A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Wholistic Hybrid Derived From Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Emotional Freedom Technique (WHEE) for Self-Treatment of Pain, Depression, and Anxiety in Chronic Pain Patients

  • Daniel Benor, John Rossiter-Thornton, Loren Toussaint
  • Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, July 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/2156587216659400

Energy Psychology (WHEE & EFT) Relieve Pain, Depression & Anxiety in Chronic Pain Patients

What is it about?

This RCT study validates the efficacy of WHEE, a self-treatment for pain, anxiety and depression, in people who have suffered these problems for years. Enthusiastic qualitative reports supplement the statistical assessments confirming the results.

Why is it important?

Medications for pain, depression and anxiety can cause side effects, including fatalities, and can be habituating or addicting - adding injury to the insult of high medication costs, for treatment that addresses symptoms but does not clear the underlying and related issues causing the problems. This self-treatment method enables people to relieve their symptoms whenever and wherever needed. WHEE can be used discretely, so no one knows you are de-stressing.


Dr Daniel J. Benor
Energy Medicine University

WHEE is a wholistic healing method, facilitating self-healing of body, emotions, mind, relationships and spirit. It is easy to learn and use, yet rapidly and deeply effective. In essence, it enables you to reprogram your hard drive, releasing negativity and installing positivity.

Loren Toussaint
Luther College

Using a randomized, controlled trial design, this study demonstrates the efficacy of WHEE a holistic healing technique. It is particularly important to note that this holistic technique showed effectiveness in a chronic pain sample. Few, if any, studies of this type have been done in this area of holistic medicine with this patient sample.

Read Publication


The following have contributed to this page: Dr Daniel J. Benor and Loren Toussaint