Energy Medicine

Energy Medicine involves supporting or correcting the body's energy flow to enhance mood, life energy and stamina.

It may be used to help with acute or chronic distresses, and has been helpful in relieving headaches, PMS, jet-lag, that 2 pm low-energy time many experience. It can give a boost to your overall energy, renewing enthusiasm for life and lifting dread of challenges.

The basic premise underlying Energy Medicine is that life stressors, trauma, situations not in alignment with your highest good and conditioning affect your body, emotions, mind. These can affect your attitude about life, your ability to handle additional stressors and your ability to fully engage in daily activities. Using simple techniques to align your body's energy, you can feel more present in your daily life and experience more ease in moving forward toward your dreams.

Energy Medicine is a way of empowering you to take care of yourself. Whether you use it as a stand-alone technique or in conjunction with medical care, it provides tools you can use on a daily (or minute to minute) basis to help yourself feel better.

Below is a description of Heart-Centered Tapping, a quick and easy way to get you back into balance through giving attention to one point in your body.

Heart-Centered Tapping

Heart-Centered Tapping is a simple tool to bring you back to your energetic center. It is known by other names as Thymus Thump, the Tarzan Thump.

The thymus gland is in the center of your chest, behind your sternum, about 2 to 3 inches below the collarbone. You may feel a slight lump in that area.

Tap gently with your fingertips for 20 to 30 seconds.

You may choose to repeat affirmations such as "I am safe," "All is good," as you tap.

Heart Centered Tapping can
  • help you be more present
  • boost your immune system
  • balance your body's energy
  • bring a sense of ease and tranquility
  • move you into a place of your own power
  • bring you back to your heart as center and help you move, act, make decisions from a caring, compassionate place
If pressing on the thymus is painful, that can mean it needs attention. You may prefer to rub or gently press rather than tap the area.

John Diamond, Life Energy author (see below), says that the thymus gland controls the body's life energy. Indeed, the Greek word thymos means "life energy."

The thymus is most active in childhood, as its largest in puberty, and becomes smaller in adulthood, later life.

Because the thymus gland is energetically linked to the heart, people sometimes get ill when they experience heart-ache. Doing heart centered tapping at times of stress, loss or confusion can help keep you healthy.

Please note: Energy Medicine is not intended to substitute for medical care.

For information on my use of Energy Medicine techniques, please contact me.

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Suggested Reading

Below is a list of some wonderful resources on Energy Medicine.

Donna Eden, with David Feinstein, Energy Medicine (New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 1998).

Donna Eden, Energy Medicine for Women: Aligning Your Body's Energies to Boost Your Health and Vitality (New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2008).

Christiane Northrup, The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change (New York: Bantam 2001).

Dawson Church, The Genie in Your Genes: Epigenic Medicine and the New Biology of Medicine (Santa Rosa, CA: Elite, 2007).

Bruce Lipton, The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2011).

Bruce Lipton, Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2010)

Richard Gerber, Vibrational Medicine: the #1 Handbook of Sublle-Energy Therapies, 3rd edition (Rochester, VT, Bear & Company, 2001).

If you are interested in further exploration, please check out teachings of the Native Peoples or the wisdom of the grandmothers of any heritage or tradition.




About Paula and Birth Your Life

I have been in the healing arts for over 30 years. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 40547) in California and (LMFT 7892) in South Carolina, a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (DCEP), a TAT® Trainer, a ThetaHealing® Instructor, a Birth Your Life® Energetic Healing Instructor, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a practitioner of Rosen Method Bodywork and BioMagnetism, a Certified Transformational Coach, a yoga teacher and a minister. I have a long-time practice in meditation.

Birth Your Life has been developed out of my passion for helping others recover from trauma and claim and live their lives to their fullest capacity.

I work with individuals, families and groups in the Lowcountry, SC, and elsewhere via zoom,  phone or Skype.


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