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* Introduction to Whole Body Healing

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Welcome to our site for Whole Body Healing. We believe that our bodies are much smarter than we are (at least at a conscious level). We have found some very interesting and useful materiel both inside & outside of the Internet related to the concept of helping our bodies to heal themselves. We're trying to compile as complete a site as possible of the available information on whole body healing that we hope you will find to be both fairly complete (at least the basic concepts anyway) and, at the same time, easy enough for the average person (like ourselves) to understand.

Due to the enormous amount of available information on this subject, we're still working on getting only the best for this site. So please bear with us as we plow through it.

Here are the topics you'll find below. You can scroll down this page or just click on any of these topics to go straight to them.

*  Introduction *  Nutrition
*  Muscle Testing (Kinesiology) *  Herbs for Healing
*  Reflexology *  Therapeutic Touch
*  The Body's Energy Fields *  Magnets & Health
*  Related Books  

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* Muscle Testing (Kinesiology)

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Muscle testing, formally called Kinesiology, is literally the study of body movement. Many of the holistic health disiplines use muscle testing to monitor information about a person's well-being. Kinesiology originated as a science in the 1960's, combining Western techniques with Eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional, and spititual health.

Kinesiology identifies factors which block the body's natual healing processes. These dysfunctions are then corrected by attention to reflex and acupressure points, the use of specific body movements, and nutritional support.

Kinesiology can relieve pain, stress, muscular and nervous disorders, detect allergies and nutritional deficiencies, assist with psychological and learning problems, stimulate energies and release an individual's untapped potential. It is the most basic of the tools we have available to us for healing and maintaining our bodies health. It can be used as the yardstick to determine what our bodies truly need and to measure how effective any of the other treatments are for our total well being.

One of the best references that we've found for basic information on Kinesiology and how it works is the book, "Your Body Doesn't Lie", by John Diamond, M.D.
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* Reflexology

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Reflexology has been in existance for many thousands of years. It was first practiced by the early Indian, Chinese and Egyptian cultures. Introduced into Western culture in 1913, this therapy focused on applying pressure to specific parts of the body to produce an anaesthetising effect on a related area. A theory was developed that divided the body into ten equal and vertical zones, ending in the fingers and toes. Pressure on one part of a zone could affect everything else within that zone (i.e., reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone). Further development of this theory in the 1930's refined the concept of zone therapy into what is now known as foot reflexology. Congestion or tension in any part of the foot is reflected in congestion or tension in a corresponding part of the body (i.e., when you treat the big toes, there is a related effect in the head, and treating the whole foot can have a relaxing and healing effect on the whole body).

Reflexology relies on the body's ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury, or disease, our bodies are in a state of "imbalance". Vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing. Reflexologists apply gentle pressure to the feet, detecting tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet, working on these points to release blockages, and restoring the free flow of energy to the whole body, erasing tensions, and improving both circulation and elimination. This encourages the body to heal itself at its own pace, often counteracting a lifetime of misuse.

Reflexology treats the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease. This type of therapy brings relief to a wide range of conditions. Regular treatments are often helpful in order to help maintain health and well-being. An increasing number of people are using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing, and harmonizing the body.
An excellent reference on the subject of Reflexology is the book, "Body Reflexology: Healing At Your Fingertips", by Mildred Carter & Tammy Weber. This book features step-by-step instructions, showing how to send healing flows of energy to the body to relieve back pain, headaches, arthritis, and other afflictions.
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* The Body's Energy Fields
Caduceus The symbol of the Caduceus (left), commonly used as the symbol of the medical profession, is also found in slightly different forms in many cultures across the world. In Indian philosophy and in medicine, the Caduceus is associated with the system of energy centers called Chakras. Energy currents that are said to flow within the Caduceus are named Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna. The wings of the Caduceus represent the 2 sides of the brain. The central staff, Sushumna, is referred to as the "Ultrasonic Core", and represents vibrational aspects of the 5 elements and, in our bodies, represents the spinal cord and the Central Nervous System. The 2 serpents coiling around the staff are the positive force, Pingala, on the right, and the negative force, Ida, on the left. This is very much like the concept of Yin & Yang in Chinese Medicine. These forces represent the dual aspects of our minds and, in our bodies, physically represent the double chain of nerve cells that make up the sympathetic nervous system.
The points where the 2 serpents cross each other within the Caduceus represent 5 energy fields in the body, which also correspond to the 5 primamry elements. These fields are the head (Fire), the throat (Ether), the thorax (Air), the abdomen (Earth) and the pelvis (Water). Where the 3 energy currents of Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna interact are energy centers, which are called Chakras. The easiest way to think of these is to picture spinning wheels of energy which maintain our energy centers. The pelvis contains 2 Chakras, the Root and Sacral Chakras, usually associated with Earth and Water respectively. Polarity Fig 2
Polarity Fig 3 The Chakras generate 5 energy currents which flow up and down our bodies, forming two circuits flowing in opposite directions (Fig. 1). The flow of the energy currents in the Cadeceus make a double-helix pattern (similar to the structure of DNA). This creates a spiral of energy around the body. This is called the "East-West current" (Fig.2). There is also a spiral of energy that radiates out from the belly button (Fig.3). This spiral is representative of the primary energy pattern that was present when our physical bodies were forming in the womb. Polarity Fig 1
These 3 sets of energy currents interact with each other to create a "weave" of energy around & through our bodies of interference patterns where the energies interact. It is critical to the well-being of our bodies to understand and maintain these energy fields. Energy balancing is a method of correcting any imbalances among these fields. Several different energy balancing therapies are discussed below, specifically Magnetic Therapy & Therapeutic Touch.
There are many books available on body energy & Chakras, but one that does a pretty good job at covering the basics is the book, "The ABC's of Chakra Therapy: A Workbook", by Deedre Diemer.
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* Magnets & Health

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Magnetic therapy has been practiced for thousands of years and has been mentioned in the ancient writings of many cultures. It has become an alternative treatment method for many medical conditions. Magnetic therapy is well advanced in Japan, China, India, Australia and Germany. Interest is growing in other countries including Great Britain, Holland, Canada, and the United States.

Knowing that our bodies have such a complicated web of energy running though them at all times, and knowing that imbalances in any of these energy fields can greatly affect our overall well-being, it is easy to see how the use of magnetic energy can come into play to correct these imbalances. Magnetic therapy is used to relieve stress & pain, and to promote healing. Magnetic therapy, by definition, uses magnets to create magnetic energy fields which penetrate into the tissues, interacting with our bodies own energy flows, increasing the flow of oxygen, ions, and nutrients. Today there are many companies offering a multitude of various magnetic products to fit almost any area of your body. These products are non-invasive and carry no side effects or health risks. Magnetic therapy products are currently being used by many sports professionals and thousands of pain suffers around the world.

Magnetic therapy has been found useful for such ailments as neck pain & stiffness, circulatory problems, arthritis & joint problems, knee & hip discomfort, bone spurs, headaches & migraines, allergies, asthma & sinuses, TMJ, bursitis, shoulder pain, tendinitis, PMS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and foot & ankle discomforts, to name a few.
An excellent reference dealing with the use of Magnetic Therapy is the book, "Magnet Therapy: The Pain Cure Alternative", by R. M. Lawrence, Paul J. Rosch, & J. Plowden. This book attempts to explain why millions of people around the world are using magnets to relieve pain caused by arthritis, repetitive stress injuries, muscle soreness, and more. Two of the most renowned experts in this field share their knowledge of the many therapeutic benefits of magnets. The book includes a forward by former Apollo 14 astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D.
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* Therapeutic Touch

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Therapeutic Touch is the ability of one person to knowingly and purposfully affect changes in the energy flows of another person by the use of physical touching in order to affect positive changes in the health of that other person.
In the book, "The Therapeutic Touch: How to Use Your Hands to Help or to Heal", by Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N., Dr. Krieger shows how to detect when a person is sick, pinpoint where pain is, and stimulate the recuperative powers of the sick person.

"I am thoroughly convinced that the ability to use Therapeutic Touch is a natural potential in man which can be actualized under the appropriate conditions, a now known fact to which the many uses it has been put to in both health facilities and homes over the past five years attest."
     -- Dolores Krieger
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* Nutrition

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This is a very widely covered subject. By now most of us understand the need to eat well-balanced meals. However, basically, the root of the entire nutrition issue is really to just become more aware of what our bodies really need. Sometimes our bodies make their needs known by creating those food "cravings" that we all feel from time to time. Most of us are not naturally that closely in tune with our bodies. This is where Muscle Testing comes in. Using our diagnostic tool, Applied Kinesiology, we can ask our bodies what we are lacking and can then supplement accordingly.
A book that does an excellent job of tying together the principles of Muscle Testing & Nutrition is the book, "The Ultimate Healing System", by Donald Lepore.
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* Herbs for Healing

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For many reasons, we may not always get all of the vitamins & minerals that our bodies need through the foods we eat. By supplementing our diets with herbs, we can obtain those nutrients that we are truly in need of. This is critical to helping our bodies to attain the highest levels of natural energies possible. Herbs can be also aid in removing blockages to allow our energies to flow normally, often enabling us to attain levels of health that we never thought possible.
Although there are many good books available on this subject, one of the most complete references we've found is the book, "Today's Herbal Health: The Essential Guide to Understanding Herbs Used for Medicinal Purposes", by Louise Tenney.
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