[TBC: As we have reported, Rick Warren's Daniel Plan ( begun January 15, 2011), has Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman heading up the list of speakers. All three promote unbiblical mysticism and other practices contrary to the Gospel. In the case of Dr. Oz, he is also an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of the cultic teaching Reiki, as the following excerpt from "Reiki Digest" blog shows.]
'Try Reiki,' Dr. Oz tells millions on TV [Excerpts]
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a renowned cardiovascular surgeon and host of the third (or possibly second) most popular syndicated television program in America , this week introduced millions of viewers to the natural healing practice of Reiki as part of a program on alternative and natural remedies. The Dr. Oz Show included not only a segment featuring a demonstration by Reiki author Pamela Miles , but an emphatic recommendation to "try Reiki" as the #1 "Oz's Order" at the show's conclusion.
In a related (and unsurprising) development, the audience member who received a brief Reiki chair session from Miles told Oz and his viewers (an estimated 3.5 million people) after only a few minutes of Reiki that her headache was going away.
Oz, whose wife, Lisa, is a Reiki Master, called Reiki " my favorite treatment that could change the future of medicine forever ." Reiki was the last of an assortment of featured alternative remedies, including mud baths, herbal remedies, aromatherapy, yoga, saunas, and cupping.
"If we put cupping in the hybrid category between biomanipulation and energy," Oz said as the Reiki segment began, "It provides me with a good segue to what I think may be ultimately the most important alternative medicine treatment of all. And we are embarking on this whole new vista of opportunities, it broadens dramatically the spectrum of where we might be able to go in our bodies, and this is the area of energy medicine. " At that point, the camera pulled back to reveal Pamela Miles and the audience member.
"And joining me today is Pamela Miles," Oz continued. "Pamela has actually been to the operating room with me where we have done Reiki. He pointed out that, like Pamela, "my wife Lisa is a Reiki master, so when the kids get sick, or when I'm out of sorts, she actually comes by, I can't even tell when she's treating me, sometimes she secretly treats me, if she thinks I'm in a bad mood" -- everyone laughed -- "and I see hands moving around, but I actually feel the heat."