Medical intuitives: Seeing the way to better health

Tammy Coffee Photo by Pat Barcas

One day in massage school Teresa Eidt “saw” the inside of her client’s abdomen. “I was in awe. I was shown a cancerous ulcer on the internal wall of her abdomen,” she says. “My career changed at that moment.” Eidt went on to become a medical intuitive — a healer who can see a client’s energy.

Tammy Coffee also had a similar epiphany. “I discovered I had a talent for healing after a [near-fatal] car accident when I was 27,” she says. The car she was driving spun off the road and rolled down an embankment. Coffee’s hand and arm were so badly mangled and bloody that even one of the emergency responders turned white in the face. What promised to become a long ordeal of surgery and rehabilitation instead turned otherworldly. “I had a mystical experience that night, and the next morning, the bones in my hand were completely healed,” says Coffee.

“My friends and family were about as freaked out as I was. … It was very, very difficult. Sometimes I doubted my sanity,” says Coffee. And yet over time, people who could help her understand her new abilities for healing started showing up in her life. Other people were drawn to her for help with illnesses.

“I was just kind of drawn into it, like a river rapidly flowing. It was very confusing at times and sometimes difficult, but I’m a very curious person. I like to figure things out,” Coffee explains.

Kimberly Crowe also had a bumpy road to becoming a medical intuitive and healer. “I had this normal, middle-class life. At the time, I was working in a microbiology lab,” she says. She was also tending to her 2-year-old daughter and the golden retrievers she and her husband were breeding. Then one night her husband didn’t come home.

“When that happened, I had a breakdown,” she says. As she struggled with his abandonment, she had an overwhelming call to become a massage therapist. “I didn’t even know what they did! But it was all I could think about,” says Crowe. Once in massage school, she found, like Eidt, that when she placed her hands on people, she could see things in their bodies.

All four medical intuitives Xpress spoke with have training in anatomy and physiology, which helps them understand what they see. But they also see beyond the physical into what they call the energy and emotion body. “The cool thing about medical intuition is it can help people get to root causes. Doctors don’t really know where the diseases come from or why,” says Asheville medical intuitive Rachel Frezza.

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Rachel Frezza

“Say someone has liver issues,” Frezza says. “They are having a hard time processing toxins out of their liver, [but] they don’t have hepatitis or another condition that usually causes this. I may see they are holding onto toxic emotions, like unexpressed anger from childhood.”

Frezza was offering a multidisciplined approach to healing when she realized she might be doing medical intuition. Her clients were “coming in using that word — [medical intuition]” about what she was finding and sharing with them, she says. “Oprah had a medical intuitive. So I looked into it,” Frezza says. Although she felt sure she was already doing medical intuition, Frezza decided to get certified through the International Association of Medical Intuitives.

As a part of the requirements, she was assigned 10 patients whose health conditions were already known. Frezza was given no information about them or their conditions. Only by accurately reporting the conditions did she pass the course. “Taking this course, you have to prove you know what’s going on inside someone’s body,” she explains. “I did the training for verification, a little pat on the back.”

“I see the physical body like an X-ray machine, like I have a camera and I am going inside the body,” Coffee says. “I see the different levels. I go through from head to toe. I go through all the systems — the hormonal, blood, organs, digestive system — and I will look through, for example, the entire small and large intestine.” In the process she may see fatty deposits or a polyp. “That’s the first part. Then I also see the causes, so if there is a mental, emotional, trauma, ancestral, genetic component — I will see that. Almost always there is a mixture of things that is the root cause creating illness in the body or discomfort,” she says.

Local medical intuitives emphasize that they don’t diagnose; it is illegal for them to do so. Instead, they help identify possible health concerns. Coffee refers to a medical doctor if the issue is potentially serious but only rarely does healing herself. Eidt, Crowe and Frezza, on the other hand, identify areas of concern, and if the client would like more help, they use a variety of healing approaches such as coaching, herbs, reiki, polarity balancing, flower essences and chakra healing.

Eidt, who is licensed as a spiritual coach, thinks of herself more as a coach than a healer. “I don’t think that I heal; I think that I help people heal themselves,” she says. She believes that many people have a hard time figuring out what is going on inside their bodies and what needs to be healed. “So it is helpful to talk with someone else. … I scan the body system by system; we talk about what I see, what the causes might be and what treatment might be helpful,” she says.

Frezza also sees herself as a healing facilitator. “I don’t heal. I support [clients] in their healing process,” she says. “I can go as deep as the client wants to do; if they are more mainstream and want to know why they have an issue that’s fine,” she says. Or she can go deeper, she explains, into what she calls the emotional body, belief systems, even past lives.

The Western medical paradigm often fails to provide a clear understanding of how to regain good health, says Frezza. “I think holistic medicine is more empowering for people, to take control of their energy system, their health.”


Rachel Frezza, 712-4723

Tammy R. Coffee, 275- 8521, or

Kimberly Crowe, (270) 799-9354 or

Teresa Eidt, (601) 941-1488, or


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About Nicki Glasser
Nicki is a freelance writer, healing facilitator for people and animals, animal communicator, songwriter, and currently at work on a memoir entitled Until I Rise Again.

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