Psych-K in Portland
One of the core principles of naturopathic medicine is an understanding that optimal health is not merely a function of the body’s systems. The interaction between mind, body and spirit has a profound influence on how we feel. Most of us understand the influence of our conscious thought on health but unconscious beliefs which we are not even aware of impact us every day. Psych-K, short for Psychological Kinesiology, is an exciting treatment option that allows us bring the unconscious beliefs that are negatively impacting our health out into the open to affect a lasting change.
Dr. Tufenkian is a highly skilled Psych-K practitioner utilizing the technique to treat a variety of issues in her Portland practice.
How it works
Most of our brain is devoted to unconscious thought, and it is these unconscious thoughts and beliefs we have about ourselves that can have such a negative effect on our health. In a groundbreaking book, The Biology of Belief, cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton describes our beliefs as a form of energy that affects the cell membrane, creating health or disease within our cells. Just like physical pollutants in our environment, emotions and beliefs can be toxic and impact the way our body’s cells function.
Psych-K utilizes the mind/body interface of kinesiology (muscle testing) to access the subconscious mind, and bring unconscious beliefs into the open. This method has been proven to be efficient and effective in altering patients’ understanding of themselves and their behavior.
The experience of Psych-K is profound. Once patients release the negative thought patterns that are blocking their goals, they find they are able to make changes quickly and live healthier and easier lives.