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What Is Medical Intuition?

Definition

Medical Intuition is designed to identify and assess the underlying drivers or root causes of imbalance, to not only help promote physical well-being, but also emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

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

Purpose

Medical Intuition is intended to identify and evaluate energetic structures and patterns in the physical systems of the body, as well as the energy systems of the body (biofield), that can correspond to illness, imbalance and disease. In addition, Medical Intuition is designed to address the energetic influence of thoughts, beliefs and emotions, and how they impact the health and well-being of an individual.

Although Medical Intuition uses the word "medical," the use of Medical Intuition is not to be construed as the practice of medicine, psychotherapy, or any other licensed healthcare practice. A revolutionary new perspective in mind-body approaches, Medical Intuition can provide essential and practical support to any allopathic, integrative, functional, CAM, and holistic healthcare practice.

The Practical Path Medical Intuitive Training Certification Program offers a comprehensive, step-by-step method of intuitive mastery designed to eliminate guesswork and help practitioners deliver integrated, holistic care for body, mind and spirit well-being.

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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 in Healthcare (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.