Medicine: On The Move Can you imagine your doctor saying “Take two dance classes and call me in the morning”? Or what if your prescription for pills was written for play instead? With modern research verifying the benefits of intention and movement, this is the sort of health care reform we can all get behind.
hat if health is a creative process? And what if vitality isn’t a pill or a cream, but something we create from the inside out? A new school of thought that has been building momentum for some years now believes that healthy lives are something we can create for ourselves. Consensus is building across disciplines from quantum physics to holistic medicine that all life is a form of energy in motion. And more and more, the realization is that movement, or lack thereof, is the key to either a life of ease, or dis-ease. Stuck energy can take many forms, from the vertebrae that need a chiropractor’s touch, to misplaced trauma or emotional baggage that respond to the more subtle vibrations of energy medicine or Reiki. The commonality among energy movement arts is that the mind-body connection is primary, and that any practice that brings the mind into the present moment, where it can be one with the body, supports optimal health. What’s even more exciting is the thought that as conscious lifestyles evolve to include more intentional movement, heightened intuition, and evolutionary nutrition, healthier people will emerge. We think that this is an interesting trend, and one well worth exploring for our readers, especially in light of our motto, “movement for a better world.” We’ve chosen two areas of focus, the current state of dance movement therapy, and epigenetic medicine—fields where momentum is building towards new models in health care. by mark metz
Illustrations by Einat Peled
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