Friday
Feb272015

Next BodyTalk-Tracy scheduled for March 11-13...

 Good news!  It appears that Angela, our certified BodyTalk practitioner, will be here Wednesday through Friday, March 11-13, probably arriving early evening on Wednesday with treatment schedules mainly on Thursday and Friday.  If you’ve previously had work with her, you will likely know when it is time for another-- she probably suggested the appropriate time interval for that.  So, please let me know if you would like a time slot.  If you’re interested in BT (as so many folks are) but this would be your first session, that usually is a 2 hour time slot.  Cost is typically about $65 per hour, a little less if you’ve joined the IBA or BodyTalk South Dakota.  (Call and leave a message or send an email.)

Dr. Chuck & The Sunshiners will be presenting music therapy at FieldCrest nursing home, 80 Vermillion Street in Cottonwood, MN, Friday afternoon February 27th 2015, from 2 to 3 pm.  We're sure that the residence wouldn't mind a few more visitors for the event.  Dr. Chuck claims he knows how to sing and play the guitar-- his assistants, Bo (tall and thin) and Freddie (looks a little like a guitar) are not so sure.  Come and join the fun, bring your singing voice!

 

Tuesday
Jan272015

MORE ABOUT BODYTALK....

I hate to keep goin' on and on about BodyTalk, but close friends have reported some interesting experiences that I just have to share!

 

Everybody who has read my ravings about BT already knows something about it-- the underlying principle is that the body can fix darned just about anything in the way of emotional or physical problems, IF it is aware that the problem exists.  BT is only about 20 years old, but growing very rapidly.  It is being used in more than 30 countries, for everything from healthcare emergencies to improving learning in schools.  (You may want to contact your kids' teachers or your school officials to urge them to look into this.)  I have had only limited training in BT, in August and again this month, and mostly what i think I "know", I have been told by practitioners or have viewed on Youtube or at BT sites (http://okbodytalk.com seems very helpful, and the international site  https://www.bodytalksystem.com is good too, with a list of some of the BT practitioners and gobs of testimonials about its benefits. You already know that there will be several opportunities to learn more about BT if you wish to do so.  Here are some “personal stories” from friends I know well:

 

* Last week I received a call from "Jim".  Jim's a SW MN organic farmer from over by Westbrook. We've worked together on health issues now for many years.  In his call, he said he was having his first vacation in 7 years, down in Arizona (we'd call him a snowbird!), and he called for two reasons-- one to order some more of that stuff in the blue bottle (Protandim-- I usually keep a few bottles on hand at the clinic, though the "Autoship" option is cheaper).  Then, he asked if I had anything to treat "vertigo"-- that dizzy feeling that we old folks sometimes get where your whole world just seems to spin.  I'd had it myself several months back-- one type seems to arise from little hairs that are breaking off in the inner ear, and causing strange signals to the brain which mess up the balance system, until the brain eventually figures out how to handle the problem. Well, I thought of EFT, the 'tapping' thing as a treatment, but then also realized that BodyTalk might have an answer.  In my introductory classes in BT, we learned a technique called FAST AID, which uses brain balancing and a bit more to deal with injuries-- emergencies which require "immediate attention".  Jim's vertigo didn't seem to quite fit that category, but heck, why not try it anyway?  Jim had good internet connections down in Bullhead City, so I referred him to the BT site on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZWHZHqZkJY and at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWCz4jyN2iU , both of those for doing the basic brain balancing.   I asked him to view those two videos and then call me back once he'd practiced them a bit.  An hour later he was back on the phone, and I gave him the rest of the FAST AID protocol, in this case for an "ear injury".  He agreed to try it.  Yesterday he called me back, and said with great admiration (he'd done it himself, from a thousand miles away!) "Hey, it seems to work!  The vertigo is 200% better than it was a few days ago!"  That impressed me, and I suggested he do it a few more times, which I'm sure he will do.  

 

Then, just a few days ago, "Rhonda" called me-- she's a nurse in a local healthcare facility.  I could tell she was excited.  It seems that she'd been cooking some oil in a pan on the kitchen range.  Without thinking, she'd later gone to the range to take the pan off the stove, not remembering that it now had some VERY HOT OIL in it.  She lifted the pan, and, you can guess the rest of the story, but here it is, in her words:

 

About 1 1/2 weeks ago while cooking supper, some very hot oil splashed up onto the left side of my neck and left clavicle. Needless to say, the pain was excruciating and I knew this was a severe burn! I tore off my shirt, rushed in the bathroom and for a mere maybe 10 seconds splashed cold water onto my burn sites attempting to bring the pain down and then immediately began the "Fast Aid" protocol I learned in a Body Access class I recently attended. After finishing one series of "Fast Aid", the pain was relieved just enough for me to go back and finish supper, however the heat radiating from the stove burners made the pain in my burn sites difficult to bear. After I finished eating, got ready for bed and just before laying my head on the pillow, I completed another full series of "Fast Aid". In less than 5 minutes, the burn site pain left me and never returned. Now a week and 1/2 later, there is only light redness noted where the burn site is and I am sure that soon will also disappear. I had some large blister areas that would have taken much longer to heal, had it not been for "Fast Aid".

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> Thankful for "Fast Aid",

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> Rhonda

 

Also, last week, “D” stopped in, with a need to do something about a shoulder issue.  She was facing shoulder surgery if we couldn’t “fix” it, and that was by no means a sure thing.  So we did the FASTAID on that.  I’m awaiting a report, might take a few sessions to fix the shoulder.  

 

And, yesterday morning, “R” stopped in; we’d spoken a few days earlier about his knee injury, and that he was not so eagerly awaiting surgery for that.  We worked yesterday morning, and he reported this morning, “I think this weird thing you’re doing is helping!  My blood pressure was slightly better this morning!”  (Elevated blood pressure with clinical procedures had been an issue, one that the local docs had no clue about how to fix, having checked the usual sites on the body which tend to cause that problem.)  I will do a few more sessions with him, and we’ll see what benefits come from the FAST AID with this application.   

 

  At worst, BT can do no harm, and at best, some remarkable benefits seem to happen!  

 

NOW, on education and helping the kids to learn more easily, try these links, from the Oklahoma BodyTalk site:

 

1.  http://okbodytalk.com/bodytalk-for-learning/

 

2.  http://okbodytalk.com/category/stress/

 

3.  http://okbodytalk.com/rebuild-your-body-and-improve-your-golf-game/

 

4.  http://okbodytalk.com/do-you-live-in-fear-or-do-you-live-in-joy/

 

5. http://okbodytalk.com/freedom-from-grief-trauma-heartbreak/

 

6. http://okbodytalk.com/recovering-perfectionist/

 

All of these came from the BodyTalk Center of Oklahoma, http://okbodytalk.com  which may be a very good place to start.  

 

 

SO.....  If you'd like to learn more, here are options for you:

 

*  BodyTalk weekend, with Angela Johnson, will be happening on the weekend of February 14-- Valentine's Day weekend.  We're taking a few more appts for Saturday and likely Friday (possibly also Thursday late afternoon), new appts are $60 for a two hour session, regular appts one hour in length.  Call me now and maybe we can work you in!  (We may do a quickie one hour intro to BT on Saturday morning, likely about 9:30 or so.  That part is at no cost.)  

 

Wednesday
Nov262014

My remarkable experience with BodyTalk...

Have you heard of the new therapy called BodyTalk?  The theory behind the work is something like this: Our body/mind should know how to heal itself, but that sometimes, the body is not exactly aware of what’s going on in its various parts.  An example is breast cancer-- the body knows perfectly well how to generate the necessary chemistry to reverse breast cancer, but it doesn’t always get the job done because it may not be aware of the problem until it’s too late.  Enter a need for better communication between various parts of the body, mind and spirit.  I first learned about BodyTalk by taking a class in Sioux Falls SD, called, BodyTalk Access, which provides some of the basics of how it works, and offers some simple things that anyone can do to promote self healing.  (I hear there is to be another such class offered in Sioux Falls on January 10th, 2015. Cost is $150, with $15 reduction if you reserve a seat by December 10. It is well worth it in my judgement. You can learn more about that class by going to www.bodytalksouthdakota.com/seminars.html, and scrolling down to the description of that course, with opportunity to pre-register. ) As an old physicist who knows something about the quantum mechanical view of how the world is actually put together, I was very impressed. BodyTalk may be the first real therapy for holistic healing. 

 

After attending the BodyTalk Access class myself, I became very interested in training to become a practitioner. In order to learn for myself just how a session felt, I scheduled an appointment with experienced practitioner Angela Johnson of Sioux Falls (www.awakenbodytalk.com, awaken.bodytalk@gmail.com . Although I’m an old guy, I don’t have many aches and pains, but did remember that I have this “plumbing issue’, with need to use the bathroom more often than I’d like, especially at night.  So I put that on my intake form, not knowing at all whether anything could be done about it.  (I already KNEW what I could expect if I went to a urologist; I would get an Rx and advice to come back in six months.) Before we started working, I asked her what a typical healing time might be for someone with a serious condition, such as cardio or cancer.  She wisely responded that it really depends upon how much “baggage” the client comes in with. Sometimes there are many layers that one must go through in order to reach the root cause. Satisfied, I excused myself to use the bathroom, and we then moved ahead with a gentle, noninvasive BodyTalk session that lasted an hour. 

 

When the session finished, I paid her and returned to my home that evening.  I had NO problem with a bathroom need all the way home (total of 4 hours), nor was my sleep interrupted during the night. That success of “normality” has continued, now, for almost three weeks. IT IS GREAT!!!!  I would strongly recommend Angela’s work to anyone with a health issue who would like to heal the problem without prescription meds. (That seems to include darned near everyone these days...)  BodyTalk just might be the best healing modality out there, and I really appreciated the healing assistance of this “wonder woman”!  Contact her about what is ailing you:  605 521 5281. I’d be pleased if you tell her that the old physicist said you should call her!  

Wednesday
Nov122014

PROSTATE INFLAMMATION.... (OW!)

Received an email from a friend a few weeks ago; "S" had written this late in the evening.  He was really hurting.  (If you've ever had a problem with the organs and tissues in the reproductive area, you know what I'm talking about.)  His prostate was enlarged, and hurting big time.  For those of you who're not quite sure just what role this organ plays in the male body, here's a quote from Wikipedia:

The function of the prostate is to secrete a slightly alkaline fluid, milky or white in appearance,[15] that usually constitutes roughly 30% of the volume of the semen along with spermatozoa and seminal vesicle fluid.[15] Semen is made alkaline overall with the secretions from the other contributing glands, including, at least, the seminal vesicle fluid.[16] The alkalinity of semen helps neutralize the acidity of the vaginal tract, prolonging the lifespan of sperm. The prostatic fluid is expelled in the first ejaculate fractions, together with most of the spermatozoa. In comparison with the few spermatozoa expelled together with mainly seminal vesicular fluid, those expelled in prostatic fluid have better motility, longer survival and better protection of the genetic material. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prostate)

Sometimes, the reason for the inflammation is a bacteria, which western medicine would then treat with an antibiotic.  With "natural" therapy as we do at Helping to Heal, I chose to use a silver preparation, Nanosilver Complex Concentrate, which has all of the advantages of colloidal silver (antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal) but which, as it is "complexed", will not build up in the body and cause algyria (grey skin condition) which is known to happen when large/continual doses of colloidal silver are used. 

So, I put him on the Nanosilver Complex.  He was already on a probiotic (necessary when a nanosilver or colloidal silver is used, as being antibacterial, it can wipe out the beneficial bacteria in the gut and mess up the digestion/absorption of food.  I did put him on a gentle immune booster, rich in the right kind of Japanese mushrooms.  I also did some Qigong on him.  In my method of doing that, I usually check the health of the liver, the spleen, stomach, pancreas, and both kidneys, just be sure they're healthy.  In this case, I also checked the pubic area where the prostate is located.  It's Quality of Health was down at ~ 10, compared to an optimum value of 100.  So I worked especially on the groin, and brought it back up to where it should be.  At the same time, I had S. hold one of our Infratonic 9 instruments, which research shows has a similar function to that of a Qigong master.  Finally, I checked the chakras.  My device for evaluating the chakras is simply a small "plumb bob" (as my carpenter son would call it!)-- a small piece of rock on the end of a light chain.  I attempt to hold the device stationary over the chakra location, and observe the movement.  If the movement is clockwise in roughly a circle, with a decent radius (e.g. 2 inch radius), I count that as "healthy.  If the movement is COUNTERCLOCKWISE, that's a bad sign.  If the movement is linear, that's also a bad sign.  In S's case, the rotation was HUGE, circular, but COUNTERCLOCKWISE.  Definitely not a good sign, according to my training.  I fixed it so it went to clockwise, but took some time.  

We will see soon how well the therapy has worked; if necessary, we'll get a little more aggressive, but so far, so good.  More than one way to get the job done....

 

Wednesday
Nov122014

TYING CHEESE?  

TYING CHEESE?


“WHY do you want to take lessons in tying cheese? You don’t even like cheese all that much and when we were growing up on the farm, you never even learned how to milk a cow”, said my older sister when I mentioned my latest wellness interest to her a few years ago. Sis is a little hard of hearing.  “It’s a Chinese exercise, and it’s called Tai Chi”. She furrowed her brow at me as though I had cooked up another reason to spend money. “I am getting older, and I’d like to keep my muscle tone for garden work and snow shoveling, maybe even a marathon some day!” It sounded like a good excuse, so I stuck with it. “You know, we used to think that after the age of 40, people would lose eight percent or more of their muscle mass with each passing decade. But, according to a recent study of 40 competitive runners, cyclists and swimmers, ages 40 to 81, the athletes in their 70s and 80s had almost as much thigh muscle mass as the athletes in their 40s. Doesn’t it seem like a good idea to keep as fit as I can?”  She was silent for a moment.  “Okay, tell me more about this new exercise, Tai Chi.”  “Sis, I’m getting too old for football. Tai Chi has been around for a few thousand years, and it’s said to be good for balance and muscle tone, especially for us old folks. I’ve seen internet videos of Chinese people, hundreds of them doing Tai Chi in the parks in the morning....”  “You don’t have enough money to go to China.”  I told her that a local teacher was starting a Tai Chi class, beginning soon. “Tai Chi is really good for balance and coordination and so I’m less likely to fall off the ladder when I’m cleaning the eave spouts in the fall, or shoveling snow in the winter. Here’s something I read from Harvard Health Publications a few years ago:

 

Tai chi is often described as meditation in motion, but it might well be called medication in motion.  There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health...Tai chi differs from other types of exercise. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched.  Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery...” 

 

I paused to take a breath. “So, what do you think?”  “It does sound interesting. It would keep you out of mischief one night a week. Could I join the class, too??” I thought she would never ask!  (Author’s note:  This special column was written as a courtesy to TAHS teacher Roger Benson, who will be starting a Tai Chi class soon, in downtown Tracy.  Roger has been a student of Tai Chi for many years, and welcomes folks of all ages to this gentle form of exercise.)