.
Experience this ancient ritual for yourself!  Call 941-727-1500 for a Bamboo-Fusion Massage appointment today
Yoga for Body & Soul

Proven Pain Relief!

A three year $400,000 research project by the National Institutes of Health found the biweekly practice of yoga to relieve chronic back pain and improve moods in people with the back conditions.


Researchers divided 90 people with chronic back pain to either a twice weekly yoga group or standard medical care.  Six months into the study, the group assigned to yoga reported significant improvements in pain and functionality, compared with subjects in the standard medical care group.  As an added bonus, depression was significantly lower in the yoga subjects as was the use of medications.


Brook Longobardi,


One of my most devoted yoga students often says; "I would rather pay for yoga than pay the cardiologist!"  He has practiced at least twice weekly, for two years and has lost more than 4 inches from his waist.

Now that you know improving your health through yoga is a scientific fact, add an hour to your week for the practice.

 Yoga is a lifestyle; practice and improve your life on many levels.










thru Yoga at 
Alternative Therapy! 

 2 months of  Yoga classes for $250.00!  Attend as many classes (up to 40) as you like.  The more classes you attend the more results you'll experience..both inside & out!
Purchase must be made by March 31, 2011.  Classes must be completed by May 31, 2011.