“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner.
We all have energy within us. The Chinese call this energy ‘qi’ or “chi” and the Indian Yogis call it ‘prana’ – many cultures have different names for it. Regardless of the name you assign to the energy, it flows through humans via channels or meridians.
In fact, Korean scientists have definitively proven that meridians do in fact exist. They injected dye into specific acupuncture points, and the dye flowed through and highlighted the classical meridian lines. When they injected dye into portions of the skin where there are no acupuncture points present, there was only a pooling of the dye and the lines were not defined. This was a major scientific revelation for western science, though it was a well-known fact in Eastern Medicine. This medical knowledge, which has been observed for thousands of years in other cultures, is finally being seen as valid in western society. Qi does exist.
Our bodies can actually help this energy to flow by utilizing physical movements, or point stimulation. Think of Tai Chi, where the artists execute very specific movements, with the goal of activating and moving energy to specific parts of the body, or external to the body, in particular ways.
The opposite scenario can also occur, wherein our energy can cause the body to move. Your brain thinks of a movement, and the energy of that thought activates your nerves and muscles, causing your body to move. It can also be subconscious, where a nervous energy can cause you to shake or tremble. It’s something that we all take for granted, but it is truly amazing.
Advanced Bodywork Practitioners who teach at the Advanced Therapy Institute of Touch know how to move energy and the body synergistically. By facilitating a very methodical and specific form of therapy called Integrative Meridian Therapy, we move both the body and the energy at the same time, achieving more efficient and dramatic results.
The ultimate goal of Integrative Meridian Therapy is pandiculation, which sends a signal to the central nervous system to release and relax the entire body instead of just one system at a time. Moving the body and energy simultaneously, in a specified manner, allows for deep releases and a drastically accelerated healing timeline. The reason is: while moving the body helps the client’s brain relearn appropriate movement, moving the client’s qi balances their energy in a way that allows the natural healing processes of the body to operate, unobstructed. Simultaneous activation is a highly efficient way to allow the body to achieve optimum health. Until next time. Kim www.advancedtherapyinstitute.net
Kim M. Green, has been a life long student of various cultures and unique alternative healing practices from all over the world since her interest was piqued at a very young age. She started training with scholars and traditional Judo Masters in the late 80’s/early 90’s and since then has developed her own style of bodywork which she’s used to help clients gain optimal health as well as help herself heal from a life-threatening accident in 2008. Her philosophy ~ All Things Are Possible!