Unnaturalistic Methods: T

Jack Raso, M.S., R.D.
March 25, 2007

TaeUIJu Healing Meditation (TaeUIJu, TaeUIJu healing, TaeUIJu meditation): Mode of meditation promoted by JeungSanDo, an organization founded in 1871 by “Supreme Lord” JeungSan SangJeNim, in Korea. Supposedly, TaeUIJu meditation is a process of returning to the magnanimous “bosom” of the original “Mother,” and the first step to eternal life. The practice of TaeUIJu amounts to (a) sitting comfortably and (b) repeatedly, patiently chanting a “mantra” whose meaning is that one wants to return to the “Origin of the Universe.” JeungSanDo defines “mantra” as “a set of words that contain concentrated energy of the universe.” The aforementioned “Origin” purportedly can cure all mental and physical illnesses. Allegedly, the “original healing mantra,” called “TaeUIJu,” protects one from sudden accidents and helps to fight disease and to resolve conflicts. Apparently, the leading teacher of TaeUIJu meditation in the United States is Jaenam Kim, author of The Road to Awakening.
tai chi (tai chi chuan, Tai Ji, tai ji chuan, Tai Ji Juan, tai ji quan): Variation of self-healing. Tai chi is an ancient, yoga-like Chinese system of ballet-like exercises designed for health, self-defense, and spiritual development. Practicing tai chi supposedly facilitates the flow of chi (“life energy”) through the body by dissolving blockages both within the body and between the body and the environment. Traditional tai chi prescribes about 108 to 128 postures, including repetitions. The difficulty lies in concatenating the postures into circular movements. Quan means “boxing.”
Tai Chi-Chi Kung (taiji qigong): Alleged path to self-mastery that consists mainly of Chi Kung exercises and tai chi. Its purported key is dynamic balance of “the mind and body energy.” Tai Chi-Chi Kung includes “Chi Kung Meridian exercises,” “Chi meditation,” and “Five Element Energy Balancing exercises.” The Chi Kung exercises supposedly release very potent “healing energy” in the body for dramatic health benefits.
T’ai Chi Dao Yin: System of exercises that resembles hatha yoga and borrows from Taoist Qigong and Chen style T’ai Chi. It supposedly increases “internal chi cultivation.”
Taido: “Technique” developed by Toshihisa Hiraki. It reportedly involves using hands “as empowered by universal energy.” Taido, which resembles Reiki, is a form of energy field work that does not entail contact.
Taiji Wuxigong: Form of Qigong. It is a group of exercises whose purported focus is the opening of the body’s (alleged) “middle [energy] channel.” Supposedly, steady practice of these exercises “can” conduce to an improvement of health, an increase in mental stability, restoration of vitality, and “possible” activation of “certain” latent abilities.
Tamang shamanism: Form of shamanism practiced by the Tamangs, a group of Tibetan Buddhists in Nepal. It borrows from Buddhism and Hinduism and includes karga puja. Reportedly, Tamang shamans always impute the disorders they treat to evil spirits.
Tanden breathing: Purported means of tapping the tanden (hara), the alleged seat of “human spiritual power.”
Tan Tien Breathing: Part of Taoist Healing Imagery that purportedly stimulates the “internal reservoir of energy.”
Tan Tien Chi Kung: The “foundation” of the Healing Tao Practices. Its theory holds that the “Tan Tien” (lower abdominal area) is a “reservoir” for “Chi energy.” Tan Tien Chi Kung purportedly enables one to feel, develop, and store chi there.
Tantra (Tantra Yoga): Mode of lovemaking that involves breath control, “energy exchange” meditations, “techniques” of “sexual healing,” and “transformative touch.” Its theory posits “sexual energy.”
Tantsu: Component of Bodywork Tantra in which the practitioner holds a “partner” continuously and fingers, pulls, or squeezes various parts of his or her body. It takes place on a dry surface and supposedly stretches “meridians.” The word “Tantsu” is an acronym for “Tantric Shiatsu.”
Tao Healing Energy Chant: Adjunct to TaeUIJu Healing Meditation. It supposedly structures “TaeUIJu Healing Energy.” Up-and-down vibration of both hands purportedly concentrates the “Healing Energy” of chanters.
Taoist Diet: Diet whose principles stem from: (a) the Chinese theory of the Five Elements, and (b) the “Yin/Yang energy balance” of food. The Taoist Diet purportedly balances bodily “energies.”
Taoist Energy Touch: “Traditional healing art” taught by Nan Lu (see “Spring Dragon Qi Gong”). It purportedly involves summoning and directing “internal energy” to alleviate common minor ailments.
Taoist five element nutrition (Taoist healing diet): Component of the Healing Tao System. It is a system of food combining based on astrology and the Chinese theory of the Five Elements.
Taoist Healing Imagery: Group of Chinese “healing techniques” advanced by Kenneth Cohen in his audiocassette of the same name. The “techniques” include Dragon and Tiger Meditation (whose alleged purpose is to increase vitality), Golden Light Solar Meditation, “Spirit Goes on a Distant Journey,” and Tan Tien Breathing. The purported ultimate goal of Taoist Healing Imagery is to build “enlightenment.”
Taoist Qigong (Daoist chi kung, Taoist Chi Kung): Form of Qigong purportedly focused on cultivating morality, slowing aging, and rejuvenation.
Tao of Health (Tao of Healing, Tao of Healing method): Purported natural approach to health promoted by the School of Classical Taoist Herbology, in Manhattan (New York City). Its theory posits an original and “rightful” state of health. The Tao of Health encompasses Acu-Powder, “energy balance analysis,” “sexology,” meridian energy diagnosis, the Taoist Diet, Tuina, and a variation of self-healing.
tap, tap system: Part of an apparently nameless system of “self-help” expounded by Claude M. Bristol and Harold Sherman in TNT: The Power Within You, first published in 1954. The larger system involves positive thinking and its theory posits telepathy. The authors described “TNT” as a “magnetic cre ative power” within people, a combination of a mental image of anything reasonable that one wants plus faith in oneself and in God (the “Great Creator”). The “tap, tap system” simply is repeated visualization of whatever one desires.
tattva shuddhi (tattva shuddhi meditation): Tantric form of meditation whose theory posits chakras and five elements: air, earth, ether, fire, and water. It purportedly is adaptable to self-healing. “Tattva shuddhi” means “purification of the elements.”
Tatwa meditation: Cornerstone of a “holistic” system of self-healing developed by “spiritual teacher” Emahmn (sic). Tatwas are Hindu mandalas (mystical drawings) that purportedly have “healing powers.” Emahmn’s system includes a mandalic-zodiacal form of astrology.
TCM acupuncture (New Acupuncture): Form of acupuncture that arose in the People’s Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution. Symptoms or syn dromes (“patterns of disharmony”) are its focus. “TCM” stands for “Traditional Chinese Medicine.”
telediagnosis (distant biological detection): Variation of pendular diagnosis wherein the practitioner holds a pendulum over a photo or drawing of the patient or over an object that supposedly has retained the patient’s “radiation.” (See “psychometry.”)
Temple Beautiful Programs (formerly the Temple Beautiful Program): Seven- and eleven-day residential programs offered by the A.R.E. Clinic, in Phoenix, Arizona. They borrow from the “readings” of Edgar Cayce (see “The Cayce Approach to Health and Healing”) and encompass dream interpretation, guided imagery, meditation, prayer, and touch healing. One of their purported major goals is the “awakening” of “individual consciousness” to the influence of the “Divine” within the atoms
, cells, organs, and systems of the human body.
Ten Jin Do (The Way of Angels): “Transformational” mode of energy work (see “vibrational medicine”) developed by “psychic” Anju Tenbu Myodo (the Japanese word “anju” means “nun”), who also developed Shaman Stone Healing. Ten Jin Do includes a meditative form of absent heal ing, through which its “Touch” supposedly is available anywhere on earth.
Tenrikyo: Sect founded in 1838 by Japanese housewife Miki Nakagama (1798-1887), through whom “God the Parent” allegedly appeared in order to save humankind. Faith healing is one of its main foci. Tenri means “divine reason” and is also definable as “the order of creation.” (See “Divine Healing from Japan.”)
Tensegrity: Series of twelve movements advanced by author Carlos Castaneda, Ph.D., reportedly born Carlos Cesar Arana Castaneda in 1925, in Peru. Castaneda supposedly learned these movements from his teacher, Juan Matus (Don Juan), a reputed Yaqui sorcerer (brujo). (“Don” is a courtesy title that means “nobleman” or “gentleman.”) The purported design of Tensegrity is to “gather energy” and promote well-being. Its theory posits an “energy body.” (According to Castaneda, his teacher was born in 1891. However, the alleged reality of Castaneda’s Don Juan is doubtful.)
Tepperwein Method (secret hypnosis): Subject of Prof. Kurt Tepperwein’s Master Secrets of Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis, which was first published in Germany and became a bestseller in France. An American version became available in the United States in early 1995. Apparently, the Tepperwein Method is a group of “techniques” whereby one allegedly can: “convince” one’s body that it must burn fat like a teenager, “hypnotize” disease out of one’s body, enlarge one’s breasts, triple the power of one’s mind, and develop the (alleged) power of telepathy.
Thai Massage: Millennia-old, “sacred” form of bodywork that resembles shiatsu and is related to Nadi Sutra Kriya. It draws from acupressure, “passive yoga therapy,” and reflexology.
Thai Massage-Reflex Yoga with MettaTouch: Purported powerful synthesis of acupressure massage, reflexology, and yoga. Allegedly, it stimulates meridians (“energy lines”), vitalizes bodies, and clears “energy blocks” that cause fatigue and illness. The Thai word “metta” means “loving kind ness.”
Thai-style bodywork: Variety of bodywork “therapies” whose origin is Thailand. Their purported design is to create “energetic balance” and “wholeness” of body, mind, and spirit in practitioners and their clients.
Theocentric Therapy (Christian Psychological Counseling, Theocentric Counseling, Theocentric Psychological Counseling, Theocentric Psychological and Educational Therapies, Theocentric Psychology): Christian method taught by LaSalle University, a nonaccredited correspondence school in Mandeville, Louisiana.
theotherapy: Form of self-healing expounded by Peter Lemesurier, author of The Armageddon Script (Element Books); Beyond All Belief: Science, Religion and Reality (Element Books, 1983); The Cosmic Eye (Findhorn Press); The Endless Tale (Element Books); Gospel of the Stars (Element Books); The Great Pyramid Decoded (Element Books); The Great Pyramid: Your Personal Guide; and The Healing of the Gods: The Magic of Symbols and the Practice of Theotherapy (Element Books, 1988). Theotherapy involves determining, more or less unconsciously, which Greek god or goddess best symbolizes one’s disease, and then supposedly treating the disease by trying to adopt those godly characteristics one considers positive and sustainable. According to its theory, every divine characteristic is a therapy and every symptom is a healing tool.
therapeutic kinesiology: Form of kinesiology (see above) taught by Tom Little, a former trainee of Carl Carpenter, the developer of “Hypno-Kinesiology.” Therapeutic kinesiology’s theory posits releasable “energy” attached to “negative” emotions.
Therapeutic Prayer: Purportedly, a powerful, nonreligious way to express “caring” and utilize the “energy” of prayer.
Therapeutic Shiatsu: Shiatsu in the form of a gentle massage. It purportedly conduces to the removal of blockages in the body’s “energy paths” (meridians).
Therapeutic Touch (TT, Krieger-Kunz Method of Therapeutic Touch): Derivative of the laying on of hands, initiated in 1972 by Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N., and Dora van Gelder Kunz, a clairvoyant born in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). Nursing professor emerita Dolores Krieger is the author of Accepting Your Power to Heal: The Personal Practice of Therapeutic Touch (Bear and Company), Living the Therapeutic Touch, and the Therapeutic Touch Inner Workbook: Ventures in Transpersonal Healing (1997). TT theory posits chakras and manually transmittable “human energies.”
Therapeutic Touch inner work: Expansion of Therapeutic Touch developed and taught by Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., R.N. Its postulate is that the most pro found healing originates in a “transpersonal realm.”
The Third Way (Third Way manifestation): Form of manifesting endorsed (and apparently named) by Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., psychologists and coauthors of several books. It requires: (a) total commitment to serving the “creative force of the universe”; (b) openness to the deepest “energies” within oneself; (c) constant self-development in order to see and feel “currents of energy” and follow them through the universe; (d) telling the truth; and (e) keeping agreements.
30-Day Body Purification Program: Group of “purification techniques” whose postulate is that “cleansing” the body’s internal ecosystem with herbs and “pure nutrients” is the key to “restoring” a healthy environment in and around the body. The program embraces: aromatherapy; food combin ing à la Natural Hygiene and macrobiotics; the Schuessler biochemic system of medicine (tissue salts therapy); and a “visualization technique” wherein one visualizes dust, toxins, and the color gray leaving one’s body.
thirty-day energetic workout: Exercise program designed by Richard M. Chin, M.D., O.M.D., author of The Energy Within: The Science Behind Every Oriental Therapy from Acupuncture to Yoga (Paragon House, 1992) and coauthor of The Martial Arts. It is a purported aid to balancing both one’s “body energy” and one’s “mind energy,” and an alleged way to “balance out” all twelve major meridians (“primary energy channels”), in crease the flow of “energy,” and remove and prevent minor “energy blockages.”
Thought Field Therapy (TFT, Callahan Techniques): “The study of the structure of thought fields and the body’s energy system as they pertain to the diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems,” according to Dr. Roger Callahan, quoted in the November 1996 issue of Visions Magazine. Callahan originated TFT in the 1980s. It apparently involves manually tapping a suborbital “acupressure point.”
Thought Therapy: “Self-study process” whose theory posits a “spiritual-self.” It purportedly enables use of twelve senses.
3-Dimensional chi analysis (Lane System analysis, 3-Dimensional analysis): Component of the Lane System of 3-dimensional bioenergy analysis and nutritional healing. Its theory posits 100 “bioenergy layers” of the human body.
Three in One (Three in One Concepts process, Three in One approach): Offshoot of applied kinesiology whose development began in 1972. Its apparent thrust is to “defuse” the “negative emotional charge” caused by “negative experiences.”
Three Phase Workout: Routine recommended by chiropractor John Douillard, author of Body, Mind, and Sport (Harmony Books, 1994). It consists of: (a) the Sun Salute, a series of yoga postures that supposedly helps to “integrate” mind and body; (b) performance, in three phases, of the exercise of one’s choice, with “Ayurvedic breathing” (“mind/body breathing”); a
nd (c) a cooldown. The Three Phase Workout is a purported means of reaching “the Zone,” an alleged quasi-mystical state.
Tibetan herbal medicine: Tibetan herbalism. Its theory posits “humoural imbalances.”
Tibetan medicine (Emchi): Buddhistic and largely allopathic system that stems from Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and ancient Persian medicine. Tibetan medicine encompasses acupuncture and moxibustion and purportedly heals both the physical and the psychic “being.” Its theory posits reincarna tion, evil spirits, tutelary gods, and three physiological principles: “wind,” “bile,” and “phlegm.” The terms “Tibetan medicine” and “Tibetan Buddhist Medicine” appear synonymous.
Tibetan Pulsing Healing (Tibetan Pulsing): Modern approach to an ancient Tibetan technique. It is a form of bodywork whose postulate is that sound and the pulse are usable to dissolve “blockages” in the nervous system. Its theory posits (a) a “`cool’ healing fire” created by the heart, and (b) the hara, an alleged controller of the immune system wherein sexual “energy” often is “locked.” Tibetan Pulsing includes a system of “eye-reading” whose purported design is to determine which organs need attention.
Tibetan Reiki: Variation of and extension to Reiki. Tibetan Reiki purportedly is of ancient Tibetan origin.
Time Line Therapy (TLT): Branch of NLP created by Dr. Tad James. Time Line Therapy is a group of “techniques,” one of whose premises is that people store their “experience of time” on a line in space. Journeying on this so-called timeline to the past and future allegedly charges one’s “life-energy” and prepares one for the “incredibly powerful magic” of Huna (an esoteric tradition native to the Hawaiian Islands; see “kahuna healing”).
Tissue Sensing: Method whose purported design is to direct “energy” to specific bodily tissues.
TM-Sidhi (TM-Sidhi program, Transcendental Meditation Sidhi program, yogic flying): A “natural extension” of Transcendental Meditation. TM-Sidhi is one of the two most important techniques of Maharishi Ayur-Ved. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi founded TM-Sidhi in 1976. It allegedly promotes the ability to think and act from the “Unified Field of Natural Law” (“the transcendental consciousness of everyone”).
Toad fighting: Approach to unhealthy eating propounded by clinical psychologist James Weldon Worth, Ed.D. It is a purported means of struggling with one’s “Toad” — an alleged clever “animunculus” (quasi-existent homunculus-like creature) that “stalks” everyone’s “inner labyrinth” (id, “shadow self”) and seeks alimentary appeasement.
tongue diagnosis: Mode of pseudodiagnosis whose theory posits Qi (pronounced “chee”). Supposedly, Qi — often called “energy,” “life-force,” and “vitality” — is that which defines life. Chinese-medicine theory assigns areas of the tongue to internal organs, and various lingual conditions to visceral conditions. For example, lateral tooth marks allegedly signify a “Spleen Qi deficiency.”
Toning: Vocal method expounded and developed by American “healer” Laurel Elizabeth Keyes. It is an alleged means of bringing “new life energy” to “inhibited” or “unbalanced” parts of the body. Toning involves standing with eyes closed, relaxing the jaws, and expressing feelings with vocal sounds.
Touch for Health (TFH): Form or variation of energy balancing developed by chiropractor John F. Thie, author of Touch for Health: A New Approach to Restoring Our Natural Energies (T.H. Enterprises). TFH is a combination of acupressure touch, applied kinesiology, and massage.
touch therapy (touch healing, touch therapies, the laying on of hands): The laying on of hands and variations thereof, including OMEGA, The Radiance Technique, and Reiki.
tracing: “Technique” akin to Therapeutic Touch. It involves moving the hand or fingers along acupuncture meridians.
traditional acupuncture (Traditional Chinese acupuncture): Form of acupuncture based on the meridian theory of, and usually practiced in the context of, TCM.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): The dominant style of Chinese medicine in the People’s Republic of China.
traditional Dhanur Veda diagnosis: Pseudodiagnostic method whose purported goal is identification of “marma blockages.” Allegedly, this requires “deep inner concentration” and can happen by phone and with minimal conversation.
traditional herbal diagnosis: Apparently, a purported means of making “appropriate” dietary and herbal recommendations. It includes pulse diagnosis (traditional Chinese pulse diagnosis) and tongue diagnosis.
traditional Indian medicine: 1. (TIM, American Indian Healing, Indian Medicine, Native American Healing Ways, Traditional Native American Medicine Ways) Native American form of shamanism. 2. Ayurveda.
Trager (psychophysical integration, Trager approach, Trager bodywork, Tragering, Trager Psychophysical Integration®, Tragerwork): “Movement education approach” developed by Milton Trager, M.D., a former boxer and acrobat who, in 1958, became one of the first eight initiates of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (see “Maharishi Ayur-Ved”) in the United States. Practitioners supposedly work in a meditative state termed “hook-up” (see “Trager Mentastics”).
Trager Mentastics (Mentastics®): System of body movements developed by Milton Trager, M.D. Its purported design is to restore and maintain agelessness of body and mind. The crux of Mentastics is “hook-up”: a contagious “natural state of being,” similar to meditation, wherein one supposedly connects with an “energy force” that regulates life.
trance channeling: Form of channeling that occurs while the “channeler” appears to be in a trance.
Transcendental Meditation® (TM®): One of the two most important techniques of Maharishi Ayur-Ved. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi founded TM in 1957 and introduced it in the United States in 1959. TM is an alleged means of experiencing “pure awareness.” It involves sitting comfortably, with eyes closed, for 15 to 20 minutes twice a day while one mentally repeats a mantra. In TM, a mantra purportedly is a “thought-sound” that has a “known” vibratory effect but does not have a designative meaning. The TM teacher supposedly chooses a mantra suitable for the initiate.
transference treatment: Any alleged remedy whose postulate is that a body can transfer (transplant) its nature to another, or that illness is transferable by grafting.
Transformation (Transformations, Transformation: You’ll See It When You Believe It): One of psychotherapist-author Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s audiocassette programs for self-development (© 1987). Its premises include the following. (a) Thought is everything. (b) Thoughts “interconnect” the universe. (c) One can become able to bring about “almost anything.” (d) One has chosen everything around oneself. (e) One can be anything. (See “The Awakened Life.”)
transformational bodywork: Combination of aura balancing, chakra healing, Reiki, and “integrative body work.”
Transformational Breath (Transformational Breathing, Transformational Breathwork): Form of breathwork that borrows from yogic doctrines. Supposedly, the method solidifies awareness of “the connection” to “Source” and permanently transforms the “energetic field” of subjects. Practitioners are called “Transformational Facilitators.”
Transformational Breathwork®: Component of the NewBirth Process. Purportedly, Transformational Breathwork is a process of conscious breathing (see “breathwork” and “rebirthing”) that “stimulates” profound awareness on the “deepest levels” of body, mind, and soul and establishes “inner” balance and “flow.” Transformational Breathwork and Transformational Breath probably are identical.
Transformational Counseling (ASAT Transformational Counseling): “Holistic” system of “facilitation” taught by the American Association of Altern
ative Therapists (ASAT), in Rockport, Massachusetts. It encompasses Biogram Therapy, “dream therapy,” Parts Therapy, progression/regression therapy, and Psycho-Neuro Integration (PNI). Apparently, the main premise of transformational counseling is that beliefs are the “real” cause of mental, physical, emotional, and “etheric” problems. (See “ASAT C.O.R.E. Counseling.”)
transformational dreaming: Mode of dreamwork described and recommended by New York City psychoanalyst Jill Morris, Ph.D., author of The Dream Workbook (Little, Brown and Co., 1985), Creative Breakthroughs (Warner Books, 1993), and Transformational Dreaming (Ballantine Books, 1996). Its theory posits a collective unconscious.
transformational dynamic breathwork: Form of breathwork promoted by Jim Hyman, an exponent of the Deep Emotional Release Bodywork System. Transformational dynamic breathwork borrows from this and from shamanism.
Transformational Hypnotherapy: Method that apparently draws from Ericksonian Hypnosis, Gestalt, Jungian psychology, psychosynthesis, and shamanism. It allegedly puts one in touch with one’s “higher guidance.”
Transformational Therapy: Purportedly versatile and powerful “therapy technique” developed at the Heartwood Institute, in Garberville, California. Its postulate is that, although wellness is one’s “natural state of being,” most people have “barriers” to “experiencing” it consistently. Trans formational Therapy encompasses Alchemical Hypnotherapy, Dreambody Work, Strategic Hypnotherapy, Transformational Breathwork, and transpersonal psychology.
transformation-oriented bodywork (transformational bodywork): Combination of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual “processes” related to “energetic balancing” (see “energy balancing”), psychotherapy, spiritual counseling, and touch therapy. Transformation-oriented bodywork descends from bioenergetics, massage, the “personal/spiritual growth” movement, and Reichian Therapy. Apparently, its fundamental postulates include the following. (a) Constricted muscles block “energy” in the body. (b) Constriction shows up as pettiness. (c) The “Highest Ideal” lies in the “realm of Divinity,” the “Source” of both life and meaning for humans and the earth.
“The Transition Method”: Subject of an “incredible” correspondence course offered by The Transition Institute®, in Conifer, Colorado. The institute’s president, reputed former millionaire Bob Scheinfeld, assembled and christened the method, which purportedly spawns “daily miracles.” One of its premises is that a “vast communications network” interconnects all earthlings; supposedly, this (alleged) linkage exists in humans at the level of the unconscious.
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy: Purported synthesis of “Depth Hypnosis,” Ericksonian Hypnosis, NLP, and “Transpersonal therapies,” promoted by James N. Maynard, J.D., author of The Unlimited Human: From Limitation to Liberation.
transpersonal psychology (transpersonal counseling, transpersonal counseling psychology): Combination of Jungian psychology, psychosynthesis, and Eastern mysticism. It emphasizes meditation, prayer, and self-transcendence. Carl Jung (see “Jungian psychology”) apparently was the first to use the expression “transpersonal” (überpersönlich), in 1917. Psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, the codeveloper of Holotropic Breathwork, coined the name “transpersonal psychology.”
transpersonal regression therapy: Apparent component of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy that includes NLP. Its theory posits a “Higher Self.”
transpersonal therapy: Apparently, a component of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy that purportedly is an access to “the Inner Guide.”
Trauma Release Therapy: “Process” developed by Karl Nishimura, D.D.S., M.S. It is an alleged means of removing a “lifetime” of “suppressed traumas.” The purported design of its 14-step “protocol” is to reactivate “old traumas” and remove individual injuries “layer by layer” until re juvenation occurs.
TRIGGERS Mind Programming System (Triggers; Triggers course; Triggers System; TRIGGERS: The Technology Of Instant Motivation): “Personal development system” invented by certified psychiatric social worker, hypnotist, and transactional analyst Stanley Mann, author of the bestseller TRIGGERS: A New Approach To Self-Motivation. (Prentice-Hall, Inc.) Apparently, Triggers, or Triggering, is a purported means of harnessing “magic powers” hidden in one’s personality, healing illness with a mere thought, and solving problems “in a snap.”
Tsubo therapy (Tsubo): Variation of acupressure that involves massaging, needling, or applying electricity to “acupressure points” (“Tsubo”; see “amma” and “shiatsu”).
Tuina [tway na] (Chinese Massage Therapy, Push Grab Massage, Tuei-Na, Tui Na An Mo, tuina therapy): Ancient Chinese form of “remedial” massage that supposedly regulates the circulation of chi and restores the balance of yin and yang (cosmic poles).
twelve stages of healing: Alleged extraordinary approach to healing physical, mental, and spiritual ills. Its developer, Donald M. Epstein, founded Network Spinal Analysis. His theory posits twelve “stages of consciousness” common to all humanity. Nearly all of Epstein’s stages involve: (a) yoga- or Qigong-like exercises, and (b) declarations. For example, the first stage (“Suffering”) involves declaring: “Right now, I am helpless” and “Nothing works at this time.” In The Twelve Stages of Healing: A Network Approach to Wholeness (1994), Epstein states: “The most appropriate response to Suffering is to stop thinking about its causes.” The seventh stage involves “declaring”: “Oooh,” “Ahhh,” and “Whooosh.” The ninth stage involves declaring, “I experience my vital force”; and the eleventh stage, “May it be on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
Twelve Steps (12-Step path, 12-Step program, 12-Step way): Theistic system that purportedly advances recovery from various addictions and compulsive behaviors. It involves meditation and prayer. The 12-Step path of Alcoholics Anonymous emphasizes cultivating a relationship with one’s conception of God, a “Higher Power,” a “Creative Force,” or a “Oneness in the Universe.”
21 Day Rejuvenation Program: Regimen promoted by Joseph Kurian (see “Kalaripayat” and “marma science”). It involves using J. Kurian Skin Care creams, which purportedly unblock “subtle energy channels” under the skin, and teas. The program allegedly “unlocks” energy and “inner peace.”


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