Jul 31, 2009 - 8:49 pm
I now go to a new cancer center that also incorporates and offers what they call "integrative therapies". I applaud them for this because other doctors I've encountered in the past act like nothing but drugs will do anything for people. What they offer includes: massage therapy, acupuncture, nutritional counseling, Tibetan Healing Bowls, Reiki, Healing Touch, Yoga, Wisdom Healing, and meditation.
I used to go to a chiropractor who was an Asian (Vietnemese) man who was the best ever- he did not use traditional chiropractic (crack em and pop em) approaches, but used to run some kind of "ball" over my back to identify areas of swelling through heat sensors. He'd then use accupressure over energy points (or something like that- I never really quite understood it). It really worked and there was no spiritual aspect to any of it- just the massage on pressure points A few years later, after I'd moved, I was hoping to find someone using the same approach & couldn't find anything but a traditional chiropractor. I wish I knew what it was called- I never wrote it down and no longer have or remember the name of that practitioner. Does anyone out there possibly know what I'm talking about?
Other than those two, the other approaches mentioned above scare me a little. Someone I know tried to explain the Tibetan healing bowls in that they are actually just sound instruments set up next to various parts of your body & that it's very relaxing. I guess they all scare me because they just sound so foreign to me (especially Reiki and Wisdom healing- sounds to me like native american pagan god stuff, which scares me.) No offense to anyone else with any of those beliefs, but I do not share those beliefs.
So... I'm wondering if any of these practices can be just physiological and not include any possible spiritual aspect. Do any of you have any thoughts and/or experience with any of this? I believe "energies" might also be akin to opening up flow of the lymphatic system, perhaps? I believe magnets can work, so might that be related to an "energy force" within the human body?
Any info from anyone out there- both Christians and others- would be helpful.
Thanks in advance,