230872 Clapping Hands Therapy for Holistic Health

Monday, November 8, 2010

Douglas Chung, MSW, MA, PhD , Asian Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Ling Xing, MA , Department of English, Yunnan University, Kunming, China
Ling Xing, MA , Department of English, Yunnan University, Kunming, China
Clapping Hands Therapy (CHT) is a specialized form of energy detoxification using the clapping hands as a therapeutic tool. This modality is designed to reframe the self, others, events, and detoxify the human body for physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and public health. This addresses stress reduction, energy promotion, physical, emotional, mental, spiritual functional maintenance and enhancement, self-esteem, personal confidence, group cohesion and public well-being. Clapping Hands Therapy is designed to serve as an effective detoxification in our daily life in response to an unfriendly environment. As an inside out therapeutic approach, it aims to cleanse the individual energy systems based on reflexology. According to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), palms, ears, and feet are areas of reflex human health. Palms, therefore can enable the individual to assess the health, heal the diseases, and develop human potential. Clapping hands has many therapeutic functions that should be noted and utilized as preventive, therapeutic, and developmental approach for holistic health. It is one of the effective ways of energy management to cleanse one's energy for holistic health and total well-being. It has served as a perfect complimentary therapy for any other energy therapies, particularly for people with chronic fatigue, chronic disease, stress, anxiety, cancer, and addictions for detoxification. Participants will experience the differences of palms' color and iridological changes between the before and the after the clapping hands. Conclusions and implications will be discussed

Learning Areas:
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health
Provision of health care to the public
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
1. To define Clapping Hands Therapy as foundation training for the energy management series for all age groups and different focus groups. 2. To assess the readers self awareness of their polluted energy systems in various energy dimensions from physical, emotional, mental to spiritual as a natural assessment for their overall health promotion (self assessment functioning). 3. To provide the readers’ personal healing experience during their practice of clapping hand therapy as a self care approach (healing functions). 4. To meditate and review any obstacles/difficulties encountered during the life as self care among the group participants such as emotional, mental and spiritual pollutions to the self. 5. To assist the participants to document their personal health awareness, understanding of the self, internal healing/detoxification experience and their own strength for potential development and overcome their encountered difficulties.

Keywords: Alternative Medicine/Therapies, Self-Management

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a tenured and full professor at Grand Valley State School of Social Work and serve as Executive Director of the Asian Center of Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have been practicing and teaching Clapping Hand Therapy for 15 years and am dedicated to promoting public health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.