A couple of years ago while I was struggling with acid reflux and watching the life and career I'd worked so hard to build for myself disappear before I knew it was gone, my desperation to heal led me to some wacked-out alternative medicine types.
I visited one woman who worked out of her apartment in the East Village. She works with energies, and such. I lay on a table and she moved her hands over my body for quite a long time, trying to determine if I had a blockage or something somewhere that was causing my physical distress.
After about an hour she said, "Well, I really can't find anything wrong with you, except," and here she held her hands directly over my heart, "right here, there just seems to be a big, cold hole."