Astonishing Remote Healing Success

Interview by Carol Bedrosian: Eminus Mirus founder Ethan Borg discusses how treatment at a distance works.

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As I limped through the halls of the Massachusetts State House one day back in March 2019, lobbying support for our safe harbor health freedom bill, I stopped to rest on an antique wooden bench with my colleague. 

“It’s plantar fasciitis and posterior tibial tendonitis that keeps flaring up,” I explained, pointing to my left foot.

“I think I can help you with those,” she said. “Most likely it’s a pathogen.” 

The old, invisible pathogen, eh, I thought quietly to myself. She described a form of remote energy healing she worked with that could be effective in reducing or eliminating any number of conditions, symptoms and pains, such as the hypothyroidism for which she was treated and no longer required medication.

Yet she wasn’t even going to touch or examine my feet. How effective was that going to be against a long-standing condition, when I’d already tried years of various therapies? My relief was never more than temporary.

Nevertheless, once I returned home I looked up the website she recommended,, and signed up for Level 1, which was free, and effortlessly gave myself my first Eminus Mirus treatment. Right away, the self-help element flashed at me like a neon sign of something that could be very valuable in my quest to heal my own body. 

I decided to give EM (pronounced like the letter M) a try. I emailed my colleague a description of my symptoms along with permission to treat, and sent the payment. Then I waited for the results. I desperately wanted the treatment to work because I was living with constant ripping pain in my left instep, but I was skeptical. Healing is not magic; it touches on flesh, blood, bone and pain. How could this invisible, remote treatment possibly fix my feet, my tendons, and my planter fascia, inflamed and causing me so much pain? I was about to find out. Much to my surprise, in less than a week, I noticed intermittent times of complete pain relief in my feet, and within several months I found myself walking pain-free all day for the first time in seven years.

I needed to know more, so I advanced to EM Level 2 training. I learned that Eminus Mirus is an energy healing system created by Rochester, New York-based acupuncturist Ethan Borg, whose deep passion for studying Chinese classical medicine led him to an astonishing discovery about Universal Qi. Like the concept of life force energy within Reiki, Universal Qi is the database of all information about all energy at any given moment in time. Ethan, a former computer programmer, discovered that this infinite Universal Qi database was accessible and programmable, and that he could create for his patients within Universal Qi, energetic healing tools to balance the Five Elements — Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water — upon which all healing within classical Chinese medicine is based. 

The result was the development of over a thousand precise, replicable treatments for an untold number of health conditions, with new treatments continually being created. To use the tools, an EM practitioner simply asks Universal Qi to deliver a specific treatment/s, and Universal Qi responds, much like filling a prescription. Only this pharmacist, with the infinite wisdom of all past, present, and future energetic effects on your body, will never dispense any remedy with negative side effects; it only dispenses what you specifically request that is in your highest good. But first you must know what to request, and then formally request it. This ask-and-you-shall-receive dynamic suggests that we exist within some larger harmony or matrix intentionally designed to support our well-being and health, but that our engagement is entirely voluntary.

According to Ethan, most disease is infectious in nature, so EM treatment protocols include symptomatic relief, as well as identifying and eliminating specific pathogens associated with Rickettsia, Staphylococcus, etc., — there are hundreds — that correlate with a condition. It’s actually the toxins these pathogens produce that are responsible for the symptoms we feel. EM treatments target these pathogens, as well as their toxins, treat the symptoms, and the remarkable result is healing — either from a distance or delivered to yourself. 

It is likely you will not feel anything at all during treatment. Some treatments act quickly, while others are delivered as a series over time. After my Level 2 training, I used the EM Bone Spur Treatment to dissolve a painful bone spur I’d had on my right palm for ten years. It took less than a day. I now have a tool to reliably quell hot flashes on demand with the EM Balance Yin and Yang Treatment applied to my Gland Array. Over time, I learned I could use the EM Arthritis Treatment to eliminate sharp joint pain in both thumbs by also requesting treatments to clear hydrochloric acid and heal fissures in those tissues.

But some of the treatments I delivered to myself or others were ineffective, or provided only temporary relief. With 15 books and over 50 hours of video, learning how to use the EM treatment tools successfully is a little bit like learning how to cook in a foreign language. You can begin it, you have some intuitive sense of how it works, but you must study and practice a great deal to become skilled in requesting advanced treatments from Universal Qi. While you will be rewarded with many healing results using EM, not all your treatment requests will be precisely aimed. The greatest success comes with access to the more comprehensive tools and treatments only available with attunements to Levels 3 and 4. In addition, sometimes treatments will not work because they cannot be delivered to that person at that time. “You cannot change a person’s fate,” Ethan notes, “…only if it’s the end of their need to suffer in that way.” 

There are certainly plenty of us walking around with suffering we’re ready to let go of, but EM is so radically outside-the-box, it just seems too good to be true. Yet that’s precisely what we need — a completely new way of thinking about healthcare that embodies potentials we are just beginning to explore. Why not consider the possibility that healing does not have to hurt, and can be accomplished without touching the body, accessible anywhere, to anyone, at a fraction of current healthcare costs? Who hasn’t imagined miraculous healing powers our bodies might possess? We feed ourselves, groom ourselves, procreate and birth ourselves. Why would we not be able to heal ourselves? Now is the time to rewrite our medicine story as humanity begins to define its new post-COVID norms. “Whatever you believe you can do, begin it,” the maxim states.

Perhaps it is true that some things have to be believed to be seen, so I decided to ask Ethan to explain how Eminus Mirus remote healing works. In a phone interview conducted during the height of the pandemic lockdown, I found it galvanizing to hear Ethan’s calm, clear and reassuring account of the origins and future of EM.

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CAROL BEDROSIAN: What led you to work with energy as a form of healthcare? 

ETHAN BORG: I was a very mainstream kid. I grew up in a family with a physician as a parent, and happened to be quite good at science. I had every expectation that I would go into Western medicine as a career. I was pre-med at college.

Unfortunately, right before I went off to college I might have gotten a tick bite camping out one night. I woke up the next day just feeling wrong. Within a short time I was diagnosed with mononucleosis. Epstein Barr virus is one of the co-infectors commonly found with tick bites, but this was before Lyme disease was a very well-known problem. As a consequence, when I went to doctors there was no conversation about that at all. 

I was put on prednisone as a way to get the energy I needed, which in retrospect, was a terrible idea. But when you’re 18 years old and you’re about to go off to college, it sounded like a great idea. It devastated my immune system. I think I probably had Lyme disease, because the next several years were very bad for my health. Basically I was suffering from chronic fatigue that lasted for seven years of my life. I found myself developing urinary tract symptoms, digestive symptoms, allergies I never had. The list kept building and I kept going to more Western doctors and getting the same diagnosis, which was, “It’s in your head.” I now understand when doctors say that, they have hit the wall of what they understand. 

But I found myself thinking, “It’s not in my head. It’s very physical.” So I rejected that, and I realized if the doctors weren’t going to help me, I was going to have to solve the problem myself. That began a path of exploring things that were, at first, just slightly off from a Western medicine perspective. I started to look at vitamins and minerals, which back then was voodoo. 

So I tried things out myself. I would try one vitamin at a time to see if it would give me just a little bit of an edge, more energy. I went through all the vitamins, all the minerals. In the end I had a notch more energy than when I started, so that kept me on the path of exploring new things. My wife, who was my girlfriend at the time, encouraged me to try acupuncture. 

Perhaps like most people, when I first heard about acupuncture and people putting needles in my body, my response was, “No way. There’s no chance I’m going to let them do that!” But she wanted to open her windows during spring. For me, spring was a terrible allergy season and I was in great suffering whenever we opened the windows. But she was also in great suffering because she grew up in a rural area where she got to live in nature, and she was feeling very cut off from nature, so she was prodding me to try something new. Ultimately I agreed I would try Chinese medicine.

Sacredresonance 300x600web Aug2021 Lr72web V1At first, I tried herbal medicines because that was closer to Western medicine, like taking pharmaceutical medicine. But I didn’t realize that you have to approach herbs differently from Western medicine. I assumed they would work right away, like Western medicine, but herbal medicine often takes time to build up results, especially when treating allergies, which could take months. In retrospect, I was put on the correct formula for helping with allergies, but back then it didn’t work fast enough for me and I gave up on it pretty quickly.

Since my wife wanted to open up the windows, I finally said I would try the acupuncture and went to my first appointment. When I left the office, I felt a movement of energy in a clockwise circle around my abdomen. It made no sense from any Western perspective of anatomy and physiology how I could feel something moving in that orientation in that part of my body. This was a great moment of excitement for me — that energy was real, and there was something to this ancient Chinese medicine concept.

Within a few sessions, the lactose intolerance that I had developed in college completely went away, as well as all the allergies I had. I stopped carrying my asthma inhaler around. A huge, tremendous shift occurred, but I was still suffering from chronic fatigue that didn’t entirely go away.

I realized I was still interested in medicine — Chinese medicine. So in 1989, I enrolled at the New England School of Acupuncture and gobbled up everything they could teach me. They have a Japanese track, where you learn Japanese acupuncture in addition to Chinese acupuncture, and an herbal track, where you learn Chinese medicine. I chose to do both tracks, so I did thousands of extra hours of education and ended up with a Masters of Acupuncture in Oriental Medicine.

But when I was done, I had three years of education, thousands of extra hours, yet I still felt somewhat clueless because there is so much theory, and I knew that I was just at the beginning of understanding it. I applied for and won a fellowship for studying the classics of Chinese medicine. What I was surprised to discover in my year of studying the classics is that the original text, called the Neijing, is all about looking at Chinese medicine as energy medicine.

That blew my mind, because if you know anything about history, Chinese medicine was essentially rewritten in the 1950s by Chairman Mao. He wanted to Westernize and modernize Chinese medicine because he wanted to show that he had something equivalent to Western medicine. In doing that he created something that I think is a misnomer — calling it Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) — when in fact, it wasn’t traditional. It was basically a rewriting of classical Chinese medicine to be more formulaic. So if someone had asthma, there are certain points you would use. If someone had back pain, there’d be certain points you would use and those points would always be used, which is not how classical Chinese medicine works.

Classical Chinese medicine is more individualized. You figure out what the unique problem is and ask, “How do we deal with that?” It blew my mind to find that the classics were looking at things in a very different frame, which is that qi — energy — is real. Fortunately, I had also done the Japanese track in acupuncture school where you try to feel that qi, and was already thinking about it as real. It wasn’t a complete rewrite of my mental model, but it was an eye-opener for me that I needed to be thinking of things in a new way, not as a Westerner. I needed to think about how energy makes up the physical world and how, if you modify that energy, then the physical world will also change. 

So I decided to have a motto in my practice, and the motto was, “I’ll do what works.” I’ll be open-minded to approaches if they are more effective than what I have been doing previously. Because ultimately, as a clinician, the only thing that matters is my patients feel better and their complaints go away. If I’m not successful at that, how can I be successful in my practice?

It’s incredibly cool that you could ask Universal Qi to treat energetic wind in the gallbladder meridian and it will do it again and again and again in a standardized way.

I started to explore energy in new, unique ways. I started to look at the Chinese five element theory and feel the energy of those elements. I actually got to where I could palpate it and I could feel the subtle differences. I started to explore the models within Chinese medicine using pulse diagnosis within this five-element perspective, and I got quite good at pulse diagnosis from an energy-first perspective. 

My practice started to move much more towards energy medicine, but I still hadn’t made the big shift to treating people without needles. I had a thriving practice in Frederick, Maryland, and things were going great. Then I met a woman named Karen Custer, a therapist and lifelong intuitive. Upon meeting her, I was feeling energy coming off of her in a way that I had never felt from someone before, and I said, “What are you?!” [Laughs] She told me she taught classes on being able to mimic other people’s skill sets energetically and how to treat people long distance. 

It was in one of these classes that I suddenly had an epiphany. If I just added a few pieces to what she was saying, something made sense within Chinese medicine, triggering an “aha” moment of how medical qigong works. Qigong was the initial martial art. It’s all about balancing your energy. It’s all about health. When you’re out of balance, you bring back balance by moving energy within your energy field. 

Medical qigong is slightly different in that it is a non-touch way of moving other people’s energy. I’ve always been interested in this model, but it never made sense to me. I couldn’t figure out how you could actually apply it. I did take some classes on medical qigong, and I went to see medical qigong practitioners from China when they would come to the U.S. and demonstrate their work, but it never quite made sense to me until I had that aha moment. It all has to do with the concept in Chinese medicine — that also is in Reiki — which is Universal Qi.

The way I describe Universal Qi is to think of it as the database of all information about all energy at any given moment in time — for instance, the energy in your hand, what orientation it is, down to the most minute unit of energy. Our bodies exist in layers and layers of energy, and Universal Qi knows what’s happening with each individual unit of qi in each layer of energy at any given moment of time. It’s beyond what a human being could possibly imagine keeping in your own head, this incredible knowledge of where energy is. I realized that using Universal Qi I could move someone else’s energy from far away. Universal Qi was a conduit. It wasn’t just a database; it was in some ways programmable. 

During the dot-com era, I was a programmer, so suddenly I could connect the dots that there are ways I could actually program within Universal Qi how to move people’s energy, and to do it at no cost to my own energy, and to do it at any distance. Distance doesn’t really matter at all in medical qigong. That aha moment basically was the beginning of me doing a lot of what I call programing, and creating a whole new model within Chinese medicine. 

CAROL BEDROSIAN: How do you program Universal Qi?

ETHAN BORG: Within Chinese medicine, we have concepts that don’t necessarily align together very well. We have a concept of interior and exterior meridians that are related to each other. We have a concept of a circadian clock where different meridians are related to each other. And we have a concept that we call the six divisions, which relates to how organisms attack the body, with different relationships to different meridians associated together. 

I struggled with this idea that we have different relationships with the different meridians, and I had another epiphany that they all snap together like puzzle pieces creating a grid. That grid was basically describing feng shui. Most people think about feng shui as putting something red in a southern wall that will increase fire qi in that space, which might increase life and make that space happier. Or if I put a silver dollar under a plant, that might increase my riches. 

That’s not how I look at feng shui. My model is how energy aligns around us and how within that alignment there are countless angles of energy that I called “tissue angles.” The reason I called them tissue angles is that when I finally clicked this grid together, and took what the classics of Chinese medicine were saying about the alignment of energy, I saw that it was talking about different angles of energy within this grid. If I manipulated the energy at a certain angle, it would resonate with the specific tissue in the body — different angles resonated with different tissues.

The whole point of a medicine is that it is standardized so that it works again and again. If you have the same scenario, you want the same intervention to work each time you use it so that you can rely on it. There are a lot of methodologies that cannot provide a standardized, repeatable effect where you have confidence in it. So in order to have that kind of standardization, I borrowed the concepts of programming, which is all about logic. If A equals B, and B equals C, then A equals C. I applied that kind of logic and thinking on a level of complexity and depth to: What are the five elements? How is the problem constructed out of the five elements? What interventions within the five elements gets that problem to deconstruct? If you understand the itty-bitty detail of that, then you can, essentially, construct a tool that can be used each and every time you see that same problem. 

So I constructed tools. For example, an eye twitch is caused from what we call energetic wind in the gallbladder meridian. (I’m simplifying things for this example.) I would create a tool that gets rid of wind from the gallbladder meridian. I would construct something that: one, can essentially eradicate energetic wind; and, two, makes sure it goes into this channel. On a very basic level that would be the programming; each and every time I use the tool, it always will look for wind to deconstruct in the gallbladder channel. This is a different level of thinking than acupuncture theory. It’s essentially its own form of practice because it has its own set of tools apart from other facets of Chinese medicine. 

CAROL BEDROSIAN: What is a tool? Are you creating this mentally, psychically?

ETHAN BORG: I’m literally defining to Universal Qi…

CAROL BEDROSIAN: You’re talking, you’re thinking it. 

ETHAN BORG: Thinking it or saying it. 

CAROL BEDROSIAN: Your tools, then, are created mentally by your thoughts.

ETHAN BORG: By your words. The words matter because, ultimately, this is a leap of faith. Talking about Universal Qi is talking about a greater power than yourself. Some people will call that God. I don’t think Universal Qi is God, but some people call that God. I view Universal Qi as a construct that is within this reality, and that has this particular role and job of organizing the energy. If you can tell this construct, which is a greater intelligence than ourselves, what you want it to do, this grid or intelligence will go ahead and do that. Why it would do that based on our little pea brains or our requests is a whole different theological conversation. But it’s incredibly cool that you could ask Universal Qi to treat energetic wind in the gallbladder meridian and it will do it again and again and again, and it will do it in a very standardized way. 

Step-by-step and day-by-day, I was so passionate about this practice, learning more and more about the energy field and these angles of energy, and how I could manipulate them. It got to the point where I really could differentiate, say, the capillaries inside the sclera of your eyeballs. I could manipulate just that energy, as opposed to with acupuncture needles, where it’s treating systems of energy. 

Let’s say I put a point in the acupuncture liver channel. That point will eventually affect the eyeballs because the eyes relate to the liver in Chinese medicine, but that point would activate energy throughout the liver and all the components of the meridian and the organ. And a little sliver would get to the eye. And of that little sliver, a little sliver would get to the sclera of the eye, and a little sliver of that would get the capillary of the eye. What I discovered is that I could immediately, with my new method and model, treat just the capillary of the sclera of the eye. And that is hugely beneficial as a clinician. When someone says, “I have a lot of redness in my eye. Can you help me?” Before, I would say, “I probably can help you.” But now, with this new model I can say, “Oh, yeah, I could totally treat that. I can immediately affect it.”

There’s a branch of acupuncture called Acutonics, where people use tuning forks to treat people instead of needles. For years I thought that was complete garbage, but while I was at a conference someone had a table there demonstrating Acutonics. Since they were letting people try it on themselves, I used the fork and applied it to a certain angle of energy that I knew about, just out of curiosity. Within 30 seconds, I found myself itching all over my body intensely. The itching lasted for at least 30 minutes. At first I thought, “I would never use Acutonics or a tuning fork. That’s crazy!” Then I took a step back and I thought, “Well, why was I itchy? Oh, because I was treating a point that was related to the skin. And, oh, I used a wood qi tuning fork that would increase wood qi and that would increase itchiness. 

I suddenly realized that tiny little intervention had a huge impact on me. I needed to take this seriously. So I bought tuning forks, and I started to treat my patients with tuning forks instead of with needles. But I was not using Acutonics; I was using these tissue angles that I had worked out. And my practice just went through the roof. People could feel the energy very easily. It was very clear how powerful it was to each and every person that I treated, and it catapulted me into another plateau in terms of the success of my practice.

But it came at a cost. The cost was that it was hard to do the energy work I was doing with the tuning forks because the model was sophisticated. I had to physically move the tuning forks up/down, which is the Heavenly plane; north/south, which is the Earthly plane, and east/west, which is the Man plane. However it took a lot of effort to treat each individual given the amount I wanted to treat. 

Around that same time, a gentleman named Masaru Emoto came up with a theory about water memory. In his book he showed pictures of water molecules seen under an electron microscope that looked beautiful if you said something happy around them, and they looked terrible if you said something terrible. This implied to me that water could be used like a storage system, like a hard drive. So I decided to do an experiment. I took a vial of water and I treated it as if I were treating a patient for a specific problem. Then I took just one drop of that water and put it on my skin. Immediately I got treated by what would have been at least five or ten minutes of physical labor for me. 

And that blew my mind. I just couldn’t believe that I could compress a treatment so much, because now, if I simply made enough vials of treatment, I could go from treating just five things in a session, to treating a hundred things in a session, a hundred problems. That compression became very exciting to me, and a recurring theme of what I wanted to do, which was to compress as much as I could. If I could compress three months of treatment into a single session, a person who needs three months of treatment might get one hundred percent better after single session. Obviously, my goal was to be as successful with my patients as quickly as possible, because that made me feel like I was doing the work I was meant to do on this planet. 

What I realized early on in my career is that if you don’t know how to treat infectious disease, you’re going to be unsuccessful.

Around this time, I decided to move back to Rochester, New York, where I grew up, and I started my practice here. Just before I moved, I wondered whether instead of putting treatments in the water, what if I put treatments in Universal Qi? So I started to explore this other concept of programing within Universal Qi and I started to treat people not with water at all, but to send them energy through Universal Qi. And again, I could compress even more treatments; I could do far more in a single session. When I moved to Rochester, I knew this was the moment when I would start to treat people without any tuning forks, without water. I’m just going to be treating them with, effectively, my own version of medical qigong.

 And my practice went beyond anything I could possibly imagine. I am very fortunate that I have so many people who want to get treated with this method. It blows peoples’ minds to be able to treat someone without touching them, and to be able to feel, as a patient, the incredible power of how much changes in a single session or within a few weeks. Major shifts are happening. 

We’re at this point in America where Lyme disease is a terrible problem. I started receiving lots of referrals from Western medical doctors because my treatment of Lyme patients is so successful. The root of many problems is infectious in nature. The methodology that I created was from the very beginning focused on treating infectious disease. What I realized early on in my career is that if you don’t know how to treat infectious disease, you’re going to be unsuccessful time and time again. From the very beginning of my work, I was thinking about how to attack organisms and get rid of them in the body. 

With Lyme disease rampant, that became a gigantic part of my work. But there’s a lot of need; I couldn’t possibly treat enough people in my career to make a dent in the need that is out there. So as an extension of my own treatment, I thought, “What if I started to teach people how to do this? Instead of me treating thousands of patients in a year, I could treat ten thousand, one hundred thousand.” 

So I decided to start teaching other people how to do this. The methodology that I teach is called Eminus Mirus. We shorten that to EM. Eminus Mirus is Latin for “astonishing at a distance,” because most people who experience this are usually quite astonished at both how much changes, and that I could do this or you could do this from thousands of miles away. I worked on this method in 2012, and I started to teach people in 2013. At this point, there are hundreds of practitioners of Eminus Mirus in levels one through four. The first level is free and very basic so that people can experience it, and then it goes up to a fourth level, which is very complex and all about Five Element theory and its expression in all its various ways. So it starts very simple, but it gets very deep, as far as people are interested to go. 

I decided that the first level should be free because Universal Qi is not mine; it is something that is universal. It has that name for a reason. I don’t have ownership of that. Everyone should have access to Universal Qi through this methodology if they are open-minded to it. It also gives people an opportunity to get past the fear of the unknown. I think that everyone should have a healthy skepticism. There are so many promises being made by so many people, that I made EM Level 1 free so there’s no commitment in money; it’s just a commitment of your curiosity. 

As a consequence, we’ve had hundreds and hundreds of people do EM Level 1, and hundreds do Levels 2, 3 and 4. When I came out with this methodology, I really didn’t know that people would be enthusiastic about it. I didn’t know if this would be a fad that people might be interested in for six months, and then forget about. But I found that people who I taught back in 2013, most of them are still using it, which is incredibly gratifying to me. Many people were already in alternative medicine in some form. After learning EM, they have found a way to merge and meld this methodology with their practice that they also love, for instance, massage therapy, acupuncture, Reiki and other types of energy work.

This is because EM is very complimentary to other therapies in many ways. Eminus Mirus is based on classical theory, which means that the roots of it go incredibly deep. They are 10,000 years deep. As people explore their own practices, often those roots connect somewhere. It can be very exciting to see that work in Reiki can be used with EM. Or shiatsu. There are connections made, and then the theory somehow integrates to become a beautiful kind of construct. Each person is basically creating their own version of EM because they’re doing their own organic work within themselves. 

CAROL BEDROSIAN: Can you use this to create negative tools that would hurt people? 

ETHAN BORG: This method, Eminus Mirus, is programed in Universal Qi. It is defined as a methodology within Universal Qi that has very specific rules. One of the fundamental rules is that you cannot harm someone with EM. Specifically, you can’t harm someone in a way that would kill them, would hospitalize them with a life-threatening condition, would cause a stroke, or an aneurysm, or cause debilitating or chronic harm. You cannot poison someone, cannot drug them with some kind of recreational drug. 

There are rules designed so that EM is — from the very beginning — about doing no harm. If someone actually has the intention to do harm, that request is completely ignored, and if someone unintentionally would do harm, that is ignored. Before a treatment is even sent to a person, the programing in Universal Qi assesses whether that treatment would kill that person or cause a stroke or an aneurysm or any dangerous outcome. If it would, it doesn’t send the treatment at all. So from a very basic level, Eminus Mirus is designed to do no harm. I’ve been using this methodology essentially since 2006, and no one has died from EM, or had an aneurysm, or a stroke. The safety mechanisms work. Having taught so many people how to do EM, seeing that those safety mechanisms are working time and time again, that’s really thrilling. That was a really, really big concern of mine, actually. 

After I started teaching EM Level 3, I suddenly realized that this is one of the most intense and most powerful things that I’ve ever come across, and I started to wonder if I should be teaching people a methodology this strong. So I stopped promoting it, not because I don’t love it and think it is amazing, but I also had to go through a period of assessing whether it was appropriate for me to give someone such a powerful tool.

On the other hand, I’m seeing that no one has gotten harmed and that therefore the safety rules within EM are rock solid and working exactly how I intended. That is very important to me. That’s the only reason why I can teach it. I didn’t want to put anything out there that could be damaging. I only wanted to do something that would essentially heal as many people as possible. 

CAROL BEDROSIAN: You mentioned infectious disease. Is there a treatment in EM for COVID-19? 

ETHAN BORG: Whenever we talk about infectious disease, we are referring to pathogens. In EM we always say “the pathogen I associate with…”, and then we say the organism, because we’re bridging two fields. We’re bridging classical Chinese medicine, which talks about pathogens, or what we call Gu and Chong for parasites, versus the Western defined organisms — Streptococcus, COVID-19, etc. Essentially what I do is bridge the gap and I identify the pathogen that associates with the organism. I’m finding the pathogen within Chinese medicine that’s associated with COVID-19. 

If you just have that one premise — that organisms more regularly infect together than they do alone — then it completely changes how you approach something like COVID-19.

The model within EM is very sophisticated in terms of infectious disease. I would say even more sophisticated — and this is a big claim — in many ways than Western medicine. What we see in EM is that infectious organisms regularly co-infect together as colonies. If you just have that one premise — that organisms more regularly infect together than they do alone — then it completely changes how you approach something like COVID-19. Western doctors are asking, “How do I stop COVID-19?” 

From my perspective, it is, “How do I stop all of the organisms fighting along with COVID-19 that can keep COVID-19 persisting and recurring in someone?” I identified several of these co-infectors. I had other EM students identify some of these co-infectors. Together we have been able to come up with a fairly comprehensive array of organisms that we see attacking together. I’ve constructed — and programmed within EM — treatments that attack these pathogens.

Every organism produces toxins — what we call pathogen toxins — that are the actual cause of the symptoms that we have. When an organism strikes inside the body, it’s not the organism itself that creates symptoms — it’s usually the toxins that it produces. To understand the pathogen is not enough. You also want to understand what it’s going to do inside the body, what it’s going to produce. 

For instance, COVID-19 produces an array of hormone isomers, “mirror image” forms of hormones that cause fever. These toxins will get into the red blood cells and cause a fever that keeps coming back every day again and again, usually at dusk. That’s a problem in Chinese medicine we call heat in the blood, and that’s one of the symptoms that people complain about with COVID-19. They can’t shake the fever. It just keeps coming and coming. It’s very draining after more than a week of recurring fever, for some people, two weeks. The level of specificity within EM is so powerful that we’re actually able to go into the red blood cells and get rid of that isomer of fever-causing hormone. That can stop the fever; that can help cool down the body. 

So, yes, our response is more sophisticated to something like COVID. We don’t just want to know one pathogen, one organism. We want to know the set of pathogens, how they relate to each other. So we have a concept called a life cycle, in which one organism promotes the growth of another organism, promotes the growth of another one. In terms of COVID I’m seeing a daisy chain of blooming, where one organism wakes up the next one, wakes up the next one, wakes up the next one, and it will start the cycle over again. We don’t see that commonly with infectious organisms, that the end of the chain wakes up the beginning of the chain. I think that is one of the reasons why this organism is a pandemic and so terrible. It just spirals down and gets worse and worse each time it goes through the daisy chain of organisms.

I have found great success in treating people who I see these pathogens in. One of the treatment services that I provide is what I call broadcast energy blasts. This is me treating many people all at the same time. I created one for protecting against COVID and have about two thousand people on my anti-coronavirus blast. It’s free. [Sign up at]

CAROL BEDROSIAN: How many people could you treat at one time with a blast like that? 

ETHAN BORG: There’s really no upward limit. It’s really an issue of ethics and what is appropriate. There’s more going on in our lives than just the physical experience. There’s also a spiritual experience that everyone is having. You have to honor that. 

CAROL BEDROSIAN: What spiritual experience is this?

ETHAN BORG: Let’s say some terrible thing happens to a person. They’re driving in a car and they get into a car accident. If they didn’t get in the car accident, they wouldn’t have ended up in a hospital. And if they didn’t end up in the hospital, they wouldn’t have had amazing care from the doctor and nurses, and as a consequence, they wouldn’t have decided to go into the medical field. If they didn’t go into medical field, they wouldn’t have saved thousands of lives. So would it be right to intervene and stop the car accident from happening? 

CAROL BEDROSIAN: So you have to have people’s permission. 

ETHAN BORG: That’s built into Eminus Mirus. You need consent. You can’t treat someone unless they agree to it, because you don’t know what their fate is and you don’t know what their spiritual path is. Even though you might be like me — someone who wants to heal everyone of every problem they have and stop the suffering — if you don’t have permission, you might be interfering with something much bigger than yourself. In terms of what I can do with the broadcast healing, it’s limited more by people’s spiritual path than anything else. You can’t change fate, but you can intervene. When people finally come to me, they usually are coming to me because that’s the end of their need to suffer in that way. 

This is painful for me because I just want to stop suffering. But if you have that concept of karma, then to intervene on something that you’re not supposed to intervene on can be terrible for you. That’s always playing in my mind when I’m working with people is that fate is supreme. Programmed into EM is that if the treatment would violate someone’s fate, it doesn’t get sent at all. This is something that Universal Qi knows that we don’t. Universal Qi knows the state of energy at every moment in time, forwards and backwards. It knows the moment I die. It knows two hundred years after I’m dead. It knows this moment. It knows two hundred years before this moment. It knows where the energy is, and all of the meaning of energy, such as the motivation behind things that people are doing, and what their needs are. 

Most of us think that we should be the captain of the ship. Really it’s better if we let Universal Qi be the captain, and we just be the navigators and say, “Let’s try going in this direction.” And if the captain says, “No, we’re not,” then we don’t go that way. That is built into EM: even though we might want to help in a certain way, if it’s going to violate something very important to that person, then it won’t happen at all. That treatment won’t be sent.

CAROL BEDROSIAN: Can EM potentially cure anything? 

ETHAN BORG: Because everything is a construct out of energy, it can cure anything, potentially, forward in time. A lot of people have tried working on sending treatments backward in time, and that has done nothing. So, we can’t undo COVID-19 backwards in time and hope it never happened. But we can, I think, intervene on just about every health crisis that people have, potentially, so long as it doesn’t violate fate.

But also a lot of problems — and this is where I really struggle at this point in my career — are very sophisticated problems. With EM you want to get down to the nitty-gritty details if you can. Trying to figure out all the component parts to something like A-fib takes years and years of treating lots of patients to really figure out from an energy perspective all of the programing that would be required for that. So I’ll have these moments where I’ve been working on a problem that I’ve made no progress on for years, where I suddenly have an aha moment and I can say, “Yes, that’s the missing piece of all the pieces that I’ve been working on. I can finally treat this.”

In my experience I can treat pain pretty well, but I can still have someone come in where the treatments that I have defined are not hitting that person’s pain. Yes, I think it can treat anything, but it’s limited in some ways by our own knowledge. I try to use Universal Qi to construct things outside of my knowledge and the knowledge of other EMers, and sometimes that’s acceptable and sometimes it’s not. I don’t know why that’s the case. Can we treat anything? There’s no reason why we couldn’t, but it doesn’t mean that we are able to yet, at this moment in time.

CAROL BEDROSIAN: Can EM treat genetic disorders?

ETHAN BORG: One of the great things about EM is that we can take Western research — for instance one of the problems with COVID-19 is cytokine storms. We can take that information and immediately construct a treatment to treat cytokine storms. In Western medicine it might take five years to do all the research and create a tool that is a safe tool. We can do that quickly, but we’re also limited in that if Western medicine doesn’t really understand the problem and the problem is sophisticated, we may make assumptions based on what the science is thinking right now that are wrong.

For instance, I think genetic theory is obviously right on some levels, but I feel it’s far more sophisticated than the Western world thinks it is. As a consequence, I think that we’re running off assumptions that are not 100 percent right: genes can turn on, genes can turn off, that these things can be controlled by circumstance, by emotion. At this moment in time, we do have treatments that are constructed with the hope that they’ll help genetic issues, but I don’t have a lot of faith in them yet. I’m working on it! The operative word is “yet.” If 2013 was essentially the birth of EM, a hundred years from then it’s going to be far more sophisticated than the tools we’re using now.

CAROL BEDROSIAN: Is that because other people are also working on it, or that you’re working on it? Obviously, you’re not going to live forever. 

ETHAN BORG: In EM Level 4, there’s a programing guide to teach people how to program EM. 

CAROL BEDROSIAN: Is there any danger to other people re-programing the safety or effectiveness of EM?

ETHAN BORG: This is where the analogy of programming breaks down. A computer doesn’t care how it is used. But this is not true of Universal Qi, a higher intelligence to our own. Universal Qi has a vested interest in the energy it controls. I believe people are a bit like monkeys. We will take any new tool and bang it against things to see what it can do. I believe Universal Qi knows this about the human spirit. EM was built literally from day one with a “do no harm” motto as a core fundamental feature, a pillar upon which the entire method is built.

There’s no one maker of Western medicine. It’s something bigger than a person. I think the potential of EM is that it is bigger than a person — that’s my hope — so I constructed it with the idea that I will teach you how to do the program so that you can create tools I’ve never created, and you can teach people how to use your tools.

There could be a whole ecosystem of tools that are specific to categories that could exist in EM but don’t yet for different types of fields. EM can be used for plants and EM can be used for animals. There’s no version of EM for farming and livestock, but there could be. One hundred years from now we probably will have a more sophisticated version of it, and hopefully each year as more knowledge of anatomy and physiology comes out, there will be more sophistication in the tools. For something that is genetic, maybe 20 years from now it will be, “Oh, yeah, no problem.” But today, I think the right approach is to say someday we will have a solution, but today we’re not quite there yet.

CAROL BEDROSIAN: There is an attunement to access Levels 2, 3 and 4. Are you the only person that can give attunements?

ETHAN BORG: At this moment in time, yes. I have talked to the community about creating structures of governance and control on a basic level, and we just don’t have enough people that are interested in that yet. The people who started out in 2013 are usually pretty sophisticated in their methodologies, but they may be clinicians, not people who want to do guidance. Ultimately we need to have some committee or some form of governance that would take on that role with standardization of education and certification. At this moment, it’s still very much run by me. But I have a bigger vision than that. It feels really fulfilling to be the creator of something that people are enjoying and finding value in. But my goal is to create something that is bigger than me that can outlast me. If I am successful, there will be that kind of governance structure someday.

However, I also want people to be skeptical. It’s the healthiest way to go. And I want people to be open-minded. That’s why I made Level 1 free. The first level is for those people who are open-minded enough to take a chance on something. There’s no cost to them. There is the freedom and opportunity to do something without anyone knowing about it but you. You have the liberty in taking a kind of leap of faith, seeing if it works or not.

The people who I have taught EM to grow fastest when they learn this model together. There is great sophistication on anything built on any rail of Chinese medicine. I have tried to take the language and make it more modern and contemporary, using modern ideas, constructs and metaphors to try to make it as simple as possible and accessible to everyone. What I find is that the people who are learning together in groups learn and gain confidence faster with the bouncing off of ideas and creativity with each other. Ultimately what I want is for people to think about EM kind of like jazz. You can riff off each other.

A lot of people get stuck on me as the creator and what I created. What I want people to do is to take this creative work and also be creative with it, not to look at it as stone, but as something that is to be explored creatively. Where I see people get stuck is that they want to emulate my success so much that they want to emulate me. Then they get stuck on whether they’re doing it right. I didn’t have anyone to emulate and I had success. To have a path already built for you means that success is already built in for most people in most situations. They just have to start riffing and playing their jazz with a little bit of guidance.

CAROL BEDROSIAN: You must have encountered tens of thousands of people over the past decade who disbelieve EM can work until they experience it for themselves. What have you learned from facing this constant skepticism, and do you have any favorite patient stories that come to mind that illustrate this?

ETHAN BORG: Even starting with acupuncture I had to have a bit of a thick skin, because when I went into acupuncture it wasn’t where it is today, where there’s a lot of acceptance of it. Twenty years ago, it was getting there, but still people were talking about whether they believed in it or not, as if it was a belief system. So I already had a little bit of a thick skin in order to do the work I was doing. 

No matter what you do, it’s a little bit hurtful when your life work is looked at as a belief system or a scam or some kind of placebo effect. You just have to push through that because there are plenty of people who are open-minded. Even though not everyone is open-minded, there are people who are in need, and need creates open-mindedness. That’s one of the things that I found with acupuncture; if someone didn’t believe in acupuncture, ultimately they still came to me because their need was so high. Nothing else was meeting that need and they were willing to take a risk.

Unfortunately, we are all going to face health crises, and those crises are sometimes going to be beyond what the medical care you’ve already received is capable of handling. There are two kinds of people. There’s the one person who, when they face that, gives up. And then there’s the other kind of person who when they face that says, “I’m just going to keep trying things.” There’s nothing you can do about people who give up. From my perspective, that’s their fate and they are supposed to make that choice, and you’re supposed to honor it.

I certainly have family members who do not think what I do is legitimate. I have many friends who don’t think what I do is real. I actually lost friendships when I went into Chinese medicine because they thought I was crazy. I still feel some of the pain that I’ve lost friendships just doing things that have so much meaning for me; there’s no way I would do anything else.

A good example of a skeptical person is one whose whole family was suffering from Lyme disease. She was in Western medicine, and she felt like her family was dying from Lyme disease. I had come out with a product line called Qi Infusions. I was energizing oils using the principles of EM, and selling them in health food stores. The product was successful, and I came out with one that treated Lyme disease through its associated pathogens. I want to be clear that I wasn’t treating Lyme disease; I was treating pathogens associated with Lyme.

If 2013 was essentially the birth of EM, a hundred years from then it’s going to be far more sophisticated than the tools we’re using now.

This person came across the product and thought, “What a crazy person and what hubris they have to think that they could come up with a product for a problem medicine has stumbled with for years to address.” She asked if she could have coffee with me, so we did. Then she decided to take a leap of faith and have one of her family members seen by me in my clinical practice, who had a profound immediate benefit. Then one by one, each of the family members came to see me, and each of them got better completely. At this point, none of them feels they have Lyme.

In fact, this person was so profoundly affected by this approach she became one of the first students of EM, and now is one of the most successful. So, yeah, there can be a profound shifting and freeing when you have just a little bit of open-mindedness.

CAROL BEDROSIAN: I envision EM as something that parents will someday teach to their children as naturally as they teach food preparation or toilet training skills — how to keep themselves healthy.

ETHAN BORG: That would be awesome! My kids know when they fall to treat themselves with the Acute Injuries Qi Infusion. If they burn themselves, they immediately send the EM Burn Treatment to themselves. They already have this down. I’ve heard this from other practitioners who have taught their kids and the kids have gotten this kind of stuff really quickly. There’s so much less skepticism in kids’ minds that they pick it up even faster than we do.

CAROL BEDROSIAN: Do you have any concerns that Western medicine might feel threatened by the success of modalities such as yours that bypass the need for more expensive surgery, diagnostics and drugs?

ETHAN BORG: There’s a concern about what you can say within any kind of locality, what you can call yourself, whether you can call yourself a healer or someone who helps, or whether you’re sending treatments or whether you’re sending energy. There are legal issues that are different from state to state and country to country that caused me to change some of my language, so there is some concern on that front.

I think that Western doctors will look at EM at this moment in time without much attention for two reasons. One is that EM is incredibly small; we’re not at the point where it’s a household name. It’s not a Reiki; we’re not even on the radar. The number two point is that doctors are in such crises right now, they are seeing their houses on fire every single day. And I mean this with great compassion: my dad is a physician. We have such chaos with the insurance system, with the crisis upon crisis of what we’re doing with Obamacare and so forth, that I just don’t see that we are anywhere near their radar of concern.

Maybe ten or twenty years from now, if Eminus Mirus continues to grow and becomes the kind of thing that people are talking about, then yes, we may have an issue where certification and what people call themselves becomes a very big issue. But I think most people who practice any alternative medicine in any locality know that they have to be sensitive about what they say based on the regulations in their state.

Some doctors are going to look at any kind of alternative medicine as a danger to their patients. I don’t feel there’s going to be a broad kind of attack on Eminus Mirus practitioners anytime soon. If we get there, hopefully we’ll be organized and have some tools and standardization that can reduce the skepticism of how people are being treated and have a counter argument to be made against that.

Do I think we will someday get to a point where people take notice of Eminus Mirus widely across the globe? I think it is possible. As I see it, Universal Qi made this medicine and I was just a conduit. Whether or not it grows into something big is equally up to Universal Qi. I am simply happy to enjoy the ride as far as it will take me.

Chinese herbalist and acupuncturist Ethan Borg, L.AC, is the creator of Eminus Mirus energy methodology. For more information visit

Carol Bedrosian is an EM Level 4 student and has published Spirit of Change holistic magazine since 1987.