Vitality and wholeness are what we aim for in holistic health.
Hi, welcome to the Flow-of-Light Natural Health. I am Dr. Helen Shih, founder and manager of this office. I am glad and grateful to be connected to you on your path of healing.
A short bio of who I am and what I do: I am a teacher and practitioner of holistic health and wholesome living. I offer consultation sessions and healing classes to help you learn how you can stay healthy, what to do when you are ill, how to get back on track, and move towards vitality and wholeness.
I started the study of Yoga in 2000 and since them, have practiced in holistic health since 2005, when I worked in a Wellness Center in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, I was an associate professor and a medical physicist at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Before I moved to the holistic field, my profession work was in medical imaging and radiation therapy of cancer.
While in the cancer center, I started to become interested in holistic medicine. In searching for better ways to attend cancer and other illnesses, I studied alternative health solutions and body-mind techniques. I was certified in Colorpuncture (using light for acupuncture meridian), Quantum Healing, regression therapy, Soul Coaching, body-mind and energy medicine techniques. This process took more than 12 years to develop and it is still unfolding along this path.
I have a strong connection with the eastern traditions including the Chinese medicine. I teach meditation (including Zen mindfulness), Tai Chi (a form of energy movement), and have a deep appreciation of traditional healing practices, such as in Buddhism, Daoism (the original Chinese form), Hinduism, Christianity, Shamanism (Native American form), to name a few.
My scientific background in medical imaging and cancer therapy helped me develop an imaging system for evaluating the body-energy field or Chi ("气“ in Chinese term). My father and I were co-inventors of the infrared-imaging system used in holistic health [Ref. 1] that I refer to as the "Bio-Energy Scan". As part of my practice, I continue to combine the ancient traditions along with scientific methodology of research.
I am very grateful to be able to work with some of the most brilliant scientists and physicians in academic medicine. Learning from and interacting with gifted healers also expanded my understanding of health and opened up my intuitive and innate ability to see things beyond the physical domain. To me, medicine is both science and art, and requires balancing both analytical skills and creative expression. Therefore, medicine is incomplete without acknowledging and reconnecting us to the sacred source of healing (the spiritual domain).
The future of medicine is about wellness and health, and has to move away from only look at diseases (which is the current disease-care model). Regaining understanding of the deeper layers of the healing process is critical in helping people maintain the health. I set up my life work to help more people realign and reconnect themselves to higher callings, and to restore vitality and wholeness on the path of healing.
On a lighter side, I enjoy reading, writing, and nature. I also love animals, plants, rocks and crystals in particular. I have visited many nature and sacred places where our ancestors have deeper connection and greater respect of the Divine. I teach a form of energy movement that combines Tai Chi, Yoga, and dance, in helping people become more aware of their body energy and open up free flow of energy channels. It is fun, energizing, beautiful and healing at the same time. I believe as human species, we have to look into the ways of how we live and how we are doing business in energy, environment, government and many aspects of our society. Unless we create a fundamental shift in our perception, in respecting the nature and being conscientious of what we need, we are bringing a mass destruction to ourselves and annihilation of the planet life. Therefore, I am also an advocate for new ways of holistic living that can bring health, balance and harmony among ourselves, how we relate to the nature and each other in our communities.
*You can learn more about Dr. Helen Shih's personal journey in our companion website of “Light Within", where she dedicates herself to people's spiritual health and growth. The following is a press release for your reference.
For those of you who are academically inclined, you can also read an introduction about Dr. Helen Shih's work and her background.
[Ref 1]: Medical Infrared Imaging, by Diakides, CRC Press, 2013