One of the most popular applications of dowsing is for health. Often, pendulum dowsers start by dowsing their nutritional supplements. But since the desire is to experience health, most dowsers go beyond that. And that is where the conflict comes in. While I believe that health dowsing is one of the best applications of dowsing, I am aware that done poorly, it can also hold the greatest dangers. So I want to take a little time to cover some basics that will help you if you are considering learning to health dowse. Let's look at them as Dowsing Dos and Dowsing Don'ts.

Health Dowsing Dos:

• Always seek a second opinion, and a third opinion, especially on important health decisions
• Use the services of a health care professional as appropriate
• Only dowse about health issues you are able to be detached about
• Dowse when you are in a balanced frame of mind, and you are feeling well physically
• Obtain some background in health and anatomy and biology as appropriate. It will help you see the health picture more clearly and interpret your results more accurately
• Choose to consult with health care practitioners who are open to your participation, if you health dowse
Health Dowsing Don'ts:
• Never diagnose or prescribe for anyone if it is illegal to do so in your location
• Don't dowse about issues that are above your level of experience, as you will be more prone to error
• Don't use dowsing as a substitute for proper medical attention
• Never dowse about anything you are fearful about

I love health dowsing, but I am always aware that no dowsing is 100%, and when dowsing about health, that margin for error can lead to complications. It's one thing to choose a supplement that might be less than perfect for achieving your health goals, but it is dangerous to dowse incorrectly about life and death issues, and sometimes, it isn't really obvious what those are.

Things that can start small can end up being major health problems. This can make it a challenge to only dowse within your level of experience. That pain in your side might be appendicitis, or it might be indigestion. If it's the latter, you would think even a novice could safely dowse about it. But what if it's something serious? There is a huge difference in risk if you dowse wrong in some situations.

As I have often mentioned before, the fact that dowsing isn't 100% is a non-issue. Nothing is 100%. I wish I had a dollar for every mistake I have seen or heard a doctor make. Yet most of the time, they go on practicing and collecting fees. No one in their right mind expects a doctor to always know the answers or to always cure his or her patients. Yet, dowsing is held to a higher standard. It's not fair, but that's the way it is. And that is why you are wise to make health dowsing a personal choice, and to be very careful to exercise it with prudence and caution.

One thing I can tell you for sure: dowsing for health can achieve miracles. There is nothing fake about it. If you hone your dowsing skill and follow wise dowsing practices, you will find that health dowsing can be a truly amazing tool in your toolkit. But you need to know at the outset, that like all other types of dowsing, you won't be 100% accurate when health dowsing. If that bothers you, don't health dowse.

I have adopted the attitude that no professional is perfect, and I have a level of competence in health dowsing that gives me really good, though not perfect, accuracy. I hedge my bets by getting Nigel (my dowsing buddy) to dowse my questions on anything that seems important or serious. Sometimes, I will ask my friend Fern to dowse, or even blind dowse a question for me, if I am concerned about what might go wrong if I am not accurate. Also, if I have concerns about outcomes, I will be more inclined to be open to professional help.

Nowhere in dowsing is the conflict between different belief systems more dangerous to outcomes than in health dowsing. If you health dowse, do not interact with those who have totally different beliefs. For example, don't go to an allopathic doctor who thinks dowsing is fake and expect him to accept your dowsing results, or even listen to them. Find a professional who is open.

If you are dowsing for a family member about health issues, make sure the person is open to your point of view and belief systems about health and dowsing. We all have free will, and I think a lot of apparent dowsing 'errors' are merely a clash of belief systems. For example, I could dowse that the pain in your arm is merely muscle pain and be correct, but if you have fallen and believe that it must be something much more serious, like a broken bone, you can manifest that outcome. In a sense, we both are right, but in the end, it's your body, and your outcome to determine. So don't dowse for anyone who doesn't believe in pretty much the same things you do. It's asking for a conflict.

In spite of the risks and warnings, if you seek proper training and have an appropriate outlook, you can develop health dowsing expertise that will be of great assistance to you, your pets and your family members.

Author's Bio: 

Maggie and Nigel Percy specialize in dowsing for personal growth--creating the life you want using dowsing. With that in mind, they are experts in both the 'inner' work of clearing personal blocks and the 'outer work' of space clearing to provide harmonious space for success. They are also expert health dowsers. They have been teaching dowsing together since 2000, and their passion is to empower as many people as possible to learn to dowse. With that in mind, they have created a range of affordable and free products to help people with this goal. Visit their website for more information: