articles300xA study at The University of Arizona, conducted by researchers Ann Linda Baldwin, PhD, Kristin Fullmer, PhD and Gary Schwartz, PhD, confirmed that people with range of motion (ROM) limitations tend to experience a considerable source of relief due to Reconnective Healing. According to an article published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the scientists were able to determine that one 10-minute session of RH is “significantly more effective than physical therapy.”

Reconnective Healing, discovered by Eric Pearl, a doctor of chirocpractic, is believed to engage energy, light and information that together return the human body to its natural balance. There are approximately 40,000 active Reconnective Healing practitioners and thousands more who are certified to practice the alternative health care protocol. Unlike most health care providers, RH practitioners do not touch their patients; instead, they use their hands to sense the energy field, or biofield, that envelops the patient.

The purpose of the study was to determine if, in fact, one 10-minute Reconnective Healing session could increase arm elevation and range of motion of people with restricted shoulder mobility or other range-limiting conditions that have been medically-diagnosed. Such movement restrictions often result from general joint dysfunction, injuries, arthritis and mastectomies and other surgeries. This study of Reconnective Healing included a control group, physical therapy, Reiki, or no treatment. The subjects’ range of motion was documented before and after each treatment session.

The results of the study were extreme. Subjects treated with Reconnective Healing experienced significantly greater range of motion improvement when treated for restricted shoulder mobility than subjects treated with physical therapy. Statistically, the average increase in range of motion for Reconnective Healing subjects was more than double the results of those treated with physical therapy. The average improvement in the Reconnective Healing group was 26 degrees while that of the physical therapy group was only 12 degrees.

The results of The University of Arizona’s study lend strong support for alternative and complementary medicine. As scientists, medical researchers and alternative practitioners discover potential new means of healing the body, it is important to be open to their findings.

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By Jackie Lapin