1. What do you do? What services do you offer?
I am an author and a teacher mainly. I also treat one-on-one from time to time.
I enjoy writing books about Oriental philosophy, Oriental medicine, yoga and energy psychology. Currently, writing is where most of my energy and focus goes. Since I discovered writing, I have published over 15 books on yoga, natural medicine and health.
I have also been teaching yoga part-time since 2008. In the last few years, I have been moving into creating and producing educational videos that I offer for sale through the internet.
2. How does Oriental medicine and energy medicine work?
Oriental medicine and energy medicine both come from the paradigm that all things, living and non-living are made up of vibrational energy. This energetic force is called Qi in Chinese, Prana in Yoga and electromagnetic waves in western science.
The distribution and flow of our Qi influence all other layers of our being, from biochemistry through to our psychology and spiritual health. The primary principle of healthcare in Oriental medicine and energy medicine is to identify, shift and reset our energetic system out of a stressful state and into a balanced, calm, healthy and optimal state. When our energetic system is balanced and functioning optimally, the physical body tends to heal itself, the mind stabilizes and becomes clear, and the spiritual aspect of the human being awakens naturally. This is why Oriental medicine and energy medicine is considered to be a holistic practice of health and healthcare.
For more information, please check out some of my books.
3. What is Energy Psychology?
Energy psychology is a recent form of psychotherapeutic treatment that has its roots in Oriental medicine. It involves bringing up a psychological stress (trauma, phobia, fear, limiting belief, past event, etc.) and then addressing and dissolving the emotional charge of the issue by using acu-point tapping and other energetic techniques to clear it from the system. This method is based on the understanding that stress is stored within our system and has an energetic blueprint which comes up in us whenever we trigger it as a memory or thought. When we understand that we fundamentally just need to adjust and shift the energetic system into a new state, all the associated signs and symptoms of the stress dissolve.
This new way of practice originated in the 1970’s and 1980’s and has been growing since then. The most common techniques and methods that use this approach are Applied Kinesiology, Thought Field Therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Research studies have been few, yet the research that has been conducted has provided very promising and exciting results especially in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety-related psychological health problems. In some studies, energy psychology is presenting far greater results than cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the most widely used approach by psychologists and counselors.
The other promising finding is that when using energy psychology methods, most psychological disturbances can be dissolved and cleared within just a few treatments, saving a great deal of time and money.
For more information and to read some scientific articles, please visit innersource.co
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4. Are you against Western medicine?
No. I fully appreciate and respect many of the insights that have come from the western scientific approach to medicine and in cases of any serious illness or injury, I personally do not hesitate to see a western medical doctor for help, and I also encourage others to do so.
However, I see western medicine as coming out of a limiting scientific viewpoint and therefore consider it not to be holistic in essence. Western medicine is excellent at treating acute medical problems, such as heart attacks, broken bones, and conditions that require surgery, etc. However, it is not so great at treating chronic conditions such as degenerative diseases, depression and chronic pain. Western medicine specialises in two main areas, pharmacology and surgery, and if these treatments are necessary or required, then I would not hesitate to go down that road. However, for a majority of other health problems, I would consider other treatment options such as acupuncture, nutrition, energy medicine, yoga, manual therapies, hypnotherapy, etc.
Ideally, I would love to see Western medicine and Complementary medicine working together to compliment each other. Both paradigms have great things to offer the other and if they were to be linked and working with each other, it would produce greater and more efficient results for patients. It would also take a lot of strain out of the healthcare system. In countries such as South Korea, China, Germany and some other European countries, this is already happening. However, in Australia and the US, it seems a long way off.
5. Can acupuncture help me with ….. ? Can yoga help me with …… ?
Generally, speaking, yes. This is because any disease, illness or pain comes from the same source – the flow of Qi in our system has been impaired in some way. Acupuncture and yoga are both designed to restore and support our systems back to a good flow of Qi. When the flow of Qi is smooth and balanced, all pain is reduced, and illness tends to dissolve and disappear. Therefore acupuncture and yoga can treat pretty much anything.
Of course, if it’s a broken leg or a heart attack or something of a similar serious nature, you need to see your medical doctor. If you’re ever in doubt, please seek advice from your preferred professional health practitioner.
For more information, please read some of my yoga and Oriental medicine books.
6. How long will it take to treat / heal / cure… ?
It depends on a number of factors as to whether one can heal and overcome a particular disease or illness. Generally, the longer you have had it, the longer it will take to address and heal. Therefore, leaving things for multiple years only makes it harder and longer to treat. The sooner you get onto things, the quicker and easier it is to heal.
For example, if you have had a condition for 10 years, it is going to take a good 2-3 years of treatments, lifestyle adjustments and dietary adjustments to get on top of the condition. If you have had the condition for a month, it may take just a week of focus and treatments to clear it. Natural medicine approaches will usually take longer to treat than Western methods of treatment, yet it will produce longer-term results and a better quality of life overall.