“For the first time since I left the marriage, I was able to say these things out loud while feeling at peace. The harder the topic, the more vials she would tape on and the more relaxed I would feel.”
The first time I tried acupuncture was to address the recurring migraines I was experiencing. While acupuncture was an incredible, natural experience, what has changed my life the most by far is health kinesiology. My acupuncturist mentioned it to me during my intake. I opened up about my past and my struggles with paralyzing triggers. She suggested I try health kinesiology and explained how it would help me reprocess things in a calm state. I thought the process sounded ridiculous but decided to give it a try.
When I got to my appointment, my acupuncturist checked in with me again to see how I was doing and what things I was struggling with the most. She then had me get on the heated massage-like table (fully clothed) and take some deep breaths. While I did this, she started taping vials of minerals to my upper chest. I remember thinking, what kind of voodoo is she pulling here? The longer the minerals were on, the deeper into relaxation and peace I fell. She started asking me questions and I literally word-vomited everything while answering those questions. Every awful event that happened in the marriage with him and his family. I talked about my struggles and my fears. Everything I ever felt about being abused was shared. As I shared my stories, she would respond in a low, calming voice and tape more vials to my stomach and upper chest.
For the first time since I left the marriage, I was able to say these things out loud while feeling at peace. The harder the topic, the more vials she would tape on and the more relaxed I would feel. I left the session feeling calmer than I have ever felt in my entire life. Since that session, my triggers have been dramatically reduced. Some have no effect on me whatsoever anymore. Others I feel initially, but they are immediately followed by feelings of peace and calmness.
Health kinesiology was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. It helped me move forward with my life and turned the trauma of what happened into just another event that happened in my past.
However, the nightmares continued. I sought out therapy to address them. Please read “Therapy and Freedom” to learn about my experience in therapy.
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