By Nancy Smorch
So, as promised, I wanted to give you an update on the session I had with the acupuncturist and BodyTalk practitioner.
You may recall that about a week and a half ago, I had my first session with a BodyTalk practitioner, who is also an Oriental Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist. It was quite a lengthy session, as she used the BodyTalk modality to figure out where my body was out of balance. She was able to tell which organs or systems were stressed, which had imbalances, if I had any viruses, bacteria, parasites, just about anything that was going on.
To make a long story short (somewhat), I went in with my main concerns being tension in my neck and shoulders, and I still had some bloating issues. After my first session, she did a specific “tapping” on my sternum (thymus) and over my lower left ribs, to “program” my body to get back into balance, given what I was experiencing.
I woke up the next morning and the tension in my neck and shoulders was gone! I would be walking around and notice how much better my posture was (so did my husband)! This may seem small to many of you, but to me it was huge! I have had tension in my neck and back for as long as I can remember - it became my norm (although I knew it wasn’t normal). I would get massages and it would go away temporarily, but it never lasted.
I really wanted to get to the bottom of it - get to the root of what was causing my tension every time so I could get at the cause and not just treat the symptoms.
Nearly a week and a half later, I am still tension free! Awesome stuff!
I just went back for my follow up appointment this past Wednesday and apparently I am still dealing with some parasite issues. I’m still taking an herbal supplement for that along with a new “tapping” program that I do just before I go to bed.
This last time I went in, I mentioned this “thing” I had going on in my stomach. So she focused on that for a bit. She did acupuncture again and put needles on lymph points to help with drainage and liver points. Later that night, my stomach started hurting quite a bit. I could eat, but didn’t really feel like it. I was OK so long as I was sitting or lying down, but when I stood up, I didn’t feel good at all. So, I just went to bed early that night (and did the new tapping sequence), and the next morning I was a little better and continued to feel better as the day went along. I kept telling myself that it was just my body going through whatever it had to do to heal itself.
Today my stomach is perfectly fine!
This stuff fascinates me! I wanted to share it with you because, despite my background and knowledge of alternative healing methods, I wasn’t familiar with this one until recently, and I am so grateful that I was open to trying it. I don’t fully understand it. I have both a creative and a scientific mind, and my scientific mind wants to connect all of the dots, and fortunately, my creative side is intuitive enough to know that there is sooooo much we don’t understand about the body and energy (and food, for that matter). But just because we don’t fully understand something, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist or it doesn’t work.
We are bundles of energy - literally. I envision a time in the not-too-distant future where more people utilize our body’s energy system in a way which allows us to communicate with and read it, see where the imbalances are, and help correct them before they manifest into more serious diseases.
And, like I mentioned before, given that 95% of what we do is run by our subconscious mind, anything that can help me gain access to the part of my mind that is primarily running my body and my life, I am all for diving into.
I have another session in a couple of weeks. If anything interesting happens or is uncovered, I’ll share it with you!