|Oriental medicine is a system of
healing that was developed thousands of years ago. It encompasses many
techniques, not limited to acupuncture, massage, Qi Gong and herbs.
The principle of these modalities is best captured
in this ancient Chinese proverb: "Where there is pain, there is no
free flow, where there is free flow, there is no pain."
The objective in Oriental Medicine is to release
energy blockages, supplement deficiencies and drain excesses, thereby
restoring the physical body and the emotional body to health.
Deep betrayals of intimacy involve energy blockages (due to somatic
holding patterns from shock causing frozen trauma to be held in the
body), depletions (life force that has leaked or been "stolen"), and
sometimes excesses (stagnation held too long in the body producing
Oriental medicine is well suited for treating
conditions that often cannot be identified with contemporary allopathic
diagnostic equipment. These conditions are then sometimes erroneously
labeled as psychiatric in nature. Based on the symptoms described by
the patient as well as the signs identified by the practitioner, the
location, pathway and nature of the pathological energy flow can be
identified and restored using a variety of techniques. When these
blockages are resolved, physical symptoms improve and emotions become
Unresolved energetic blockages can affect
individuals on a variety of levels. They affect an individual's self
talk, choices and entire life direction and can often cause wounded
individuals to harm others. Angela Shelton produced this short
animation entitled "Sword of Trauma" to illustrate this cycle.
Sword of Trauma animation
The modalities of Oriental Medicine are powerful,
time-tested methods that can help heal these energetic wounds when used
in conjunction with techniques that restore thinking patterns and
belief systems to those which are life affirming in nature.