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Sedona Acupuncture The Art of Healing Part 1

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This will be the first of a series of future articles discussing the many facets of the healing process. To begin I would like to address the most fundamental component to true healing, Taking Responsibility. Now what does that really mean, and what does that really feel like? I encounter many patients here at Sedona Acupuncture seeking support from a long list of health challenges. These disease states arise from various levels, some being connected to their diet, some to an unresolved emotional state, some to a specific relationship in their life, or even a current life challenge they are facing. In most cases these issues are occurring on multiple levels simultaneously. Often times these patients arrive with the mindset that I can fix them, or heal them. Therein lies the real problem. Healing is an inside job! Although acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition are powerful tools in supporting higher levels of balance and well being, the ultimate quotient in the equation comes from the inner conviction that: The healing process rests in your hands. This can be a challenging pill for some to swallow, for many of us feel very disempowered in our lives due to the conditioning we receive from media outlets, the western medical and pharmaceutical industries, our parents, our loved ones etc. There are very few resources that foster the reality that true healing comes from within. Most of us are consistently choosing to give our power away to beliefs that block or significantly delay this process. There are powerful healers on this planet, don’t get me wrong, and I have experienced many of them in person. It has been my relentless search and passion for healing myself that has led me to the discovery that it is not the healer who is doing the healing, but the choices that I make in every moment that constitute my sense of health. Powerful healers emanate a sense of well being, and perfection from their energetic state as an invitation for those in their presence to step into by their own free will. It is an opportunity, that is all. There exists within all of us a state of being that is free from disease, negative emotional states, poverty, difficulty and drama. It is always there, waiting for us to choose it, to step into it with every waking breadth.In my experience choosing healing can be easy for some and difficult for others for reasons reasons to be discussed in future articles. Returning to the concept of responsibility, it is up to the individual to look within and discover the places they are choosing there current state of ease or disease. For example currently I am supporting a patient, whom I will call Bill, who is suffering from Chronic Fatigue. Bill is suffering from fatigue, chronic constipation, diarrhea, very little ambition, and an overall negative perception of his life. Bill has tried everything in regards to his health and has seen a long list of health practitioners, with little to no success. Every time Bill arrives for his appointment he begins with complaints about how he feels, his doubt regarding whether the treatments are effective, or blaming his feelings on a current finding on a blood test, the weather, a person in his life, etc. From this short...

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Sedona Acupuncture – Loving your Dis-Ease

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Here at Sedona Acupuncture I am always supporting patients in empowering themselves through their healing process. One of the most powerful tools I have discovered is the art of loving your disease. What is disease? It’s quite funny that when you break the word down it is clear that there is simply a lack of ease. So, truth bomb, what if you were simply to turn your perception to the direction of ease. What do you think will happen? Masked behind every health condition there is a sense of discomfort, most often these resonate as a result of unresolved emotional states that are literally stuck in the tissues at a cellular level. So how does this happen? Let’s say you have a challenging and painful life experience occur such as death of a loved one, a divorce, or financial upheaval. Instead of fully moving through this experience most of us tend to repress the powerful emotions associated with this event. It’s a survival mechanism set in place that allows us to continue living, albeit in an unhealthy way. We literally store it within our bodies until we are ready to face it and feel it. Humans have been programmed this way generationally, our grandparents pass this on to our parents, who then pass on these coping mechanisms to us. This has created a variety of psychological and physical imbalances that manifest in a myriad of health conditions. So what are we to do? These patterns are deeply ingrained within our psyche, and to most of us this can seem like a daunting task. Well in order to break the chain, we must become present to the feelings arising within our bodies without judgement. It is easy when we are in pain to suppress or deny these powerful feelings. With time these feelings continue to grow and eventually transform into disease. The secret is to feel them at the deepest level and begin to accept them. At first this can be challenging because the conditioned response has been practiced for so long. But with a clear intention of simply becoming conscious of them without the need to fix or heal these feelings miracle occurs. A deep sense of peace ensues and the energy that has been locked for so long begins to transform. This process can be instantaneous or take months to shift, either way it works. There are many methods that be utilized for this process, but behind all of them there is a willingness to feel at the deepest of levels. An added bonus can be treating these pains as you would a small child, or a cherished pet. In loving the pain in this manner a sense of peace arises and the process can be one filled with joy. Additionally many patients discover their life opening up in ways beyond their conception. This process is filled with miracles, such as the ceasing of addiction, finding true love in a partner and within oneself, discovering a passionate life path, and enhanced creativity among others. Now you may ask, what are some methods to facilitate this process? Some examples listening to music, for others it can be communing with nature, painting, writing, and for some it can be sitting in meditation. Listen to your heart and you will discover...

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