by Rebecca Poole
I am writing in response to false claims recently made in the media about the safety of Esoteric Chakra-puncture.
I will qualify my response by including my professional background. I have studied a 4 year Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Acupuncture, a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (through the University of Western Sydney), lectured in musculo-skeletal anatomy within an acupuncture degree program as well as writing subjects for the Bachelor of Health Science (acupuncture). I have also worked in several hospitals in China, my first internship was for 6 weeks specialising in acupuncture and then again 4 years later specialising in herbal medicine and gynaecology. I have been in practice for 10 years this November, during which time I have owned a successful clinic where I have employed up to 8 staff including admin, massage therapists, acupuncturists and nutrition medicine practitioners. I would consider myself well respected as a health care practitioner, working with and receiving referrals from GP’s, physios, gynaecologists, IVF specialists and the occasional endocrinologist. I have been practising Esoteric Chakra-puncture for 3.5 years and was part of a small group of qualified acupuncturists who worked with Serge Benhayon in the development of Esoteric Chakra-puncture. I am therefore well equipped to discuss the safety of Esoteric Chakra-puncture.
Esoteric Chakra-puncture, like all other modalities taught through Universal Medicine is based on love and integrity. The utmost care is taken to ensure that practitioners adhere to safe practice with consideration to local and state health and safety regulations. I have also presented during Esoteric Chakra-puncture courses on the skin penetration laws. To even suggest that this form of therapy is unsafe shows absolutely no integrity in reporting.
Through my training and experience I can unequivocally say that Esoteric Chakra-puncture is in fact MORE safe then Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (the most common acupuncture practised in Australia). In Esoteric Chakra-puncture the insertion of needles is extremely gentle and superficial much like traditional Japanese acupuncture and it is unusual to cause any bleeding or injury to the skin. I am not saying that traditional Chinese acupuncture causes physical injury, just simply that Esoteric Chakra-puncture is a far more gentler technique and ABSOLUTELY safe.
As a practitioner of Esoteric Chakra-puncture I can also say that the Code of Ethics that each practitioner commits to as part of their accreditation holds the highest level of care and integrity that I have ever seen.