By Robert Dean

Inspired by an ancient technique that turned around his own health crisis, Australian acupuncture and natural health professional, John Veltheim, developed an integrative system called “BodyTalk.” Utilizing his extensive and varied knowledge of alternative and traditional healing modalities, he began using BodyTalk in his own practice and found that almost every condition not only responded to BodyTalk, but patients were healing faster. He soon had a waiting list of up to a year for new patients.

The BodyTalk System is an effective health modality that offers a unique, individualized solution to both simple and complex diseases. It addresses all factors contributing to the disease (or symptoms) including all physical, mental, emotional, and environmental stressors thus allowing for true healing. BodyTalk recognizes the connection between the body and mind and how our conscious and unconscious habit patterns, thoughts, and attitudes restrict the body and affect disease. By using the body’s innate wisdom, BodyTalk determines all the facets of the disease and then prioritizes how and when the problems should be addressed. “It’s a simple healthcare tool that taps into the body’s natural ability to balance and heal itself on all levels” notes Kathi Springman, a Certified BodyTalk Advanced Practitioner in Edmond.

The practitioner uses a comprehensive system of specific techniques to help remind the body of its innate balance.  Each atom, cell and system is in constant communication with each other at all times.  Stress compromises or disconnects this communication, which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual well-being.  BodyTalk works to relax the nervous system, release stored stress, and enhance the body’s communication to heal itself. “It can be used as a stand-alone system to treat many chronic and acute health problems, or seamlessly integrated into any healthcare regimen to increase its overall effectiveness” explains Springman.

Sessions are easy, safe and comfortable, usually lasting between 15 and 45 minutes, although the length of a session is not indicative of the quality or the results that occur. “The body/mind knows just how many changes and corrections it is ready to initiate in any given session, and will therefore indicate when the session is complete.” As Springman often says, “If you can put a name to is, you can to a session on it”.


Click here for a downloadable pdf of this article as it was printed in Natural Awakenings February 2011.



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