20 Years of Psychosomatic Energetics: A Retrospective
20 Years' Experience with Various Clinical Pictures
We can now look back at 20 years of experience with PSE in various different areas and for all age groups. A four-year clinical study from 2005-2009 involving 11 participating practices and 1002 patients summarizes the treatment results of many therapists using Psychosomatic Energetics. The average therapy time was 4 visits over 15 months. Superb, Good and Satisfactory therapy results were achieved in 86.5% of cases. The fact that PSE practices predominantly treat problem patients makes the therapeutic success rate all the more impressive. Particularly good results were seen for children and teenagers, as well as for patients with strongly psychosomatic clinical pictures.
Basically, any energetic therapy is more effective the earlier you start with it, as long-term studies undertaken by the general practitioner Dr. Holschuh have shown.5 The therapeutic success rate is more than 90% for children and sinks to less than 70% for 70-year-olds (Figure 5). This is in line with the experience in naturopathic therapy that regenerative ability is age-dependent. This means, specifically, that one should begin therapy as early as possible, as also confirmed by studies by the Viennese general practitioner Dr. Richter with children with behavioral disorders at a children's home.6 At another children's home, the internist Dr. Hemsing independently confirmed this under similar circumstances.7 Even children with serious behavioral disorders clearly responded to PSE and, after only a few weeks, exhibited striking improvements in their social behavior.
Yet another clinical study (The "Butterfly" Project) was initiated by the retired school principal and kinesiologist Gerlinde Paukert (Figure 6). She looked into whether preventive treatment with PSE might favorably influence the students' scholastic performance and overall behavior. Ms. Paukert writes: The energy situation improved for all children and teens, rising by 7% to 25%. the effects were discernible physically as well as mentally and emotionally. Concentration, health and even mood were markedly elevated, the classroom atmosphere improved, and class interaction meant a greater feeling of well-being in the school.8
Among adults, the therapeutic spectrum of PSE extends over all areas of specialization from general medicine to gynecology, rheumatology, all the way up to psychiatry and psychosomatics. It is worth noting that the self-healing ability of the organism – once the energetic obstacles to therapy have been cleared away by PSE – never fails to astound. This even applies to clinical pictures usually construed as purely somatic, such as Ulcera cruris in cases of venous insufficiency, or Claudicatio intermittens with a walking range of just a few yards in cases of nicotine abuse, where we have seen impressive successes with PSE.1
The domains of PSE are psychosomatic clinical pictures such as irritable bowel syndrome, where, in many cases, the intestinal flora ignored by mainstream medicine must be treated as well. This also includes chronic pain such as with soft-tissue rheumatism in which, according to the rheumatologist Dr. Scharm, PSE has a high success rate.
His summary: In cases of soft-tissue rheumatism (fibromyalgia), my many years of clinical practice experience have shown me that the complementary-medicine method PSE can be a great help. Most cases lead to clearly noticeable improvement of the clinical picture, after which quality of life can be enduringly improved, continuing even after conclusion of PSE therapy. Very often, PSE testing reveals a pattern in the form of a disturbed 6th energy center (hypothalamus, ANS) with the conflict "Uneasiness", both of which agree with the symptomatology of fibromyalgia.9
One issue that particularly stands out, according to all experienced fellow physicians, is that the achieved therapeutic successes usually endure, as multiyear follow-up observations made by Dr. Holschuh on her patients have shown. A practice study by Dr. Birgitt Holschuh-Lorang (Figure 7) comprised 153 patients who, between 2001 and 2009, were treated for at least three years with PSE in a general-medicine practice. The question: was the symptomatology truly and lastingly eliminated? 72% of the cases could be assessed as Excellent or Good, 12% as Satisfactory. Only 16% of cases were assessed as Adequate or Deficient. The emotional equilibrium of most of the patients was significantly improved. There is moreover an emotional post-treatment maturation process that can lead to greater emotional autonomy, as the Berlin general practitioner Dr. Müller noted time and again among his patients.10
It should also be emphasized that PSE correctly reflects people's psychoenergetic state of well-being. This can be seen in the fact that, in surveys, about a third of a non-selected population group consider themselves to be ill, tired etc., as opposed to two-thirds with good overall well-being. This agrees precisely with the results of PSE, whereas many rival naturopathic methods either designate too many people as sick and disturbed or, on the other hand, conventional-medicine procedures identify too many people with unambiguous feelings of ill health as seemingly healthy. PSE, on the other hand, is in line with the reality of such surveys – a very important criterion of quality in everyday clinical practice.
PSE Therapy with Animals
As a nonverbal form of psychotherapy, PSE is particularly well suited for the treatment of animals. For pets with behavioral disorders, the psychoenergetic disturbances of the owner are often amplified, such that it seems advisable in many cases to treat the animal and its master together. Animals respond quickly and noticeably to the method, and our experience so far shows that conflicts, once eliminated, go away for good. I have been told by some veterinarians that they have had excellent results particularly when it comes to animals in competitive sports.
PSE and Character Type There is an especially large conflict which PSE designates as the Central Conflict, because it has a central significance for the patient's metabolic system, and for character as well. The chakra associated with the Central Conflict is thus decisive for the patient's temperament:
Sanguinic (hysteric) = Chakras 2 and 6
Phlegmatic (obsessive-compulsive) = Chakra 5
Choleric (depressive) = Chakra 3
Melancholic (schizoid) = Chakras 1 and 7
Type determination gives the therapist a valuable aid for depth-psychology counseling, because many unconscious personality character traits can be derived from PSE testing results that would otherwise only come after getting to know a person very well. Thanks to knowing patients' temperaments, they can be given type-appropriate life counseling. Every character type has certain "vices" to avoid and "virtues" to foster. Emotional maturation works best through dissolution of the Central Conflict, although of course the patient must also make an active contribution if there is to be any emotional progress.
The four character types have proven to be extraordinarily helpful counseling tools in daily practice, whether it be in order to come to terms with one's darker side or to analyze one's relationship with others. This concept has also proven itself in job, couples, and child-rearing counseling. In addition, there are various indications that the origin of the Central Conflict can be traced back to earlier incarnations (more on this in my book New Life through Energy Healing). Via this thesis, Psychosomatic Energetics gains a much greater depth that reaches far into depth-psychology and transpersonal psychology. With some justification, one can even talk in terms of spiritual counseling, made possible because of it.
PSE has been a proven procedure in complementary medicine for 20 years now; it has proven itself as a standard procedure for harmonizing and elevating life energy. Life energy, also called Prana, Ch'i, ether etc., seems to be not only of a spiritual but also, and above all, an energetic nature. These concepts need to be kept clearly separated, since someone who feels overall unwell often benefits less from a dialogue than from an energy treatment. After all, someone who has a lot of energy feels powerful, resilient, and in a good mood. On the other hand, ailing and mentally overburdened people are usually found to have too little energy. Energy acts, in turn, as a pacemaker for every body cell, but it is also emotionally stimulating, i.e. besides the mental, it also has an important physical effect – an interesting interplay, which has so far seen little scientific research but which seems to be crucially important to our quality of life.
Emotional conflicts, much like invisible computer viruses, seem to disrupt the subtle interplay between energy and body/soul. If the unconscious conflicts are eliminated by means of similar (homeopathic) vibrational patterns over a period of months, life energy can once again flow freely, leading to activation of mental/physical self-healing processes. For all current general medicine clinical pictures, impressive and enduring improvements of well-being and, amazingly, often complete healing have been observed.
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