Five Dimensional Healing

Overview of Five Dimensional Healing

We invite you to explore healing from the cell and its associated genes to emotions and the mind as a pathway to transformation.

Our unique program offers comprehensive assessment and interventions in five levels of human experience and functioning. We believe that health on these five dimensions promotes integration and well-being of the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of living.

Our doctors and associates are dedicated to working with you to design a personalized holistic approach for maintaining your optimal health and wellness.


Our Methods and Goals

An exciting cornerstone of our approach is a series of tests that assess your genome, metabolic functioning and immune markers that predispose you to inflammatory conditions such as cancer, heart disease, asthma, colitis, and arthritis.

Genomics is the study of how your genes interact with each other and with the environment to synthesize certain proteins that help create the complexity of life. By using genomic information we can help you personalize medical care by basing treatments specifically on your genetic makeup.

With this information, our program offers interventions on five levels of personal experience which help modify and minimize genomic, metabolic, and immune malfunctioning. By implementing important preventive and therapeutic health care measures on these five levels, we assist your movement toward optimum health.


Unique Aspects of Our Assessments and Interventions

Genomic Testing ? provides a profile of your genomic variations that regulate health. Knowledge of these variations provides a guide regarding preventive steps you could take to decrease the likelihood of disease.

Nuclear factor-kappa beta (NF-kB) and macrophages ? we target these two important immune molecules. These factors modulate gene expression, inflammation, and immunity.

Raja (Royal) Yoga ? is the integrated path of meditation: this includes practices to improve health habits, yoga postures, breathing exercises, and concentration/meditation techniques using chakras & mantras to help focus the mind.

Homeopathy ? we offer a complete homeopathic constitutional evaluation, with special emphasis on chronic illness and miasms. Miasms are underlying tendencies to disease processes that relate to inherited predispositions.

Qi Gong ? is an ancient Chinese practice that combines physical movements, tai chi, mental focusing techniques and breathing exercises that promote health, longevity, cleansing of body systems, and mental clarity.

Coaching ? we provide the necessary support to create and achieve your goals by assisting you in understanding the options and formulating an action plan. We also help you develop tools and strategies to integrate and maintain the changes you make.


Before introducing therapies and interventions, we do following assessments of the five dimensions

Basic Physical Assessment includes

  • Genomic testing
  • Metabolic functioning
  • Inflammatory marker assessment
  • Physical fitness and activity enhancement


Basic Energetic Assessment includes

  • Homeopathic evaluation
  • Breathing analysis
  • Nutritional evaluation (assess molecular reactions that create energy for body & mind)


Basic Mental Assessment includes

  • Life Coaching
  • Evaluation of attitudes, beliefs, self-expression,
  • assumptions and defenses


Basic Emotional Level Assessment includes

  • ?Evaluation of basic needs (food, sex, sleep, self
  • preservation)
  • ?Autonomic nervous system functioning analysis
  • and effects on immunity and inflammation
  • ?Exploration of role of unconscious mind,
  • intuition, and feelings on immunity and illness.


Basic Spiritual Assessment includes

  • ?Evaluation of chakras (subtle physical &
  • emotional centers in the body)
  • ?Review of need for relaxation/meditation and
  • understanding of relationships with self/other/
  • higher consciousness



Our integrative medicine approach focuses on both healing and curing models. We offer interventions that encourage self-management skills useful for improving your nutritional, emotional, mental and relational/spiritual levels of personal experience (healing model). We also recognize the importance of conventional medicine - drugs, chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation - offered as the standard of care for physical illnesses (curing model).

We work in partnership with you and your primary care provider (if necessary) to understand your responsibilities during the healing process. Understanding and working with your overall health and functioning on the five dimensions/levels of consciousness can transform your life, empowering you to fulfill your greatest potential.


Who Will Benefit

  • Individuals with chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, colitis and thyroid
  • People who have had diseases in the past who want to maintain health.
  • Healthy individuals who want to maintain health and learn comprehensive and holistic
    approaches that integrate body, mind, and spirit.

How much does the program cost?

Five Dimensional Healing is organized in blocks of two months of fifty minute sessions and includes weekly meetings with us. We ask that clients commit to a minimum of one block but they also may choose ongoing blocks. The cost of each block is $1400. Testing is extra and will depend on what evaluations are indicated. While the visits to the practitioners are not covered by insurance, some of the medical or genomic tests may be covered.

We will be launching our program in the very near future. Early in 2010 is our target date and we are very excited.

In the mid 70’s I lived at the Himalayan Institute ashram outside of Chicago for five years. We had both an outpatient medical clinic and an inpatient healing center where we would house and treat patients for two week periods. During their stay with us at the Himalayan Institute, we would offer evening classes in breathing, cooking, nutrition, meditation and chanting.

I really enjoyed the opportunity to working with people with ongoing and chronic illnesses as well as with people who wanted to immerse themselves in holistic and spiritual activities. It made a lot of sense and I saw great transformation when people had both time and guidance to help integrate life changes and be able to incorporate these new discoveries into every day life, on their own. We also offered guidance on an ongoing outpatient basis after people would leave the in house program.

Established by Swami Rama of the Himalayas, this "Combined Therapy" was a holistic program integrating Eastern natural therapies with conventional medicine, focused on enhancing an individual's ability to control his own health. The program was especially beneficial to those with chronic disorders or who are recovering from acute illness, high blood pressure, depression, fatigue and other emotional disorders, or an inability to relax and enjoy life.

Combined Therapy was structured in a 14-day residential format and included daily health assessments, holistic medical counseling, biofeedback, homeopathic clinics, relaxation training, diet assessment and counseling, and other therapies, along with training in skills that promote self-healing and help to maintain health.  One of the unique features of the program was its spiritual content in the form of methodical practices of self-observation, silence, solitude and guidance in meditation.

Over the years, I sometimes yearned for the opportunity to again have the luxury of spending longer periods of time with patients/clients. Everyday regular medical practice always gives me great satisfaction, but sometimes it doesn’t afford me the opportunity to really help people change bad habits and incorporate new lifestyle activities. So from this desire came the idea of spending longer periods of time with individuals, treating and teaching people about life from the many dimensions that characterize this amazing life journey..

Out of this desire came the idea of Five Dimensional Healing. Borrowed from yogic model of koshas, which describes how the individual lives on many dimensions simultaneously, came the overall structure of the program. Genomic and biomolecular discoveries have added a great deal to our understanding how physiology affects psychology, how mind, emotions and the energy of metabolism and breathing affect and interplay with the brain and autonomic nervous system activity and how all this affects immunity and inflammation.

Our group that initiated this program include myself, James Around-Thomas, Maria Sylvester, and Cinda Hocking. Below is some information on all of us.

I practice classical homeopathy in Ann Arbor, Mi and I’ve taught yogic meditation and breathing techniques for 30 years. My teachers were trained in the Himalayan Mountains of India, Nepal, and Tibet. I received both my MD and MPH from the University of Michigan and I’m board certified in preventive medicine. My latest publications include the book and CDs How to Meditate Using Chakras, Mantras, and Breath and a book and CD ROM called The Complete Homeopathic Resource for Common Illnesses.

My close friend and colleague, James A. Arond-Thomas, MD, MSc received his   M.D. and a Masters of Science degree in Autonomic Psycho-Pharmacology from Ohio State University. He completed an internship in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital and the New York University Medical Center and a medical residency at Harper Hospital. James served as a Research Associate at the National Institutes of Mental Health and taught autonomic-pharmacology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He founded the Center for Contemporary Medicine in Ann Arbor, an integrative and complementary, behavioral oncology practice, which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer, especially breast cancer.

My other good friends and co-workers working on 5DH with me are Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC and Cinda Hocking, LMSW.

Maria is a Life & Wellness Coach here in Ann Arbor, MI. She sees adolescents, adults and couples in her practice and is a member of the International Coach Federation. Maria received her BA and MSW from the University of Michigan. Prior to developing her Life Coaching practice, she worked as a social worker on the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the University of Michigan Hospital and as a private practice therapist for 23 years. Maria is also a long term practitioner of yoga and meditation.

Cinda has a Master’s Degree in Social Work ( and has been a medical social worker for over 17 years. She is a black belt instructor in Kang Nei Chin Kung Fu, in both the martial and health (Qi Gong) applications. Her practice experience is in helping clients through wellness challenges and psychological barriers that interfere with their ability to create, choose, maintain and enjoy a healthier lifestyle.