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How to read this newsletter:
weeks I put out a newsletter and each newsletter contains three
The first section,
newsletter is my keynote article filled with powerful spiritual
insights based on my lifetime of spiritual study, practice and
The second section,
middle of the newsletter, is devoted to our Accredited Continuing
Education Programs, our healing facilities and what's new and
happening in and around our New Jersey Massage.
The third section
to health, wellness and environmental issues.
sincerely hope you get inspired by what you read and I ask you to
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or come across something that is exciting and newsworthy, please
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to you and yours...
Heisler, M.A., LMT
OH! My Aching Back...
Heisler, M.A., LMT
"Back pain is the number one cause of lost work
days in the United States."
Anders Cohen, chief of neurosurgery and spine surgery at the
Brooklyn Hospital Center, in New York City.
My grandfather built the Empire State Building, my
father built the World Trade Center. My dad was a bull of a man;
Manhattan champ wrestler, a great long distance swimmer and a
champion ballroom dancer, all in a construction workers body. So it
didn't come as any surprise that by the time dad was in his late
thirty's he was suffering from chronic lower back and knee
problems. Throughout my childhood I remember him running from
specialist to specialist; Orthopedic doctors, Osteopaths,
Chiropractors, Physical Therapist's, Physiatrists (M.D. Level PT),
all supposedly lower back, pain management specialists. The pain he
experienced laid him up for weeks and months at a time and seeing
your father disabled was probably the impetus for my massage
therapy career. By the time I was in my early twenties (1970's), I
was intently studying Oriental and Macrobiotic healing arts. I was
teaching meditation at the N.Y. Center for Macrobiotics and was
told by all three of the macro center directors, Serena Silva,
Shizuko Yamamoto and Annemarie Colbin, that a revered and brilliant
Japanese doctor, a master of 16 martial arts was coming to the
center to teach. His name was Sensei Masahiro Oki and he ran
a world famous clinic in Japan for folks battling serious
degenerative diseases. His skills at Oriental diagnosis were so
finely honed that he could diagnose your condition by merely
looking at you. Oriental diagnosis traditionally was used by
martial artists to determine where their opponents would be
vulnerable. It later turned into a powerful diagnostic tool used by
Asian healers and medical practitioners. Essentially it is the art
of observing how an individual looks, moves and expresses
It took your body years to get cold, hard and tight.
Just look in the mirror. Does your head tilt to one side? Is one
shoulder higher than the other? Do your feet point outward and the
heel of your shoes wear out on one side? Did the "S"
curve of your spine become a "C"? Do your shoulders or
neck jut forward? Does your pelvis tilt down on an angle? This
happens to all of us, it's not just you. In Oriental medicine, the
muscular stiffness and inflexibility of aging, along with the
associative pain and the overall degenerative process is believed
to be directly influenced by our lifestyle choices and specifically
our nutritional excesses. So if you consume more than your body can
burn or more than your internal organs can manage, these excesses
will affect how you move, express yourself and how you age.
Essentially diseases of excess are rich people's problems. You
might not recognize the affluence you are living with because that
is all you have ever known but there is a reason why Americans are
so obese and have so many degenerative conditions.
The practitioner takes into account which muscles and
meridians exhibit imbalances and how our lifestyle excesses display
themselves on the human body. The acupuncture lines on the body are
called meridians and meridians are considered extensions of the
internal organs. So for instance, if you are consuming too much fat
or alcohol in your diet, areas associated with the liver and gall
bladder would show signs of excess or discharge. In the back of the
neck there are gall bladder diagnosis points, so dietary excesses
might result in a stiff neck or an inter-scapula knot in your
rhomboids just over the liver on the right side. One day Shizuko
took me aside and said that Master Oki's power of diagnosis was so
finely tuned that he could diagnose an individuals condition by
simply smelling them from across the room. Apparently even how you
smell has diagnostic implications. Well, I just had to see
for myself so I attended Master Oki's classes and as advertised
Sensei was amazing. He seemed to know exactly where to press on
your body to make you jump with pain and sensitivity. Then he would
have you do an adaptive yoga posture and the sensitive area would
disappear like magic. Or he would run his hand over your body and
by simply feeling the hot or cold areas would tell you which organs
were imbalanced and under duress. According to Sensei, many areas
that stay cold are stagnant areas that would eventually get much
worse. So a simple, continual cold butt might portend a future
hysterectomy or a future prostate condition.
All of these excesses show up throughout your
musculature. Once again, keep in mind that the meridians that run
just under the surface of our skin are extensions of the internal
organs. So complaints in the organs refer symptoms throughout
the musculature and a trained eye can see it all. It's all about
Excess fat= heart, liver and respiratory disease
Excess protein= kidney disease
Excess sugar= diabetes
Excess salt= strokes
Excess environmental exposure (chemical, hormone, pesticide,
radiation) = cancer
Excess in general= imbalance, mental health problems, accidents,
Sensei Oki's breath of knowledge and understanding
regarding the human body was so profound I decided dad had to have
a consultation. So the day arrived and we went to see my new
teacher. Sensei took one look at my father and said,
"You American's are so foolish, you think you
can eat anything. Mr. Heisler, the reason you have been suffering
so is because of your kidneys and intestines. If you don't
change your diet immediately you will continue to get worse and
eventually die from kidney disease."
He strongly advocated dad to consume a completely
plant based diet. He then hit some acupuncture points on dads body
and had dad stretch in some very interesting yogic ways and again
almost like magic, dad had no pain! When we got into the elevator
my father looked at me and said, "I think he's full of it,
but he did get me out of pain and no one has ever been able to do
that, so I'm going to do what he says and see what happens."
When we arrived home, dad announced to mom that he was becoming a
vegetarian. Now it was true, my father never ate anything
resembling fiber and in those days all that mom made was flesh
foods and simple carbs. Eggs for breakfast, some sort of dead
thing sandwich on white bread for lunch and more meat, meat, meat
for dinner. A salad would consist of iceberg lettuce and tomato
with Heinz distilled vinegar and Mazola corn oil. Healthy
nutrition? No such thought. After going through the big depression
and the big war, my folks were just happy to have food on the
table. I think it would be fair to say that Master Oki scared the
living daylights out of dad and seemingly overnight he became aware
and changed everything. It's as if the light came on.
He still ate a little fish and seafood but now it was a macro style
diet; grains, beans, soups, salads, fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts,
fermented soy products like miso, tofu, etc.
Now here's the really amazing thing;
dads visit to Oki was the very last time he had any problems with
his back! What's more, his knee gradually improved and
that too never afflicted him again. On the first anniversary of his
meeting with Master Oki and especially pain free living, dad
announced to the family that "Oki" was the most impressive
man he had ever met and he would be eternally grateful to him. Dad
lived another 25 years after that meeting and eventually succumbed
to asbestos poisoning.
I would say way more than two thirds of the 60,000
performed have been on individuals with some sought of
serious back complaint. In my professional opinion, after 42 years
of performing massage therapy on literally thousands of athletes
and tens of thousands of regular folks, it has become glaringly
obvious after taking a history, the two single biggest factors
associated with lower back complaints are a
CHRONIC LACK OF FIBER
and in particular highly inflammatory foods,
RED MEAT being number one in that category.
Normally I ask each and every person to account as
best they can for the dietary choices leading up to the moment
their back became obviously a more serious problem. I can do this
because formerly I was Director of Nutrition Education for the
medical group I still reside in. Hands down, when I ask what the
patient ate leading up to their back pain, i get the same response
over and over again. Red meat along with lack of fiber. Maybe it's
because a pound of beef is the equivalent of sixteen pounds of
grain and that's really high up on the food chain or maybe it's the
highly inflammatory arachidonic acid in the beef. Allegedly
arachidonic acid plays a role in cancer, inflammatory bowel disease
and even rheumatoid arthritis. I really can't say. Now gathering
information like this is called anecdotal or coincidental, but when
you've seen and heard the same thing come up tens of thousands
of times, in my opinion, it's not anecdotal any longer, it's
Here's what Dr. Michael Greger says about arachidonic acid and
The second part to this is equally amazing. When the
person in pain finally changes their diet for good, in other words,
when they stop eating red meat completely, they
become back pain free for good.
"So let me get this clear, when you got out of
bed this morning your back was giving you a lot of pain, is that
correct? And you say you had no pain all weekend but just this
morning, something as simple as putting on your pants blew your
back out? Ok, let's think about this for a second, what did you eat
yesterday? What did you eat over the weekend?"
"Nearly one in 10 people across the globe suffers
from an aching lower back and in a 3-month period, about one-fourth
of U.S. adults experience at least 1 day of back pain.
It is one
of our society's most common medical problems. "
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Time To Meditate Daily
by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT
must not unresistingly let himself be swept along by unfavorable
circumstances, nor permit his steadfastness to be shaken. He can
avoid this by maintaining his inner light, while remaining outwardly
yielding and tractable. With this attitude he can overcome even the
greatest of adversities."
Ching or Book of Changes, Wilhelm/Baynes Edition
what I can tell you;
is the only reality you can rely on.
is your friend.
being able to adapt to change means you are really healthy.
and reaction are more than acquaintances, they are lovers and
they are both fueled by that
The battle for the future is on,
want to make a difference or do you want to continue whining?
It is time to enhance your
The only way to do that is by going inward, by connecting with your
higher self and then by mastering your smaller, weaker self.
It's by becoming physically empty that we come into our ultimate
"Go into the closet and close the
"When thine eye be single, thy
body shall be filled with light"
Mathew 6.6, 6.22
have the strength and courage to walk your walk and to talk your
talk, meditation is one of the secret weapons.
The other is an impeccable diet.
more cheating, no more weakness, no more excuses.
your heart, make your words filled with spirit,
live the truth. It's the only way to heal this country.
my songs says...
Time to Step Up!
the study of books one seeks God;
meditation one finds him."
Saint Padre Pio of
not a coincidence,
virtually every religion and spiritual pathway now and throughout
history has taught the same maxim,
PATH TO LIBERATION IS INSIDE YOU.
way to awaken this profound liberated self,
you want to call it truth,
God, Spirit or just your higher self,
by training your brain with daily exercises that involve
breath and concentration.
every corner of the globe,
from every race and religion,
from every time throughout recorded history
come sages, seers and wise ones
teaching the ancient spiritual meditation techniques
of turning inward, making your mind like a crystal clear lake with no
ripples and becoming at one with your "true, higher self."
From Jesus to the Bal Shem Tov,
from Buddha to Sai Baba,
from St. Theresa to Lao Tzu,
has been the key
real spirituality and profound realization.
"If every child in the world
would be taught meditation,
we would eliminate violence from the
world within one generation."
The Dalai Lama
breathing exercises everyday.
exercise prepares ones mind for deeper contemplation and eventually
leads to deep states of meditation.
addition you will handle stress, fatigue and anxieties much better.
the Mahadavananda breath, this great Indian Yogi
this breath to achieve impressive longevity.
HOW TO DO IT...Put your
right pointer finger on your third eye, cover your right nostril with
your right thumb. Breathe up your left nostril, hold the breath and
close both nostrils, bring your chin down to your chest, tongue to
the roof of your mouth and squeeze your butt. Hold... now
slowly lift your head and exhale out your left nostril. Now inhale in
that same left nostril, hold the breathe and close both nostrils,
chin to chest, tongue to the roof of your mouth, squeeze your butt
again. Now slowly lift your head and exhale out your right nostril.
Repeat entire sequence for three minutes. Perform four times a day;
upon awakening, around lunch, when your return home from work and
before you go to bed. Four times a day.
See what happens after a week!
the Smiling Buddha Technique Daily
is an amazing I Chuan technique used by Tai Chi folks and martial
artists alike to dramatically strengthen their body, boost their
immune function and help them come into their power by developing the
ability to become empty. My Tai Chi Sifu Gary Carbone says it's by
becoming physically empty that we come into out ultimate power. Of
course as a meditation teacher we teach the exact same thing. The
fact that it really makes you healthier is very powerful but another
amazing quality and I have found this out first hand, is that this
technique opens the heart center. Try it and you'll see what I mean.
Stand with your knees slightly bent, back straight, head square upon
your shoulders with hands stretched out in front of you as if you
were hugging a tree trunk. Have your hands facing you about the
height of your pecs. Now for the next five minutes as you stand
hugging an imaginary tree, just breathe and let go of all the stress
in your body.
LAST THING... YOU HAVE TO DO THIS SMILING.
in time you will do this standing meditation for a half hour, even an
hour at a time. I have done this technique with every Tai Chi
instructor I have ever worked with but never in all the years has
anyone suggested to do this all the while with a smile on my face.
Try it, it's an extraordinary technique.
Try meditating every morning and every evening.
your three minutes of the Mahadavananda breathe, close your eyes
and as if there was a nose in the center of your chest breathe into
your heart center.
in light or love, or a color and with each exhale, visualize the
energy going up your spine out the top of your head.
you mind like a crystal clear lake with no ripples. When your mind
wanders bring it back to your breathe. Do ten minutes and
culminate by visualizing your day perfect, sending your loved ones
healing thoughts, opening your heart to gratitude and thankfulness
or do some healing work.
Perform the Yoga Sun Salutation Everyday.
"Through the study of books one seeks God;
by meditation one finds him."
Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
"Religion has actually convinced people that
there's an invisible man, living in the sky, who watches everything
you do, every minute of every day of your life. And he has a list of
ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any, any of
these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and
ash and torture where he will send you to suffer and burn and scream
and cry forever and ever until the end of time!...
But he loves you.
He loves you and he needs money!"
"Death is your truest friend, and you're most
reliable adviser. If you ever have doubts about the course of your
life, you have only to consult your death for proper direction.
Death will never lie to you."