Zero balancing
Zero balancing


Zero balancing is a type of bodywork that focuses on balancing "body energy." It was created by a physician and acupuncturist, Frederick Fritz Smith, in the 1970s. Practitioners of zero balancing can receive training and certification.

Zero balancing is used for anxiety, stress, and to improve overall quality of life. But there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
There isn't enough reliable information to know if zero balancing is safe or what the side effects might be. But there is no reason to expect safety issues.


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  • Anxiety.
  • Quality of life.
  • Stress.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate zero balancing for these uses.

Dosing & administration

When receiving zero balance treatments, the patient lies on a padded table similar to what is used in massage therapy. The practitioner will then feel over various parts of the body, looking for points of tension. Once those points are identified, the practitioner applies finger pressure.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if this treatment interacts with any medicines. Before using this treatment, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


Zero balancing is believed to bring the energy from the body back into balance. It claims to use modern physics to improve health and reduce stress. But there is no good scientific evidence to support these claims. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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