Reflections on the
Occidental Institute Symposium
and Advanced Biological Medicine

By Gary M. Verigin, DDS, CTN
(Symposium Lecturer)

One of the best things about attending the Occidental Institute’s 40th anniversary symposium in Vancouver, BC, this past June was re-connecting with Carolyn Winsor-Sturm. She’s the Institute’s managing director and CEO, and also an old friend and mentor. In fact, my journey in biological dental medicine began with her and her late husband, Dr. Walter Sturm.

The Occidental Institute Research Foundation (OIRF) was the first organization in North America to offer training in traditional acupuncture. To this day, it serves as a bridge between top German figures in Biological Medicine and progressive, English-speaking practitioners worldwide. They offer exclusive books and other educational materials, hands-on seminars and yearly clinic lecture tours to Germany. Their bimonthly newsletters contain at least two research articles translated from German to English.

Back in the early 1980s, OIRF coined the phrase “Biological Medicine” to describe the vast range of natural and non-allopathic practices they study. So when Dr. Ed Arana and I were forming an organization that would focus on the use of those practices in the dental field, it seemed only logical to name our venture the American Academy of Biological Dentistry. This organization continues today as the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.

I was privileged to lecture at this year’s OIRF symposium, “Diagnosis and Therapy Applications for your Biological Medicine Practice” – and as the sole dentist, no less! It was great to talk with like-minded colleagues while learning from other world leaders in energetic medicine. And Carolyn treated us all as family, with the OIRF providing good food, good drinks and great conversation in a friendly, top-notch hotel.

One of my favorite lectures was by Dr. Simon Yu, whose book The Accidental Cure, is a must-read on evidence-based cancer therapies. Noting that the human body has 10 times more bacterial cells than human, he said, “When you think of cancer, think parasites. Think dental factors. Think heavy metals and unresolved emotions.” He showed how this applied to other conditions, as well, sharing evidence-based studies on asthma, migraines, epilepsy, MS and other disorders.

When the latest medical therapy fails, he insisted, THINK DIFFERENTLY!

I was fortunate to talk with Dr. Yu at length over dinner one evening – and honored by his saying that he wished he knew a dentist like me back in St. Louis, where he practices. “Your approach is nearly a mirror image of my own philosophy and platform,” he said.

Another fascinating talk was on “Clinical Applications of Medical Infrared Thermography,” delivered by Dr. Alex Mostovoy, founder and CEO of Thermography Clinic, Inc. Some of the information he shared was mind-blowing! For instance, did you know that 25% of cancers detected by mammogram wouldn’t even have caused symptoms if left undetected? Or that the radioactive blast from just 5 CT scans is enough to guarantee cancer? Consider: A dental x-ray exposes you to 0.01 mSv of radiation; a CT scan, 10.6!

Dr. Uwe Ullendahl from Germany presented his research on “Bio-Resonance with MORA Nova Blood Amplification Resonance Test.” Bio-resonance is how energy, matter and light communicate, and MORA is a tool for both reading and changing it.

Similar to tools like EEG and ECG but much, much finer, MORA registers electromagnetic activity, sensing the spectrum of ultra-fine oscillations that is unique to the energetic aspect of every individual. These oscillations are what carry the “information” that controls a body’s chemical processes, and their normal state is one of harmony. Enter pollens or other substances that have disharmonic frequencies to particular tissues, however, and things like autoimmune symptoms and allergies result. MORA therapy – as those of you who are patients at my office may know – is an effective way to address these issues and restore harmony.

Another symposium speaker, Dr. Reimar Banis of Switzerland, also presented on a kind of therapy familiar to our clients whose protocols include Psychosomatic Energetic (PSE) remedies like Chavita and Emvita. In fact, Dr. Bannis invented them, and I was grateful for the half hour I got to talk with him, one-on-one, after his lecture. I told him how effective I found these remedies to be and how much patients love them. He expressed humble gratitude – this from a man regarded as one of the world’s most advanced experts in energy medicine!

The most significant and interesting lecture was Dr. Craig Wagstaff’s on Phenolic Therapy. Phenolics are the chemical groups we know as neurotransmitters and hormones in the human organism and phytochemicals in the plant world. If you’re sensitive to them, you may have an autoimmune-like reaction or “allergy.” If the source is internal, they can interfere with normal function. And this is a problem because hormones and neurotransmitters also carry information to and from the cells.

Obviously, hormone or neurotransmitter dysfunction means corrupted or incomplete information, which can only cause further problems. Yet phenolic compounds can be used therapeutically to shift how neurotransmitters communicate with other components of the matrix (ground substance), letting information pass through again as it should.

This process of information-sharing was at the heart of the brilliant primer we received on “BioPhotons in Diagnostics” from Dr. Roeland van Wijk. This Dutch researcher has published nearly 300 peer-reviewed articles, won four international prizes in the science of homeopathy and naturopathy and serves as reviewer for 8 scientific journals. His message validated all of what the biological paradigm is about:

  • The body emits ultra-weak light (photons).
  • Photon emission is related to physiology in particular reactive oxygen species (free radicals and un-paired electrons in the mitochondria).
  • Informational aspects of photon emission are related to high-energy transformation in coherent systems.
  • Photon language differentiates between health and disease.
    1. Proof: Photon emission is Human.
    2. Proof: Coherence is Human.
    3. Proof: Health and disease in terms of Coherence.

My own presentation offered the dental perspective on and application of this science: “Mapping a Route to Healing for the Medically Compromised Patient in Biological Dentistry, or All Roads Lead to (and from) the Terrain.” For just as a road map shows you where you can go but not how to get there, so, too, the route to healing. As a dental physician, I must carefully plan it for each patient, who may come in presenting a veritable Pandora’s box of stifling symptoms and a confused history of diagnosis. Understanding the terrain is crucial for spurring healing.

Focusing on this background for my symposium talk – including a history of biological dentistry’s evolution – I used the ensuing workshop session to address specifics through an actual case history. For it, I was joined by my daughter Dr. Lisa Verigin, whose company (Stand Tall Media, LLC) specializes in online media services for holistic health and wellness professionals. She shared her insights on how “biological dentistry” is marketed, talked and thought about online, and how this contributes to a person’s expectations when seeking help from a biological dentist. This “pre-knowledge” they bring, she explained, is why education becomes such a vital part of the treatment process. For consistently we see that those who understand the key concepts of biological medicine tend to recover faster and regain a better state of wellness.

Through the next few issues, we’ll look in depth at the other components of biological treatment and their role in fueling the journey to restored health and well-being.

Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human. – Tony Robbins

NOTE: Video recordings of this Symposium are available.

An Exclusive Article for Members
From THE BRIDGE Newsletter of OIRF
Published September 2012

© Copyright 2012, Dr. Gary Verigin, CA USA

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