Alternative Medicine: Zero Balancing can Bring Calm
When you’re being treated for cancer, the stress can be
overwhelming. Even when the treatment’s over, there’s often the lingering
stress and worry about whether you’re going to stay healthy. If you’re looking
for something that can calm you down and help you feel more at ease with life,
you may want to investigate “zero balancing.”
According to the Zero Balancing Health Association, zero
balancing is a “hands-on bodywork system” that’s designed to align your body’s
energy with its physical structure. The practice incorporates Western knowledge
of the body with Eastern concepts of how energy flow is related to healing.
What to expect during
One zero balancing session usually takes about 30 to 40
minutes. You remain fully clothed. You begin the session in a seated position,
and then change to a comfortable reclining position on your back. The
practitioner evaluates your energy fields by touching various areas of your
body, focusing primarily on your skeleton.
The touch is always gentle. People who experience a zero
balancing session claim that they find it very relaxing and that it relieves
The goal of a zero balancing session is to
relieve physical and mental symptoms
the ability to deal with life’s stressors
a sense of wholeness and well-being
At this point in time, zero balancing is on the cutting edge
of complementary therapies. The practice was created by Dr. Fritz Smith in
1975. Smith received his D.O. degree (doctor of osteopathy) in 1955 and his
M.D. degree in 1961. He then went on to study acupuncture, receiving both bachelor’s
and master’s degrees in that field. His study of eastern medicine led him to
develop zero balancing.
If you’re interested in exploring zero balancing, visit the Zero
Balancing Health Association
and click on “Practitioners” to find a practitioner in your area.
The Zero Balancing Health