ALC’s Integrative Health Screening Day
By Sylvia Gonzalez ~
“How could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads?” -Plato, The Allegory of the Cave
The Fear of the Light
Think of our bodies as a cave. We cannot monitor what is happening in our bodies 24/7; there is a lot of darkness; but we know our bodies work-so we keep moving. Nevertheless, our bodies are expert shadow keepers. Sometimes there might be a light shone on a cave wall and you can see images of the shadows happening inside your body- have there been moments in your life when you can feel in your stomach that something you ate didn’t agree with you? Did you develop a random skin rash? Heart palpitations? Perhaps you have become constantly fatigued when you never used to be? Or maybe, you feel fine…maybe, the darkness of the unknown is comforting.
ALC’s Integrative Health Screening Day shines a light on the shadows in our bodies, whether you are aware of them or not- and that can be scary. However, keep in mind that the more information we have on our bodies, the greater our integrity and self-worth. Information about our bodies is essential and can prevent future health misfortunes. Remember that you are in control, you ultimately decide what is best for you. Our incentive in offering the preventative health screenings is to be supportive of your overall well-being. We believe that knowledge is the principal of wellness. These screenings are our way of doing our part to ensure that all members of our community participate in regular preventative health screenings and understand the fundamentals of their health.
The information found will be a stepping stone as to what resources could be useful in aiding you in leading a fulfilling, healthy life.
What Makes These Health Screenings Integrative?
This day is all about the domain of knowledge! While many of the screens are basic, tried-and-true, traditional health screens there will also be novel, unique, innovative screens to round out the offerings. Participants can also experience chair massage, acupuncture, reiki, sound therapies, essential oils, nutritional resources, and mini classes in mediation, relaxation, yoga, and other health related topics.
Beyond the Screenings
In addition to the preventive health screenings, is the opportunity to expand your knowledge on holistic forms of self-care. This is a wonderful chance to try one of these holistic-based practices and see if there is something that would be beneficial to incorporate more regularly in your life.
The care encouraged through the All Life Community is based on a 6-domain model of integrative wellness. To fulfill our intentions, the ALC suggests a conscious effort toward distributing wellness efforts in a balanced way across all six domains: Beliefs, Biology, Mechanics, Mind-Body, Energy and Knowledge. While we offer basic, traditional health screenings- we also offer innovative services such as Shiatsu, energy work, acupuncture, reiki, essential oils, aromatherapy, and sound therapies. There will also be additional health screenings to better determine your digestion, stress, chiropractic assessment, nutrition, and energy systems.
The idea of the preventative health screening day is not to dwell on any ailments, it is to provide knowledge beyond them. The goal is to provide reassurance and ensure that one has the necessary information to move forward.
I Have Been Misdiagnosed Before
This is so frustrating, and we sympathize. Finding an answer can be exhausting, it can take years. It can be like trying to enter through the door of health, but getting stuck in the revolving door. This day is not about giving any one person a definitive diagnosis, it is about empowerment. It is about giving you a piece of the puzzle in your health; in hopes that you can see the picture clearer.
The Time and the Cost
Time is precious. Dedicating time may seem inconvenient. However, setting aside a couple hours for these screenings could help your health for the next months, or even years. The preventative health screenings will be held May 20th from 12-5. They are completely free. If you cannot attend this one and would like to, there is another health screening day offered in October. We plan to offer these Integrative Health Screening Days twice per year.
Share the Light
Please join us for our Integrative Health Screening day, invite your friends, family, and everyone you care about. Allow us to shine a light on the cave walls of your body. Your body does not deserve to be kept in shadows, allow us to shine a light on your health.
We hope to see you there!
The event well be held at:
The All Life Center for Integrative Well-Being
5700 Columbus Pike (main parking)
123 Hyatts Rd. (accessible parking)
Delaware, OH. 43015
Please consider donating through this online site www.youcaring.com/all-life-community-495786 or in person at the All Life Center.