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Read About My Health Journey

My health journey has been a long road. The last significant detriment to my health was having two mini-strokes in my mid-thirties.

My pain has existed on all levels, from the soul, mental, emotional, energetic, and physical.

From searching worldwide for answers, I’ve experienced three specific tools I have found brought me the furthest fastest.

Having answers is only part of the release from pain. The transformation from doing the work it takes to evolve from pain is the other side of the coin.

It’s easy to say just let it go.

We are complex, and in being so, we exist and survive because our subconscious design is to survive. However, the subconscious will also deny letting go because it thinks we are in danger.

Just because your conscience wants the change doesn’t mean your subconscious can make it happen. And the mind consciously needs to be trained to make it happen.

However, it can happen. It does happen. It has happened to me.

It takes a lot of effort and persistence to heal the body and mind long term. But, getting to a place that releases the pain is magnificent and worth all of the action.

Healing the mind and body is also accompanied by a lot of change in lifestyle on all levels. These changes can be challenging for many people comfortably and in their beliefs about themselves and life.

There is a lot to consider.

And then there is Eastern knowledge of healing that separates the mundane
answers to pain that do not naturally resolve it and leave you with additional issues not originally there. If you understand what I am saying here, you will understand why the alternative path opens and becomes interesting when all things sought to solve pain have not worked.


The three things I talked about earlier that helped me the most out of all of the modalities I tried in the United States and around the globe with healers and practitioners of all kinds were in the alternative field.

The first was plant medicine. The medicine in these plants was not the answer; however, it gave me many explanations, insights, and access to solutions.

It showed me the possibilities I would later have to work on diligently to achieve. It helped me unload massive amounts of past trauma. It grounded me and connected me to a new mind. However, alone it was not enough.

The second practice I took on and did religiously – daily was Chi Kung. Static Chi Kung. Chi is energy, and Kung is cultivation.

Practicing Chi Kung provided me with a re-calibration of my nervous system. It also allowed me serenity and deep relaxation that accessed internal hormones.

Over time the feeling generated sensations better than drugs. It allowed me to access and get high on my supply, literally.

The third was eastern bodywork. Eastern knowledge came with stretches and breathing techniques that opened my mind and body little by little and enhanced my energy.

The bodywork itself opened and cleared traumas, energy blocks, misaligned bones,
released nerves, muscles, deep scar tissue, and more. It reconstituted my organs to return to health. My endocrine system started to work correctly.

Patterning in the body, in the subconscious, is powerful. Therefore, the time it took to make changes from the wrong patterns was long and complex.

My lifetime built up the list of issues. But, without being wordy over this in-depth subject, I can say the goal of Eastern bodywork is to unwind the damage in the body to return to a free state, something like returning the body to its youthful abilities.

There is not much I have not tried on this healing journey. I am proud to be where I am today. But, the work is never over. It is forever the aim to achieve good functional health, and this requires work, awareness, and knowledge.

The mind holds pains, and so does the body. Therefore the first two tools are to develop the mind specifically, although they have profound changes in the body. The third tool of eastern bodywork healing is for the body to the mind. It is reverse engineering.

Meditation was the staple base I had before encountering these tools, which allowed me to go further faster in each of the three areas. For this, I am grateful. Meditation trains the mind. Correct practice must teach reason because we arrive in life with only an instinct of survival as the body’s natural state. The brain does not come developed and requires cultivating. Therefore, the brain-mind senses must have proper training.

Meditation is complex for many to understand or to use as a tool. However, there is much to gain from the variety of practices. I enjoy this area very much; I met my wife in meditation.

Meditating allows me to be a more patient parent. In addition, my overall personality improved and softened, so the type A person I am is more approachable.

Now you can see many things can create pain. For example, it is painful not to understand something.

Having guidance is helpful, and having a community to support you is motivating. Only you can decide what you’re willing to do, and if you are eager to leave pain for knowledge, we are here for you.

Matthew Ancira

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