I am so pleased to have read the article Transforming
By Charles Elder, MD, MPH, FACP;
Cheryl Ritenbaugh, PhD, MPH, in The Permanente Journal
Summer 2007 / Volume 11, No. 3 <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3057727/
or in pdf format
I strongly encourage you to read the article in
entirety, as every aspect of it is vitalizing and
This article gives me hope
for a new frontier in CAM research
and for the
possibility of eventually extending some CAM benefits
into the realm of allopathic care. To entice you to read
this amazing editorial, below are some aspects addressed
by Dr. Elder and Dr. Ritenbaugh.
- individuals being treated with some Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (CAM) interventions "may
experience and value nonspecific,
whole-person, or transformational changes as essential
components of the healing process."
- These benefits may "go beyond the narrow
biomedical markers we are accustomed to measuring."
- patients of
two studies share spontaneous reflections of
descriptions of the healing power of nature,
tenets of naturopathic medicine
- an excellent and integral sub-article: "Whole
Systems Research: An Evolving Paradigm for Studying
- details of participation in a collaborative project
(funded by the CAM branch of the NIH, involving U.S.
and Canadian institutions) to develop, evaluate,
and implement a "questionnaire tool for use in CAM
and other biomedical research to
quantitatively measure whole-person outcomes,
including transformational change."
TAT for maintaining
healthy weight loss studies:
David Feinstein, PhD just shared a
4-minute video (July 2014)
"David Recognizes the Empirical
Nature of Energy Medicine"
As someone who utilizes a variety of
forms of energy technologies, I know that I do my
work based on observation and empirical evidence
with tremendous results. It's great to hear
someone steeped in hard-core science, like Dr.
Feinstein, to recognize this in Donna Eden's work.
(And I highly recommend their Six Pillars article
Pillars of Energy Medicine: Clinical Strengths of
a Complementary Paradigm
by David Feinstein, PhD, and Donna Eden
- In their abstract, Feinstein and Eden state, "six properties of
energy medicine give it strengths that could
augment conventional health care models."
- This article explains with clarity and
scientific specificity the six properties. It is
documented with 96 notes and concludes with an
example research question for each pillar,
encouraging the scientific community to develop
studies which provide empirical evidence
regarding the strengths of energy interventions
incorporated into mainstream healthcare.
- As one who has benefited greatly from energy
medicine, I hope the research will be pursued.
In the meantime, for those who seek scientific
explanations regarding energy medicine, this
article is well worth careful examination.
papers related to acupoint stimulation
(including TAT and other modalities)
- Modulating Gene
Expression through Psychotherapy: The
Contribution of Non-Invasive Somatic
Interventions by David
Feinstein, Ph.D. and Dawson Church, Ph.D.
This paper addresses how incorporating somatic
interventions, especially acupoint stimulation
(such as TAT and other forms of energy
psychology) may increase speed and power
(effectiveness) of treatment.
Paper scheduled for publication in Review of
General Psychology, a journal of the
American Psychological Association <http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/>,
the final version published in the APA
journal. It is not the “copy of record.”
- Rapid Treatment of PTSD: Why
Psychological Exposure with Acupoint Tapping
May Be Effective by David Feinstein,
Paper scheduled for publication in Psychotherapy:
Theory, Research, Practice, Training.,
a journal of the American Psychological
the final version published in the APA journal.
It is not the “copy of record.”
study ~ supported by a grant from the
National Center for Complementary/Alternative
Medicine, National Institutes of Health, USA
- follow-up expanded Kaiser Permanente study ~ Jeanine one of three
certified TAT Trainers facilitating groups for
this 2009 study
(granted $2.1 million from National Center for
Complementary and Integrative Health, a branch of
- articles: Kaiser
Permanente press release, Oregonian
(from 5/7/08 Health Section, page D5), NIH
project info on Randomized Trial of Tapas
Acupressure Technique for Weight Loss Maintenance
This epigenetics article suggests that influencing
expression of genes is the center of modern medicine. At
first that could sound a little scary, until we read
Bruce Lipton's work on genes. Links to
Lipton's articles on my site
the Epicenter of Modern Medicine
, by Andrew P.
Feinberg, MD, MPH in JAMA
March 19, 2008;299(11):1345-1350.
full text: <http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/299/11/1345
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