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The photo shows a close-up of a head which is hold by the hands of Christine Wagner. She is practising the Cortex technique at a client on a BodyTalk Access Training.

What is BodyTalk?

Our body is constantly synchronizing internal processes for optimal health. If this interaction is disrupted, the systems in the body can no longer communicate properly with each other. They become imbalanced, which can have a negative effect on our well-being and health.


The BodyTalk method restores the connection between physical and physiological processes. The BodyTalk method also addresses belief patterns or emotionally charged experiences. During a BodyTalk Balance, the therapist strives to stimulate the human being's innate ability to self-regulate and to strengthen resilience and vitality in the long term.


Questions & answers
about BodyTalk

What is energy medicine?

Everything in life is about vibration – Albert Einstein not only revolutionized modern physics, but also the general understanding of how processes are directly interconnected.

Energy medicine uses the results of modern quantum physics and builds on the traditional medical systems of China and India. Asian medicine assumes a universal life force and energy centres in the body. It thus takes a holistic view of life processes and their effects. Energy medicine is the basis of the BodyTalk System.

When our body talks to us

The close connection between the body and well-being is reflected in numerous sayings. For example, when we are sad we have a ‘lump in our throat’, when we are nervous we feel ‘a knot in our stomach’, and when we feel abandoned we have ‘a broken heart’.


Our body lets us know when something is wrong. And sometimes we need support to talk to it: that is BodyTalk. With every bit of attention we pay to our body and every conversation we have with it, we not only get closer to the issue that may be blocking us, but also to ourselves.

The photo shows an illustration. In the center is a girl, surrounded by speech bubbles. In the bubbles is text. The text is about how body and mind correspond. Example: Skin. All of these toxins are getting under my skin.

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Reading tip

Evaluation of BodyTalk, a novel mind-body medicine, for chronic pain treatmen

(in the Journal of Pain Management, 2014, pp. 279-290)

Authors: Laura L Stuve, Honghu Liu, Jie Shen, Jill Gianettoni, and Janet Galipo

The objective of this study was to evaluate BodyTalk, a novel system of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), for the treatment of chronic pain. The study investigated whether people with chronic pain conditions showed improvements in pain, emotional factors, and overall health measures following 8 weekly distance BodyTalk treatments using the on-line Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS). The study evaluated 36 subjects, randomized into a treatment (N=19) and a control group (N=17) using a single-blinded design in Phase I, followed by a crossover Phase II where the control subjects were treated. Subjects completed PROMIS assessments to self-report on their pain levels and other factors prior to, throughout the course of treatment, and 3 months post-treatment. The blinded treatment group showed significant improvements compared to the control group for pain level (p=0.0486), anxiety (p=0.034), and satisfaction with social role measures (p=0.035). Fatigue, overall physical and mental health showed significance in the pooled treatment group data. This initial evaluation of BodyTalk suggests that this mind-body CAM system is effective in reducing pain level as well as emotional symptoms associated with long-term chronic pain. A larger scale replication study with strong statistical power is warranted to validate and confirm these preliminary findings.

You can purchase this Study via Nova Publishers:

The personal path to complementary medicine

A portrait of Dr Brenda Davies, a British doctor, in the German Medical Journal shows her experiences with energy medicine and how it changed her work.

BodyTalk strengthens cognitive skills

The report of Christine McNair, physiotherapist and BodyTalk practitioner, shows how BodyTalk affects pupils in a primary school in Johannesburg/South Africa.

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