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Biofield Therapy for Chronic Conditions: What Are the Facts?

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Key points

  • Biofield therapy is used to direct the subtle energy systems of the body.
  • 2015 reports indicate that biofield therapies have helped hospitalized and ambulatory patients ease movement restrictions and chronic pain.
  • More than 1.6 million American adults undergo energy healing (aka biofield therapy) at least once a year.

More than 1.6 million American adults are booking an energy healing therapy practitioner at least once a year. In fact, the energy field, also known as biofield therapies, has become a practical choice for many.

Based on an NCCIH survey of 31,000 participants, 55% stated that relying on complementary health approaches helped improve their overall health. These non-invasive, hands-on healing techniques are believed to promote a state of well-being and rejuvenation.

The question is, how effective can they really be? Also, how can we use biofield therapy to treat various types of medical problems? We decided to dig a little deeper and answer all your queries. Here is a detailed analysis of the impact of this complementary therapy.

Biofield Therapy—What Is It, Exactly?

Biofield therapies are a centered approach that directly affects our subtle energy field. The subtle energy system consists of three main components: chakras, meridians, and aura. Meridians are countless lines of energy traveling all around the body.

Chakras are energy centers capable of corresponding with a unique internal organ and nerve bundle. Some therapies apply pressure to manipulate biofields. Others manipulate the body through gentle touch therapy, promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

Some of these therapies include:

  • Biofield tuning
  • Craniosacral
  • Healing touch
  • Pranic healing
  • Qigong
  • Reiki

Then, there is the “no-touch” healing system, like is the case with Pranic healing. Whatever method you select, you will notice that all biofield therapies follow their fundamental principles and use a range of different techniques.

How Can We Use It to Treat All Types of Medical Problems?

A biofield therapy has the capacity to affect multiple dimensions of the human body. The body features trillion particles or subatomic particles: for example, neutrons, protons, and electrons. They all have their unique pattern of spinning.

When they change the direction, that’s when they generate corresponding energy. When these particles are grouped together, they produce superimposed energy waves. This is how they create our energy field. The whole pattern these waves are creating is what comprises the biofield.

The moment our particle waves are out of tune, that’s when the body suffers. The purpose of any biofield therapy is to create a coherence in the particle waves that correspond well with the emotional, mental, and physical aspects of the body. Restoring balance becomes a therapeutic touch that’s healthy, structured, and maintains a good balance.

How Effective Are Biofield Therapies?

Biofield therapies have many uses. According to research, patients are actively using healing rituals, Qigong, or Reiki as complementary medicine for palliative, pain, and cancer care.

2015 reports indicate that these therapies helped hospitalized and ambulatory patients ease their movement restrictions and chronic pain. It proved helpful in a variety of patients of different ages. Furthermore, when it comes to pain and cancer management, biofield could have a profound impact.

It may also have the potential to help those with heart disease, dementia, and arthritis. But, more data is necessary to evaluate its full extent. Additional reports also mention that biofield therapies can relieve stress, anxiety, and tension.

A 2017 research showed that biofield therapy can come in handy for fibromyalgia patients. It helped reduce the symptoms of tenderness, chronic widespread pain, and depression in those suffering from the condition. These effects have made it easier for patients to cope with their health state.

Since side effects are incredibly rare, the effects of treatment have left a remarkable impression. Although they have existed for thousands of years, there isn’t enough research to prove their individual effectiveness.

Final Thoughts

When the body works out of sync, it needs something to restore that balance. That’s where biofield therapies come into play. The emotional, mental, and physical features of the human body are intertwined. They are the ones that represent our matrix of the biofield. Biofield therapy is here to facilitate and improve that connection by establishing better coherence.

There is plenty of evidence that supports the use of techniques such as these. But, more large-scale data is necessary to evaluate its long-term impact. Despite the limited research, these techniques have been around for thousands of years, meaning that they still have the potential to provide some amazing properties. The therapies can be used as an efficient tool in a person’s treatment plan, particularly if they’ve been dealing with pain, or unstable mental, emotional, and physical patterns.