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Treating Symptoms versus Balancing the Whole

  The problem with treating a specific symptom/diagnosis is that inevitably there are other symptomless problems which may be far more serious and life threatening than the one diagnosed. This is the Achilles heel of the reductionism approach in medicine because the measures employed to successfully resolve a diagnosed condition may aggravate other unrecognized problems.

For examples: In conventional material medicine the medications used to control allergy symptoms often depress the immune system. This is not a good idea if the patient has a cancerous tumor or a chronic infection.

In alternative medicine healing therapies involve the manipulation of the patient’s subtle energy field (aura). A subject has a limited amount of vital energy available and its allocations are determined by that field of influence. Consequently if a therapist redirects the distribution of Chi in order to resolve a specific diagnosed condition there is less vital energy available for other issues.

In both of those cases the diagnosed problem may be successfully resolved but the patient’s overall health is compromised in the process. This is the reason experienced healing facilitators are inclined to balance the whole as opposed to or in addition to  treating specific symptoms.

Dealing With the Pessimistic Client

Referrals to alternative medical veterinary practitioners often involve cases that have been deemed hopeless by a primary care clinician. The positive results of perfectly good alternative medical healing treatments are often short lived, requiring them to be frequently repeated.   

The reason is that the client has been programmed to expect a negative consequence.  This technically constitutes a negative placebo effect or a “nocebo”.  That expectation is then communicated to their pet both literally and subliminally on a daily basis which is perceived by the patient as reality.  The bottom line is that the client’s beliefs can effectively sabotage the positive results of appropriate healing treatments.  

The focus of the holistic medical approach is all inclusive.  It involves addressing all the dimensions of a patient’s essence: body, mind, spirit, and context. The influence of an animal’s human caretaker is a critically important factor that cannot be ignored.         

The epiphany revealed in the book entitled “The Secret” is that the key to healing is a focus on what is desired rather than what the perceived problem is.  Therefore in order to preserve a patient’s balanced state of being post therapy it is often necessary to reprogram their pessimistic owner to focus on and expect positive results.   

Why are Distal Points so Powerful

Most master acupuncturist prefer treating distal mirrored points in addition to or instead of local ones.  This approach was originally described in the ancient Chinese text the “I Ching” and has been called Tung or distal acupuncture.  Most agree that it has a more profound effect than meridian balancing methods.  There are numerous mirrored images on the body: ear, foot, face etc. The anecdotal evidence is not explained in terms of a proposed causal mechanism: it just works.   

I propose that this phenomenon can be likened to physical leverage: an analogy.  The patient’s aura is a continuously connected implicated field of influence, similar to a lever whose material is continuously connected physically.  Levers are used in conjunction with a fulcrum to influence (move) material objects.  The distance from the fulcrum to the end of the lever determines how powerful its influence potentially will be.  In both cases the power to effect a change is enhanced if the distance between the influence and the object of the treatment is increased.   Longer levers and more distant acupuncture points are more powerful influencers.

The Dimensions of Plant Medicine

Animals have evolved in a synergistic relationship with plants.  Our patient’s survival is ultimately dependent upon them. Their contributions to animal life are multifaceted: food oxygen, cover, medicine, and spiritual.  Plant medicines impact patients in different ways depending upon the focus and intent of the patient/doctor.  A weed becomes a medicine when it is intentionally applied, and the dimensional focus of the herbalist determines just how it will affect the patient.

The lower dimensional focus of a strict materialist determines that a plant’s chemistry will be the critical factor in rationalizing their treatments.  The concept of “active ingredients” is a product of this treatment philosophy. Active ingredients have an established physiologic effect and are classified accordingly: diuretic, astringent, antibiotic etc.  These active ingredients can be isolated, refined or even synthesized to treat various medical conditions and diseases.

The focus of holistic practitioners is more inclusive and they generally believe that a plant’s inactive ingredients have an important supportive role to play in a treatment.

Shamans, homeopaths, and spiritual herbalists focus on the higher dimensional immaterial reality of a potential medical plant.  This subtle energy profile is typically called the plant’s soul or spirit and when used as a medicine is called a “remedy”.

The medical effects of a plant’s chemistry and its subtle energy profile are typically quiet different and seemingly unrelated.  For example the chemistry of Aspen is an established analgesic but an aspen remedy is a treatment for anxiety/fear.  Consequently a particular plant could be utilized as food, a material fix/cure or a healing remedy depending upon the focus and intent of the herbalist/patient.  

Scientists Agree??

“A majority of scientists agree” is a common argument used for defending a controversial position.  History demonstrates over and over again that this is often not a valid proof of objectivity.  Virtually every major breakthrough in science has been at odds with the prevailing consensus of contempory scientists. The scientific community is as narrow minded and prone to misconceptions as any other special interest group.  Scientific associations are basically narcissistic; limiting their exposure to the research and publications of their members.  Consequently acceptance by associates is the key to obtaining research funding, which in turn leads to the support of the prevailing institutional bias. Because alternative research is not normally funded the accumulated data always seems to support the conventional view. 

Opinion surveys of “scientists” are often skewed by a biased selection process: only asking and recording of the opinions of scientists who agree with the premise despite their credentials.  In other words the opinions of generic “scientists” are no more valid than those of the general public unless they have specific expertise in the area being examined.  

For example the consensus of contemporary scientists proved to be wrong:

  • Historically scientists believed that earth was the center of the universe.
  • Virtually all scientists believed that mater and energy are separate and immutable.
  • Nutritional scientists and doctors preached for years that fat foods cause heart disease.
  • Most neuroscientists believe the mind is epiphenomena of the material brain.   

The bottom line is: “Scientists agree that” is a smoke screen used by those who do have the technical background and factual details needed to substantiate their opinion. Opinions are improvable subjective perceptions as opposed to objective facts, no mater whose opinion it is.          

The Definition of Health

The Western conventional medical establishment does not have a definitive description of health. It is indirectly defined as a symptomless state of being.  Therefore the focus of their medical approach is the elimination or suppression of symptoms which they have historically  called a healing.        

In TCM and Quantum Healing, health is defined in terms of the patient’s essence or state of being.  Heath is described as a balanced state of being and therefore healing = balancing the patient’s primal source of being: aura or subtle energy pattern. 

The healthy state manifests in material reality according to the dictates of the patient’s implicated soul/spirit or what I call their “organizational imperative”. A healing facilitator encourages a patient to physically re-manifest the form and functions of their healthy/balanced subtle energy pattern. The specific characteristics of a healing are predetermined by the unique balance of that patient’s implicated profile. In other words a facilitator does not determine the physical consequences of a healing or how exactly the resulting healthy state will ultimately physically manifest.  

A healing returns the patient to the state of being dictated by their organizational imperative. Therefore in some cases it does not conform to the expectations of the clinician/client/patient.  

For example; the organizational imperative (soul) of all mammals has an expiration date. The healing of a subject whose life has been artificially extended can result in their immediate passing.  This can also be the result when facilitating the healing of any geriatric patient with a limited amount of vital energy. Commandeering vital energy to address a physical problem like arthritic hips can deplete the energy reserves which have been devoted to supporting their vital organ functions.  The quiet easy passage of these patients is likened to a shy of relief.

Clients need to be advised ahead of time about this possible healing scenario. A material fix/cure may be more appropriate in those cases where the owners are not willing or able to accept the potential consequences of a healing.  

Why Complicate ??

The classic acupuncture protocol begins with a pulsing to determine which meridians need attention. This is a mindful extrasensory evaluation of the patient’s subtle energy profile.  Once a problematic meridian is identified, standardized acupuncture points are rationally selected which will theoretically correct the problem. In other words the point prescription required is determined by shifting mental processing modes; from mindful feelings to brainful rationalizing. This involves making a present tense   extrasensory appraisal of the patient’s state of health/balance, followed by the utilization of a

standardized treatment algorithm established historically with other similarly diagnosed patients.  The rationalization process is based upon a thorough knowledge and understanding of basic TCM principles. 

The question is: If an extrasensory evaluation of the meridians is valid, why not skip the complicated rationalization process and just select the specific treatment points mindfully as well (or instead)? Doing so establishes a logical continuity which radically simplifies the whole diagnostic/treatment process.  Feel -> treat as opposed to Feel -> rationalize -> treat.

This simplified approach is also more straight forward and effective because it determines what specific points need to be treated in the present case as opposed to what points generally were used in the past to treat similar cases.   

A Different Place and Time

 Healing is a function of the individual’s life force and not some extrinsic influence. Treatments applied by others may fix or cure medical conditions or diseases but they do not, cannot cause a patient’s healing. Those who have historically been recognized as successful healers are technically healing facilitators; encouraging, directing, and/or supporting a patient’s inherent healing potential.

The quantum mechanical principles dictate that the focus of a quantum healing facilitator must be exclusively on a present tense subject. The diagnosis and treatment prescription must be based upon feedback from the individual presently being treated. Any reference to other patients in another time and place are irrelevant. Each patient’s state of being is considered unique and they cannot be reduced to an identity with a specific standardized medical condition or disease. For example the patient may presently be having problems regulating their blood sugar levels but they are not labeled a diabetic. In a healing facilitation the aura of the whole patient is adjusted (balanced) regardless of any particular condition or disease they may be experiencing. A profound healing often ultimately results in the resolution of those specific medical conditions and/or diseases. Any conventional or alternative medical treatment that is focused on resolving a specific medical condition or disease and prescribes a treatment based upon historic references is a superficial fix/cure and not a true healing.

 Healing is a function of the individual’s life force and not some extrinsic influence. Treatments applied by others may fix or cure medical conditions or diseases but they do not, cannot cause a patient’s healing. Those who have historically been recognized as successful healers are technically healing facilitators; encouraging, directing, and/or supporting a patient’s inherent healing potential. The quantum mechanical principles dictate that the focus of a quantum healing facilitator must be exclusively on a present tense subject. The diagnosis and treatment prescription must be based upon feedback from the individual presently being treated. Any reference to other patients in another time and place are irrelevant. Each patient’s state of being is considered unique and they cannot be reduced to an identity with a specific standardized medical condition or disease. For example the patient may presently be having problems regulating their blood sugar levels but they are not labeled a diabetic. In a healing facilitation the aura of the whole patient is adjusted (balanced) regardless of any particular condition or disease they may be experiencing. A profound healing often ultimately results in the resolution of those specific medical conditions and/or diseases. Any conventional or alternative medical treatment that is focused on resolving a specific medical condition or disease and prescribes a treatment based upon historic references is a superficial fix/cure and not a true healing.

Trigger versus Acupuncture Points

There has been some confusion about the nature of trigger points.  More than a few have jumped to the false conclusion that these points are actually acupuncture points. This is primarily due to the fact that the treatment recommended for trigger points often includes acupuncture needle stimulations. However trigger points and acupuncture points are entirely different. 

To begin with, trigger points are a physical lesion adequately characterized by the tenets of the material paradigm.  Each point is an independent localized response to some type of physical trauma. The effects of a treatment are limited in scope to the specific tissues harboring the point.  There are established material mechanisms involved in the explanation of the treatment effects: feedback, desensitizing, endorphins etc.

Acupuncture points are defined and described by the tenets of the subtle energy paradigm.  They are entangled in an all inclusive immaterial comprehensive network of relationships (meridians).  According to the classic theory (TCM) treatments are designed to adjust the patient’s subtle energy field (Chi) which indirectly resolves a multitude of separately located problems.  Consequently the effects of acupuncture point stimulations are not limited to the immediate area surrounding the point.

Bastardized Western versions however often use localized point stimulations to directly address specific medical conditions (symptoms), emulating the approach of trigger point therapy.  In the process most clinicians over look the fact that there are material mechanisms obviously involved in this type of approach that are similar if not identical to those in trigger point therapy.  Consequently we see in practice that the desired clinical effect is often achieved only by intensifying the physical stimulation; i.e. more is better.  

In the classic TCM approach positive results are obtained by intentionally prescribing an appropriate (balancing) point pattern, regardless of any type of physical stimulation employed or its intensity.  

In other words trigger point and localized acupuncture treatments fix/cure specific localized medical conditions with established material mechanisms (Chemical & neurologic)  while classic acupuncture treatments balance the subtle energy field which often facilitates a profound and comprehensive healing response. 

Sounding Remedies

Sound waves in one form or another have been employed throughout history to facilitate healings. Prayers, chants, intoning, drumming, didgeridoo, singing bowls, ultrasound, lithotripsy, entrainments, and music therapy are some of the well-known forms.  Most of these forms are employed indirectly to influence the healing process.  In other words they are designed to induce specific mental states that are known to encourage healing responses; music therapy and entrainment recordings for example.

A few forms are said to directly induce healings responses with specific healing frequencies. The frequencies used are believed to cause/enhance healing by way of resonance.  The problem is that healing involves manipulations of the subtle energy field (Chi, aura, Prana) which does not have frequencies to resonate with: i.e. there are no healing frequencies.

All of these explanations of affect are based upon the precognitive assumptions of materialism which do apply in regard to physical fix/cures. However it is impossible to explain the how and why of healing in strictly materialistic terms.

The truth is that the only way to directly influence a healing is by manipulating the patient’s subtle energy pattern with intent or by adding to it. Sound waves are infused with the subtle energy pattern of the material producing them and are an effective way to transfer those patterns to those impacted by the sound.  Therefore you can facilitate the healing of an individual by having them experience the sounding of a plant which has a potentially balancing subtle energy profile for them.  The frequency or composition of the sound waves is irrelevant in healing.  The frequency of the sound only determines how/where it is received: heard or felt.

This is comparable to other healing practices based upon transferring subtle energy patterns with different measurable energy forms such as light, magnetic waves, heat, and smoke.

  • Sun light, the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum, is utilized to move the SE pattern of blossoms into water to make flower essences.
  • The light radiating from combusting materials carries the SE pattern of that material. Therefore there is no such thing as generic light: light from an incandescent bulb carries the SE pattern of tungsten, for example.
  • The heat of burning moxa carries the SE pattern of that plant to the patient.
  • Smudging with the smoke/heat of smoldering plant materials transports the SE patterns of those plants.
  • Sounding of a particular plant material convey its SE profile to anyone impacted by that sound.

The physical fix/cures produced with music therapy can be used to encourage/support healings, but they do not directly influence it. Typically the treatment results of MT are relatively superficial and temporary.  Sounding therapies, on the other hand, directly influence the healing process and can be profoundly effective if the appropriate remedy plant is sounded.

Intuitive ≠ Psychic

These two terms are often used interchangeably in regard to information transfers in alternative medicine. However they are fundamentally different in critically important ways. Intuition is the retrieval of information from the subconscious, while psychic perceptions are information concerning external sources.

Intuitive hunches are based upon previous experiences that are not consciously remembered. Much of the information stored in memory was originally brainfully processed and therefore are subjective perceptions. In other words intuitive hunches are not objective facts and can be wrong just as eye witness accounts often are.

Psychic information is strictly mindful extrasensory perceptions. It is meaningless in terms of materialism but is an objective fact. A brain’s interpretation of raw psychic information is speculation and often factually wrong. Holistic practitioners, who use extrasensory means such as divining, dowsing, and/or psychic readings to formulate a material diagnosis, prescribe medicines and determine doses are relying on intuition. This is information regarding a generalized population of patients in the past and typically includes alphanumeric data the mind is not capable of handling. If the information includes a label or number it is coming from brainful memory. Consequently the information perceived is not about the present tense patient.

Unprocessed psychic information is essentially a meaningless feeling: tingle, sting, heat, or a divination/dowsing hit. The practical value of a particular psyhic perception only becomes evident when it is used in the context of answering a specifically worded brainful question. Questions such as:

Is this an appropriate AC point?

Is this an effective remedy for this patient?

Is there water down there?

We can get objectively accurate information from psychic transfers if we can resist trying to interpret it in terms of materialism. If we can ascertain the appropriate healing treatment for a specific patient there is no practical need to establish a material diagnosis either before hand or in retrospect. Healing facilitation protocols are simple compared to rational fix/cures which require the processing of many details with respect to proposed cause and effect relationships.


A paradigm is a proposed model of reality. It is an attempt to define and explain the fundamental nature of the world. There are three paradigms in medicine. The prevailing world view of western society is based upon the primal importance of matter and is therefore designated materialism. This paradigm was characterized by Newton who divided reality into two separate and immutable elements; matter and energy. He acknowledged the existence of a third element “spirit” but decided not to address it. Newton’s “energies” were secondary physical consequences of material movements, combustion, charges, etc. In turn they were defined (measured) by the way they physically influenced or acted upon matter. Einstein’s subsequent revelation that those two fundamental elements were mutable, suggested that energy could be the primal element. This conception was the foundation of a new energy paradigm. Discoveries over time established the various physical energy sciences we have today: electromagnetism, thermodynamics, acoustics, kinetics, etc. Subatomic scientists eventually clarified the tenets of the energy paradigm and established its fundamental characteristic; quantum-ness. Quantum mechanics is the scientific description of how things work in the physical energy paradigm. The material and energy paradigms both assume an ascending vector of influence within the dimensions of reality. In the process of developing quantum mechanics scientists discovered that the spiritual element Newton referenced and choose to ignore is the primal reality. David Bohme recognized and described this third element in detail. He called it an implicated (immeasurable) field of influence that was the ultimate source of all explicated (measurable) matter and energies. The revolution in perspective was that the implicate field’s influence, in contrast to the material and energy paradigms, descends from the higher dimensions. Now there is a third scientifically established paradigm called the “subtle energy” paradigm which addresses Newton’s third “spiritual” element. Scientists characterized this element as a higher dimensional “field of influence”. The subtle energy paradigm resembles the world view of spiritualists. The bottom line is that there are two entirely different and distinct “energy” paradigms: the physical energy and subtle energy paradigms. The former deals with classic energies in the fashioning of fix/cure treatments while the later works with fields of influence to facilitate healings. This distinction is typically overlooked by medical philosophers and holistic practitioners, an indiscretion that contributes to a great deal of confusion and wild goose chases in the alternative medical community. Fix/cures are accomplished in the material and energy paradigms, while healings are facilitated in the subtle energy paradigm. A healing influence descends from the subtle implicate field to manifest in the lower dimensional material and energy paradigms as fix/cures for some medical conditions and/or diseases.

No Rational for Selecting a Healing Plant Remedy

The rationale for choosing herbal medications is essentially the same as the one used in prescribing drugs. Literature reviews, personal experiences, and references to established pharmacological characteristics are the foundation for rationalizing a prescription in material medicine. This requires herbalists to spend a great deal of time, effort, and money to become familiar with all the many details potentially involved. On the other hand there is no rational for selecting healing herbal remedies. The Healing mechanism is unfathomable which means the reason a particular remedy facilitates a healing can never be determined. A remedy either works or it does not, period. There is no remedy plant data base to be studied or clinical case reports to reference. This is because every case is entirely unique in regard to the patient, plant, and place/time context. Present tense testing for the appropriateness of a specific plant’s subtle energy pattern is the only way to select a healing plant remedy for a patient. That testing must in the form of an extrasensory evaluation such as divination, dowsing, or a psychic reading. In short, herbs are prescribed according to brainful linear logic (rationalizations) while remedies are prescribed according to mindful sentient feelings or perceptions. A herbal prescriber considers generalized abstracts of various plant species while a remedy prescriber focuses on a particular plant, often without knowing how it is technically classified or what it would be called by others

In Pursuit of the Holy Grail

In the legend of Camelot, King Arthur sends the Knights of the Round Table out on a quest to find the Holy Grail which was believed to possess miraculous healing powers. Ultimately their heroic and protracted efforts to discover a physical grail proved fruitless. The lesson of the fable is that the source of healing power is not to be found in the extrinsic elements of the material paradigm. The source is intrinsic or within, an immaterial source in the subtle energy paradigm generally called mind and/or spirit.

This important lesson is overlooked by the majority of aspiring professional healing facilitators today. We see them engaged in an ongoing and endless quest to improve their effectiveness by acquiring a multitude of different modality certifications, material gadgets, and the latest silver bullet fads. They should be spending their time, instead, on perfecting how they mentally frame, process, and present their healing facilitations. It is how you facilitate a healing, not specifically what you physically do or the material medicine you use. In other words any medical modality can potentially facilitate a healing if the facilitator is in the right frame of mind.

Blind to Synchronicites

 Synchronicity = simultaneous events with no obvious or theoretical connection. Theoretical connections in the material paradigm are limited to linear cause and effect relationships of separated entities. The transition into holistic medicine for trained professionals involves learning to expand their conscious awareness to include elements of the more entangled and chaotic subtle energy paradigm. This involves the re-evaluation of seemingly meaningless “synchronicities” that in the past they have likely dismissed as coincidence or even failed to perceive.

The knowledge of educated individuals potentially allows them to be more effective manipulators of their respective realities. They generally understand the fundamental nature of the specific reality they work with and are therefore able to see relevant details that the less educated may overlook. Details are only deemed relevant if they can be explained in terms of an established material mechanism. The flip side is that education programs us to focus primarily on the details of a specific data base while ignoring others. Therefore an accomplished genius in one field of endeavor may be a total dupe in another, due to their tunnel vision bias.

The conventional medical establishment promotes expertise in the manipulation of distinct material entities. Their experts are aware of and able to focus on the finer details of material reality, but are often unable to perceive details that do not conform to their educated expectations; i.e. synchronicities. Positive results occurring during and/or after a subtle energy healing facilitation, if noticed, are just a coincidence for the strict materialist. However, there are possible causal relationships involved according to the theories elaborated in Quantum mechanics, meaning that those results may not be a coincidence or synchronicity. Those who have not been biased by a professional education will more likely notice those results and perceive a causal relationship.

The results of a successful healing facilitation are comprehensive, impacting the clinical picture in many unexpected and subtle ways. It is impossible to anticipate and comprehend all of the many ramifications of a successful healing. For example, there is often an unnoticed change in the patient’s personality profile before any physical/material changes become evident. Also the specific complaint that the patient and doctor were initially focused on may not be resolved by a successful healing, simply because the condition is not technically “healable” or the resolution time frame is lenghty. Unaware of a healing’s many other potential manifestations or synchronicities a materialist will logically conclude that a healing did not happen.

Healing facilitators who are accustom to working with the chaotic and entangled reality of the subtle energy paradigm expect and therefore see the results of healings that they are often unable to rationally connect. The novice healing facilitator must learn to look for these subtle indicators of success.