Treating the Root, Not the Symptoms
Fatigue and lower back pain. Chronic neck pain with tingling into the hands. Eczema. Uterine fibroids. Frozen shoulder. Joint pain from pregnancy. Anxiety, depression. Migraines. Brain fog. Stomach pain. Knee pain. Hot flashes. Plantar fasciitis. A broken heart. If the body knows how to heal itself, what is blocking you from healing fully and completely?
As a Reiki master, in addition to being a chiropractor, I am trained to balance energy flows. Believe it or not, my reiki students can feel differing qualities of energy when they first put their hands on each other after their first attunement! Besides energy flows, there is blood circulation, nerve flow, electrical and circulatory flow through our fascia/connective tissue, and lymph flow. Chiropractors, acupuncturists, and bodyworkers are intimately familiar with these processes. There are also vital energy flows which connect the spinal cord, autonomic nervous system, and endocrine system to our subtle body of vibration energy called the bioelectric magnetic field. Reiki practitioners and other energy healers work on this level of healing.
How do flows get “blocked?” Normally, stressors elicit helpful healing responses from the body. Scar tissue is created to repair injury. The liver ramps up histamine and enzyme function to address toxin exposure. Immune cells are activated and body temperature increased to combat infections. Hormones are released and body-mind coping mechanisms are triggered to address emotional and mental stress. Indigestion signals which foods continue to imbalance your gut flora.
Any of these healthful reactions also invoke a subsequent inflammatory pain/stress reaction, sometimes with involuntary muscle contractions and fascial adhesions to isolate the area and to focus the body’s healing attention to the area. The central nervous system which coordinates this healing process, also creates an adaptive neurological response increasing muscle tension in the spine around involved nerve roots. Subtle shifts in organ meridian flows occur to provide energy where it is needed. These healing mechanisms, which require additional energy, get your attention, force you to rest, and signal that you need to make changes in order to decrease your exposure to toxic stressors. Ideally, this situation is temporary. When toxic stressors are neutralized and future insults are avoided, health and homeostasis can be restored.
Paying respect to the direction of cure, from the inside out, from interior to exterior, will ensure an overall increase of health, vitality and freedom to embrace change.
- Dr. Larry Malerba, Green Medicine