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Health Pyramid Longevity and Vitality Center
Dr. Kathleen Hartford

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5237 Veteran's Lane
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
(724) 295-2100
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Chiropractic (Light Force)


Straight chiropractic uses chiropractic methods of examination, analysis and adjusting to accomplish the objective of correcting vertebral subluxation. Vertebral subluxation is a condition in which a vertebra becomes slightly misaligned with an adjacent segment in such a way as to disturb nerve function, interfering with the body’s striving to maintain its own health.






Trigger Point Massage Therapy


Massage includes a number of disciplines which share the use of pressure, friction and strain upon the muscles and joints of the body for therapeutic or affectionate physical responses. In the book Massage: A Career at your fingertips, Martin Ashley identifies several types of massage:

  • massage for preventive general health
  • massage for relaxation, pampering or beautification
  • sports massage
  • massage for pain relief
  • rehabilitative massage (for recovery from physical injury)
  • massage as an adjunct to medical or chiropractic treatment
  • massage for personal psychological transformation


($40/half hour, $60/full hour)


Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is based on the Law of Similars. The truth of this law has been verified experimentally and clinically for the last 200 years.

Let’s look at an example: If your child accidentally ingests certain poisons, you may be advised to administer Syrup of Ipecac to induce vomiting. Ipecac is derived from the root of a South American plant called Ipecacuanha. The name, in the native language, means “the plant by the road, which makes you throw up.” Eating the plant causes vomiting.

How does the concept of homeopathy differ from that of conventional medicine? Very simply, homeopathy attempts to stimulate the body to recover itself.”



Functional Medicine


Functional Medicine incorporates targeted nutrition and lifestyle education to help clients attain balance and a better state of health. These techniques go hand in hand. Targeted nutrition focuses on supporting certain systems in the body with natural supplementation, vitamins, minerals, homeopathics, and herbs. Lifestyle education supports the targeted nutrition so that once you are finished with your program, you can continue with health promoting results.

We utilize many different forms of questionnaires that give us great insight to what is actually happening inside the body. Some of our various programs include Whole Body Detox, Weight Management, Hormone Balancing, Cardiac Support, Brain/Memory Support, and many more.

($120-$240, plus various Supplements)





NeuroEmotional Technique (NET)


The Neuro Emotional Technique is a methodology used to normalize unresolved physical and/or behavioral patterns in the body. NET practitioners are trained to assist the body’s healing process by identifying and balancing unresolved emotional influences-it’s a mind-body approach.

($60/15 minutes, $120/30 minutes, $240/1 hour)








Total Body Modification (TBM)

What is Total Body Modification?


T.B.M. (Total Body Modification) is a technique that is used to find the organ or area of the body that is stressed, determine why it is stressed and correct the problem by restoring balance to the nervous system.

In other words, while basic Chiropractic is used to correct the Structure and influence the function, T.B.M. corrects the Functional Physiology, (how the body works), which may, in turn, influence structure. Both are essential to optimum health.

In the early days of Chiropractic, the “old time Chiropractor” was not restricted or confused by “scientific proof” of what they were able to do. These old masters found a problem and corrected it, thereby, building the reputation of Chiropractic with their main philosophy being that the power that made the body, could correct the body.

T.B.M. has taken that philosophy and explored the possibilities inherent in the human body of self-regeneration. T.B.M. has demonstrated that if the right thing is done to the body at the right time and right way, wonders can happen. By taking the techniques of the old Chiropractic masters and combining them with modern technology, T.B.M. has been able to duplicate the corrections and restoration to health that the old masters were able to do.



How Does T.B.M. Work?

The nervous system is composed of the Central Nervous System, which runs the voluntary function or movements and the Autonomic Nervous System which runs the involuntary functions of the body, such as heart beat, digestion, etc. Each of these systems are further divided into Sensory and Motor Fibers.

The brain is the primary control for both branches of the nervous system. Sensory Fibers carry messages to the brain where they are processed, like a computer, and the brain in turn, tells the body what to do.

Research has proven that under sufficient stress, for any reason, the neurons in the brain centers, which are controlling the stressed organ or body part, essentially depolarize. This is like blowing a fuse on an electric circuit. The message gets to the brain but fails to return. The result is that the brain (computer) loses effective control over the afflicted organ or body part. This leaves the organ or body part running out of control.

Using tried and tested reflex points and muscle testing, the T.B.M. practitioner can find the problem. The practitioner will then stimulate a specific area or areas of the spine in a specific manner in an attempt to stimulate the neurones in the brain to repolarize (fix the fuse) and allow the brain to regain control of the body and guide it back to health. Since a correctly functioning nervous system is a major requirement for health, it follows that T.B.M. can have a part to play in almost any problem and uncover and correct the roadblocks to recovery.

T.B.M. Research

At this point in time T.B.M. is able to test and correct most of the known body functions. Through the efforts and thinking of many innovators within the Chiropractic profession, a body of knowledge and repeatable technical procedures has emerged to correct what is termed functional physiological malfunctions.

Over the years, scientific data has validated much of what began as a theory. But the results that have been attained have given the impetus, the confidence and the desire to find out more about how the body really works. Research is an ongoing activity in T.B.M. and each year brings new discoveries.

($60-$120/appointments are 15 – 30 minutes)

Meridian Balancing Therapies

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illness for over 23 centuries. It can remedy ailments, alter states of mind, and enhance recuperative power and immunity. It has been determined that human beings are bio-energetic systems. When the balance of this energy is disturbed, pain or illness results. Meridian treatments corrects the energetic imbalance by encouraging the body’s natural ability to heal itself, without the use of drugs or surgery.

Treatment with acupuncture needles is the most common method of Meridian energy balancing. Other techniques used to balance body energies are: TBM, NET, heat therapy, mild electrical stimulation, laser, magnets, massage, dietary supplements and homeopathic substances.



The only Cube 4 K-Laser in the Valley!


K-Laser Therapy, utilizes specific wavelengths of light to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser Therapy is proven to biostimulate tissue repair and growth. The Laser accelerates wound healing and decreases inflammation, pain, and scar tissue formation. In the management of chronic pain Class IV Laser Therapy can provide dramatic results, is non-addictive and virtually free of side effects.Laser Therapy has been widely utilized in Europe as far back as the 1970’s. Now, after FDA clearance in 2002, Laser Therapy is being used extensively in the United States and we have the only one in the Valley!