Thursday, November 17, 2005

Emergency "Energy Medicine"

A helpful guide, for the mystified: What an "Energy Medicine Specialist" does for a suspected heart attack, until the paramedics arrive.
Medical Necessities:
If the person has stopped breathing, administer CPR, including chest compressions if there is no pulse. This is the top priority!
Common Sense:
Make the person as comfortable as possible.

ENERGY METHODS to support the heart (presented in the suggested order, but like all energy medicine interventions, use with an experimental attitude—they won’t hurt, they probably will help, energy test your results when appropriate, stay attuned to your intuition, not every technique listed will be necessary, innovate):
  1. Do a "hook-up" (one hand in navel, one hand on third eye, push in and pull up).
  2. Strengthen the heart meridian by tracing it forward. As you come to the end of the meridian, rapidly twist the ends of the little fingers back and forth with some pressure.
  3. Deeply and vigorously massage the heart neurolymphatic points between the 2nd and 3rd ribs, just below where the collarbone and breastbone meet, especially if the person is unconscious. Do not do this massage for more than 10 to 15 seconds.
  4. Hold one hand over the heart area and press deeply into the top of the pubic bone with the other hand for about 30 to 60 seconds (re-establishes electrical energy in the body and stimulates the penetrating flow)
  5. Hold the triple warmer strengthening points (TW3 & GB41, then TW2 & BL66) if the person appears to be leaving the body. Speak calmly and ask the person to stay with you. If you have help available, have another person pulse the K1 points on the bottom of the feet.
  6. Hold the spleen meridian strengthening points (Sp2 & H8, then Sp1 & Lv1).
  7. If the heartbeat is erratic or if the heart is beating too strong, hold the small intestine meridian strengthening points (GB41 & SI3, then B66 & SI2)...
  8. If the person is conscious, stable and resting comfortably, hold the frontal neurovascular points to offer comfort until help arrives...
"Reactions that may be caused by energy intervention:"
...The person may enter an altered state of consciousness and, rarely, appear to have left the body. Initially, if the person is in an altered state but conversant, ask if help or assistance is desired. Sometimes a productive and even precious inner journey is underway...


Blogger Jeffrey said...

What is your take on this? My ex-wife is very into this New Age stuff, and I took my daughter (then about 3 or 4) to an appointment with an "Energy Doctor" one. He diagnosed a food allergy by having us link hands with him and his receptionist (or "nurse," or something). It seems profoundly silly to me, and certainly, if nothing else, profoundly unscientific. There are things that science can't yet explain, but I don't think these people should be masquerading as healthcare professionals or pretending to be scientists, any more than the Intelligent Design advocates.

8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. Dear.

Thanks for the rant upcoming!

2:17 PM  
Blogger aafan said...

My take is that I have no idea what they are talking about. When I saw other medbloggers posting about alternative therapies like "Energy Medicine" and homeopathy, I tried to find more information. I do wish that they would continue CPR, instead of that other stuff...especially if they are concerned about the patient "leaving their body!"

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The same arguments apply to this as apply to homeopathy and so on: first and foremost, does the therapy actually work?

It it does, is it as effective as the other methods known?

If it doesn't work or isn't as effective, drop it unless you have a very strong case for further investigation.

This is not rocket science. This is the medical equivalent of trying to light a fire by pouring water onto it, then claiming that you have lit the fire by doing so. Precisely why this is so difficult a concept to grasp I'm not sure; stupidity is my best guess.

7:40 AM  

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