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Dr. Bradley Nelson

Unlocking Your Body's Ability to Heal Itself

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The Body Code by Dr. Bradley Nelson is a comprehensive guide to identifying and releasing trapped emotional energy that can cause physical and emotional issues. It offers practical techniques for achieving optimal health and wellbeing.

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    There are a few principles that guide the methods we’ll explore in this Blink, so it makes sense to begin with the basics.

    First, from his decades of chiropractic practice, the author has concluded that the subconscious mind understands the underlying causes of any symptoms of mental or physical illness in the body. As chiropractic medicine is based on the premise that neurological inhibition through physical imbalance is often the cause of pain or disease, these imbalances can also have emotional or psychological causes. Thus health is a complex balance among emotional, physical and spiritual elements.

    The author further concludes from his research into energetic fields that the human body is deeply affected by energy — emotional, physical, and spiritual. His healing method addresses all three, as blockages and imbalances in energy fields can cause human suffering. In this system, everything, from depression and loneliness to severe or chronic illness or a lack of abundance and fulfilling relationships, is caused by energy imbalances, and the subconscious mind holds the answers to all of them.

    Ultimately, belief is at the heart of this healing method – belief that healing is possible, and that once the underlying cause is addressed, the body has the natural ability to heal itself. In other words, symptoms are your body’s alarm system, not necessarily disease in themselves. For instance, depression, the author asserts, is a message from the body about an underlying imbalance that needs to be resolved. Whether a deficiency in a key nutrient or an inability to create sufficient serotonin, it is those imbalances that result in what is diagnosed as depression. 

    Finally, this method relies on a spiritual context — the author offers it as divinely inspired, and urges that prayer and an attitude of love and gratitude are necessary to use the techniques successfully. The method also incorporates some principles of quantum physics, noting that since physical matter is composed of energetic particles, the body is fundamentally made of energy and sensitive to energetic interventions. That’s why energetic healing is so effective, according to the author: spirit provides the template for the physical body.

    With these fundamental principles firmly in mind, it’s time to dive into the methods.

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    What is The Body Code about?

    The Body Code (2023) is a companion book to The Emotion Code and presents the author’s comprehensive system for finding and clearing energy blockages and trapped emotions that cause discomfort and disease. Only by releasing these blockages and imbalances can the body’s natural ability to heal itself be fully realized.

    The Body Code Review

    The Body Code (2011) by Dr. Bradley Nelson is a fascinating exploration into the connection between our emotions and physical health. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • Offering a comprehensive understanding of the body's energy system, it equips readers with the knowledge to identify and release emotional blockages that may be causing physical ailments.
    • Through real-life case studies and practical techniques, the book empowers individuals to take control of their well-being and experience true healing.
    • With its engaging storytelling and eye-opening discoveries, The Body Code ensures that readers won't find a dull moment in unraveling the secrets of the mind-body connection.

    Who should read The Body Code?

    • Those looking for mind-body healing techniques that anyone can learn
    • People looking for an easy way to release emotional baggage or address chronic symptoms
    • Self-help lovers looking for healing methods based on intuition and the subconscious mind

    About the Author

    Bradley Nelson is a chiropractor and energetic healing practitioner who has authored two books on the topic of self-healing. He is a sought-after international speaker and workshop leader on topics of energetic psychology and self help.

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    What is the main message of The Body Code?

    The main message of The Body Code is that our bodies hold the key to our physical and emotional health.

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    Is The Body Code a good book? Is it worth reading?

    The Body Code is a valuable read for anyone interested in holistic health. It provides insights and actionable techniques to improve physical and emotional well-being.

    Who is the author of The Body Code?

    The author of The Body Code is Dr. Bradley Nelson.

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