Washington, DC (PressExposure) October 18, 2006 -- One of the few places one can experience chakra balancing with acupuncture in the Washington DC area is at Tulsi Holistic Living (www.tulsiliving.com). One can expect a session to last about an hour. A series of sessions is recommended for the most desirable effect, but is not always necessary. Those who have experienced these treatments thus far have reported excellent results.
As many of us know, acupuncture is widely used today as a viable treatment option for many disorders. In fact, its clinical use has proven effective for thousands of years. As we continue into the 21st Century, it remains obvious that we could benefit greatly from avenues of healing which may enhance our conscious awareness, as well as treating our "physical" health. One of the methods of doing this is by balancing the chakras with acupuncture.
The chakras (Sanskrit for "wheel") are a series of energy fields that align in an ascending column from the base of the spine to the top of the head. They relate to different aspects of our physical body as well as our emotional, mental, and spiritual development. By working with the chakras, we can address many health issues including depression, pain, sexual dysfunction, and insomnia.
Dr. Mikio Sankey, an acupuncturist, naturopath, and iridologist, has developed a system for balancing the chakras as part of a method which he calls "Esoteric Acupuncture." After reading his books, I had the honor of studying with Dr. Sankey earlier this year. The practice of balancing the chakras through acupuncture involves the practitioner's scan of the body to assess which chakras are out of alignment. The treatment involves specific protocols developed by Dr. Sankey, where traditional acupuncture points are needled in a specific sequence. As in classic acupuncture, the needles act as a conduit of energy. This allows the receiver to connect with the finer frequencies which are available to us all.
For some, these ideas may seem incomprehensible. Many of us are not used to using this language or these concepts when discussing our health. For those who have contemplated these ideas and who are interested in developing oneself further, this is a style of practice that could suit you. In fact, the treatments are much more effective when done with those who have a regular meditation practice. Begin with the understanding that we, as humans, are a microcosm of a macrocosm. If one understands this interconnectedness, then these treatments may be regarded as truly invaluable.