Energy Medicine as Science

In communicating about Energy Medicine, we are referring to two views of  the human energy fields: veritable energy fields which can be measured, and putative (commonly accepted or supposed) energy fields which cannot be measured with our current technology.

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Veritable energy fields include things like vibrational energy (sound), and electromagnetic forces such as visible light, magnetism and monochromatic radiation (lasers).

Putative energy fields are those ‘seen’ by clairvoyants,  felt, known by energy medicine practitioners. Putative energy fields are said to the first to show any kind of health distortions, that is, this is where diseases are said to begin and moves in to the denser layers of our energy fields until it manifests in the body.

Well established uses of measuring bioenergy fields in the diagnosis and treatment of disease include magnetic resonance imaging, laser eye correction surgery, cardiac pacemakers, radiation therapy and UV light therapies for psoriasis and seasonal affective disorder. There are also a few less researched therapies that use veritable energy approaches.

Magnetic therapy involves the use of magnets, which are placed on the body to relieve pain. Sound energy therapy (also sometimes known as vibrational therapy) involves using tuning forks and music to create certain healing sound frequencies that resonate with the body to promote healing. Listening to certain music has been shown to lower blood pressure and to reduce pain and anxiety.

The field of Energy Medicine which involves putative energy fields is based on the fundamental premise that all physical objects (bodies) and psychological processes (thoughts, emotions, beliefs and attitudes) are expressions of energy. A large body of research in the electric nature of our body is leading us towards more explanations of the workings of our physiology.

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The basic body of knowledge about the energy anatomy of the human form has been accumulating and studied, forming a foundation of energy healing, of Energy Medicine. Energy is the medicine. Some people call it “energy from God”, universal energy, cosmic energy, and a host of other terms that come to them in their own study.

The physiological operating systems of our human body depends on subtle energy, or life force, although still not fully understood, is a cornerstone for research around the world. Energy is the underlying force for all physical manifestation. Discoveries are made very day on these key interactions to sustain life.

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This life force is known by a variety of terms corresponding to different ancient traditions. In traditional Chinese medicine it is called Qi, in the Judeo-Christian tradition it is called Spirit, and in Ayurvedic medicine it is represented in the doshas, just to name a few.

Artwork: Chinese medicine meridian chart

In articles to come, there will be a variety of opinions, research and experiential positions shared in order to create an open conversation of this growing field of Energy Medicine.

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Just as it took decades for scientists to understand and accept the theories and findings of Einstein, so will the field of energy medicine take time to come to a place of understanding and integration in to our lives.

Just as there were snake oil salesmen selling spoof products that do not live up to the hype of instant healing, so do some people take advantage of the unseen nature, and enigma of Energy Medicine to make claims and charge fees, offering nothing more than a scam.

Energy Medicine is NOT a field of study that just comes without practice and understanding. This is why there are many debunkers of energy medicine right now, yet most of them have not read the case studies, experienced it, or practice in the field  and work on the premise that if physical sciences cannot prove it, then it does not exist. They may wish to protect people from scams, which is a good idea.

Yet they also said that about Einstein and many other great scientists that there is no proof. It takes time and much collaboration to come to a common ground as in any science, only to be broken and challenged again.  Be cautious and careful. Follow your doctor’s advice for when anything settles in to the physical body, it is the body that needs assistance of which doctors are well-trained for.

Energy Medicine is being used in hospitals world-wide by those trained in  the Healing Touch Program. There is a large body of case studies showing how the treatments affected the patients. As an ongoing field of study, soon there will be breakthroughs in understanding how our subtle energy fields and physical body work towards health. Will there be a time when we can relieve people of dis-eases before they form in the body? Can humanity evolve in to a healthier species through energy medicine? The proof is in the proof!

~Carolyn Thompson

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