Tuesday, 14 March 2006

The persistence of 'cellular' memory.

Could some alternative health practitioners be unwittingly 'recovering' memories among their clients?
There may be cause for concern. Two recent articles from The Age in Melbourne have promoted the idea of cellular memory.
Certain aspects of this seem rather familiar (like an alternative health version of Courage to Heal, perhaps).

From the article Kinesiology.
"...Trinity Nebauer doesn't discuss her problems when she visits her kinesiologist. She lets her body do the talking for her.
Kinesiology practitioners rely on muscles, joints and reflexes to obtain specific information from clients. While questions are asked, gentle pressure is applied to certain parts of the body. The body gives its own answer through delivering a physical response, such as a twitch.
Nebauer says muscle testing enables kinesiologists to "tap into cellular memory" as a means of gaining access to information that may have been repressed..."
From the article Body of Work.
"...Another key concept is that of "cellular memory", a kind of bodily imprinting of early traumatic experiences - for example, separation from a parent - that might have vanished from conscious memory but which persist in the form of ongoing problems such as migraines, depression or panic attacks.
"What seem to be unrelated symptoms are often a reliving of those experiences," explains (therapist) Kitson, whose manner is so calm that you start to unwind simply listening to her speak. "The responses are still being played out in the body even though the mind's saying, 'I don't know what the problem is down there but I wish it would stop'."
As with, for example, the victim of long-term parental sexual abuse who had so shut down her physical responses that by her late 40s her joints had stiffened to the point of immobility, in effect disabling her..."

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