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Alternative Medicine: Zero Balancing can Bring Calm

separator 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 a session
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 tension.

The goal of a zero balancing session is to

  • Help relieve physical and mental symptoms
  • Improve the ability to deal with life’s stressors
  • Promote 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 Association.
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