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The BodyTalk System was developed in the 1990’s by Dr. John Veltheim, an Australian acupuncturist, philosopher and author. Prior to developing The BodyTalk System, John was the principle of the Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies for many years. During this time his own health deteriorated, and he contracted the Epstein Barr virus which did a great deal of damage in his body. Western doctors informed him that he may not live.  John suffered with chronic fatigue, a body temperature over 100 degrees, consistent pain and cramping. Nothing seemed to help until he came across a technique similar to one that is now used in BodyTalk. Three days later, the virus was completely gone! This led to further research and eventually, The Body Talk System. When applied, the BodyTalk techniques resulted in amazing outcomes for those suffering with many conditions and diseases.

Dr. Veltheim’s post graduate studies include: Applied Kinesiology, bio-energetic therapy, osteopathy, sports medicine, counseling, comparative philosophy, and theology. He has written books on The BodyTalk System which have been translated into several languages and BodyTalk is now being taught in over 30 countries in the world.

BodyTalk is a holistic approach to healthcare and addresses issues and symptoms on all levels; body, mind and spirit. Bodytalk helps the body recover from pain and stress and supports the body in achieving its optimal level of health.

Think of the body as an orchestra. When all the instruments are in tune and playing together in harmony a beautiful sound is produced. The body’s ability to function as a whole is similar. When each part and system are in sync and in tune with each other, healing will take place automatically.

When we are stressed, breakdowns in communication within the body begin to occur which leads to a person experiencing symptoms and illness. When we experience symptoms, it is usually our body’s final attempt at telling us that something needs attention. It is its way of crying out for help.

BodyTalk uses the body’s own innate wisdom to determine where these areas of breakdown in communication are and by using specific techniques, communication is then restored. The body then facilitates the healing process naturally and on its own.  For example, when a person cuts their finger, they do not have to consciously ‘fix’ the issue. The body’s innate wisdom, or inborn knowledge, knows what needs to happen in order to heal the cut finger with the correct steps and timing. We don’t even have to think about it. Our body just does it! We truly are wonderfully designed!

BodyTalk considers the whole story of the person which is vitally important to the healing process. In doing this, The BodyTalk System is truly providing a holistic approach to health.

How Does It Work?

BodyTalk can be used as a stand-alone system to address health issues or it can be used to support other healthcare modalities to promote more efficient and accelerated healing.

During a session, the practitioner will have the client lie down on a massage table fully clothed. The practitioner will communicate with the body by using neuromuscular biofeedback (usually holding the client's arm or wrist) while working their way through the BodyTalk Protocol chart. During this time the practitioner asks a series of yes/no questions to determine the body’s priority - what organs, endocrine glands, body parts, etc. need to be linked together in order to bring balance and restore communication.

Once all the information needed is revealed, the practitioner then holds the priority areas and gently taps on the head, the sternum and the navel. Tapping on the head informs the brain to fix and facilitate the changes. Tapping the sternum tells the heart to store the new changes and information. Tapping on the navel (enteric brain) to integrate and assimilate the changes.

This process ensures all the systems and parts of the body can function at optimal levels which accelerates the healing process in the body.  

BodyTalk helps the body to return to its natural state of balance.

What Can BodyTalk Help With?

Although BodyTalk does not diagnose or treat specific conditions, clinical experience has revealed that when a person’s overall systems are balanced and synchronized through BodyTalk, they have shown substantial improvements in the following areas: 


Sports Injuries

Sports Performance

Emotional Disorders 

Learning Disorders

Digestive Disorders

Endocrine Disorders

Chronic Fatique


Headaches & Migraines


Emotional Disturbances

Relational Issues


Behavioral Issues


Chronic Pain

Stress & Anxiety

Viruses & Infections


Back Pain


Reproductive Health

Pre-Natal Care

Recovery After Injuries/Traumas

And many more!

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