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Stress Ills

We all know that stress is killing us. In fact, many people may say that very thing over a cup of coffee with a co-worker in the break room while working overtime. Stress is difficult to appraise, and also everyone deals with stress differently. Some people get insomnia, others headaches or high blood pressure. But many other symptoms are unique to the type of stress people experience. We have just learned to live with it, but it is costly. The stress effects build up over time and weaken our ‘immunity.’ But that’s not all of it. Its effects are subtle and not immediately relatable due to the nature of the human mind. So they go into the category of ‘I’ll get to it later.’  Studying stress means that we may have to slow down and look at our lives-because as hectic as they are-we are paying the price.

Research has proven that all illness is linked to the mind’s interpretation of events. Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe(MD’s) reviewed  5,000 medical cases of stress levels in families. The events were graded on a scale numerically, and the extremes like divorce or death of a family member rated at one hundred points, and lesser points assigned on other events such as jail time, or loss of a job, getting a ticket, buying a house, etc..

Tracked over a two year period, if the total reached 200 or higher the person’s risk of becoming sick increased immensely. Their test has now been validated for years and re-qualified as ‘change units’—the quantification of changes in a person’s life. It has become a type of illness predictor.

Barbara B Brown a renowned scientist is known for writing, Between Health and Illness, Stress and the Art of Biofeedback, New Mind/New Body, and Infinite Wellbeing. She originated the term biofeedback. In her forty years of research using brain mapping and psychophysiological equipment, she discovered that all illness is generated from the ‘intellect’ within our minds.  She studied hundreds of Veterans and discovered deep truths, laying the foundations of stress management and mind/body awareness, biofeedback, and its influential interface for wellness. Her research not only developed an emerging science, but its’ deepest value is in providing a new kind of ‘living’ science interacting with the mind, consciousness and the subconscious (psyche) all in one. She was able to prove that the body’s access to the subconscious (which is ultimately directing all processes of the body. It is a fundamental underpinning of our biology, working in a beautifully orchestrated process controlled by psyche, mind, emotions, our perceptions, stress levels, and its effect on the brain and the nervous system.

She states that both wellbeing and illness are constructed within the mind(our intellect)—and she states that as we access core level responses internally, (through proper use of the mind), we can change our wellness levels.How we manage our stress-load and our stress-nature in dealing with life’s, choices support the key factors in the ability to become well, stay well, and find an inner state of well-being. As we manage our stress responses we can keep our immunity high—hence Infinite Wellbeing.

The study of stress isn’t top shelf because we all suffer from plausible deniability—the fact that even when there is a hard-cold-fact such as death, we plausibly deny that it is possible for us to die-yes, we know we all will die—but not just yet.  No one is interested in stress until they ‘go to the well once too often.’ We can’t fathom how stress can kill—(at least not us anyway). The facts—even though they face us directly and head on—very few are willing to accept that there is a measurable ‘physical loss’ to our bodies when we are under stress.  In prolonged cases, the path to recovery requires the body/brain to shut down almost completely and ‘depress’ so that there can be a full recovery. We all suffer from the American challenge of ‘doing more,’ and we are paying for it. But how does it happen?

How we perceive things is stress; (what we think about it) becomes as important as how we handle and cope with its’ negative effects. Chinese Doctors call it the ‘Changes in the Wind’ or ‘Suffering from Cold.’ At the change in seasons, illness rises.  It like when we are shifting seasons from summer to fall, we experience changes. Stress includes the perception of change. If we have been so stressed, and then we have to move to a new environment, increase our mortgage, miss our payment for the house, have increased fuel bills, these things all add on the extra dollop of weight that forces us to go into overwhelm, toppling the apple cart. If we can stop for a moment and discover how we cope with change, we may gain a better perspective.

When we suffer from a stress event, even daily work, etc., there isn’t any downtime. We cover it up with extra wine, drugs, or more alcohol. There is mounting evidence that meditation is a ‘cure’ for depression and may other body ills. Meditation offers the body the extra support for the needed ‘down’ time—and it is simple, just twenty minutes a day—isn’t it worth it? We all know what continually pressing the ‘ON’ button does—in time it keeps the nervous system from turning off.  A new metabolic science has appeared due to the stress effects on cells. Known as Cell Danger Response, the cells themselves undergo significant changes depending on the type of stress a person experiences and the constant ‘on’ state. The stress effect cascade is complicated and costly even to the cellular health. We must learn to deal effectively with stress; this is known as Active Stress Management. ASM

ASM systems aid in the regular dual rhythm of the nervous system – fight/fright/act is part of a stress response. The downtime of rest/digest/sleep is the other side of the coin which is meditation and mindfulness. But, when we always push the ‘on,’ then soon the nervous system never gets to turn ‘off.’ There is a time when, as Dr. Gabor Mate wrote in his book:  When the Body Just Says No. He explains first the hidden, and then the final exposure of the costs of stress in a persons’ life is illness and disease:

Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a “cancer personality”?Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection is providing answers about the effect of the mind-body link between illness and health and the role that stress and one’s emotional makeup as they play in an array of common diseases.

Our awareness of body symptoms needs to be examined. When you experience a headache or a cold, think back to what was happening earlier. Was it a ‘stressful’ time that you just went through?  Did you argue with someone? There are now many known emotionally charged causes for the common maladies, and they map out to various kinds of ‘illnesses.’ Ulcers for worry, anger for kidney stones, loss of direction and purpose for depression; even wrist pain for not feeling we’re good enough and needing to control outcomes. High blood pressure is from feeling stuck in a situation of which there seems to be no resolution. The body is a map of our emotions-every symptom means something. Rather than reacting to our ‘sickness’ maybe we can respond to our body’s messages to us.

Everyone will suffer from a symptom at some time. Under stress, we become more vulnerable because we are interfering with the basics of health and wellbeing—the day-night cycle. Dr. Hans Selye, the master stress researcher, found the same things about prolonged stress—after a while under extreme stress—we just get sick.

The key to well-being is our capacity to adapt to change. When we spend all night on our tablets viewing posts and avoiding sleep, numbing out, etc. we may be using up some deep inner resources that in time we won’t be able to recover. The vital resources of life are unknowingly being used up. It is a lifestyle change and necessary for our overall wellbeing. The saying goes: Change is fundamental to life, but growth is optional.If we don’t grow through change, it may cost us our very lives.

Many of the chronic effects of stress directly correlate to not only how well we are, but also how long we live. When octogenarians were interviewed as to the reason they live so long, and why they are well, they often put it simply as this: I just try to be happy. George Burns, the actor who lived to be 100 and smoked a cigar almost every day, he put it this way: “You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”

 

Biofeedback and Stress

Stress is known to cause many illnesses and diseases in the body. In her book, Five Weeks to Healing Stress, Valerie O’Hara, Ph.D., states: “Research has shown that prolonged emotional stress and anxiety produce actual tissue changes and organ dysfunction.” Dr. O’Hara indicates that many studies show that stress is the leading cause of the following conditions:

  • Susceptibility to colds and flu
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Heart attacks
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Sleep disorders
  • Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Mononucleosis
  • Herpes
  • Inhibited immune resistance
  • Psychosomatic illness Weight Gain (Belly Fat)
  • Sugar Cravings Hair Loss
  • Adrenal Fatigue

It is estimated that over 65% of all doctors’ visits have an underlying somatic response caused by some underlying emotional or psychological distress. Successfully managing stress can have a significant positive effect on one’s overall health and well-being. An important but often underrated tool in this management process is biofeedback.

By definition, Bionetic Testing is a non-invasive modality providing real-time responses from the body to determine conditions of stress and to isolate specific stresses to the organism, in order to influence conditions in a favorable way that will increase vitality and facilitate adaptation within the organism. Bionetic testing is closely related to “psychophysiology”.

Psychophysiology has become one of the most important sciences of our age. It measures brainwaves and skin resistance, and aids a person’s ability to change physiology with the mind. Psychophysiology provides information regarding the methodologies and processes that can be best used to aid the body in its capacity to adapt to its environment. The methods used to enhance adaptation include not only mind and muscle training, but also include the use of herbs, homeopathy, music, nutrition and nutritional supplements, relaxation, lifestyle changes, restructuring belief and thought patterns, identifying environmental stressors, and potentially removing them from the immediate environment.

Psychophysiology provides a holistic approach to recovering balance and harmony within the body. It focuses on understanding the current stress status of the individual and the proper selection of the best modes of therapy for the elimination of stressors. Stress reduction through training, lifestyle changes and nutritive therapies focuses on the body’s stress priorities to increase the effectiveness of its efforts to maintain harmony. The practitioner has the assurance that when testing, these therapies combine synergistically to promote balance throughout the organism. These therapies provide the best holistic solution for the client’s benefit using biofeedback as a method to determine where stress is most focused in the body. Guesswork is thus eliminated.

Victor Maslow once stated: “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you will always be looking for a nail.” Biofeedback is a multi-dimensional tool that can bring the multi-dimensional results required for true healing to take place. Using biofeedback responses, the practitioner can determine if there are herbs, vitamins, lifestyle changes etc., which will help people adapt to their individual circumstances, reducing the need to “nail” everyone with a single common solution.

Practitioners using psychophysiology instrumentation stand at an open doorway to the biodynamic science known as Bionetic stress testing. Through your own research and continued experience you will undoubtedly find yourself on a path of continued learning and awe regarding the miracle that our spirit inhabits.

 

Overview of Bionetics

Scientific developments in recent years, especially in the field of quantum physics, support the idea that there is a way to tap into or “eavesdrop” on the body’s communication system, and to analyze the complex systems of the body. Years of clinical experience confirm that there are data pathways within the body that correlate significantly with the ancient Chinese acupuncture meridians. The modern science and technology of bionetics confirm that there is a secondary information network within the body that runs throughout the mesenchymal tissue. This network is similar to, yet distinctly different from, the nervous system. Instead of chains of nerve cells and neurons moving information “on demand”, the mesenchymal tissue, found just below the skin, is bathed in cellular fluid, which forms a continuous and constant communication system throughout the body. It is believed that not only do all cells of the body communicate, but that specific meridian flows within the mesenchymal tissue correlate with juncture points on the skin’s surface known as acupuncture or acupuncture stress acupoints. These acupoints provide us with access to the mesenchymal information without the need to penetrate the skin.

The concept of bionetics is to access and measure the flow of energy and information that is carried by this secondary circuit. In so doing, a biofeedback “loop” is created—a simple electrical circuit between the human and the machine, where the energy and information sent out by the device is processed with other energy and information being sent back by the body. It is by noting any changes in the pattern of the returning energy that we are able to “eavesdrop” on this conversation. If we then alter the input signal by bringing various substances into the loop, the differences in the output signals may provide us with clues as to what things might be needed to balance the flow of energy circulating through the body. In theory, a balanced flow of energy will allow for the most efficient use of the body’s available resources; thus, a balanced body has the greatest chance of restoring and maintaining health.complex bioelectrical life science involving all life sciences; it integrates advanced computer technology with holistic medicine, biology, anatomy, physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, psychology, dentistry, nutrition and stress management. Testing the psychophysiological responses of the body and recording it with the computer can measure thousands of responses to the various digitized signals. Practitioners with a good working knowledge of these multidisciplinary relationships, and the means and skills for measuring the biodynamic responses within the body, will be able to provide their clients with a solid foundation for a holistic approach to optimal wellness.

Bionetics

Deepak Chopra believes that healing is like the awakening to our potential of infinite possibilities, having the awareness that we are infinite beings. A holistic approach to wellness must include body, mind and spirit. It must make the individual aware and enhance their capacity for optimal health. Bioenergetics provides a foundation of principles that teach responsibility for one’s own health. We need to know what to put into our bodies and be willing to accept responsibility for the outcome. Everything we encounter in life—from the environment we live in to the foods we ingest to the thought patterns we hold dear—will have some impact on our total overall wellness.

Our goal is to provide practitioners with a good working knowledge of measuring the biodynamic responses within the body, which will provide the foundation of a holistic approach to optimal wellness. The responses to the digitized signals representing common substances (foods, chemicals, toxins, herbs, homeopathics, etc.) help the practitioner to see exactly how well the body is adapting to its environment. The equipment is sensitive enough to isolate the body’s response to each ‘stressor’ and prioritize the focus of stress—the causal factor, or causal chain—that might be disrupting homeostasis. The testing is a way of isolating the “squeaky wheel” in a complex set of gears, that is slowing or even shutting the whole system down.

Because the body is a complex organism, the stress responses can also help identify the potential solution to restoring homeostasis, and the most effective means of supporting it on a continuing basis. Bionetics is not a science of reaction as much as it is a science of interrelations. It is a science designed to bring back meaning, balance and harmony into our lives.

Lee G. Woolley MBnP, BPA SpectraVision Developer

About Flower Essences

A Flower Essence consists of distilled water infused with a vibrational healing pattern of a specific flower. Just as each cell in the body contains the pattern or blueprint of the whole, the same is true of plant cells, minerals, and elementals.

Together with the light of the sun or the moon, the vibrational healing pattern is released or transferred, and infused or imprinted into the essence water. This is referred to as a Mother Essence. The Mother Essence is then proportionately preserved in alcohol (generally brandy) or vinegar, and placed in dropper bottles for easy access and individual use. Essences born in sunlight relate to the masculine or logical, daytime consciousness, while the moonlit essences correspond to the feminine or emotional night time consciousness.

Each plant has a specific task within the ecosystem and will follow its pattern to completion. Dandelion, for example, is a cleanser. It draws in from the soil surrounding its roots, taking in impurities that are not life promoting and transforming them into energies that enhance and support the ecosystem. As they thrive and mature, these plants carry their healing action to deeper and deeper levels, cleansing the soil. By using Dandelion Flower Essence in our own healing, we are accessing and reactivating this same pattern within our own system on a vibrational level.

Whatever we accept into our system or consciousness becomes part of our being. Everything that enters our aura is immediately channeled through our electrical or nervous system. When we receive a thought our neurological center sends that impulse of information from the brain throughout the system giving our system the patterns of how to react or respond. If the ingrained patterns or core beliefs present within ourselves are imbalanced, we are most likely to express the conditioned first response rather than a new response, thus further reinforcing the old pattern. When we use an essence, the molecules within the essence begin to interact with our molecules. Healing information is sent through as electrical impulses to hormones and natural chemicals, stimulating the corresponding areas, inviting our system to follow this new pattern.

This simple exercise will illustrate how flower essences work:

Drop a pebble  into a puddle of water. Notice how the vibration goes outward from the pebble in concentric rings. When the last ring touches the outer perimeter, or container of the water,the action reverses and the rings all come back to the center – like waves reaching a shoreline. The vibrational flow of the water has been changed because a new vibration has been added.

Water is the foundation of all life forms here on Earth. When water is diffused or shaken, its molecules vibrate rapidly. The basic molecular structure of water allows it to take on any properties that it comes in contact with. It accepts and encloses any element it touches, accommodating without judgment or discrimination. It is from this ability to accept all that is, that all life emerges. Every stone has its own vibration or rhythm that flows outward from itself and back in, as do the plants and all of Earth’s children. When any vibrational energy or healing pattern, such as that of a stone or a flower petal, causes a vibration in water, the water takes in and accommodates this new vibration – it is transferred into the water, thereby changing the vibration of the water.

An Essence for Everything?

Often clients ask “Is there an essence for everything?” “Do you have an essence for my husband’s procrastination?” “My sister-in-law is so overbearing – what do you have to make her change?” “Which essence works for insomnia?” “My son is teething. Is there an essence for his discomfort?” A generic answer is, “Yes, there is an essence for everything.” Implicit in our desire to be well and whole is the remedy itself. True seeking leads to sought-after answers.

Enter Flower Essence

Although Corn addresses procrastination and Grape is wonderful for bossiness, the real issue at hand may not be other people, but us. Our strength lies in our ability to work on our issues and confront our own tailor-made tests. In truth, we are powerless over others except to the extent that we project a positive magnetism, inspiring them by our example. And what victory when the shortcomings of others no longer negatively affect us! Considerable self-honesty is necessary in order to realize that the flaws we see in others may be the same as those we ourselves possess. If we find bossiness in someone else, it would be worthwhile to introspect on whether we, too, harbor that tendency.

As for the second set of questions above: Lettuce assists with the emotional states behind insomnia, and Orange is helpful for teething pain. Flower essences work with the energy that triggers these physical issues, and not directly on the actual physiological states. When peace of mind is restored, any latent seeds of illness may remain unnourished and thus unable to sprout. Sometimes, however, illness is necessary; we needn’t look at illness, or even death, as failure.

Essences do not remove our tests: they help clarify them

To simplify, all flower essences do the same thing for every living thing: they restore us to a state of balance in which our internal, intelligent life force is activated. Life force is the real healer; the energy of flower essences merely encourages and focuses it. And since the uplifting qualifies embodied in the essences are our truest nature, to resonate with those qualities is only natural.

What Flower Essences do not do

Essences do not affect us biochemically, as does traditional allopathic medicine. Sedatives, for example, can knock you out for the night. This is not the case with flower essence. In other words, they allow us to change; they do not make us change. A point to remember: Flower essences will only support the change into our truest selves. Thus, we never need worry about misusing them to manipulate our own, or other’s behavior. It is simply not possible. There’s a joke about the man who, upon having his arm set in a cast, asked the doctor if he would be able to play the piano when it healed. “Of course,” replied the doctor. “Good,” said the man, “I couldn’t before.” Not so with flower essences. They allow us to refine who we already are without altering our essential nature.

Emotional Factors – Flower Essences

From the homeopathic perspective, going back to Hahnemann, there is an emotional element to every disease and disease process. Pent-up emotional stress, acting directly on the endocrine glands, creates a physiological imbalance that, if left uncorrected, raises the potential for cellular-level changes to create an environment supportive of disease processes. Emotions manifest physically (whether outwardly or not), and have the potential under the right conditions, to manifest pathologically. They also have the potential to manifest health. In recent years the relatively young science of psychoneuroimmunology has supported Hahnemann’s hypotheses. At the same time, flower essences have been playing an increasingly greater role in the western healing process.

Flower essences are not true Homeopathy, although there are many similarities between them. They are used primarily as a way to restore harmony to the mind; not by altering it, but by opening it to the level of spirit that harbors the essential identity or blueprint of the individual – the unadulterated Higher Self that connects to the lower physical self through character and consciousness. How we define ourselves defines our relationship with Higher Self, and it is this relationship that is the focus of flower essences.

Although there has been much conjecture about the possible physiological associations with flower essences, from the Bionetic perspective they work best with the emotional aspects of disease and disease processes. Clinical experience has shown that the connection between emotions and illness is of vital importance; it must be addressed for total balance to take place, and for total health to occur. Interestingly, clinical evidence also shows that flower essences seem to have a transcendent quality that communicates directly with the Higher Self; bypassing mental barriers to meet the needs of the whole organism. Flower essences can very well be considered the first therapy of choice, and should be incorporated concurrently with other therapies as an essential part of any BioBalancing Protocol. Very often the body will select a flower or flowers that match the emotional elements with the organs of involvement in accordance with the Chinese model, whether or not the client agrees with the choice. They can be used singly or in combination, but most sources recommend that no more than six be used at any one time. Flower essences are tested most effectively at a 3X potency on the emotional point (NE-SMP) using the “yes-no” response method. 3X is the closest representation to the actual essence if you are not working with stock bottles, and therefore the closest potency to the current wrinkles in your mental/emotional “blueprint”. It may be possible, however, to find historical significance in higher potencies.

In particular, you might want to look at this possibility if: a) the top three flower essences more or less agree with each other, and b) the client disagrees with them in that they seem to have no bearing on life at present.

The top listed flower essence may be sufficient therapy for the client, but very often you may find the top three or more signals forming an emotional “cluster” – not duplicating information necessarily, but adding texture to the individual’s portrait. In this case especially, it would be appropriate to present them with a “full bouquet.”

 

The excerpt above was taken from The Essential Flower Essence Handbook, Remedies for Inner Well-Being by Lila Devi.

Fluoride: Helping or Harming?

Synthetic fluoride has not been proven to aid the teeth or any other part of our bodies. Yet, many continue to believe that it is designed to aid the building of strong bones and teeth. The following is short list of articles that highlight the dangers of fluoride:

  • Fluoride is a waste by-product of the fertilizer and aluminum industry and it’s also a Part II Poison under the UK Poisons Act 1972. Source: http://nstarzone.com/FLUORIDE Recommended Site.html
  • Fluoride is one of the basic ingredients in both PROZAC (FLUoxetene Hydrochloride) and Sarin nerve gas (Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl FLUoride). Source: http://www.greaterthings.com/Lexicon/F/Fluoride.htm
  • USAF Major George R. Jordan testified before Un-American Activity committees of Congress in the 1950’s that in his post as U.S. Soviet liaison officer, the Soviets openly admitted to “Using the fluoride in the water supplies in their concentration camps, to make the prisoners stupid, docile, and subservient.” Source: http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2008/011508_fluoride_horror.htm
  • Some of the first occurrence of fluoridated drinking water was found in Germany’s Nazi prison camps. The Gestapo had little concern about fluoride’s supposed effect on children’s teeth; their alleged reason for mass-medicating water with sodium fluoride was to sterilize humans and force the people in their concentration camps into calm submission. ( Ref. book: “The Crime and Punishment of I.G. Farben” by Joseph Borkin .)
  • 97% of western Europe has rejected fluoridated water due to the known health risks, however 10% of Britons drink it and the UK government is trying to fast track the fluoridation of the entire country’s water supply. Source: http://www.infowars.com/government-agency-recommends-mass-fluoridation-of-englands-water-supply/
  • In Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg fluoridation of water was rejected because it was classified as compulsive medication against the subject’s will and therefore violated fundamental human rights. Source: http://medicine-of-sickness.blogspot.com/2014/03/mass-fluoridation-agenda-danger.html
  • In November of 2006, the American Dental Association (ADA) advised that parents should avoid giving babies fluoridated water. Source: http://fluoridealert.org/articles/fluoride_facts/Sources of fluoride include: many dental products, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, processed foods made with fluoridated water, and many teas.

Fluoridated toothpastes contain sodium monofluorophosphate, which is a cousin to some potent nerve agents once considered for chemical warfare. Fluorosilicic acid, which is used to treat 90% of municipal water supplies, is a leftover from fertilizer plants. In 1991, the FDA added a warning to toothpaste: “Do Not Swallow. Use only a pea-sized amount for children under six.” Should a child swallow even a small amount of toothpaste, parents are instructed to “contact your local Poison Control Center.” A pea-sized portion can contain up to 1,000 ppm of fluoride.

This excerpt by Pao Chang is revealing:

“When it comes to debating about the toxicity of fluoride, there are a lot of controversial issues that prevent people from understanding how toxic fluoride is. What most of us do not understand about fluoride is that there are two main forms of it; the natural version of fluoride is known as calcium fluoride which is naturally found in soil which is not that harmful to us. The synthetic industrial version is called sodium fluoride. This industrial version is a synthetic toxic waste known to cause cancer. Manufacturers of sodium fluoride manipulated their data to create the illusion that sodium fluoride is not toxic. They then used this data to convince political leaders to allow them to add sodium fluoride into consumer products, pesticides and drinking water.

The term “fluoride” is a cover-up name for many of the toxic chemicals that make up fluoride, including lead, arsenic, aluminum, cadmium, fluorosilicic acid and even radioactive materials. The pure form of sodium fluoride is so toxic that by just consuming a small volume of it could kill you. This is why fluoridated toothpastes have warning labels on them and fluoride-free toothpastes do not. Sodium fluoride is even more toxic than certain forms of rat poison. Would you put rat poison in your drinking water or toothpaste? If you eat a lot of conventional food, you are poisoning your body with sodium fluoride due to the fact that it is one of the main chemicals in pesticide, insecticide and fungicide.

The fluoride added to 90% of drinking water is hydrofluoric acid which is a compound of fluorine that is a chemical byproduct of aluminum, steel, cement, phosphate, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. Hydrofluoric acid is used to refine high octane gasoline, to make fluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons for freezers and air conditioners, and to manufacture computer screens, fluorescent light bulbs, semiconductors, plastics, herbicides, and toothpaste.”

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What will it take for us to be more aware of the processes that are at play?

We must take control of our health and the products that we use in our bodies.

Say no to fluoride and feel confident that you are doing right by your families and those you love.

Emotions: Messages from the Body

Emotionally traumatic times, situations, or interactions can become a source of physical disease if not addressed and understood. E-motion, or “energy in motion,” has a great effect on every system of the body, and can cause organs to function less optimally. The body is designed to move electrons through the tissues in order to make the muscles work; or to use electrons from food in order to make digestion work. But if there is emotional distress, it can create imbalance in a related organ. According to Chinese Medicine, organs carry, control, or are related to specific emotions. Liver relates to anger; lungs relate to grief; kidneys relate to fear; the heart relates to sadness, etc. If we live in a near-constant state of anger for example, eventually the function of the liver will become debilitated.

Stuck emotions, or emotions that are held as memory in the body, can replay over and over again, eventually affecting the health of the related organ and thus the whole system. For example, long-term fear can affect the kidneys, especially if there some separation from a family member or a feeling of abandonment, eventually even increasing blood pressure. Because every physiological state is related to an emotion, many of our practitioners relate emotions to symptoms that are creating concern for the client.

At New Human, we see physical symptoms of illness as a key to psycho-emotional imbalance and disease. For example, if you’re driving your car and start to run out of gas, your gauge would indicate such. If you did not pull over and get gas, and cut the wires to the gas gauge, you could remove the feedback from the gas tank to the gauge, so you wouldn’t have to look at the needle reaching “E”. Eventually the tank will run dry and your car will come to a stop, regardless of what the gauge says. In the same way, if you choose to block a symptom, eventually your body will cease to function healthily. Choosing instead to address the root of any symptom- like filling an empty tank- restores the body to a state of ease and balance.

Because symptoms are messages from the body about imbalance within, it’s not uncommon for an emotionally rooted imbalance to manifest through a specific organ. By referencing symptoms we can learn to read messages from the body, and engage whatever emotions need to be expressed or examined, with self-awareness- and an understanding of the value of emotional expression.

Although seemingly far-fetched at first, many documented cases of concurrent emotional traumas and specific illnesses continue to support this view of health and wellness. Our software, protocols, and company philosophy are all built on this understanding, and the success of our practitioners further supports this thinking.