The solutions at Ayuvia are designed to unite in one place the best of all medical worlds so you can pave your  own path to wellness and vitality

If you suffer from chronic illness, you may  have tried,  but cant find something that works for you.
We take the time to learn from your findings and  do the trying for you going forward. 

We take a very simple three step approach.

(1) Evaluate: The first step towards a healing journey is to connect the dots between the cause and effects. In your everyday lives you are used to Doctors and Nurses guiding you through many types to tests to figure out the true problems. We learn from that and take one step back to also look at what is happening at work, home and other parts of your personal life that is impacting or being impacted by your health.

(2) Educate: The next step is for us to help you understand what living with certain symptoms mean for you now and in the future. We share with you the options you have and how we can create a plan that suits just you; your needs, preferences, schedule, your insurance and out of pocket affordability.

(3) Engage: The final step is where we engage together in solving your challenges. Based on how long you have lived with the symptoms and how intense they are the time to heal will vary. The Ayuvia team will set achievable goals with you. As we set a timeline for healing, we will track and monitor. If we see something is not working well, we will make changes to the plan to make it better. As and when you and your practitioner determine a good time, we will share your progress with your doctors.

There are many definitions of “integrative” health care, but all involve bringing conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way. The use of integrative approaches to health and wellness has grown within care settings across the United States. Researchers are currently exploring the potential benefits of integrative health in a variety of situations, including pain management for military personnel and veterans, relief of symptoms in cancer patients and survivors, and programs to promote healthy behaviors.

Mind and body practices include a large and diverse group of procedures or techniques administered or taught by a trained practitioner or teacher.  Yoga, chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, meditation, and massage therapy are among the most popular mind and body practices used by adults. Other mind and body practices include acupuncture, relaxation techniques (such as breathing exercises, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation), hypnotherapy, and movement therapies.

 The services at Ayuvia has been selected based on thorough vetting of global research and publications of Complimentary and Alternative modalities in studies to help feel and function better when faced with chronic or acute illness. Our services include Acupuncture, Massage, Health Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Homeopathy.

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Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture aims to restore and maintain health through the stimulation of specific points on the body. 

The term “acupuncture” describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of points on the body using a variety of techniques. The acupuncture technique that has been most often studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation. Practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine.

 The FDA regulates acupuncture needles as medical devices and requires that the needles be sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use by qualified and licensed practitioners only.

Cupping is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. This practice dates back over 2,000 years but has received recent attention in the media due to its use by world-class athletes for injury relief. The cups used in cupping are typically made of bamboo, glass, or earthenware. Proponents of cupping believe that the effect of suction on the skin helps increase blood flow and promotes healing; Heat lamp, an infrared devise that helps improve blood flow during an acupuncture session are used when deemed beneficial.

How often would you be coming in for a treatment depends upon your need. How many visits before you see results may also vary based on the intensity of a symptoms. At Ayuvia we see early results after a couple of visits and longer lasting outcomes between five to ten visits. At Ayuvia we offer Acupuncture with Cupping and Heath lamp as and when applicable.

The PA State Board of medicine issues and governs licensure for an Acupuncturist to practice in the state of Pennsylvania

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Massage therapy encompasses many different techniques. In general, therapists press, knead, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body, to relieve muscle tension and reduce stress. Massage therapy encompasses many different techniques. In general, therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows, or feet.

Massage therapy dates back thousands of years, with roots in many different cultures. The term “massage therapy” includes many different styles and techniques in which the therapist uses varying degrees of pressure and manipulation to muscle and other soft tissue.

A lot of the scientific research on the clinical effects of massage therapy has been carried out. Much of the evidence points toward beneficial effects on pain and other symptoms associated with a number of different conditions.

Evidence suggests that massage therapy may be useful for some pain conditions such as low-back pain and chronic neck pain. Research has suggested that at least for the short-term, massage therapy for cancer patients may reduce pain. Evidence has suggested that massage therapy may also promote relaxation and boost mood in people with cancer. A recent review of scientific literature concluded that massage therapy may help to reduce depression.  A 2010 review concluded that massage therapy may help temporarily reduce pain, fatigue, and other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia.

The State Board of Massage Therapy regulates and licenses persons providing massage therapy services to the general public in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Board’s purpose is to safeguard the public from harm caused by unqualified persons; to assure the highest degree of professional care and conduct on the part of massage therapists; and to assure the availability of massage therapy services of the highest quality to persons in need of such services.
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Proper Nutrition is the basis for optimum health and well being. Holistic nutrition is the modern natural approach to developing a healthy balanced diet while taking into account the person as whole. Holistic nutrition is considered to be part of holistic health.Your relationship with food and what you eat, how you eat, when you eat, who you eat with and why you eat essentially affects your health. Health and wellness coaching facilitates the understanding of eating habits and creation a roadmap that is self-directive driven by intrinsic motivation to make lifestyle behavioral changes towards a better quality of life.

Health Coaching is a modern modality drawn from the intersection of dietics, nutrition and behavioral and emotional therapy. It focuses of in-depth analysis of gaps in behavior that causes weight gain or derailers from weight loss.

 Behavioral modification associated with planning, measuring, tracking, tuning and reflecting is how our coaching program works.  "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle" A journey  in repeat and practice.  Our 21 Ways in 21 Days series is designed to create the ability to do things as an automatic response pattern or habit. Balancing weight is a complex and multi-factorial effort involving diet and nutrition, regular physical activity, and behavioral change.

At Ayuvia, our emphasis lies with long-term weight management rather than short-term dieting. With a combination of Health Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Acupuncture we help to lose weight and keep it off! If you are struggling – don’t give up. Reach out; we may be able to help you overcome your hurdles!

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Hypnotherapy is an alternative curative healing method that is used to create subconscious change in a patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings. Hypnosis (also called hypnotherapy) is a state of aroused, attentive, focal concentration with diminished peripheral awareness. It has been studied for a number of conditions, including state anxiety (e.g., before medical procedures or surgeries), headaches, smoking cessation, pain control, hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, and irritable bowel syndrome. The brain has “an amazing ability” to alter not only how a person reacts to perceptions but what it is that the person perceives, which is very useful in many aspects of medical care

It was at the foundation of many very important movements, including psychoanalysis. Long gone are the days when hypnosis was seen as waving watches and controlling people's minds.  In a hypnotherapy session you are always in control and you are not made to do anything. 

How it works: In therapy, hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down, and focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not a state of deep sleep.  It does involve the induction of a trance-like condition, but when in it, the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the hypnotist's voice.  In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind is revealed. The therapist is able to suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle adaptations to the patient, the seeds of which become firmly planted. The practice of promoting healing or positive development in any way is known as hypnotherapy.  As such, hypnotherapy is a kind of psychotherapy.  Hypnotherapy aims to re-program patterns of behavior within the mind, enabling irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome.

Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders.  It is used to relieve pain in surgery and dentistry and has proved to be of benefit in obstetrics.  It can shorten the delivery stage of labor and reduce the need for painkillers.  It can ease the suffering of the disabled and those facing terminal illness, and it has been shown to help people to overcome addictions such as smoking and alcoholism, and to help with bulimia.  Children are generally easy to hypnotize and can be helped with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) and chronic asthma, whilst teenagers can conquer stammering or blushing problems which can otherwise make their lives miserable. Phobias of all kinds lend themselves well to hypnotherapy, and anyone suffering from panic attacks or obsession compulsive behavior, and stress-related problems like insomnia, may benefit. 

At Ayuvia, Hypnotherapy is combined with Acupuncture when managing stress, pain or quitting smoking. It is also paired with Health Coaching when managing Stress and Weight in parallel.

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Homeopathy: Homeopathy is a system of medical practices based on the theory that any substance that can produce symptoms of disease or illness in a healthy person can cure those symptoms in a sick person. This therapeutic method was developed by German physician Samuel Christian Hahnemann at the end of the 18th century.

Homeopathic remedies are regulated as drugs under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). However, under current Agency policy, FDA does not evaluate the remedies for safety or effectiveness. FDA enforcement policies for homeopathic drugs are described in FDA's Compliance Policy Guide entitled Conditions Under Which Homeopathic Drugs May be Marketed (CPG 7132.15).

 FDA allows homeopathic remedies that meet certain conditions to be marketed without agency preapproval. For example, homeopathic remedies must contain active ingredients that are listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS). The HPUS lists active ingredients that may be legally included in homeopathic products and standards for strength, quality, and purity of that ingredient. In addition, the FDA requires that the label on the product, outer container, or accompanying leaflet include at least one major indication (i.e., medical problem to be treated), a list of ingredients, the number of times the active ingredient was diluted, and directions for use.

Homeopathy, also known as homeopathic medicine, is an alternative medical system that was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago. The alternative medical system of homeopathy was developed in Germany at the end of the 18th century. Supporters of homeopathy point to two unconventional theories: “like cures like”—the notion that a disease can be cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms in healthy people; and “law of minimum dose”—the notion that the lower the dose of the medication, the greater its effectiveness. Many homeopathic remedies are so diluted that no molecules of the original substance remain.

Homeopathic remedies are derived from substances that come from plants, minerals, or animals, such as red onion, arnica (mountain herb), crushed whole bees, white arsenic, poison ivy, belladonna (deadly nightshade), and stinging nettle. Homeopathic remedies are often formulated as sugar pellets to be placed under the tongue; they may also be in other forms, such as ointments, gels, drops, creams, and tablets. Treatments are “individualized” or tailored to each person—it is not uncommon for different people with the same condition to receive different treatments.

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Ayuvia brings various aspects of alternative and integrative medicine into one convenient location.

All our services are clinically coordinated with referring physicians and specialists.

We work closely with insurance providers to optimize reimbursements.

Our therapists work together to to include one or more modalities in the plan.

The plan considers personal preferences and the nature and complexity of the health challenges.

We continually track and measure progress and adjust the plan to improve health outcomes