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Acupuncture and Energy Medicine


Buddha

When positive or joyous feelings and attitudes
pass through each organ and circulate throughout
our whole system, our physical and chemical
energies are transformed and balanced. 

~ Healing Buddha/Tarthang Tulku

Background:

The sages and rishis of antiquity understood that we are multi-layered beings, and not merely a physical body; this physical layer, however, reflects the more subtle layers. Disease in the physical body may actually develop from thought-forms which become more concretized in the denser levels, and then finally manifest as disease in the physical body.

We all are aware that specific vibratory tones can shatter a glass.  The molecules of our bodies are no less susceptible to vibrations and energetic  stimuli.

Our bodies resonate with and respond to light rays, sound waves and electrical stimuli.  The heart and brain generate strong frequencies that are measurable on EKG and EEG.  Our bodies are chemical and electrical factories, operating in response to changes in energy gradients:  nerves function in response to change in electrical gradients.

Emotional and vibratory patterns can be detected in the physical realm: 

  • Kirlian photography is purported to depict the aura or vital body. Changes in emotional states are elucidated as changes in brightness, as well as in patterns and colors of light in these photographs.
  • Plant growth has been shown to respond to music.
  • Sand patterns are created in response to musical tones. Often these patterns resemble yantras or sacred geometric patterns, arranged in circles and triangles.  Indian historian Madhu Khanna states:  “Mantras, the Sanskrit symbols inscribed on yantras, are essentially “thought forms” representing divinities or cosmic powers, which exert their influence by means of sound-vibrations.”

Indian and Chinese medical traditions have not lost sight of the ancient knowledge, and these energetic and emotional factors are an intrinsic part of their present-day medical traditions.

Indian sages knew about the system of nadis, energetic pathways which traversed the entire vital body.  There were 72,000 major nadis and countless lesser pathways.   The 3 largest nadis, Ida, Pingala and Sushumna  are located along the area of the spinal column.  The chakras, vital energy centers, are located along the central nadi.  Energetic movements along these pathways participate in spiritual awakenings.

The well-known meridian system of Chinese Medicine similarly traverses the vital body, and acupuncture needles inserted along these meridians produce responses in the related physical organs.

Chinese Medicine is well aware of the relationship between organs in the body and specific emotional states.  For example, the liver is associated with anger, the heart with joy, the kidneys with fear, and the lungs with grief.  Long held emotional states can result in physical symptoms in the related organs.

Additional resources:

  • The Body Electric:  Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life by Robert Becker MD et al
  • Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber, MD
  • Hands of Life by Julie Motz
  • Hands of Light by Barbara Brennan
  • The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto

 

 

Everything is ENERGY and that’s all there is to it.
Match the FREQUENCY of the reality you want
and you cannot help but get that reality.
It can be no other way.
This is NOT philosophy.  This is physics. 

~ Albert Einstein

Energy Medicine therapies at Three Treasures Healing Arts:

  • Acupuncture
  • Sound Healing  [using tuning forks]
  • Reiki
  • Deeksha or Oneness Blessing
  • Healing Hands and Soul Healing
  • Psychoenergetic acupuncture and chakra balancing
  • Energy Psychology:  Emotional Freedom Techniques  [EFT or “Tapping”]

ACUPUNCTURE

Theories of healing in the Chinese Medicine tradition have their basis in ancient Taoist philosophy.  The Tao, the original undifferentiated void, manifested into form:  “The Tao begot one.”  This expanded into the polarities of Yin and Yang.  Every aspect of creation, day and night, top and bottom, hot and cold, positive and negative, reflect these inter-transforming dualities.

This yin/yang relationship is expressed in every aspect in nature, as well as reflected in our physical bodies.  Internal organs are related according to their yin (negative) or yang (positive) quality.  The 12 main meridians correspond to related solid and hollow internal organs.

The acupuncture meridians are found in the vital body and correspond to internal organs on the physical level.   Acupuncture points on the skin have higher electrical conductivity than the surrounding areas.

Applying needles or pressure to these acu-points often result in miraculous transformations, assisting our body-mind-spirit to return to harmony and balance.  Numinous, intangible reactions occur, causing lymph, blood, fluids, and qi to flow freely, relieving physical and emotional pain and distress.

Although multiple possibilities have been suggested to explain exactly “how” acupuncture works, there is no real consensus:  Gate theory, endorphins, electrical, neuromuscular, placebo effect, and other theories have been put forth.  Since we cannot discover any trace of the meridians in the physical body, it seems to reinforce our understanding of the subtle nature of the meridians, with their corresponding physical and emotional responses.  

Hence, the description above as “miraculous,” referencing an event occurring outside of the realm of explained phenomena. In clinical practice, Chinese Medicine is based upon a refined blending of art and science.

Some of the many health concerns treated with acupuncture:

  • Headache, migraines, TMJ, facial pain.
  • Back pain, sciatica, neck pain, carpal tunnel.
  • Anxiety, panic, depression, stress.
  • Women’s issues, including PMS, menstrual syndromes.
  • Neuropathy, neurological issues, vertigo and dizziness.
  • Orthopedic  and musculo-skeletal issues.
  • Gastrointestinal  and urinary disturbances.
  • Side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
  • Respiratory issues, asthma, cough, common cold.
  • Hypertension, facial paralysis, sequelae of strokes.
  • Insomnia.
  • Edema.
  • Weight loss and smoking cessation.
  • Facial rejuvenation: cosmetic acupuncture.

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