The Fundamental Field (of Advanced Energy Medicine) provides a scientific theory with a therapeutic application. It is a uniquely new and modern approach to medicine and healing, traditional/energy medicine in particular. Dr. Metz has built his theory on life-energy, as it is expressed through the fundamental forces of nature and science (i.e. physics and systems theory). This life-energy is our fundamental spiritual essence. It is what creates, organizes and sustains our mind and body.The Fundamental Field itself is an actual field of polarized energy embodied in an atom-like pattern. This field is the basis for Fundamental Field Therapy, which balances life-energy, thereby restoring health, promoting self-awareness and healing.
An Excerpt From Dr. Metz’ Upcoming Book: Introduction and The 8 Characteristics of the Fundamental Field:
The Fundamental Field (of Advanced Energy Medicine) is about medicine and healing. But it also considers a profound question, “What is the fundamental nature of life?” I believe this question must be the starting point of any comprehensive discussion on medicine and healing. Why? Because it seems evident that if our healthcare and medicine are going to be truly effective and efficient (the current system is not) then life’s fundamental nature should be at their foundation. The Fundamental Field (of Advanced Energy Medicine) is the culmination of my quest to define life’s fundamental nature and develop an advanced medicine an advanced healing discipline based on this nature. From my experience, the Fundamental Field is a unique, effective, and efficient discipline of medicine and healing. The Fundamental Field is the result of over a quarter of a century of research, theoretical development, and clinical experience. In this endeavor I incorporated information from modern biology and conventional medicine, traditional medicine, energy medicine, chiropractic, psychology, mysticism, physics, and systems theory. One of the most profound discoveries of this quest was that the definition of life’s fundamental nature contains nothing biological! It is based on the ideals of spirit, physics, and systems theory.
How did I come to this definition? Through my research and clinical and life experiences I came to believe that life must be an expression of spirit or consciousness. Spirit is life’s fundamental nature. This idea is certainly not new. The challenge presented by this idea from a medicine and healing perspective is, how does spirit as life’s fundamental nature translate into a practical form that is based on science? I found this form is best described by physics and system theory (this physics is not quantum physics per say and the Fundamental Field is not based on the idea of quantum consciousness). These points can be summarized as three principles; for medicine and healing to be truly effective and efficient then life’s fundamental nature should be at their foundation, life’s fundamental nature is spirit, and for medicine and healing to be truly effective and efficient they also need to be based on scientific theory. These are the three principles that describe the approach that I call Science with Spirit, the basis of the Fundamental Field.
The 8 Characteristics of the Fundamental Field
1). The Fundamental Field is Humanistic and Patient-Centered Medicine. In accordance with the view that all life is an expression of spirit and the recognition that this is a necessary part of scientific medicine and healing we, as medicine and healing practitioners, are compelled to treat patients (clients) with respect, attention, and compassion. We are not dispassionate objective observers that see our patients as merely biochemical machines, but like ourselves, as struggling souls and unique individuals searching for health and happiness. This respectful, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach as well as having common healing experiences may have a healing affect and be as important as the knowledge we have. This view also means that ultimately each of us is our own healer and must take responsibility for the creation and solution of our health problems, although initially we may not be aware of the part we play. The Fundamental Field provides us the opportunity to understand our part and address the deeper variables and energy patterns of trauma and adaptation in our mind, emotions, body, and behavior, often unrecognized, which may be causing or contributing to our health problems. From this knowledge we are no longer see ourselves as helpless victims of seemly random and incomprehensible chemical forces that need to be saved or fixed. This approach is a process of self-discovery, personal integration (becoming whole), and empowerment as we connect to and resource the spiritual and archetypal, universal and original, energies of consciousness and life. Empowered with a new perspective, we thereby become less dependent and begin the dynamic process of making changes and choices that facilitate our healing. As practitioners our role is to provide compassionate acknowledgement, insight, awareness, and therapeutic support for the patient’s healing process based on Fundamental Field Theory and Therapy.
2.) The Fundamental Field is Advanced Energy Medicine. The approach that sees life and medicine as primarily a function energy rather than chemistry is called energy medicine. In energy medicine it is energy that organizes and guides the chemistry. In the Fundamental Field this energy is called life-energy. It is life-energy, as an expression of spirit, which creates, organizes, and sustains the mind and body. Life -energy is a traditional concept. However, in the Fundamental Field it is given a modern scientific explanation, discussed shortly. In western traditions this energy is called vital energy. Most traditional cultures have a name for life-energy, some idea or model about how it works, and a practical application of these models in their medicine. Some of the traditional names for life-energy are; vital energy, chi, prana, innate, ki, and mana. Some important traditional energy medicine disciplines based on life-energy are: polarity therapy, acupuncture, ayurveda, jin shin, original chiropractic, reflexology, and various chakra systems. The incorporation of the concept of the traditional life-energy was necessary to formulate the Fundamental Field according to Science with Spirit principles. And, in accordance with these principles, the Fundamental Field had to provide a scientific explanation of this energy. Through the process of formulating this explanation I was able to unite the different disciplines of traditional life-energy medicine listed above into the all-encompassing Fundamental Field energy system. This provided a single integrated therapeutic hands-on approach. This is how one can receive many of the benefits of these different disciplines, and more, simultaneously in one Fundamental Field Therapy session. The Fundamental Field’s scientific explanation illustrated how these traditional energies systems, when viewed as electromagnetic energy and then connected together take the form of a large-scale, human size, atom. This is how they are understood within the context of physics (as the fundamental forces of nature) and systems theory (incorporating fractal organization and the concept of organizing principles).
The following is the definition of the Fundamental Field as life’s fundamental nature:
Life is result of the expression of spirit (consciousness) called life-energy. Life-energy is the fundamental forces of nature (mass-inertia, strong, electromagnetic, and gravity; and the geometry of space-time) in a large-scale atom-like configuration. For humans it’s a human-sized (fractal) atom, functioning as a hyper dimensional (subtle dimensional) organizing principle, interacting upon and through the quantum vacuum (the energy field of space).
Don’t worry, after reading this definition, if you have a difficult time with physics and mathematical formulas, there are none. The focus of this book is not on the quantitative aspects of this definition. The emphasis is to translate these facets of physics and systems theory into our psychology and physiology (in other words, into aspects of our mind, emotions, and body), then to describe how these aspects relate to health problems, to the broader context of our lives, and how they provide therapies and actions that address these problems.
From its scientific unification of the different disciplines of traditional energy medicine the Fundamental Field unites the two great traditional healing systems of Ayurveda from India and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from China. The Fundamental Field shows the relationship and connections of the traditional Ayurveda elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth to the Traditional Chinese Medicine elements of metal, fire, earth, wood, and water. An important point here is that the Fundamental Field does not negate any healing discipline or conventional medicine. Nor does it translate one discipline into another. For example, it does translate polarity therapy into acupuncture, or vise versa. Instead it shows how these traditional disciplines relate to one another. In other words, how these disciplines are connected to one another, how they interact, how they function as an integrated whole, and how they could be understood within the context of modern science as an interconnected network of energy and information in an atom-like form and function. Rather than diminish any discipline, the Fundamental Field provides an opportunity for practitioners and doctors to enhance their practice and understand how their approach relates to the broader context of medicine, healing, and science.
3. ) The Fundamental Field is expanded Mind-Body Medicine. The Fundamental Field expands mind-body medicine beyond the conscious mind to include and emphasize the unconsciousness aspects of our mind and emotions. It is these unconsciousness aspects that are the most important in addressing health problems. In the Fundamental Field the conscious mind is analogous to the surface of a river, but it is the deeper unconsciousness currents that determine the direction of flow through the terrain (of our lives). The Fundamental Field shows how the spirit, mind and emotions (both consciousness and unconsciousness), and body are connected. Mind-body connections describe what aspects of the mind and emotions are connected to what body physiology and structure and can thus identify the mind and emotional factors involved with a health problem. These mind-body life-energy connections can be addressed in a therapeutic hands-on way to affect all these different aspects of our being: spirit, mind, emotions, and body.
4.) The Fundamental Field is Holistic Medicine. It is a holistic energetic framework that demonstrates how our life and health are connected to everything around us. We can thus understand our health problems within the broader everyday context of our lives, like our family, community, work, relationships, and spirituality. The Fundamental Field reveals that how we relate and interact with these things (including and beyond diet, exercise, and stress) effects are health. This gives us, as patients or clients, practical ways to comprehend and take action to address these problems. Mind, body, and life are connected together as a functional whole.
5). The Fundamental Field is Systems and Holism Medicine. It incorporates the different energy systems of traditional energy medicine, listed above, their mind-body associations and holistic meanings into an integrated whole. This provides new insights, connections, and therapeutic approaches that can not be attained by any combination of these energy systems, and we can also include into this combination conventional medicine. In other words, the whole is more than the sum of its parts, no matter how holistic the parts may be defined. This is why the Fundamental Field is not integrative medicine, which I also described as combination medicine; it is holism or integral medicine. Here the advanced nature of the Fundamental Field and its practical applications are readily apparent. Its form and function defines a large number of unique, effective, and efficient therapeutic reflex points, and patterns of these points. These points and patterns contain those that are exclusive to the Fundamental Field as well as all the points of traditional energy medicine and, most importantly, the means to integrate all these points into one approach.
In addition, the Fundamental Field shows the connections between health problems that appear disconnected or isolated in conventional and specialty medicine. These holism connections show that these perceived isolated problems are often parts of larger patterns of energy and information in the Fundamental Field, not problems onto themselves. In the Fundamental Field approach health problems are treated as parts of larger patterns of adaptation, connection, interaction, emergence, and purpose. These patterns incorporate one’s spirit, mind, emotions, and body and connect our health to everything around us. This is the opposite of the conventional medicine which sees health problems as isolated broken bio-chemical parts. This leads to the reliance on specialty medicine. As a result, it’s not unusual for a patient to have many specialists. Each specialist working in relative isolation (nor is alternative medicine, or the energy medicine subsystems, immune to this notion). Each will order their own test, imaging, examination and treatment procedures, as well as medications. The consequence of this is: information, treatment, medication, cost, and danger to the patient overload. In addition, we the patients, end up isolated from our own health problems. It is this approach of seeing health problems as broken bio-chemical parts, each needing their own specialist, that is the source of the problems; cost, ineffectiveness, and danger to the patient, that medicine is facing today (2011).
6.) The Fundamental Field is Contextual and true Generalist Medicine. The Fundamental Field’s atom-like fields function as a universal organizing framework (principle) of life. In other words, the Fundamental Field is the universal blueprint, or morphogenetic field of life. Just as the fundamental forces of nature apply throughout the universe, the Fundamental Field organizing framework applies to all life throughout the universe, including aliens, if they exist. This is possible because as an organizing framework the fundamental Field does not specify details. It is robust to (not significantly effected by or insensitive to) details. In other words, it can accommodate a multitude of different details, including bio-chemical details, without significantly altering its framework. Thus, details can vary, and these varying details help define the various life forms, species, and individuals. The Fundamental Field and its atom-like organizing fields have large, simple, and universal features, like magnetic polarities, that I call contextual features. These features can be used to treat health problems without having to define and address problems in terms of bio-chemical details. A magnetic field interacting with and organizing different types of metal filings is a rough and simplified analogy here. The magnetic field is analogous to the Fundamental Field and the different metal filings are various chemical molecules. There are a number of different ways that the filings could be organized within the magnetic organizing framework. This is the basis of contextual approach to medicine and healing. It addresses the features of the organizing framework and its processes that are constant and universal; they apply regardless of the detailed content or nature of the health problem involved. This is true generalist medicine. The contextual approach is how the Fundamental Field imparts simplicity to therapy. Fundamental Field Therapy does not have to account for every detail of content, like bio-chemical details. Problems at the detail or content level can be resolved by addressing the larger universal contextual framework of the Fundamental Field. Contextual treatment protocols can be simplified or expanded (which may include addressing the content or specifics) to accommodate the knowledge base and experience of practitioners. One does not have to hold multiple academic degrees in order to practice Fundamental Field Therapy. It can be practiced by the lay person with a little training, as well as the most knowledgeable of practitioners.
7.) The Fundamental Field is, by scientific necessity, Intuitive Medicine. Once we begin to understand how life functions as a system we can begin to interact with life as a system in the evaluation and treatment of health problems. In order to do this requires that we alter the conventional approach of objective analysis and deterministic control. Instead, the underlying complexity of the system requires the use of intuition, energy resonance, pattern recognition, real time interactions (where the sequence of interactions is important), spontaneity and uniqueness in the applications of treatments. There is also the recognition that causative factors can change depending on the organizational and energetic states of a problem, and the realization that the healing process must take its own course, not to be predicted and controlled. This summarizes what I call the Fundamental Field complex system analysis approach. One problem has been that even if one takes a systems approach, how does one deal with the overwhelming biological complexity? My solution has been to address the universal features, context, of the Fundamental Field organizing framework, in other words, addressing contextual features, not the numerous patterns of the details or content. In this Fundamental Field complex system analysis contextual approach life is seen as a function of a few large simple universal energetic structures interacting in complex ways. This is in contrast to the conventional approach which sees life as a mechanical assemblage of bio-chemical components. Here, life is a function of multitudes of small complex chemical structures interacting in simple mechanistic ways.
8.) The Fundamental Field is a valuable adjunct to Conventional Medicine and Psychotherapy. The unique, innovative, and comprehensive Fundamental Field approach differs from conventional medicine on every one of its primary principles listed above, except the need to be based in science. The Fundamental Field is a different approach that warrants consideration based on its own scientific principles and research. It is an effective and efficient as it addresses life at its fundamental level. It does not generate the dangers and prohibitive costs of conventional medicine as it does not rely on biochemistry, technology, or specialty medicine. The Fundamental Field is also a wellness preventative approach that promotes optimal health. It is not limited to the treatment of disease. Despite these differences, or more precisely, because it is so different, the Fundamental Field is not necessarily in conflict with, a substitute for, or redundant to conventional medicine. As a society we have invested trillions of dollars over a century of time in the conventional approach. We need to take greater advantage of this valuable information by seeing it in a broader context and putting it to better use. For example, one promising application in this regard is the modulation of a person’s response to pharmaceutical agents, like chemotherapy, to reduce toxicity and enhance effectiveness.
Our Mission at the Center is to Accomplish Effective and Efficient Healthcare, Which Requires Us To:
1.) Honor Each Person’s Spiritual Nature
In accordance with the view that all life is an expression of spirit and the belief that this is a necessary part of scientific medicine and healing we, as medicine and healing practitioners, are compelled to treat clients with respect, attention, and compassion. We are not dispassionate objective observers that see our patients as merely biochemical machines, but like ourselves, as struggling souls and unique individuals searching for health and happiness. This non-judgmental, integrity-based approach, as well as having common healing experiences, has a healing effect and is as important as the knowledge we have.
2.) Have a Scientifically-Based Theory
The scientific method is needed to distinguish incorrect theories, superstition, and dogma from valid and useful scientific knowledge. Therefore, for medicine and healing to be truly effective and efficient, we believe it also needs to be based on scientific theory. In addition, it is self-evident that for medicine and healing to be truly effective and efficient it also needs to be based on life’s fundamental nature. According to our paradigm, life’s fundamental nature is spirit. Thus, medicine and healing needs to be based on life’s fundamental spiritual nature and science. This approach is what we call Science with Spirit, which is the basis of the Fundamental Field Theory and Therapy.
3.) Facilitate Personal Responsibility and Empowerment
This approach emphasizes that ultimately each of us is our own healer and must assume responsibility for the creation and solution of our health problems, although initially we may not be aware of the part we play. The Fundamental Field provides us the opportunity to understand our part and address the deeper variables and energy patterns of meaning, purpose, trauma and adaptation in our mind, emotions, body, and behavior, often unrecognized, which may be causing or contributing to our health problems. From this perspective we are no longer helpless victims of seemly random and incomprehensible chemical forces that need to be saved or fixed. The Fundamental Field approach facilitates mind-body self-awareness, personal accountability, and empowerment as our clients are encouraged to reach for their optimum health, gain inner strength and connect with their own intuitive potential.
4.) Offer Resources, Information and Support
We strive to do our best to provide this to clients, professionals & lay persons alike, via therapeutic sessions, seminar instruction, websites, & a comprehensive book which will outline the scientific basis for Dr. Metz’ Fundamental Field Theory & Therapy.
The 3 Aspects of Fundamental Field Therapy:
1.) Energy Resonance Evaluation (Scanning) / Intuitive Medicine
This consists of the mindful use of a practitioner’s ‘felt sense’ of energy resonance in order to scan the various energetic features of a client, like tuning into a station on the radio. It is used to evaluate how the client’s psychology, physiology, and structure are relating and interacting, a mind-body systems approach, and how these patterns are reflected in the broader holistic context of one’s life. This is a method of gathering information within the specified conceptual framework of the practitioner by finding the answer within that context that best matches the current situation in the client, like performing a Google word search on the computer and then selecting the best fit. Energy Resonance Evaluation (Scanning) is part of the Fundamental Field intuitive approach to complex system analysis.
2.) Energy Awareness Dialogue (Reflection) / Integration
Dialogue consists of verbal communication between practitioner and client, and inner reflection by the latter. It is primarily directed towards explaining, from an energetic perspective, the mind-body factors related to health problems and how these problems relate to the broader context of one’s life. It is also part of the process of making connections between one’s past, present, and future and bringing energetic trauma and adaptations, usually unconscious mind-body patterns, to the light of consciousness for energetic processing, integration, and healing. Thus, this mind-body approach is beyond positive thinking, visualizations, and affirmations.
Integration is a process that takes place within the client in order to reestablish energetic wholeness. This often involves inner reflection, and ultimately reconnecting with formerly dissociated parts of the energetic system: past trauma and other unconscious mind-body patterns. This process can occur spontaneously as a part of healing, or by directed intention, when the client actively attempts to go back in time to access the disconnected, dissociated energy for past-present integration and mind-body healing.
3.) Gentle Balancing Touch (Energetic Bodywork)
This bodywork is the hands-on component and primary modality of Fundamental Field Therapy. It addresses the flow and balance of life-energy within the body to reestablish energy integration and self-awareness to restore health. This is accomplished by the practitioner contacting specific reflex areas or points on the client, like acupuncture points. Or, by the client themselves for post-session guided self-treatment.
It is life-energy as an expression of spirit that creates, organizes, and sustains the mind and body. Life-energy, sometimes called vital energy, is a traditional concept. In the Fundamental Field it is given a modern scientific explanation, as an expression of spirit, as the fundamental forces of nature embodied in a large-scale atom-like form and function. This atom-like energy acts as a hyper-dimensional (subtle dimensional) organizing principle, interacting with material reality upon and through the quantum vacuum (the energy field of space).
Within this atom-like energy system are contained the different life-energy systems of the traditional energy medicine: polarity therapy, acupuncture, ayurveda, jin shin, original chiropractic, reflexology, and various chakra systems. The Fundamental Field is thus the original, all-inclusive integrated model from which these well known healing disciplines emerge. Here the advanced nature of the Fundamental Field and its practical applications are readily apparent.
The form and function of the Fundamental Field defines a large number of unique, effective, and efficient therapeutic reflex points and patterns which are exclusive to the Fundamental Field, as well as all the points of traditional energy medicine. Most importantly, it provides the means to integrate all these points into one approach. In this manner, life and health are addressed at their most fundamental level, and it is revealed how one can benefit from the subsystems listed below, simultaneously, in one Fundamental Field Therapy session.
The following are the Subsystems of the Fundamental Field Pattern (Illustrations are simplified) © 2010 by Richard Metz:
Fundamental Field Theory and Therapy sees life as the interface between science and spirit. Life is as an expression of spirit, as life-energy and information, which is the fundamental forces of nature embodied in form and function as a large-scale atom-like pattern. As such, it provides a means to address all health problems. However, it does not claim to make a medical diagnosis, or to provide any substantiated treatments of medical conditions beyond those associated with the energy medicine subsystems that make up the Fundamental Field.