Our health is essentially up to us:
The National Institute of Health has been quoted as saying that "80% of all medical conditions are caused by stress", so by understanding and managing the stressful factors that undermine our health we can begin to take back control. Since we are not given a guide book when we are given a body it is not surprising that we fail to understand the inner workings of the biological system we live in. A simplified version of what we most need to understand would be: When not compromised and side tracked by overwhelming stressors, the body is capable of, and innately programmed toward, self-healing, and will return itself to normalized functioning (where possible). Our job is simply to live as harmoniously with nature as we can in order to allow the body to create the wellness and biological balance we expect of it.
It is our human tendency to mistake the labels and names of various health conditions with the idea that they are understood. This over simplified "reductionism" approach of labeling a disease and then treating it with a single standard protocol fails miserably when applied to any dynamic living system. This system of medicine, although effective in dealing with emergencies, continues to fail in the areas of degenerative disease rooted in diet, lifestyle and mental, emotional, or physical stress. Furthermore, recent studies have identified this same system of Reductionism as the number one killer in modern society.
The Latin root word for "doctor" is "educator", which implies that the original intent of a "doctor" was to educate. We all know that this role is no longer assumed and, quite the contrary, you may be in and out of your doctor's office within minutes, with a prescription in your hand, and none the wiser. This of course is not always the case, but more often than not the role of education is left to the patient. It is also unfortunate that the less educated we are in matters of our health the more likely we are to comply to the attitude that this quick fix, magic bullet, prescriptive form of medicine is the remedy for our health concern. We have been conditioned to think of symptoms and health in terms of "diagnosis and treatment", which remains, by "self appointment", the exclusive domain of the "experts". Sad but true "Our health care system today is calcified by academic arrogance, vested moneyed interests, and a "disease-care" mentality that profits from disease management rather than prevention."
Since knowledge is power and since participation in your own healing is so very essential, it seems the more reasonable approach would be to empower the client with information, and to instill a responsibility for the outcome of our lifestyle, diet and attitude.
Some simplified energy talk:
"We are all nested within larger parts of the big picture. For example a baby is one component, but at the same time is part of a family, which is another component, but also part of a community. Communities, made up of families, make up nations, continents and then a planet, which expands to be part of the solar system, and so on. In fact, the entire universe is simply a set of nested "holons", with every part intimately involved in greater and lesser levels of organization, ultimately making one thing, a whole, a Uni-Verse."
In general terms, it is most often not appropriate to pull out little bits of data from the whole picture and assume to ascribe meaning to it separate from that larger picture. Even though we are conditioned to think in the very linear terms of cause and effect, we must understand that our perception is limited, and partial, and we must reserve judgment regarding ultimate causation. We must also allow that what is most significant is not likely known by the conscious mind.
Experiments involving Kirlian photography of a living leaf with a segment of the leaf cut off revealed that the energy field around the leaf remained 100% intact. (Kirlain photography can capture an image of the energy fields surrounding living things.) This would seem to indicate that the field somehow "pre-exists" the organism, and functions in some manner as a developmental template, both guiding and sustaining the leaf's growth. This is especially exemplified by the seed of an oak tree displaying, with Kirlain photography, the energy field of the complete and mature tree it could someday become. Biologists understand that the DNA holds the information for the inherited characteristics of a plant or animal, acting as the road map for development. But it seems likely that the Human Energy Field orchestrates the process, holding the templates for the DNA to manifest into. This is called our auric field. When you read "Adam" you will understand.
The tremendous amount of hidden detail regarding the human energy field is being uncovered and documented by the study of Quantum physics. To quote Adam: "There is no such thing as solid matter. The more you break things down, the more you find that everything is just vibrations. The bottom line is that everything and everyone is energy…. Everything in the universe is made up of energies that vibrate at different frequencies and in different patterns. Ill health is an imbalance of energy. Energy imbalance manifests itself in the form of different ailments, depending on where we develop the energy blockage." If it is difficult to accept this remember there was a time when we would have been skeptical about the existence of the radio wave, electricity, or radar. Obviously all that is true cannot be verified directly by the senses. Given the time and motivation to do enough reading you will discover the hard science of our quantum reality and the inter connectedness of all things.
Quantum Biofeedback using the SCIO or Xrroid device:
Like any biological system the Human Energy Field (HEF) responds to signals by either being attracted or repelled. "This is part of nature's survival programming which guides all life forms down to the simplest single-cell organisms. Observe a bacterium under a microscope and you will see it move toward food or prey, and instantly recoil when it becomes food or prey. In humans, the reactive response is as functionally simple, yet is complicated by the many mental, emotional and other conditioning factors that can impact our ability to react appropriately. However, it is this reactive ability that is the true intelligence behind the Xrroid, or SCIO Testing process." At the speed of reactivity of 1/100th of a second the SCIO challenges the body and its energy field with over 9000 potential stressors, and simply records the degree of reactivity toward or away from each item. It then categorizes the information amongst various computer screen panels for ease of viewing. The device also registers and records our body electric, its voltage, resistance and amperage, to list a few.
How is therapy delivered:
Since we are all self-healing systems and since a body in disharmony is a body with a blockage in energy flow, the methods used by the biofeedback practitioner is to educate in the removal of the stressors, and, using the SCIO, help the body recognize and remember the coherent and healthy energy pattern which, in turn, gently guide it back to health.
Many agree that illness and disease most likely occur first as a change in the energy field (the template) which is then followed by changes in the physical body. So in going to the most fundamental level of disease we must look beyond the mere physical symptoms to disruptions in energy flow. We tend to understand that a disease of the body can affect our mental state (ie. a psychological condition due to chemical imbalance), and also that a disease of the mind can affect the body (ie. poor immunity resulting from severe depression or the effects of grief). The next step would be to appreciate how the imbalances created in our energy fields can affect the whole of our being, on all levels, or visa versa, that the energy field is affected by the health of those levels be they physical, mental/emotional,
The SCIO unit has been approved for biofeedback by the FDA and Health Canada.
Stress - What is it, and how does it affect our health?
Basically stress is anything that disrupts our normal flow of energy and health, thus "stressing" the body's ability to maintain homeostasis or inner harmony. The list is long and include: allergens, bacteria, viruses, fungus, parasites, chemicals, emotional issues, (employment, family, financial, or personal), exercise or lack of exercise, genetically altered foods, heavy metals, environmental toxins too numerous to list, lack of sleep, pain, drugs, fast food, nutritional deficiencies, overwork, psychological problems, and so on. You get the picture. Stress (any of the above), if not removed or rectified, will cause the body to go through
a series of predictable phases. The initial phase is "Alarm" which is appropriate since the body needs to react in ways to discharge a threatening offense. Think of the coughing response initiated by the body the first time we attempt to smoke. Children are also good examples of bodies in the alarm phase as they are still fine tuned to what is not wanted, or needed, and thus they show reactions easily.
If the stress is not removed, the next phase in the series is "adaptation". If the smoking persists, or if the child is continually exposed to the same dietary or environmental factors, the body will adapt to it. We like this phase since it allows us to continue in our detrimental activities under the illusion that what we are doing isn't so bad. In the meantime however the body must compromise itself in various ways to compensate for the offense or the neglect. This often involves chronic elevation of stress hormones, which then lead to inflammation, deregulated digestion, dysfunctional breathing patterns, and countless other "sub-clinical" symptoms. For example, if faced with nutrient deficiency or overly acidic conditions, the body will rob Peter to pay Paul or, in other words, find the alkaline nutrients needed to rectify the pH of the blood from the bones. The body does this so well that we are often unaware of any symptoms, which in our example above would be progressive osteoporosis, and we continue to assume the lack of symptoms means the absence of disease. Unfortunately, most every adult in modern society are in some form of Adaptation.
Next comes the inevitable "exhaustion" phase. When the body can no longer compensate without our noticing, and the stressors have accumulated, we develop critical symptoms which announce that the body is in a state of chronic illness. At this point the ability to resist further stress is inhibited and we are likely to show a disease or condition in our inherently weakest areas first. This is also the "diagnosable condition" phase where modern medicine plays its role, and not before. However, the steps taken by medicine at this point are to suppress the emerging symptoms, further derailing and delaying our return to homeostasis and self responsibility, and we happily play along in full denial that we, or our lifestyle, have anything to do with the outcome of our health!
"Dreamhealer 2: A guide to healing and self empowerment" by Adam - ISBN 0-14-305377-9
"The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot. –ISBN-0-06-092258-3
“The Biology of Belief” by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD