Sintergetica and Manos Specialist – AIS, Asociación Internacional de Sintergetica

Jean-Rafael R. Heiz-Neri was born in Chicago, his father French and his mother Venezuelan.  His diverse cultural background has given him the opportunity to apply a number of healing techniques from various cultures.  At the tender age of ten, JR began to study Reiki, a Japanese energy manipulation technique. From there he was inspired to study other forms of energy work including Qigong, Shamanic healing, Reconnective Healing/Reconnection, Manos para Sanar and hypnosis.  He holds a PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Nanjing, China, and is a licensed acupuncturist in Illinois, USA. He also holds degrees in Applied Behavioral Science and Nutrition, and is certified by the International Association of Sintergetica as a practitioner and organizer.

Sintergetica speaks to JR because it combines a variety of healing traditions many by which at that time, he’d already become familiar with.  Sintergetica is a unique diagnostic method which combines Chinese, Tibetan, Ayurvedic, South American, Shamanistic and Western Medicines. Sintergetica, along with TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), considers the whole self including: gross and microscopic anatomy, metabolism, circulation, energy patterns and flow, temperament, emotions, psychic factors, and ancestral energy.  For more information, you may visit his website at

For three years, JR was a Chinese Medicine Intern at GuoYiTang 国医堂, a renowned private clinic in Nanjing, China, and the Chinese Medical Provincial Hospital of Jiangsu 江苏省中医院.  Whilst pursuing his Ph.D in TCM, he performed TCM treatment for patients with chronic and acute pain, GI disorders, acute and chronic depression, hormone imbalances, chronic nephritis, and malnutrition, using techniques such as regular acupuncture 针灸, fire needling 火针, zhen dao 针导 and moxibustion 艾灸.

At the Chinese Medical Provincial Hospital of Jiangsu 江苏省中医院, he worked in various departments, including the acupuncture department, pediatric department, neurology department, internal medicine department, Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) department, andrology department, and psychiatric department.  His responsibilities included TCM diagnosis and treatment using Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na, and aiding the Attending Physician.

JR no longer approaches medicine from a traditional or alternative view, rather his approach is complementary.  He believes that health is a state of balance, and disease, derived from two words, dis-ease, is a lack of harmony in the body and mind.

He also believes healing comes from within yourself, but finding the source may be difficult at times.  This is why the most important aspect of his work is to teach meditation. Being able to pause throughout the day, even for a few minutes can be a great healing tool for the body, mind and spirit.

JR smiles when he witnesses his patients get better as a result of their own ability to acknowledge, feel and heal on their own.  He loves teaching others the art of healing oneself and, in the future, he hopes to continue to bring Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sintergetica, Energy work and Meditation to the public through his continued one-on-one work, as well as with seminars and meditation sessions.

It is his Passion, his life, his journey…


Sintergetica and Manos

Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalism

Reiki/Energy Medicine

Meditation and Visualization


Behavioral Science Therapy