FAQs

What is Preferred Health Solutions?
PHS is a personalized holistic health care strategy aimed at assisting you in finding balance in your life — whether it be your physical, emotional and/or spiritual well being. Mary Dinneen and Wendy Adaska your personal healing professionals, are here to support you in your journey of discovering a life lived well.

What is Mindful Centering?
Mindful Centering is a spiritual process that uniquely blends contemplation, visioning, affirmation and gratitude. Together these practices help to resolve hidden beliefs and enable one to embrace new patterns in consciousness, which allows for a deeper, more profound inner connection to the Unity of life.

What is a Personal Healing Session?
Personal Healing Session is an approximately one hour session with a licensed practitioner who uses the technique of Mindful Centering to interrupt our patterns of unhealthiness to a pattern of Health. Health begins when we find our balance; when we find that place of ease and comfort in all aspects of our lives.

A personal healing session*** is a great way to get that individual attention we each desire especially when life pulls us out of balance.  When out of balance our physical body, our emotional body and our spiritual body can experience a great deal of pain or discomfort. It might show up as a physical illness, a relationship break up we can’t handle, financial worries that make us sick, a work dilemma that causes ill feelings with a co-worker or a desire to just yell at the world! No matter what out-pictures in our world, ancient and even modern traditions indicate that a great way to interrupt this cycle of discomfort is to first reconnect with one’s spiritual body.

These individualized sessions are designed to do just that, reconnect with our spiritual self; the self that knows the very best for us. When the self is out of balance pain, illness, discomfort, anger, depression, self sabotaging patterns set in and take over our lives. This makes living well, impossible.  Through the use of mindful centering, during the personal healing sessions, we are better able to connect with our spiritual self and start new by redirecting, re-affirming and changing the thought patterns which created our dis-comfort; our dis-ease.  Armed with new spiritual tools and thought patterns, comfort and ease naturally emerge.

Personal Healing Sessions are not intended to give advice about a particular situation but rather to direct ones focus back from fear to Spiritual Truths and the healing freedom these Truths provide to the body, the mind and the spirit.

***Personal Healing sessions are in no way a replacement for traditional counseling****

What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine has its origins in China nearly 5000 years ago. There are five branches to the Medicine: Herbology, Acupuncture, Tui Na, QiGong/Tai Chi and Food Therapy. In the United States Acupuncture is the most widely practiced of the three branches. The principles of this medicine are based upon the restoration of an individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual balance. Balance is when you have that calm peaceful feeling that you know you are healthy. You just feel good.

What is Oriental Medicine?
Oriental Medicine is the umbrella used for all Asian traditional medicine. Japanese, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese as well as Chinese have traditional forms of medicine. If someone has a national certification in Acupuncture, Herbs, Tui Na, Food Therapy, and Tai Chi/Qi Gong then they are given the designation as an Oriental Medicine Practitioner. In Ohio if an individual has this certification then they are licensed as a Oriental Medicine Practitioner versus someone who has the same training minus training in Herbology.

What is Acupuncture?
“Acupuncture is a complete medical system that can assess, treat, and prevent illness. It is a safe, effective and virtually painless means to treat various conditions. Sterilized acupuncture needles are strategically placed on the body. The quick and easy insertion stimulates the body’s energy, called Qi (pronounce chee). At times the Qi of the body becomes blocked due to stress, life style and/or illness. Acupuncture unblocks these obstructions while also strengthening the body. With the smooth flow of energy the body can now return to its natural balance.

What is Fertility Acupuncture?
Fertility treatments are treatments that may combine a specific type of acupuncture designed  with fertility in mind, herbal therapy, and life style modification. The intention of any one or all of these therapies is to support and balance the female and/or male reproductive systems.

Some may choose to receive treatment independent of allopathic medicine while others may choose to combine their treatments. The choice is individual. Research does support that by reducing the stress response and increasing the blood flow to vital reproductive organs that  conception is greatly increased.

What is Acupressure?
Acupressure is literally acupuncture without needles. The hand is used to make pressure on all the same points as acupuncture. This is primarily used for individuals who are more sensitive to needles. It is just as effective as acupuncture but may require additional time to treat to get desired results.

What is Herbology?
Herbology is the study of herbs and their medicinal properties. During A traditional session of Oriental Medicine, herbs are often suggested within the treatment plan. According to the Ohio Revised Code: Herbal therapy “means the use of foods, herbs, vitamins, minerals, organ extracts, and homeopathy” for the treatment of disorders.

What is Herbal Therapy?
Many people today take a variety of vitamins and herbal supplements without true understanding of their medicinal qualities. We will review what you are taking while also educating you as to what supplements and food products would best support your well being.

What is Food Therapy Education?
According to the traditional teachings of Chinese Medicine, all foods affect the body medicinally. The can affect our every day well being. An extensive review of your daily food habits is part of the initial consultation. This is not nutritional counseling. What is learned is an ancient concept regarding the affect of foods on the body. Example: Some menopausal women can exacerbate their hot flashes by eating spicy foods. Therefore, even though you may be eating all the “right” foods, it may be those foods that are contributing to you just not feeling good.

What is Chinese Medicine useful for?
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a variety of disorders. Here are a few:

Addictions (drug, alcohol,smoking)
Anxiety
Asthma
Bronchitis
Carpal Tunnel
Chronic Fatigue
Colitis
Common Cold
Constipation
Dental Pain
Depression
Diarrhea
Digestive Trouble
Dizziness
Emotional Problem
Eye problems
Facial palsy/tics
Fatigue
Fertility
Fibromyalgia
Gigivitis
Headache
Hiccough
Incontinence
Indigestion
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Low Back Pain
Menstrual Pain
Migraine
Morning Sickness
Nausea
Osteoarthritis
Pain
PMS
Pneumonia
Reproductive Problems
Rhinitis
Sciatica
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Sinustis
Sleep Disturbance
Smoking cessation
Stress
Tennis Elbow
Tonsillitis
Tooth Pain
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Urinary Tract Infection
Vomiting
Joint Pains

What is Medical Massage Therapy?
Medical Massage Therapy is a physical management system that provides a multitude of various therapeutic treatments which are customized to the specific needs of the individual. Each session is designed  to facilitate the release of pain and/or the relief of stress while promoting overall health and wellness. Although, the ultimate goal when using massage therapy is to correct the physical body’s  balance, the health of both the mental and spiritual bodies will also be better able to experience balance through this form of therapy.