[Opinion] Look Beyond Research Gold Standard for Energetic Therapies

We have been conditioned in this culture to reject any kind of practice that has not been verified by double blind studies published in peer-reviewed journals.

This gold standard of research, which is largely utilized in drug trials, is considered the only real validation of any so-called claims.In this model, the plural of anecdote is not data—meaning the experiences of my now thousands of clients, and the experiences of the many thousands of my hundreds of students, simply do not count.

When we dig deeper into this model however, we find many problems.

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