Aug 20 2012

The Science of Energy Medicine, Part Four

We know our ancestors acknowledged the body’s energy system because most ancient cultures had detailed depictions of their interpretations of energy centers, lines of force and auras.

The Aryan culture may have passed down knowledge of the chakras to the Indians who describe them in Hindu texts of knowledge known as the Vedas. Native American cultures, ancient Hebrews, Tibetan and countless other traditions worked with these energetic vortexes to promote health and enhance life. Similarities to the chakra system exist in Teutonic, Norse, and Germanic myth.

Energetic lines of force, known in modern medicine as acupuncture meridians, were well-studied and utilized for healing by the Chinese, Japanese and Indians. With the development of highly sensitive instruments, these ancient beliefs have been proven scientifically.

According to the International Center for Reiki Training: “As in many other areas of investigation, what we were absolutely certain about 20 years ago has changed dramatically. For example, in a few decades scientists have gone from a conviction that there is no such thing as an energy field around the human body, to an absolute certainty that it exists.Moreover, we have begun to understand the roles of energy fields in health and disease. Most people are simply not aware of this research, and persist in the attitude that there is no logical basis for energy healing.”

Writer and energy field expert Cindy Dale, in her groundbreaking book The Subtle Body, describes numerous western scientific research studies which prove the existence of the human energy field.

Here are just a few:

  • UCLA professor of Kinesiology Dr. Valerie Hunt has used an electromyograph to measure the energetic radiation of chakras for twenty-five years. In the course of her research she discovered that levels of consciousness were reflected in the frequencies, with psychics testing in a frequency range of 400 to 800 Hz and mystics testing at an average of 20,000Hz
  • Bioinformation Institute scientists measured the human energy field and discovered its frequency to be between 300 and 2000
    nanometers. They also found that those with strong fields could
    successfully transfer energy
  • Researchers from the UK’s University of Southampton found that MRIs and PETs showed that stimulating acupuncture points caused a considerable amount of brain activation and deactivation when measuring cortical activity.  This groundbreaking research,
    among other factors, likely contributed to the National Institute of Health’s NCCAM decision to study energy-based modalities including reiki, Polarity Therapy, acupuncture and Healing Touch.

Years ago George Crile, Sr. MD, forward-thinking founder of the Cleveland Clinic stated that “Diseases are to be diagnosed and prevented via energy field assessment.” 

More recently, famous physician, writer and television personality Mehmet Oz, MD said “As we get better at understanding how little we know about the body, we begin to realize that the next big frontier  in medicine is energy medicine. It’s not the mechanistic part of the joints moving. It’s not the chemistry of our body. It’s understanding for the first time how energy influences how we feel.”  

The time for energy medicine is now.