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Let Your Energy Do the Talking
By Daniel Ebaugh, M. Ac., L.Ac.
Energetic medicine is more than 5000 years old. The
Chinese culture produced acupuncture, Tai chi, and chi gong. All three
disciplines focus on the skillful movement of energy -- the Life Force
-- within the body to produce health. The Indian culture gave birth
to Ayurvedic medicine which excels in its ability to understand the
energetic nature of herbs and food and how they move the energy in
the body toward balance. Homeopathy, also, an energetic medicine,
focuses on extracting the plant's energetic essence rather than its
chemical substance for medicinal purposes. Modern man has the benefit
of the understanding and wisdom found in the fundamental concepts
of these energetic systems of medicine. Acupuncture and Ayurveda medicine
developed in agrarian cultures where the elements, heat, wind and
cold, etc. were the primary external pernicious influences.
Modern man must protect, not only, against the Elements, but he must
strengthen his immune system against chemical and environmental pollution,
as well. Acupuncture and Ayurveda are incredible systems of medicine,
to be sure, and standing alone, they have their limitations in being
able to meet the needs of the "polluted, " under- nourished,
modern man. In addition to acupuncture and Ayurvedic, modern man needs
a holistic, energetic system which can evaluate his polluted state,
remove the offending toxins, and nourish the depleted organs while
tending his spirit.
Today, this system of understanding is available through the use
of sophisticated biofeedback and computer technology designed to read
the body's energy -- the Life Force -- and indicate whether or not
there is an energetic presence of something we call toxins, pollutants,
food reactants, and the like. If toxins are found, it then suggests
remedies which will detoxify and strengthen the body.
My healing journey has led me to explore energetic medicine as practiced
by the ancient Chinese and to come to appreciate modern man's ingenious
inventions which allow us to communicate with the meridian system.
As a child I was very healthy. As an adult, I typically had enough
energy and my body worked well except that I experienced headaches.
During the summer of l978, however, I burnt out from seeing too many
massage clients at the Watergate Hotel Health Club and not taking
care of myself. I needed a quick way of getting my energy back and
a trusted friend recommended that I try acupuncture. I responded well
to treatment. In fact, I was so impressed with the beauty of this
natural system of medicine that I chose to study it.
After practicing acupuncture for five years, I enrolled in a two-year
Chinese Herb course taught by the nationally known, Ted Kaptchuck.
As my study of herbs progressed, so did a stubborn digestive condition.
I became my first patient. Using the trial-and-error methods employed
traditionally by herbalists and western doctors, I searched for formulas
which the book said would aid my condition. Allowing for the fact
that I was just a novice at this work, I, nevertheless, expected to
successfully diagnose and treat these symptoms. The truth is, I never
succeeded. After a period of time I sought the counsel of more experienced
herbalists who were equally unsuccessful with my case.
I grew tired of this cerebral-based, trial-and-error approach. I
met an NIH researcher who was experimenting with a biofeedback machine
hooked up to a computer. This device offered a benign way of asking
the body what substances it wanted and supplying immediate feedback.
By this time in my process, immediate feedback and a body-based approach
sounded absolutely wonderful to me. My first visit produced an "energetic
thumb print" of my energy which, as an acupuncturist, I recognized.
This enhanced my confidence in the technology. It developed that a
hormone in homeopathic form, not Chinese herbs, balanced my energetic
system. This explained why neither my colleagues nor I could find
herbs that produced the desired results.
From this experience I learned: 1) when given the tools to communicate
with the body, the body's energy will "talk back" saying
exactly what it want to bring about health; and 2) by using technology
that interfaces with the body's energetic system, the questionable
trial-and-error method of finding the right herb or remedy can be
successfully replaced with a reliable body-based, feedback system.
I have been experimenting with the Eclosion bio-feedback machine
since l990. I have found that all "healthy souls" can benefit
from an Eclosion energetic evaluation. It is not necessary to have
a pathological symptom to be tested. Just by living life in this modern
world, aging, and eating non-organic food, your system is likely compromised
and could use the precise support it desires to return to health and
prevent further imbalance. Likewise, all "unhealthy" souls
can, most assuredly, benefit.
If you experience chronic conditions such as colds, low grade infections,
mucus discharge, digestive difficulties, low energy, or allergies,
then an Eclosion evaluation can pinpoint the exact remedies to pull
out any toxins lurking and choose supplements to nourish and build
up the Life Force. Through a computer driven program, the Eclosion
bio-feedback machine communicates with the energy in your body. It
gives a detailed digital read out indicating the energy balance in
the Endocrine, Digestive, Immune, Lymphatic, and Acupuncture Meridian
Systems. The digital read out is not a medical diagnosis but rather
an assessment of the energy's state of balance.
At the time of evaluation, your body's energetic response to the
energy found in herbs, homeopathic remedies and glandulars lets us
know precisely which nutritional supplements will bring your bodymindspirit
into balance. No more spending lots of money for supplements touted
to be beneficial for everyone when your body may not even need them.
By identifying which remedies are needed to balance your energy, we
can determine from an energetic perspective, what is blocking the
Life Force's flow in your body, ie. toxins, pollutants, bacteria,
fungus, food reactants, etc. Detoxifying and rebuilding the bodymindspirit
takes time. Re-evaluations 4-6 weeks apart are recommended.
This, you see, for the modern man, is the perfect adjunct to acupuncture,
Ayruveda or western medicine.