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.

The goal of the vibrational energy balancing (VEB) sessions is to use different modalities that will enhance the flow of energy along the 12 major meridians and improve the vibrational pattern of each individual.   Three modalities will be used to help balance and re-energize the body/mind/spirit pathways.  These will include playing sixteen Himalayan singing bowls, chanting a blend of Native American sounds interspersed with the Om chant (the universal chant) and acupuncture needles inserted in the forehead and ears to help integrate the new energy (acupuncture needles cancelled for the foreseeable future).

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 a group session 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.

The 1 1/4 hour long program will take place at Peak Brain Performance, 97 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Worthington, Ohio 43085.  Unfortunately, because of the recent surge in viral cases in Columbus, the Saturday July 18th and Saturday July 25th sessions are cancelled.  No further dates will be scheduled until the virus cases have significantly declined.  Typically, two sessions will be offered each day 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.  For more information or to register. please call Chris at my office 740-392-6098.

I am offering individual full acupuncture sessions in my office with three bowls and chanting for $60.  This session emphasizes a general immune enhancing acupuncture treatment with sound relaxation.  Again, you can call Chris at my office 740-392-6098 for more information or to make an appointment .

Dr.  Bazzoli’s similar 1 1/4 hour sound sessions at Shakti Fit and Hot Yoga Escape yoga studios in Mt. Vernon, Ohio are on hold for the foreseeable future.  These classes will be a more general sound program and are open to 7-8 participants.  This larger session will also no longer include any acupuncture needles.  For details or to register for these programs, please refer to their respective websites, http://www.shaktifit.com/workshops or http://www.hotyogaescape.com.

Important Notes:  The VEB registration fee for the Worthington program is payable at the event (check or cash only).  Participants are responsible for the full fee if cancelled within 24 hrs of the event.

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.  In Worthington, 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.

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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 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.

 


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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, improving patients’ 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 spend 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.