Radiesthesia, meaning ‘the perception of radiations’, was developed by a Swiss priest, Abbe’ Alexis Mermet, at the turn of the 20th century. It is a form of dowsing at a distance for medical purposes, whereby the practitioner responds to changes in the energy field produced by patients using a pendulum and charts. The success of the technique, however, depends more on the skill of the therapist than on the instruments used. The practitioner works by detecting and correcting the disharmonies or distortions in energy patterns, often from a great distance. One of the great advantages of the technique is that the hidden causes of disease, which may be undetectable by other methods, can be discovered and treated.

If you decide on radiesthesia treatment, you need never meet the practitioner. You simply send a medical questionnaire giving your symptoms and case history, along with a sample , which might be a spot of blood or a lock of hair, to the therapist. He or she will place the sample on a diagnostic instrument, mentally tune into you and pose mental questions about your health, and then hold a pendulum over the instrument in order to receive the answers. Healing energies are then focused on you from a distance .