PMS, Allergies and Energy Medicine: Understanding the Connections that Lead to Healing

by Lisa Rhodes


During an allergic response to a substance—be it food, dust, pollen, animal hair or body tissue, as with autoimmune disease—it may seem logical to perceive the substance as the culprit. However, if the substance were the culprit, everyone would have reactions to the same things, as is the case with substances that are considered toxic.

The real reason we have allergies, sensitivities or other adverse reactions (such as terrible symptoms of PMS) is a result of confusion within the body’s control system. The problem lies in an immune system that erroneously perceives that a substance is causing it harm. This confusion can extend to any substance, including foods that are nutritious and healthy, everyday environmental exposures and even the body’s own chemistry.

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Integrative Health Care Introduces Light Therapy

lisarhodesLisa Rhodes, a doctor of podiatric medicine, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Integrative Health Care, in Fountainville, announces a new modality, In Light Wellness Systems. The non-invasive and restorative polychromatic light therapy system is intended for clinical, professional and home use, and has been FDA approved for pain syndrome and peripheral neuropathy, with a variety of settings and combinations that allow application for children and adults.

Rhodes conducts a client consultation and performs an evaluation to determine the inclusion of light therapy sessions in a treatment protocol. In Light Wellness Systems can also be used for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits, and as therapy for infection, depression, anxiety, allergies, auto-immune disease and inflammation. It can support the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the muscular and skeletal systems, and the technology is currently under development for FDA approval for use with traumatic brain injury cases. In addition, the light therapy device provides support for clients suffering from TMJ.

tir_img_4545_adjLight diodes are embedded into pads of different sizes. During a light therapy session, a light-emitting pad is placed directly on the skin, and can be applied underneath clothing. The pad is connected to the machine, and Rhodes sets the wavelength for the desired effect. Session length is between five and 40 minutes.

“I am amazed at the significant and rapid decrease of symptoms and pain relief that clients are receiving,” enthuses Rhodes, who has been using In Light Wellness Systems for four months. “A particular example comes to mind. When a client who received light therapy sessions for TMJ returned to her orthodontist, he was shocked at how much her TMJ had improved,” she explains. “This new modality offers us another powerful tool to help support the wellness journey of our clients.”

Location: 5055 Swamp Rd., Ste. 203, Fountainville. For more information, call 215-230-4600, email or visit

October 2016.

When Information Is Medicine: Using NeuroModulation Technique in Thyroid Therapy

by Lisa Rhodes

ManNeuronsMedical_10743692_lA malfunctioning thyroid can have many underlying causes, including poor nutrition, toxicity, diet, overwhelming stress and medication such as birth control pills. Regardless  of the cause, the end result may be an autoimmune process that affects either the thyroid gland itself or the enzymes needed to convert inactive thyroid hormone to the active form. In order to relieve thyroid conditions, not only does the originating cause need to be addressed, but also any autoimmune process that is the end result.

In an autoimmune condition, the immune system creates antibodies that mistakenly perceive the body’s own tissues, such as the thyroid gland, or its own enzymes, such as  conversion enzymes, as the enemy. It is this misinformation that makes NeuroModulation Technique (NMT) especially effective as a therapy.

NMT has been called “informational medicine” because it operates on the principle that the body naturally heals itself, and that illness and disease result from miscommunication within the other-than-conscious operations of the body. Either the wrong information is being communicated, or the correct information is being sent to the  wrong place, or at the wrong time.

Using a unique form of dynamic muscle-response testing, the NMT practitioner taps directly into the patient’s mind-body connection, following carefully developed questions and corrective training statements to determine the appropriate therapeutic path for the patient.

NMT is used to 1) desensitize the body to any immune triggers that are contributing to the production of antibodies, 2) initiate breakdown and elimination of these antibodies and 3) assist in the healing and optimal function of tissue damaged as a result of autoimmunity.

Anyone suffering from thyroid dysfunction should, of course, implement lifestyle changes, such as a non-inflammatory diet, stress reduction and exercise. They should also consult with a nutrition expert to ensure their individual nutrition needs are addressed.  But many people who have one autoimmune condition have multiple autoimmune diagnoses. A therapy modality as versatile and fundamental as NMT can help ensure that miscommunication in the body is recognized and addressed on all levels.

LisaRhodesLisa Rhodes is a doctor of podiatric medicine and a licensed acupuncturist at Integrative  Health Care, in Fountainville. For more information, call 215-230-4600 or visit

May 2016 Issue

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

lose weightOften, for many trying to slim down, dieting and exercise don’t produce results, or the pounds don’t stay lost for long. Although lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise are important in maintaining a healthy weight, there are many other factors that need to be considered. When addressing any function of the body, a wholistic or functional approach must be taken—looking at the mind/body as an integrated, synergistic organism that sometimes acquires faults or blocks that interfere with health goals. Continue reading

Locate and Release Stress in the Body Using Neuro Emotional Technique

by Michelle Bense

NET Susan BurgerStress responses do not live entirely in the brain, as emotional stresses. Other parts of the body can hold stress responses as well—think of the feelings of “butterflies” in the stomach or a “lump” in the throat. Neuro emotional technique (NET) can identify where those negative response patterns exist—whether we are aware of it or not—and help release them.
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How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions in BuxMont

by Michelle Bense

2015 new year resolutions imageEach January, an estimated 40 percent of Americans make one or more New Year’s resolutions. Whether the goal is big or small, a vow to make a change is often not an easy task to tackle. Luckily, the healthy living community in the Bucks and Montgomery county area has helpful advice and wishes to share with Natural Awakenings’ readers.
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