Energy Systems Optimization & Modulation Process
This Process has included a serious embrace of the work that has been developed and performed by and through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) over millennia of clinical practitioner research and application. Procedures and concepts that achieved results consistently became codified. However, the Chinese approach to health and wellness is framed in language and concepts entirely foreign to Western medicine and its jargon and dogmas. We and many others have chosen not to let this seeming disharmony stand in the way of our evaluation or application of its principles.
There are many practitioners of Chinese medicine throughout the world today, though they are mostly confined to prescribing herbs and using acupuncture needles. However, as our interest lies more fully in the energetic realm, we have worked to translate the underlying principles, functions and actions into our particular methodology.
We have been greatly assisted in this by several people who are among the few that have studied both the concepts and practice of TCM to the degree that they could not only render critical aspects into understandable form for the western mind, but also build upon it using energetic principles developed in the west. There are, of course, a number other pioneers who could be named, but we would identify for the present purpose the late Richard Utt, developer of what was known as Applied Physiology, 1 and the other being David Corby MS, founder (with his wife) of the College of Complimentary Medicine in Hornsby, Australia. 2
If one reads the language associated with the TCM approach as translated from the Chinese, it becomes immediately clear that the reader has entered a new realm. Words like warm, wet, wind, stagnation, disharmony, Qi (energy) flow, deficiencies, etc. salute the mind with strange images associated with our otherwise anatomical and functional understandings of the human body. It seems rather metaphysical, and we would say that that does not entirely miss the mark as a descriptor. Since the Chinese systems began long before modern instrumentation or pharmaceuticals were available, the Chinese were, though obviously privy to human anatomy, inclined to see the body as the expression of essences and its functions closely aligned with certain types of elements and energies.
In retrospect, and to some degree from our view, this approach may have been a better metaphor than the western model, which is so bound up in Newtonian physics that it has lost track of many, if not most, of the origins of disease—leaving it as the master of “crisis medicine,” Consequently, and as our training has included a foray into this realm, we have incorporated various aspects of TCM in our work in conjunction with energetic and therapeutic concepts more comprehensible (though not entirely!) as it has been or become appropriate.
The Energy Systems Optimization Process contains steps related to the numerous energy centers, channels, organs, glands and their interface with the body’s neurological (synaptic and glial) systems. Please see a brief description of the ESOMP Process:
2) David Corby,