Esodynamic Therapy

Stephen Barrett, M.D.

Esodynamic therapy is an obscure system of diagnosis and treatment based on the idea that central nervous system (CNS) "danger points" can be diagnosed with a leg test and corrected by applying pressure to these points. On October 16, 2001, Using Google to search for information, I found a description of this system on a cached page whose original was no longer posted. The page had been posted by Michael Lapointe, BSc, EP, who practices in Ontario, Canada. The article stated:

This description is not credible because no leg test can diagnose multiple problems throughout the body and no treatment can "eliminate or improve most acute and chronic malfunctions."

In December 2004, Lapointe's Web site listed four other practitioners who practice in Ontario Canada. Further searches for information about Institute Esodynamie, esodynamic therapy, the Bourbeau brothers, and LaPointe yielded nothing, which suggests to me that that there are very few practitioners.

This article was revised on December 1, 2004.

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