As a Western trained physician, treating disease was the focus of most of my formal medical education. But my real love in medicine has always been exploring different energy systems to stimulate and improve the flow of energy (Chi) throughout the body/mind/spirit pathways. The Eastern medicine concept of treating the energy systems of the body, while still addressing lifestyle and physical issues, makes so much sense to me.
Lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, a clean diet, drinking more water, much more sleep, stretching, deep breathing, being grateful, releasing old emotional trauma, time in the woods, etc. improves health in large part by stimulating energy flow in and around the body. Clearly, energy flow is very important for good health.
These sessions are not intended to treat a specific illness or medical problem but rather improve energy flow on many levels throughout the body/mind/spirit matrix. Most individuals experience a deep relaxation response and many report major improvements in physical and emotional health issues. However, these sessions are not a substitute for regular health care by a primary care physician.
Because of the coronavirus, in order to offer small group sessions while still protecting all participants from viral transmission, necessary changes in line with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s May 1st guidelines will be implemented. These changes will include each person having no physical symptoms the previous two weeks, wearing a mask or face covering, and bringing their own blankets. Acupuncture needle stimulation will be eliminated for the foreseeable future. Bringing Clorox wipes for the yoga mats is optional (yoga mats will be clean). Hand washing before the session is mandatory as is hand sanitizer before you leave the building. I will be wearing a face covering while playing the bowls and chanting. You will no longer have your heads next to the bowls but your feet instead. That’s for social distancing and your safety.
Unfortunately, because of the recent surge in viral cases in Columbus, all small group sessions in the Columbus area are cancelled. No further dates will be scheduled until the virus cases have significantly declined. Typically, two sessions are offered on a Saturday each month at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. The cost is $30/person with each session limited to 5 participants to insure proper social distancing. Similar sound sessions at Shakti Fit and Hot Yoga Escape yoga studios in Mt. Vernon, Ohio are on hold for the foreseeable future.
However, Dr. Bazzoli is offering sound sessions for two people/session in a beautiful lower level space overlooking the Kokosing river in Gambier, Ohio. Cost is $40/person. The same coronavirus precautions outlined above will be implemented. For more information or to schedule a session, please call Chris at his office 740-392-6098.
He is also offering full individual acupuncture sessions in the his office in Mt. Vernon, Ohio for $60. This session emphasizes a general immune enhancing acupuncture treatment. Again, you can call Chris at 740-392-6098 for more information or to make an appointment .
Important Notes: Individuals need to wear relaxing clothing. Participants will be laying on yoga mats on the floor during the session, so each individual needs to be able to physically get down on the floor and upright afterwards. One yoga mat (1/2″ thickness) but no blankets will be provided. Please bring your own mat if you need more cushioning and your own blankets for warmth and head and leg support.
Because of chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind including cigarette smoke clothing. Please arrive 15 minutes early so the session can begin on time.
Dr. Allan Bazzoli, MD is a practitioner of Acupuncture, Holistic Medicine, and Physical Medicine in the Mt. Vernon/Central Ohio and Columbus area. He is available for speaking engagements on a variety of Integrative Medicine topics. This material can be distributed free to the public as long as there is no remuneration and credit is given to the author.