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March/April 2009

Modern Technology and Healing

My dream is to become a healer.  A healer in the traditional sense.  One that calls upon the power of food, herbs, and the spirits to reclaim the body’s natural ability to heal itself.  Like many natural practitioners, I began my journey due to an illness.  Not my own but my wife’s.  It was over 15 years ago that one disease after another crept into her life.  The medical doctors had a name for each disease.  They called them asthma, fibroid tumors, respiratory infections, allergies, just to name a few.  She had another name – “dis-ease” and announced that she would no longer utilize drug intervention as a means to treat her “dis-ease.”  And thus began our journey together of naturally creating health in our bodies.

I had always fancied myself as a chef and was naturally drawn to the study of food.  Food warms your soul yet cools the fire within.  Food is a traditional centerpiece of celebrations and familial gatherings where the vibrant colors of fresh food invite even the most finicky of palates to taste its nourishment.  Food has an energy of its own that fuels the body.   Whole foods contain “light” which is instrumental in transforming us into healthy, vibrant beings.   Although I believe that food is the foundation upon which all good health is built, I have discovered that the use of bioenergetics aids in bringing healing energy into the body.    

The human body is an energy system that is in a constant state of change and renewal.  When your life force (known as your CHI (chee) in traditional Chinese medicine) is strong and operating at peak efficiency, you enjoy good health.   When your life force is weak, your physical and mental health suffers.  For thousands of years, practitioners have used energy techniques to remove stressors and promote the body’s natural healing ability.  Common practices have involved the use of crystals, acupuncture, the energy of herbs, spiritual powers, prayer, and reiki.  Today modern technology has provided us with an advanced state-of-the-art evoked potential biofeedback system for stress detection and stress reduction.  It is called the EPFX.

EPFX stands for Electro Physiological Feedback Xrroid.  This therapeutic device scans the body like a virus-scan on a computer, detecting imbalances in your energy flow due to viruses, deficiencies, weaknesses, allergies, abnormalities, blockages of the meridians and chakras, and food sensitivities.  The EPFX then uses programs and frequencies to assist in balancing those needs.  These are non-invasive, painless therapies such as electro-acupuncture meridian therapy (no needles involved), Rife technique, trivector therapy, color therapy, biofeedback, and scalar therapy.

The EPFX is connected to the individual via head and wristbands sending electromagnetic signals into the body.  During treatment the device measures the body’s resonance/reactance pattern and determines what benefit has occurred.  The input resonance is then altered as needed to promote health.  Initial sessions take a little longer because health history information is gathered and inputted.   These initial sessions are generally 60-90 minutes.  Follow-up sessions are generally 45-60 minutes in length.  Costs per session can vary based on the practitioner but are generally $100 to $150.

As a nutritionist I like to the use the EPFX as a tool to help identify stressors in the body.  Besides providing a person’s nutritional profile (i.e. vitamin and mineral balance), it will provide an indication of organs that are stressed, hormonal imbalances, and toxins that may be overloading the system.  The EPFX helps validate my proposed natural therapeutic approach which I develop based on interviewing the client.   In addition, the EPFX’s biofeedback therapies can be used to help promote and initiate the body’s natural healing process.  Consequently, regaining health is expedited.  

The EPFX is effective at improving an athlete’s sports performance.  It is also ideally suited for children since they are often unable to verbally communicate what they are suffering from.  I have found the EPFX to help with chronic headaches and stress related disorders, digestion problems, and fatigue.  A woman suffering with constipation began having daily eliminations after one EPFX session.  A young man came to me complaining of weakness and fatigue.  The EPFX identified wheat as a potential allergen and that he was overloading his system with caffeine and alcohol.  After a treatment session and making some necessary dietary changes, within weeks he was feeling noticeably stronger and less tired.  Although I have seen some amazing and quick results, I don’t believe EPFX treatments alone will create health.  Creating health involves examining your total lifestyle picture, your physical, spiritual, and emotional bodies, and making appropriate changes. 

One of the most fascinating aspects of the EPFX is its ability to measure the client’s mental and emotional state, both at the conscious and the subconscious level.   In traditional Chinese medicine every organ has an accompanying emotion.  We also know that mental or spiritual stress can manifest itself in physical problems.   It is not unusual for emotions like anger or abandonment to be detected by the EPFX.  Having these emotions surface may cause one to examine the possible underlying source of “dis-ease.”   We can use the biofeedback function of the EPFX to help “release” emotional blocks.  This cleansing of suppressed emotion may result in the reduction, or even elimination of a physical ailment.  

Overall, the EPFX enhances an individual’s general health, increases wellness through awareness, and increases energy levels.  It is not a “magic box” that cures all illness.  However, it is pretty amazing and can guide your discovery into your own journey of naturally creating health in your body.

Mike Neller is a nutritionist, herbalist and certified personal trainer.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition from the Clayton College of Natural Health and is a Certified Master Herbalist from Trinity College.  For more information go to www.mikenellerpt.com 


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