Your Guide to Seeing a Medical Intuitive
For some people, there’s more to physical health than the symptoms that can be understood by a medical doctor. Holistic wellness is important, and for some, that means consulting medical practitioners other than doctors and using methods like Reiki, acupuncture, and energy healing to diagnose and deal with ailments ranging from coughs and colds to more serious medical conditions like cancer, melanomas, and arthritis. While many people are skeptical, it never hurts to get a second opinion from someone who has helped other people in the past.
If you’re dealing with an ongoing health issue, many people find comfort and healing by working with a medical intuitive. A medical intuitive is an alternative medical practitioner who uses their intuitive abilities and insight to diagnose conditions, rather than using tests and other traditional diagnostic protocols.
The earliest medical intuitive was named Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, who started practicing in 1854. Although many people scoff at the title, these alternative doctors have often been consulted by medical doctors and clinics to provide second opinions on ongoing cases, and sometimes a medical intuitive themselves are in possession of a medical degree, merging the alternative and traditional practice.
Here’s a quick guide to help you have a positive experience working with a medical intuitive.
Be aware that a medical intuitive isn’t necessarily a medical doctor
Although there are some people who work as a medical intuitive that have gone through the formal process of attending medical school and becoming board certified, many people who do this work have absolutely no formal medical training or health-related background of any kind. This means that you’re relying completely on their intuitive abilities, rather than any kind of formal knowledge.
If you feel called to visit a medical intuitive, please ensure that it’s part of a holistic assessment, and make sure that your family or attending doctor is aware of your choice. It never hurts to seek out a second opinion, but if you’re in any pain, or are worried about your health, your doctor should be the first person you talk to, every time.
Look for a medical intuitive with some formal training
While there are ‘schools’ that offer some kinds of medical intuitive training, most people agree that it’s a skill that you have to be born with. However, this doesn’t mean that you should go to just anyone who offers the service. There are tons of alternative doctors that have trained as research scientists or biologists, or in a helping field like psychotherapy or counseling. This background helps them explain their findings in a helpful way to a layperson. It also helps them deliver potentially upsetting news in a constructive way.
If you’re looking for a medical intuitive, make sure that they have some appropriate background training.
Look for reviews
These days, most people advertise their business on the Internet and rely on connections through social media like Facebook and LinkedIn to generate new client business. One of the hallmarks of a reliable intuitive is to be able to show positive reviews from satisfied clients. You shouldn’t be asked to trust in their skills alone — they should be able to show you what benefit they brought to the lives of others before you give them your hard-earned money.
The reviews don’t even need to be detailed, but they should be able to show evidence that they’ve been practicing with some degree of success before you hire them.
Your reading or session may take place over the phone
There are a number of different ways that you can consult with a medical intuitive. Most practitioners will ‘read’ your energy to help you achieve your goals. Many times, this takes place over the phone — the intuitive does not necessarily need to be in the room with you to read your energy. You’ll be asked to sit or lie comfortably, and the intuitive will narrate what they’re receiving from your energy. Many will ask you to set a goal for the session and will work with you to fulfill that goal.
Every medical intuitive has a different fee structure
Unlike a more traditional medical or aesthetic field, there’s no regulation to what a medical intuitive can charge. Generally, a single session will cost you at least $100, and usually closer to $300, depending on what services the intuitive offers. Sometimes, if your medical intuitive is also a trained counselor or psychotherapist, you can get the session covered by your insurance, but if you’re looking for a cheaper option, you can either request a shorter session, or look for a medical intuitive that does classes or group readings. You may not have as much one-on-one time with the practitioner, but you will get some insights into your life.
Seek out an intuitive whose approach you understand
There are many different people working as alternative doctors, many of which are self-taught, who use a variety of different approaches to working with their clients. Some use the chakras to help clients understand their message, while others use astrology or art to express their philosophy. When you’re trying to figure out which medical intuitive to visit, make sure that their approach resonates with you.
If you don’t connect with visual art in any meaningful way, you should avoid consulting that type of medical intuitive. If you don’t understand Eastern philosophy, steer clear of a medical intuitive who studied and uses that approach. You can always ask your intuitive to explain it in a different way if you don’t understand.
Be prepared to hear some things that may shock and surprise you
If you’ve never exposed yourself to an energy healer, medium, or another kind of intuitive, it may shock you the first time you go in for a session. While each person is different and has different skills, there are many who are attuned to things like our past lives and the voices of our loved ones that have passed on. If you don’t wish to hear any of this information, let your intuitive know beforehand, but the information that comes out of these sources could be relevant to your growth and healing.
Be prepared to do some research based on your session
Many intuitives spend your session telling you about the different emotional and physical conditions that are affecting you and can work with you afterward to format a treatment plan. However, you should be prepared to do some work on your own after your session, to take advantage of the new information that has been shared with you. Spend some time with your results, and really explore the feelings that were brought up in the session. All that precious information is wasted if you’re unable to digest and process it. Your practitioner will be able to recommend some resources for you to start with.
If you want long-term support, consider investing in a package
If you’re entering a trying period of life, and want longer-term support from a professional medical intuitive, a certain practitioner may be able to create a long-term care plan for you which would involve monthly or weekly sessions, as well as regular telephone support. These can get expensive but are worth considering if you have the means, and feel that you would benefit from continued guidance.
Visiting a medical intuitive is never a waste of time
It’s never any downside to seeing a medical intuitive. They can bring value to your life by reaffirming your emotions and helping to express and release issues that have been troubling you for years. Even if you don’t feel physically healed after your session, it never hurts to explore your energy and emotions with a trained professional.
Investing in yourself, and validating your feelings, is always going to be a meaningful pursuit. Just make sure that you’re not substituting the advice of an intuitive for the professional care of a licensed medical doctor.