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What is BodyTalk?

BodyTalk was developed by an Australian Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor and Osteopathic Doctor named John Veltheim. It is a comprehensive system designed to identify and balance the body’s priorities. These priorities could include anything from re-establishing connection between various organs or body parts, balancing certain environmental factors, mounting an appropriate immune response, or processing emotions, charged memories and even belief systems. Because it can address all of these factors that play a role in wellness, it is truly holistic form of healing. BodyTalk allows the body and mind to function as a team.

How does it work?

Every being on the planet has the ability to heal itself. We all have an innate wisdom (called the Vis Medicatrix Naturae) that directs our cells, tissues and organs like an orchestra. If there is a breakdown in the communication between specific  body parts due to various stressors (which can include: microbial organisms, toxins, work or social environments, food allergens, negative thoughts, emotions or memories) our physiology will suffer and present various symptoms in an attempt to get our attention. Conversely if all parts of the whole are working synergistically, in a balanced way, the body will exist only in health.

Consider being able to ask your body what it is trying to say with your symptoms.  What is that headache really about? Why do you only get indigestion before a big presentation? Why is your broken foot not healing? How are the particular stressors in your life affecting how your body is communicating with itself, and how it is functioning? BodyTalk helps us understand these questions.

BodyTalk works directly with your innate wisdom by asking a series of yes or no questions, according to a specific algorithm, using  a gentle form of biofeedback or muscle testing. The practitioner determines your body’s priorities via a subtle change in your muscle strength. Often priorities make sense and relate to one’s symptoms. Others may seem like they are not connected at all, and in these cases, know that the root of the problem can and is being addressed whether  we are conscious of it or not. Hence, the results in one’s health can be dramatic and seem miraculous.

What should I expect during the treatment?

You lie relaxed on the treatment table, with soft music on in the room, focusing on gentle and deep breathing. Dr. Winchester will lightly tug on your hand or arm until she finds a “priority” or a “formula” (several priorities “linked” together). She may ask for verbal input if she is having trouble fine-tuning the answer. Once the priority or formula is determined with enough detail she gently taps on your head and sternum to facilitate and store the changes, respectively.

What about after a treatment?

People respond differently, as everyone is a unique individual. Many patients have noticed: postural changes, decreased pain, improved digestion, menstrual function, or sleep quality, more energy and better life outlook and sense of well being.

What if I don't really understand it, will it still work on me?

As most things or ideas that are new to us, we recognize that BodyTalk may seem hard to wrap one’s head around. Because BodyTalk works on animals, babies and even plants, we can conclude a cognitive understanding is not required for the treatments to cause profound shifts in one’s’ physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual health.

How many treatments will I need?

This varies from person to person depending on severity of condition, length of time with the condition, and frequency of follow up visits. We suggest doing 3-6 treatments initially to notice changes. Most enjoy and benefit from the work so much that they return for several, ongoing treatments.

Is BodyTalk safe?

BodyTalk can be used as a stand alone system to treat many chronic and acute health problems, or can be seamlessly integrated with any healthcare regimen, such as Naturopathic Medicine, to increase its overall effectiveness. BodyTalk's major assets are its simplicity, safety and the speed of results.