Whole Person Self-Healing: A Science and Art

Multi Cultural Self Healing For A Spinal Injury

Author(s): Phillip Shinnick and Laurence Porter

Pp: 192-217 (26)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681082592117010013

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This is a two and one half year report of a compressed and fractured vertebrae from a traumatic spinal injury subsequent to a one and one half year report previously published. The purpose of this study is to provide a non-manufactured drug, non-surgical, Oriental, Occidental, Indian/Tibetan and Native American approach to rehabilitation for a serious spinal injury. Besides stainless steel acupuncture needles used as emergency pain relief, the only material used was the mind, breath, body movement and posture positions. The method was based upon a variety of traditional cultural techniques as well as modern physical exercises for rehabilitation and a scientific case based pattern of reactivity from a Post Traumatic Shock Disorder (PTSD). Daily progress notes over a year and one half, and an understanding of Oriental, Occidental, Euro-American, Native American and Indian/Tibetan treatment provided the framework for recovery. This chapter explores using the Native American Indian practice of calling upon the animal spirit for healing, this is also a tradition in ShaoLin Gung Fu five animal forms as a Qigong practice. These technique are discussed here. The multiplicity of symptoms, changed constantly, arrhythmia, visceral dysfunction, concussion, herniated disks, dislocated ribs, whiplash, cervical and lumbar spine pain symptoms and emotional agitation.A quick recovery was followed by constant regression based upon reactions to posture, weather, noise in environment, travel and stress. It appeared that the effects of Post Traumatic Shock of anxiety, apprehension, fear and agitation became the most difficult to treat and continued after two years and one half year but at a more moderated occurrence.

Keywords: Acupuncture needle, Animal spirit, Anxiety, Arrhythmia, Brain circulation, Clinical notes, Cold weather, Compression fracture, Computerized axiomatic scan, Fear, Herniated disk, Hot weather, Involuntary mediation, Magnetic resonance instrument, Non-drug treatment, Non-surgical treatment, Opiates, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), Spondylolisthesis, Visceral dysfunction, Voluntary meditation, Whiplash, ZeZen.

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