As I stated in the last post, we can’t address mental health without considering physical health, since the mind arises out of the body. Conversely, we can’t really address the causes and conditions underlying physical heath without considering mental health. Further, we can’t address mental and physical health without including and addressing emotional health. The three simply exist together as a whole, an energetic continuum.
If we look even deeper in our search for cause, we can’t address health issues that arise in the outer man without considering the health of the inner man, spiritual health. The outer man is but an extension of the inner man. Now, the inner spirit is perfect, whole and healthy. If the outer man does not reflect the inner perfection, wholeness and health of the inner man, the spirit, then there’s a reason for this failure. The obvious reason is that the inner spiritual man is not able to get through to the outer material man. The reflection is either distorted or not there at all. This seems simple enough, doesn’t it? But, then, the truth is simple.
The rationale of any worthy healthcare service would, therefore, be to assist the individual inflicted with disease in removing the interference between the inner spirit and its perfect manifestation in and through the whole outer man. It would be, in other words, a wholistic approach.
This is why alternative healthcare is often described as “wholistic,” or “holistic,” as it is often spelled. The whole person is taken into account when searching for the cause of illness and putting together a protocol for treatment. In this post, I will offer some practical solutions along with a few natural, holistic approaches I’ve used in my practice of 49 years, as well as some that I’m aware of in the alternative healthcare field.
ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE GROWING EXPONENTIALLY
In the video of a conversation between Drs. Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton I posted in my current Healing Tones blog — and which I’m posting again here below because it contributes so much to our understanding of ourselves in the context of the new paradigm emerging — Dr. Lipton makes the observation that we have now past the 50% mark in this country of the numbers of those who seek alternative healthcare before going to a medical doctor. I find that most encouraging, and I feel it incumbent upon me to continue making a contribution into the process of transformation in consciousness underway and moving forward at an exponential rate.
THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND CONTROLS OUR BEHAVIOR
At the end of the video, Dr. Lipton makes a very important statement about the influence of sub-conscious programming upon our behavior. He states that 95% of our behavior is controlled by our subconscious minds while only 5% of our actions are consciously directed. That’s a bit scary. Basically, we are walking around in a state of post-hypnotic suggestion where triggers in our environment push buttons in our psyche that turn on tapes in our subconscious minds that play out in our behavior and outbursts of suppressed emotionally charged energy.
As an example of this, he explains how illness can be induced in our physical body by subconscious memories from childhood of how when we got sick we received lots of love and attention we didn’t get when we were well. So, in order to get the love and attention we deeply crave now as adults, we may subconsciously set about getting sick — physically and mentally, as well as emotionally.
So, I just wanted to bring this dynamic into the picture as we explore some of the natural healthcare solutions, always keeping in mind that while we may ease the symptoms of illness and balance body and brain chemistry with nutrition and herbs, the underlying cause remains untreated until we address the memories of past trauma and synchronize body and brain with present time conditions where there are no threats to fear and fight or to run away from.
NATURAL HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS
1. Bio-Energetic-Synchronization Technique (BEST) was developed by Dr. Milton T. Morter of Rogers, Arkansas. Dr. Morter is a chiropractor, researcher and developer, teacher, biologist and author of several books on health and consciousness. His work is a seminal contribution to the field of holistic health care. BEST practitioners are usually chiropractors who are trained and certified in this technique.
In just a few words, BEST is a non-invasive healing modality that accesses subconscious memories of past trauma that influence current behavior and underlie patterns of disease in the body-mind continuum. It includes a means of communicating with the innate intelligence of the body, using kinesiology (muscle testing — which Dr. Lipton explains toward the end of the video clip) to ascertain information that helps guide the practitioner in a process of finding and then “erasing” the memory ingram where the traumatic experience is filed away in the subconscious.
With BEST we can now erase past memories from the subconscious mind that are keeping a person in chronic stress mode of fight or flight and desensitize “buttons” in the psyche that trigger habitual emotional reactions to environmental stimuli.
Muscles remember trauma and can become locked in defensive physiology caused by sympathetic dominance. BEST can erase those memories and restore timing and synchronization between brain signals and muscle contraction and relaxation to take them out of fight or flight mode. When muscles of the back are so released from tension, the spinal bones to which they are attached and pulled out of alignment are able to return to their proper alignment without being forced to do so by manipulation, a discovery that was met with strong resistance by the powers that be in the chiropractic profession.
As Dr. Morter describes it, we can remove the “necessity for disease,” as disease is nothing more than a necessary adaptation to a deeper aberration in the energetic field. Healing the aberrations in the energetic field removes the necessity for the adaptation and, therefore, the manifestation of symptoms. The symptoms of disease remiss when the blockages in the subconscious mind are removed.
THE PROMISE OF CHIROPRACTIC
This is the fundamental principle underlying the philosophy and science of chiropractic and the rationale for the spinal adjustment, which is to remove nerve interference to the flow of intelligence between the brain and the body so that the body can heal itself, as the founder of chiropractic, Daniel David Palmer, envisioned and proved out clinically over a hundred years ago, and his son, Bartlett Joshua Palmer (“BJ”) further explored and developed into a professional science, philosophy and healing art.
Chiropractic brought to the world a great promise that spearheaded the emergence of alternative healthcare. That promise was in BJ’s “Big Idea,” whose time had come, that “The power that made the body can heal the body” and his “Law of life” which stated that healing comes from “above, down, inside, out.” Unfortunately, Palmer’s original philosophy gradually got watered down by a profession that failed to “get the Big Idea” and chiropractic devolved into a physical manipulative modality for relieving back aches and other musculoskeletal disorders. But its purpose had been served as alternative health care was given birth into the healthcare arena, which was already medically dominated and monopolized by the drug-based, diseased oriented, so-called “healthcare industry.” Chiropractic brought health-oriented consciousness to the fore of alternative health care thinking.
2. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) was founded by Dr. Gary Craig, who developed it into a practical methodology for emotional healing with fellow psychotherapists Drs. David Feinstein and Donna Evans. Their work is presented and detailed in The Promise of Energy Psychology – Revolutionary Tools for Dramatic Personal Change.
Basically, EFT involves a sequential “tapping” of specific energy meridians in the face, upper torso and hands that are connected to neurological pathways in the brain. You tap with the finger tips while repeating a mantra articulating the issue being addressed and an affirmation of deep love and appreciation for oneself. For example, “Even though I’m afraid of heights, I deeply and completely love and appreciate myself.” This plants into the subconscious mind a positive statement that will override negative feeling-reactions to situations in life, such as fear of heights, or even a physical conditions, such as obesity. For example, “Even though my body is overweight I deeply and completely love and appreciate myself.” There are psychotherapists who use this technique to give their clients something they can do between visits when issues arise, and it really does work in disarming triggers by “unwiring” emotional buttons.
You’ll have to purchase the book in order to study and learn the simple “basic recipe” for tapping. The book is worth its weight in gold for anyone having trouble managing emotions . . . but not just for emotional management and overcoming phobias. EFT works for physical conditions, such as chronic illnesses, like diabetes and arthritis, because it accesses and affects transformation of underlying emotional causes of disease. For example, “Even though I have diabetes/arthritis/heart disease/asthma/etc, I deeply and completely love and appreciate my body with its limitations.
EFT works for transforming one’s self-image and redirecting emotional energies toward creative enterprises. It works in clearing addictions of all kinds. I can’t think of any situation or condition where EFT would not be helpful in setting emotional energies free from suppression by old and limiting beliefs and inhibiting patterns of thought. I highly recommend the book.
3. Trophotherapy — the science of balancing blood and body chemistry with nutrition, specifically by the ingestion of high concentrations of whole-food nutrients. This approach often includes a form of reading the body’s nutritional profile and needs through kinesiology — muscle testing specific points in the energetic meridians of the body to ascertain information the body’s innate intelligence is willing to share about its biological, physiological and anatomical health status and remedial needs. Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA) and Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA) are two popular methods of this science and art.
For example, the brain has a “master reflex” point above the forehead at the hairline. If this reflex point is “active,” it indicates the brain is in need of nutritional support. The practitioner then proceeds to test other points to try and determine what is causing the brain’s weakness. Sometimes it’s simply a need for vitamins and minerals, in which case placing a bottle of CATALYN (by Standard Process Labs) in the field of the person being tested will make the reflex point strong again, indicating that this multiple vitamin and mineral wholefood supplement will feed the brain and make it healthy and strong again. I have often found that the brain is simply starving to death.
OMEGA 3 FISH OIL ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL
The brain is made of fat, cholesterol. So feed it fat. Good fat, that is, and not the Omega 6 peanut oils used in commercially fried foods, most of which are overheated and rancid, nor saturated fats in beef and pork. Butter is a good fat, but not margarine. Margarine is hydroginated oil and is rancid. Rancid oil destroys “good” cholesterol (HDL) and tissue cells upon contact. People who take Statin drugs are hurting their livers and brains by preventing the liver from making cholesterol. The liver makes 85% of the cholesterol needed by every cell in the body, especially hormones, which are made of cholesterol, and brain cells.
HERBS FOR BRAIN ENERGY & MEMORY
To boost brain energy, one can use herbs like Ginkgo Biloba. To enhance memory retention, Bacopa Complex (by Medi Herb). To enhance memory recall, Ginkgo Forte (MH). I’ve had students take these herbs with astounding results: Bacopa during lectures and study hours, and Ginkgo before and during exams. They work great!
ADD & ADHD (click on it to see my blog post on the subject)
The problem with ADD is one of focus and concentration. I’ve treated many children with ADD over the years and all of them responded favorably to inositol supplementation, often the next day. They were able to get off Ritalin. They were able to focus and concentrate on their lessons.
The brain’s primary fuel is sugar in the form of inositol, which facilitates the transmission of electrical energy and signals between cell membranes. This sugar is made in the liver from glucose. Eating too much dietary sugar can compromise the production of inositol. That’s why kids who eat too much sugar don’t produce enough inositol for the brain. The brain doesn’t even have the energy to shut down at night. It runs all night and throughout the day. This is what ADD and ADHD are all about. They need to get off the sugar and take Inositol, along with Catalyn, Min-Tran, and Tuna Omega 3 Oil (SP). Email me for dosages. Inositol is also known to help with depression.
BALANCE MALE AND FEMALE HORMONES TO BALANCE BRAIN CHEMISTRY
Hormonal support is essential in balancing brain chemistry. First, we need to support the hypothalamus, the stress-response center at the base of the brain. Next, we need to support the pituitary gland, the master gland of the endocrine system. Then we need to support the adrenal glands, as every cell in the body and brain needs adrenalin to function. This is called the HPA Axis. Email me for a protocol and to obtain products.
I hope you have learned something about your brain and mind in these last few blog posts. I welcome your comments and inquiries. In my next blog post, we will go beyond the outer terrain of physical, mental and emotional health issues and remedies to consider a very special healing service called “attunement” which addresses the healing of the connection between the inner spiritual man and the outer form created specifically for its perfect manifestation. Until then,
To your health and healing,
Dr. Tony Palombo
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org On the wed at www.healingandattunement.com
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