How Does Psychosomatic Energetics Work? (Part I)

As the discoverer of Psychosomatic Energetics, I am asked three questions time and again: “How did you hit upon the homeopathic complexes with which emotional conflicts are healed?” and “Does Psychosomatic Energetics get along with classical homeopathy?” The third question is: “How does Psychosomatic Energetics (PSE) work, anyway, and how does it heal?” That the method works is essentially no longer questioned. Permanently dissolving and healing emotional conflicts with homeopathic compound remedies has quickly established itself in many naturopathic practices as a standard therapeutic procedure. Still, many are unclear on how this healing comes about, and which other therapies this method is compatible with. This applies especially to Bach Flowers and classical homeopathy, but also to resonating homeopathic substances on certain hosts.

The discovery of the PSE homeopathic complexes was a lengthy process extending over many years. I have described the process in detail in the PSE manual, but it cannot be reiterated here for reasons of space. In the search for compound remedies, it quickly became obvious that there were two factors that were crucial to achieving optimum lasting conflict healing. Consideration of these two factors was also the basis for the composition of the forty homeopathic emotional remedies (Emvita®). The first factor has to do with the fact that emotional conflicts are made up of a bundle of differing emotional facets that, although they can be subsumed under a main heading (the superordinate conflict theme), are still too multi-layered to be adequately rendered by a single homeopathic agent.

Those who observe themselves carefully when a strong emotion surfaces can confirm that a primary emotion such as Rage is mixed with variants thereof into a variegated potpourri – i.e. anger, wrath, hatred, for instance. Added to this are feelings of a different kind, but which are felt at the same time and join up with the main feeling, e.g. desperation, shame or sorrow. Thus, in order to be able to realistically render an emotional conflict, an appropriate compound remedy needs to contain differing yet related homeopathics that vary the emotional conflict theme and thereby represent it comprehensively.

The second quality that distinguishes an emotional conflict has to do with its subtle-body anchoring. A conflict acts like an independent computer program that, like a computer virus or an incompatible subprogram, disrupts the human software. In the spiritual tradition, this software is designated as Aura or Ch’I or Ether; this field-like envelope of life force guides both our mental and physical constitution. This energy field thus has a psychosomatic dynamism, and one can go so far as to declare that there can be no psychosomatics without the direct participation of the life force. This makes it clear why every conflict affects body and mind, which means that conflict treatment must always be holistic therapy.

According to both psychoanalysis and modern trauma research, the actual cause of most psychosomatic disorders is based on subconscious past traumas (conflicts) that have not been fully processed. Some explanation is needed for a better understanding of conflicts. The above comparison to a computer virus elucidates the subversive and secretive nature of conflicts. To be sure, many people suspect that there might be a conflict lurking behind their emotional and physical ailments, but it cleverly conceals itself from them, making auxiliary resources necessary – such as PSE testing – to bring them into the light of day.

Because of the denial phenomenon, conflicts cannot be effectively recognized by normal consciousness. This includes querying in the context of classical homeopathy (Repertorization). Homeopaths will sometimes deny this, since they claim to take subconscious matter such as dreams into account during remedy determination. Yet my practice experience clearly shows that that is not usually the case, since a homeopathic single remedy prescribed for the patient by a classical homeopath has nothing to do with the PSE conflict theme most of the time. It seems to me that classical homeopath fails to clear the first hurdle – namely the subconscious nature of the conflict and its tendency to conceal and deny itself.

subtle bodiesGetting back to the subtle-body aspect, man’s life force envelope (according to ancient spiritual tradition) is made up of four Aura layers (vital, emotional, mental, causal). Now, according to PSE, the conflict likewise has all four Aura layers that its host human does (see image). Since from the homeopathic viewpoint every subtle-body level is resonantly coupled with a higher potentiation, one cannot, logically, treat a conflict (with its various Aura components) with just a single homeopathic potentiation, but rather one needs different (in part extremely high) potentiations in order to respond resonantly to the various parts the conflict is made up of.

The emotional remedies thus contain various potentiations, including some very high ones such as LM18 and C800, needed for the highest Aura levels. Even though the composition might seem strange to many a classical homeopath, the nature of the conflict nevertheless demands it, even if it violates rules of homeopathic orthodoxy: one must proceed in this manner in order to capture all subtle-body vibrational levels. Experience shows that this approach leads to success – and only this approach, because only the perfectly right vibrational remedy will completely heal the conflict, like a safe that opens only if you first dial in the right number sequence.

In addition, the emotional remedies use yet another homeopathic trick: a dilution sequence. According to my research, the potency of a D21 vibrationally resembles the basic tincture and latently contains all other potencies, which leads to a particularly broad action spectrum. Hans Heinrich Reckeweg, discoverer of homotoxicology, realized that dilution sequences such as D4, D6, D12, D30 have a much wider effect than single remedies. Also, Reinhard Voll (electroacupuncture testing) noticed that the same patient, on different days, could react to different potentiations of the same homeopathic. The D21 dilution sequence thus makes available all needed potencies in the respective emotional remedy. It is self-evident that, because of its wide action, the single remedy in D21 is at the same time the actual primary homeopathic remedy of the respective complex. It acts directly on the primary emotion that characterizes a conflict.

Accordingly, assembling the emotional remedies into a complex was a matter of much diligent work, a mixture of repertorization (technical term for searching through homeopathic reference works) and repeated patient energy testing. Initial therapeutic experience with emotional remedies was astounding because, despite the long application time (months) and administration of the highest potentiations, there was not a trace of a homeopathic pharmacological picture, which usually tends to surface after a while whenever high-potency homeopathics are given over a longer period of time. It took a while and required some deliberation, plus repeated energy testing, before it became clear that the emotional remedies were being totally absorbed by the conflict, much like a black hole sucks in all the light in its vicinity. This is why the emotional remedies don’t evoke any systemic effects in patients, and thus why no pharmacological picture arises. Strictly speaking, therefore, the emotional remedies can’t really be called homeopathics – even though they are homeopathic complexes – because their application does not fully comply with Hahnemann’s precepts.

Current single-remedy homeopathics, on the other hand, do not act on the conflict – or do so partially at best, and not deeply enough.1 Yet they do work on another level, as Similimum, by acting on the patient’s entire life force. This total life force (a field that surrounds the patient – see illustration) is indirectly impaired and disturbed by a conflict. Of course it makes more sense to start with the primary disturbance source (namely the conflict), but harmonizing the patient’s overall life force with single-remedy homeopathics also has its points: the patient feels an immediate effect much more rapidly while at the same time being comprehensively harmonized. The two therapies can be combined to good effect, using a well repertorized single remedy for quick patient-satisfying effects while the emotional remedy melts away the conflict in a process that takes several months. Summing up, I can say that any misgivings that classical homeopaths may have regarding the parallel application of PSE are utterly out of place – in fact, it can even be said that both therapies supplement one another wonderfully.

This goes for Bach Flowers as well, which can be rated similarly to homeopathic single remedies, although they act more in the causal region due to their very fine and high vibration. With Bach Flowers in particular, one can see that it therapeutic action is short-term because its approach does not causally heal the conflict, and its weak effect tends to become polypragmatic when a number of flower essences have to be combined. On the other hand, the combination of PSE’s emotional remedies and Bach Flowers works fantastically well, because the drawback of PSE’s lengthy conflict elimination is tempered (and subjectively compensated for the patient) by the rapid onset of the Bach Flowers’ effects........

Continued in Part II

© Reimar Banis, M.D., Austria

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  1. How Does Psychosomatic Energetics Work? (Part II) | Healing Base on December 8th, 2011 12:59

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