Stress Management/ Resiliency Training

The HeartMath Institute has developed scientifically validated ways to relieve stress, social anxiety disorder, adrenal overdrive and burnout, allowing one to regain a sense of control and well-being. Their techniques, which involve specific breath patterns along with emotional management, lead to better sleep, better control over anger and depression, and control over impulse behavior such as overeating or drinking. These techniques are easily learned and require only consistent practice for mastery.

They are our “go to” techniques for stress management and control of adrenal dysfunction, as they give the patient a tool that they can use for the rest of their life!

Rubenfeld Synergy

Rubenfeld Synergy is a system of healing that reminds us how to listen to our bodies and find the wisdom held there. Throughout life, stress, memories and emotions are stored in our bodies and show up as aches, pains and tension. Current research has proven that chronic stress can manifest physically as illness and disease, leaving us feeling tired, emotionally drained and disconnected. The Rubenfeld Synergy Method® (RSM) offers a gentle way to address what is happening both physically and emotionally, by combining talk with gentle touch and compassionate listening.

With the support of the Synergist, we begin to see that our physical and emotional experiences are connected. RSM can help you develop awareness of feelings and beliefs held in your body which result in energy blocks, tensions, physical and/or emotional pain and imbalances. These holdings often control how you feel and behave in the present and affect the choices you make. RSM allows you to access those held feelings and beliefs. This often frees the body from pain, the mind from suffering and gives you the opportunity to live from conscious choice rather than from unconscious patterns.

Shamanic Healing

Shamanic work has a special, nurturing regard for the soul. Some shocks, like the loss of a relationship, an accident, or the experience of cruelty, diminish soul force and can leave people feeling lost. Such intrusions on and losses to our energy can create imbalances that manifest in different ways, such as panic attacks or anxiety; in excessive anger, fear or other emotion; or in physical symptoms.

Shamanic healing works at an energetic level to clear the imprints left by traumas and to create balance by restoring essential energy and repairing injuries to our Luminous Energy Field. It often creates unexpected shifts in our perspective that lead to healing in the most surprising ways. No two sessions are ever the same. Shamanic work is for those who are ready to shed their issues and begin making profound changes in their lives and their relationship with themselves and the world.

Physical Therapy / Pelvic Floor Therapy/ Visceral Manipulation

Our physical therapist specializes in pelvic health with focus on pelvic pain, urinary and bowel symptoms, pelvic floor dysfunctions for men and women, pregnancy and postpartum care.

A whole-body approach is used through gentle hands-on-techniques with a focus on balancing the various systems in the body. 

Individualized one-on-one treatments to get long-lasting results are tailored to your specific needs. A holistic approach to physical therapy is integrated, using both traditional and unconventional manual therapy techniques including visceral manipulation, neural manipulation, visceral vascular manipulation, manual articular techniques, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, trigger point release, lymph drainage.

Far Infrared Sauna

It’s a fact of life: all of us have issues with exposure to toxic materials. They can include heavy metals (mercury from old dental amalgams, lead from the car exhaust we old folks inhaled as kids, plus what was in our pipes, or even gadolinium used as contrast dye for CT’s and PET scans). They can also include plastics, pesticides, and other human-made chemicals that our bodies have to deal with. We can ingest or inject things to help pull out the heavy metals. Everything else is a bit harder to remove. That’s where sweating comes in: studies have shown that compared to urine, sweat removes much more of these materials.

Now, why did we choose far infrared vs near or midrange infrared? These terms describe the wavelength of light emission, not how close you are to it! Near infrared does not penetrate the body much below the dermis, so it’s used a lot in cosmetic applications and pain control for joint and muscle pain. Midrange infrared penetrates a bit deeper, and is especially helpful in improving circulation. Far infrared heats the body substantially, reaching the cellular level. This is the only level that stimulates the body’s detoxification ability….and reportedly, a 40-minute session burns roughly 600 calories. (no, don’t use this method as your preferred weight loss effort!).

Some detractors of far infrared maintain that this wavelength is too close to that of cell phones and microwaves……although it’s true that far infrared is closer to these than near infrared, it’s not close enough to be a problem. We also sought out a company whose product emits the lowest amount of EMF’s of any other far infrared sauna on the market.

The construction of the sauna is also important. This sauna is made of Canadian Basswood, as Canadian Cedar contains natural chemicals that can be a problem for sensitive people. Also, Basswood matures in only 7 years, so harvesting the wood for construction is environmentally more sound. The sauna uses no plywood, plastic, Teflon, fiberglass, carbon fiber, colored paint, industrial glues or other toxic materials that can be found in other machines.


Thermography (Digital Infrared Imaging) is a technique that uses infrared technology to evaluate the heat radiating from a surface. When used for breast cancer screening, it can be used as a primary or secondary measure in addition to manual exams, mammography or other tools. While mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and other structural imaging tools rely primarily on finding the physical tumor, thermography is based on detecting the heat produced by increased blood vessel circulation and metabolic changes associated with a tumor’s growth. By detecting the minute variations in normal blood vessel activity that occur in order for the growing tumor to get adequate nutrients, infrared imaging may find thermal signs suggesting a pre-cancerous state of the breast or the presence an early tumor that is not yet large enough to be detected by physical examination, mammography, or other types of structural imaging. It does not rely on any radiation and does not require compression of the breast.

Medicine in Balance is pleased to host the services of Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging on a regular basis for the convenience of our patients. This practice is based in Marlton, NJ, and was founded by Philip Getson, DO. He has been a board certified Medical Thermographer since 1982; he is an international lecturer and serves on the executive committee of the American Academy of Thermology.

Please call TDI directly to schedule your thermogram; simply tell them you would like to have it done here at MIB. Note that they also see patients at many other facilities; feel free to choose one closer to you if that is more convenient. For more information, see their website:

There’s more to healing than drugs or surgery