Where traditional western medicine comes up short, an increasing amount of people in the music industry are turning to medical intuits to supplement their healthcare. The field is varied, with practitioners representing a multitude of different approaches, but for adherents the personalized approach is unparalleled.
Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Campbell all espouse the talents of Anthony William, a medical medium and author of Life-Changing Foods, a recent best-seller on the New York Times Health list. "My job is to know why an injury is taking too long to heal. My job is to know why they have a digestive problem they're not getting answer for that's affecting their singing," William tells Billboard of his work with musicians (whose names he can't reveal for privacy reasons).
William says his work began at age four, when he was able to divine his grandmother's undiagnosed cancer. Now his work involves diagnosing seemingly mysterious illnesses and suggesting natural remedies. "It's kind of a miraculous practice that was given to me as a child. I hear a voice perfectly clear that tells me everything that's going on with someone's health, what's happening inside. It comes in clear so I'm able to not only hear but see as well," explains William, who is not currently taking on new clients.
Adam Lloyd's Colorado practice, which he opened four years ago and whose sessions start at $200/hour, is based around his extreme extrasensory perception. "I developed a technique that I call resourcing - a way that I focus the sensitivity of my nervous system to articulate the energies that I can sense and read," he says. He begins his work with clients by taking a series of measurements that serve as an assessment of their health. "I apply the resources into a lot of different things and basically figure out what's right for them, whether it's supplements and dosages or nutrition or what foods to eat, what not to eat," he explains. "It helps them to remove the noise from their protocol."
A medical situation with her son led intuitive Cher Bartlett to question the care provided by her doctors. "I realized that the whole medical model is really based on symptom suppression so you go to a doctor you go, 'Oh, I have this symptom, I have this headache, this rash' and then the doctor's approach is how do I make this symptom go away," she explains.
Her care model is based upon looking at a lingering issue, be it medical, spiritual or metabolic, that might be underlying. She gathers information about the client's condition through pendulum dowsing, a process by which a crystal dangled over the body is said to provide answers to her inquiries. "I always ask the body, do you need magnesium? Yes. Can you use it? Yes? Do you need iron? Yes. Can you use it? No," she says. "It's a very sophisticated process of getting at the bottom of what your issues are." A session with Bartlett, who is currently relocating from Atlanta, starts at $200.