Intuitive Medicine 101

The practice of using intuition or clairvoyance to glean medical information on diseases and treatments isn't new. It dates back to 1854, when Phineas Parkhurst set up his intuitive healing practice. Other important figures in intuitive medicine include William M. Branham, the father of the Pentecostal Latter Rain Movement. Many of his followers said that he was able to intuitively know about the ailments afflicting the members of his church and was also able to heal them. Unlike medical doctors, most medical intuitives do not concern themselves with making a medical diagnosis. However, many of them have had cause to work with medical doctors, and some doctors are known for calling on medical intuitives for second opinions. Hospitals have even hired a few medical intuitives in California to help with diagnosis and treatment. 

How A Medical Intuitive Works 

We know that medical doctors work by diagnosing their patients and then suggesting or carrying out treatments. That's pretty straightforward. But how does a medical intuitive work? Most medical intuitives work by scanning the body for energy imbalances or anything else that may be causing illness. This, of course, isn't done with any instruments. It's done intuitively. In some cases, the practitioner asks for the patient's name and location and "sits to meditate upon it". During meditation, they ask for a "spiritual" diagnosis from their minds, and after a short while, it is given. 

Talk To The Body

In other cases, the practitioner talks to the body and tries to get the cells that make up the body to talk to them. When these cells eventually speak, they tell the practitioner why they aren't working properly. They also tell the practitioner how to remedy the situation. In both cases, the intuitive is led along by an inner knowing or an intuitive nature that allows them to know what to say to the client, how to diagnose them, and how to cure them of their sickness ultimately. These medical intuitives can often explain how particular energy is causing an ailment or how the lack of that energy is the reason for sickness.  It's easy to assume that medical intuitives are simply random people with no medical training whatsoever. But that's not always true. Several medical intuitives work as medical doctors— and are medical doctors. However, most medical intuitives are people found in the non-medical healing arts such as counseling, bodywork, and energy work. 

What Experts Are Saying

A lot of medical practitioners and psychologists do not think that intuitive medicine exists. They chalk up most of intuitive medicine's successes to a combination of confirmation bias, the placebo effect, wishful thinking, and regression fallacy. Despite many academic institutions regarding intuitive medicine as pseudoscience, few still offer certificates and degrees for medical intuitives. But the question is, is intuitive medicine real? Many practitioners would answer yes to that question with no problem. They would also say that although medical intuitives can see what traditional health practitioners may miss during diagnosis, a session with one isn't a replacement for medical treatment. So even if you plan on consulting a medical intuitive, you should know that it's not a replacement for medical treatment or consultation. Sure, medical intuitives may provide insights into your condition that a medical doctor may not offer, but that doesn't make them worthy replacements for medical practitioners. 

See What Other's Can Not See

Despite many academic institutions regarding intuitive medicine as pseudoscience, there are a few that still offer certificates and degrees for medical intuitives. But the question is, is intuitive medicine real? Many practitioners would answer yes to that question with no problem. They would also say that although medical Intuitives can see what traditional health practitioners may miss during diagnosis, a session with one isn't a replacement for medical treatment. So even if you plan on consulting a medical intuitive, you should know that it's not a replacement for medical treatment or consultation. Sure, Intuitives may provide insights into your condition that a medical doctor may not be able to offer, but that doesn't make them worthy replacements for medical practitioners.