Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the original “wholistic” medicine practices and affirms that all our bodily functions are connected and work together – physiologically, neurologically and emotionally. 

The theory of acupuncture and acupressure, as used in TCM for thousands of years, is that our bodies contain 12 meridians through which energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”) flows. Designated acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system which releases chemicals into our spinal cord, muscles and brain. These chemicals, in turn, stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and aid in physical and emotional well-being.

TCM also connects specific body functions to emotions and our mental state of being, thus it makes sense that our positive or negative self-talk can greatly affect our body’s ability to heal. 

Based on these proven theories, I created an affirmation practice called Divinity Testing. We consider the location of aches, pains and ailments and connect the emotions which may influence that condition. Then, we assign a Divinity affirmation to be practiced and repeated in an effort to help rebuild neurological pathways and aid in deep vibrational healing.

Following are some examples of common chronic conditions, the corresponding emotions which may be holding you back from healing, and the recommended Divinity affirmation:

Upper back pain: According to TCM theory, this may portray a lack of emotional support, feeling unloved and/or holding back love. 

Affirmation: “I love and approve of myself. Life supports and loves me.”

Fungus within the body: This could mean stagnated beliefs, refusing to release the past or letting the past rule today. 

Affirmation: “I live in the present moment, joyous and free.”

Headaches: May manifest from invalidating self or self-criticism and fear. 

Affirmation: “I love and approve of myself. I see myself with eyes of love. I am safe.”

Shoulder pain: This could represent an inability to carry life experiences joyously. We make life a burden by our attitude. 

Affirmation: “I choose to allow all my experiences to be joyous and loving.”

Divinity Testing is applied as a complementing therapy in conjunction with other integrative medicine practices. It demonstrates the power of our heart and mind in helping us heal and further bridges eastern philosophy with western technology. Divinity Testing helps connect all the body’s frequencies and demonstrates the power greater awareness has in self-healing. 

Elysia Ashley is a holistic practitioner and a certified spiritual psychologist with Liquid Gold Plasma located at LUZwave in Palm Desert. She can be reached at (760) 537.3300. For more information, visit

Sources: 1) W Xie, CJ Ju, Research into the black box method for meridians and it significance: J Nanjing University Traditional Chinese Med, 18 (2002) pp. 171-174; 2) XL Hu, XL Cheng, The Soul of Gold Needle- The Study of Meridians, Science and Technology Publishing Company of Hunan, Changsha, China (1997) p. 48; 3) CZ Lin, YX Zhang, Meridian Medicine: The Decode of Meridians Cipher Code, Dalian Publishing House, Dalian (2007); 4) YK Xie, HQ Li, WH Xiao, The study of neurological characteristics of meridian and PSC. Sci China B, 25 (1995) pp. 721-731 

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