Energy Medicine Series: A Rapidly Advancing Phenomenon in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Community

Have you heard of Energy Medicine? While it may sound like something from a new age seminar, it is really nothing more than a simple concept of the energy around us and how it relates and sends signals to our body. In general, energy medicine is any healing technique that utilizes known energies such as magnetism, electricity, sound, or light. Most applications of energy medicine presently are done through frequencies that mimic those of substances or stressors as they relate to a patient’s sense well being. Dr. Joseph Mercola, DO, who is arguably one of the most well known Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) physicians today, is using energy medicine on a regular basis in his practice and fully believes in its benefits. Through his meetings with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, who he calls his mentor and who he considers to be THE authority on energy medicine, Dr. Mercola is specifically practicing Meridian Tapping Technique and Autonomic Response Testing as valid methods for identifying and treating health problems and dis-ease. Here is a description of these important holistic practices: Meridian Tapping Technique (MTT) On Dr. Mercola’s website, he states MTT is “a psychological acupressure technique I have been recommending to my patients and using in my practice. It shows how the tapping of one’s fingertips inputs kinetic energy onto specific meridians on your head and chest to provide emotional relief and physical healing benefits for you and your family.” Specifically, MTT is practiced by tapping ones fingers in a rhythmic and bold succession to release kinetic energy into the body while repeating positive affirmations to change associations with a specific...

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