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Fred Gallo, Ph.D., Energy Psychology, An Interview - Page 4
By Jay Kantor, Ph.D. , Ridgewood, NJ, EFTNJ.Com, 201-461-7347
Appearing on EnergyPsychology.US  

chiropractor named George Goodheart after studying the work of a couple of physical therapists.

      Let's a say person thinks about a trauma.  I can check the impact of thinking about the trauma by looking at how the thought affects their muscle strength.  I have the person extend their arm, so that we can test a single muscle, like the middle deltoid muscle.  When they think of the issue, I press on the muscle to see if the muscle weakens.

      If the muscle weakens, we then identify which meridian is being disrupted.  We do this by having a person touch different points on their body known as alarm points in the acupuncture system.  There's an alarm point for every one of the acupuncture meridians.  When they touch the alarm point which is associated with the energy disruption, it will change the muscle response.

      If a muscle is weak when they first think about the trauma, if they touch the alarm point for, let's say, the bladder meridian and all of a sudden the arm muscle becomes strong, then I know there's a good chance that the bladder meridian is involved in this particular problem.  Then it would be a matter of having the person tap on specific acu-points related to that meridian to balance that meridian or override the disruption.  By overriding the disruption, it back tracks to the thought field and removes the configuration in the thought field that triggers the disruption in the energy system.

JK: Many systems have evolved using the basic principles we have been discussing, such as thought fields, energy disruption, and balancing the meridians.  Give us an overview of some of the different forms of energy therapy.

Fred Gallo: One of the first people to do anything with meridian-based therapies was John Diamond, who is a psychiatrist.  He started exploring how you could diagnose psychological problems and emotional problems via the meridian system.  His way of doing things is different, though.

      There is a certain kind of tapping that he would do, where he would have the person thump on the thymus gland area on the chest.  His view was that the thymus was very strongly related to the meridian system, and that you could balance the meridian system as a whole by having the person thump the thymus.  You take your fingers, put them in a cupped position, and thump on the upper section of the chest, on the sternum, in a waltz beat.

      Diamond also looked at music as a way of balancing the energy system, as well as using song, poetry, and looking at beautiful things.  He also explored lots of interesting ideas, including the use of affirmations.  I found that to be true in my clinical work.  If I find a disruption in the heart meridian, I might have them say something like one of Diamond's affirmations or an affirmation such as, "There is forgiveness in my heart."  I will often find a change in the response to the muscle test.

      The next person I'd like to talk about is Rodger Callahan.  Rodger Callahan looked at what Diamond was doing, looked at what George Goodheart was doing, and studied applied kinesiology.  There were other kinesiology systems developing at the same time, including Three-In-One Concepts, One Brain, Educational Kinesiology, Brain Gym, and Touch for Health from John Thie.

      Callahan's distinct contribution to the form of treatment we're talking about is that, after diagnosing an energy disruption from a psychological problem, he would also find which meridian was involved and then have the person tap specific points.  He always used the same points.  For instance, any time is was the stomach meridian, you'd tap under your eye, any time it was the bladder meridian, you tap at the beginning of the eyebrow above the bridge of the nose, or on the side of the eye for the gall bladder meridian.

             So, I studied Diamond's work, and Callahan's work -- I spent a lot of time with Callahan.  Out of that and my work with patients, I evolved my own system,

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