(09/02/13) - Imagine visiting someone who could literally "see" your health problems - literally, just by looking at you - before they are diagnosed. They are called "medical intuitives" and some people are convinced they have the life-saving answers.
Gabby Rodriguez didn't know what to expect when she called medical intuitive John Kortum. John told her something was going on with her blood.
"And I was able to take that and go back to my doctor and say, 'could I have some further testing done?'" and she says, testing by her doctor revealed an autoimmune disease.
John says much like how we know boiling water is hot without having to touch it, he perceives textured properties on the face, each linked to an organ system. "This biological language lives within you and it's your body's way of expressing imbalances."
Take a thyroid problem - John perceives a sponge-like texture on the cheeks.
For issues with the breasts, he says, "I perceive, eh, a vertical texture."
After taking his course, Pamela Feikbeiner realized she had a left breast indicator.
A biopsy by her doctor revealed, "the cancer that's in the milk ducts itself."
We put John's technique to the test. Neysa Ricciardi had never met John.
"I am fascinated to see what he can come up with," Neysa said before their meeting.
When John begins, he notices, "there's a little bit of a hearing indication. It's not bad."
Neysa says her ears have been ringing.
Next he tells her, "you've got a mild liver indication. Mmm hmm."
Then, John also picks up on a digestion problem, "I have had severe reflux in the past."
Finally, John says, "I perceive a thyroid indication."
Yes, Neysa does have hypothyroidism.
Neysa says the only thing he missed, "he didn't pick up on adrenal and I've also been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue."
A consult with Kortum, will run you $495. And, no it is not covered by health insurance.
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