Friday, April 19, 2013

Is Your Energy Blocked?

Do you feel stuck, stagnant, or blocked?  It is possible that you might have an energy block.

I recently attended an online seminar about energy blocks that can hinder a person in their path to healing. I was really intrigued by this topic and had to test it in my practice and was quite amazed by the results. The webinar was taught by Professor Neil R. Gumenick who is the founder of The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture in Santa Monica CA ( Professor Gumenick laid out a set protocol for the acupuncturist to follow to test for different types of energy blocks. The one type that stood out for me was the aggressive energy block.

When an aggressive energy block occurs, the vital Qi energy of the body becomes a destructive and attacking force. Aggressive energy can be caused by the following:

  • Chronic illnesses
  • Relentless or overwhelming stress or strain (physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual)
  • Toxicity: usually prolonged consumption of toxins (including, but not limited to prescription or recreational drugs, or severe environmental toxicity)
  • Or combinations of any of the above

Unfortunately, the conditions above effect most people at some point in their lives and many of my patients have tested positive for this type of energy block. Once this block is released, is it amazing to see such leaps and bounds in the patient’s progress.

To test for aggressive energy, acupuncture needles are superficially inserted bilaterally along the Bladder Meridian on the back in specific points that pertain to the Yin organs. If the patient tests positive, small patches of erythema or redness will appear around the needles. The needles are left in the points until the redness fades, draining the aggressive Qi. After treatment, many of the patients describe a feeling of release or as if a weight has been lifted.

For more info about energy blocks and constitutional acupuncture, feel free to contact us by phone or email. Thank you for reading.

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