Many therapists are now researching esoteric spiritual practices, enriching their knowledge to support their clients during the evolutionary process. Traditional spiritually based therapies such as Reiki, Ayervedic medicine, Meditation, Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Yoga Acupuncture, and herbal medicine are just a few practices that address the balance of mind, body and spirit as a pathway to complete wellness.
Acupuncture with its foundations deeply rooted in Taoism originated as a means of healing spiritual disconnection, rifts or imbalance with ancestors. It held a healthy respect for nature, animals and the seasons, and celestial occurrences and astrology and the time of day.
This connection was so embedded in the lives of people that it has formed the foundations of a powerful system of healing that has lasted over 5,000 years.
In more recent times however acupuncture with its need for survival, has aligned itself to a more western approach. Many Acupuncturists today provide a symptomatic approach with a shortened training that is effective to a degree but is far removed from the ancient ways of treating with a wholistic approach.
The longer training that a TCM practitioner undertakes allows time for esoteric wisdom to develop and become a part of the life of the practitioner.
TCM treatment involving, Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, herbal medicine and diet are designed to remove blockages and stuck chi. disperse cold, phlegm and heat and control harmful wind moving around the body.
Working with the seasons and times of day aligns the body with the natural world.
The Chakras are centred along 2 of the most important meridians in the body, the Conception and Governing vessels. It is along these two master vessels that Nadis in Ayervedic medicine are also located.
These centres are known to activate during various stages of our spiritual awakening. During this time Prana or Chi is cleared sometimes causing localised symptoms in the process.
Needles, Moxa, cupping and Gua Sha are ideally suited for assisting the clearing process with the additional benefits of endorphine release.
In addition the tonifying/strengthening of yin/yang balance is conducive to the biorythms of the body at a cellular level, generating equilibrium and harmony, increasing vibration and assisting with clarity and spiritual awareness.
Overall treatment with TCM can provide a valuable tool for aiding the path of spiritual progress.