What is Energy Medicine, you ask? That “Medicine of the Future” Dr. Oz talks about?
It is healing with energy, including all types of energy — sound, light, electromagnetism, acupuncture, Reiki, Johrei, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch, and scores of other methods. (Even “electroceutical” devices now, like the ARP wave.)
All bodies and minds are expressions of energy and are infused with energy. Energy Medicine helps to restore and balance that life force energy.
It soothes a painful knee or a stressed mind . It relieves an anxious heart or boosts the immune cells.
If you have received Energy Medicine, you know what I’m talking about. It helps you feel good. It might be inexplicable, but it seems to work.
Although we need another century to put all the data together, many of us have the lived experience that Energy Medicine is a healthcare blessing.
In the past few decades, scientists have seen Energy Medicine provide measurable improvements for pain, anxiety, dementia, and cancer.
Dr Shamini Jain PhD specializes in psychoneuroimmunology — which shows how the body and mind communicate, and the connections between the brain and the immune system, brain and hormones, brain and gut.
Jain studied cancer-related fatigue, which is such a hindrance to those recovering from cancer.
This blinded randomized study compared biofield healing with mock healing for four weeks. Those who received biofield healing had a significant decrease in fatigue and cortisol (the stress hormone). As cortisol drops, our relaxation and healing hormones rise.
Professor Susan Lutgendorf in 2010 published a study of Healing Touch for women with cervical cancer who were undergoing chemo-radiation. Usually chemo-radiation causes a decline in natural killer cells which fight cancer.
But in this case, the women who received Healing Touch maintained their natural killer-cell cytotoxicity, with no decline. (The treatments did not impair their natural healthy immunity.) They also had less depression than the control groups.
Gloria Gronowicz determined that Therapeutic Touch reduced metastasis in mice who were injected with a form of cancer.
In 2010 a systematic review of all the quality clinical trials in biofield therapy showed the strongest evidence for pain reduction in many populations, even with chronic pain.
Relief of anxiety is another reliable outcome of biofield therapies.
Evidence also suggests benefit for the restless symptoms of dementia.
When I worked in hospital, my own case studies showed Healing Touch to be calming for those with anxiety and agitation, reducing high blood pressure, relieving pain, lending more vigor to the weak, and bringing peace to nearly everybody.
Scientist Dr. William Bengston, in 14 experiments at 6 universities in the past 30 years, used his version of hands-on healing to cure mice injected with rapid incurable mammary cancer.
Bengston describes himself as a skeptic, and he hired only skeptical students to treat the mice. He didn’t want belief to play any role in this. He taught the students to use his simple get-out-of-your-own-way method.
The mice, who previously had a 100% death rate, lived. Tumors grew but then shrank and disappeared. The healed mice donated blood to end-stage cancerous mice, and they were healed even without biofield healing. The blood of the healed mice also conferred immunity on new mice, who were resistant to the deadly cancer.
With these kinds of studies, something surprising is bound to happen in cancer research, so long as we can keep our minds open and our communication flowing.
Tell us, what is your experience with Energy Medicine?
Feel better, get balanced. Diane does hands on healing for your biofield and gives you practical ways to enhance your energy system. Make an appointment in Phoenix or Fountain Hills — now booking in March; less available in April.
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