Holistic Health Services For the Mind, Body & Spirit in Twin Falls, ID

At Eric F. Jones, PhD, Inc. we are your source for holistic health services. Focusing on keeping your mental health and physical state at an optimal level of wellness, Dr. Jones strives to provide healing. Through traditional Chinese medicine, nutritional counseling, and mental health wellness, we can improve your quality of life.

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Eric Jones - Holistic Health Services in Twin Falls, ID

Meet Dr. Eric F. Jones, PhD

Dr. Eric F. Jones, PhD is a Holistic Medicine Practitioner, Nutritionist, and Family/Marriage Therapist practicing in Twin Falls, ID. In 2002, Dr. Jones founded Preferred Child and Family Services, Inc where he still practices offering counseling services for therapy, trauma, grief, and relationship issues. Dr. Jones specializes in helping his patients achieve wellness by connecting the mind and body through holistic health services.

Holistic Health Services Include


Mental Health Wellness

  • Emotion Coding
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling
  • Herbal & Amino Health Treatments
  • Forensic Evaluations
  • Supplements Available Upon Request

Traditional Chinese Treatments

  • Cupping
  • Vibration Therapy
  • Acupressure
  • Also Offering *Scandinavian Mobilization Therapy

Nutritional & Physical Well-Being

  • Complete Metabolic Assessment
  • Nutritional Counseling & Guidelines
  • Cleansing For Health
  • Herbal & Amino Acid Treatments
  • Supplements Available Upon Request

Weekly Reflection

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There's nothing quite like being deep in a forest, completely separated from the touch of humankind.

It provides an inexplicable sense of tranquil awareness.

The only sounds are those of your own footsteps, the wind, rustling trees and the movements of the creatures who call the wild home.

But the fact of the matter is that too many of us rarely get to experience this. More and more people, particularly Millennials, are moving into cities and away from nature.

Sure, some of these concrete jungles contain beautiful parks, but visiting them is not quite the same as becoming deeply immersed in the woods.

To borrow from the great wilderness explorer and environmentalist John Muir:

Going to the woods is going home; for I suppose we came from the woods originally. Indeed, we would all benefit a great deal if we made a more concerted effort to leave our urban dwellings and spend time in nature.

In fact, there is concrete evidence that people who appreciate nature, and make the effort to spend time in it, are happier, healthier and more creative.

Nature reduces stress and helps us find meaning.

There are a plethora of studies out there revealing the psychological benefits of nature. All of the research points to the fact that the closer we are to nature, the happier we feel. In essence, nature is a powerful anti-depressant.

One study, conducted by scientists at Chiba University in Japan, monitored the effects of a Japanese practice known as “Shinrin-yoku,” which means forest-bathing.

The study involved field experiments in 24 forests across Japan, with 280 participants in total. In each experiment, the scientists would send one half of the participants into the woods, and the other half into a city. The next day, those who spent time in the woods would be sent into a city and vice versa.

At the end of it all, the scientists found those who spent their day in forests had “lower concentrations of cortisol, lower pulse rate and lower blood pressure.”

In other words, participants were decidedly less stressed when they were in nature as opposed to an urban environment. So, if you're feeling bummed or overwhelmed, go for a walk in the woods, it will boost your mood.

Humans were never meant to be confined by concrete and steel 100 percent of the time. Within these environments, it's easy to feel like just another face in the crowd. But when we step into nature, we are reminded all living organisms are connected.

Nature, in the purest sense, is where both serenity and wildness coexist in harmony. When we visit it, we feel both peaceful and uneasy all at once. Perhaps this is because all life began in nature and all life ends there.

Nature is the universe's greatest teacher — it whispers to us that even in the midst of chaos, life finds a way to carry on.

In turn, we emerge from the trees reinvigorated, with the vital knowledge that the current moment is more precious than what has or will happen.

Walking in nature strengthens our immune systems and our muscles.

It's not only our minds that benefit from time in the woods, but also our bodies.

There is widespread evidence that chemicals emitted by plants, known as phytoncides (wood essential oils), help strengthen the immune systems of humans who are exposed to them.

Plants emit phytoncides to protect themselves from insects and rotting. A study from the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo found when humans breathe in these chemicals it increases the number of natural kill cells, a type of white blood cell, in our bodies.

Natural kill cells are vital to our immune systems as they hunt and kill tumors or infected cells. Hence, walking in nature could end up saving your life.

Not to mention, hiking is one of the healthiest activities around. A simple 60-minute hike can burn up to 500 calories. It's also easier on our bodies than running, which puts a lot of pressure on the joints.

Concurrently, hiking reduces blood pressure, meaning it can help prevent heart disease — the leading cause of death in the United States. It also strengthens the core, and can aid in weight loss.

It also goes without saying hiking often leads to some of the most spectacular views on the planet. So beyond the physical and mental health benefits, heading out into nature simply for the aesthetics is reason enough.

Our minds become sharper and more inventive after spending time in nature.

One of the most detrimental aspects of modern society is that we spend far too much time on our phones. Whenever we're bored, we unconsciously reach for our devices.

There's actually a great deal of evidence that boredom helps increase creativity, in the sense that our minds are allowed to wander to new territories. Translation: We need to put our phones down and step away from them far more often.

Relatedly, a study from researchers at the University of Kansas and University of Utah revealed spending time in the great outdoors, and away from all of the technological distractions, makes us more intuitive and creative.

The researchers sent 56 participants on hiking excursions ranging from four to six days in the wildernesses of Alaska, Colorado, Maine and Washington. During this time, the participants were not allowed to use any electronic devices.

Ultimately, the researchers found the participants showed a 50 percent increase in creativity, overall attention and problem-solving abilities after several days in the wilderness away from technology.

Whether or not this was a direct consequence of exposure to nature or less technology requires further research to determine.

But this still suggests natural environments stimulate the brain in ways civilization cannot, exponentially improving our cognitive abilities and igniting our imaginations.

Correspondingly, it comes as no surprise many of history's greatest pieces of art, literature and music were produced by those who truly appreciated nature and spent much of their time in it.

The wilderness is a friend, healer and muse that asks for nothing and gives everything in return. As Anne Frank once wrote:

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside… I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles. The wild is ready and waiting, all you have to do is go out and meet it.<br><br><br>
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7 Most Important Acupressure Points to Cure Ankle Pain Naturally

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Pain in the foot can be caused due to a lot of strain on the feet, too much of sitting or standing, repetitive motions and fatigue. There are many different treatments that you can try to experience relief from these pains. One of the best methods to cure ankle and foot pain is the Chinese medicine-acupressure. The acupressure points will release endorphins which will help in reducing the pains. You can access these pressure points by yourself or you can ask a friend to help you. These pressure points will definitely help in relaxation of the foot muscles.

Acupressure Points to Cure Ankle problems

Mostly pressure on the feet will affect the ankles. Pain in the ankles is sometimes unbearable. To relieve the stress and pain in the feet and the ankles try these simple pressure point techniques.

Acupressure points (hollow)

This acupressure point will help to relieve ankle sprains, sciatic pain, swelling and other kinds of ankle joint problems. It can also relieve you from frustration, irritation and will help in making wise and good decisions. This acupressure point can be found on the inner side of the ankle bone. It is in the large hollow beside the ankle bone. With the help of your index finger press this point, release after every 30 seconds. Press the point for 30 seconds and then apply more pressure for the next 30 seconds. Do this for 8 minutes. You need to breathe deeply while doing this.

Illuminated Sea

This pressure point can be found on the inner side of the ankle. It will help to relieve swollen ankles, stiffness around the ankle and other kinds of ankle pain. Place your thumbs 1cm away from the ankle. You need to apply pressure with both the thumbs on both the pressure points simultaneously. Do this for 2 minutes every day for better results.

Illuminated Sea

High Mountains

This pressure point will help to relieve thigh pain, lower back pain, rheumatism in the foot joints, swollen feet and ankle pains. You need to place your thumb between the outer ankle bone and the Achilles tendon. Press this point for 5 minutes by releasing the pressure after 30 seconds. You will experience great relief by following this procedure at night every day. You can even try this twice or thrice every day to experience faster relief. Pressing this point with pressure will cause your muscles to relax. It will increase the blood flow in your feet. You need to repeat the same procedure with the other leg as well.

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Calm Sleep

This point can be found in the indentation directly below the outer ankle bone. This hollow is a pressure point which will help to relieve insomnia, ankle pain, heel pain and other general foot pains. Hold this point with the help of your index finger and massage it in circular motions. You will experience relief from all the mentioned problems within a few weeks.

Wrist Point

You will find this pressure point right in the middle of the wrist line. Place your thumb in the centre of your wrist and apply pressure continuously for two minutes. This point will help in the reduction of ankle pain and other kinds of ankle problems. You need to follow this procedure every day and make sure you don’t press this point too hard.

Wrist Bone

This pressure point is located on the upper side of the wrist; you will find a prominent bone on this side. It is shown as point B in the given picture. Press this point for 4 minutes. This point will help to reduce the pain on your feet and ankle.

Ankle Massage

This massage will help to reduce pain and swelling in the ankle. It will also help to boost the energy in your feet. Place your thumbs on the hollow under the ankle on the inner side. Press this hollow point continuously for 4 to 5 minutes. Thumb walk this area for another 2 minutes. This massage will stimulate all the pressure points in this area and it will relax your feet muscles to the maximum. You need to rub gently and find sore areas near your ankle. These sore areas need to be focused on more. This great massage will give you relief instantly.

Though feet and ankle pain is common it should not be neglected. If left untreated, this pain can increase and also weaken your bones. You need to take very good care of your feet as they carry your weight. In case you have severe or stinging pain in your feet get it checked by a Doctor. Do not try these acupressure points in case you have a fracture in the bone or rupture in the muscle.

You can also soak your feet in a warm tub of water. This will relax your feet muscles and maximize the effect of these points. Avoid straining your feet and staying in one particular posture for a long time. Take care of yourself and stay healthy

Begin the healing process today at Dr. Eric Jones PhD, Inc. Call our office at (208) 733-7187