Physical Medicine

The conventional definition of physical medicine refers to the use of physical therapeutics, such as physical manipulation, the use of heat, water, radiation, electricity, therapeutic exercise, and massage, for the purpose of treating biomechanical disorders and injuries. At HeartSong, physical medicine includes all of this, and more. What distinguishes physical medical therapies from biomedical therapeutics at HeartSong is a shift in attention from accessing the body from inside out (biomedical) to approaching it from from outside in. This therapeutic reorientation is possible because you are constructed with a boundary -- the layer of tissue that covers you on the outside (the skin) and the layers of cells that line the respiratory and the digestive tract -- that protects you as a unique biological system from everything that is not-you.

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Environmental Medicine

Environmental medicine studies the interactions between the environment and human health, especially the relationship between the environment and disease.  In the context of clinical practice, it includes the use of various therapies, many from physical medicine, as well as from orthomolecular nutrition and phytomedicine, to restore and optimize elimination of environmental toxins, including dietary toxins.

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Embodiment

Coming later in 2014.

Touch

Coming later in 2014.

Sensation

Coming later in 2014.

Movement

Coming later in 2014.

Breath

Coming later in 2014.

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About embodiment

Many modern people are born, live and die entirely in their heads, believing that what they think is reality and that their own feeling of complete disconnection is what life is all about.

The body presents a very different way of knowing the world and being in it.

To be embodied, to be in the body, is to be in connection with everything.

When we begin to inhabit the body as our primary way of sensing, feeling, and knowing the world, when our thought operates as no more than a handmaiden of that somatic way of being, then we find that we as human beings are in a state of intimate relationship and connection with all that is.

To be in the body is to know our sense perceptions as opening out into a sacred world. To be in the body is to feel our connectedness.

Somehow the body's knowledge is so much more subtle, but also so much more convincing and satisfying than knowledge that is purely conceptual.

Reginald Ray Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body. (2008: 24-25)