The ability of the human body to maintain health and overcome illness is among nature's most remarkable gifts, but sometimes it gets overwhelmed and help is needed. There are a multitude of healing systems out there so it can be confusing to find the ones that work best for you. We are all individuals and what helps one person to recover might do nothing for another with the same illness. The key is to be open minded and go with what feels right for you.
I experienced this for myself in 2001, when I was diagnosed with MS and had problems walking, lifting my arms, sitting and concentrating. I was terrified at the prospect of ending up in a wheelchair, so I dedicated myself to doing whatever it took to regain my health. The first step was to learn all that I could about nutrition because your body is only as healthy as what you put into it. Gentle Qi Gong exercises several times a day helped to get the life force flowing from within, and when I got stronger daily walking allowed me to connect with the serenity of Nature.
Releasing and letting go of emotional and mental baggage also played an important role in my recovery as did improving a positive outlook. I researched, learned and practiced numerous healing methods so that I could find the ones that worked for me. All of this helped to restore me to complete well-being in less than one year, and today I enjoy hiking, jogging, dancing, and feeling incredibly grateful for my recovered life.
Studying and using so many healing methods- first on myself and later on friends and clients – I have come to appreciate the great potential of energy medicine which is an innovative blend of ancient wisdom with contemporary non-invasive healing techniques. Norman Sheally, MD, President of the American Holistic Medical Association says that, "Energy medicine is the future of all medicine." Over the years I have created a special blend of these methods and exercises which work in harmony to restore the body and the mind to their natural balance.
One of my favorite modalities is Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) which is a powerful practice that works mostly with the three main energy systems of the body: the meridians, the chakras, and the aura. The meridians are invisible channels that carry energy in and through every part of your body. The chakras are concentrated energy centers that correspond to specific organs and distinct aspects of your personality. The aura (scientists call it the biofield) is a multilayered shell of energy that emanates from your body and interacts with the environment. EEM uses techniques from various natural healing traditions to restore and maintain your body's flow, harmony and health. It does this through tapping, massaging, connecting acupoints, balancing chakras, weaving the bio-field and other exercises. All of these are designed for specific energetic effects and together they strengthen the immune system, release stress, sharpen the mind, balance your hormones and ease pain.
A simple EEM exercise that you can try right now will boost your energy in a healthier and more effective way than having a cup of coffee. It's called "Tapping the Thymus" which is a gland located in the middle of your chest. Tap on the center of your sternum (also known as the "Tarzan Spot") for 30 seconds while breathing deeply in through the nose and out through the mouth. The benefits of this exercise include not only stimulating your overall energy, but also activating your immune system and increasing your strength.
Concentrating on the physical body alone for healing is often not enough because unresolved conflicts in the emotional and mental bodies can drain away your vital life force. Releasing past hurts through forgiveness and learning to really love and honor yourself are extremely important for overall well being.
A wonderfully effective tool for accomplishing this is EFT (Emotional Freedom Therapy) which is a powerful process that has proven itself successful in many scientific studies. It works on a variety of health and emotional issues, even those that have been resistant to other methods. It can be learned and applied rapidly which has contributed to its popularity among millions of people.
The way that it works is quite simple: you tap with your fingertips on specific meridian points to input kinetic energy into your system and at the same time you think about and voice the specific problem that you are working on. This combination of tapping the energy meridian and voicing the problem works to clear the "short circuit" – the emotional block – that is disturbing your body's bio-energy system.
Your body is a miracle. It is comprised of about 50 trillion cells which work together tirelessly every minute of the day performing the countless complex tasks that keep you alive and well. This cosmic dance is beautifully designed to maintain optimum health and overcome any form of illness.
The goal of Holistic Healing is to enhance this natural process by focusing on your body as a living system of energy with powerful healing capacity. You maximize this capacity by actively participating in your own wellbeing and listening to the wisdom of your heart which will keep you on the path toward health and happiness.
There is a kind and benevolent force in the Universe that is always there … when you reach out it will always reach back to you.
Sabina Brownstein 2011