Francesca McCartney, PhD
EMU Founder, President
Dr. McCartney is the inaugural recipient of a PhD in Intuition Medicine® and also holds a dual PhD in Energy Medicine. Since 1976, Dr. McCartney has worked in the field of intuition as a medical intuitive in an integrative health clinic, a pastoral counselor, author and educator. Francesca synthesizes her thirty years of study in Eastern and Western spiritual and healing arts into a multi-modality approach which centers her in respectfulness for the uniqueness of the individual. From Dr. McCartney’s pastoral counseling and medical intuitive work with thousands of clients she developed the Intuition Medicine® modality as a sub-specialty of Energy Medicine. The Intuition Medicine® program which is offered at the Academy of Intuition Medicine® which was founded in 1984 is the first California State certified vocational program in the field of energy medicine. In 2006 Dr. McCartney established a State approved Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree granting branch of the Academy of Intuition Medicine: Energy Medicine University. Professor McCartney developed the MS and PhD program in order to bring an academically grounded and highly specialized program to the field of Energy Medicine.
Francesca has been a licensed nondenominational minister since 1976 and received her Montessori teaching credential in 1974. In 2002 she received her doctorate degree with honors in Energy Medicine and Intuition Medicine® from Greenwich University. In 1976, Francesca joined an alternative medicine clinic, the Academy of Eastern Medicine, in Walnut Creek, California where she was the meditation instructor and health intuitive for seven years. Through her work there she became one of the first professional intuitives to practice an interdisciplinary modality combining Eastern and Western healing arts in a holistic system. In 1980, she was co-speaker with Dr. Alan Charles, MD on a talk entitled “The Effects of Energy and Color in Health and Behavior” at the International Academy of Preventive Medicine's annual conference in Denver, Colorado. In 2001, Francesca published her first book, Intuition Medicine: The Science of Energy. In 1999, Francesca’s Intuition Healing class was taught to fifteen complementary care physicians at California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) Health & Healing Clinic in San Francisco, California. She participated as a “healer” in a research project conducted by Dr. Elisabeth Targ, research director at CPMC. Dr. Targ received a National Institute of Health grant to study the “Efficacy of Distant Healing by Nurses and Healers.” In 2002, the Institute of Noetic Sciences funded a seed grant and gave Francesca permission to conduct research in their Ganzfeld laboratory on the topic of Distant Healing. In July, Dr. McCartney presented a distance education paper at the IPSI Scientific Forum, a gathering of international ITT researchers, in Italy. In 2003, Dr. McCartney’s paper — “The Conscious Internet: An Empirical Study of the Transmission of Healing Energy via E-mail” — was published in Dynamical Psychology — An International, Interdisciplinary Journal of Complex Mental Processes.
In 2004, she presented a research paper on Distant Healing at the annual conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration; was the invited speaker at Sonoma State University, Nursing Department presenting her work on “Intuition and Distant Healing”; presented the Distant Healing research at the annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy & Energy Medicine. In 2005 Nataraj /New World Library published Dr. McCartney’s second book, Body of Health: Intuition Medicine: The New Science for Energy & Balance.
In 2013, Francesca was interviewed in the magazine Spirituality & Health on the topic of Energy Medicine. The title of the article is "Reclaiming Energy Medicine: Making The Science of Energy a Respectable Twenty-First Century Health Care Choice".
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