I began learning about energy medicine just as many practitioners do, through an illness of my own. I went to work as a computer analyst after college, a promising career, which would have been fortified by an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Instead, my studies were interrupted by debilitating pain.
Three different doctors told me the problem was psychosomatic, then I found another doctor who changed my life. After a lot of listening and testing, he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. Instead of medications, he suggested I begin swimming and practicing Tai Chi to strengthen and relax my muscles, improve my coordination and promote the flow of energy throughout my body. This protocol worked wonders for my symptoms, which disappeared and have not returned. The approach was so radically different from that of the other doctors—and so effective—I began exploring energy medicine myself.
Over the years I have taken courses with many internationally renown teachers of healing and intuition and have incorporated their teachings into my practice. Based on the changes I have seen with my clients, I believe what my teacher Donna Eden says, energy medicine will transform health care in the 21st century.