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Treating the Digestive System: Introduction

The digestive system is a manifested form of Conception Vessel energy. Working with it in a specific, therapeutic way improves digestion, strength and clarity and gives the receiver ability to develop a better blood quality. The series of techniques presented in the section of the course can be used as a complete protocol, or separately whenever you feel they will be effective.

Health of the digestive system influences digestion at all levels of life: it influences not only our capacity to digest, absorb and transform food matter, but also how we are able to digest, absorb and materialize our ideas and desires. The digestive system also affects the degree of order and clarity in our thoughts and our environment.

Many people today have digestive challenges, including constipation, bloating, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, colitis, leaky gut, Crohn's or Celiac Disease, diabetes, gall stones, or cancer somewhere in the digestive tract. The techniques that you will learn in this lesson are powerful tools to address these ailments and assist clients in recovering digestive strength and balance. Some of them are original to this work, while others have a long tradition of use.

In order to work in this way you will be learning or reviewing digestive system anatomy. This will bring more clarity while you are treating, and expand your perceptual touch to include the energetic as well as physiological condition of the organs/areas.



Contraindications

It is important to keep in mind that we can not do this type of treatment on every client. The following contraindications dictate that you do not work directly with deep penetration in the hara:

  • abdominal bleeding or heavy menstruation
  • pregnancy, especially during month 1-3, and especially if there is a history of miscarriage
  • colitis, diverticulitis
  • abdominal aneurysm
  • birth control IUD - avoid applying pressure to the lower center area of the hara, above the pubic bone

It is possible to do more gentle hara treatment to strengthen these conditions, but it is imperative to work more slowly and see how the receiver responds. Working with the fascia, pelvic/hip structure and/or other areas of the body which relate to the issue(s) is another way to address the underlying factors that are contributing to the symptoms.


What does a healthy hara feel like?

To get a good idea of what a healthy hara feels like, we can palpate the hara of a baby or young child. Usually as we push in there is give, without resistance. When we let go, the part that was pressed in bounces right back out. This is resiliency. Also, as we palpate around the hara we notice it has the same homogenous and resilient feel throughout. It feels like one entity with power and flexibility.

On the other hand, when we palpate many of our new clients, the hara feels different from area to area. Some places feel stiff, painful, hard, empty, or congested. As we gain experience, we notice that the more problems a person has with their health, the more differences the hara has. It feels broken into pieces, not whole. As a person regains their wellbeing their hara recovers a homogeneous, resilient sensation.




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