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Currently, medical professionals view “Mind” and “Body” as separate entities and require separate care. “Mind” and “body” are historically conditioned dimensions mutually reflecting and influencing one another’s expression (Broom, Booth, & Schubert, 2012, p. 20). Different forms of energy medicine are included for diagnosis and treatment such as X-rays and MRIs, which fall into the diagnostic category. “Passive measures of the fields produced by the body are also important in diagnosis such as electrocardiograms and electromyograms (Oschman, 2002, p. 3).
Measurable energy 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 as stated by the article written for Oprah.com, entitled Energy Medicine (Olivio, 2006). There are also a few less researched therapies that use this type of energy. Music therapy is another type of sound energy therapy: listening to music has been shown to lower blood pressure and to reduce pain and anxiety (Olivio, 2006).
Energy flows through a person's body via various points that are organized into channels or meridians. The meridian system contains several hundred points to promote energy balance in parts of the body that experience discomfort or disease. These points can be pressed through methods of acupressure or acupuncture to assist in releasing blocked energy to regain optimal flow and energy frequency. Energy therapy can be used as part of the treatment plan and as a preventative measure before actual medical conditions begin to manifest themselves. Optimum health, vitality and longevity depend on maintaining the structural and functional integrity of our internal energetic systems (Kosovich & Oschman, p. 203).
Benefits of Energy therapy can include:
· An alleviation of pain
· Enhanced immune System Functioning, Improved Sleep
· Promotion of Health and Well Being
· Enhancement of Spiritual Development
· Pre-Op and Post-Op and other medical treatments
· Energizing the body when tired or sluggish
Energy therapy can help in coping with the following conditions:
· Arthritis/Chronic Pain/Migraines
· Autoimmune Disorders
· Back and Neck Problems
· Cardiovascular Problems
· Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
· Depression/Emotional disorders
· Hypertension and Hypotension
· Kidney, Liver, Lung Diseases
· Surgical Trauma
· Thyroid Disorders
· Wound and Fracture Healing
Robert Schiller, a chairman with the Department of Family Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center and a Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, expresses that Integrative Medicine exerts its influence on health care delivery, “the current restrictions on practitioners in unregulated healing disciplines need reform; their invaluable and unique contribution should not be marginalized (Schiller, 2003, p. 20).” Looking at the total person, practitioners of integrative medicine focus on the mind, body and spirit. Integrative medicine has been contributing to health and well being for thousand of years. Recognizing the benefits of integrative therapies can assist in healing.
Broom, MBChB, FRACP MSc (Imm), B. C., Booth, MSc, PhD, R. J., & Schubert, MD, PhD, C. (2012, January/February). Symbolic Diseases And “Mind body” Co-Emergence. A Challenge For Psychoneuroimmunology. EXPLORE, 8(1), 25.
Kosovich, J., & Oschman, Ph.D., J. L. (). Energy Medicine and Matrix Regeneration. Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, 203-209. Abstract retrieved from http://www.ondamed.net/fileadmin/use...g_thera_VX.pdf
Oschman, J. PhD. (2002, Winter). Science and The Human Energy Field. Reiki News Magazine, One (3), 1-8.
Oschman, PhD., J. L. (2008, November 5). Energy Medicine and Longevity. Explore! 17(5).
Schiller, MD, R. (2003, March/April). Reiki: A Starting Point For Integrative Medicine. Alternative Therapies, 9(2), 20-21.
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