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Energy washout: A New Method to Achieve Well-Being and Health

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Energy Washout: A New Method to Achieve Well-Being and Health
Dgania 10/47 Petah-Tikva, Israel.
Nader Butto*
International Journal of Psychiatry Research
ISSN 2641-4317
Research Article
Citation: Butto N. Energy Washout: A New Method to Achieve Well-Being and Health. Int J Psychiatr Res. 2020; 3(3): 1-9.
Bioeld, Breathwork, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Energy
medicine, Mind–body medicine, Pulsing biomagnetic elds,
Stress, Unied integrative medicine.
The use of allopathic medicine, which is based on the biomedical
model, provides many powerful lifesaving treatments to patients.
The allopathic approach considers the individual as a biological
machine, denes health as the absence of illness or disease, and
emphasizes that the role of clinical diagnosis and intervention
and the purpose of treatment are to achieve and maintain the
physiological parameters within the established normal levels.
However, this model fails to prevent diseases and evidently leads
to continuously increasing rates chronic diseases and conditions
worldwide. In the United States, nearly 1 in 2 Americans (133
million) has at least one chronic medical condition, aecting most
individuals (58%) in this population between ages 18 and 64 years
[1]. This number is projected to increase by more than 1% per year
by 2030, resulting in a chronically ill population of an estimated
171 million people [1].
There is a growing awareness that conventional treatments may
be too harsh to use for treatment of chronic and non-life-threaten
diseases. Moreover, concerns about adverse reactions to treatment
and the escalating costs of conventional health care are fueling
the search for alternative approaches to the prevention and
management of illness [2,3].
Although the impact of stress on human health is widely
recognized, conventional medicine has not eectively addressed
the mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals.
Exposure to chronic stress is considered extremely toxic because
it is most likely to result in long-term or permanent changes of the
emotional, physiological, and behavioral responses that inuence
an individual’s susceptibility to disease and the course of disease [4-
5]. Acceptance of the fact that stress is linked to physical diseases
or to other health problems has become commonplace. Research
has shown many reciprocal links between the experience of stress
and several body systems: the central nervous system, which
In the biomedical model, an individual’s mental, emotional, and spiritual needs are gravely neglected, and these
aspects are partially addressed in nonconventional and alternative medicine. Unied integrative medicine is a
system of medicine that focuses on the integration of body, psyche, and soul and considers the direct inuence of
emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral health factors. In this approach, health is a state of harmony
and resonance between the magnetic elds of the soul and the physical body in which the defense system is able to
cope with internal or external stimuli to maintain a state of homeostasis. In such a state, all cells, organs and the
whole body pass rhythmically through the four life phases: excitation, expansion, contraction, and relaxation, each
with its pace. In contrast, disease is a state of dissonance between the magnetic elds of the soul and the physical
body in which the defense system fails to maintain a state of resonance. Energy–emotional washout is a technique
to restore resonance by resolving the psychological conict that led to energy blockage and caused dissonance.
The technique is focused on renewing the ow of vital energy within the defense system as well as restoring the four
phases of life and the state of homeostasis required to maintain the state of well-being and health.
Dr. Nader Butto, Dgania 10/47 Petah-Tikva, Israel, Tel:
Received: 15 September 2020; Accepted: 08 October 2020
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recognizes and records experiences; the endocrine system, which
produces hormones that govern many body functions; and the
immune system, which organizes responses to infections and other
challenges [6]. Ample evidence shows that adults who experience
long-term stressors also experience high rates of adjustment
diculties and important biologic eects, such as persistent
downregulation of elements of the immune system and other
adverse health outcomes, such as higher rates of cardiovascular
disease, respiratory tract infections, and cancer.
Psychosocial Factors and Mind–Body Medicine
It has long been recognized that specic behaviors are associated
with increased risk of specic diseases and related conditions.
Research has documented the importance of recognizing the
association between socioeconomic status and health, as well as
the inuence of social networks, current or anticipated employment
status, and personal beliefs on health, and also describes some
of the mechanisms involved [7,8]. In addition, psychosocial
interventions have been shown to improve the quality of life of
patients with established disease and seem to inuence biological
processes that are thought to ameliorate disease progression [9].
Furthermore, scientic evidence for and mainstream applications
of cognitive behavioral therapy are sucient to support its use to
address bodily functions and symptoms [10].
Mind–body medicine focuses on the interactions among the mind,
body, and behavior and the powerful ways in which emotional,
mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral factors can directly aect
health. This approach to medicine emphasizes the role of the
mind over the body and enhances each person's capacity for self-
knowledge and self-care, as well as techniques that are grounded
in this type of healing. Mind–body interventions such as yoga, tai
chi, and Pilates [11,12] are health and tness practices that focus on
the interactions among brain, body, and behavior with the intent of
using the mind to alter physical function and promote overall health
and well-being on both the physical and mental levels [13,14].
Classied as a mind–body, complementary health practice [15],
breathwork has achieved a degree of recognition as a form of
psychotherapy in Europe, particularly to treat depression and
anxiety. One study examined the eectiveness of a standardized
10- session intervention of breathwork with 12 patients with
depressions and anxiety based on the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders, third edition, revised (DSM IIIR).
Symptom change was assessed pre- and post-treatment and at
8-week follow-up, with 10 of 12 participants achieving clinically
signicant improvements, which were maintained at follow-up [16].
This technique involves therapists guiding patients throughout the
session to maintain a continuous uninterrupted breathing rhythm
with no pauses between the transitions between exhalation and
inhalation, in which inhalation was actively performed to include
expansion of the upper chest [17,18].
It is well known that the human body emits low-level light, heat,
and acoustic energy and has electrical and magnetic properties.
Energy medicine is a domain in complementary and alternative
medicine that deals with these energy elds. Many schools of
energy healing exist, using various names, such as bioeld energy
healing [19,20], spiritual healing [21], contact healing, distant
healing, qi do, therapeutic touch [22], reiki [23], or qigong [20].
Modern researchers have conrmed that every event in the body,
either normal or pathological, produces electrical changes and thus
alterations of the magnetic eld in the spaces around the body [24].
Additional research has shown that viral and bacterial infections,
as well as cancer, aect the ionic conduction, water content,
and pH values of the extra cellular uids, thereby aecting cell
membrane potentials and tissue conductance [25]. Understanding
the biophysical mechanism enables the discerning therapist to
sense and manipulate energy elds to benet the patient. The
bioeld energy concepts are well known under dierent names,
such as chi in Chinese medicine, prana in traditional Indian
medicine, and doshas in Ayurvedic medicine [26]. A complex,
dynamic, and weak energy eld is also involved in maintaining the
integrity of the whole organism, regulating its physiological and
biochemical responses, and is integral to development, healing,
and regeneration [27,28]. These energies guide genetic, metabolic,
physiological, and psychological functions. Overall these forces
constitute the bioeld, which corresponds to a life force [29].
Modern technologies allow measurement of the energy claimed
by ancient cultures, such as the meridians in traditional Chinese
medicine. Many scientists have tested the electrical resistance of
acupuncture pathways and have correlated their conductance with
specic pathological problems. Disturbances of the conductance
at the acupuncture points could indicate dysfunction in the
corresponding organs related to the Chinese meridians [30,31].
Weiss et al. reported that electrical potentials on the skin surface
can be used for the dierential diagnosis of breast lesions [32].
Benggeli and Weinstein demonstrated that cancer cells have lower
membrane potentials compared with normal cells [33]. Cuzick et al.
reported the results of clinical trials for a method of detecting breast
cancer using electrode potential measurements of the skin [34,35].
Energy Fields
Discoveries in quantum physics led to the development of
instruments that can map the energy elds of the human body with
unprecedented sensitivity and accuracy. An instrument developed
by James Edward Zimmerman and colleagues in 1970—the
superconducting quantum interference device, or SQUID—is a
highly sensitive magnetometer used to detect biomagnetic elds
around the human body. Use of this device allows determination of
the way in which the diseases alter the biomagnetic elds around
the body. In other research, Cohen et al. described the heart's magnetic
eld and laid the foundation for a new eld of diagnosis using the
magnetocardiogram [36] and magnetoencephalography [37].
Therapists from various schools of energy medicine use their
hands as a source of energy to re-establish energetic ow in the
body. Research has documented that energy projected from the
hands has similar frequencies and intensities of the pulsating
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magnetic eld to that which is projected from electromagnetic
devices. In fact, the scientic studies of John Zimmerman on
therapeutic touch using the SQUID magnetometer detected a large
biomagnetic eld emanating from the practitioner's hands [38]
Furthermore, Seto et al. [39] conrmed that an extraordinarily large
biomagnetic eld emanates from the hands of practitioners using
a variety of healing and martial arts techniques, such as qigong,
yoga, meditation, and Zen practices. The pulsating magnetic eld
is the common denominator between the electromagnetic devices
and the practitioners' hands. Research has documented that these
dierent approaches are ecacious for the individual to be healed.
Bioeld therapies are widely used by the public and by certain
patient populations. Patient populations for whom the use bioeld
energy therapies is often reported include those with cancer
and those receiving palliative care [40,41]. The major benets
associated with bioeld interventions are the opportunity to
intervene intensively and specically tailor interventions to the
needs of the individual patient. In addition, patients who are
receiving these therapies are also likely to benet from the social
support provided by the group members of their disease and
treatment poplaution [41]. As a nal point for bioeld energy
therapies, medical research is now demonstrating that the use of
devices producing a pulsing magnetic eld at extra-low frequencies
is benecial for immune system modulation, as well as for tissue
regeneration [43,44].
An Integrated Model and the Ideal Therapeutic System
Most of this vital information remains unnoticed within mainstream
medicine; therefore, an unmet need exists for a new model that
combines dierent therapies from dierent systems and cultures—
an approach that is able to integrate mind–body medicine, energy
medicine, bioeld energy therapies, behavior interventions within
one model; to recognize the link between stress and health, and
to understand the specic correlation between psychological
conicts, traumas, energy blockages, and organic diseases.
The medical community and clinicians in these elds need to
oer patients an integrated approach, taking into account their
individual conditions, their interactions with their environment,
their unique genetic composition, and their manifestations of their
deep meaning of life.
The ideal therapeutic system should be based on a systemic model
in which multiple biological, psychological, social, and spiritual
factors are seen as interlinked. Such a model should be eective
to return the individual to a state of well-being with minimal
costs. This ideal approach would be able to restore the vital ow
of energy, enhance the biological constitution for strength, and
increase the ability of the individual to realize projects according
to individual’s life path, thereby providing a sense of fulllment
and happiness. An eective therapeutic system will produce solid,
reliable, and veriable results, and should be simple and readily
accessible to all members of the population.
Energy Washout as a Novel Approach
In this article, a new therapeutic technique called energy–
emotional washout or energy washout (EWO) is presented,
and is based on integrated model described in research recently
published in dierent journals [29,46,50,51]. The basic model
considers the humankind as the manifestation of the integration
between body, psyche, and soul. The soul is dened as the energy
and the information that animates the physical body. Meridians
and chakras are a part of the magnetic elds, and these pathways
are inuenced by the psychological conicts and traumas that can
cause energy blockages.
With the use of EWO, blocked energy pathways in the meridians
and chakras are reopened, resolving the psychological causes
of blockage and completing the psychological learning process
to enable intellectual growth and spiritual evolution, ultimately
resulting in the restoration of homeostasis and enhancing vitality
to prevent the development of disease and to better manage chronic
diseases. The term vitality means the state of being full of life
and energy, which manifests as exuberant physical, mental, and
emotional strength that provides the capacity for survival and the
power giving continuance of life. The nal aspect of this therapy
is to obtain complete physical, psychological, spiritual, and social
well-being by reducing stress and increasing vitality.
Unied Integrative Medicine: A New Model for Changing
A challenge for the general incorporation of EWO therapy into
conventional clinical care is the limited understanding of the
mechanisms of these therapies within the biomedical paradigm.
Unied integrative medicine is an approach to medicine that
looks at the human body systems not as independent units but
instead as part of an integrated whole, incorporating biochemical,
physiological, and environmental interactions. Systems medicine
draws on systems science and systems biology, and considers the
complex interactions within the human body in light of a patient's
genomics, behavior, and environment [45].
Unied integrative medicine is a new model that unies allopathic
medicine with mind–body medicine, with energy medicine, and
with psychology and spirituality based on a systemic model.
Moreover, it considers the interconnectedness of physical,
psychological, social, and spiritual aspects, it recognizes that a
human being exists as an integration between body, psyche, and
soul; and it emphasizes the need to achieve the state of well-
being. The denition of this state relies on the denition of health,
according to the World Health Organization (WHO) as follows:
“a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and
not merely the absence of disease or inrmity” (Preamble to the
Constitution of WHO as adopted by the International Health
Conference, New York, 1946).
It is widely accepted that subjective well-being varies greatly
between individuals; however, for the purposes of this article,
well-being is dened as a state of mind in which a person has a
sense of meaning and purpose and feels able to pursue self-dened
aspirations with a sense of love, happiness, and freedom [46] To
reach a state of well-being, an individual must be able to identify
and realize personal aspirations, satisfy individual needs, and
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change or cope with the environment as needed [47]. Elements
of well-being include a sense of balance in emotion, thoughts,
social relationships, and pursuits, or the lack thereof. The relative
importance of each construct will vary across subpopulations and
developmental stages. Unied integrative medicine considers the
uniqueness of each person related to all aspects of life and the
individual’s biology, personality, culture, background, religion,
and spirituality beliefs. This model allows redenition of the
purpose of one’s life as well as the usefulness of diculties in life
that cause conicts and traumas [29].
The bioeld plays a vital role in regulating the structure and
function of the body. The meridian system described by traditional
Chinese medicine is a continuous vibratory network branching into
every part of the organism, extending to every organ and every cell
in the body. Harmonic vibration and a free energetic ow is the
basis of complete health [48,49]. Each cell, organ or a component
of the organism is immersed in this eld with its own vibration,
which is inuenced by other parts of the body and together form
a harmonic and constant stream of vibratory information around
the body—thus forming the bioeld. The bioeld is the soul that
is the missing link between the psyche, brain, and physical body.
The soul is the energy and information network, which integrates
information from ancient cultures, such as 12 meridians related
to 12 organs in traditional Chinese medicine and the chakras in
ancient Indian culture describing the energy centers related to the
7 endocrine glands [46].
Physical and emotional trauma led to alteration of the state of
harmonic vibration in the bioeld and to the interruption of the
energetic ow along the energy channels (meridians) as a result
of destructive wave interference [50]. When this disruption
happens, cellular membrane potential, cellular function, and the
body's defense and repair systems become impaired, and physical
illness subsequently appears. Therefore, acting on the energetic
eld has the potential to improve the treatment of serious disorders
and diseases that do not respond to clinical methods used in
conventional medicine.
A new mind–body model has been presented and describes the
correlation between the type of conict and its site of inuence
in the physical body [46]. According to this model, the body is
divided into 7 segments; for each segment, an endocrine gland is
related to a specic aspect of life. The organ systems were divided
into 12 groups, which are related to the information-processing
modes. A complete energetic map has been proposed so that, by
understanding the physical disease, it is possible to interpret the
underlying psychological conict [46]. Therefore, based on this
concept that emotional conict or trauma quite often manifests as
physical illness, each psychological conict corresponds with a
specic chakra, meridian, or organ. The trauma of an event is set
in place virtually instantaneously—in the fraction of second before
self-awareness allows perception of the event.
Unresolved and repeated psychological conicts and traumas create
a state of dissonance between the magnetoelectric eld and the
physical body, which causes unpleasant feelings. This dissonance
causes destructive wave interference and blocks energy, therefore,
causing a shift away from the state of homeostasis. In response, the
vital energy decreased, dysfunction appears, and physical disease
may manifest. General stress, unfavorable lifestyle habits, and
environmental conditions can accelerate disease manifestation or
aggravate the existing disease.
The mechanism of the inuence of the psyche on the body and the
manifestation of dierent diseases in the same organ have been
presented in previous research [51].
This study addressed the stress reaction and adaptation with
reference to the 4 life phases: excitation, expansion, contraction,
and relaxation [50]. According to this theory, the 4 life phases
correspond to the 4 phases of the following 3 types of stress:
Acute stress: threat, organization, ight and ght, and recovery
or shock
Chronic stress: alarm, resistance, adaptation, and exhaustion
Fear: anxiety, fear, panic, and horror
Each phase of acute stress is associated with a corresponding grade
of fear. The 4 grades of fear are determined by the balance between
the strength of the stimulus and the subjective capacity to cope with
the stimulus. The subjective capacity depends on dierent factors,
but mostly on the individual’s experience and energy availability
that determine psychological resilience. Unresolved traumatic
conict associated with 1 of 4 grades of fear remains blocked in
the energetic system, corresponding to one of the phases of life and
determine the kind of disease in the specic organ.
Blocking or overconsuming emotions related to traumatic conicts
has an impact on the body's energy. A strong energy system
(vitality), enables the defense system to maintain the state of
homeostasis. However, low energy, because of repeated stress,
exposure to environmental factors, or other psychological issues,
consume the energy of the defensive system and may lead to the
appearance of a physiological dysfunction, which leads to the
occurrence of disease and illness.
Therefore, a physical disease is developed when both conditions
are present: a state of dissonance created by psychological
problems or conict and a lack of energy.
The type of the disease as expressed in a given organ will help
clinicians understand how the patient had expressed personal
emotions in view of a past traumatic experience. This understanding
will make it easier to take action to correct the energy imbalance
underlying the disease.
This model opens a wider vision to establish a new therapeutic
strategy. In addition to the conventional approach to the physical
body, in which surgery and drugs are used when necessary, the
new model of unied integrative medicine takes into consideration
both emotional, energetic, and spiritual aspects. The purpose of
therapy is to free the body from blockages; to renew the energy
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ow in the chakras and meridians; to restore the normal pulsation
of the 4 phases of life in all organs and tissues; to release the
emotions; to unfold or elaborate on psychological conicts and
traumas; to complete the learning process and intellectual growth;
to facilitate spiritual evolution; and to achieve a state of well-
being, homeostasis, and health.
Energy–Emotional Washout
Energy–emotional washout or energy washout (EWO) is a
technique that combines body, mind, and soul in a practical way.
The technique that most denes EWO and dierentiates it from
other relaxation, meditation and yoga exercises is referred to as
conscious body–mind–energy work with which the patient becomes
aware of the relationship between the body and psychological
disturbances, past conicts, and traumas as well as the spiritual path.
The approach of EWO is not hypnosis. The patient remains fully
conscious throughout the session and can stop it at any moment,
although this discontinuation rarely happens because the feeling of
relief and release is so powerful. The procedure favors the psycho–
bio–physical drainage of fears and tensions in a mechanical and
organic way, and this process helps the reduction of anxiety and
fear and serves as an excellent strategy for emotional discharge,
both in quantitative and qualitative terms.
The EWO technique described herein involves therapists guiding
patients through an approximately 1-hour process involving the
ongoing regulation of breathing, pressure points, relaxation, and
mindfulness while the patient lies comfortably in a supine position
(on the back, face up). Throughout the session, the therapist
provides the rationale for the approach and general support as
well as cognitive or behavioral strategies to complete the learning
Before applying the EWO technique, the therapist discusses with
the patient the physical and psychological issues and explains the
dynamics of the therapeutic session and the therapeutic strategy.
The discussion is based on the understanding that dierent
psychological experiences and conicts aect dierent areas and
parts of the body [46].
During the EWO session, the therapist maintains detailed
awareness to the somatic experience as it unfolds moment-to-
moment, and supports the patient to adopt an accepting and open
attitude toward the inner negative and painful experience taking
place. Therapist instructions include, “Focus on identifying what
kind of emotions you have, and where you feel these emotions in
your body.” The patient is invited to elaborate on these points, and
to complete the learning process and pass on to the next conict, if
a new conict appears.
During EWO the whole physical body passes through the 4 stages
of life: excitement, expansion, contraction and relaxation. The
law of the 4 stages of life guides the practitioners into all levels
of therapy; thus EWO consists of 4 phases: stimulation, charge,
discharge, and elaboration.
Following the principles of acupuncture, the stimulation phase
consists of a physical stimulation of certain trigger points on
the body that aims to loosen the energy blockages that represent
the crystallized emotions in the physical tissue. This stimulation
may cause physical pain and may recall buried emotions. The
experience of physical pain is not essential in all cases; in some
cases, only supercial touching is sucient for the person to
provoke a reaction and the subsequent liberation of the emotion.
Therefore, EWO can even be performed without actually touching
the patient, working only on the energy eld instead.
Special emphasis is given to readjusting the breathing process
through guiding the patient to breathe with a certain rhythm and
intensity. On study has reported that an inhibited breathing pattern
is possibly developed as a response to the state of hopelessness
experienced when facing an uncontrollable environment, which
then may convert into a generalized breathing habit conditioned by
the assessment of the world as a dicult or dangerous place [52].
The breathing rate and frequency of the stimuli depend on
physiological, emotional, and emotive factors. Like all essential
body functions, breathing has 4 phases that are parallel to the
4 phases of life. The length and frequency of each phase are
aected and regulated by the balance between the sympathetic and
parasympathetic nervous system.
The charge phase of breathing leads to expansion of the
energy system as a consequence of physical stimulation and
hyperventilation. In this phase, the patient feels hot and may
perspire, have a sense of fullness, and feel an electric current and
paresthesia in the hands. The therapist stands behind the patient's
head, connect with the patient’s magnetoelectric eld, and applies
energy from the therapist’s hands over to the patient’s head (Figure 1).
Figure 1: EWO is the interaction between the therapist’s magnetic eld
and patient magnetic eld which leads to renewing the energy ow in the
energy centers and meridians.
The patient is typically encouraged to adopt an inhalation of a
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greater depth, emphasizing mobilization of the entire chest, and at
a quicker pace, especially when the patient feels pain in the trigger
points when pressed by the therapist. This kind of breathing may
provoke respiratory alkalosis, a condition in which the following
occurs: the body’s carbon dioxide pressure is suddenly lowered
relative to the bicarbonate concentration; the pH increases above
normal; and the calcium ions shift to intracellular compartments.
These events cause general contraction, which produces emotional
catharsis and allows the patient to pass to discharge phase.
In the discharge phase, the patient may become aware of pre-
existing tension or tension may develop in the form of tightening the
body as a defensive response to an emerging somatic experience,
after which an emotional catharsis may appear. Although the
experience of emotional catharsis or abreaction with retrieval of a
repressed memory may appear in any of the 4 therapeutic phases,
in most cases it occurs in the discharge phase. This catharsis is
a sign of internal transformation and should be considered as an
important landmark for emerging healing. The patient relies on the
therapist to receive the support, courage, and sense of security that
is needed during the emotional discharge phase.
In most cases, patients begin to manifest emotional reactions
such as anxiety, fear, or anger as they being asked to describe the
images they see and what they think or imagine, while they are
also encouraged to describe the feelings in their body that these
images cause. Most often what comes to mind is past crisis or
traumatic experience that is still active and “alive” in the patient’s
emotional system. When brought to the surface and revisited, the
painful experience can be reframed dierently through the process
of forgiveness, acceptance, release of the pain, seeing a dierent
perspective of the experience, and/or feeling held and supported
during the session. Once these feelings are released, pure energy is
channeled through the body to allow healing and ow. Moreover,
often after such release patients are able to connect with their
higher consciousness and have beautiful, helpful, guiding visions
for their pathway forward.
The fourth phase is the elaboration phase, which in turn is divided
into 4 stages that are useful to complete the learning process.
These phases are: analysis, acceptance, reprogramming, and
liberation, as described later in text. The psychological learning
process means revisiting or reconsidering a past experience that
has remained unresolved and emotionally painful. For the patient,
this process feels like touching an open wound, yet the ability
to give the situation a dierent meaning, such as understanding,
forgiving, loving, viewing from a dierent angle, or even taking
psychological guardianship over the situation, leads to the patient
completing the psychological learning process. The elaboration
process allows the patient to deeply understand past situations,
which enables the ability to better experience similar situations in
the future. This phase takes place immediately after the physical
and emotional discharge.
As just introduced, the 4 steps of the elaboration phase—analysis,
acceptance, reprogramming and liberation—follow the physical
and emotional discharge phase and are considered to be cognitive
stages in which one begins to analyze and give meaning to the
experience that arose during the discharge. The information
elaboration allows the patient to make an adequate association
between processed past events that are transformed into integrating
experiences of an emotional and cognitive pattern, which is
learned, stored, and made available in a constructive way, in order
to more eectively face similar events in the future. Regarding
the rst step, analysis, recalling and experiencing a past event is
insucient to eradicate the problem. Therefore, this process of
recalled experience should be analyzed to be learned, to assimilate
the traumatic event, to incorporate it into a positive emotional and
cognitive pattern stored with appropriate emotions, and to made
available for future use.
The second step is acceptance. Human suering begins when the
harmful experience is rejected. Problems and obstacles are part of
every individuals’ life’s path. To address the inevitable suering,
it is critical for the individual to accept these experiences for
intellectual growth and spiritual evolvement to occur.
The reprogramming step is achieved by asking the patient to
imagine being in a happy situation the future and to describe
physical sensation and emotional perceptions related to the happy
The nal stage is the sense of liberation from the burden of
past experiences. In this phase, the person experiences a kind
of extension of the senses, in which the colors of the external
environment become sharper. The person feels a sense of inner
emptiness and clarity of thought. The breathing become light and
free, with a sense of openness. At this stage, the balance between
the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system is restored,
and the signs of stress ultimately disappear.
With the completion of EWO treatment, the patient feels more
at ease, clean, free, centered, and mindful—all of which set the
conditions for the patient’s return for the self-realization process. At
this point, energy drainage is performed by caressing the magnetic
eld along the entire body to harmonize the magnetoelectric eld.
The EWO treatment inuences three aspects of the individual and
allows one to obtain physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
The main physical eects of EWO are described as follows: it
leads to a state of deep relaxation, granting a condition of physical
and mental health; it activates and increases blood and lymphatic
circulation, vitalizing all the organs as well as eliminate toxins,
thus leading to a stronger immune system; it causes hyperemia and
increases the temperature of the hands and skin overall, as well
as nourishing the skin, thus improving skin tone and elasticity; it
releases muscle tension because of the removal of metabolic waste;
it stimulates or soothes sensory nerve endings; it reduces pain and
increases resistance to physical pain; it prevents stress-related
disorders such as headache, back pain, or menstrual cramps; and it
increases vitality and improves sexual performance.
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At the level of the psyche, the primary mental eects are as
follows: it reduces anxiety and diminish mental stress; it restores
a sense of happiness, satisfaction, serenity, and self-esteem which
leads to clarity of thought, better concentration, and an increased
force of will; and it completes the learning process, thus allowing
for increased tolerance and acceptance of unpleasant events and
other events, such that self-fulllment becomes easier and life’s
path seems clearer.
Regarding the spiritual eects, a vibrational change occurs that
allows the individual to progress in the evolutionary process.
During EWO, a synchronization occurs between the soul and the
brain that causes an increase in the individual’s receptive capacity.
The synchronization between the two hemispheres allows creative
intuition and rationality to coexist in a synergistic way, and this
coexistence allows a full awareness of the way of being, similarly
to what happens during deep meditative states. The psyche comes
into direct contact with the soul and senses a reality that transcends
that limited by the 5 senses. Energy centers and channels are
opened, so the energy ow between the two major poles is restored,
which allows feeding of the physical body with life energy and
the psyche with positive potentials. The EWO therapy help the
individual to self-analyze and give meaning to the images and
signals received, and thus to complete the learning process in a
state of exceptional clarity of mind. The eect on the human soul
appears as amplication of the memory that enables the individual
to remember hidden events. Beliefs and feelings arising from these
remembered events are reviewed, accepted, processed, analyzed,
and assimilated to complete the learning process. The events that
are lived again become a stimulus for learning because they are
processed, learned, and stored with appropriate emotions, and
made available for future use. This process leads a deep change,
a growth and evolution that allows the individual to widen the
horizons of life. An eective therapy leads to a dynamic change
of the information received and to the assimilation of the new
data with the appropriate emotion to be constructively used in the
The current gold standard of conventional medicine is simply no
longer working today for the prevention and treatment of chronic
diseases. Many people nd themselves increasingly frustrated
with the current state of allopathic health care. New scientic
ndings support the idea that every patient requires individual
and holistic support and treatment, according to the patient’s own
unique health needs. However, the actual health care system is not
currently designed to accommodate these new requirements and
Unied integrative medicine is a system medicine that integrates
the best of modern achievements in the health sciences, especially
lifesaving treatments, with a new holistic model that focus on the
integration among the body, mind, and soul and considers the direct
inuence of emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and behavioral
factors on health. The emphasis is on the relation between
psychological conicts and energy blockages, and, ultimately,
physical disease. The basic health concepts are revised and
redened, such as well-being, health, malaise, vitality, homeostasis,
and disease. To achieve health, it is critical need to reduce stress
and to increase vitality. Eective therapy can be measured by its
ability to achieve the state of well-being that is a state of mind by
which the individual feels able to pursue and achieve self-dened
goals accompanied with sense of love, happiness, and freedom.
The EWO therapy integrates all of these components and oers
such a solution that it revolutionize medicine as it is practiced
The approach of EWO therapy cultivates complete physical,
mental and social well-being, as dened by the World Health
Organization. Psychological causes of disease are identied,
elaborated, explained, and resolved. The resolution of the
psychological conicts and traumas allows completion of the
learning process and intellectual growth, thus resolving energy
blockages, renewing the 4 phases of life ow, increasing an
individual’s vital energy, and achieving spiritual evolution toward
health and well-being. The retrieval of a repressed memory appears
to be associated with high improvement rates. On the emotional
level, this detoxication process frees the mind and spirit from the
encapsulated behavior related to the trauma and reintegrates to a
newly balanced state, clearing the physical body of blockages and
strengthening the vital energy that confers an exuberant physical
strength or mental vigor, which gives the capacity for survival or
for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence and
the power for the individual to live and grow.
Such an association helps patients to better understand their
condition and encourages them to seek improvement in their own
personal way. Furthermore, it reduces stress, releases tension,
releases long-held negative emotions, such as anger, sadness,
and pain, and provides the experience of “lifting a weight o
the shoulders.” Other results are better breathing (particularly
benecial for patients with asthma), a feeling of lightness, and a
sense of being in touch again with one’s real self. The experience
of EWO can also help with a myriad of symptoms of physical
illness, for which the source is emotional (in some cases without
self-awareness) rather than purely physical.
After EWO treatment, the person enters into a state of relaxation
with a sense of inner emptiness, of liberation, and of a stream of
happiness, joy, and cheerfulness that ow from the chest with a
very deep sense of love. The individual becomes aware of the
presence of inner peace, which increases objectivity, the ability
to be nonjudgmental, and the ability to not pay heed to issues that
were previously disturbing.
For the individual after EWO, the consciousness has been
raised, trust is well established, and the whole being feels more
in line and more in tune with the higher goals. In many cases,
the feeling is described as an “indescribable” joy that allows an
understanding and increasing closeness to the feelings in the state
of enlightenment.
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The author would like to thank Enago ( for the
English language review. This research did not receive any specic
grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-
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