Neuroemotional Technique is Unscientific

woman straight jacketAM asks: “Do you know anything about the Neuro -emotional technique or Neuro emotional component of the triangle of health in Chiropractice? Seems somewhat couched in New Age language though there is of course a persuasive presentation of it. Not sure the spelling is right either. But thought you might quickly be able to say if it’s New Age.”

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Watch Out for Wacky Allergy Treatments!

woman holding stomachMA asks: “I’m wondering if you’ve run across any negative information on ALCAT or other companies who test for food sensitivities.  Supposedly, if a person is sensitive to a certain food, then staying away from that food allows the body to heal.  Scientifically, it makes sense to me, and I don’t see any elements of New Age in this.  What do you think?”

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Just Because it Sounds Holy Doesn’t Mean it Is

quackC5 writes: “I listen to Catholic Radio and have heard that partaking in acupuncture and other alternative therapies.  I have been to a natural healing center and the practitioner uses muscle testing which she says uses acupuncture ideas about energy flow in my body. That our bodies can let us know what part of our body is being challenged and what it needs to get back into balance. She uses her technique as an assessment tool not as treatment. If what she says is true then it would have to be of our God because it is amazing and miraculous. What is ‘bad’ about this?”

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Kinesiology

MT asks: “I am reading a little bit about kinesiology. My daughter, age 13, has mild scoliosis. It’s a large enough curve in her spine to be diagnosed by conventional doctors but too small for conventional treatment. She is in pain all the time, and I want to try some alternative methods to give her some relief. A mother of a friend from school is offering to work with her through kinesiology. I still don’t get what’s wrong with this approach from a Catholic standpoint. Are there limitations I should discuss with the mom that is willing to work with my daughter?”

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Muscle Testing

SL: “For fourteen years I have had hot flashes from menopause. Recently, I reached the end of my rope. In SC where I live there is a Dr. Susan Stegall on the radio.  Her practice is called Integrative Health. I went to her office last week. She is not an MD but has studied alternative medicine.  She uses a pressure method to determine where you need healing.  The protocol (as she calls it) is then worked up and consists of homeopathic and herbs.When I went to her I had no idea of the technique she uses. While talking to me I saw her eyes focus on the crucifix around my neck.  She made a point of telling me she is also a Christian.  I use the protocol with my eyes fixed on Jesus and remain close to him.  Am I in any kind of danger by seeing this doctor?”

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