Magic As Medicine

By Tracy Kopp, Fearless Leader

As a therapist educated to seek evidence-based approaches, I’ve been consistently awed by the incredible results I regularly see in clients who’ve sought alternative treatment.

When I first started working in healthcare, I labelled non-traditional modalities as ‘woo woo’ and laughed at the practitioners bold enough to practice them.

What a jerk.

Fast-forward 20 years and I’ve been humbled by the hundreds of ‘woo woo’ transformations I’ve witnessed first-hand.

My experiences have informed the evolution of The Urban Alchemist.

Where once we insisted that our therapists be willing to use only evidence-based approaches, we now welcome all manner of fabulous and creative therapists skilled in marrying the scientific with the sacred.

Magic as medicine.

Yes – we still work in the real world of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. But we also suspend disbelief and employ innovative ways of bypassing the ‘what we think we know’ part of the brain to create real change for our clients.

This looks different for everyone.

A person with a history of trauma may find that a body-based approach like massage or yoga therapy allows them the space to focus on the sensations of the present moment rather than replaying painful old memories and stories.

A person with fibromyalgia may find that the vibrations of singing bowls and didgeridoo felt in a sound therapy session dissolve their pain for a period, allowing them to feel ‘normal’.

The psychological shift of an experience like this, repeated over time, allows the person to connect with a part of themselves long-forgotten and can be incredibly healing.

Research in the field of Epigenetics shows us that experiences resulting in physical or emotional stress can affect how different genes are expressed, leading to health or disease in one’s lifetime and perhaps in the lives of our children and grandchildren.

It makes sense, then, that finding a therapist who inspires one to connect with peace and ease in their lives is beneficial for health, even when that therapist or their approach may be considered ‘woo woo’ by an inexperienced, upstart health practitioner.

New to energy medicine? Start your real-life journey with one of our exceptional therapists.

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