Just when you thought this world couldn’t get any weirder, proponents of the controversial practice of “tapping” now claim you can clear bad vibes and create good ones just by tapping on certain areas of the body. If only it was that simple!
JE writes: “I am seeking advice on acupuncture to help with back pain and depression. I have researched a little on valid health websites and have found some information that acupuncture might work. From a spiritual perspective is it as dangerous as practices reiki, or is there some gray area?”
Every year around this time we get email from people who received jewelry for Christmas gifts that contain crystals or other gemstones and they’re worried about the superstitious uses of these stones. Is it safe to wear this jewelry? Should we give these gifts back?
Even though people swear by it, the Traditional Chinese Medicine form of acupuncture is not standing up to the rigors of science and, even according to their own literature, seems to be heading into the realm of mythology.
RT writes: “I have heard that there’s some kind of spiritual significance to when you wake up in the middle of the night. For example, if you wake up at 1:00 a.m. it means you’re on the brink of a spiritual awakening – or at 3:00 a.m. it means your energy levels are too low. Is any of this true?”
DW asks: “Are you familiar with Splankna? It would fall under the general category of ‘Energy Psychology’ and uses three protocols: Neuro-Emotional Technique (N.E.T.), Thought Field Therapy (T.F.T.), and E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Because the basis of this approach uses the ‘Meridian System of Energy,’ does it possess the same issues as Reiki and other new age healing modalities?”
EB writes: “I have been seeing a certified acupressure therapist. Does this pertain to the New Age category like chiropractors?”