From Winter, 2001:

Tune-Up's - Check-up's

I recommend that everyone have periodic energy work to help you continue to improve or maintain your health. It seems that most of you wait until something is obviously wrong before you call for treatments. This taxes your recuperative powers, gives you the discomfort and bother of dealing with symptoms, and costs yo ore in the long run, for we then need to do more treatments than we would as a preventative measure. Here's what I suggest:

If you are healthy and have a regular energy work self-care practice: have a tune-up 3 times a year (once every 4 months)

If you are healthy and do not have a regular energy work self-care practice: have a tune-up 4 times a year (once every 3 months)

If you are not yet in full health: have a tune-up once a month.




Thank you to everyone who wrote to me about feeling better after their energy work treatment. These testimonials are part of what helped me get a grant application from a research foundation (see notice in this newsletter).

It is not too late to help! If you wish to contribute your story, send me an email or letter (if you can't type it, print clearly) including what was wrong, how long we worked together, how my energy work treatment helped you, and anything else you would like to include. thanks!




Recommendations

Crosscurrents: the Promise of Electromedicine, the Perils of Electropollution, by Robert O. Becker, Ph.D.

This book is a treasure of research and theory about how energy works in the body to bring healing or disease. There is a significant amount of information about cancer. Dr. Becker's first book, The Body Electric, is also very good.

"Frontier Perspective," Journal of the Center for Frontier Sciences at temple University.

Read about what's going on in unconventional health and medicine research, theory, and practice. www.temple.edu/cfs, or 215/204-8487.

Options: The Alternative Cancer Treatment Book, by Richard Walters.

Everything you need to know about how to enhance conventional treatment, add complementary treatments to it, or find alternatives. Includes consumer research organizations, European and Mexican facilities, and an expose of "cancer politics" which have suppressed cures all over the world.




Life's Garden

Plant two rows of Peas:

peas of mind and

peas of heart

Plant three rows of Squash:

squash gossip,

squash indifference,

squash prejudice

Plant three rose of Lettuce:

lettuce be kind

lettuce be patient,

lettuce try to understand one another

Our garden must have Turnips:

turnip for meetings

turnip to help one another

We must have Thyme:

thyme for ourselves,

thyme for family and friends.

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love,

because we reap what we sow.

author unknown




Well + 1.....Well + 1... Course of Treatment = Well + 1

Have energy work treatments until you are symptom-free, then have ONE EXTRA treatment. This is to ensure that you are completely healed, and to give you some reserves so that you don't easily relapse. Then, to maintain your health, have occasional "tune-up's" (see article above).




Awesome Visual Aid

Now available: From artist Daniel Wilson, a full-color drawing with transparent overlays showing the chakras as they overlap and fully surround the body. Wow! Use it to help you visualize the chakras one at a time or all together. Send $25 with an 8 x 10 self-addressed mailing envelope with 79 postage, or $28 and I'll provide the envelope and postage.




Distant Treatment Clients Please Note

During this past year, the post office lost several of your love offerings. (Please do not send cash through the mail!) When I don't receive an offering, I am in the odd position of not knowing if it is lost in the mail, if you have forgotten and would like to be reminded, or in some cases, if you are unable to send an offering and were too shy to ask for free treatment.

I do a certain number of treatments for little or no money, and love to do so - just tell me when you make the appointment. Otherwise, if I don't receive your offering, I will contact you in case it is lost in the mail and you need to follow up with the post office and the bank.

If you wait longer than a day after treatment before sending an offering, I would appreciate it if you would include a note to let me know how you are feeling.






From Spring, 2001:

Skepticism ad the National Institutes of Health.

"Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness."

George Santayana, "Skepticism and Animal Faith, IX"

In other words, be skeptical about everything until it proves itself to you, including books, authorities, treatments, psychological interpretations about you, etc.

The importance of this was proved to me again recently. As you may know, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has an Office of Complementary & Alternative Medicine (OCAM). I have been watching this federal agency take years to form its bureaucracy, and then finally begin funding an excruciatingly slow and small group of research studies. About a month ago, I cam e into contact with information that this federal program was actually created to discredit alternative therapies, not to discover the truth about them. I read the most recent NIH OCAM newsletter with that viewpoint i mind, and it made a lot of sense. In fact, it made sense out of several statements and articles which would otherwise have baffled me.

Whether the true purpose of the NIH OCAM is to help or to hinder, the requirement to be skeptical is essential in the field of health and medicine today.




Well + 1

An energy work course of treatment is always "Well + 1." This means you have treatments until you are symptom-free, then you have 1 extra treatment. This insures that you are completely healed, and gives you some reserves so that you don't easily relapse. Then, to maintain your health, have occasional check-up's with Barbara.




Check-Up's!

If you are healthy and have a regular energy work self-care practice: have a tune-up 3 times a year (once every 4 months)

If you are healthy and do not have a regular energy work self-care practice: have a tune-up 4 times a year (once every 3 months)

If you are not yet in full health: have a tune-up once a month.




The Helpline - Canadian Doctors Help American Patients

From Carolyn Apel of Healthcare 2000: "...hundreds of uninsured Washington residents...receive regular medical, dental and other health are services in Canada. We were astounded at the phenomenal number of Washingtonians who pay cash for Canadian health care services that would be otherwise unaffordable.

As a result of this surprising discovery...we created a database of Canadian doctors, dentists and psychologists willing to accept referrals of low-income and uninsured Americans.... Second, e are gathering testimonials from both American patients and Canadian doctors. These testimonials provide very useful documentation in our efforts to educate lawmakers and the press...

For those who don't have transportation into Canada, there is a special shuttle bus (the Canadian Quick Shuttle: 1-800-665-2122) that leaves downtown Seattle about once an hour and takes people into Canada to see their doctors."

The program is called Helpline. You can reach it at: 1-877-903-9723, or email: ape@u.washington.edu




Interesting Quotes

Ozone - another bio-oxidative therapy - has been used extensively in Europe for over 30 years to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, including heart disease, cancer, ad AIDS. However, medical doctors in the U.S. and Canada who use bio-oxidative therapies are often persecuted by state medical authorities and medical societies. Some have even had their practices closed down.

OXYGEN HEALING THERAPIES, by Nathaniel Altman

Simply adding hyperthermia to standard treatment means dosages of radiation and chemotherapy can be sharply reduced without lessening their effectiveness. Also, recovery rates increase dramatically when hyperthermia is added (from 30% to 50% in listed examples).

OPTIONS: THE ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY BOOK, by Richard Walters

The following are from CROSSCURRENTS: THE PROMISE OF ELECTROMEDICINE, THE PERILS OF ELECTROPOLLUTION, by Robert O. Becker, Ph.D.:

Evidence that healers can diagnose the site of a disease process by giving off some type of electromagnetic field from their hands was given in chapter 4.... The conclusion that may be reached from the Cineses studies is that the healer phenomenon has a basis in physical reality.

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50% of the population below the age of 45 have serious mental problems; major neurological degenerative diseases are found in both the very young and the very old with increasing frequency.

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The injection of distilled water is often as effective in relieving pain a an injection of morphine, provided that pain relief is what the patient has expected.

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It has been shown that the time when cancer chemotherapeutic drugs are administered during a patient's biocycle is a major determiner of their effect. Given at the appropriate time, they are more effective against cancer cells and produce fewer side effects than if given at the wrong time.

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I have yet to see a scientific question over which there was no difference of opinion among reputable scientists.




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