Radionics is an alternative therapy that aims to heal mental and physical illnesses using a specific instrument to detect and treat your subtle energy field. Also known as ‘broadcast’ healing, it’s often practiced long-distance, meaning that your therapist can work on your wellbeing face-to-face or from the other side of the world.
The actual workings of a radionic device are not fixed – your therapist could use anything from a computerised device that looks like a telly remote to a simple circuit of wires, which won’t necessarily have any power running through them as it’s not thought to be necessary by all therapists.
Before you start the treatment, there’s a little paperwork to be done – most therapists will ask their patients to fill out a detailed questionnaire about their life and current physical and emotional state. This is your chance to let them know about anything physically wrong with you, but also your phobias and foibles.
If you are having radionic treatment from a distance, you may also be asked to send a small sample of your hair or blood, an item that belongs to you or just your signature. The therapist uses these items to analyse your energy field using the radionics device. He or she will then send you dietary recommendations if they are relevant and begin working on your energy field in your absence.
Therapists say you should start to feel better as soon as they start work, though for more serious illnesses you may need a long series of treatments over time. You will receive updates from your therapists, either by telephone or written, and they will bill you according to the amount of time they are spending working on your energy.
Radionics is extremely controversial in both traditional and alternative medical circles. While some people find it a bit fishy and feel that it lacks scientific integrity, there others who say they have had miraculous personal experiences with radionics.
As with so many forms of therapy, if you’re curious it’s probably best just to try it with a healthy sprinkling of common caution. So, before you make any lifestyle changes, check the credentials of your therapist – for example, if they offer dietary advice make sure they have a qualification in nutrition before you start munching their meals.