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What Is Medical Intuition?

Definition

Medical Intuition is defined as a system of expanded perception gained through the development of the human sense of intuition. 

Medical Intuition is part of the emerging fields of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and focuses on visualization skills and in-depth intuitive scanning to obtain information from the physical body and energy systems.


Purpose

Although Medical Intuition uses the word "medical," it is not to be construed that the use of Medical Intuition is the practice of medicine, psychotherapy, or any other type of therapy. Rather, Medical Intuition is designed to assist an individual in addressing imbalances in the physical systems of the body, as well as in the energy systems of the body, or biofield, which includes the aura and the chakra system.

In addition, Medical Intuition can also assist in addressing the energetic influence of thoughts, beliefs and emotions, and how they impact the health and well-being of the individual.

A new paradigm in mind-body medicine, Medical Intuition can provide essential support to any allopathic, integrative, functional, CAM, and holistic healthcare practice.


Origins

Medical Intuitive readings were first documented in the early 1900s by the writings of intuitive Edgar Cayce. Medical Intuition also gained awareness in the 1990s through Caroline Myss, whose work was verified and supported by Dr. C. Norman Shealy.

Recent advances in the field of mind-body medicine suggest the importance of using intuition when treating clients and patients, based on theory and empirical research from traumatology, psychoneuroimmunology, spiritual psychology, and holistic nursing theory, among others. 


Recent Research on Intuition (2017)

Relationship between the use of intuition in clinical practice and the clinical competence of critical care nurses. Hassani P, Abdi A, Jalali R, Salari N. Int J Evid Based Healthc. 2017 Jul 7. doi: 10.1097/XEB.0000000000000113. [Epub ahead of print]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28692455

How Expert Clinicians Intuitively Recognize a Medical Diagnosis. Brush JE Jr, Sherbino J, Norman GR. Am J Med. 2017 Jun;130(6):629-634. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.01.045. Epub 2017 Feb 24. Review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28238695

Mindfulness practice: A promising approach to reducing the effects of clinician implicit bias on patients. Burgess DJ, Beach MC, Saha S. Patient Educ Couns. 2017 Feb;100(2):372-376. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2016.09.005. Epub 2016 Sep 15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27665499

Clinical Intuition in the nursing process and decision-making-A mixed-studes review. Melin-Johansson C, Palmqvist R, Rönnberg L., J Clin Nurs. (2017) Mar 22. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13814.

Intuitive Judgment in the Context of Osteopathic Clinical Reasoning. Liem T. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2017 Sep 1;117(9):586-594. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2017.113.

Intuition in Clinical Decision Making: Differences Among Practicing Nurses. Miller EM, Hill PD.J Holist Nurs. 2017 Aug 1:898010117725428. doi: 10.1177/0898010117725428

Use 'nursing intuition' in assessments, say senior care home staff. Nurse Older People. 2017 May 31;29(5):7. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.5.7.s6.

Use of Intuition by Critical Care Nurses: A Phenomenological Study, Hassani P, Abdi A, Jalali R, Salari N (2016), Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 10 February 2016, Volume 7 Pages 65-71. https://www.dovepress.com/use-of-intuition-by-critical-care-nurses-a-phenomenological-study-peer-reviewed-article-AMEP

How Expert Clinicians Intuitively Recognize a Medical Diagnosis. Brush JE Jr, Sherbino J, Norman GR. Am J Med. 2017 Jun;130(6):629-634. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.01.045. Epub 2017 Feb 24. Review.