“All diseases are rooted in the spirit.”
--Chapter 8, The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic, Spiritual Pivot, 5th century BCE
This quote forms the foundation of Chinese medicine and how I think about disease and health. Our soul/ling has a curriculum in this life, and the living energy of the spirit/shen is charged with conveying that destiny/ming. In this way, illness can be seen as an opportunity to return to full wellness. The consciousness that contributes to disease is not the same consciousness that supports healing, says my teacher Jeffrey Yuen. Transformation requires a new sensibility, a new awareness, a new state of mind.
Our emotions, thoughts, beliefs and attitudes are essential components of this new state of mind. I support the evolution of your psyche by treating you as a whole person who is dynamically influenced over time by: a lifetime of experiences, your relationship to your self, individual anatomy and physiology, family lineage, society, history, place, environment and your sense of place in the world. This approach is relevant to our emotional state and to the fields of genetics, epigenetics, intergenerational trauma and inherited diseases.
After extensive testing with traditional doctors, x-rays, etc., no one was able to find a cause for the weakness and pain I was experiencing in my left knee, as well as stiffness all over my body that at times made it difficult to walk. I decided to see if Pamela could help me, and over a period of several months, she was able to turn the situation around. Her technique is astonishing, and her gentleness and compassion are exactly what I always miss when going to see conventional western doctors. It took commitment on her part, as well as on mine, to achieve the desired result; I now have no pain in my left knee, and my all-body stiffness is much improved—this without any medication or surgical intervention. I will always be grateful for her help.