|* ALLOPATHIC *||* HOLISTIC *|
|Focuses on Measurements||Focuses on Experience|
|SYMPTOMS||CAUSES & PATTERNS|
|Disease as Entity||Disease as Process|
|PAIN AVOIDING||PAIN READING|
|General Classified Diagnosis||Specific Individual Needs|
|Technical Tools||Integrated Therapies|
|Remedial / Combative / Reactive||Preventive / Corrective / Pro-Active|
|Crisis Oriented: Occasional Intervention||Lifestyle Oriented: Sustained Maintenance|
|Radical. Defensive.||Natural. Ecological.|
|Medicine As Counter-Agent||Medicine As Co-Agent|
|Side Effects. Chemicals, Surgery, Radiation, Replacement||Low-Risk. Conservative. Organic. Purification, Manipulation, Correction< /td>|
|Emphasis: "CURE"||Emphasis: "HEALING"|
|Speed, Comfort, Convenience||Restoration. Regeneration. Transformation|
|Practitioner as Authority PACIFYING||Practitioner as Educator ACTIVATING|
|Patient as Passive Recipient||Patient as Source of Healing|
|Mechanical / Analytical / Bio-Physical||Systemic / Multi-Dimensional / Body-Mind-Spirit|
|Best For: Infectious Diseases, Trauma, Structural Damage, Organ Failure, Acute Conditions.||Best For: Degenerative, Chronic Stress & Lifestyle Disorders, Toxemia, Glandular Weakness, Systemic Imbalances, Immunity.|
Metaphysically, our subtle energy can be differentiated into 7 layers. Each layer is different in frequency and the denseness of pre-particles from which the energy layers are composed of. They are like key notes on a piano keyboard, many musical octaves line up from the lowest frequency which represents the physical body to the highest ones which represent our spirit. Each energy layer is interconnected by Chakras which are also reception units for external vital force or so called "cosmic energy" too. Layer by layer, the comic energy or "Qi (Chi)" get into our subtle body and the most inner layer connects to the physical body via the "meridian", so called "Jing luo" in the art of acupuncture. Researches proved that the meridians go deep into the cellular nuclei of each organ.
Etheric body is the first layer. It is just close to our skin and is the layer where acupuncture points situated. Training qigong, yoga, Reiki or even crystal therapy are healing arts which affect this layer of energy.
Astral body is the second layer. It may be called as Emotional body. Various stages of emotion affect this layer and get deep to injure any specific organ. It is this subtle body which cause the "Out of Body" or "Near Dead" Phenomenon, at which state one may feel like oneself is out of the physical body until he is rescued from the near dead state when he turn to be himself again. Practicing Qigong by expressing bad emotion out is to purify this layer of energy.
Mental body is the third layer. This layer keep information of rational and morality which one was being raised up since his childhood. Its vibration may cause changes of visceral organ function via autonomic nervous system, hormonal system and immunity system. Treating psycho-physiologic disorder, auto-immune diseases or even cancer should deal with this layer of vibration.
Causal body is the fourth layer. It is a layer which keeps the pass experience in the form of some vibration. As it is called in Buddhism as "Karma". Subconscious training or hypo-therapy is dealing with this layer of vibration.
There are 3 higher layers of energy which vibrates at very high frequency. One may reach these levels via the deep state of meditation so called as "Chana" or doing Vibhasana in the Buddhist way. At such level one may getting to know the "Universal Wisdom".