I founded the non-profit National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (NIIH) in order to further scientific research into healing that results from changes in consciousness. NIIH is at the forefront of research in Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology, having published dozens of studies measuring the effects of these techniques on emotional and physical wellbeing.
NIIH has several programs. The largest is the Vets Stress Project. This project connects veterans of any conflict who are suffering from PTSD with therapists and coaches who can help them.
It is deeply gratifying to me that over 20,000 veterans have now recovered from PTSD with the help of the Vets Stress Project.
NIIH also publishes the peer-reviewed professional journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment. NIIH also has an active research program called the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine, and has conducted several landmark studies. One, of 216 healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, chiropractors, and alternative medicine practitioners, found that a brief EFT treatment produced 68% reductions in pain, 83% reductions in cravings, and 45% reductions in psychological problems such as anxiety and depression (all p < .001).
Another study, a randomized controlled trial of veterans with PTSD, found that EFT reduced PTSD symptoms by 60% (p < .001). These studies have helped establish EFT as an evidence-based treatment method.
As a result of the work of our volunteers, EFT was approved as a “generally safe therapy” by the US Veterans Administration’s Integrative Medicine department in 2017.