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Joseph Cannizzaro
(407) 862-1163
357 Wekiva Springs Road
Longwood, FL
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Lucie Manzinni
(407) 443-0510
325 S. Orlando Ave.+ Ste. 3
Winter Park, FL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Julio Paez
(352) 394-0833
845 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Dr. Donna Johnston, DOM
(407) 682-7111
683 Douglas Ave. Suite 101
Orlando, FL
Specialty
Biofeedback, Bioidentical Hormones, BioMeridian Testing, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Hair Analysis, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, NHRT, Nutrition, Shamanic Healing, Sound Therapy, Wellness Centers
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Healing Alternatives

Holistic Options
(407) 333-1059
635 Primera Blvd.
Lake Mary, FL
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Biofeedback, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Ear Coning, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Laser Therapy, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Metaphysics, MicroCurrent Therapy, Myofascial Release, Neurofeedback, NHRT, Nutrition, Osteopathy, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Qi Gong, Reflexolo
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Health Center & Holistic Spa

Lucy Westervelt
(407) 447-9017
4521 Edgewater Dr.+ Ste #5
Orlando, FL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Thang Q. Bui, Lic AP
(407) 898-9794
1213 N. Mills Ave
Orlando, FL
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Thang Q. Bui, Lic AP - Mau Phuoc Duong
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Alternative Medicine

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Pediatricians Care Unit
(407) 862-1163
357 Wekiva Springs Road
Longwood, FL
Services
Wellness Training, Weight Management, Sports Medicine, Spiritual Attunement, Research, Psychotherapy, Preventive Medicine, Physical Exercise, Pediatrics, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Nutrition, Naturopathy, Mind/Body Medicine, Midwifery, Massage Therapy, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Energy Medicine, CranioSacral Therapy, Coaching, Chiropractic, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy, Acupuncture
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Robert Ziegler
Casselberry, FL
Services
Certified Tachyon Practitioner His practice is devoted to bringing balance to the mind, body and spirit complex through the utilization of Tachyon Energy.
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Peacefulmind.com

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Rev. Cally Pennington
800-098-8461, 888-633-4086
Sessions via phone and email,UK clients call 800-098-8461
Orlando, FL
Specialty
Akashic Records, Astrological Counseling, Channeling, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Past Life Regression, PSYCH-K, Psychic, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing, Spiritual Counseling
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Divine Readings by Cally

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LOL: It's Good For You

Ever since the writer Norman Cousins’ groundbreaking Anatomy of
an Illness
shed light on laughter’s medicinal qualities nearly 30 years ago,
the sick—and people who don’t want to be—have been mining the benefits
of mirth in greater numbers. Now researchers are drilling deeper to
understand the healing power of humor and laughter, both artificial and real.

By Allan Richter

March 2008

In late January, in a small triangular meeting room of a Philadelphia hospital, a dozen cancer patients and some of their family and caregivers suspended reality for 45 minutes. Urged on by a therapist who assumed the role of tour guide, the group escaped on a much-needed vacation to Hawaii without stepping foot out of the room. They laughed all the way there.

Mimicking an airliner carrying them off, they extended their arms and flew in circles around the room; imaginary welcome drinks awaited their landing. They scampered on sun-baked sand and fished along the Hawaiian shoreline. They fluttered around a tropical garden like butterflies and hummingbirds. At the suggestion of therapist Gerri Delmont to “key down,” they ended the trip, gathering handfuls of sand and gazing calmly into the ocean.

Each exercise began with artificial laughter—a series of prompted “hee hee, ha ha, ho ho” chants. Those gave way to the genuine giggles, cheer and glee that were the real aim of the therapy. A half-hour after the session ended, patient Mary Domina still wore a broad smile that pushed up her round red cheeks. “I feel bright, jubilant, alive,” she said. “It was just like a shot of oxygen. When I get in a bad mood, I’m going to think ‘hee hee, ha ha, ho ho.’”

Standing near Domina in the Philadelphia branch of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Scot St. Pierre said the laughter therapy was like a religious cleansing of the soul. “It almost feels like you’ve been to church,” said St. Pierre, whose mother Madona, a patient, likened the therapy’s effects to the tranquility she feels from watching the sea.

With chuckles that sometimes lead to bliss, the sick and ailing—as well as those who don’t want to be—have been tapping the healing power of laughter with increasing fervor since the writer Norman Cousins famously recognized laughter as a source of vitality in his groundbreaking 1979 book Anatomy of an Illness (W.W. Norton & Company). In that work, Cousins chronicled his recovery from ankylosing spondylitis, a deterioration of the connective tissue in the spine that struck him in 1964, with the help of loads of vitamin C and pain-reducing laughter sessions that let him sleep peacefully and that he repeated each time his discomfort would return.

Today, laughter is known to have a wide array of healthcare applications. And it has become more apparent why so many comedians who have had troubled and sometimes tragic upbringings, from Charlie Chaplin to Rodney Dangerfield and Carol Burnett, were so drawn to their line of work.

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