The Energy Body
I began my professional career as a Chiropractor by accident. I was a college student, studying to be a Doctor, preparing to take the MCATS, when I was involved in an auto accident. At the time, I was working part time for a dermatologist and part time in the ER at our local hospital. Steeped in the only form of medicine I knew of, I enthusiastically prepared myself to practice in this caregiving field.
I was born into a matriarchal lineage of Celtic healers. My mother was a nurse, her mother was a nurse, her sister was a nurse. They all provided home care and I observed, from their ministering to the sick and dying, the elements of healing that arise from loving touch, soothing words, kindnesses.
Although these elements were not present in the halls of the hospital, as far as I could see, I knew I would bring that element of healing into my work.
Then came the accident. A whiplash injury. A soft tissue injury. An injury that cannot be seen and was poorly diagnosed at the time. MRI’s were a glimmer in the eye of the diagnostician, considered investigational and not covered by insurance or admissible in court as evidence of injury . Diagnosis was made by x-ray and if there was no evidence of fracture, then there was no basis for treatment.
According to my beliefs, there are no accidents. The doctor prescribed Valium for me to relax the muscle spasms.I was a student, sitting and studying for long hours and working two jobs. The Valium made me sleepy and I was not able to attend to the level of concentration necessary to operate at the level I needed to. Aside from that, the Valium did not make me better. Watching me struggling through this dilemma, my sister recommended that I see the chiropractor that she was going to for her asthma. Parroting the medical party line, I told her it was quackery. However, I needed an alternative, so I went.
Enter the energy body! As the chiropractor discussed my injury and the x-ray findings, he proceeded to draw a causal connection between the dynamic function of the spine and the inherent vitality of the central nervous system. I was fascinated. And, I was cured.
This was in April of 1975. I enrolled in summer school to complete the prerequisites for chiropractic school, made application and was admitted in September of 1975.
There are no accidents, only opportunities to learn. And learn I did. The exquisite marriage of science, anatomy, physiology and the vitalistic principles of Chiropractic led me into the vast Universe of the energy body that is continuously revealing itself to me, through my hands on experience, to this day.
“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.”-Albert Szent-Gyorgyl, Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1937).
In my academic pursuits I learned that all matter has energy and that energy is manifested in vibrations and measured with technology that captures the vibration, electromagnetic frequency, heat patterns and sound waves. Each organ resonates to a frequency. We are taught to palpate organs using percussion, the touch/tapping that produces a resonant sound to indicate congestion, blockage or decreases/increases in tone/vitality. Our organ of hearing, the ear, operates on vibrations through bone and nerve conduction. The eye translates vision through the frequencies of light. The bones of the spine, the vertebrae, have resonant frequency.
June Leslie Wieder, in her article Resonant Frequencies of the Spine, (Massage & Bodywork ,Oct/Nov 2006), describes resonance in this beautifully articulated way;
“Resonance”, she explains,” is an amazing phenomenon that occurs throughout all of nature - from the smallest subatomic particles to huge galaxies at the edge of the observable universe. Anything that vibrates has a natural resonant frequency and will spontaneously begin to vibrate in response to external vibrations that share the same or a resonant frequency. This sympathetic vibration is called resonance, which literally means to re-sound or echo.” In medical diagnostics, we use this phenomenon in technology such as the echocardiogram and in ultrasound.
Vibration is also utilized in diagnostic evaluation of hearing using tuning forks. Assessment of a fracture can be defined by applying a tuning fork over the suspected fracture line. The same principles of resonant frequency vibrations are noted in the spine. Early on in my career I became aware that each vertebra responds to a specific vibrational frequency.I used tuning forks both diagnostically and therapeutically for bone toning, muscle strengthening , repatterning and entrainment of whole body harmonics. Song of the Spine by June Leslie Weiner (N.Charleston, SC:Booksurge 2004) is an excellent resource on this subject. The resonant frequency for each vertebra is listed in this book along with guidance on how to use these frequencies in bone-toning sessions.
The fact of the matter remained for me. There is an energetic body wherein resides particular vibrations that operate individually and as a harmonious whole. I used the energy that I felt in my hands, emanating from my hands, to interact with the energy body of the patient in my care. There is a felt sense that is cultivated when working in the field of the energy body. It is just that. A feeling state. I came to be aware of the entrainment of these body energies with my heart and so on to the intuitive qualities informed by the energy body. The electromagnetic radiations of the heart frequencies between us informed my intuitive capabilities and the possibilities and potentials for healing increased. For me, working in the energy realm revealed a dynamic process that is highly diagnostic, highly therapeutic, highly reproducible and highly intentional. These are my discoveries from my clinical practice of 40 years.
The seemingly boundless domain of energy, vibrations and resonant frequencies in and of the human body/person/spirit is certainly not my own discovery. During the course of my seminary work in pursuit of becoming an Ordained Interfaith Minister, I was exposed to varying accounts of the origin of energy.
One,the creation story begins with the vibration of the word. Genesis 1:1-2, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The word for “word” here is “logos”, which is Greek for the indwelling logic or rational order of things.The Hebrew Scriptures refer to the “Word” as Wisdom. Wisdom is translated as Chochma, the life-force of all creation, as in the verse “and chochma enlivens (or vitalizes) all that possess it” ~Ecclesiastes 7:12.
The Zohar, the foundational work in the literature of jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah,breaks up the word chochma into two words: koach and mah. Koach means “potential” and mah means “what is”. Thus chochma means the potential of what is or the potential to be. Thus, in brief, chochma is defined as the germinal, highly condensed revelation of G-Dly light in the highest level of immanence that is in the life force of all creation.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for thousands of years. Chinese medicine views the body as an energetic system in dynamic balance. Qi has a translation as energy or life force. Qi is know to flow in a regular pattern through a system of meridians or channels to all parts of the body. These meridians cannot be seen by the naked eye. They are energetic manifestations evaluated through pulsations among other methods of diagnosing imbalances. The flow of Qi and its patterns affect all aspects of a person, mind/body/spirit.
A newcomer on the energy scene, only two hundred years old is homeopathic medicine. The way in which material elements are highly diluted and succussed is said to liberate the energy of the substance for purposes of harmonizing the whole organism as to sensation and function. The renowned researcher Iris Bell,MD et al. discovered the hormetic effect of the nanoparticles in homeopathic remedies that induce adaptive changes to the biological stress response network thus presenting an evidence-based model for the nature and mode of action of homeopathic remedies. Based on her findings, a new definition was formed to identify homeopathy as adaptive network nanomedicine. Similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine, adaptive network nanomedicine effects and balances the entire organism, body/mind/spirit as well as removes the effects of the original disruption.
Nobel Prize Winner Luc Montagnier , with reference to his experimental research confirms, in this article by Dana Ullman published in the Huffington Post, that the high dilution theory used in homeopathy is right. Montagnier’s research ( and other of many of his colleagues) has verified that electromagnetic signals of the original medicine remains in the water and has dramatic biological effects.
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz contributed significantly to the study of electromagnetics by identifying the unit of frequency of these electromagnetic signals. The hertz is a unit of frequency that is equivalent to cycles per second.
In the 1920’s , Bjorn Nordenstrom, a Chairman of the Nobel Assembly, developed equipment to measure the bio-frequency of humans and foods.
In the same time period, the 1920’s, Royal Raymond Rife, MD, developed a “frequency generator”. He found that certain frequencies could prevent the development of disease, and others would destroy disease.
Robert O. Becker, MD, validates the electrical frequency of the human body in his book, The Body Electric. Furthermore, according to this article in Quantum Health Consulting, Dr. Becker’s “clinical research shows that essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man, creating an environment in which disease, bacteria, virus, fungus, etc., cannot live. “
The article goes on to say that Bruce Tainio, of Tainio Technology and head of the Department of Agriculture at Eastern Washington University, has developed a Calibrated Frequency Monitor (CFM) that “has been used to measure the frequencies of essential oils and their effect on human frequencies when applied to the human body. “ It is stated that one is located at Johns Hopkins University where it is used to study frequency in relationship to diseases. Young Living Essential Oils laboratory uses CFM as well and has published specific frequencies of essential oils used in healing the body and emotions. The chart is here.
And so it is written. The story is thousands of years old and recounted in different formats, in different cultures, in different words, the world over. The essence is the same. There is an essential energy which animates us. Mankind has not yet been fully informed of its ineffable nature and the means by which to harness it for purposes of our highest evolution.
What we do have are beginnings. And we have historical foundations. We have beginnings of understanding in medical science as discussed above. We have forays into the spiritual domains with prayer and meditations, chanting and dance. We have manual approaches such as chiropractic, massage, yoga, physical therapies. We have mechanical interventions such as acupuncture, and technical surgeries that restore function. We have machines that measure electromagnetic frequencies and scientists and researchers hot in pursuit of application.
What we need now, at this critical juncture in the continuum, are open minds and open hearts. The energy body does not call to be harnessed or owned by anyone, any technology or any ideology. The energy body simply IS. It desires to be acknowledged, respected and utilized with compassion and integrity for our good and the good of everyone.