While traditional medicine views health as the absence of disease, energy medicine, or electrical medicine, sees health at one end of the spectrum and disease at the other, with most patients poised somewhere between the two. For example, fatigue and insomnia are not diseases, yet are certainly not associated with good health.

Energy medicine seeks to evaluate the energy of the cells, organs and glands of the body. Are the cells producing enough energy? Are the cells able to store the energy created through oxidative phosphorylation? The human body is an orchestra and the organs and glands are the instruments. While some instruments are in tune others are not. For the symphony to delight, all instruments be in tuned properly and synchronized.

Let’s look at the emotion of anger. In Chinese medicine anger is associated with an imbalance of the liver. A liver scan may show normal signs while blood tests evaluating the chemical liver (ALT, AST, GGTP) would also be normal. Meanwhile the anger would manifest in certain clinical symptoms such as insomnia with the person likely awakening between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m., or the individual report headaches or migraines, another indicator of liver energy imbalance. Energy medicine would conclude that the emotion of anger has an effect on the energy of the liver, manifesting in symptoms such as headaches or insomnia. Just as the electrical QRS complex of an EKG precedes the physical heartbeat, so too does electrical (or energetic) changes in the organs precede chemical and physical abnormalities.

Toxins are physical substances which produce energetic imbalances in an individual. We are constantly exposed to toxins, of which exist two types: exogenous and endogenous. Exogenous toxins are present in the external environment, whereas endogenous toxins are produced internally as the result of imbalances in metabolism. These imbalances result in physical, emotional and psychological symptoms.

Major exogenous toxins which affect us are: Tap water, coffee, tobacco, alcohol, sugar and food preservatives;

Petrochemicals: pesticides, plastics, smog

Drugs: prescription, over the counter and illicit

Heavy metals: mercury, aluminum, lead and cadmium

Viruses: Epstein-Barr, influenza, cytomegalovirus, herpes, HIV

Bacteria: streptococcus, staphylococcus, salmonella and Lyme Parasites

Endogenous toxins are produced as a result of compromised digestion and inefficient metabolism. They result from pancreatic digestive enzyme deficiency, poor eating habits and incorrect food combinations. Examples are Candida and elevated blood levels of uric acid.

Toxins are discharged from the body by the liver, kidneys, lymph, colon, lungs and skin. As more and more toxins accumulate in the system they place severe stress on these organs of elimination. With continued accumulation, the liver, kidneys and lymph system become less efficient in their ability to excrete these waste products, causing toxins to first accumulate in the connective tissues of the body followed by the organs. The body tries to initially compensate by having the endocrine (hormonal) glands secrete hormones to help stimulate detoxification and over time these glands become exhausted. The result is an inefficient elimination system with toxic accumulation, coupled with reduced organ and hormonal function, producing a hospitable environment for illness to flourish.

Why is Allopathic medicine unconcerned about these toxins?

Allopathic medicine is concerned about acute intoxications caused by the intake of high levels of toxins such as carbon monoxide levels in the blood as a result of smoke inhalation. The gradual accumulation of low levels of toxins cannot yet be measured by conventional analytical methods causing many doctors deny their existence. As instrumentation and measuring methods become more sophisticated, such toxic states will be recognized as dangerous. Many of these toxins compete with the essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements in the metabolic process. Although quite beneficial, treatment protocols using very high doses of vitamins and minerals (orthomolecular therapy) fail to address the problem at the root level. Also overlooked is the fact that most conventional research is conducted on one specific toxin rather than the combinations of toxins encountered daily. This cocktail effect surfaces when different toxins in combination create a synergistic effect which is more detrimental than the effects of the toxins measured independently.

Detoxification refers to removing toxins from their binding sites in the tissues and organs of the body. The main reason why many people get sick when starting a detox program is failure to stimulate the eliminative organs. The toxins leave the tissues, enter the blood stream and since the liver is clogged (because there was no previous liver drainage) these toxins are not eliminated. It’s like having a bowel movement in a toilet that won’t flush.

Liver drainage is enhanced by homeopathic and herbal remedies such as lemon in water, and liver friendly vegetables such as zucchini, squash, watercress and artichokes. Kidney drainage is enhanced by homeopathic and herbal formulas, horsetail tea, asparagus and healthy drinking water which is slightly alkaline, loaded with electrons and containing just the right amount of minerals. Lymphatic drainage is enhanced by homeopathic and herbal formulas, massage, deep breathing, rebounding on a trampoline and complete elimination of dairy products from the diet.

After drainage is complete, the process of detoxification can begin. Effective ways include raw + vegan diets, colonics and wheat grass implants, skin brushing, infrared sauna, and exercise. So begins the journey to health.

Vol 29 Issue 3 Page 18

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