Whitney T. Merritt - Wholism Health
The following is a brief description of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the chosen modalities I utilize with my clients.
 
 
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 
 



The first guiding principal of TCM is Yin-Yang theory. Chinese medical principles teach the importance of maintaining homeostasis in the body. According to Oriental medical principles, “when the body is in perfect balance, no disease is possible.”. Any disturbance in the homeostasis can cause disease. Any allergen capable of producing a weakening muscular effect in the body can cause disturbance in homeostasis. Hence, diseases can be prevented and cured by maintaining homeostasis. According to acupuncture theory, acupuncture and/or acupressure at certain acupuncture points is capable of bringing the body to a state of homeostasis by removing the energy blockages from the energy pathways known as meridians. When the blockages are removed, energy can flow freely through the energy meridians, thus bringing the body in perfect balance.
 
Chinese Medicine's next guiding principal is the concept of wholism.  A patient is viewed as an entire organism, a whole person, rather than a specific symptom or body part.  The person can only be fully examined and understood as a sum of their parts and functions. 
 
 MODALITIES
 
The following modalities are utilized in the sessions. NAET, BRIDGE, Homeopathy:
 
NAET: Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique ·    
 
  • based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  
  • TCM refers to the pathways of the nervous system asmeridians
  • founder Dr. Devi Nampudripad M.D., LAc., D.C., PhD. www.naet.com     
  • NAET is operant at nervous system level; meridians influence all parts of body·   
  • principle is that allergy or “blockage” is not successfully coursing through the meridian/pathway/nerve, so NAET ensures successful transmission of allergic item or “blockage” through the meridian/pathway/nerve ·    
  • successful transmission at this level results in rest of body becoming harmonious with previously “blocked” item/allergen

BRIDGE Therapy:

  • based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)    
  •  releases painful/toxic emotion at the level of the nervous system    
  •  is very compatible with NAET treatment  
  •  founder Dr. Paul Sabina B.A., M.S.W., PhD. (psych)  
  •  Whitney trained directly with Dr. Sabina   
  •  Whitney was certified in Bridge in 2006 after successful completion of 1500 clinical  hours  
  • traumatic experience/painful emotion cleared by addressing one emotion at a at a time  and one aspect of the trauma at a time  
  • method involves activation of pulse points and acupressure points along the meridians·
  • many unresolved physical symptoms are rooted in past/present trauma
  • helps to achieve position of emotional neutrality once traumas are systematically cleared
  • BRIDGE THERAPY = Cognitive/Images + Organs + Breathwork +    Neural/Pulse points
    
Dr. Paul Sabina BA, MSW, PhD (psych) was dedicated to finding a way to release emotional wounds so that they stay released. Dr. Sabina had a private practice in Vancouver from the late 1980's to 2010. He explored many therapies and methods: Rational Emotive Therapy (RET), Reality Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Neuro Emotional Technique, EMDR, Thought Field Therapy, Cognitive Restructuring, Brief Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Self Therapy and many others.
 
It was through connecting mind-body, past-present-future, body-emotions, mind-emotion, and memory-emotional release that Bridge Therapy evolved. The simple elegance of Bridge Therapy is that it does not require extensive talk-processes. Rather, it utilizes "depth processing" which is non-intrusive and completely controllable by you, the client.
 
The wrist pulse points of Traditional Chinese Medicine are activated to aid in the release of emotional hurts stored in specific organs of the body. Breath work further enhances releasing. Toxic emotion memories are transformed from painful to neutral and remain neutral from then onward.
 
Whitney worked directly with Dr. Paul Sabina. She was also certified by Dr. Sabina in Bridge Therapy after successfully demonstrating 1,500 clinical hours in 2006.  Whitney applies Bridge Therapy daily in her practice to help others with their physical and emotional suffering.
 
 HOMEOPATHY

  • A system of medicine originating with Samuel Hahnemann in Germany in the 1800’s   
  • Now widely used around the world, though not widely understood     
  • Gentle; uses no chemicals; aids in re-establishment of body’s vital force    
  • Homeopathy has an eloquent understanding of the hierarchy of symptoms    
  • Homeopathy is based on the principle that like cureslike It is also based on the principle of minimum dose(for maximum benefit)
 



From Whitney:
You are not your pain. The “scars and slights” in your past and present do not have to define you. They provide you with an invitation to come to balance and ultimately see yourself as you truly are. As you clear pain from the past and present there is a greater chance for achieving balance, calm, peace, and hopefully JOY. Healing is a sign that you want to make whole. You are part of the greater whole and you are not alone.
 
The moment we see ourselves as better or worse than another we are out of alignment with our source.  Inside we are all the same and come from the same source.  It is in this sense of oneness and true connection that we can experience the joy of who we truly are.
 
Homeopathy is a system of natural health care that has been in worldwide use for over 200 years. It is recognized by the World Health Organisation as the second largest therapeutic system in use in the world. While it is most popular in India and South America, over thirty million people in Europe, and millions of others around the world, also benefit from its use.
 
Homeopathy is founded on two principles that have occurred regularly throughout the history of medicine, both in eastern and western worlds. The first principle of‘like cures like’ can be looked at in several ways. One way is to assume that the body knows what it is doing and that symptoms are the body’s way of taking action to overcome illness. This healing response is automatic in living organisms; we term it the vital response. The similar medicine acts as a stimulus to the natural vital response, giving it the information it needs to complete its healing work. Since the initial action of the vital response plus the medicine is to increase the strength of the symptoms, this is our first indication of internal healing taking place, of diseases being cured from within – pushed outwards along the established routes of past and present symptoms.
 
Before the medicines are decided upon, their curative powers are discovered by testing them out on healthy human subjects and carefully noting emotional, mental and physical changes. This is termed a ‘proving’. This information constitutes the basis for ‘like cures like’, for a medicine’s unique symptom picture must match up with the individual’s unique expression of their disease, that is, the present and persisting symptoms of the disease.
 
The second principle, that only ‘the minimum dose’ should be employed is based upon the understanding that the stimulus of the medicine works from within the vitality and is not imposed from the outside. Only enough is administered to initiate the healing process, which then carries on, driven by its own internal healing mission. Homeopathic medicines given in minimum doses, while they do stimulate the body’s vital response, do not produce the gross side effects that are so often the pit-fall of conventional treatment. 
 
(Devon School of Homeopathy)
 
*Note: Homeopathy is NOT Naturopathy.
 
(www.naet.com)

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