By Nancy Smorch
This morning I had my first session with an Oriental Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist, and BodyTalk Practitioner.
I had wanted to incorporate acupuncture into my preventative and maintenance health practice routine, and when I came upon a local practitioner who also incorporated the Body Talk System, I was extremely intrigued. I love learning about new alternative healing modalities!
BodyTalk is a way of stimulating the body’s innate healing abilities. It uses a form of kinesiology pioneered by Dr. John Veltheim.
Your body has an inherent knowledge of itself, and, with a form of applied kinesiology - specifically, neuromuscular biofeedback - the practitioner is able to find which communication circuits in your body have been compromised. They then proceed to re-establish these lines of communication.
You see, we have energy circuits traveling all throughout our bodies, and often (as in the case of disease), these circuits become interrupted or “broken.” Every cell and molecule in our body communicates with each other through the nervous system, and other more subtle systems like the meridians and electromagnetic frequencies.
With daily stresses, these circuits can weaken, or the communication between cells and molecules can become interrupted. BodyTalk helps to re-establish these circuits so the body can start healing itself the way it was intended.
So, during my session today, I wanted to focus on tension in my neck and back as well as digestive issues. Apparently, I have parasites (I figured I did), so she gave me an herbal cleansing supplement.
The tension in my neck and shoulders was due to a leaching from the colon. The acupuncture and “tapping” portion of the treatment (where the head is tapped to awaken certain parts of the brain) was designed to address these issues first. I then perform this “tapping” every night before bed to help reprogram and reconnect my body’s circuits.
She also did some auricular therapy. This is a based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem of the entire body. She put these tiny “seeds” in various spots on my right ear (8 spots to be exact), and I am to put pressure on each spot and pull slightly on it for about 60 seconds 2-3 times a day.
Lots of other things were discussed, among them, prions (a mis-folded protein) and mycoplasmas (a bacteria that lacks a cell wall). Looks like I have my research cut out for me! I like to know exactly what is going on with my body.
I have to say, I do feel better already, and I love learning about this kind of stuff! I’ll keep you posted as my treatments progress. My next appointment is next Wednesday!