Acupuncture – Oriented Energy work (AOE) with Dr Christian Torp
Photos and information on this page are courtesy of Dr Christian Torp: www.torp.de
On 21 May 2016, I attended a two day seminar in the beautiful Bavarian town of Wolfratshausen, to learn about a unique form of healing developed by German veterinarian Dr Christian Torp. Dr Torp refers to his work as acupuncture-oriented energy work (AOE). I found my way to Dr Torp’s seminar to learn a method I can use to treat one of my horses who I have been unable to help using traditional western medicine. I left the seminar with my mind spinning and alive with a glimpse of the possibilities of the future.
The course began with an overview of Dr Torp’s extensive practical experience spanning more than 20 years practising acupuncture and his step by step discovery of the AOE system that he now applies. At a very early stage in his veterinary career Dr Torp recognised acupuncture as an effective alternative and supplement to traditional medicine, in particular during therapy of chronic diseases, but also for preventive purposes. Dr Torp’s goal is to search for truth and the complete healing of every patient and he believes that practitioners must possess deep empathy and non-judgment for their patients.
A key feature that distinguishes Dr Torp is his ability to trust his own observations in practice above learned theories. This keen sense of pursuing his own observations, even when these are not able to be explained using current knowledge and theories, has enabled Dr Torp to step beyond the ledge of the known and explainable medical paradigm. Dr Torp does not consider himself intuitive or in possession of any particular skills that other people do not possess. In fact, his scientific training means he does not draw a conclusion unless he can produce irrefutable, reproducible and testable results.
In 2003 Dr Torp developed a method of acupuncture, which became known as one-needle-therapy, based on traditional Chinese medicine. Dr Torp states that he was guided by the idea that all diseases have their source in an imbalance of Yin and Yang and in a disturbed Qi (energy) flow and that the best acupuncture practitioners use only a few or just one needle for treatment. Importantly, Dr Torp focuses on harmonising Qi rather than becoming caught up in how the block in Qi is causing disease.
In the following years Dr Torp enhanced this method. The leap off the medical paradigm platform followed when Dr Torp experienced that therapy without needles, using mental force only (mental acupuncture) is as effective as the therapy with needles (acupuncture). He began to experiment with this discovery in foals, hind legs of horses and also in humans, realising to his own astonishment that the method worked unfailingly and the needle could be omitted.
Amazingly, by omitting the needle it became possible to dissolve other functional blockades in horses, for instance blockades in joints and organs and Dr Torp’s ability to heal his patients expanded. This discovery launched Dr Torp firmly into the fascinating, developing realm of quantum healing.
In combination with mental acupuncture Dr Torp developed a way of energetic testing (kinesiology) directly on the horse. Traditionally kinesiology is practised on animals using a human surrogate on whom the testing is performed. By testing directly on the horse Dr Torp is able to find hidden blockades and pinpoint effective treatment and is able to identify all sorts of problems in his patients that to date have not been possible to pinpoint effectively.
Towards the end of the first day of the seminar Dr Torp demonstrated in extensive detail how to examine a horse using the AOE system and upon finding numerous blockades and painful areas in the horses examined, released the blockades and resolved the horses’ pain in a matter of seconds, to the utter amazement bordering on disbelief of his students.
The second day saw students immersed in practical work, learning to apply the AOE system and treat horses using mental acupuncture on 8 horses. There were frequent moments that left us simply speechless both at the realisation of the effectiveness of the AOE system and the fact that we were able to apply it and achieve results. The incredible simplicity of the treatment is what makes it so difficult to believe.
Is Dr Torp able to objectively explain how and why his method works? No. He embraces the subjectivity of his work and in part this is essential in expanding the mind beyond perceived reality and limiting beliefs that stand in the way of achieving true healing. This is supported by the fact that reality is subjective – if you ask 5 experts about a problem you will receive 5 different answers.
While Dr Torp imparted on his students the step by step approach of how his method can be practised, he equally emphasised that everyone walks their own path and develops their own unique healing skills with practise and observation. By imparting his knowledge he takes the door of possibility and swings it wide open and hopes to act as a guidepost on his students’ journey.
For an overview of the AOE system see Dr Torp’s website here
The main characteristics of the AOE system are described by Dr Torp as follows:
- AOE is an acupuncture orientated, but actually a more empirical therapy method.
- The main idea is that healing is always possible.
- The patient is the centre of observation, not scientific results, proven theories etc.
- An organism with any disorder stringently shows a palpable blockade during an intensive examination.
- The AOE system is mainly valid for chronic diseases and preventive medicine.
- During treatment, each blockade is only released once, normally sufficient for life.
- Western diagnosis has hardly any importance for realising treatment by AOE.
- The success rate in all chronic diseases is about 90%, between one to four treatments (success rate means, that obvious improvement is observed).
- The AOE system has a permanent effect on health.
- Finally it seems that the healer is cured himself by treating his patients, due to the fact that every treatment step is realised by a little meditation.
(see this document for more info).
In Dr Torp’s view a healthy organism does not show any blockade or painful area. Each point and region in the body should be able to be palpated without any resistance or painful reaction. It is the goal of each of Dr Torp’s treatments to achieve this state. In the case of acute diseases, there is of course a role for western diagnostic methods and treatments. The AOE system is used for chronic diseases and in preventative medicine.
While Dr Torp explained in detail the methodology and treatment steps of the AOE system during the seminar, he also delved into the philosophy underlying his method. An important aspect he imparted on his students is to trust what you see and to embody the wise saying of Lao Tzu that “the wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know”.
As Dr Torp’s work evolved he discovered that the answer to the question “what is healing” might be found in the developing field of quantum physics. Quantum physics is constantly improving traditional Chinese medicine and the old Chinese philosophy, especially Taoism. Dr Torp believes and I agree with him that the future of medicine will be found in quantum healing, deduced from the knowledge of quantum physics. To this end Dr Torp is focusing increasingly on quantum healing methods such as the two pointing method (Hawaiian method) and QEF (Quantum energy flow developed by Matthias Weber).
The info graphic images I have included in this blog are copied from Dr Torp’s workshop presentation, courtesy of Dr Ronald Hamm DVM who has written several fascinating books relating to ‘quantum medicine’, notably “Analog Medicine – A Science of Healing: Adopting the Logic of Quantum Mechanics as a Medical Strategy”.
Information about Dr Torp can be found on his website here.
Stay tuned for a video of Dr Torp demonstrating the AOE system during the seminar. I am hopeful to bring Dr Torp to Australia in 2017 to teach his AOE system and give practitioners in Australia a glimpse at the possibilities.
Here is a video demonstration of Dr Torp examining and treating a horse using the AOE system that I filmed during the workshop: