Joseph Schmidlin, DO, MTP, has over 20 years of training, teaching and practice in the field of energy medicine, including Classical Osteopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Zero Balancing, Massage Therapy, Cranial-sacral therapy, and Vibrational therapies, including sound healing. He has been a co-teacher with John Beaulieu of sound healing integrated into body work. Joseph has a private practice in Rochester and New York City.
He will be teaching Body Reading and the Art of Listening (16 CEs pending) as part of the NAHA program in December.
“I am very excited about this new program. I believe it will prove to be a very potent curriculum bringing in a truly holistic perspective for working with the body as manual therapists. The design of this program will take the student deep into the understanding and thought process of how to work with the body as one dynamic unit of function. We will bring in teachings from the origins of the North American healing arts. Specifically osteopathy, traditional Cherokee healing, and vibrational healing.
If we look the origins of the North American healing arts there has always existed the understanding that the body is one whole integrated and interconnected unit of function. Beyond the interconnectedness of the individual body there was an innate understanding that each member in the community or tribe was essential to the health of the whole tribe. We can look at this perspective as just a larger body in exactly the same way that the individual is made up of cells that make up a larger body. Next we can look at the natural world and see how we are all connected and integral to everything in nature. This is a concept and understanding that was inherently understood in the past.
As we entered the 20th century with the advent and development of allopathic symptom-based treatment we moved away from this interconnectedness principle. In our current healthcare system, for example, when there is a shoulder problem we would tend to look at the physical area of the shoulder and not much beyond. From a truly holistic and integral perspective, we would look at what was happening in the whole body and the relationship of the different systems, i.e.: the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, muscular-skeletal, and physiology of the viscera. By understanding how to look at and treat the body as a whole interconnected functional unit, we can provide treatment that is not only safe, but effective and sustainable.”