The body is more than just a network of components and individual pieces, as treated by conventional drug and surgical approaches. In order to heal the body, we must understand its inner workings, which are physical, chemical, and energetic in nature.
Conventional medicine focuses on the body in terms of physical anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. Surgical procedures view the body in terms of gross anatomy and physiology, while drug therapies focus on specific biochemical pathways in the body. While these are necessary components to understanding the processes of the human organism, they offer a limited view of the vast complexity of the human organism.
The existence of the biofield (the body’s energy field) and its influence on health and disease has been known for thousands of years. It is known as the Vital Force in homeopathic medicine, Prana in Ayurveda, Qi in traditional Chinese medicine, Ki in Japanese traditional medicine, and Innate Intelligence in Chiropractic terms. The Greek physician Hippocrates (460 BC – 370 BC), known as the “Father of Medicine”, based his principles and practice on the existence of a spiritual essence or principal, and taught that the body contained healing powers within itself that could restore balance – vis medicatrix naturae, or “the healing power of nature”.
Sophisticated diagnostic systems used in hospitals, universities, and research facilities, such as EKG (electrocardiogram), EEG (electroencephalogram), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and SQUID (superconducting quantum interference device), measure the electromagnetic currents of the body to assess health and disease, applying the principles of BioEnergetic Medicine in their use, even though the conventional medical model continues to ignore the importance of balancing these energy fields to restore health and well-being.
Where conventional medicine fights specific diseases and disease conditions by altering the natural processes of the body with drugs and surgery, BioEnergetic therapies focus on building health and restoring natural functioning and balance. In addition, many disease conditions appear as imbalances in the energetic pathways of the body well before they manifest in the physical body, therefore BioEnergetic Medicine provides, in many cases, an effective measure of prevention against disease and illness.
BioEnergetic Assesssment with ElectroAcupuncture Accoring to Voll (EAV)
The acupuncture meridian system is a distinct network of energy pathways that flow through the body. Each acupuncture point on the body corresponds to a particular organ or system in the body. To date, there are over 2000 points that have been established to have a specific relationship with the internal organs. When a person is in good health, bioenergy, or qi, flows through the meridians at a steady rate, nourishing the organs and systems to which they are linked.
In the late 1940s, Dr. Reinhard Voll, a German medical doctor, began studying the effects of electrical currents on the human body. During his research, Dr. Voll discovered that the electrical resistance of the skin decreases significantly at the acupuncture points when compared to the surrounding skin. Dr. Voll developed highly sophisticated instrumentation that is able to measure the electrical conductivity flowing though the meridian pathways. This technique is known as Electroacupuncture According to Voll (EAV), and is sometimes called ElectroDermal Screening.
A weakened or imbalanced organ or system oscillates at a different and less harmonious frequency than a healthy one. By accessing the energetic system of the body via the meridian pathways, a skilled BioEnergetic Practitioner can successfully assess imbalances and weaknesses in the body, identify the underlying causes of the imbalance, and determine the balancing factors to assist in the resolution of poor health. Readings that fall higher or lower than normal at a particular acupoint indicate an imbalance in the meridian to which the acupoint corresponds, with higher readings indicating irritation or inflammation, while lower readings indicates fatigue or degeneration.
When an individual is supplied with the correct energetic frequencies, through the application of BioEnergetic remedies or therapies, the body is able correct the imbalances and return to homeostasis. By working with the energetic pathways of the body, the BioEnergetic practitioner can select the therapies that will provide the greatest leverage and greatest benefit, honouring the uniqueness of each individual, and avoiding the dangers of over-supplementation or choosing the wrong therapies. This is also a cost-effective approach, as money is not wasted on remedies and therapies that will not benefit the client/patient.
Combined with a practitioner’s knowledge of physiology, acupuncture, and modes of treatment such as homeopathy, herbal medicine, and nutritional therapies, EAV can be used effectively to balance the vibrational frequencies in the body and restore the proper functioning, health, and vitality to the individual.
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- Manning, Clark A. and Louis J Vanrenen. 1988. BioEnergetic Medicines East and West: Acupuncture and Homeopathy. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
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