How does our pain and illness relate to life experiences?
Life is a constant change of events. From the time we are born through childhood and into adulthood, we go through numerous life experiences that shape us as the individuals we become. Some of these experiences are positive and some are not so pleasant.
Any life experience exposes us to energy. How this energy affects us and to what extent is determined by two factors – how resilient and strong we are verses how traumatic the experience is.
life experiences can be overwhelming at times and hard to process, especially at a young age. They can alter who we are as individuals, cause us to change the way we make decisions and prevent us from being true to our own nature.
Some of these emotions are passed on to us by our ancestors (and present for many generations in the family), some are due to traumatic events we have had to endure, and some are related to unresolved past issues.
A great deal has been written in ancient Chinese writings about emotions, and in the cases mentioned above, they are viewed as “demons” that can gain control of our lives. Internal and external “demons” are “parasite–like”; consuming our energy and prohibiting from us to be true to our heart. The energy associated with these “malicious demons” can contribute to disease.
There are specific techniques in acupuncture to help patients process these life events without digging in or dwelling in the past. By using specific acupuncture points at specific times, the treatment allows the body to let those “demons” go. In order for healing to be successful, such a process is essential. Without it, the “demons” will continue to harm the body.
It is written in the The Yellow Emperor’s book of Internal Medicine, (which is considered to be the doctrinal source of Chinese medicine)
“In order to make all acupuncture thorough, one must first cure the spirit.”
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Eran Reznik – Dip. Ac. NCBTMB