Bio-energy: what is it and how does it work? If you have experienced Reiki, Qigong, or any sort of healing touch, you have encountered something call bio-energy. This is a type of healing, used in both holistic and traditional medical treatments, that is defined as an experience of sending and receiving intensified degrees of one’s own vital energy. Can it be that we all carry this certain energy that can help in stress reduction, self healing, the elimination of toxins, finding inner peace, illness prevention, and more?
This method of alternative medicine is nothing new. It has actually been documented dating back to the beginning of history. The underlining concept behind the treatment method is that everything living is a field of energy. If the energy is strong enough, it can actually heal. On the opposing side, when energy is low then illness susceptibility is more likely. People all carry the ability to exchange the energies with one technique being the laying of hands on another individual. This common practice happens to be used as therapy all over the world. Specifically, in the US over 1.5 people have at one time or another tried this method.
Tapping into bio-energy can also be accomplished with things such as certain breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, and more. For literally thousands of years, people all over the world report having positive experiences from the benefits of bio-energy. Incorporating the theory to therapy, these energies can supposedly be transferred from one individual to the next so much so, that it can heal and delay certain mental and physical illnesses.
What the Research Says
In an overview of laboratory studies, the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, complied supporting evidence of the effects of bio-energy on cancer growth. Several methods were used in examining the effectiveness of bio-energy.
One particular study observed two groups with one being treated using bio-energy therapy, and the other as a control group (without treatment). The lab prepared tumors cells which included various types of cancers. Brain tumors, breast cancer, lymphoma, prostate cancer, and others, were observed. The bio-energy used was performed using Ki-energy which is short for a Japanese Ki expert. In short, the cells that were exposed to Ki-energy had significantly lessened after just 10 minutes of being exposed. Overall, the cancer cells were indeed suppressed by bio-energy.
To get a better idea of how bio-energy can assist within the human body, one particular study observed the tumor size and survival rate of mice when exposed to bio-energy. The cancerous cells were injected in the mice then divided into two groups, one group that would receive exposure to sham treatment, and the other which would not. Specifically the treatment conducted was the “hands on” method of transferring bio-energy. It was found that of 33 mice, 87.9% of them were reportedly cured.
What the Doctors Say
In a recent article written by a medical director for the Alexian Brothers Hospital Network, Doctor Patrick Massey, points out the results of resent studies suggesting that the benefits of using bio-energy treatment appear overall positive. He also states that the level of the healer will create different results. The more experience, the more positive results. The outcomes of a more recent medical summary, by the University of California, observed over 60 studies relating to the topic. Conclusions drawn suggested that this therapy can be effective for patients with acute pain, such as patient suffering from cancers or used in post surgery to help in pain reduction. Patients who also experienced dementia, agitation, and anxiety before surgery also had positive results.
Further Benefits of Bio-energy
Other than the benefits of helping you physically and emotional, many believers of this treatment love the idea that there are no side effects like there are with other treatments. With energy based therapies, clients also feel an instant change after just one session, where other types of treatments can take weeks to begin to feel a positive impact. While you’re typical medications may help to relieve just physical pain, bio energy works to heal your spirit. No other treatment is like it.
Although further research will continue to be conducted, it appears as though bio-energy therapy has many benefits. Skeptics will always try to discredit this type of natural healing, while others fall somewhere in the middle. Some feel it works, yet only if the heart of the healer is pure while others believe the transferring of this energy is something that cannot be taught. Others think the energy can be blocked by those who do not believe in the treatment and therefore they do not gain any results. The truth is that you cannot draw a conclusion until you yourself have tried it.
We would love for you to share your experiences with bio-energy and the impact it has had on you! We would also love to know your thoughts on this type of treatment and if you feel it is effective.Resources http://www.qigonginstitute.org/html/papers/Chen_BIoenergy_Cancer.pdf http://www.naturalhealthresearch.org/nhri/?p=4297