When Santa Feans mention enrolling in a tapping class, they may not be talking about dance lessons. Instead, the class probably involves EFT — or emotional freedom technique, informally called tapping. EFT is among several alternative medical treatments offered by Dr. Joalie Davie.
Davie, a former emergency physician, is a Santa Fe practitioner who supplements her Western medical training with alternative therapies. “If you had told me 20 years ago that I’d be practicing alternative medicine — from ancient Eastern techniques to innovative, new ones, I would have said, ‘Absolutely not. This is quackery.’ But I have been convinced differently — reading many scientific studies and witnessing the success of alternative medicine — for myself and my patients,” she said.