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I just finished reading Marie Manucherhri's book, "Intuitive Self-Healing". It's a book that reminds me of the endless possibilities and innovations in the medical field beyond what we understand today.

Marie's book reminded me of a recent conversation with a medical doctor in a class who works with worker comp injuries. He said that his clinic specialized in care of those 5-10% that defy all rational and logic explanations of Western medicine and treatment. His clinic included a PT, psychologist, nutritionist, and him (Trained Doc).

His assessment is that most of these medical anomalies (unexplained illnesses that were not treatable or recurrent) had to do with an illness of the soul. It was the body's shout out that something in the person's behavior was not in alignment with the person's truth.

Marie's book is filled with examples of people who cannot find resolution to a medical illness in hopes that she has an answer. The format of the book is a simply understood description of various energy systems in the body, some quick and more advanced self-healing Marie Manucherhri is a registered nurse who worked years in an Oncology department. Her incredible gift is being able to live in both the worlds of conventional Western medicine and using her gifts in intuition into tuning into the soul.

What do you think about alternative medicine? Believer or disbeliever? I'm a believer having had been convinced I couldn't run anymore due to a car injury and then with 4 acupuncturist visits being cured (and still running 10 years later). However, diversity of opinion is what makes all of us stronger... so, send me your thoughts. Curious what +Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran , +Shelly Immel , and +Deborah Nystrom have to say :) Want to hear from dissenters to, but not sure who you may be.. .so speak freely people.

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Interesting. As someone from the medical field I could be biased but I'm certainly open to opinions and practices beyond scientific explanation. May I ask what kind of doctor (what specialty) this male doc is, the one who works with worker comp injuries?
CJ Liu
I think he's general doc with focus on worker-comp injuries. Bias against... if so, would love to hear why? Honestly, no offense taken. I had no idea you were in the medical field, so guess my intuitive abilities were right in asking you :)
Will have to read the rest of the article. I basically speed-read but what jumped out was this part

His assessment is that most of these medical anomalies (unexplained illnesses that were not treatable or recurrent) had to do with an illness of the soul. It was the body's shout out that something in the person's behavior was not in alignment with the person's truth....

Then I will write back here.:)
An oldie but a goodie: Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. I love the chart in it with a short reference to the emotion tied to that part of the body.
CJ Liu
Thanks +Debbie Emory. I have yet to read a Louise Hay's book. I'll have to check it out. However, a few people have been mentioning her lately, so it must be something I need to tune into. +Peggyjo Starr A friend sent the Dreamhealer book to me a LONG time ago. I never read it. I'll have to grab it from my bookshelf.

Along these lines, I just pulled out "Hands of Light" a book that came out in 1984 on all of this energy stuff. I got it about 15 years ago and skimmed it and I didn't get it. Now, I get it and its fun to read a book from a whole different level.

The next read is "Wise secrets of the Aloha" for my guest next week. So many books to read. Oddly, my brain has yet to be scrambled from all of these healing modes. So far, I've only encountered 2 books that really didn't resonate with me. I read about one book/week for the radio show Thanks again for your comments :)
I'll have to get those. Hay House Publishing (which Louise started at around age 60, I believe) has tons of great authors/books on these subjects in case you are looking for guests. Funny how a book will hit us in layers when we read it years later. That means we are growing!
Helpful thread! Healing, the impact of food and alternative medicine are ALL important to add to the mix of maintaining health.

I'm liking the open frame that the Mayo Clinic has listed on this page on this expanding area, including energy medicine, mind/body, and "many practices that center on a philosophy, such as the power of nature or the presence of energy in your body":
Wow, I go off the grid for a couple days, and I MISS GOOD STUFF. Sorry I’m late to the party, but thanks for starting it and inviting me, +CJ Liu. Sorry I missed the interview! Will check your archives.

Re: energy medicine, I’d say I’m a skeptical believer.

I'm a Believer because: Personal experience trumps research.

I feel the difference energy medicine makes physically, emotionally and mentally. I get regular treatments from a certified Eden Energy Medicine practitioner, and occasionally from my mother, who has integrated many methods into a personalize energy practice. I do this because it helps.

I'm a Skeptic because: Personal experience trumps research.

I’ve had other treatments where I felt no changes either at the time or within the next couple days.
Not all practitioners are equally talented. Not every patient can be helped by a particular practitioner. Not every day is a good day to give or receive treatments. And in my experience with complex, multi-sourced ailments, any single approach to healing is insufficient. I agree w/+Deborah Nystrom - many modalities together stand the best chance.

There are quacks in every walk of life and all branches of medicine. One good practitioner doesn’t mean all in the field are good; likewise for one bad one.
CJ Liu
+Shelly Immel and +Deborah Nystrom Agree completely. Personally, I do Eastern and Western.

I have been pretty blessed to have mostly good experiences as I usually do plenty of research. The problem often comes when I just check something out. I wonder what xyz is like.. to check it out. In those cases, it doesn't feel like it works as well. I think that there needs to be an intention around the healing too. It's sort of like going to a doctor without a specific issue.

I have had friends that have had bad experiences with healers who didn't offer a safe space, clear boundaries, and were not grounded. Just like regular Western doctors, buyer beware :)
+CJ Liu - you're right about that. Intention matters. You can't walk into it with a "fix me" mentality, either. For the best results, it's necessary to do some of the work, whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. That's important with Western medicine, too, but less obviously so.
Hi, +CJ Liu , sorry took me quite a bit to return and post here. Life, in the form of 2 hyper-spirited toddlers:), easily takes over everything I plan while I catch up on me-time.

As I was saying, I practise what I learned both in medical school and from experience but I'm certainly open to the idea of alternative medicine. However, call me inexperienced in faith but obviously not lacking of (I am Christian), I do not believe in miracles when it comes to healing a physically ailing body. Attestations of cure above and beyond explanation by medical science for me reflect the prematurity of our full comprehension of what has not been discovered. I believe in the power of a strong soul, a brave mind and a determined heart but not solely their combination as the main cure to a terminally sick body. In any cancer for instance, I still give credence to and certainly do not abash a patient's belief and trust on the standard methods of treatment: chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and clinical trials. Needless to say, they do come as big and important parts of the picture. I have nothing against soul-healing and the like, I only intend to remind us all that as much as we want to believe there is some magic out there to zap back to life a dying body, we can't just dispel the known facts, cure is possible to a certain degree, at least in this day and age because death is and will be inevitable. My incredulous statements are my own and my personal and professional opinion alone, they don't bear hopelessness, fear, nor bitterness, just pure opinion. And thanks for asking me, CJ, to explain further and giving me the opportunity to speak my mind here:).
CJ Liu
+Carol Bay Thanks for such a thoughtful email. Personally, for certain things (strep throat, coughs that keep me up at night. etc), I go straight to the doctor's office. The same would hold true if I suspected something such as cancer. My approach is truly holistic in that I see the merits of both Western and Eastern medicines. Personally, I think it's naive not to go to a Western doctor especially with something like cancer. Having said that, I think patients know their bodies and have the freedom to choose the method of their healing (western or eastern) and would hope that they would do the due diligence so that they are aware of trade off's and consequences of their choices versus ignorantly following only one path due to fear and ignorance.

The eastern approach which focuses primarily on energy has been validated to me over and over and it's a bit frustrating when a brain surgeon I met at a potluck dismisses medicine still practiced all over the world. Recently, I had a shoulder injury and went to everybody (PT, doctor, massage therapist) that lasted for a year and didn't go away. It wasn't until 8 mos of suffering, I saw someone who worked with energy that anything changed. It's now almost back to normal functioning. I understand that this is only my personal experience and results may vary :). Similarly, I've been to some acupuncturists and holistic doctors that did not resonate with me or have any discernible effect.

The joy of Google+ to me is for all to speak our minds. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer, which is why conversation helps me open up to new perspectives. Thanks again for taking the time. Have fun with your toddlers! Its a fun age, but exhausting. My boys are now 10 and 12, they grow so quickly.
It's a pleasure to share ideas without the judgment:). Like many here, if you seek opinions of inquisitive minds, +CJ Liu, I will be happy to contribute. I love many of the topics you post up here from your show, keep 'em coming! And thanks again.
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