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Our multi-dimensional approach includes individual sessions, movement and expressive arts classes, and workshops on many topics to assist you in leading a more balanced lifestyle.

Well Within offers a variety of mainstream and complementary therapeutic modalities.


Gentle Japanese Acupuncture
is based on an energetic model of the body rather than the biochemical model of Western medicine. It is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well-being, taking into account the complex interactions of physical, emotional, and environmental influences that affect our state of health. Because acupuncture treats the underlying imbalances rather than just the obvious symptoms, treatment will affect the whole person, touching not only the physical body, but the mind and spirit as well.

The acupuncture we practice is based on the style of Kiiko Matsumoto, utilizing a systematic, palpatory method that establishes the diagnosis and suggests appropriate treatment options. It combines classical Chinese medical principles with modern pathophysiology in a way that brings out the best in both. We look more deeply into the structural and constitutional imbalances that often underlie your symptomatic complaints, enabling a more complete and lasting healing. It is this holistic approach which gives us the ability to help clients with the most complex issues.

The needling methods are shallow and virtually painless, using very thin needles. The use of diodes, magnets, heat, movement, and other non-invasive techniques make this an especially gentle approach to acupuncture.

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Needleless Acupressure
involves the use of light touch to stimulate and balance the energy flow in the body in the same manner as acupuncture, but without the use of needles. It is especially useful in treating those who are fearful of needles, are especially sensitive to stimulation, and for the treatment of young children.

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Ayurveda
or the science of life and longevity, is a holistic system of medicine that is indigenous to India. According to Ayurveda, all disease is caused by living in ways that transgress nature's laws and rhythms and by ignoring our inherent wisdom. Ayurveda uses diet, herbs, and proper lifestyle to keep the internal forces of the body working harmoniously and to counteract changes in the external environment.

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Herbs


Eastern and Western Herbalism
are used on their own or in conjunction with other therapies to address subclinical and medically diagnosed health issues. In Western herbalism, such as that practiced by Europeans and Native Americans, herbs are typically recommended for their biochemical actions. In Eastern Herbalism, such as in Ayurveda or Chinese Medicine, herbs are recommended for their energetic effects in the body.

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Eastern and Western Nutrition
are used on their own or in conjunction with other therapies to address subclinical and medically diagnosed health issues. In Western nutrition, foods are typically recommended for their biochemical actions and nutrient content. In Eastern Herbalism, such as in Ayurveda or Chinese Medicine, foods are recommended for their energetic effects in the body.

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Yoga Therapy
is the use of yoga practices to address your unique issues and goals. Based on your constitution, physical and emotional health, and your goals, a unique yoga practice for you will be developed and practiced. This may include the use of postures, breathing exercises, chanting, relaxation, meditation, and lifestyle practices. Your session may be instructional, like a private yoga class; more therapeutically focused, like an ayurvedic treatment; or more inward and introspective, like a Phoenix Rising session.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy uses assisted yoga poses, client-centered dialogue, breathing techniques, and visualization to identify and release physical and emotional tensions.

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Massage


Massage and Bodywork
may be combined with other modalities, or may be utilized on their own as the total treatment. Through the combination of acupressure, shiatsu, tui na, hara massage, cellular deconstruction, and other massage techniques, muscular and fascial tension is released. More energy becomes available to support your physiological, emotional, and spiritual needs. The result is deep relaxation and greater harmony, health, and well-being.

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Structural Balancing
through gentle stretches, known as Sotai, encourages muscular tension to release, allowing the body to realign itself. Sotai is useful in many cases of postural imbalance, such as leg length discrepancy, spinal curvature due to muscle tension, etc.. The result is allowing a freer flow of energy within the body, aiding the body's natural healing ability. Sotai is generally used in conjunction with other therapies to enhance their overall effectiveness.

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Magnet Therapy
is usually an adjunct to acupuncture, but can also be a stand-alone treatment. Magnets are polarity agents that can be used to stimulate or sedate acupuncture points, and have been shown to reduce pain, improve blood circulation, and increase energy. Magnets may also be left on for several days to prolong the effect of the treatment.

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Well Within, 715 Hill Street, Ste. 130, Madison, WI 53705, 608.236.9138, jlandau@chorus.net