In an effort to provide address the spiritual issues of its patients, administrators at a UK hospital aren’t turning to men and women of the cloth as you might think. Instead, they’re looking to hire a Reiki master – an occult-based technique that has no basis in science.
PO writes: “I have been having acupuncture for 2.5 years on a regular basis for anxiety. The Dr. that is treating me is a Catholic and a MD. I have benefited greatly from this therapy. He does mention that I have had blocks that need to be opened and I do feel very relaxed after the treatments. . . .
J writes: “I recently read on a blog about “Energy Profiling” or “Dressing Your Truth” by Carol Tuttle. I started watching the video series on energy profiling and felt that it was very New Age or based on eastern religions. The ‘Dressing Your Truth’ seems to be becoming very popular. As a Christian, I am concerned about this creeping into our churches, ladies retreats, etc. Are you familiar with energy profiling?”
CF writes: “I have a question regarding a therapy. A friend of mine briefly talked about a therapy he recently experienced call ‘Somato-Emotional Release (SER) Therapy.’ I have not been able to find any information regarding this therapy from a Catholic perspective. Is this a therapy Catholics should avoid?”
The rich and famous just can’t fine enough ways to waste their money! Now they’re sinking major amounts of cash into the latest New Age snake oil known as “energy adjustments”.
To all those readers out there who have complained to us about the lack New Age “energy-free” massage therapy these days, this e-mail is meant for you!
SM writes: “Many years ago before I knew what Reiki is about I bought a CD of “new age” relaxation music. I bought it on the strength of the sample one could listen to in the store, but the CD was marketed as being good for background music during Reiki massage. It was clearly created with the intention of being used during Reiki, given the packaging and liner notes. Do you recommend that I get rid of it?”