My Natural Health Science System (NHSS) consists of a synthesis of all the components of my practice and my lifestyle over the course of 45 years. Although retired now from naturopathic practice, the following components still serve as the paving stones for the pathway of my daily existence: the basic principles of healthful, all-natural diet, strategic nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, cell salts, homeopathy, Vital-Chi Skin-Brushing, hydrotherapies, healthful sunbathing, stretching exercises, chi kung (qigong) exercise, deep breathing exercises, acupoint therapy and other forms of self-directed therapeutic bodywork.
Additionally, I use invaluable supportive technologies as needed, including molecular hydrogen inhalation, pulsed electromagnetic fields therapies, quadrapolar magnet therapy, scalar light wave therapy and rife frequency therapy. My basic premise in teaching the NHSS has always been that each person should have the knowledge and skills to preserve good health and to be a skillful healer within one’s own home.
I began developing the art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing (SPE) in the 1990′s. SPE (deep psychospiritual work with customized essential oil blends and gemstone essences) is actually the psychospiritual counterpart of my NHSS. Ideally, the two systems are used in concert. They are completely interactive and I often integrate the techniques of both systems to create powerful therapeutic protocols.
The separation between mind, body and spirit is an artificial one whose origins can be traced back to the influence of René Descartes, the 17th century philosopher and mathematician, who described the human body as a machine, and whose writings served as the most influential philosophical framework for a mechanistic approach to physiology. This incorporation of Descartes’ mechanistic view into the practice of modern medicine is responsible for a complete misunderstanding of the true nature of health and disease, as well as for incalculable levels of avoidable illness and needless suffering. Holistic medicine is essentially an effort to counter the influence of Descartes’ mechanistic view.
After years of intense naturopathic practice, I came to the conclusion that separation from one’s true, inner nature is one of the primary roots of disharmony on both physical and emotional levels. The soul is the origin and domain of this true, inner nature. Thus, the resolution of this estrangement from the inner point (the point where one’s self interfaces with spirit) and from daily guidance by one’s intrinsic soul nature is as essential a priority in healing as is dietary change and other elements of naturopathic therapeutics.
On the other hand, a devitalized, dysfunctional physical body impedes momentum toward deep, psycho-spiritual healing. The body, the ‘temple of the soul,’ is the substrate for the living soul. Deep, lasting progress of a soul-level healing process requires optimal incarnation of the soul into the body’s tissues. Ideally, every cell of the body is ensouled. Cancer cells are an example of poorly incarnated cells. Accordingly, the best outcomes in SPE work are experienced by those who are engaged in a parallel pursuit of physical wellness. The integration of NHSS and SPE work is an instance where parallel lines do actually meet.
Having studied and taught scientific disciplines for many years, I naturally wanted SPE to be (in the way that my NHSS is to physical health and vitality) a highly organized and disciplined approach to deep, soul-level healing.
I’m pleased to see that today many of my experienced SPE students are able to employ a great deal of nuanced cross-correlation and creative interpretation regarding essential oil selections for customized blends. The more time one invests in the practice of the art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing, the deeper and more profound one’s understanding becomes of the oils and gemstone essences used in soul-level healing work. In turn, the resultant blend and gem essence protocols become more powerful, dynamic and imbued with greater potential to help transform a person’s soul state from stuckness and fragmentation to self-actualization and wholeness.
If you’re interested in both achieving vibrant physical wellness and learning the basics of SPE blending and soul-level therapeutics, then the NHSS/SPE Membership Program is for you.
This membership program will provide you with guidance on the basic theory and practice for both of NHSS and SPE, ultimately integrated, systems. In the members-only newsletter and the members-only classes, I will present important aspects of both the content and process of the NHSS and SPE.
NHSS will include instruction in healthful natural diet and cooking, strategic nutritional supplementation, Vital Chi Skin-Brushing, naturopathic hydrotherapies, herbal medicine, cell salts, homeopathy, acupoint therapy, chi kung exercise (chi kung is actually apart of both the NHSS and SPE) and much more.
SPE will include the in-depth study of specific essential oils and gemstone essences, guided blending exercises, case-study analysis work, the basics of blend formulation, interactive cosmic light projections, and more.
*For those interested in specializing in the art of SPE, I will be presenting training courses dedicated exclusively to SPE that NHSS/SPE members will be able to register for at a discounted tuition rate.
The member-only classes are constructed to accommodate anyone from beginners through advanced NHSS/SPE students. If you would like to begin your learning process now, here are some preliminary resources to consider:
- Start learning about the inner nature of 122 different essential oils using Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils
- Use the Spiritual PhytoEssencing (SPE) Repertory Of Essential Oils to help determine relevant essential oils for individualized custom essential oil blends.
- The Six Elements and the Chakras are key archetypes to identify in deep soul-level healing work. Accordingly, my Six Element Chakra Workbook is an important resource.
- Dr. Berkowsky’s Vital Chi Skin-Brushing book. My Vital-Chi Skin-Brushing System is powerful and invaluable in any vibrant health-building protocol.
- Obtain high-quality essential oils for SPE blending.
Please feel free to write to me if you have any questions.
– Dr. Bruce Berkowsky