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New, ‘powerful’ healing technique to be taught at Healing Waters

Shannon Jarvis, left, of Afton, watches instructor Kate Rogers use AcuEnergetics techniques on Healing Waters’ Chris Mish during training sessions in December. (Submitted photo)

Healing Waters Health Center, Hudson’s self-described “holistic focal point,” works with a lot of energy-manipulation techniques, but founder Denise Gunderson thinks she might’ve found the most powerful one yet.

The center will be teaching people how to use it themselves this month too.

It’s called AcuEnergetics, and it draws on the centuries-old success of healing practices from China, the Middle East and India.

The way it’s used varies depending on the patient, but basically it involves one-on-one communication, meditation and manipulating the body’s energy channels –- often without any touching at all.

“I’ve been in the healing field my whole life, and I’ve never found anything that has been this consistent,” Gunderson said. “We’d like to teach people this very powerful healing skill that they can use on the people they know, or on themselves.”

Healing Waters hosted its first AcuEnergetics training sessions in December, and another expanded round is scheduled for May 16-18 at the center.

Gunderson explained the practice, known as a “modality,” this way: “We are made of energy – we ARE energy -- and AcuEnergetics is about restoring the flow of energy throughout the body.

“Blockages happen, maybe because of allergies, for example, maybe we’re eating the wrong foods or taking the wrong medicine or because we’ve been injured, or a lot of other things. This is a way to remove those blockages. Healing occurs when the flow is restored.”

Gunderson added: “This is not a replacement for traditional western medicine. It’s complimentary. It just makes it all more powerful.”

More importantly, she insisted, it works.

In one case, a child’s face was punctured by a dog bite, but a day after AcuEnergetics treatments, the wound was almost completely gone. “All that was left was a tiny red dot on the child’s skin,” Gunderson said. “Usually, a puncture just doesn’t heal like that.”

In another case, a Healing Waters employee was seriously injured after hitting her head, leaving her neck immobilized. Twenty-four hours after treatment, her full range of neck motion was back.

Still another case: A woman’s retina began to detach, leaving a persistent white line in her field of vision. “Within 20 minutes of being treated, the white line disappeared and never came back,” Gunderson recalled.

In each case, the treatment was administered not by certified practitioners, but by acquaintances who had taken December’s basic training at Healing Waters.

Ground-level Australian instructor

There are four levels of AcuEnergetics training, with the fourth bringing practitioner certification, but Healing Waters’ December sessions focused only on level I, which give participants enough basic skills to get started on their own.

This month’s sessions will include Level I for a $595 fee and Level II for $1,195. The sessions –- a few hours of orientation on the 16th, followed by eight hours of training on the 17th and 18th –- will be led by practitioner and instructor John Peitzman, who works side-by-side in Australia with AcuEnergetics founder Kevin Farrow. The fee is $595.

More Level II training will be offered Memorial Day weekend.

Australia is a mecca for the modality; it’s home to about 100 certified practitioners. Others are in the Netherlands, India and elsewhere, but there are none so far in the United States.

Healing Waters is currently the only place in the U.S. offering certification training based on Farrow’s 40 years of research and experience, Gunderson said.

“One woman is coming for Level II from California, and when she heard about our upcoming training, she said, ‘Great, it’s in the U.S. –- I’m there,’” Gunderson said.

“Last time, I didn’t even advertise, and 38 people showed up. They just came to experience it. This is something that can really bring you to a place where you can enjoy life and health more fully. For $600, that’s incredible, isn’t it?”

For more information or to sign up, contact Healing Waters at (715) 381-8123, email the cente,, or check out their website:

Details about the Farrow’s research and practice in Australia are available at at the official AcuEnergetics site: The group AcuEnergetics USA also has a page on Facebook.

Chuck Nowlen

Chuck Nowlen joined the Star-Observer team as a business, township and general-assignment reporter in April, 2014 after a three-decade career in newspapers and magazines, and as a newsroom-management/business-planning consultant.

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