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Holistic Community Organizes Around Indy Holistic Hub

Jan 03, 2016 02:04PM ● By Lanette Er

The Indy Holistic Hub (IHH) is a local grassroots movement that connects, supports and expands holistic health and well-being by providing access to resources and holistic care to the greater community.

Holistic care respects the person’s whole being and honors the mind, body and spirit connection to approaching and providing such care. Honoring this philosophy, holistic encompasses any practitioner or business that aids people in making healthy choices. In addition to holistic medical practitioners, such as chiropractors, naturopaths, life and wellness coaches, acupuncture, reflexology and energy workers, other members include veterinary services, healthy food and beverage services, holistic spas, artists, and more.

“We are not about a one-size-fits-all approach,” says Jennifer Seffrin, the founder of IHH. “Total well-being requires more consciously aware decisions and the presence of mind to holistically care for oneself.”

Resources offered by the IHH include classes and workshops, educational articles on various subjects relating to health and well-being, and a directory of holistic providers that provide myriad services. Here’s a sampling of the broad range of service providers who are members of the IHH, supporting their message and vision.

Indy Acupuncture & Health Services is dedicated to promoting health and wellness with the traditional Eastern medical techniques of acupuncture, herbology and lifestyle recommendations.

Pet Pals Holistic Veterinary Hospital also utilizes acupuncture as part of a holistic approach, but for our furry friends. Dr. Julie Towle integrates Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, acupuncture and chiropractic with more traditional Western medicine, because she knows that, for many pet parents, pets are part of the family. Caring for them holistically gives peace of mind that they are as happy and healthy as they can be.

Food is medicine, too, which is why natural food markets Good Earth Natural Food Co., Georgetown Market, and Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe are part of the IHH. Ezra’s is a dairy-, processed sugar-, GMO- and gluten-free cafe that strives to purchase ingredients as local and organic as possible.

Stress reduction is also a major component of health. For a meditative experience, take a dip in one of The Art of Healing’s sensory deprivation float pods, which many studies show not only reduces stress and assists with injury recovery, but also enhances creativity. The Art of Healing, which recently opened in Greenwood, also offers massage and infrared therapy, both of which studies show lower blood pressure, among many other benefits. They are kicking off the new year with special discounts on their services. Owner Cody Adkins shares, “We are a proud member of IHH, and excited to offer a new kind of holistic health spa to the community.”

For a different stress-reducing art, get in touch with IHH member Art & Soul concerning their many art creating events around Greater Indy, or to schedule a Canvas Party privately or with friends.

Visitors to the IHH website will see these and many other holistic providers, in addition to their calendar of events and free information on holistic living.

For more information, directory of holistic resources, or to become a member of Indy Holisitic Hub, visit IndyHolisticHub.com.

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