Thursday, March 05, 2009

Balance Your Energy with Zero Balance

I learned of a new one today (for me at least). Zero balancing. No, it's not an accounting technique. It's "a hands-on bodywork system designed to align your energy body with your physical structure". Sounds interesting, let's see whats been published on the subject in the medical literature. Lots of interesting articles can be found when you enter "zero balancing" on PubMed. But I'm pretty sure that "Effect of an odor eliminator on feline litter box behavior" isn't really about aligning your body energy.

I'm pretty sure I can find something about Zero Balancing at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Oh no! "'No matches were found for 'zero and balancing'"

This is very confusing. Here is a technique practiced around the country where hundreds if not thousands have been "healed". It's a method developed by Dr. Fritz Frederick Smith.
Dr. Smith received his doctory of osteopathy in 1955 and his doctor of medicine in 1961. During the '60s and '70s he went in pursuit of a deeper understanding of illness and health, becoming a student of Rolfing®, yoga, meditation and Eastern philosophies. Dr. Smith became a licensed acupuncturist in 1972 and later studied with J.R. Worsley of the Chinese College of Acupuncture in England, earning both bachelor's and master's degrees in acupuncture. It was during this time that he also experienced intense personal revelations under the teaching of Swami Muktananda. These latter two experiences became the catalysts for his ultimate creation in 1975 of Zero Balancing.
Surely there must be something published somewhere in the peer reviewed literature about such an important "healing" technique. And, Swami Muktananda can't be the same Swami Muktananda that they are writing about here or here.

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