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Can Energy Therapies Heal the Mind and Body?

The label “energy therapy” has been applied to a variety of practices, including those in which a practitioner works on a client, such as in reiki, as well as to describe sunsetsmallmovement-based therapies that aim to balance one’s own energy, including qigong and tai chi. Energetic healing practices have been among the more difficult complementary and alternative medicine approaches for the conventional healthcare community to understand or embrace, as we do not yet have a method for directly observing or measuring “chi” (life force energy) or changes to it. Yet, interest in and use of energy therapies have increased over time because they are thought to be low to no risk, and many people report feeling an increased sense of well being from using them. Energy healing practices are purported to assist with balancing both physical and emotional states.

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This entry was posted on May 30, 2012 by in Uncategorized.

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