Resonance-based Medicine and the Power of Prana
Our evolution must begin with a fundamental understanding and grasp of the energy within. We have many systems of natural medicine that use energy as its working model whether as the vital force often spoken of in naturopathic and homeopathic vitalistic circles or as Qi in oriental medicine. Both are meant to describe energy which not only sustains the body but also more inclusively energy that sustains the mind and spirit. Perhaps a better term for this resonating vibrational energy is prana. Prana, a term with ancient origins, is described as “subtle life-forces or finer-than-atomic energies intelligently charged....”1 1Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda, SRF Publishers, LA, CA 1983 p. 56. I believe prana better serves to define this energy especially in living systems because it is described as intelligent and hence more likely to be the vis medicatrix naturae, or the healing power of nature, one of the primary tenets of naturopathic medicine.
It is this pranic energy that sustains us, gives form to the body and is the first to change when there is dysfunction. A derangement of pranic energy anywhere in the system will imbalance the entire system. The body however has mechanisms to adapt itself. And in that adaptive capability lies the seed of an accumulative dysfunction; for as the body adapts it ignores, and as it ignores, dysfunction accumulates. Not only is there dysfunction seen as various abnormal symptoms but the body’s energy matrix itself becomes thrown off or distorted often to the extent that it no longer can distinquish symptoms that are normal from those that are abnormal. Hence there is this spiral of dysfunction that accumulates if the body remains unaware of its innate balanced character.
Resonance-based Medicine (RBM) and its technique of Bio-Energy Evaluation (BEE), a hands-on technique similar in theory to craniosacral therapy, are part of a new paradigm of medicine I’ve developed that allows me, to fully utilize the vibrational energies in the body by helping me to realize and monitor the effectiveness of natural treatments. It will also help me to detect anything that might be causing an imbalance, allowing me to remove the cause whether primary or not, no matter how slight, to enable the body’s energy to flow more smoothly.
Bio-Energy Evaluation is a versatile technique that can also be used to monitor ones own energy helping one to make the best choices for their own health. It is a skill that can be acquired; and can be taught to anyone who is interested in attuning themselves to their inner intelligent energy.
BEE uses the body’s cranial and body pulses as well as the radial pulse. These various pulses in essence are barometers of prana, easily accessible and in their own way, when skillfully read, can help each of us to optimize our lives.
Until a true technological model of pranic energy evaluation can be achieved, the best suited technology for utilizing the body’s energy matrix to aid healing is our perception of it through the human brain and touch.
By using the sense of touch I can connect to the vibrational energy of the body and the energetic qualities of substances and therapeutics. Using this method of working with the body’s own energetic makeup, I am able to determine the most compatible and efficacious treatment protocols.
Resonance-based medicine is based on the principle that medicines, therapeutics, foods or substances can be assessed for their compatibility to or resonance with the vibrational energy of the body as balancing and normalizing versus those that inibit or derange a balanced energy or smooth flow of energy through the body.
It is by inducing that smooth energetic flow of energy that the body is better enabled to recognize and self-correct abnormal symptoms by distinguishing adaptive changes from its innate balanced energetic matrix.
Resonance-based medicine is therefore based on the universal vibrational quality of matter and which, when properly used, can change or reset the energy flow of a receptive person. The working principle behind resonance-based medicine is to ascertain an energetic dysfunction before or after symptoms occur and treat that dysfunction in the most effective way available by evaluating the body’s energy and its response to treatment.
There are many ways to achieve this balanced state. Natural medicines and therapies are the most effective because, when properly prescribed using the resonance model, they will not interfere with the energetic flow of the body or cause more derangement in the system.
Through natural therapies the body can be reminded of that innate balanced sustaining matrix of energy and in so doing recognize that flow as normal and those symptoms outside that parameter as abnormal. In this manner the constantly moving energy of the body, once balanced and aware of its innate pranic homeostasis or “praniostatic” state, will recognize and eliminate any abnormal symptoms. In other words, if that smooth flow can be maintained by natural medicines or therapies, than the body will be able to recognize the trouble and heal.
The difficulty and perhaps one of the criticisms of natural medicine is that they often need to be given frequently; but this makes perfect sense in the resonance model. This really only becomes a problem because of the way the present insurance-dominated medical model is set up. What I believe and have seen in my practice is that cure takes place when the body is able to respond to the correct balancing therapy in its own time. Once the body’s innate healthy energetic flow is maintained long enough for the body to respond; it will begin to recognize inconsistencies and eliminate those symptoms outside of those parameters.
I have found that the most useful of naturopathic methodologies within this resonance based model is homeopathic medicines. They are able to reach the body at its most receptive level therefore able to change the energetic flow most effectively. In fact every substance, even allopathic medicines have an energetic signature, but homeopathic medicines have the advantage of more finely tuning its effect on the body because of potentization; i.e. changing the energy of the substance through dilutions and succusions.
Within that same framework of potentization, I believe that conventional medicines could be shown to be equally as effective but without side effects if this preparatory step was made. That is not to say that there isn’t a need for strong and unpotentized medicines but by preparing them this way it gives the practitioner who is skilled in BEE to know how to use them energetically.
There are many natural therapies that can balance the body’s energy without potentization, some more efficiently than others, but this can only really effectively take place when the body’s energy is monitored and the therapy, like the homeopathics, are administered as necessary to maintain praniostasis.
It cannot be overemphasized that the way the body heals is in its own time. Its not a process that can be rushed. A medicine or therapy is introduced to balance the energies and the body responds accordingly, playing out the healing response necessary to remove symptoms and restore health. In emergency situations this may not be possible but post-emergency and when moving the body and mind towards cure, balancing the body’s energy will have the most long-term benefit.
The key to the effectiveness of any modality, procedure or medicine is introducing it at the right time, when the host is receptive, at the proper strength and dose and repeated as necessary to remind the body of the imbalance and encouraging it while giving it the time to adopt an internal healing strategy to remove those symptoms that it now recognizes as aberrant.
Healing starts with awareness whether we are conscious of it or not. If we make the body aware of an imbalance through medicines, therapies, lifestyle changes, affirmations and positive thinking, it can be guided towards balance and health. Once the therapy or medicine takes or recognizes the natural energetic balance as its own than the body sees those symptoms of imbalance as something to be eliminated and only then can true healing and cure take place.
Another important concept to naturopathic and homeopathic medicine is suppression. Suppression occurs when an inappropriate medicine or therapy is introduced that blocks the normal healing progress that the body is innately undertaking. The beauty of using natural therapies within the resonance based paradigm is the ability to monitor the body’s energy by applying only balancing therapies supportive of its healing process, and waiting or changing as the body responds. In this way the chance of suppressive treatments, which could further derange an already compromised system, are minimized.
Practicing medicine is most often thought of as an intellectual exercise but in reality it is a creative art. When you are able to measure or feel the body’s energy you then will be more capable of understanding the many possibilities of healing modalities and their very unique individualized treatment needs and schedules. This is the key to the true practice of medicine: measuring or feeling the body’s energy and its response to various therapies, knowing when to wait or change your therapy and adding appropriate RBM-guided natural therapies to empower the patient and coax the body to heal.
Resonance-based Medicine is a technique that has the potential to be expanded upon as our experiences with it increase and as our deeper intuitive perceptions allow. Once there is a willingness to try a new paradigm and use it according to its different set of healing principles, there will be not only a revolution in medicine, health and wellness but a much greater understanding of our own evolutionary potential in body, mind and spirit.
Dr. Chodosh graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1992 (now the National University of Natural Medicine or NUNM) and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1996 both schools in Portland, Oregon. Besides developing the resonance-based medicine paradigm he has also created a hybrid massage therapy that includes acupuncture called Koruko and gives workshops entitled “The Power of Prana” helping practitioners and laypersons learn to feel and use pranic energies in their practice and their lives. He is currently living and practicing in Astoria, Oregon. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-662-6118.
Dr. Chodosh trained at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon graduating in 1992 and the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine graduating in 1996. He is licensed to practice naturopathic medicine and acupuncture in the State of Oregon.