Welcome to Omaha Integrative Care

At Omaha Integrative Care, we offer counseling or coaching, yoga, massage, nutritional services, acupuncture, and meditation or mind / body medicine classes.

One of the things that sets Omaha Integrative Care apart is that we're the only location in the region that has all of those services under one roof.

One of the things we hear often from our clients is that when People come in, they feel like they're coming into a Sanctuary.

We're very picky about, not only who works here, but what we offer. All of the products we offer, right now, are through Pulling Down the Moon, and their products are triple-tested and the highest quality.

We really just want to help you to enjoy life to the fullest.

What is integrative care?

Integrative care combines traditional western medicine with complementary therapies such as yoga, nutrition, acupuncture, massage and counseling. A defining component to integrative care is that the complementary treatments are research-based and not meant to take the place of traditional medicine, but to support the whole person during treatment. Most importantly, integrative care is about treating the whole person and looking at all aspects of life – physical, emotional and spiritual.

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In our online store we have gathered a selection of items that we feel are the best offer for women who are trying to become pregnant. Whether you are trying "naturally" or using medical means like Invitro Fertilization (IVF), you will find what you need in our array of yoga for fertility DVDs, fertility books and many nutritional products - all chosen to support the fertility journey.
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NEWS AND UPDATES

Mindful Moment: Waiting

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-feet-people-waiting-room-different-sitting-image32870956Waiting. We spend quite a bit of time waiting in life.  We wait on the phone; in line at checkout; to get seated at a restaurant; to take our turn; to board a plane or train.  We tend to view this time as negative or unproductive.  So, we get out our phones to text or read or game.

 

We want the red light to turn more quickly and for our turn to come up faster than it will. The bottom line is we don’t like to wait.

Interestingly, despite the fact that we can’t seem to tolerate the waiting, we spend quite a bit of our time thinking about the future or past versus being in the present moment.  A study out of Harvard found that we spend about 47% of our waking time not thinking about what we are doing in that moment.  When experiencing waiting, we shift to thinking about what is coming up next in the day or week or re-hashing what happened earlier. But, isn’t that also waiting?  Waiting for something else to come, waiting for things to be different. It is not surprising that this study also reported that happiness is related to those times in which we are present.  This is another reason to practice mindfulness — even when we are waiting.

This week, when you find yourself waiting, instead of getting frustrated or annoyed, try using the opportunity to practice your mindfulness.  Focus on the moment — even if it is irritating or annoying.  Notice that emotion, then let it pass.  Notice what’s around you, how you feel, what you are experiencing.  When you find your thoughts going towards the future or past, gently take a breath and bring yourself back to the moment you are in.

Opportunities to Practice “Waiting” Mindfulness:

  • Standing in line anywhere
  • Pumping gas
  • Waiting for the elevator
  • Anticipating vacation or going home
  • At red lights
  • During your commute
  • At the doctor’s office
  • Anytime you find yourself having to “wait”

Mindful moments are short exercises to be used throughout your week to relax, integrate and center yourself.  Inspired by the wisdom traditions and science, mindful moments are meant to be accessible and simple enough for anyone to practice.  Many teachers and leaders in integrative medicine have influenced our approach to mindful moments. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  Look for the weekly mindful moment every Monday.  May it support you in finding your center to live life to the fullest.

Mindful Moment: Waiting

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-feet-people-waiting-room-different-sitting-image32870956Waiting. We spend quite a bit of time waiting in life.  We wait on the phone; in line at checkout; to get seated at a restaurant; to take our turn; to board a plane or train.  We tend to view this time as negative or unproductive.  So, we get out our phones to text or read or game.

 

We want the red light to turn more quickly and for our turn to come up faster than it will. The bottom line is we don’t like to wait.

Interestingly, despite the fact that we can’t seem to tolerate the waiting, we spend quite a bit of our time thinking about the future or past versus being in the present moment.  A study out of Harvard found that we spend about 47% of our waking time not thinking about what we are doing in that moment.  When experiencing waiting, we shift to thinking about what is coming up next in the day or week or re-hashing what happened earlier. But, isn’t that also waiting?  Waiting for something else to come, waiting for things to be different. It is not surprising that this study also reported that happiness is related to those times in which we are present.  This is another reason to practice mindfulness — even when we are waiting.

This week, when you find yourself waiting, instead of getting frustrated or annoyed, try using the opportunity to practice your mindfulness.  Focus on the moment — even if it is irritating or annoying.  Notice that emotion, then let it pass.  Notice what’s around you, how you feel, what you are experiencing.  When you find your thoughts going towards the future or past, gently take a breath and bring yourself back to the moment you are in.

Opportunities to Practice “Waiting” Mindfulness:

  • Standing in line anywhere
  • Pumping gas
  • Waiting for the elevator
  • Anticipating vacation or going home
  • At red lights
  • During your commute
  • At the doctor’s office
  • Anytime you find yourself having to “wait”

Mindful moments are short exercises to be used throughout your week to relax, integrate and center yourself.  Inspired by the wisdom traditions and science, mindful moments are meant to be accessible and simple enough for anyone to practice.  Many teachers and leaders in integrative medicine have influenced our approach to mindful moments. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  Look for the weekly mindful moment every Monday.  May it support you in finding your center to live life to the fullest.http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-feet-people-waiting-room-different-sitting-image32870956

Come relax with us – Community Acupuncture Tonight

com acu pic 1aIf you have been wondering about community acupuncture you can experience the relaxation tonight.  Last week one person commented “it was the most relaxed I’ve been all week.” Another said: “Best thing I did that week. It was a calm and peaceful environment where I was comfortable and informed about the acupuncture I received.  Perfect for a first time acupuncture experience and I will be back.”   So, we thought we should try Monday to give you the opportunity to start the week off right.

During community acupuncture, our licensed acupuncturist and holistic practitioner Dr. Bonnie Heidel-Arnold will place acupuncture needles in ear points for reducing stress.  If you like, Sara Comstock, LMT can also provide a reflexology treatment to further elicit the relaxation response.  You will spend about 20-30 minutes enjoying this experience in a relaxing chair with healing music and aromatherapy.

Sessions are $30 for acupuncture and additional $20 for added reflexology.  Per Nebraska Regulations you will need to bring or have on file with us a referral letter from your physician.  You can use this form or complete the form below and we will be happy to coordinate with your physician.

Need to schedule a time?  Just let us know and we can make sure you have your time reserved.

 

Mindful Moment: What do you smell?

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One of the best ways to be present in the moment is to engage the senses.  We tend to operate on autopilot and neglect the details of our experience. We take for granted the subtleties in life such as how things smell; even though scents have a huge impact on our mood and how we make memories.

This is an opportune time of year to use the sense of smell as a way to bring mindfulness to a moment. The phrase “spring is in the air” reminds us of the fresh scents the warm weather brings.  Take a few moments before getting into your car to smell the fresh air and notice how this makes you feel.  Step back outside over the lunch hour and do this again. Later on, notice how the air smells different in the evening as it gets cooler.

If using scents to elicit mindfulness speaks to you, consider aromatherapy.  The March massage of the month is AromaTouch massage (get $10 off).  We also use aromatherapy during Community Acupuncture.  Or check out our EssentialYoga workshops which incorporate aromatherapy and yoga.

Mindful moments are short exercises to be used throughout your week to relax, integrate and center yourself.  Inspired by the wisdom traditions and science, mindful moments are meant to be accessible and simple enough for anyone to practice.  Many teachers and leaders in integrative medicine have influenced our approach to mindful moments. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as “paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”  Look for the weekly mindful moment every Monday.  May it support you in finding your center to live life to the fullest.

Massage of the Month: AromaTouch Technique

aromatouchWith the spring weather comes spring cleaning.  It’s time to open the windows, get outside and get moving. It’s also a good time to do some mind/body spring cleaning.

Between the time change, allergies and the winter hangover we can feel less than springy.   dōTERRA’s AromaTouch technique integrates essential oils into massage for added benefits which can be particularly helpful this time of year.  

The AromaTouch Technique incorporates simple hand techniques with the power of essential oils to create a powerful whole body wellness experience. It seeks to address four systemic constants that are present in daily life and which may serve as limiting factors in health: stress, immunity, the inflammatory response, and autonomic imbalance.

AromaTouch massage will be $10 off during the month of March.  Fill out the form below to schedule or call 402-934-1617.


 

Though they all feel good, there are differences to each massage technique.  We are fortunate at Omaha Integrative Care to have experienced massage therapists who offer a variety of experiences for healing.  Each month we will be providing education on the various types of massage as well as an offering to experience the highlighted massage at a discounted rate.  Feel free to pass on the information!