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THE CALL TO EVOLVE: letting go, making shifts
I’ve been in practice over 8 years now, and if it’s been a while since you’ve been in, you’ll be intrigued at how I’ve evolved as a practitioner. I’m 47, and with age and experience has come wisdom. Just as we are all on our healing paths, mine has brought wonderful teachers and patients into my life. Each new understanding gets incorporated into my practice in some way. My last article, Vagal Tone: the Intersection of Chiropractic, Nutrition and Emotions summates last year’s “aha” moments, providing a bit of rational behind why I incorporate many different modalities and recommendations in my practice to support you in your healing journey.
This year, my life has taken a more spiritual turn. In those quiet, deeply present moments with you all and with myself, I’ve learned that we are given a body, not only to physically experience the sensations and wonders of life, but also to contribute our valuable, unique viewpoints and talents with which we are to serve and uplift our loved ones and communities. Many have tougher hills to climb than others, but when folks are able to identify current triggers and blockages and see the link to past hardships and emotional pain, your exploration/excavation has the potential to decrease the heaviness and charge attached to these experiences. Bringing light and self compassion to these moments, you can begin to uncover the powerful person that you are and value the qualities or superpowers that emerged in your struggle to survive. This kind of deep healing, forgiveness/self-forgiveness can bring one closer to feelings of wholeness, oneness, a more lasting inner peace, and an inner knowing that feels like wisdom, with each step of letting go.
Dr. Kelly Brogan, holistic and functional medicine psychiatrist, writes, “I believe in fierce grace. And the fierce part comes first, in the form of commitment to a higher level of care – Body, mind and spirit – than most of us are comfortable with. Through this ritual…you send your body a very different signal. A signal that informs a truce. You say, I will prioritize caring for you – nourishing, cleansing, and generally honoring you. And this gesture – even if you don’t even feel it authentically from the start – incites a response. The Body responds with the dissolution of symptoms and early indications that it is, in fact, listening, and that a conversation has begun. But there is a point at which you understand the cosmic hierarchy, and then you bow down to its wisdom and give your Body permission to do its thing, its way. And then your Body shows you where the journey is taking you. A clear Body feels intuitively what is right and what is wrong. And as long as the mind is receptive and not reactive, then there are no longer any mental decisions to make. It all becomes a happening.”
The body is constantly scanning the environment, making determinations of what is safe, what is not safe. As long as your body doesn’t feel safe, it may heal on the surface, but deep/chronic issues still remain. In Green Medicine, Dr. Larry Malerba states that chronic issues are a state of "stubborn inflexibility." Healing chronic issues calls for deep listening and acceptance. In acknowledging symptoms as the body’s best way to survive its circumstances, by improving your nutrition and decreasing toxin exposure while also processing negative/fear-based thoughts into stories of self-forgiveness, love and compassion, you can help the body to feel safe once more. These shifts can be challenging, especially when the body is out of alignment. You can catalyze your efforts with energy work/body work and mind-body therapies, in conjunction with nutrition support. Transformation occurs when your internal conditions change enough so that the symptoms are no longer relevant. Each challenge (whether physical, mental or emotional), each area of resistance or struggle, becomes a lesson, an opportunity for healing, and you realize that life is a journey of your unfolding.
As Anaïs Nin says, “You do not see the world as it is. You see it as you are.” The phenomenon of epigenetics holds that your DNA is merely a blueprint – the cellular environment and signals it receives shapes what the cell builds. At the same time, we also carry the imprint of our ancestors' struggles through our DNA. Our healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual levels becomes not just our own, but the healing of our loved ones who share our DNA and those of future generations. Some may even go so far as to say our healing heals the past as well. Your thoughts in combination with your nutrition and your DNA blueprint, very much shape your cellular makeup, which impacts how you see the world. In Chinese medicine, this phenomenon also also goes the other way – the health of your organs impacts your emotional state and therefore your thoughts.
Given all of these understandings, there are then many entry levels for healing. Niu Health for a New You! impacts patients on every level – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, to support your complex, evolving journey to becoming more of who you are. Part of the physical experience involved with transformation is tuning in, developing an awareness of experiences, stories, foods, toxins and other blockages that keep you in the sympathetic flight/flight survival mode, that keep you from manifesting your best self.
My practice is about clearing blocks and identifying habits that no longer serve you. We help you feel what it feels like to flow, to feel soft, open, unstoppable. Your job is to notice, to see where it is that you contract, tighten, go back into defense. You leave with many tools and clues to support the shifts your body is asking for you to make. When patients walk in the door, I ask, “Who are your symptoms calling you to become? Who do you need to be to no longer have these symptoms?” With increasing self-awareness, you learn to work with, to tame the inner chaos, so that you can heal – rest, detoxify and rebuild a new YOU!
For those folks who have discovered EFT/Tapping and/or who have developed a powerful self reflective/meditative practice, the promise of working through charged emotions is a way of enlightening the heaviness of suffering, to transforming from a place of surviving to touching the creativity that underlies your ability to thrive! Transformation of a wound can lead you to identifying and valuing the superpowers you created as a result of it, which oftentimes gives you clues to your unique purpose in this world.
– Dr. Chris T. Lipat, DC, CFMP, Reiki Master
NEW REIKI MASTER CLASSES IN HONOLULU
Take healing into your own hands! Reiki is an essential modality and philosophy at Niu Health for a New You!
White Light Reiki Level 1: September 8, 2018
White Light Reiki Level 2: September 29, 2018
White Light Reiki Level 3: November 10, 2018
Karuna® Reiki Practitioner Levels 1 & 2: December 1-2 2018
Karuna® Reiki Master: July 14, 2018, or as requested
White Light Reiki Master: July 14, 2018, or as requested
For more information on Reiki classes with Dr. Chris, click here.
New offerings: Periodic Guam Office Hours, Telehealth, and more!
Dr. Chris' license to practice in Guam has been approved!
She will be visiting Guam and treating patients 2-3 times a year. If you have loved ones who would benefit from Dr. Chris' intuitive healing abilities, spread the word. She'll also be teaching Reiki classes. Dr. Chris' next visit to Guam is the 1st 2 weeks of June 2018.
Dr. Chris is also opening up Telehealth consultations by referral only! Lifestyle and nutritional recommendations, neuroemotional work, and reiki are available over the phone for those who are open to this kind of health guidance and support.
Niu Health for a New You! offers a potent, synergistic combination of chiropractic, energetic, emotional and fascial bodywork, along with nutrition and dietary recommendations. Dr. Chris is extending the kama`aina rate of $160 ($30 off) to out of town guests of my patients. Follow up consultations can now be made via Phone!
Get your loved one a "Niu Health for a New You" Gift Card. Choose a New Patient Visit or Basic Deep System Reset. Or register them for an upcoming Reiki workshop! Check out our Square Shop for Gift Card pick up, 1st class mailing, or in-office redemption.
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Niu Health for a New You! is about clearing blocks and identifying habits that no longer serve you. We help you feel what it feels like to flow, to feel soft, open, unstoppable. It is your job to notice, to see when it is you contract, tighten, go back into defense. You leave with many tools and clues to support the shifts your body is asking for you to make.
Who are your symptoms calling you to become?
Who do you need to be to no longer have these symptoms?
– Dr. Chris T. Lipat, DC, CFMP, Reiki Master
Dr. Chris posts cutting edge studies on health regularly on Facebook along with the latest schedule of Reiki classes. Like our page so you can keep up with the latest in holistic health news!
Article highlights include:
How Environmental Toxins Harm the Thyroid
The Marvelous Properties of Gamma Brain Waves
The Tapping World Summit
The Dangers of Acetaminophen
4 Steps Toward Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences
Dr. Joe Dispenza: 5 Simple Steps to Start Your New Year
4 Habits You Didn't Know Were Holding Back Your Brain Performance
The Paleo Autoimmune Protocol and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
There is Even More Evidence That One Type of Exercise is the Closest Thing to a Miracle Drug
The Best Gift You Can Give Your Child
Why Aren't We Talking About the Cognitive Health Crisis?
Studies Find Some of the Highest Values of Aluminum in Human Brain Tissue Yet Recorded in Brains of Autistic Patients
Sometimes Being on Auto is Good: How I Automated My Self Care Practice
How Yoga Can Improve Your Relationship
19 Incredible Science-Based Health Benefits of Regular Sauna Use
Researchers Focusing on Diet as a Major MS Treatment
Our 'Little Brain' Plays a Big Role in Coping With Distress
Migraines Could Be the Body's Way of Protecting the Brain
As with all health promoting approaches, one size does not fit all. Niu Health for a New You! provides personalized recommendations that help you rebuild your resilience more effectively and efficiently. Rather than resorting to quick fixes or stimulatory medicines to help you feel better, we set a solid foundation for healing to help you FUNCTION better in the long term.
INCREDIBLE holistic tune up and profound insight into our bodies' own ability to heal itself. Putting tools into practice; feels amazing to confront, feel and actively contribute and commit to my own unique path of health, vitality and wellbeing. - Facebook Review
Accepting HMSA/Blue Cross PPO & HMAA
Although insurance does not cover a number of the modalities I use during a session (like nutrition, energy work, lifestyle counseling and emotional clearing), some plans will cover the adjustment and a few other components. Check with your carrier to see if they cover chiropractic. Note, I am not in-network with American Specialty Health. I will still be charging an additional co-pay to cover the time and modalities that are not covered by insurance, but at least you can get some reimbursement from your provider. I hope this helps you to get a Deep System Reset more often than you would otherwise!
Come check out Niu Health for a New You! and experience a comprehensive, holistic treatment for yourself. Imagine how a regular treatment regimen could support you in transforming your life for years to come!
E mälama pono!
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Dr. Chris Teaño Lipat DC
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
White Light/Karuna® Reiki Master
Niu Health for a New You!
Lasting results. Minimal visits.
I have been a patient of Dr. Chris for some time now and as in my first visit I (always) walk out of her office feeling "positive," physically, mentally and emotionally! Her Holistic style of Chiropractic Medicine suites me well and I look forward to each visit. I would and have recommended Dr. Chris to one and all... - Antony
I had my first appointment with Dr. Chris yesterday and I could not be more happy with the results. I have suffered from low back pain as well as pain in my left leg for years and after just one visit the pain in my leg and back have diminished significantly. Dr. Chris gives you the time and attention that is missing from most health care providers today. She took the time to listen to my concerns and was very comprehensive in her approach with me. I can't wait to go back for my second appointment. Thank you for the work you do, Dr. Chris!!! - Natalie
Transformative! Cleared my vertigo in one session. It's always a great experience. - Linda
It's amazing how I've learned to be so in tune with my body after having several sessions with Dr.Chris! After not having seen Dr.Chris in several months, I knew I was ready for an adjustment, as I was feeling 'achy' and 'sluggish'...I'm grateful for practitioners like Dr.Chris who take into consideration the 'whole' person, realizing it's not just how you feel physically, but what you eat, when/how you eat, how you think and how you feel emotionally and psychologically that affects your 'being'..so thank you Dr. Chris!! I'll see you in 6 weeks! - Jan