David Heilig presents regarding Stone Channel Therapy
A capacity crowd of Yo San University students, faculty and other University friends gathered recently in the Qi Studio to learn about Stone Channel Therapy, an original theory and treatment technique presented by third year student, David Heilig. Having a long term awareness of rocks from his undergraduate training as a geologist and from a prior career as an ecologist with the Department of Agriculture, David developed his hybrid theory and techniques to be consistent with both his knowledge of the origin and physics of the energy of stones as well as with his current training in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Heilig’s Stone Channel Therapy technique is based on the appropriate placement of either hot or cold stones at strategic points on the body for the purpose of restoring the body’s Qi energy. In its current development the technique makes use of two types of stones: Basalt—a rock of volcanic origins which is characterized as a hot stone; and marble, which has oceanic origins and is characterized as a cold stone. Like Traditional Chinese Medicine Heilig’s technique holds as its basis the self-healing potential of the human body and the impact of stimulating energy flow at critical meridian points. The technique has been used to deal with a wide variety of symptoms including among others the common cold, stress/anxiety/ pain, joint and muscular inflammation, edema and neuropathy. The theory and technique are fully articulated in David Heilig’s book, An Acupuncturists Guide to Hot and Cold Stone Channel Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (2011, Barefoot Dharma Press, Long Beach, CA). Heilig has two more books in development that will further expand the theory and process. One book will deal with the selection of stones, and the second will provide an illustrated guide and advanced treatment protocols. For more information contact: Barefoot Dharma@hotmail.com.