Friday, December 27, 2013

Health and Wellness Survey

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

BodyTalk Protocol

BodyTalk uses a very well-organized system to thoroughly investigate the issues happening within the body.  With the protocol chart, all body parts, as well as all body functions can be addressed in the proper order to affect the changes necessary. 

Want to get a better look but can't read this?  Click here for a closer look. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Nine Energy Systems of the Body

If you're like me a few years ago, if someone uses the words "energy" and "healing" in the same sentence, you have absolutely no idea what they're talking about.  Here is a great description of the nine energy systems of the body. They are very organized and interconnect with each other and with all of our physical organ systems.  Some of the better known energy systems include chakras, meridians, and aura.  You can read more about these systems, as well as the others here:

Get more details at this link for the 9 Primary Energy Systems.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

We have just come through the Thanksgiving season, and I can't help but be impressed at the lists of things to be grateful for that some of our friends and family have shared.  In making my own list, I thought it might be fun to write down some of the issues we have been able to address with BodyTalk.  Then I decided to expand that list to include clients, as well.  I am SO grateful!

1.   Depression
2.   Anxiety
3.   Weight loss
4.   Body image 
5.   Grief
6.   Anger management
7.   Fatigue
8.   Aches and pains
9.   Arthritis
10.  Dyslexia and other learning disabilities
12.  Behavior modification
13.  Infertility
14.  Hormone imbalance
15.  Endometriosis
16.  Allergies
17.  Athletic performance
18.  Pre- and post-surgery recovery
19.  Newborn adjustment
20.  Digestive problems
21.  Stomach pain
22.  Generational/inherited issues
23.  OCD-type symptoms
24.  Skin conditions

I'm sure there are many more I'm forgetting.  Truly, the list is too long to post here.  I have been continually amazed at what can be addressed when you actually let your body do the talking and you do the listening.  It's pretty smart!

If you or someone you know has benefited from BodyTalk, please leave a comment.  

Monday, October 29, 2012

Clinical Study Proves BodyTalk Sessions are Effective for Chronic Pain!

Dr. Laura Stuve, a Certified BodyTalk Instructor, Practitioner and a Ph.D. Molecular Biologist and geneticist, along with Janet Galipo, Senior BodyTalk Instructor, and 6 other American BodyTalk practitioners, performed a chronic pain study.  The study was performed using distance sessions only, TARGETING CHRONIC PAIN, in individuals who HAD NEVER RECEIVED ANY BodyTalk before this study.  These conditions were established to comply with the National Institute of Health and followed their guidelines using a randomized control trial - single blinded.

In order to control for the placebo effect, in keeping NIH grant credibility as the guideline, the distance sessions were established as the blinding effect.  Assessments were done by Self Assessments using PROMIS, also NIH guidelines.

The subjects were any individuals who had chronic pain, on a pain scale from 0 – 10, (0 being no pain and 10 being excruciating – the same scale used in my hospital to rank pain), the pain rating had to be more than 4 on a subjective scale.

The conditions were that all subjects had to have all correspondence done remotely, and all sessions were distance sessions, meaning that all subjects corresponded via phone or website.  Subjects were not allowed to use any other Complimentary Alternative Medicine modalities for the duration of the 9 week study.  The only exclusions were that subjects had to be 18 or older and could not be on opiate based pain medications.

Measurements were recorded by statistician and professor at UCLA’s School of Medicine, Dr. Honghu Liu, Ph.D., who is actively teaching clinical study design and who helped develop the PROMIS initiative.

The control group, (who DID NOT receive BodyTalk sessions), reported a 15.4% improvement, while the study group, (who DID receive sessions), reported a 70.4% improvement!  

When the statistical data was analyzed, a significant value will always measure under 0.05.  The lower the value, the greater the significance of improvement- Clinical Data showed:

Pain Level – 0.0074
Pain Impact – 0.0493
Anxiety – 0.0025
Depression – 0.0321
Anger – 0.0061
Fatigue – 0.0333

After the study was over, all participants were asked which group they thought they were in.  Only 1 person from the control group thought they were in the study group.  However, nearly all of the participants in the study group thought they were receiving BodyTalk sessions.

This clinical study is truly inspiring and revolutionary.  I see similar results in my nursing practice, which fuels my passion for The BodyTalk System.  I look forward to more clinical studies where BodyTalk demonstrates significant clinical improvement!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Iceberg Principle

Recently my youngest boy came in the house and was proud to show me that he had helped weed the dandelions out of our front yard. He showed me a handful of yellow flowers that he had snapped off at the head. I explained that just pulling off the top does not solve the problem, since you have to remove the roots if you want to be free of weeds  long term.

Failing to address the root of a problem is a common problem our society faces. When it comes to our health, we are frequently guilty of merely treating symptoms, as opposed to correcting the source of the problem. This is known as the iceberg principle.

It is natural for us to focus our attention on the obvious problems that are visible to us on the surface, but the "tip of the iceberg" is just a small portion of the problem. Doing so may cause some immediate relief, but we are still oblivious to the cause of the problem and, thus, unable to solve it. 

Our health can be likened to the iceberg principal in that many underlying problems occurring at the subconscious level physically manifest themselves as disease in our bodies. You temporarily treat a headache with aspirin, allergies with an antihistamine, or depression with anti-depressants, but if you don't address what is causing those problems, then you are only masking symptoms and not getting to the root of them.