Holistic Acupuncture

Dr. Allan Bazzoli, M.D.


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Vibrational Energy Balancing

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.

My goal in an energy session is to use several different modalities that will enhance the flow of energy and improve the vibrational pattern of each individual.   The vibrational energy balancing (VEB) system will utilize four modalities to help balance and re-energize the body/mind/spirit pathways.  This system includes a 12 point acupuncture needle combination, a crystal layout for the 7 major chakra centers, chanting a blend of Native American sounds interspersed with the Om chant (the Universal chant) and playing the Himalayan singing bowls.

These sessions are not intended to treat a specific illness or medical problem but rather improve energy flow 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.

The 1 1/4 hour long program will take place at InStill Wellness, 5031 Forest Dr, Suite A, New Albany (next to the N/A Surgical Center).  They are structured to accommodate two people at the same time allowing friends/family to share the experience while making the session more affordable ($70/person).  You may also schedule an individual session ($120).

Starting in the fall, a different1 1/4 hour program emphasizing chanting with the Himalayan bowls will be offered one Tuesday afternoon with sessions at 2:00 and 4:30 pm. each month. The cost will be $25/person with a limit of 5 participants each session.

All sessions will take place Tuesday afternoons, times to vary.  For further information or to register, please call Chris at my office 740-392-6098.

Important Notes:  The VEB sessions must be prepaid and are non-refundable.  However, they can be transferred to another person by calling our office prior to the day of the session.  The chanting sessions will be payment at the door (check or cash only).

Individuals need to wear loose clothing so that pants and shirts can be rolled above the knees and elbows respectively.  Acupuncture points in the legs, feet, arms, hands, face and ears will be stimulated with thin acupuncture needle insertion.

These sessions are very safe with few side effects, most of which occur with the initial insertion of the acupuncture needles.  Most patients find the session deeply relaxing.  Participants will be laying on yoga mats on the floor, so you need to be physically able to get down on the floor and up again.

Because of chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or scents of any kind.  Please arrive 15 minutes early so the session can begin promptly.

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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 holistic medical topics.  This material can be distributed free to the public as long as there is no remuneration and credit is given to the author.

 


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Vibrational Acupuncture

When I have lunch with the director of the OSU Integrative Medicine center, we always come to the same conclusion about health.  When treating chronic medical issues in patients, improving their health boils down to changing lifestyle, lifestyle and lifestyle.  Unlike acute medicine, where drugs and surgery are life saving, chronic medicine treatments just don’t work without making significant lifestyle changes.  I’ve talked about those changes in other posts on this blog so I won’t waste much time or space.

Simply put, adding exercise, a clean diet, more water, much more sleep, stretching, deep breathing, being grateful, releasing old emotional trauma, time in the woods etc. changes your health in large part by improving the flow of energy in and around your body.  Clearly, energy flow is vitally important for good health.  In fact, it is the essence of life and well-being in Eastern Medicine.  Unfortunately, Western Medicine continues to cling to the bonehead notion that fixing organs without addressing the energy component is the only path of medical treatment.  What a myopic miscalculation which is slowly, maybe not so slowly, bankrupting the country.

Those familiar with acupuncture know it is based on the premise of stimulating energy flow, called Chi, along the 12 major energy channels called meridians.  Recently, I started adding different sound modalities to my acupuncture treatments after hearing a Tibetan singing bowls program 6 months ago. The goal was to see if adding different sound vibrations with an acupuncture treatment would enhance and deepen the acupuncture session.  The results have been a resounding yes. 

Three of the sound vibration therapies I use are the Solfeggio tuning forks, my own chanting and Himalayan singing bowls.  The Solfeggio sound frequencies were used in ancient Gregorian chants for healing.  Chanting has been a part of my life since my college days when I learned the benefits while taking a course on Buddhism.  I chant the universal OM chant as another sound vibration.  The Himalayan bowls, forged in Nepal, add a subtle mystical sound quality to the acupuncture treatment.

Because of a lifelong interest in crystals and how different ones affect energy flow, I am beginning to explore the possible use of crystals to stimulate Chi flow.   I’m in the early stages of using the energy frequencies/vibrations of different crystals to again enhance my acupuncture treatments.  These frequencies, I suspect, will be different from those stimulated by sound therapies.

To some people, using different vibratory frequencies with acupuncture for healing may seem “way out there” but then the thought of using four billion microwave frequencies, called cell phones, every day was even more “far out there” 30 years ago.

Not all patients come to me for these different vibrational tools during an acupuncture session.  But those who have feel the vibrational component adds a much deeper healing dimension to the treatment.   I’m trying to combine old and new healing approaches aimed at improving energy flow around the body.  That’s the catalyst for improved patient health and well-being.  That’s the beauty of Eastern medicine.

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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 holistic medical topics.  This material can be distributed free to the public as long as there is no remuneration and credit is given to the author.