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The Ultimate Guide to Eastern Medicine with Dr. Chris Motley


In this episode, embark on an exploration of holistic healing and cutting-edge therapies for Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr virus, parasites, viruses, gut issues, and more with Dr. Chris Motley, an expert in Eastern medicine.

Dr. Chris Motley, a Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan University, is a certified practitioner in acupuncture, applied kinesiology, clinical kinesiology, and liver methylation therapy. Additionally, he holds a diploma in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Motley serves both in-person patients and offers virtual consultations worldwide.

With a clientele that includes athletes from the NFL and MLB, as well as prominent CEOs and business leaders, Dr. Motley’s approach integrates various modalities. He employs Chinese Medicine, bio-resonance therapy, herbal remedies, emotional processing, cranial therapy, and kinesiology techniques. His expertise extends to addressing complex health issues such as Lyme disease, liver methylation, parasites, SIBO, viral infections, hormonal imbalances, chronic structural problems, neurological conditions, and fertility challenges, guiding individuals toward vibrant health.

From unique therapies like frequency medicine to personalized diet and movement practices, tune in to gain valuable insights into Dr. Motley’s comprehensive solutions for challenging health conditions!

During this discussion, you’ll discover:  

-Dr. Chris Motley…04:37

  • Chiropractic doctor
  • Doctorate specializing in clinical kinesiology
  • Specializes in
    • Acupuncture
    • Kinesiology
    • Allergy and sensitivity therapy
    • Lyme
    • Epstein-Barr
    • Parasites
    • H. pylori
    • Salmonella
    • Streptococcus
  • Certified in acupuncture and Chinese and Eastern medicine
  • Frequency medicine or frequency therapy
    • Assesses which acupuncture meridians are blocked
    • Uses biofeedback devices
    • Determines which frequency output may be coming from blocked meridians
  • Ben and Chris did the usual morning routine at the Greenfield house

-How Dr. Chris got into frequency therapy…08:32

  • Dad was a drill sergeant and needed back surgery
    • Back surgery was avoided by going to a chiropractor
  • His brother had bad allergies
    • The same doctor fixed the allergies
  • Chris always knew he wanted to help people
  • Mother is Korean 
    • Several great uncles lived in the hills of Korea and practiced herb and Chinese medicine
  • Had neck problems, and was told by a Chinese medicine practitioner that his gallbladder was sick
  • Electricity helps arteries and lymph nodes flow

-A typical scenario in Dr. Chris’s office…12:14

  • Pulse point finder
    • Biofeedback devices check how much electricity is flowing through the meridian
    • Gives an idea of what the main organs are doing
  • Also uses a small device called a resonator, made by his mentor Dr. Dowdy — very static-sensitive
  • Uses a small pointer and then his own skin to touch each point
  • Picks up a static charge, causing the skin to stick to the material
    • Electrically maps muscles that have a poor electrical function
    • Finds which organs are blocked
  • Neubie
  • Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Stich:
  • Hand molding technique
    • Bones are piezoelectric crystals — conductors of frequency
    • Hands can be used as an antenna
    • When the signal amplifies into the hand, the skin texture changes in response 
    • Scanning for frequencies of yeast, mold, bacteria, and viruses
  • A practitioner can feel the effects of a patient’s problem
  • There is a device that can detect the frequency, invert it, and then send it back into the body
  • Another device picks up electrical patterns, makes an algorithm to tell you what’s going on
    • Sends the frequencies back in to clean up the infection

-Other examinations…19:55

  • Different patterns of organs tell the story of the psychological arena of the patient
    • Information on how to cleanse the infection
  • Look at the signs and symptoms of the organ imbalance to know which organs to prioritize
  • Priority system — using hand molding to find out the order in which problem organ to treat first
    • Pause locking acupuncture points to find out which ones are a priority
    • Feel which point is the most blocked just from the hand
    • Using the hand molds to discern what was causing that organ to be imbalanced

-Lyme disease…23:19

  • Chris got Lyme disease when he was 13 or 14
  • Found out about it when he was 31 — almost passed out on a patient
  • A lot of bloodwork did not find it
  • Tests only look for about 10 types, but there are hundreds of strains
  • Went to a friend, Dr. Allan Lindsley, who runs a big Lyme infection place in Wisconsin
    • He did frequency tests which showed Lyme disease
  • He was very weak, could hardly stand up, and started to use the herbals of Dr. Lindsley
    • Cleaned everything out after one and a half years
    • Also did liver methylation supplementation
  • Used genetics to find out why he cannot absorb vitamin B
  • Herbal antimicrobial type of protocol combined with methylation
  • Tests:
  • Dr. J Dunn

-Epstein-Barr virus and its connection to Lyme disease…27:18

  • 85% to 90% of people with Lyme also have Epstein-Barr
  • Epstein-Barr is a class 4 herpes virus
    • It will incorporate into your cells and into your DNA
    • One cell can replicate millions
  • Be careful around people with cold sores or cankers
  • Causes chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Strategy for Epstein-Barr virus
    • Heavy herbals that are specifically for Epstein-Barr
    • Finding enzymes that take off the virus coding
    • Methylation processes
  • DNA test or genetic testing
  • Making mitochondria absorb vitamin D

-The quality and effects of herbs…34:04

  • Supreme Nutrition
    • Good sources, no radiation, toxins, or metals
  • Dr. Michael Lebowitz and Dr. Noah Lebowitz
  • The interaction of the frequency of the herb, even if it’s still in the capsule, changes the nervous system response 
  • Chinese medicine doctors believe it is the herb and the energy of the herb
  • The brain automatically knows which enzymes can be produced by ingesting the food you just smelled
  • The skin will tense up — called a galvanic skin response
  • Your skin is responding to the tastes of the gut instinct

-Removing parasites from the body…37:17

  • Parasites are some of the toughest to clean up
    • Assess for biofilms
    • Mucus in their bowel movements, foam
    • Random stabbing cramps
  • Clean up the parasites with
  • You have to get the biofilms cleaned up and break them open
  • Kion Flex with serrapeptase
  • Serrapeptase and different enzymes for parasites to break up old coagulated blood and breaking up biofilms
  • Ben took Kion Flex and wild oregano oil after his trip to India
  • Other common conditions
    • Hidden Streps
      • Strep pathogens mutate
      • Antibiotics do not kill them all
      • Tonsils usually stay infected
  • Pandas — toxicity from strep has gotten into the brain and caused severe inflammation in the brain
    • Like streptococcus in your neural tissue
  • MicroGenDX
    • Tests for 50,000 different strep strains
  • Antimicrobials for strep:
  • Kauai Farmacy (use code GREENFIELD15 to save 15%)

-Hidden infections of the stomach…42:35

  • H. pylori, salmonella, and E. coli
    • Chronic infection can cause hiatal hernia diaphragm issues
    • Can cause heart issues because the infections make their way into the heart and into lung tissue
  • Herpes viruses
    • Herpes simplex
    • Human herpes virus 1 and 2
  • Cytomegalovirus or roseola virus — kids with red cheeks
    • Infections get into the gums, the teeth, the roots
  • Mastic gum and aloe vera for gut issues
  • Podcast with Dean Karnazes:
  • Noni, neem, and coptis are all microbial
    • Kills yeast, mold, viruses, parasites, Lyme
  • Strep and infections of the brain
    • Use herbs that kill off strep
    • Make sure to have minerals assessed by a good test
    • A good functional medicine doctor for the methylation process
  • Mimosa pudica for kids with parasitic worms

-Herpes viruses…47:31

  • The approach would be a little different
  • Chinese medicine and frequency medicine procedures are very different
  • Different herbs in different ratios
  • Ayurvedic herbs
  • Dr. Chris also does medicine consults

-Ionic foot baths…49:23

  • People come in after a bath and all their acupuncture points are smooth
  • Different color patterns can be seen for different issues
    • Black — a lot of toxins in the colon
    • Orange — arthritis
  • A patient had heavy parasites in her lower legs — Strongyloides threadworms got into her legs
    • She did the foot bath, took a picture and there were these small worms, a lot of them in her water
  • In Dr. Chris’s experience, it works

-Ben’s ad for his Spokane house…50:41

-Technologies, tools, and supplements…52:22

  • Infrared pattern light — does different strobe patterns
  • Cold laser therapy with distinct frequencies
  • Holding the light at a specific distance and angle
    • It’s about the proximity and the angle
    • Lasers at the office do not make their changes on the body unless it’s applied at a specific angle
  • An infection deep in the brain or the spinal cord creates a frequency bond — a standing wave with the tissue
    • Anything that comes into that wave pattern and cuts it will disassociate the infection from the tissue
  • Kineon (use code BGLIFE to save 10%)
  • Methylene blue
  • Podcast with Dr. John Lieurance:
  • Peptides
  • Light therapy
  • Fatty acids
  • Dr. Nancy Miller
    • A biochemistry wizard
    • Uses frequency medicine

-Movement and exercise practices…56:32

  • Most are based on qigong movement practices
  • Prayers and meditation in the morning
  • 5 to 10 minutes of breathing with redirection of chi
  • 5 minutes of usually standing practice
  • Grounding — moving breath through your body in a certain way
  • Stretching
  • What does qigong look like?
    • It’s more like a dance
    • Tai chi is more like a movement like with martial arts
  • Movement in a certain pattern allows particular meridians of organs to flow the best
    • Certain movements in qigong are for the kidney
    • Certain ones are for the bladder
  • Five Tibetan longevity exercises
  • Podcast with Brian Scott:
  • Points on the bottom of the feet are called the kidney ones
    • The kidneys act like your battery
  • Needle mats
  • Ben uses Gravity Mind nail beds (use code BEN to save $20)
  • Breathwork apps
  • Different diaphragm movements

-Dietary principles…1:01:41

  • Dr. Chris had stomach surgery in 2017 for a ruptured ulcer
  • More of a paleo diet
  • Steamed vegetables and fishes
  • If you’ve had Lyme or certain tick-borne illnesses, you develop an intolerance to meat
  • Eats beef now and more greens with enzymes
  • Doesn’t eat a lot of starches
  • Does a gene test on most patients and usually decide on their diet based on their genetics
    • Depends on their gene patterns if they are good for
      • Intermittent fasting
      • Good for the keto
      • Good for paleo
    • ACE genes that say you cannot breakdown fatty acids so you’re not doing keto
  • Study Links Intermittent Fasting to Increased Heart Risks, Draws Skepticism From Experts
  • NDFs and UT genes allow sugars and starches to get into mitochondria

-Spiritual practices…1:04:55

  • Dr. Chris is a Christian
  • Meditation, prayer, and breathwork allow tissues to relax — get more energy into the tissues
  • Look into Chinese medicine to understand how each organ function is directly related to what you think
  • Whether you believe in God or not, there are patterns of electricity running through your body
  • Reading scriptures with prayers — praying for patients to heal

-Sleep patterns…1:08:25

  • Paying attention to sleep — family line has got pretty bad gallbladder issues
    • Gallbladders are supposed to recharge at night
  • Has been doing a lot of gallbladder detox over the past six months for parasite cleansing
  • Paying attention to the sleep patterns of patients to assess which organ is the most toxic 
  • Oura Ring
  • Common waking times that indicate certain problems
    • 12 or 1 o’clock could be gallbladder issues and then the liver
    • 3 o’clock is the lungs
    • 5 o’clock is constipation, large intestine issues

-And much more…

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