C.A.R.M.ic Intuitive Technique
Your Body's Ability to Heal Itself
The human body is an extraordinary and complex unit. It has a number of natural systems that regulate our breathing, heartbeat, digestion, senses, brain and spine, nerves, immunity to disease as well as our ability to produce and secrete fluids, hormones etc. It also has the ability to heal itself.
The system is an example of how the body is naturally programed to stop the rhythm of the spinal fluid to allow the body to reset itself naturally. A couple of benefits (as there are many) in doing this include the body maintaining a strong immune system and ease of joint mobility.
Modern Western Medicine and science agree that cells and tissues within the human body generate energy and that tissues and organs produce specific magnetic pulsations. Eastern Medicine calls this internal energy Qi, Prana, Ki and Mana.
Energy flow within the body is meant to be continuous and unbroken just like our heart beat and breath. Restrictions or blockages can cause the body to become unbalanced and its ability to heal itself becomes compromised. Blockages and restrictions occur as a result of stress, injury, trauma, diet and exercise.
Energy based modalities focus primarily on helping to restore the natural rhythms produced within these unique systems by resetting the body’s own healing mechanism. This is done through meridians and chakras (pathways that the energy travel and centers where the energy is stored).
Why the Spine?
Our spine has been termed as the “super highway” between the brain and the body. The Automatic Nervous System connects the brain and all
internal organs regulating internal bodily functions and is made up of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. The sympathetic nervous system calls us into action and specifically controls our “fight or flight” response. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for activating tranquility within our bodies.
, originates from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and as is with acupuncture and acupressure, has its foundation in the shu points found on the back along the spine and the front mu points located at the chest and abdomin. TCM teaches that the Qi of the Heart, Lungs, Liver, Kidney, Spleen, Pericardium, Stomach, Gallbladder, Small Intestine, Large Intestine and Bladder are infused along the vertebral column (the back shu points).
There is a higher concentration of neurological and arterial activity along the spine. This concentrated activity creates greater blood flow and absorption capabilities.
The which is the application of theraputic grade along the spine is a great way to take advantage of the sensitivity of the neurological structures and cellular functions of the body and can enhance the absorption of Essential Oils topically.
Chakras vs Meridians
The chakras are where energy delivered by the meridians is stored. The meridians deliver energy to the organs, the chakras bathe the organs in energy.
Meridians (TCM) affect every organ and every physiological system, including the immune, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, muscular, and lymphatic systems. Each system is fed by at least one meridian. If a meridian's energy is obstructed or unregulated, the system it feeds is jeopardized. Acupoints, are found along the meridians and are located along the skin. These point can be stimulated with needles or physical pressure to release or redistribute energy.
The chakras are concentrated centres of energy. Each chakra supplies energy (Qi, Ki, Prana, Mana) to specific organs. There are seven major chakras located from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each chakras resonates with one of the seven universal principles (survival, creativity, identity, love, expression, comprehension and inspiration). Just as memories are chemically encoded in your neurons, every significant event that has been experienced is imprinted into the chakra energies.
balances the yin and yang and facilitates a smooth flow of Qi through the meridian system by dissolving blockages in meridians. The hand positions of Reiki healing are positioned specifically to target the chakras allowing for negative energy and blockages to be cleared, restoring the harmonious flow of life-force energy (Ki).
Cranio Sacral, Aroma Touch Technique, Reiki and Meridian Massage all focus on balancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the meridians and chakras, however each one focuses on a primary area. They can be used individually or in conjunction with each other.
Cranio Sacral - through soft tissue release, this modality works with the body's Central Nervous System. This system is made up of the brain, spine and spinal fluid and is responsible for processing all information received from all parts of the body.
Aromotouch Technique - uses a massage technique and essential oil application on the back, hands and feet to balance the two systems within the Automatic Nervous System; the sympathetic system (action based system that responds to external stimuli) and para sympathetic system (the system that activates tranquil function).
Reiki – focuses on the endocrine system (glands and organs that regulate metabolism, growth, tissue function, sleep, moods, sexual function and reproduction).
Meridian Massage - works on simulating the meridian pathways and body’s acupoints to help clear blockages and balance the body’s energy flow. The meridians follow the same path as the automatic nervous system along the spine.