The beat of the drum is more than to just get your feet moving – drumming heals. Rooted in indigenous cultures for millennia, drumming has been used to treat a variety of ailments. The challenge is to incorporate these ancient wisdom practices with modern-day Chinese medicine.
The five elements of Chinese medicine act as a bridge to bring these two medicines together. The elements contain both shamanic and classical Chinese medicine aspects and these perspectives are intertwined to realize their use clinically. Each element has a specific drum beat to strengthen the organs, treat disease patterns, and balance the emotions. These beats are combined with the Shamanic Journey beat to enhance the healing. The vibrations of the drum resonate through the tissues and organs, opening the acupuncture channels and activating the body’s healing ability.
Drum healing can be used on its own or in combination with acupuncture. When used with acupuncture, the drum rhythms stimulate the needles to enhance the treatment.
CT Holman teaches the five element and Shamanic Journey beats internationally. Experience the rhythms reverberating in your body and the powerful transformation, as the class drums together. By the end of each course, participants will have a foundation of drum healing they can apply to their own healing journey and to their patients. Individual lessons are also available.
A CD of Chinese Medicine Drum Treatments is now available. To learn more, click here.