By Sharon Blauer
As an alternative health professional, I have met my fair share of skeptics. It is understandable that they feel as they do if they haven’t experienced alternative therapies –or if perhaps they’ve had a negative experience and have therefore dismissed all alternative therapists as being substandard or perhaps just a bunch of charlatans.
In fairness, no doubt these same people would dismiss conventional doctors when they are unable to treat the common cold effectively, when they botch up an operation that sets back the patient in recovery time and considerable cash, misdiagnose a condition and/or prescribe medication whose side effects do more damage than the relief they purport to provide. Or do they? Clearly, there are competent and less competent people in both streams of healthcare.
I have been on an unofficial pilgrimage of late, looking for the empirical scientific proof that alternative therapies can be just as effective, if not more effective than conventional medicine –not to mention a lot more affordable for those who aren’t covered by medical insurance.
This summer in Vancouver, I attended a seminar held by fellow Canadian Adam ‘Dreamhealer’, a holistic professional who, as a teenager, was credited with healing rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins of terminal pancreatic cancer –along with several others with the same condition. This strain of cancer is typically considered to be a death sentence, and a rapidly carried out one at that.
So certain were his doctors that Ronnie was on his way out that a farewell tribute concert was held in his honor. Yet, eight years later, he’s still alive, and cancer-free according to conventional medical diagnostics. MRI after MRI was performed on Ronnie because doctors simply couldn’t fathom that the condition was gone. At Adam’s seminar, we were shown video testimonial after testimonial of cancer survivors who credit him with saving their lives with energy healing. But are these testimonials, however authentic, which were given by people who were effectively told by their doctors they weren’t expected to live this long ‘scientific’ enough?
This fall, I attended training in Reconnective healing in Los Angeles with its founder, Eric Pearl. He, too is looking to provide scientific backing to the movement’s healing claims. So along with a number of testimonials of miraculous healings, the following scientific data was provided.
A study was carried out whereby athletes were provided six hours of teaching and interaction with Reconnective Healing energies or frequencies. “Each of the athletes and test subjects experienced a significant boost in their energy levels, with an average increase of 22% or more. The athletes reported that they could clearly feel the frequencies and the benefits they were experiencing in their bodies. One athlete with a recently broken leg injury, who walked only with difficulty and on crutches, was able--after the two session experiment--to get off the table and walk on his own with little pain. His doctor, who was present during the experiment, re-x-rayed the athlete the next day and was stunned to see that the sever bone break had somehow now become a slight sprain.”
Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, Ph.D said: “The results were very, very strong and very, very different” than anything else he had seen in his extensive bio-energetic research. Who is Dr Korotkov? Professor of Computer Science and Biophysics at Saint-Petersburg Federal University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. Professor of Research in Saint Petersburg Academy of Physical Culture. President of the International Union for Medical and Applied Bioelectrography, that’s who. But perhaps this was a placebo effect?
Another study done in collaboration with Gary Schwartz, Ph.D, Director of Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Surgery; and Director, Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona, set out to examine what transpires when Reconnective Healing is applied to plants. “Plant leaves were selected and matched for size and consistency. What was known was that when leaves are separated from their life source (stem or trunk) they die.” In fact, they apparently die within 7-10 days. Reconnective Healing was applied to some of the severed leaves. The result was that it helped to keep the leaves alive as long as 90 days! Some of them even started sprouting roots. But is that scientific enough? Was it a placebo effect? Perhaps the leaves expected to live longer?
British Brain Researcher Dr. Richard Hansbury discovered that persons receiving Reconnective energy during an EEG had the following result: brainwaves began to organize, harmonize and go into a state of coherent, peak performance state. But is an EEG a scientific enough instrument?
Well, to me it is. This is why I have spent time and money studying this modality and why I now offer it to my own clients. There comes a time following much needed scrutiny that when results are what they are, a conclusion ought to be drawn based upon that data.
I am my own EEG: I read people’s energy. Professional homeopaths come to me with their clients and even with their own families because, in their words, I am able to see the effects of the remedy before they even ingest it, clearly and accurately, using similar terminology to the Materia Medica, their reference book (this also helps prevent unfortunate side effects of taking the wrong remedy or dosage). But is the consistency of my accuracy deemed scientific? It’s good and consistent enough for them, their families and their clients; and that says a lot to me. I also use this skill to train other budding healers and to see how effective a healing session of any modality was on its recipient.
And now, as New Year’s approaches, I am being approached by people wanting an energy or aura reading for them or their loved ones so that they may set their New Year’s resolutions with more clarity of purpose on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Their trust in me is based on results, and consistency in these results. And that’s scientific enough for them.
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