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What is the difference between a live body and a dead corpse? Tens of thousands of years ago -- maybe longer -- this may have been the question that originally sparked investigation into healing. Many ancient cultures discovered that there is one absolute answer: a live body contains a vital life force. This vital energy may at times be strong or weak but universally, death is considered to occur at the moment that this vitality is no longer present. This is the energy that fuels all of our physiological functions.
Ancient medical traditions in various cultures have given different names to this phenomenon -- chi, prana, etc. -- and have studied different aspects of this energy. Traditional Chinese medicine has focused on the energy channels, or meridians, which connect all organs in the body and support all physiological processes. Traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine focuses on the central energy channels and the major energy vortices, or chakras, in the central channels.
Modern Western medicine focuses on the anatomy and physiology which is directly observable physically, which does not include energy flow. However, Western culture does recognize the existence of non-physical physiological processes which are not accounted for in allopathic medicine: our thought processes, our states of consciousness, our emotions, our feelings of high energy or low energy. And, of course, the phenomenon of death: the complete absence of vital energy.
The energy physiology of the human body has been studied and documented in great detail by Chinese medicine, and accounts for every aspect of our existence, including our disease conditions and our emotional states and patterns. There are many healing practices that have been developed based on this information. All of these practices are designed to help induce a strong, clear flow of energy through your body, and often have an immediately noticeable effect of increased energy, balance, vitality, calmness, and pain relief.
You can work on your revitalization through bodywork sessions, or through practices which you do yourself. Here are some suggestions; the more practices you combine, the more powerful the result. Contact Linda for a consultation to discover revitalization practices that you will enjoy and benefit from.
Some Revitalization Self-Practices:
Some Revitalization Bodywork Modalities: