What is Whole Health Therapy?
Whole Health Therapy
In the middle part of the 20th Century, our culture fostered the idea
that only a medical doctor was capable of taking care of a person's health.
Fortunately, in the latter part of the century that began to change as
more people, including some doctors, came to understand that conventional
Western medicine does not have all the answers with respect to health and
wellness. In fact, the most honest medical doctors concede that Western
medicine sometimes has no answers, and may, at times, even make a person's
There are certainly many instances in which Western medicine is helpful,
and in some cases may be the first choice. If I suffer a broken
bone, the first place I would go is the local hospital
Emergency Room to have the bone properly set and immobilized. Thereafter, I would
seek the aid of a holistic health practitioner to help speed the healing
A medical doctor, natural health practitioner, or other healer may offer
advice and assistance, and guide the healing process. But, all healing
is self-healing, and the body ultimately heals itself. Therefore, it is
essential for optimum wellbeing that each of us accepts the primary responsibility
for our own health and wellness. It is to that end that Whole Health Therapy
Whole Health Therapy offers a blend of healing modalities
designed to assist in the healing process while encouraging clients to
participate in and be responsible for their own health and wellness. These
healing modalities include Bioenergy Therapy; diet and nutrition supplement
counseling; and, self care techniques.
Through the affiliation of other healing practitioners with
the Whole Health Center, clients have the opportunity to avail themselves
of a broader range of healing modalities, including massage, Effectiveness Coaching,
Foot Reflexology and more.
What Is Bioenergy Therapy?
Bioenergy Therapy is a collage of the the techniques I learned
from Healing Touch, Qigong, Energy Dowsing, and Reiki. As I worked with more
and more clients, my intuitive skills increased and sharpened my sensitivity
to the client's energy field. This has led to the evolution of some techniques
that are uniquely my own. Bioenergy Therapy is a therapeutic
approach to health and healing that helps to balance and align the human
bioenergy system. It works on the bioenergy field that fills and surrounds the body,
and the bioenergy centers which connect the bioenergy field to the physical
body. It helps to open the blocks formed by the body's memory of everything
that happens to us, especially traumatic events, both good and bad, that
we have suppressed or buried, and which we have not fully resolved or released.
Modern science tells us that the human person is not just a physical
structure, but like everything else, we are also composed of bioenergy
fields. We can measure electrical currents from the heart with an electrocardiogram
(EKG); electrical bioenergy from the brain with an electroencephalogram
(EEG); and, the lie detector measures the potential of the skin. Various
magnetic imaging devices, night vision devices and others, can measure
the electromagnetic fields around the human body.
Bioenergy Therapy works with the vital life bioenergy long recognized
in Eastern medicine, and now being understood in the West. The Human Bioenergy
Field, as it is called by renowned healer Barbara Ann Brennan, is the manifestation
of universal bioenergy that is intimately involved with human life.
All healing is self-healing. A physician or other healer may assist
and guide the healing process, but the body ultimately heals itself. Bioenergy
Therapy complements and facilitates the healing process, and functions
from a holistic, or "whole person" perspective rather than only a physical one.
While Bioenergy Therapy has been shown to be of significant value as
part of an overall health and healing program, because of the nature of
the human mind/body/spirit, individual results may vary, and cannot be
For more on how Bioenergy Therapy works, what it helps, and
what clients experience during a session, click
Diet and Nutrition Supplement Counseling
While there are dietary and nutritional supplement considerations for the
general population, this aspect of our health and wellness is not
"one size fits all." The state of
each person's health and her/his emotional, mental, and spiritual situation
determines what is needed at any given time. Therefore, the whole of each
client's health is considered when recommendations are offered for diet
and nutritional supplements, including what prescription or over-the-counter
medications are being taken on the advice of her/his physician.
Although it is often possible, as their health improves, for clients
to consider the possibility of changing or stopping
some medications, that is a matter for them to discuss with their physician.
Self Care Techniques
In our culture, there is a long held notion of going to a medical doctor
and saying, "Here's my health. Fix me!" Thankfully, that notion is beginning
to change. It is essential for each person to accept responsibility for
her/his own health and wellness. To that end, it is a key element in Whole
Health Therapy that clients are taught methods of self care to help them
maintain the highest possible level of wellbeing.
These techniques include breathwork, gentle movement, self massage, and
meditation. Those clients who practice these very simple techniques on
a daily basis are the ones who do best, and who tend to stay well.
In his landmark book, "The Healer Within," Roger Jahnke, OMD, writes that each of us has within ourselves, "a remarkable natural healing resource." Dr. Jahnke states that, "When people learn about the healer within themselves and then take action to care for their own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, they are transformed. Instead of handing over the power to others, they retain the authority to make their own choices and to participate in an exciting era of change."