Holistic Acupuncture

Dr. Allan Bazzoli, M.D.


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Himalayan Bowls and Chanting.

I have been updating the previous post (Vibrational Energy Balancing) on a regular basis to reflect my live Bowls/Chanting sessions which have been significantly curtailed during the pandemic. It has been two years since I’ve written an actual new post. Not sure why. Maybe just plain slothfulness.

This new post will be short and sweet. Because of the pandemic and the fact the many of you reading this blog will probably not experience a live bowls/chanting program anytime soon, if ever, I decided to post a 30 minute sample on YouTube. A regular live session lasts a little over an hour but this shorter version is worth a look and listen. You can find the YouTube video link here: https://youtu.be/WDA55Exzy3o

The mere thought of making a YouTube video playing the Himalayan bowls and chanting was an event way outside the box for me. But as Lewis Carroll said. “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take”.

My heartfelt thanks to Sam Barone for his encouragement and exceptional technical skills. You made this possible.


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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.

Unfortunately, because of the continued viral cases in Columbus, all small group sessions in the Columbus area have been cancelled.  No further dates will be scheduled for the foreseeable future.  Typically, two sessions are offered on one Saturday each month at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm.  The cost is $40/person with each session limited to 5 participants to insure proper social distancing.  

However, Dr. Bazzoli will be offering sound sessions for two, three or four people/session in a beautiful lower level space overlooking the Kokosing river in Gambier, Ohio.  Cost is $40/person.  Standard coronavirus precautions will be implemented similar to his office.  For more information or to schedule a session, please call Chris at 740-392-6098.

He is also offering full individual acupuncture sessions in the his office in Mt. Vernon, Ohio for $60 or a session for two people at $40/person.  This type of session emphasizes a general immune enhancing/energy stimulating/stress reduction 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) and blankets will be provided.  Please bring your own mat if you need more cushioning and your own blankets for 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 10 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.