Yesterday and Tomorrow
The beginning of the new year is a good time to be looking at "Yesterday and Tomorrow." I strongly believe in the old saying attributed to Voltaire, "I want to live each day as if I was going to die tomorrow, but plan as if I was going to live forever." It's the balancing of these goals for today and tomorrow that make life a joy and a jolt. If we fail to look backward and learn from our history we are doomed to repeat. Whatever you've done in the past you are likely to do again under similar circumstances unless you deliberately change your response . It is also important to have goals and a plan for reaching those goals in balance with who you are as a Soul.
Let's Get Balanced Every Day in the New Year!
This September 96 I had the pleasure of giving a 4-days TFH training for the Touch for Health Association of New Zealand which is a rather large group relative to the population of that country. Their Newsletter is excellent and compares favorably with many of the other outstanding TFH Association newsletters that I've seen throughout the world. Here is a quote from the September 1996 issue, "There are two days of the week about which we should not worry. Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday with all its mistakes, cares, faults and blunders...Another day we should not worry about is tomorrow with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promises and poor performances..." I agree, but what do we do about our feelings about these two days and our feelings about today? These feelings can be very stressful and in some instances actually become hidden stressors which make us more vulnerable to malfunctions and energy imbalances.
Using the TFH basic balance as a hygienic measure can be very helpful in really letting go of the worry of these three days. I have found in working with thousands of patients over the 40 years since my graduation from Chiropractic College that problems are best prevented by hygienic measures. Like washing your hands before you eat and brushing your teeth afterward, bathing regularly, getting regular sleep, etc. getting a basic assessment of your energy meridian system and restoring the balance is another hygienic measure that we can use daily to clean the worries of yesterday and tomorrow from our mind. Will you take the time ? 3-15 minutes per person to clean up our energy systems as part of the daily hygienic routine. It's worth the effort! A good way to relieve the apprehension and fear of the unknown is to be conscious of how you want to feel at the end of the day tomorrow and get balanced with that goal in mind. Let me hear about your successes. How about that for a New Year's Resolution?
I really enjoy hearing from you and hearing your success stories! Now, here's one of mine from New Zealand:
"Being part of John Thie's workshop is an experience of a life time. Communication and experiencing freely through the senses and testing mental connections in a unconditionally loving supportive way, integrated into the body with understanding & muscle checking that results are clearly visible in posture, healing & direction moving on all levels toward wellness, oneness and Holiness. "Touch for health makes the difference. By choice and fulfillment in all aspects of your life. Grateful thanks to John and Touch for Health."
How many of you who are teaching TFH classes have similar reports? I believe that the skills used in teaching the TFH material can be transferred, I am grateful for this testimonial from New Zealand's Shirley Meredeth, and I believe that more people should be receiving these kinds of statements because they are sharing the TFH methods. The International Kinesiology College faculty offers TFH training and certification . If you're not an instructor yet, and would like to become one, contact your local TFH Association for time and place of classes.
Prozac : Are These Minor to a Mother
In the October 19, 1996 issue of Science News, Vol. 150 there is an article on the use of Prozac (fluoxetine) during pregnancy. They state that "The study did uncover some potential dangers, however. When taken during the first trimester of pregnancy, Fluoxetine seemed to increase the chance that a baby would be born with three or more minor malformations, such as fused toes. Women who continue to take the drug in the third trimester of pregnancy ran a greater risk of premature delivery and of delivering small babies suffering from a variety of health problems." The above quote is from the third paragraph of the news item. The article begins with the headline Prozac and Pregnancy. The lead sentence: "Prozac can be a lifeline for a depressed woman, but this depression-fighting drug is generally banned during pregnancy."
I wonder how expectant mothers feel and if they think these problems that this study confirmed about these risks. What are the alternatives taking this drug that is banned for women that are pregnant. I wonder who helped with the article information, because the way it was written it seemed to me to be a promotion of a drug that scientists recommend against, for good reasons, during pregnancy. My experience doing energy balancing with pregnant women is limited, however, I have worked with some women who complain of depression that have benefited from the balancing methods.
Last year in a class in Ireland, I had a woman who was pregnant with her second child offer to be a model. She was concerned about having post-partum depression after the second child as she did with the first. She had taken drugs to overcome the depression, but subsequently stopped the drugs against the advice of her physician who had told her that she must continue to take the drugs or have a much more serious depression with another child. We balanced this mother a number of times and now can report that she has not suffered any depression following the birth of her second child. Both mother and child are doing well. We are delighted that the physician was mistaken and hope that the energy balancing was helpful. What have your experiences been? I can't wait to get your reports.
Cows milk: New Link to diabetes?
The August 28, 1996 Journal of the American Medical Association argues that in spite of the new evidence that there is a direct link between the development of diabetes in children that the benefits for general nutrition outweigh the dangers. The new report by "Maria Gisella Cavallo and her coworkers at the University of Rome found that 24 out of 47 people with diabetes had a flood of white blood cells, or T cells, primed to attack casein, In contrast just 1 of 36 healthy volunteers and none of 10 people with thyroid disease mounted an immunological assault on that milk protein." Science News October 19, 1996 I think that we need to consider the benefits of mother's milk as a primary recommendation procedure. This debate is most important in the cases where mother's milk is not an option since the report is a response to babies who have been given cow's milk as a substitute for mother's milk becoming prone to diabetes. It is my feeling from my forty years of clinical practice that the circumstances around the necessity of giving the cows milk might be just as important as the actually use of the cow's milk instead of mother's milk. We place too much emphasis on a unifactorial cause rather than look at the multifactorial possibilities. In doing intensive life change workshops using the TFH balancing techniques, I have found that it is very important to look at the context of the person's life as well as the physical aspect of the person. The Soul, the whole person, needs to be considered in overcoming almost any complaint or reaching any goal.
Active versus Passive Care
The changes that are taking place in the way we think about pain relief, return to work after illness or injury and continued good health are a paradigm shift of massive proportions. The leaders in health and disease care no longer recommend rest for long periods of time. Now the term "rehabilitation" seems to be the key word. Much of the current research shows that the most effective and beneficial methods are also the most cost effective. This has great appeal to everyone. No longer are we (the public, the health professionals, the insurance carriers, the government and the employers) willing to let the lack of "scientific-theoretical basis" prohibit the public from receiving the care that has been getting the best results on an empirical basis (in terms of outcomes of the interventions). Active care is defined as :Modes of treatment/care requiring "active" involvement, participation and responsibility on the part of the patient.
This is what the TFH System is about. We are requiring the person seeking help to be aware of their desired outcomes. Each individual is encouraged to be aware of the conditions of their posture and to participate in the determination of the inhibition or facilitation of their own specific muscles. Each individual is empowered to take responsibility for assessing how they are benefiting from the care they are receiving. Passive Care is defined as: Application of treatments/care modalities by a caregiver to the patient, who "passively" receives care. Manipulation is defined as passive care. Almost all care under the medical reductionistic is passive. Some Kinesiologies would have to also be defined as passive care when the client/patient is not actively participating. If the client is merely having his arms and legs pulled on without any idea of outcome or meaning of the muscle tests, that is not what I'd call "participating". The Kinesiology interventions are not black and white. Most are relatively more active or relatively more passive. Research is also finding that the most "active " care is also the most effective both in outcomes and satisfaction of the clients and patients. This also seems to be the consensus among the practitioners of Kinesiology with whom I've spoken.
A TFH class seems like an obvious component of rehabilitation for clients/patients who are ready to take an active role in their own health. What has your experience been?
Goal Setting A Necessary Part of Visiting a Doctor
In the 40 years since my graduation from Chiropractic College I have been convinced over and over again that listening to the patient and really finding out what they want and need is the most important single aspect of getting good results. Often times I ask "How can I help you?" and get a variety of responses. However, in listening and questioning for clarity we often find that the "real goal", the one they feel is most meaningful in their lived life, is something quite different than what they first mentioned. Often people are surprised to find out what they really want in their life. In the August 96 issue of the Harvard Health Letter of the Harvard Medical School, the lead article "Don't be a Wimp in the Doctor's Office" it states "...passive patients may get plenty of medical advice and prescription drugs, but they won't necessarily get the best results. Unfortunately, those who don't insist on being heard may run the risk of being misdiagnosed or inadequately treated. Indeed there is growing evidence that people who take charge of their medical care, who communicate honestly with their clinicians, and who are decisive actually receive better care and end up healthier."
When participating in TFH system energy balances, knowing what outcome you desire will also get you better results. I am advocating that we all look at getting our energy systems in balance regularly. Let's regularly test at least 28 muscles (14 on each side of the body) which relate to the meridian communication system. This will help us stay balanced as a Soul, a whole person, not a machine that is divided into independent parts which do not communicate with and effect each other.
Having a understanding of what is not working optimally in your life will give you better results. You will also get better results from any health professional by being clear what outcome you want from the visit and "Don't be a wimp in the health practitioners office."
In four research studies a group was given coaching in speaking up in the doctor's office. The group learned about asking questions and negotiation tactics as well as ways to overcome timidity, embarrassment and anxiety. The outcomes were compared to a similar control group of patients who were not given the extra training. In each of the studies the trained group got better outcomes from the office visits.
An important suggestion made in this article was to prepare for the visit by writing down your concerns, and taking along a wish list. Goals are what we call our wish lists. Remember that if the question is a concern to you, there are no stupid questions. If it's important to you, it's important. Remember, if you are satisfied with the visit you will get better results. The job of the practitioner is to help the person coming for help to stay focused and really learn what outcome the person desires and be able to be honest with the person about the likelihood of that outcome occurring.
If you are using the TFH system as part of your professional practice, you will get better outcomes for your clients/patients by recognizing your partnership arrangement and making sure that you both agree on the goal for the visit. Taking the extra time to make that decision will more than pay off for both of you in satisfaction and great outcomes.
Be Wary of Laser Resurfacing of the Skin for Cosmetic Reasons
Also in the Aug. 96 issue of the Harvard newsletter they tell of the benefits of the resurfacing of the facial skin to remove lines caused by aging and sun exposure. The process involves using a CO-2 laser which instantaneously turns the water in the skill to steam and evaporates the skin removing it from the surface. There is a temporary hyper pigmentation (darkening) which may last for many months and is more likely in Asian, Hispanic, or African-Americans. The people undergoing this procedure are given preoperative drugs then local anesthetic where the skin will be vaporized. The pain following the surgery can usually be overcome with over-the-counter drugs. There will be swelling for some time afterward, usually a week or up to several months. The major precaution is that from then on the person having undergone the laser surgery will need to use a powerful sunscreen daily for the rest of their life to protect the resurfaced areas. They caution that thousands of doctors have taken short courses sponsored by the people who sell the laser equipment, the procedure has only been used for three years and very limited scientific data is available about its long term effects.
There are a number of more natural facial methods that can help you feel better about yourself as well as bringing out a more balanced musculature in the face. If you or your clients are not happy with appearance, you might spend some time thinking about your desired outcome from looking "better" without the lines in your face and setting a goal(s) for what you will be able to have or do when you have your desired result.
More Fiber means a Better Diet and Less Risk of Heart Attack
In the January 14, 1996 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association There is a report of a study of 43,000 male health professionals over a 6 year period. Men who ate 25 grams of fiber a day had a 36% lower risk of developing heart disease than those who consumed fewer than 15 grams. Every 10 grams of fiber added to the diet reduced the risk by 19%. They speculated that the reason for this was that the fiber improved the health of the gut bacteria which produced a healthier liver by breaking down the food more effectively by fermentation. This also helped men who had other health risks such as being overly fat and not exercising. Rarely do we find people for whom food rich in fiber tests biocitic (where exposure to the food causes the muscle to indicate inhibition when tested). Let me know your findings when doing muscle testing on such foods as bananas, baked potatoes, or other vegetables and fruit. Another speculation is that if you are eating foods high in fiber you are consuming less calories and the fiber inhibits the absorption of fats in the gut.
High Tech Rehabilitation Equipment Not Necessarily Better
What is rehabilitation? According to Dorland's Medical Dictionary, "1.Rehabilitation is the restoration of an ill or injured patient to self-sufficiency or to gainful employment at his highest attainable skill in the shortest possible time. or 2. Rehabilitation is the restoration of normal form and function after an injury." This is the object of our TFHS interventions. We advocate paying attention to all the psycho-social, physical, and chemical aspects of the person in need of rehabilitation. Muscle imbalances are the most prominent problems and they effect the posture of the individual sometimes subtly sometimes grossly. An article in the Chiropractic Report July 96 states " no sophisticated equipment is necessary if you have the psychomotor skill of a chiropractor-either for valid assessment or effective management. " Manual and other physical evaluation of muscle imbalance and visual inspection will allow you to get good results without the use of expensive equipment which may allow for "objective measurements" on computers with graphic printouts.
We use the TFH system of evaluation. We rely on the subjective satisfaction of the person seeking rehabilitation. We observe the objective evidence of muscle tests and visible changes in posture, sharing this perception with the client. We note how soon the client can return to normal form and function and return to work. Are our techniques are far less expensive with comparable favorable outcomes? The TFH system's reliance on goals and restoration of the meridian functions as assessed by muscle tests makes it a valuable tool in rehabilitation of sick or injured persons. Let me hear from you about yourself or others who have benefited from TFH interventions for rehabilitation.
Request for Outcomes Related to Previously Diagnosed Asthma
I recently had a request from an instructor who needed published articles relating to the benefits people had received using TFHSI(Touch for Health Synthesis Interventions). She had originally gotten involved with TFH because of her breathing difficulties, which had been diagnosed as Asthma. She said that she now is at least 90% improved. She had an opportunity to work with a medical specialist in respiratory illness and they wanted to apply for a grant, but needed published studies. I had to tell her that we do not yet have published studies on any diseases. We are in a bind in this area, because we haven't been able to even collect anecdotal reports on conditions that have medical diagnoses and the outcomes of TFHSI, because people seem to only have an oral tradition in reporting their results. If you have had good results with clients or yourself please let me hear from you in writing. Thanks
Are we part of a Hidden Mainstream of American Medicine?
I recently received an advertisement for video tapes of Alternative Medicine-Implications for Clinical Practice , a three day conference sponsored by Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. In the accompanying letter, David Eisenberg, MD said "In recent years, interest in alternative medical therapies has increased dramatically. Alternative (a.k.a. "complementary, "unconventional" or "unproved" therapies) are routinely used by an estimated sixty million Americans. ....to treat their chief complaint. Moreover, the majority of these patients will likely never mention this to you." This letter is addressed to M.D.s. He ends the letter by saying "It is my impression that alternative therapies represent a "hidden mainstream" within American Medicine. In time, we will need to expand our interviewing skills to include questions and answers pertaining to the use or avoidance of alternative therapies."
In my opinion this is very true but for those of us using TFH, the important thing to recognize is our obligation to inform the medical community about our methods and find ways that we can come along side of them for the benefit the public. More and more health professionals are recognizing that expensive drugs, surgery and highly technical diagnostic procedures are more than we can afford as a nation. We need to use less expensive alternatives which have shown equally beneficial outcomes. Are we part of those alternatives? I believe we are. Let me know your successes in dealing with and working with the Orthodox health professionals. Are you receiving referrals? Do you have professionals that accept referrals from you and recognize the value of the education you are giving to your students and clients?
Leg Pains-Improved by walking
Intermittent Claudication, pain in the legs caused by walking, is thought to be due to poor circulation. There has been some recent research done at the Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center indicating that the very thing that makes these people feel worse is what will cause them to later feel better. That is walking more. People who walked until the pain was at its peak over a period of 6 months could more than double their maximum comfortable walking distance.
This was my experience when I was treating these complaints in my chiropractic practice. I found that if I balanced them using TFH and then had them walk they would be able to walk more and with less pain. I am interested in hearing from you all about your experiences using TFH/Kinesiology with persons who have had leg pains develop after walking and the changes that have taken place in them after learning TFH or having muscle testing done as part of or as total therapy. I would have the person walk immediately after a balance and then rebalance them and have them walk again. Every time that I can recall there was an improvement in the distance that they could walk before the pain occurred. In some patients the pain totally disappeared. Let me hear from you.
Pain is Real
Pain is real in all of our lives. The idea of some pain being real and some being emotional or "all in our mind", as if that wasn't real, is still prevalent in all modern societies. There are a wide variety of ways in which we attempt to alleviate the suffering of that kind of pain. Some people grab something to numb the pain. Some grab something to over-ride the pain with another stimulus such as food. Others cry out or lash out at others or God. We wonder how much we can take.
With an estimated one-third of Americans taking some type of antidepressant, it is no wonder that those that believe in God find themselves in a quandary as expressed by Barbara Brown Taylor writing in The Christian Century "I want a God who will cut my losses and cushion my failure, a God who will grant me a life free from pain. I want a God who will rescue me from death, who will delete it from the human experience. What I/We have is a God who resurrects us from the dead, putting an end to it by working through it instead of around it--creating love in the midst of loss, faith in the midst of despair."
It is my belief that we can work with God using the TFH system of energy balances. I believe that Goal balancing is like prayer. I see the great changes in people when they recognize that they are intelligently designed and that balancing the subtle energies with muscle testing is cooperating with the purpose that each of us has to fulfill. We can hear our calling more easily when we have our homeostasis, our balance in our wholeness.
Caffeine Again Shown to Have Negative Effects
A new study done by Bong Hee Sung and her colleagues at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center has shown that if you have a family history of hypertension , taking coffee or soft drinks that contain caffeine before exercising can raise your blood pressure to levels much higher than occurs in people doing the same exercise routine without the caffeine drinks. This confirms what we have found using muscle testing. A lot of people are not able to facilitate muscle contractions as easily when they have coffee or sodas in their mouth, which indicated to us that the caffeine drink is an inhibitor of energy flow. This inhibition would result in greater effort for the same exercises. This also occurs in some people who have no known family history of hypertension.
Brain Plasticity Dynamically Changes with Behavior
I am finding that exploring the metaphors of the senses while holding the neurovascular reflexes for synchronization is very helpful to people in gaining insights into what might be blocking their life changes. New scientific evidence seems to back up the hypothesis that allowing other areas of the brain to be activated through imagination and intuition can have a positive impact on one's state of mind/body. New scientific reports are showing that the neocortex, that part of the brain that deals with movement and sensations, is linked to other parts of the brain and influences the behavioral state of the animal. (Manuel A. Castro-Alamancos and Barry W. Connors reported in Science Vol. 272 12 April 96 pg. 274-277).
In using this method, you ask the person being balanced to describe something related to their goal in a metaphor related to each of the senses. If you are having someone balance you or if you are using the neurovascular points alone to help get yourself balanced for a particular stress, you would ask yourself what metaphor would describe the situation in each of the senses. Using smell it would be," What does this situation smell like?" For taste it would be," What taste would best describe the situation?" For sensation, "What bodily feeling would you have that would be like the situation, even if you don't have the feeling but were trying to describe it to someone else?" Hearing could be addressed any number of ways--"What would you like to say/hear. What sounds would describe the situation?" For sight, it could be," What color, what picture, what person comes to mind when you think about the situation?" When you use this technique, I would appreciate hearing from you. Did it seem to enhance your results? Make no difference? Detract from the benefit?
I'll be looking forward to hearing from you.
Incorporating Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM) Into Medical and Nursing Education!
A distinguished Blue Ribbon Panel of experts in medical and nursing education recommended to the medical and nursing school of the United States that Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CAM) courses be included in their curricula in June, 1996 at a Conference sponsored by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM) of the National Institutes of Health. Among the recommendations by the Blue Ribbon panel was: "Medical and nursing education should include information about complementary practices...the discipline's philosophical/spiritual paradigm, scientific foundation, educational preparation, practice and evidence of efficacy and safety."
In order for the health of the world to be improved by the TFH system we need your cooperation in gathering the information that will be required to fulfill the recommendation above. We need to articulate the"philosophical/Spiritual" paradigm. We also need to get more reports of the outcomes of these interventions which will let us know more about their efficacy and safety. Can I count on your help?
Maine and Vermont Recognize and License Naturopathy
Maine and Vermont became the 11th & 12th States to recognize and license naturopathic medicine physicians in April and May 1996. Both states allow a broad scope of medical practice, from performing physical exams and minor surgery to prescribing homeopathic medicine. Naturopathy is similar to conventional medicine except that naturopaths primarily use a wide range of non-toxic therapies such as clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, physical manipulation, exercise, stress reduction and other lifestyles changes and do not use prescription drugs or do major surgery. Many Naturopaths utilize the TFH/Kinesiology system as part of their care and teach their patients the use of this system.
Not Smoking Can Prevent Heart Disease in your Partner
A major seven-year study of thousands of married couples confirms that individuals who have never smoked but who are married to a smoker have a higher rate of heart disease than couples who do not smoke. The American Heart Association believes that environmental tobacco smoke is responsible for the increased risk.
VITAMINS C, E, and Carotenoids Prevent Aging Diseases
Doctors at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Center report that diseases of aging, such as cancer, cataracts and brain dysfunction are increasingly being found to have oxidative origins. This means that if you are not eating or supplementing your diet with sufficient antioxidants to counteract the normal production of oxidants in the constant changing of body composition by living you increase your chances of developing the diseases of aging earlier. We have found in doing TFH food evaluations that the foods rich in antioxidants are the ones that we label biogenic and will balance the energy system. We continue to recommend eating foods that bring muscle back to strength daily. Learn which foods these are for you and your unique make-up and get as large a variety as possible into your daily eating habits.
Fibromyalgia Relieved during 6 Day Training
In a recent 6 day training program one of the students stated that she had been diagnosed as having Febromyalgia and had been in constant pain for the past three years. She had been to several medical specialists but "they have given up on me every getting well." She was taking drugs to sleep and couldn't sit for any length of time. We balanced her each day of the class and she also practiced getting one of the other students to help her balance herself as she learned the TFH methods. The following outlines how her goals changed during the class.
After the first balance she was 30% improved on an analog scale of being relieved of pain so that she could lift weights again. The second balance resulted in 100% relief of painful upper back spasm and a 75% relief in the painful neck spasms. The third day her goal was not longer related to pain but she wanted to have a better memory to remember pictures. on a scale of 100 she was at 25% prior to the balance and afterward she rated herself at 100%. The next day she set her goal to feel more confident, which was 30% and afterward she rated herself as 100%. This was in the area of learning to be an instructor. She had previously had a good experience and was very confident as a dog trainer. The fifth day of the class her goal was to be able to put her face in water and be able to go swimming and get her face in water. She hadn't been able to do this since her brother was lost in a military plane crash during the Viet Nam war by crashing into the ocean and his body was never recovered. This was a great fear for her and made just staying clean a problem, even though she could force herself to use a washcloth, it was very uncomfortable.
She went swimming during the lunch break and was able to dive to the bottom of the pool. This was a wonderful new way of feeling for her and the difference that the entire class could notice in her posture. On the final day of class she set for a goal relief of lower back pain which had returned after swimming and staying up later when her fiancee arrived to be with her for the vacation following the class. She volunteered to have her balance that day be a postural stress release balance. We worked with her in the position that had previously caused her the most pain. It was on trips to a neurologist in the car, a 2 hour drive from her home. She was in so much pain during those drives that she needed to have another person drive. After the postural stress balance she stated she felt absolutely not pain and felt completely relieved.
Her Feedback in writing stated "Dr. Thie, You make us all feel special. That is something that you taught us. Everyone is unique and their balancing includes past, present and future, but also, to build self-esteem. Human being need to be reminded of their worth in this hectic world. You have provide me with the tools to help people feel better and think of themselves as worthy and a whole in a world full of halves.
I had debated on becoming an instructor, but in three days I knew that is what is right for me. I want to help people learn about themselves and that they hold their own best cures. We as person can facilitate much more wellness in ourselves than anyone else..."
The changes from the first day we all met for the welcoming dinner to the final day of class we so noticeable by everyone in the class. We will see over the long term what will happen, but for this week this was one happy and excited person, once again full of hope and planning for the future.
Harvard Medical School -Spirituality and Healing
Touch for Health Education (TFHE: my individual newsletter and programs) emphasizes recognizing the whole person, the Soul including the spiritual aspects. This is now being seen in the academic community as well as the religious communities as necessary for health care and reaching our full potential.
In an advertisement in Spirituality & Healing in Medicine (December 15-17, 1996) it states "The physiological, neurological, and psychological effects of healing resulting from spirituality...will be discussed...For more than 25 years laboratories at the Harvard Medical School have systematically studied the benefits of mind/body interactions. The research established that when a person engages in a repetitive prayer, word, sound or phrase and when intrusive thoughts are passively disregarded, a specific set of physiologic changes ensue. There is a decreased metabolism, heart rate, rate of breathing and distinctive slower brain waves. These changes are the opposite of those induced by stress and are an effective therapy in a number of diseases that include hypertension, cardiac rhythm irregularities, many forms of chronic pain, insomnia, infertility, the symptoms of cancer and AIDS, premenstrual syndrome, anxiety and mild and moderate depression." These are the same kind of results that I have personally seen using the TFHS and have had reported to me orally from many people around the world, when I am teaching the TFHS to those using Kinesiologies.
Later they say "Spirituality was expressed as experiencing the presence of a power, a force, an energy, or what was perceived of as God and this presence was close to the person. Furthermore, spirituality was associated with fewer medical symptoms." That is our experience with using the TFHS . We have fewer medical symptoms.
I believe that the methodology of TFHS activates the whole person, including the spirituality of that person which is also connected with the presence of power, a force an energy. which is what we call what we are doing balancing the energy so that we can more fully function to our potential. Isn't it great that more and more people are leaving the pure material, mechanistic world few and understanding the more subtle energy functions.
"Brain Activation Modulated by Sentence Comprehension"
(Science Volume 274 4 October 1996 pages 114-116)
The more thinking that is required the more areas of the brain are activated. This report confirms the idea behind the new ways in which we are utilizing the Neurovascular reflexes(NV). It provides a physical basis for the mental exercises of goal setting, ESR, etc.
Since the beginning of TFH, we have observed that if we ask a person to utilize their imagination and think about the problems they are facing while we are holding the NV, the results are more effective. In the past 6 years we have been utilizing the five senses as part of our routine to activate the different parts of the brain. Four years ago we began to incorporate the aspects of the 5 elements, in our public lectures, as we had been getting such good results in private. When an imbalance was found in a given meridian(as indicated by the inhibition of related muscles) we began asking the clients to notice what of the various 5 element metaphors of that meridian seemed to relate to their lived life. It is our hypothesis that this causes greater information to become available to the whole person, facilitating the release of any energy blocks.
This scientific report seems to verify our hypothesis from a physical standpoint. Our outcomes certainly have shown good results. We now need to have someone who is in the research business to take our theory and set up a research project to see if it can be verified.