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Energy medicine operates through the belief that the flow of your body’s energy system including areas in the body like meridians and the chakras, must be balanced and in good flow in order to maintain good health. These systems are passageways and energy centers in the body and even run through and around various organ systems. There are a variety of ways to achieve balance in the body. When I went through my certification to become a Wholistic Kinesiologist, my mentors used to say “there are many ways to Starbucks”. Regardless of the many approaches available like acupuncture or ayurvedic medicine, the overall goal is to achieve whole body balance in order to try to prevent disease process from occurring or worsening. Energy medicine believes this leads to an improved or optimal level of whole-body health and wellness as well as balance in the internal organ systems. We believe the best intervention is a combination of Western and Eastern medicine approaches. The basis of energy medicine is that if there are blocks in the body’s energetic field, the body is then set up for disease and/or maladaptive internal functioning. Sounds simple right? The truth is energy medicine has been around for thousands of years utilized to treat various mental, physical, and emotional conditions. Internally and externally generated stress are some of the biggest culprits of disease development in the body.

According to an article in Health “some of the country's best hospitals are hiring energy practitioners too. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers acupuncture to its patients; Duke University Health System has acupuncture, yoga therapy, and massage therapy on their menu of services; and Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers Reiki. UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health offers a line-up of classes and medical staff who specialize in energy healing areas, including Ayurveda, TCM, and acupuncture. And New York-Presbyterian provides aromatherapy for stress reduction along with various mind-body techniques like meditation and breathing exercises.

Even though energy medicine approaches are not board regulated, Resilience Integrative Services has a system in place to “vet” new practitioners as well as a Screening Committee who experiences the skillset of an individual expressing interest in becoming part of the Resilience Team. I also incorporate into our certification programs practicums supervised by myself, so that our clients get only the highest level of practitioner when they choose us as their service provider. I am a Licensed Counselor, a nationally licensed continuing education provider, and a trauma specialist for 30+ years and possess numerous certifications including ones specifically focusing on trauma as well as being a Reiki Master Teacher. Our practitioners and life coaches are taught Trauma-Informed practices which involve no-touch modalities and techniques. As the Owner of Resilience Integrative Services I have developed the highest standard of care for our clients having taught, trained, and certified many of the practitioners on Team Resilience myself. I have a sister business, Shifting Perspectives Institute which since 2016 has trained and certified hundreds of individuals in various areas including programs to certify First Responder Intervention Specialists as well as business trainings like Effective Supervision.

The CDC has noted the adverse effects of stress on the body. Energy modalities such as Reiki have been found to help the body achieve calmness and relaxation, all conditions that help reset the autonomic nervous system helping prevent or improve conditions like high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, anger, etc. Renowned psychiatrist, researcher, trauma specialist, and author of “The Body Keeps The Score” Bessel Van Der Kolk states that “trauma changes the brain, and that people numb out with drugs and alcohol to deal with trauma”. He further states “the way to detoxify the body from trauma is with alternative therapies like yoga”.

According to the CDC stress can cause the following:

  • Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration.

  • Changes in appetite, energy, desires, and interests.

  • Trouble concentrating and making decisions.

  • Nightmares or problems sleeping.

  • Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, or skin rashes.

  • Worsening of chronic health problems and mental health conditions.

  • Increased use of alcohol, illegal drugs (like heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine), and misuse of prescription drugs (like opioids).


When choosing alternative care, I’d like you to consider Resilience Integrative Services. We take the care of our clients to heart. We will walk with you through your health and wellness journey, one step at a time together ~ Mary F. Baca, CWK, CCTP, RMT, LPCC   

Related References:

YouTube Interview with Bessel van der Kolk. 2016. By Dipl. Psych., Dipl. Bernhard Trenkle

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