As a researcher, Taheri is credited with founding two particular branches of Iranian alternative medicine: Faradarmani and Psymentology. Both therapies are based on the theory of Interuniversalism and are a subcategory of Interuniversal Erfan (Halqeh), which holds that man’s existence is as vast as the universe itself, and that man’s body consists of more than just its physical attributes of flesh and bone.
Faradarmani is a completely mystical form of alternative therapy in which the patient is mystically connected to a universal network of intelligence and awareness called the Interuniversal Consciousness Network or Holy Spirit. The patient gives a physical report to the physician on feelings of warmth, cold, pain, tremors, stinging, etc. The patient’s defects are identified and treatment begins with the elimination of symptoms.
Psymentology deals with “mind” and “psyche” as separate concepts and is used to alleviate mental and psychic disorders.
For three decades, Taheri has subjected his research to various tests and prompted much discussion in the medical community. Many doctors and paramedics agree that his methods and experience in alternative medicine have been remarkably effective, and led to a shift in medical practice in the past decade.
Currently, more than thirty thousand instructors in the world and Iran are teaching alternative medicine and millions of people are satisfied with its efficiency, despite some criticism from the mainstream medical community. Extensive research on the effects of these two branches of alternative medicine is ongoing by physicians, psychiatrists, veterinarians, and botanists, including research on in vitro cells. Many scientific papers have reported successful outcomes.
- A book on cosmic mysticism, published in 7 editions, with a circulation of five thousand copies per edition.
- Human From Another Look, published in 9 editions with a circulation of 10 thousand copies. This book discusses the principles of alternative medicine. A Farsi and Arabic translation was also published in Lebanon, as well as a translation in English. French, Russian and German translations are forthcoming.
- A recently published book on human vision. An English, Russian, Armenian and Arabic translation are forthcoming.
Traditional Medicine University of Armenia in May 1390, granted an honorary doctorate to Mohammad Ali Taheri. Just days before his arrest, president of the University of Armenia, together with the Board with the purpose of awarding an honorary doctorate to Iranian supplement “Faradarmani” and “Psymentology” Mohammad Ali Taheri came to Tehran.
Imprisonment and death penalty
Taheri was arrested in 2010 on charges of acting against national security. He was released after being held in solitary confinement for 67 days. On May 4, 2011, he was arrested again. Taheri has been imprisoned and under interrogation in Evin Prison since May 2011.
On October 30, 2011, and after three court sessions, Branch 26 of Tehran Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced him to five years in prison for blasphemy, to 74 lashes for touching the wrists of female patients, and 900 million Toman in fines (approximately $300,000) for interfering in medical science, earning illegitimate funds, and distribution of audio-visual products and use of academic titles.
In August 2015 Taheri was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court on a charge of Fesad fel Arz (corruption on earth). UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein expressed alarm at the imposition of the death penalty on Mohammad Ali Taheri.