Sunday, September 27, 2009

Learning about Field Control Therapy

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Vicki Usitalo’s class, “Internal Cleansing for Vitality, Wellness and Weight Loss.” The class covered the basics of homeopathy and Field Control Therapy (FCT), which Vicki provides for clients through her business Preventive Health Maintenance.

Toxins and pollution are a major cause of illness, Vicki explained to our class. Chemicals, heavy metals, and radioactive particles can get lodged in our DNA, where they can damage cells and affect health. To keep this from happening, it's important first to avoid toxins as you can. But in addition, Vicki said, “It’s very important to cleanse what’s already in the system to allow for optimal healing.”

This is what Dr. Savely Yurkovsky designed FCT to do. A cardiologist, Dr. Yurkovsky at one point had a family member sick from radiation and chemical exposures which Western medicine could do little to resolve. Dr. Yurkovsky then embarked on an extensive program of study to find anything that could help, and Field Control Therapy was the result.

Dr. Yurkovsky began training other health care providers in FCT as of 1999, and Vicki – already an RN – received her training a few years later. She also attends periodic update sessions to stay current with FCT techniques.

At her FCT sessions, Vicki has clients relax on a massage table as she uses bio-resonance testing – a form of muscle testing – to determine what needs to be cleansed from the cells, and what strengths of various homeopathic remedies are needed to do this. After about an hour of testing, the client usually leaves with a four- to six-day program for taking a series of homeopathic remedies to cleanse certain organ systems.

A line-up of homeopathic remedies for a recent FCT program devised by Vicki Usitalo.

These remedies are gentle, yet their effects can be powerful. Some people do not notice side effects, but when I do one of Vicki’s FCT programs, I usually develop deep fatigue for the first day or two. This is likely a sign that my body is ridding itself of toxins. By about the third day of the program, my energy levels usually rebound and I feel better than ever. I’m impressed with the results I’ve gotten, and I know of medical doctors, too, who are impressed with Yurkovsky’s system.

As of now there are not many FCT practitioners in the country. The Western U.P. is thus extremely lucky to have Vicki providing this service right here in Hancock. According to Vicki, FCT can be particularly useful for people with chronic conditions such as recurring sinus infections or urinary tract infections, or people suffering from pain of undetermined origin. It can also improve digestion, increase mental and visual clarity, decrease food cravings, and support health in a variety of other ways.

Vicki can be reached at Preventive Health Maintenance, 906-487-7468. Her website is, and her office is located in the Jutila Center in Hancock, Michigan. Later, I hope to add information on how you can find a Field Control Therapy practitioner if you live elsewhere in the country.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Optimal Wellness classes, Fall 2009

Our fall series of Optimal Wellness classes is off and running at the Jutila Center! Last week, I taught "Detox 101: Simple Ways to Avoid Toxins and Build Health," and this coming Wednesday, September 23rd, Vicki Usitalo will teach "Internal Cleansing for Vitality, Wellness and Weight Loss."

We have a good time at these classes and cover a wide range of natural wellness topics. Vicki's class promises to be very informative as she gives an overview of homeopathy and field control therapy, two holistic health tools that can cleanse the body on a cellular level. I've been a very satisfied client of Vicki's for field control therapy, and find it a very powerful yet gentle healing technique.

Below is the entire fall schedule of Optimal Wellness classes. Classes meet Wednesday evenings (except one on the Monday before Thanksgiving) and run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with informal discussion to follow. They're held in the Jutila Center's Room 324, at 200 Michigan Street in Hancock, MI. Cost is $10 per person at the door. For more information call 487-7451 or email Hope to see you there!

Here we are teaching meridian tapping techniques at one of our spring/summer wellness classes. Thanks to Gustavo Bourdieu for this photo.

Creating a Healthy Balance in Mind, Body and Spirit

Sept 16 - Detox 101: Simple Ways to Avoid Toxins and Build Health, taught by Kate Alvord
Sept 23 - Internal Cleansing for Vitality, Wellness & Weight Loss, taught by Vicki Usitalo
Sept 30 - Healthy Buildings, taught by Karen Rumisek
Oct 7 - Mindfulness and Stress, taught by Kim Menzel
Oct 14 - Herbs & Essential Oils for Winter Health & Holiday Stress, taught by Karen Rumisek
Oct 21 - Finding Silence in the Season, taught by Dorothy Riutta
Oct 28 - What Do Our Chakras Have to Do With Health? taught by Patty Peterson
Nov 4 - Journaling for Wellness, taught by Kate Alvord
Nov 11 - Unwinding Habits of the Mind, taught by Kim Menzel
Nov 18 - Adrenal Fatigue, taught by Vicki Usitalo
Nov 23 (MONDAY) – Food as a Metaphor, taught by Kim Menzel
Dec 2 - E-Z Fitness Methods: When You Can't or Don't Exercise, taught by Kate Alvord
Dec 9 - Love Your Self, Love Your Body, taught by Kim Menzel
Dec 16 - Tenderheartedness, taught by Dorothy Riutta

Patty Peterson RN of Keweenaw Natural Wellness is an energy healer who has taught several previous classes on wellness and intuition.
Kim Menzel LMSW of Indigo Creek Counseling is a clinical psychotherapist who works with area health care providers in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.
Katie Alvord of North Coast Holistics is an award-winning writer and educator with training in holistic health and nutrition.
Vicki Usitalo RN of Preventive Health Maintenance is a specialist in Field Control Therapy, a method of internal cleansing using homeopathy and herbs.
Dorothy Riutta of Peaceful Niche, a meditation practitioner who has studied in a variety of meditation traditions, teaches introductory and advanced meditation classes.
Karen Rumisek has a background including postsecondary education and training in nutrition, herbal remedies and feng shui.