I wrote this in February 2017
The doctors in white coats have come to be mostly about drugs and surgery in response to how misaligned Americans are with their own flesh. Many times, none of that is necessary. The flesh can be healed by moving the deep blood or QI. Blood is QI.
The responsibility is not entirely on them that they aren’t offering you what you really need. It is a market after all; supply and demand are in play and most Americans demand something quick because they don’t know any better. The information and choices with regard to being well are out there, but then they have to read and ask questions. Well, if they don’t want to do that the whining and blame begins and here we have the condition of our current healthcare system.
The health insurance companies make a lot of money off of this dis-empowering dynamic and the federal government gets a cut by intimidating you into a mandatory program that doesn’t work, mostly because it doesn’t include what does work; mind, body, spirit. It’s great for sick people and those that don’t take care of themselves but not for most of us.
The public wants as many ways as possible to self medicate and keep their feelings under the carpet so they can keep their addiction going until they’re six feet under. It’s this American mentality that gave us Trump. It’s very red. “Don’t mix up my provincial haven with diversity, culture, and choices.” They want to lock in a time warp, alcoholism firmly entrenched with rigid religion and Hallmark holidays and “nobody touch that dial!”. They don’t even have an HDTV or cell phone. This is the majority of America in 2019. I can’t believe we’re still in Mayberry RFD but the world is going much too fast for most Americans and they’ve brought in an orange monster to make it stop with “alternative facts”. The people who live in the cities and on the coasts just laugh at them. It’s not working.
I and my peers are over here on the leading edge, looking at quantum physics and Abraham-Hicks, Reiki, deep tissue therapy that moves the blood which is qi, herbs and chakra balancing. I put my hands on a patients body with a heart full of love to set an example and I feel joy doing this. I use Reiki and teach my patients how their thoughts and feelings manifest into their tissue, then I help them release it. All of my patients acknowledge and can feel the mind/body connection. I’m very proud of that. They are made aware of it through my touch. That is the case for all healthcare practitioners who put their hands on patients. We are called to higher integrity in our hearts and minds. And we are called to practice strong boundaries between professional care and personal care.
In a healthcare office where touch is involved, there is no personal care. We use draping and there is no nudity. In addition, we are not to use techniques that hurt the patient. I’ve gotten a lot of complaints about other massage therapists going too hard with too much oil pointing thumb tips or elbows into their flesh. That’s called nociceptive treatment and is uncalled for. Pain is not therapeutic it’s sadistic.
Also, there can be no physical intimacy, and it’s illegal. These boundaries are still being established, but it degrades the holistic professions if there is any crossover. I believe this is an issue in the public mind especially with regard to massage therapy where oil is used. I do manual therapy, deep tissue work in my office so there is no full-body spa massage. What I do is health care and can be covered by insurance if the insurance companies would cooperate. I get physician scripts all the time that they pay no attention to.
Hopefully, soon, soft tissue specialists will have doctorate level licensing and there won’t be any more confusion regarding which soft tissue treatment is entertainment and which one is healthcare. It will be coming.