Beating Cancer & Thriving Via Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Akemi Korahais
Akemi overcame ovarian cancer at the age of 22 through a combination of surgery and Chinese medicine and since then has dedicated the past 12 years of her life to learn everything she can to facilitate healing for her patients.
In this Conscious Conversation, we’ll be exploring how to overcome dis-ease and imbalances in the body via Traditional Chinese Medicine principles. Akemi is a licensed doctor of oriental medicine and practices acupuncture and functional medicine with a soulful twist.
“So, that was when I first saw the word cancer and my name together because I had requested the results be faxed to me directly and I actually got the results when I was at the clinic at the college I was in. I was observing patients and I looked at this piece of paper and it said, at the time my name was Akemi Borjas, it said: Akemi Borjas, Ovarian Cancer.”
“With Chinese medicine one of the things I love about it is people get things from the perspective of there’s the root cause of the problem and then there are the branches. You know, so you can do a branch treatment. A branch can be like a result of a problem.
So, the cancer is the manifestation, for me it was a manifestation, a root problem – something had gone wrong and it just showed up as cancer. Or, most often is headaches is a prime example of a manifestation of something else that is going on more deeply.”
“We came up with a diagnosis, you know this is what’s going on in my body and these are things that we need to get in balance so that the body starts to repair itself because that’s what the body is designed to do. It’s an incredible, elegant, brilliant system.
One of the other things that I love about Chinese medicine is that they would never separate the emotional component from the physical – it’s just not possible. It’s woven into the medicine so when we say we treat the liver, we are treating the liver for both physical, energetic, and emotional component.
So, that whole journey for me was managing the emotions that had got stuck and I was a master of, you know, emotional repression because I did go through a lot of trauma as a child and that I think really was one of the things that triggered that response that created the cancer.”
“Also for me, the practice of realizing that death isn’t the end because I’ve come face to face with my own mortality and my own suffering and also overcoming the impulsive thinking.
What I wanted to go to was, my body betrayed me and my body is bad … being very angry at my body and I had to transmit that and learn how to love myself and my cells because I did really struggle with the, you know, “Oh my god, my body is trying to kill me.
“This experience just forced me to choose to surrender, to choose to trust the people around me that I was going to be taken care of, that I was capable of completing my graduate program, that I would be capable of having a clinical practice and help people, that I could heal myself, that there was purpose and meaning to this suffering. It really was a situation that triggered the metamorphosis, I think.”
“Chi energy can be… it’s very complicated because you know it’s hard to define and we can use the word energy and we can throw the word energy around, but what does that really mean?
That’s one of the things that I am slightly blessed and cursed with a very analytical brain and I remember going … at my college we were learning all these amazing things, there’s these new paradigms that are blowing my mind and I remember learning new things every day at that college … this energy flows here and it goes from one organ to one organ and from one meridian to the other.
Your energy moves throughout your entire body in a 24 hour period. If you have a blockage or stagnation in a particular area that can effect something on another part of the body.”
“Emotions should flow and my husband is known for saying that the only bad emotion is a stuck emotion. It’s a natural part of our process and even biochemically, if we just feel our feelings and are able to go through it, these feelings don’t get stuck in our body and don’t cause problems for us.”
In this Conscious Conversation we’ll be exploring how to overcome disease and imbalances in the body via Chinese medicine principles with Dr. Akemi Korahais. Akemi is a licensed doctor of oriental medicine and practices acupuncture and functional medicine with a soulful twist.
She overcame ovarian cancer at the age of 22 through a combination of surgery and Chinese medicine and since then has dedicated the past 12 years of her life to learn everything she can to facilitate healing for her patients. She specializes in chronic difficult decisions and most of her patients have seen dozens of physicians before connecting with her. Akemi loves to unravel the puzzle of a patient and has an uncanny ability to see the big picture and important, but often overlook details which could be anything from an issue in a genetic pathway to a deficiency at play.
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Works through the body's many energy fields and is used to repattern frequency levels, to recharge sensory receptors, using the breath, sound, light, color, scent. Includes therapies such as Acutonics calibrated tuning forks, tibetan bowls, rhythmic movement, Bioptron full-spectrum light beam treatment, Marcel Vogel's structured crystal light instrument, Scent and Olfactory Therapy, to name a few.
“We know that the body is made up of separate parts, and those parts are made up of smaller parts, and ultimately very small parts or particles; 'the elementary particles that make up matter' can be viewed equally as solid particles or as waves. So everything, including our own body, is made of both particles and waves. And so, if the body is made of waves or vibrations, one could use another vibration to restructure an area of abnormality. It would be like having a tuning fork. When we hit a tuning fork and it starts vibrating, then another tuning fork set at a similar frequency also spontaneously starts to vibrate.”
– Steele Belok, M.D.
Acutonics Healing System - $115 / 50 min.
An energy based, non-intrusive treatment that is similar to acupuncture. Precision calibrated tuning forks are applied to specific acupuncture points to support the body's natural frequencies. The sound waves of the forks vibrate and travel deeply into the body along the energy pathways, effecting human physiology and reaching places not easily accessed by other means. These vibrational sounds stimulate and balance the physical and subtle energy fields, promoting healing and well being.
Prana (Energy) Nada (Sound) Massage - $230 / 100 min.
Experience a nurturing massage combined with energy work and sound healing. This therapy is designed to sooth mind, body,, and spirit by aligning the chakras and open meridians. Key acupoints will be stimulated with the Acutonics Tuning Forks and, along with the body work, will stimulate the lymphatic system to improve metabolism and bring deep relaxation to prepare for the wonderful harmonic sound meditation after the massage is completed. Tibetan bowls, ting shas and the powerful gong are used to relieve emotional and physical stress, aid is detoxification, and promote a deep sense of well being.
Sound and Light - $115 / 50 min.
Medicine of the future—in our specially-designed resonate chair, the rhythmic nature of sound and colored light combine to broaden and deepen your everyday perception, allowing access to the higher mind where troublesome concerns are resolved peacefully without upset or confusion.
Light Works — “Revolutionary Quantum Light Therapy” - $115 / 50 min.
“We are all living photocells”
This rare treatment utilizes the pioneering techniques of Marcel Vogel to transmit crystal energy to the body in an exquisite rainbow of light pulsing from crown to base. The purpose is to open and revitalize the chakra system, while stimulating the flow of quantum energy throughout physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.
Bioptron Polarized Light Therapy - $115 / 50 min.
Today, we know that humans transform light into electrochemical energy. Bioptron Light Therapy uses polarized light—it contains not only one wavelength (like lazer light) but a wide range, including visible light and a portion of the infrared range without UV radiation. Bioptron light has bio-stimulative effects: when applied to the skin, it stimulates light-sensitive intracellular structures and molecules. This initiates biochemical reactions within the cell.
Uses incoherent low energy density that allows light to stimulate various biological processes in a positive way without damaging underlying tissues—pain release!
Accelerates regenerative and reparative processes.
Promotes collagen and elastin formation.
Significantly reduces the appearance of blemishes, scars, and discoloration.
Stimulates metabolism and reinforces immune response.
After a Bioptron Light Treatment, the skin exudes a glowing radiance, feels smoother and looks healthier.
Mind Map Using Color as a Guide - $115 / 50 min.
The mind is always reflected in the body; thus, observing the body is a pathway that reveals inherent characteristics of the inner self and how it is naturally designed to recognize feelings, process thought, and to function without upset or confusion. This process can provide access to unrecognized fears and self-doubts that prevent the fullest expression of self and to our natural abilities, talents, and highest purpose.
Aura and Chakra Analysis - $115 50 min.
Every living organism is surround by an electromagnetic energy field often called an Aura. This field vibrates at different frequencies and reflects your state of mind,l body, and inner being. The Aura Video Station is a Mulimedia Biofeedback Imaging System using the science of biofeedback, color therapy and energy medicine to measure, analyze, and display an accurate representation of your emotional state.
Scent/Olfactory System–What the Nose Knows - $115 / 50 min.
Lara Wright is widely recognized for her highly developed sense of smell and advanced studies of the olfactory system and the psychological aspects of smelling. Developer of botanical-based skin care laboratory.
Like a messenger, an aroma moves through the body's many systems, carrying its own impulse or signal. As we breath in, negative and positive molecules in the air discharge certain olfactory receptors in the nose, firing electrical impulses throughout the limbic system-profoundly effecting the emotional quality of our lives. Everyone has an inherent frequency pattern—like a harmonic cord, signature or voiceprint—which is discernible, not only to animals, but to those humans with a developed sense of smell.
Lara uses her extraordinary gift of smell to detect her client's unique pattern and the places where it may be blocked or disengaged. She then combines rare essential oils into an alchemical aroma to capture the original essence for each person to take home. Recharge and stimulates receptor patterns to clarify emotional upset and mental confusion, making way for new insight and loving relationships. Bring any questions you may have to this session.