Natural Healing with BodyTalk
by Ann Charlotte Valentin
BodyTalk uses the body’s innate wisdom to heal, and is a preventive system that has the ability to help clear many problems before they manifest and cause deeper physical issues in the body.
BodyTalk is a consciousness-based healthcare system founded in quantum physics, which takes into account the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of healing. Our current Western healthcare system views our body in a mechanical way where each body part is treated separately from other parts. Even some holistic health modalities take into account only one system, such as acupuncture, for example, which involves the meridians of energy flow, or qi, and corrects the “points” where the energy is not flowing freely.
BodyTalk incorporates the entirety of a person and evaluates all systems that exist within the body, such as physical, emotional, spiritual, as well as energetic systems, in order to create health and wellness. All of the systems in the body are connected to and dependent on each other in order to function properly.
When you eat food, it isn’t just your stomach that digests the food; the whole digestive process begins in the mouth with chewing the food and ends when you relieve the unwanted food particles in your stool. Your body needs enzymes from saliva and the pancreas, as well as hydrochloric acid in your stomach, and the valves and esophagus need to work properly, as does your liver, gallbladder, and all of your small and large intestines. As you can see, there are many systems within your body that all need to be synchronized in order for your body to assimilate the foods you eat. The systems mentioned here are only the physical systems, but you can also have emotional problems tied to digestive issues, such as the child who gets a stomachache when nervous about having to read aloud in school. The physical and emotional problems we experience can’t always be resolved with the ingestion of a pill. Many times, patients have to go to a deeper level to understand and cure the root cause of their problem.
It is the body’s innate wisdom that allows all your body parts to work in synchronization with each other. It isn’t just a chemical reaction that makes all your systems work, but your body also uses electromagnetic fields, chakras and the meridians of energy flow in order to function properly as a whole. There is an innate balance and knowledge within your body that keeps all systems aligned and working properly together. It is therefore difficult to treat just one organ separately from everything else and expect healing.
During a BodyTalk session, practitioners typically don’t address a specific disease but focus on the unique balance within the different systems of the client. When the client creates a shift during a session toward a more balanced overall system, the specific symptoms are automatically addressed creating lasting patterns to better health. As all systems are interconnected within each person and between all that is, when this shift takes place in the client all elements making up this web of life also shifts.
During a BodyTalk session, the client lies fully clothed on a table and the practitioner uses a neuromuscular feedback system, which typically involves touching the wrist or hand of the client to find the problematic areas. Once a problem has been located, the practitioner gently “taps” on the client’s head, chest and abdomen to activate the change. It is a very gentle system and therefore appropriate for all age groups.
For more information or to schedule a BodyTalk session, call Ann Charlotte Valentin, NMD, of Center for Integrative Medicine, at 602-888-2320, or visit cinmed.org or DivineSpiritualEssence.com. In addition to being a BodyTalk practitioner, Valentin also has postgraduate education in CranioSacral Therapy, emotional release technique, Koren Specific Technique, as well as bioidentical hormones. She will be releasing her first book in November, Med School After Menopause, The Journey of My Soul, and also works as a medium and spiritual educator.