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Complementary Therapies (Part 2)

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By Serena Mui

 

In the last issue (IE 176), we began a roundup of the complementary therapies available in Ipoh and discussed the various ways in which these different therapies can complement allopathic medicine in healing physical ailments particularly those originating from emotional causes. In this issue, we continue with our investigation and highlight the plethora of different therapies, techniques and practices  that may assist in the alleviation of suffering whether it be physical or emotional pain.

 Electro-Acupuncture

 

“I don’t understand how it works. All I know is that it works” – Jaz Goven (FTT & EFT Trainer)

Fast Track and Emotional Healing Technique (EFT)

Fast track technique and EFT is another healing modality that helps a person to enjoy better health and general well-being. In this method, muscle testing is used to access the subconscious mind and locate the root cause of a particular issue that is contributing to the imbalance in your life, whether it be physical or emotional.

It was a delight to spend time with Jaz Goven, a British national who has been conducting training sessions here in Ipoh, as she took me through the very simple stages of her programme.

Muscle Testing

According to Jaz, your body will always tell you the truth when your subconscious mind is questioned. And muscle testing is the key to accessing the subconscious mind. Once accessed she continues to probe for the root causes of the various physical or emotional problems that are presenting themselves in one’s present life. She then moves on to eliminate the beliefs that caused them either through a tapping process known as EFT which engages certain acupressure points of the body or with the use of magnets and affirmations.

Jaz is passionate about helping people help themselves, which is an attractive feature of the technique, if you don’t want to keep seeking “treatment” on a regular basis. Jaz hopes that by learning the fast track technique and EFT, any individual will be able to, not only address their emotions and overcome negativity, but will also be in better control of their health and their lives.

Complementary therapy - Jaz Goven muscle testing
Jaz Goven muscle testing

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Acupuncture

As far back as 4000 years ago, people have been turning to TCM and acupuncture to treat all kinds of ailments. Today it is enjoying a revitalised popularity as more people are discovering its efficacy.

Queenie Kong took some time away from her busy schedule to explain just how TCM and acupuncture helps. Practising her art of healing since 2008, she bases her treatments on finding the root cause of the problem rather than simply treating the symptom. This, Queenie emphasizes, is the only way to keep the negative condition from recurring.

Queenie uses four different “checking steps” to determine the root cause of any negative condition, before attempting to treat her clients. Observing, Listening, Questioning and Palpations make up the check list. She then examines the condition of your tongue to further confirm her initial diagnosis. A standard session could take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes, while the more intense sessions take an hour during which time she may prescribe acupuncture to relieve symptoms or she may make up a herbal mixture for you to decoct at home or even give you herbal medicines in capsule form.

Another interesting area that Queenie’s expertise covers is Aesthetics acupuncture. The ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of ladies having ‘gone under the needle’ on their faces for firming and de-wrinkling were so spectacular that even a skeptic like me found myself tempted. So ladies, you might want to consider this before going under the knife, to make those all so ‘little’ adjustments.

Complementary therapy - Lee Jee Wai
Lee Jee Wai

Karmic and Angelic Reiki

Another Reiki practitioner I had the pleasure of meeting, was Lee Jee Wai. Using Angel therapy cards was part of Lee’s foray into the world of alternative healing. He is passionate about making people understand that their general well-being is intricately connected to their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance. With his attunement to Reiki and healing sessions, Lee hopes to help individuals seeking help to finally achieve that all so important balance in their lives.

Lee’s work is heavily based on the Forgiveness Principle, which is the Hawaiian Teaching of “Ho o Pono Pono”. The words mean “I am sorry, Please forgive me, I love you and Thank you”. These words are usually uttered at the beginning of the Reiki session to allow some of the negative energy from within to be released and replaced with positive energy. The inner peace often enjoyed, usually works as the ideal launching pad for the individual to pursue Reiki further.

Reiki, Karuna, Ki, Sufi, Imara Attunement

Complementary therapy - Dr Abd. Rahman
Dr Abd. Rahman

When things go wrong in your life or even if you simply want to make some positive changes, calling on Dr Abd. Rahman Mat Judin to help steer you in the right direction might be the best route to take. After extensively studying and attending a variety of courses on Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Pranic Healing, Yoga, Tai Chi, Silva Mind Control and many other alternative healing methodologies, Dr Rahman is indeed more than qualified to help anyone searching for a better and more fulfilling life, or to simply be able to reach their goals.

Dr Rahman has also been instrumental in teaching and encouraging many others to become masters in the alternative healing field. He has had the opportunity to treat people from all over the world, with his particular style which effectively utilizes the inherent energy prana or life energy to infuse self-healing.

Issues on unhappy marriages, lack of motivation to study, not being able to excel in a chosen field, picking suitable employees, breaking bad habits and financial problems are just some of the challenges that Dr Rahman has successfully worked on, through the course of practising his complementary healing style. Over the course of the last three years, since going into the complementary healing practice full time, he has been able to help an even more impressive number of people. However, Dr Rahman does emphasize that, the individual seeking help, must do so only when he/she is ready to make a change.

Pranic Healing

Pranic Healing
Pranic Healing

Pranic healing is a form of healing that creates the opportunity for you to welcome joy, peace, good health, spirituality and abundance into your life. Pranic healing is based on the concept of learning to harness “prana” otherwise referred to as “life energy” or better known to the Chinese community as “Chi” to create a life of balance in mind, body and soul. The practice of Pranic healing can help to heal physical and emotional problems.

Pranic healing bases its idea on the fundamental principle of the body as a self-healing, living entity. Therefore with the right “tools” and guidance the body is capable of healing itself. In Pranic healing, this “tool” is the art of increasing the life force to address any physical or emotional imbalance. Somewhat similar to the practice of some forms of Reiki, Pranic healing also uses a non-physical contact style of moving energy. The life energy is meant to help unblock the energy flow to the chakra or energy centre in your body so that the cleansing and healing process can begin.

In Ipoh, there are various weekly programmes, special programmes and monthly programmes that anyone can attend. At these programmes there are free healing sessions done by Pranic healers, meditation sessions to facilitate self-healing, and meditation sessions for world peace. There are also special on-going healing programmes held every alternate Sunday at the Ipoh Polo Ground. For the month of November and December there are full moon scheduled meditation sessions at all the centres on the 17th day of each month respectively.

In the end, all anyone really wants is to be able to live a life free of illness, worries and heartache. Although there are various different types of medications that can help a person actually achieve some level of control over these elements, long term use of these prescriptions often bring about other medical problems. Alternative healing practices are based on righting the wrongs in your life in the most natural and noninvasive manner. You have nothing to lose but everything to gain by taking the time to learn how to be at peace, in body, mind and spirit.

Contact details:

Jaz Goven: www.FastTrackTechique.com

TCM Acupuncture: Queenie Kong 017 500 2290   Inside the Sculpt Fitness Facility

Lee Jee Wai: ljeewai@hotmail.com

Dr Abd Rahman: arbmj55@yahoo.com or 012 512 1246

Centre for Prana Yoga & Self Transformation: Wisma Ehsan, 2-5 Jalan Sultan Yussuf, Ipoh. Tel: 05 255 4590, 012 974 2028 or 012 295 9288.

Complementary Therapy

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By Serena Mui

TCM, Reiki, Phytobiophysics, Fast Track and Emotional Freedom Technique, Ayurveda, Karuna, Ki, Sufi, Pranic and Sound Healing. One hears these terms being bandied around as more and more people are being introduced to some of these techniques and practices to help heal the physical and emotional ups and downs faced by most people at some point in their lives. Ipoh, being the laggard in new ‘things’ finding its way here, is seeing a stirring of activity, the winds of change bringing fresh ideas, fresh techniques and fresh faces to the complementary therapy scene. In this and the coming issue, Ipoh Echo takes a look at the plethora of complementary therapies available in Ipoh…

Complementary therapy

Alternative Therapies to Complement Allopathic Medicine?

With the rising costs tagged to conventional medical treatments available today, more people are seeking out complementary methods of healing to address various ailments. Although one should not carelessly dismiss the benefits of a proper medical diagnosis and its recommended programmes, it is becoming quite a common practice today even among the skeptics, to give complementary therapy a try. Especially when carried out by people who are knowledgeable and experienced.

Complementary therapy practitioners believe that all physical ailments begin with an emotional cause which fester in the subconscious mind and manifests as sickness over time. Hence complementary therapy aims to achieve balance and harmony in all aspects of body, mind and spirit.

Among the more popular examples of complementary therapy are ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicines, energy therapies, homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, mind and body therapies, herbs diet and vitamin therapies, body manipulation, massage and acupuncture.

 

Practitioners in Ipoh

In and around Ipoh, you will be able to find quite a number of practitioners, who have successfully practised their craft. These people’s successes are usually downplayed, as many do not advertise their services. Referrals are usually the main way these practitioners get their patients.

Through the course of research on the topic, I had the opportunity to sit down with a few practitioners and was intrigued with what they had to say. The main message seemed to be, that with complementary therapy, one can enjoy better overall health and well-being, as the various methodologies used, all focused on creating a balance in body, mind and spirit. They all stressed that medical diagnosis is not to be disregarded altogether, but complementary therapy would be a great addition to creating optimal recovery conditions.

Cho Ku Rei – Reiki power symbol
Cho Ku Rei – Reiki power symbol

 

Healing the Reiki way

Reiki, a form of energy healing was started by a Japanese, Dr Usui in the early part of last century. I had the opportunity to spend some time with a visiting Reiki practitioner, who has achieved the Master/Teacher level. Andrew Khor, kindly took the time to explain this healing practice and the positive impact it can make in a person’s life. It soon became clear to me, why so many people are keenly exploring Reiki, as a safe alternative to addressing some physical and mental issues. A humble and delightful character, who is bubbling with energy and what I can only describe as a “happy aura”, Andrew explained his particular style and why he is confident that, with guidance, anyone can live a happy and healthy life.

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Vocal Rather than Touch

Andrew’s style takes the basic practice, which involves the laying on of hands and the use of symbols a step further. By vocalizing in multiples, some of these symbols, he claims to dramatically multiply their healing power. This vocal method is particularly appropriate here as “touching” is not something most of us are comfortable with especially when dealing with strangers. Although the original hands-on method is meant to channel universal energy by touch, for self-healing and a state of equilibrium, Andrew’s method of vocalizing the symbols can also bring forth similar positive results, as many of his ‘patients’ will attest.

 

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Phytobiophysics flower remedies

This is another style of complementary therapy that utilizes the infinite energy of flowers and plants to harmonize and balance the disturbances of humanity on all levels of consciousness. Striking a balance on all levels would include addressing the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical elements within oneself.

The founder of the Phytobiophysics system, Dr Diana Mossop’s, first foray into this field came about after a severe illness, which western medical procedures could not address. Returning to her childhood roots of natural medicine, Dr Diana Mossop started seriously exploring the natural healing and organic nutritional benefits found in plants. Taking her research further she then explored the energetic, vibrational and color aspect of plants.

‘Doc’ Yeap
‘Doc’ Yeap

Here in Ipoh, Mdm Yeap Heong Moi (everyone calls her Doc) helps those seeking to correct their imbalances with therapies such as Phytobiophysics Structural mobilization, Special Lymphatic Stimulation as well as the hundreds of flowers and plant remedies around which the Phytobiophysics healing system revolves. Coincidently  Yeap also turned to complementary therapy remedies when she too was seriously ill and western medicine could do little to help her. After successfully recovering from her illness and enjoying a new lease of life, Yeap devoted all her energy to learning more about this wonderful world of Phytobiophysics.

A nurse by training, Yeap always nurtured a burning desire to help children born with challenging conditions. Her heart goes out to families struggling to cope with such circumstances, especially those with children who suffer from autism. Through the Phytobiophysics healing properties, she has been able to help many families. Listening to her passionately talk about all the cases she has successfully helped, made me want to tell those going through such challenges to beat a path to Yeap’s door in Lengkok Canning and get an appointment immediately.

The flower formulae used in Phytobiophysics are therapeutic tools that deliver specific vibrations that can help imbalances correct themselves. Treating different conditions that include stabilizing and harmonizing emotional sadness and trauma or assisting in recovery phases, aiding the body to assimilate nutrients, releasing energy blocks, bad skin conditions, are just some of the negative situations Yeap has been able to put right using the Phytobiophysics healing method.

 

Sound Healing 

Anne Huxtable with crystal singing bowl
Anne Huxtable with crystal singing bowl

Have you ever wondered why some types of music will automatically relax you, while others, simply make you want to scream? Science tells us that sounds are a form of energy. Most people who are willing to use this energy as a complementary therapy tool have attested to its high success rates.

Anne Huxtable, an Australian living in Ipoh, is a sound therapist who practises in her spare time. I experienced her techniques for complementary therapy and came away pleasantly surprised at its effectiveness.

During a session, she showed me the various different “tools” that can be used in sound healing sessions. The two cloudy crystal singing bowls which were made from pure quartz crystal were beautiful and gave off what would probably be to others a beautiful range of sounds. Unfortunately, I must be among the odd few who found the frequencies generated by the bowls a little disturbing.

Then there was a beautiful sounding tool which looked to me like a mini xylophone. This tool is usually placed on the person’s body at his/her seven chakra points and as each piece is lightly tapped, the sound emitted will allow the practitioner to assess the condition of that particular part of the body. If a particular area’s energy is negative, then positive vibrations can be introduced into the affected area for healing.

Then came the “tool” that impressed me the most. The tuning fork! I say impressed, because although I was rather skeptical about trying this therapy method, (I had never seen tuning forks, so to me they looked like something a mechanic or electrician would use) I felt immediate effects when Anne placed the tuning fork on the area where I was experiencing a nagging ache. I could feel an immediate tingling sensation as the vibrations worked on my muscles and relieved the tension. I was so thrilled at the immediate results enjoyed, that I am now seriously considering getting one of my own.

Next issue IE177: Karmic and Angelic Reiki, Reiki, Karuna, Ki, Sufi, Imara Attunement, Fast Track and EFT technique, TMC (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Acupuncture, Pranic Healing.

 

Contact Details:

Andrew Khor:  khoracle@gmail.com

Yeap Heong Moi:  www.phytob-my.com
22 Lengkok Canning, Ipoh Garden.  Tel: 05-546 5297

Anne Huxtable:  soundhealingipoh@gmail.com