Viewers slam ‘fertility wellness’ practices on This Morning and call it ‘the s***** segment’ ever

Couples desperate to conceive try out holistic treatments like reiki and ‘shamanic healing’ at a fertility retreat on This Morning – but viewers are NOT convinced by the alternative therapies

  • Three British couples struggling to conceive visited a fertility treat in Devon
  • They tried out alternative therapies like reiki and shamanic healing
  • But those watching This Morning were unimpressed, and called it ‘a con’

By Harriet Johnston For Mailonline

Published: 13:19 BST, 3 April 2019 | Updated: 13:57 BST, 3 April 2019

This Morning viewers were left skeptical of a segment that saw couples who are struggling to conceive try out holistic therapies in a bid to boost their chances. 

Three couples from across the UK were sent to the ‘fertility retreat’ in Devon to see if treatments like reiki and ‘shamanic healing’ could help them achieve their dreams of falling pregnant.

But while many of the participants saw the value of the experience, viewers at home were far more critical. One went so far as to brand it ‘a con’.  

The couples from across the UK were sent to the ‘fertility clinic’ in Devon to see if treatments like reiki and ‘shamanic healing’ could help them achieve their dreams of starting a family. Pictured, a man named Dan Edwards try reiki, a form of energy healing, at the clinic 

The ‘conception plan’ was co-ordinated by Dr Larisa, who spent time matching each person with the treatment she believed would be most beneficial to them. 

She sent a man named Wayne to try out shamanic healing because she believed he was carrying ‘a lot of emotional pain’ that could be inhibiting his chances of conceiving.

The treatment focuses on the process of moving and manipulating the energy of another’s body. 

But while many of the participants saw the value of the experience, viewers at home were far more critical. One went so far as to brand it ‘a con’. Pictured, negative social media reaction

Wayne became emotional and teared up as he admitted: ‘I just don’t understand, but you just think you’re dealing alright.’ 

He added: ‘What a weird experience but a really nice experience. You start by feeling your normal self, and then I went cold, and then I got really emotional.’ 

Another participant named Dan Edwards tried out reiki, a form of energy healing, which he said made him ‘feel relaxed’.  

Dr Larisa sent a man named Wayne to try out shamanic healing because she believed he was carrying ‘a lot of emotional pain’ that could be inhibiting his chances of conceiving. Pictured, Wayne became emotional while trying the treatment at the Devon retreat 

Dr Larisa spoke to Wayne about his experience, and he teared up, admitting he found it ’emotional’ 

reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing. 

But viewers were completely unconvinced about the segment on This Morning.

One tweeted: ‘I know people struggle to conceive but come on, they’re only going to conceive at this “retreat” kind of thing is by having sex.’

Another wrote: ‘Today we’re asking can energy healing putting a tuning fork on your husband’s chest help you conceive. No. No it can’t.’ 

A third added: ‘They aren’t crystals, just bits of coloured glass.’ 

The three sets of couples, pictured speaking to Dr Larisa, seemed to enjoy the fertility retreat, though viewers were very critical as to whether any of the practices would work

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