ancient medicine in a modern world
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Chinese Medicine is about 5,000 years old. It is originally based on Taoist philosophy which speaks about the human body in terms of energy rather than matter. The ancient Chinese believed that a basis life energy called qi or chi is present in every living creature, and that it circulates along specific pathways in the body called meridians. As long as energy flows freely through these pathways, the balance ( homeostasis ) of the body is maintained and the body is healthy. When the flow of energy is blocked for any reason, this energetic system is disrupted and pain or illness results.
From WebMD: “Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.”
From itmonline.org: “The herbal tradition of China is valued scientifically, as well as being a fascinating and popular tradition. Scientists working in China and Japan during the past four decades have demonstrated that the herb materials contain active components that can explain many of their claimed actions.”
Hypnosis and Guided Imagery
Dr. Bonnie is certified in hypnosis and is a member of IACT ( International Association of Counselors and Therapists.) She offers hypnosis for stress management, habit control, weight loss, goal setting, and lifestyle change.
Although this is not a requirement, she prefers to include acupuncture in her sessions to facilitate the relaxation and induction process.
She also offers energy work as a tool to release energy blockages that might be preventing her clients from creating their desired changes. Dr. Bonnie 0ffers shamanic healing which can help release past memories and experiences thus allowing room to create a positive future.
Shamanic and Energy Healing
From shamanicpractice.org: “Shamanism is the world’s oldest spiritual practice, utilizing a set of practical techniques that have helped human beings to survive in all continents of the world since Paleolithic times despite having no contact with one another.”