How did Zero Balancing originate?
The name “Zero Balancing” came from a client’s description of her experience. “I feel so perfectly balanced; it’s almost like I am zero balanced”. Her meaning was that she had been brought back to the experience of an original state. Dr. Fritz Frederick Smith, the American originator of this bodywork approach, received his Bachelor of Science in 1951, Doctor of Osteopathy in 1955 and Medical Degree in 1961. He practiced osteopathy and general medicine from 1957 to 1972. During the 1960’s and 70s, seeking a deeper understanding of illness and health, he became a student of yoga and meditation as well as a certified Rolfer and a licensed acupuncturist. His scientific viewpoint was increasingly challenged by Eastern influences and particularly by his clinical experience of acupuncture. In 1975, while studying with Professor J.R. Worsley at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in England, he evolved Zero Balancing as a project of excellence for his Bachelor of Acupuncture degree. He has