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The True Bridge between Mind, Body & Spirit The link between energy medicine and hands on healing Dr. Michael C. Stern, DC

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It’s our modern day cultural belief that if we eat right, exercise regularly, and have a good attitude… and then only if we have good genes and are lucky, we will have good health. How many of us basically believe health is mostly a matter of good luck?

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Here’s something that’s pretty obvious and we can all pretty much agree on:
Somehow, someway our life’s stresses and overwhelms end up in our bodies as tension, pain, and compromised health and well-being.

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These stresses eventually lead to: Symptoms and Conditions Predisposing us to: Injuries and even to Disease

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The Mind – Body Connection

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In the last 20 to 30 years we have come to understand that our thoughts and emotions affect the health of our body.

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Yet, there is another reciprocal element which is hardly ever talked about, acknowledged or understood:

The Body – Mind Connection

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We need to understand how stored tensions and stresses in the form of tension and tightness of the tissues of the body, end up affecting us physically, mentally and emotionally

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Let me ask you, the way I would ask any person I meet: - Tell me what you know about your nervous system? - What does it do for you? - How can you tell if it's healthy and working effectively, or breaking down?

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What does your Nervous System do for your health?

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The central nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and nerves that connect to every tissue and cell of the body.
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The central nervous system is the 1st system formed in a developing embryo. All other systems develop as offshoots of the CNS.
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The central nervous system coordinates all other systems & functions of the body/mind.
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The CNS works electrically, biomechanically, chemically, vibrationally, and energetically.
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The CNS coordinates how stress gets stored in the body as tension and tightness.
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The chemistry of the CNS, with neuropeptides, are the chemical messengers of thought, feeling, and the immune system.
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Bundles of nerves called nerve plexus are the physical corollary of the chakra system on the energetic level.
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The CNS coordinates cell replacement. We all have a new body within a couple of years. Every cell is replaced under the direction of the CNS.
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- The balance of the CNS determines how effectively we can relax, sleep, digest and heal.

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Analysis of the CNS tension is the truest, most sensitive & reliable measure of health—an early predictor of future health challenges.
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It is pivotal to include the CNS in any form of bodywork to produce the most comprehensive, long lasting results. Pre and post checks of the CNS can tell us about the effectiveness of bodywork or any type of treatment.
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The Central Nervous System works:

1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

Electrically Chemically Mechanically Vibrationally Energetically

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How stress gets in the body

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Something of a mental, emotional, physical or chemical nature causes a stress response. Those feelings—or conscious/subconscious thoughts of stress—activate the limbic or emotional center of the brain. This causes a vibration to be played by the spinal cord system—like a guitar with billions of strings.

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The vibration if strong enough (acute stress) or long enough (chronic stress) will engage musculature and connective tissue into its song. This eventually ‘hard wires’ the stress into the body as a neurological tension pattern which has long term ‘wear and tear’ effects (Hans Selye, The Stress of Life). less than optimal physical, mental, emotional and chemical health, and leading to more pronounced conditions and illness.

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This ‘hard wired’ stress eventually leads to less than optimal physical, mental, emotional and chemical health—and to more pronounced conditions and illness.

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A True Assessment of Health ‘an early warning system’ where medical tests and exams fall short... ‘What bodyworkers of all kinds have known forever’

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The body’s tensions (wear and tear) tell you about a person’s current level of health and well-being, along with their predispositions to future health problems and challenges. To put it another way: The body’s tension is the best indicator of the state of health of the nervous system

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And something very important: What is often mistaken for ‘just getting old’ or degenerative aging effects, are actually the results of a compromised nervous system from storing more and more tension from the buildup of years of stress.

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How do you assess the body’s tensions? (How do you assess the nervous system?)
Tightness Decreased range of motion Poor posture = spinal Cord tension Decreased tissue circulation Decreased respiration Decreased energy flow Signs of nervous system interference Poor tone Not in touch with your body Subjective feelings of something not right

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Some of the things great bodywork can assist

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Symptoms, conditions, neuromusculoskeletal related problems Spinal cord pressure & tension; Tissue tension Brain’s ability to detect tension & dissipate =self correction Range of motion and Flexibility; Alignment

Posture; Proper biomechanics

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Restructuring; Proper cell replacement

Nerve impulse; Mental impulse
Craniosacral pump

Craniosacral pulley mechanism
Respiration; Circulation

Parasympathetic balance; Sympathetic balance

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Brain function; Neurological tension patterns

Defense physiology; Meridian flow
Organ nerve supply, tension & function Neuropeptide & Immune System chemistries Subtle energy flow; Tone Mind body connection—how mind affects body

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Key concept to secure in the culture of health care

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Regular Body Work
The missing, pivotal element to create health and wellbeing, and save billions in future health care costs.

We know this because the body is really the ‘bodymind.’ It contains chemistries of thought and feeling, the subconscious mind, and the neurological, vibrational, and energetic tension patterns from the stresses of one’s life and experiences.

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Our cells are literally talking to each other and our brain is in on the conversation. The new self image is one of an integrated body and mind, one with intelligence, an emotional intelligence, even a soul or a spiritual component and the undeniable implication is that each of us is a dynamic system with a constant potential for change in which self healing is the norm rather than the miraculous.
Candace Pert, The Molecules of Emotion

Thank you!


				
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