108 Science-Backed Studies That Take the Woo-Woo Out of Energy Medicine
In this article, we demonstrate the validity of energy medicine by taking a deep dive into 108 of the many studies and scientific theories that substantiates it. Enjoy!
If you’ve found yourself here, you’re either a believer in all things energy medicine or you’re looking for some proof because you’re skeptical. I’ve written this article for both people.
It’s surprisingly difficult to find well-researched articles that contain links to real studies about energy medicine and all of its intriguing facets. They mention the studies, sure, but where are the links?
I wanted to change that with this article, so when I mention a study, there’s a link for that - one hundred and eight of them, in fact!
When we look into the incredible world of quantum physics, we learn that our cells are 100 times more sensitive to resonant frequency than they are to chemical signaling. And since Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) work via cellular resonance, we can see how beneficial they are.
At Sparkle Mats ✨, we use these types of energy medicine technologies, such as PEMF, far infrared, red light therapy, and negative ion therapy, all day everyday. In fact, they are the basis of our Sparkle Mat.
Now, I want to demonstrate the validity of technologies like these and energy medicine in general by taking a deep dive into 108 of the many studies and scientific theories that substantiate them.
In doing so, I hope to take the “woo-woo” 🔮 out of energy medicine. 😃
Well, because it’s woo-woo. 🙄
Yes, you read that right. Although I set out to prove that energy medicine is not woo-woo with this article, I in fact love woo-woo (and so does my audience). And I like to do everything in nines (1+0+8=9) because in the Hindu faith, it means infinity. 🙄
Alright, now let’s go back to removing the woo-woo by first gaining an understanding of quantum physics. Then we’ll dive into more specific aspects of energy medicine and energy healing modalities.
What??? Energy is Both Particles & Waves?
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1) We now have visual proof that energy has the dual quality of acting as both particles and waves. Scientists have actually captured an image of light behaving as both a particle and a wave. The full study is located here.
2) The Double Slit Experiment is probably the most popular study that proved the dual nature of energy, and it’s actually the study that began the exploration into quantum mechanics. In order to discover if electrons were acting as particles or waves, Thomas Young shot photons toward two slits and then measured where they landed. The result was that particles are only present when they are measured, whether that measurement be with a device or human consciousness. Energy starts as waves and then gets collapsed into particles through observation. In other words, energy is standing waves that represent particle potential, and it is consciousness that collapses the wave into reality (particle).
3) Werner Heisenberg worked together with Max Born and Pascual Jordan to develop the quantum-theoretical reinterpretation of kinematic and mechanical relations, which was the beginning of quantum mechanics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932 for the creation of quantum mechanics.
Okay, now that we know that, let's look at some other weird words...
What the Heck Are Nonlocality & Entanglement?
This Section: 4-9 out of 108
In the 1920s, the nonlocal effect, otherwise known as “nonlocality” was discovered. It explains “action at a distance,” where a characteristic of one electron of an electron pair will instantly pass information and affect the other electron in the pair even when they are separated by great distances.
4) Albert Einstein referred to nonlocality as “spooky actions at a distance.” Along with Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen, Albert Einstein discussed this phenomenon in their 1935 paper, Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality be Considered Complete? Known then as the EPR Paradox, the paper came to the conclusion that either single-article quantum entanglement is impossible or the quantum-mechanical description of reality as we know it is wrong.
5) Dr. Daniel Benor, who reviewed hundreds studies in his book called Healing Research, concluded that distance does not limit the effects of healing, even when separated by thousands of miles.
In fact, in the book, he states: "My own beliefs shifted as I immersed myself in writing this book. I set out to clarify the basis for believing that healing might be effective... Subsequent personal experiences and studies have convinced me that healing exists and is a potent therapy."
Nonlocality is possible because of entanglement, a phenomenon that happens when particles interact with each other and then become permanently dependent on each other.
There have been many research teams who have proven this concept:
- 6) MIT researchers have confirmed quantum entanglement using light from ancient quasars.
- 7) Physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience were able to send quantum data about the spin state of an electron to another electron that was 10 feet away, and they did so with a 100% replication rate.
- 8) Researchers at Griffiths University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics used a device called the homodyne detector that measures waves and wave-like properties to show that when a photon was split between two laboratories, the choice of measurement in one caused a change in the state of the other.
- 9) Researchers at the Professor Nicolas Gisin lab at the University of Genova teleported the quantum state of a photon to a crystal-encased photo that was over 15 miles away.
Now that we have that background, we can dig into the fun part: energy fields...
How Do Electromagnetic Fields Work?
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Georges Lakhovsky was a Russian engineer who demonstrated in 1925 that every living thing emits electromagnetic signals. He also showed that the nucleus of a cell acts like a radio transmitter and receiver.
10) In 1929, he published a book titled, The Secret of Life, in which he explained that the protoplasm of cells emanates radiation that vibrates throughout the body. He also invented the multiple wave oscillator, a healing device that uses electromagnetic waves from a shortwave circuit.
11) In 1937, Harold Saxton Burr, a Professor at Yale University with a background in electrical engineering, started experimenting in an effort to measure the “bio-magnetic” field of living organisms. He provided powerful evidence that all life possesses complex electromagnetic fields and that they are the organizing principle that give us life. He was also the first person to demonstrate that physical illness (in his case, cancer) happens after there is first a measurable change in the electrical field of the individual.
12) In the early 1950s, Dr. Reinhold Voll, a German doctor, along with Helmut Schimmel, created a device that can electronically locate acupuncture points in the body. Using the device, Voll set out to identify how changes in the electrical resistance of acupuncture points correlates to disease states. In the 1970s, his work was developed into the Vega machine, which was used to do allergy testing and to help diagnose health and nutritional issues.
13) Fritz-Albert Popp did some incredible work in the 1970s, where he discovered that light is emitted from all living cells and that it covers a vast range of wavelengths. Popp theorized that the purpose of these biophoton emissions is to transfer information between cells in an organism.
14) In the 1980s, the SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) magnetometer was designed to map the biomagnetic fields that are produced during physiological processes in the body. This device is still used by many researchers and in conventional medicine.
15) English biologist, Rupert Sheldrake, came up with the hypothesis that morphogenetic fields exist, which are non-physical, non-local, and existing outside of space and time. According to Sheldrake, they act as the blueprint for all living things in the universe, including embryos, cells, and behaviors, such as fish swimming in schools and birds flying in a V.
In discussing these fields on his website in relation to collective consciousness and evolution, he states: "If rats of a particular breed learn a new trick in Harvard, then rats of that breed should be able to learn the same trick faster all over the world, say in Edinburgh and Melbourne. There is already evidence from laboratory experiments (discussed in A New Science of Life) that this actually happens."
16) In 1988, Professor Valerie Hunt researched the frequencies emanating from the body during Rolfing sessions. She found that radiation is emitted from the body in the chakra areas, and she was able to connect levels of consciousness to the frequencies. For instance, an average person doing their daily activities will tend to have an energy field frequency of 250 Hz, while a mystic will have a frequency of 800-900 Hz.
17) In 1997, William Tiller, an engineering professor at Stanford University performed numerous studies that provided evidence for the influence of consciousness and subtle energy on physical reality.
18) Dr. Robert Becker studied how electricity and the body relate to each other. Using electricity and electromagnetic fields, he was able to stimulate the healing of broken bones. He was also able to detect a system of direct current electrical control in the body that transmits information through glial cells.
19) The term “Akashic field” was coined by Ervin László in his book, Science and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything. He describes it as a field of information that makes up the substance of the universe, making evolution and conscious life forms possible.
20) The term “body-field” was coined by former acupuncture professor, homeopath, and TCM practitioner, Peter Fraser to describe his theory of the human biofield, which is probably the most comprehensive theory to date. The theory states, the human body-field is “a complex, structured network of fields that interpenetrates the physical body and underlies all physiology.” He outlines the extended tests and studies he underwent to draw his conclusions in his research papers titled, The Quantum Electrodynamic Body-Field and Information Transfer in Biology and The Seven Major Principles of the Human Body-Field.
21) The human energy field was further proven in 1992 by Dr. Vladimir Poponin and Dr. Peter Gariaev in their “Phantom DNA” experiment. They shined light from lasers into DNA in a container made of quartz crystal and saw that the DNA absorbed the light. But when they removed the DNA, the light photons still remained in the shape of the DNA for 30 days!
Moving on. Have you ever wondered how intention works? That's next...
How Do Energy & Consciousness Relate?
This Section: 22-26 out of 108
As evidenced by the Double Slit Experiment (see #2), human consciousness plays a huge role in the way energy expresses itself in our world.
Let’s dive into this concept in more depth now…
22) Researcher, Konstantin Korotkov, and author of The Intention Experiment and The Field, Lynne McTaggart, performed studies that reveal that our intentions directly change the structure of water.
The Intention Experiment revealed that "collective thoughts can change subtle properties of plants, make seeds grow faster, purify water, lower violence in war-torn areas or ghettos, and even heal a patient with severe PTSD."
23) Masaru Emoto also proved that human consciousness changes the structure of water. He photographed the differences in water crystals that were given positive words vs negative words in his book, Messages From Water. The results are truly inspirational.
24) Research done by the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research at Princeton University demonstrated some startling proof about the effect of human consciousness. They used Random Event Generators to send out randomly alternating pulses of positive and negative electron strings. On their own, they produce a 1 or 0 randomly 50% of the time, but when volunteers were asked to intend the result they wanted (zeros or ones), their intention drastically impacted the results.
Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, Dr. Robert Lanza is the father of Biocentrism (the theory of everything), which states that biology is what drives the universe, and that consciousness is what creates the universe, not the other way around.
In a recent video, he said: "If you add life and consciousness to the equation, you can explain some of the biggest puzzles in science."
25) In his book, Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, he states: “The behavior of subatomic particles – indeed all particles and objects – are inextricably linked to the presence of an observer. Without the presence of a conscious observer, they at best exist in an undetermined state of probability waves … Without consciousness, ‘matter’ dwells in an undetermined state of probability.” (Berman, Bob; Lanza, Robert. Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe (pp. 159-160). BenBella Books, Inc. Kindle Edition.)
26) A PubMed article provides an intriguing explanation for how intention works and how it can affect our biology:
“All living organisms emit a constant current of photons as a means to direct instantaneous nonlocal signals from one part of the body to another and to the outside world. Biophotons are stored in the intracellular DNA. When the organism is sick changes in bio photons emissions are produced. Direct intention manifests itself as an electric and magnetic energy producing an ordered flux of photons. Our intentions seem to operate as highly coherent frequencies capable of changing the molecular structure of matter.”
Now, can we bring light and color into the mix?
Are Light & Color Therapy Actually Effective?
This Section: 27-34 out of 108
Light and color therapy have been used since Ancient Babylonia and Egypt, and a lot of recent research is providing evidence as to how and why it works.
27) The research of Nobel Prize winner, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, determined that when light strikes the body, it changes many biological functions, such as digestion and enzymatic and hormonal functions.
28) Dr. Jacob Liberman’s research on over 15,000 people about color and light therapy brought him to the conclusion that humans are living photocells.
He has been quoted as saying: “All the diseases of civilisation, that are now of epidemic proportions because we're living inside and we're spending all of our days in front of computers. All of that stuff is reduced dramatically when we have ample amounts of light.”
29) Scientists at Moscow University, Karel Martinek and Ilya Berezin, demonstrated that the human body contains a plethora of light-sensitive chemical amplifiers and switches.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition that results in depression for many people during the months when there is less sunlight. Why does this happen? Because light stimulates the cerebral cortex, limbic system, hypothalamus, and the pineal gland, all of which play key roles in our mental and hormonal health.
Red Light Therapy and Far infrared Light Therapy are now used to not only assist with depression, but also wound healing, musculoskeletal injuries, pain relief, sleep enhancement, muscle recovery, youthful skin, stress reduction, hair growth, and much more.
30) Red Light Therapy has been shown to increase RNA and protein synthesis. This assists with the release of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) from the mitochondria of cells, which increases energy levels.
31) Far Infrared (FIR) radiation has been shown to stimulate cells and tissue repair.
32) NASA successfully reduced pain in cancer patients from chemotherapy in their study on light therapy.
33) In a randomized controlled trial, laser light therapy was shown to provide pain relief, better functionality, and increased activity for patients with osteoarthritis in their knees.
34) Another study demonstrated positive effects on cognitive and emotional functions from red to near-infrared light stimulation.
And I could go on and on and on as there are many studies demonstrating the power of red and infrared light.
Now let's dig into some energy medicine technologies. PEMF is first up...
Are PEMFs as Powerful as They Say?
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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy uses very low frequencies (VLF), ranging from 0.5 Hz (Delta) to 50 Hz (Gamma), which pass through our cells to bring the body back into balance. Numerous PEMF devices are available for home use, including the Sparkle Mat.
35) In 1975, Dr. Kyoichi Nakagawa, Director of the Isuzu Hospital in Tokyo, studied disorders that developed in people who worked in metal buildings in Japan. He concluded that their insomnia, low energy, and general aches and pains were the result of being shielded from the Earth’s natural beneficial EMFs.
36) A randomized, double-blind study published by Scientific Research confirmed that one hour of contact with the Earth's surface, otherwise known as grounding, can improve blood flow and inflammation.
PEMF works via cellular resonance. It exposes our cells to a certain frequency, and then our cells begin to resonate at the same frequency. And this is so beneficial because our cells are 100 times more sensitive to resonant frequency than they are to chemical signaling.
37) NASA conducted a multi-million dollar study over four years that used 10 Hz PEMF on human neural stem cells in vitro. It revealed a stunning four-fold increase in tissue regeneration after just 17-21 days, and they found that it caused over 175 maturation genes to switch off and 150 developmental genes to switch on. NASA researches these types of therapies a lot because the health of their astronauts is easily “lost in space” as they move away from the Earth’s magnetic fields.
38) In a study done on the effect of low-frequency electromagnetic fields on human bone marrow stem/progenitor cell differentiation, researchers stated, “The application of EMF signals appears to be more than a new tool in biophysics and information medicine. It uses the basic science of physics, which drives the chemistry and the biology, to effect a biological change. Low-frequency EMF is biologically significant in that it is endogenous to cell regulation, and the remarkable effectiveness of EMF resonance treatments reflects a fundamental aspect of biological systems…Ion cyclotron resonance helps regulate biological information in ways that biochemical remedies and pharmaceuticals cannot."
Tons of recent research has been done on PEMFs, which is demonstrating incredible benefits in many areas, such as depression, arthritis, insomnia, fibromyalgia, migraines, thyroid, epilepsy, and so much more.
Here are just a few examples…
39) PEMF treatments provided depression patients with better outcomes than patients who were treated with sham PEMF, and the results appeared within the first week of therapy.
40) PEMF was shown to reduce the expression of the genes associated with degeneration of discs, reducing the symptoms of arthritis.
41) The reduction in pain with the use of PEMF was shown to be equivalent to a low to moderate dose of opioid analgesic in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial on patients with musculoskeletal chronic pain.
42) Another study demonstrated PEMF therapy to be a success in the management of post-surgical pain and edema, as well as the treatment of chronic wounds.
43) In a randomized, controlled study, PEMF therapy was used on patients with cervical disc herniation and revealed a significant improvement in depression, anxiety, neck pain, disability, and quality of life.
44) In vitro studies for the use of PEMF therapy for cancer have shown that PEMFs can inhibit further cancer growth and that it is "safe and promising compared to other available cancer therapies."
45) Mechanical stimulation through the use of PEMF Therapy and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for tendon regeneration demonstrated increased cell proliferation, the production of immune-regulatory cytokines, and growth and angiogenic factors, all of which help the healing process of tendons.
46) A review of 44 articles to assess the effectiveness of PEMF versus surgical therapy revealed some pretty amazing insights. In their own words: "In general, PEMF treatment of ununited fractures has proved to be more successful than noninvasive traditional management and at least as effective as surgical therapies. Given the costs and potential dangers of surgery, PEMF should be considered an effective alternative."
47) In a study that looked at the use of T-PEMF (transcranial low-frequency pulsating electromagnetic fields) as a treatment for concussions, 61% of the participants had a reduction in symptoms.
Now, let's look at something negative that is actually positive... 😃
What Are Negative Ions & Who Cares?
This Section: 48-54 out of 108
The Earth creates huge amounts of free-flowing electrons that are negatively charged. By connecting to the Earth, those electrons are able to penetrate our personal energy field and act like antioxidants to improve our health.
When we are deficient in these electrons, it can affect our mitochondria, which can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome and immune system issues.
Most of us have a deficiency of negative electrons. We aren’t getting enough electrons because we live modern lives that separate us from nature. Buildings are constructed in a way that keeps the Earth’s frequencies out. Our automobiles are made of metal, which separates us as well. Our shoes have rubber soles, our roads are paved, and we spend most of our time indoors. It’s no wonder chronic pain, fatigue, and insomnia are the norm for most of us.
48) One study provided evidence that showed that Negative Air Ions (NAIs) are highly efficient at removing particulate matter (PM), a major air pollutant that affects our health, including ultra fine PM from the air in a space.
49) Another study demonstrated the bactericidal effects of negative ions on both airborne and surface Salmonella.
50) A 2013 study analyzed the mood outcomes of air ions and found that negative air ionization was associated with a lower rate of depression.
51) One study showed that the use of negative air ions on shiitake mushrooms was beneficial, resulting in reduced browning, softening, and loss of flavor.
52) A study published on Science Direct looked at short-term exposure to NAI (negative air ions) for heart rate variability (HRV). 31 random healthy participants were instructed to remain at a forest park for 3 days and 2 nights. HRV was measured frequently through urine samples to analyze metabolites. Results indicated a reduction of inflammation and oxidative stress, which has a beneficial effect on HRV and cardiac autonomic nervous function.
53) A 2018 controlled trial evaluation of negative air ions for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) indicated significant alleviation of SAD symptoms as compared to the placebo control group.
54) A study on the effects of negative air ions on cognitive function demonstrated an improvement in basic informational processing and inhibition.
Okay, but what about Reiki?
Is Reiki & Energy Healing Legit?
This Section: 55-63 out of 108
Energy healing modalities like Reiki are becoming more and more mainstream. Even hospitals are using these treatments. Let's learn more about it...
55) A review of 13 clinical studies on Reiki demonstrated "reasonably strong support for Reiki being more effective than placebo...It has potential for broader use in management of chronic health conditions, and possibly in postoperative recovery."
56) A review of 7 studies on the use of Reiki as a therapy for pain and anxiety in adults indicated that Reiki is beneficial for those uses.
57) A large-scale effectiveness trial on the use of Reiki for physical and psychological health showed that Reiki can improve these areas of health from just a single session.
58) A 2020 randomized clinical trial of 122 participants showed that massage followed by Reiki effectively reduced stress levels and improved quality of life.
59) A systematic review of 27 studies and a total of 3159 participants evaluated numerous different energy healing modalities and concluded that "thirteen of the energy healing trials generated statistically significant outcomes" making energy healing "an effective non-pharmacological therapy for improving symptom management of chronic illnesses."
60) 18 out of 21 studies involving 1302 participants reviewed in a rapid evidence assessment of therapeutic touch treatments showed positive outcomes.
61) In a systematic review of randomized placebo-controlled trials, the evidence showed that "Reiki consistently demonstrates a greater therapeutic effect over placebo for some symptoms of mental health," especially stress, depression, and anxiety.
62) A randomized controlled trial that studied the effects of energy healing on pain and anxiety related to surgery demonstrated a decrease in pre-operative anxiety and the potential ability to enhance recovery and wellbeing.
63) A systematic review of 90 studies published between 1956 and 2001 about hands-on and distance healing provided the following results: "The mean percent overall internal validity for clinical studies was 69% (65% for hands-on healing and 75% for distance healing) and for laboratory studies 82% (82% for hands-on healing and 81% for distance healing)."
Now, where does sound fall in the mix of all of this?
What About Sound Therapy?
This Section: 64-74 out of 108
Sound waves are everywhere in the universe since every movement, whether it’s blood flowing through your veins, a person singing a song, or wind blowing through trees, makes a sound.
Sound is perhaps the easiest example of vibration and frequency. Each sound has a different frequency, and we can use certain sounds to bring the body into resonance with those frequencies for healing purposes.
64) A study that looked at the effectiveness of virtual sound healing on patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder indicated a substantial reduction in anxiety and an improvement of mental health.
65) In a clinical study on the effects of low-frequency sound on people with fibromyalgia, significant improvements in pain, sleep, muscle range, muscle tone, and medication reduction were observed.
66) In a systematic review of 12 studies on the effects of audible sound on cell cultures, the results were promising for both simple and complex sound stimulation. Cell migration, proliferation, colony formation, and differentiation ability were all shown to be affected.
67) An observational study examined the effects of singing bowl meditation on tension, anxiety, mood, pain, and spiritual wellbeing. Results demonstrated significant benefits in all areas.
68) Experiments of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a type of sound therapy, on men with early-stage prostate cancer showed incredible results: men treated with HIFU had a nine in ten chance of achieving the best result. None of the 41 men in the trial had incontinence and just one in ten suffered from impotence after 12 months. Altogether 95 per cent of the men were cancer-free after a year, a report in the medical journal Lancet Oncology says."
69) A review titled, The Neurochemistry of Music in an issue of Trends in Cognitive Sciences, yielded promising conclusions about the "beneficial effects of music on reward, motivation, pleasure, stress, arousal, immunity, and social affiliation."
70) The Heidelberg Model of Music Therapy has shown to be highly effective with fast onset and long lasting results for people with chronic tinnitus. This method involves nine 50-minute neuro-music sessions over five consecutive days.
71) A systematic review on brain stimulation by light and sound showed the induction of beneficial mental states to increase treatment effects of numerous disorders, including depression and anxiety.
72) In an Alzheimer's disease study by Cognito using light and sound therapy, a reduction in white matter shrinkage was recorded after 6 months of treatments.
73) Another Alzheimer's study led by MIT was able to remove plaque from the brain and restore cognitive function in mice, through the use of light and sound.
74) In a study on children with ADHD, sound and musical tasks were used to "positively modulate the symptoms of inattention."
That's a lot of proof that energy medicine isn't woo-woo, but the next section if for the die hard skeptics out there...
Isn’t It All Just the Placebo Effect?
This Section: 75-87 out of 108
The placebo effect is when a positive outcome happens as a result of a belief that it will work, not from the treatment itself, even when the treatment is fake. This is a very real thing, which is used in almost every study out there. For example, a sugar pill is often used as the control in a study to test against the actual treatment.
Since this is a real phenomenon, we know that our belief plays a huge role in our health. Let’s look at some studies that prove it…
75) When analyzing the results of the placebo effect in control groups of randomized clinical trials for patients suffering from headaches, scientists found that 40% of headaches improved when they were given a placebo.
76) It has been shown that Prozac’s rate of efficacy is so low that most of the benefits people receive in mood as a result of taking it is attributed to the placebo effect.
77) In a hypertension study that compared active treatments with placebos, the placebo group had more positive results and more adverse effects than the group who actually took the medication. In their words: “Placebo control provides an important benchmark for both efficacy and adverse effects. It continues to have an appropriate place in certain therapeutic trials, particularly those involving the treatment of stage 1 and stage 2 hypertension.”
78) An asthma study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital revealed that half of the asthma patients had improvements in symptoms in response to either a fake inhaler or sham acupuncture.
79) Ellen Langer, a psychology researcher at Harvard sent a group of men to a monastery for 5 days where they were directed to act as if they were 20 years younger. They were also surrounded by music and reading material from that era. When the 5 days were over, the men showed incredible improvements in weight, height, gait, and posture, as well as eyesight, hearing, cognitive abilities, and arthritis.
80) In a randomized trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, acupuncture treatment versus sham acupuncture were administered to the participants. Both showed the same level of effectiveness.
81) A review of the psychotherapy of warts revealed physical changes in response to a placebo.
82) 20% of participants benefited from the placebo in a cholesterol trial, compared with those who took medications.
83) A study about how placebos work to improve Parkinson's disease stated, "Our findings indicate that the placebo effect in PD is powerful and is mediated through activation of the damaged nigrostriatal dopamine system."
84) In a postoperative pain study, researchers stated: "The results showed that the beneficial analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of US therapy were placebo-mediated, with maximum effect in the placebo ('mock' US) group without circular massaging with the applicator)."
85) A study about the anticipation and experience of pain through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) provided evidence as to how placebos can reduce the experience of pain.
86) A PubMed article about the placebo effect in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, indicated that "highly significant results have been obtained in patients in the placebo arm of clinical trials, surpassing even those achieved with drugs in other studies."
87) In a double blind study about ulcer healing, 37% of patients receiving the placebo compared to 56% of those receiving Cimetidine experienced ulcer healing.
Ever wonder if our genetics plays a role in all of this? That's what the next section is about...
How Does Epigenetics Play Into Energy Medicine?
This Section: 88-92 out of 108
Our DNA can change based on our environment, what we eat, the stress we are under, our emotions, etc. This is the study of Epigenetics.
88) Dr. Randy Jirtle, a researcher at Duke University who received the Linus Pauling Award in 2014, describes epigenetics as the software that runs our genetic hardware, and he says that genes have enjoyed an overblown place in biology’s explanatory framework.
89) Dr. Bruce Lipton is well-known for his work in bridging the gap between science and spirituality. He is a stem cell biologist who received the 2009 Goi Peace Award and has numerous bestselling books. He often writes about belief and how it impacts our health. He says, “Our thoughts and beliefs are like a switch that turns our genes on or off” And “When we change our perception, we change the chemistry of our body.”
90) One study found that doing yoga and meditation for eight weeks altered 1500-2000 genes related to stress.
91) Ohio State Medical Center conducted another study in which 170+ genes were affected by stress. 100 of them were completely shut off, including ones that help with healing wounds. Because of that, the patients needed 40% longer to heal from their wounds. In their words: “Functionally, stress tilted the genomic balance towards genes encoding proteins responsible for cell cycle arrest, death, and inflammation.”
92) Detroit residents who had post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were found to have 6-7 more types of genetic expression variations that cause immune issues in a study published on PubMed.
Now, let's bring clarity and efficacy to the mind-body connection...
Is the Mind-Body Connection Real?
This Section: 93-98 out of 108
Quantum physics has demonstrated the link between consciousness and biological effects. Science does show that people who have a positive attitude are healthier and that what we imagine in our minds plays a huge role in what we experience physically in our lives. Let’s look at some studies…
93) In the 1960s, a Mayo Clinic study was performed on 447 patients about optimism and pessimism. Then, 30 years later, they evaluated the health status of the participants. Scores demonstrated that a pessimistic attitude reflected significantly poorer physical and mental functioning.
94) Another study performed by the Mayo Clinic looked at the survival rate of 839 patients over a 30-year period, as measured by the Optimism-Pessimism scale of the Minnesota Multiphase Personality Inventory (MMPI). The results showed that pessimism is significantly associated with mortality.
95) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) was used in a Harvard study about fine motor skills. It revealed that people who visualized playing piano demonstrated similar changes in cortical motor outputs as those who had physically practiced the piano.
96) A comparative study about muscle power revealed that the group of people who actually lifted weights improved by 53%, but the group who only imagined lifting weights also improved by 35%. They stated: "We conclude that the mental training employed by this study enhances the cortical output signal, which drives the muscles to a higher activation level and increases strength."
97) A similar study that was presented at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in San Diego showed similar results. A group of people were told to imagine flexing one of their biceps, and every two weeks, they measured the strength of their muscles. Those who did the visualization exercises had a 13.5% increase in strength after just a few weeks (and even maintained those gains for three months after the visualization activities stopped).
98) Another study in France showed that when people imagined lifting heavier weights, they gained more strength than those who imagined lifting lighter weights.
Two studies showed that when people visualized their fingers less swollen, osteoarthritis and pain and swelling in their hands was reduced.
Wanna learn about another weird word? Keep reading...
What is Bioenergetics & How Does Information Affect the Body?
This Section: 99-100 out of 108
According to NES Health, a leading bioenergetics company, bioenergetics is ‘the study, detection, and correction of energy in living systems.” Through bioenergetics, practitioners are able to support a person’s health through the body’s energy system by activating the body’s innate healing abilities.
Faith M. Davis, a NES Health practitioner explains it like this…
“While it’s common to focus on the chemistry of the body and what we can consume to alter that chemistry, bioenergetics focuses on the physics of the body, which is the energy system that is at the foundation of that chemistry. When we work with the body’s energy field, we can access the foundation of the issue, which is the root cause. There are actually quantum information fields that organize the energy in the body. Without that information, nothing that is taking place in the body, such as your blood flowing through your veins, your heart beating, or your lungs taking in air, would happen. So, really powerful transformations in health can occur when we approach health at the bioenergetic level.”
Bioenergetics works on the theory that while everything is made of energy, energy itself is directed by information.
99) Biophysicist, Beverly Rubik, has published numerous papers on topics related to the human body field. In her paper titled, The Biofield Hypothesis: Its Biophysical Basis and Role in Medicine, she was one of the first people to propose that the biofield consists of electromagnetic and other subtle fields located both inside and around living beings, and that those fields carry information throughout the body that regulates the biochemistry and physiology of the body.
the conclusions about the biofield hypothesis state: "it provides the rudiments of a scientific foundation for the energy medicine modalities of acupuncture, homeopathy, bioelectromagnetic therapies, and bitfield therapies."
100) For over 30 years, Peter Fraser researched the human body-field and determined that it is ever-changing, always reacting and responding, and constantly bringing in and emitting light and sound. He developed a way to test for energetic and informational correlations between the human body-field and the physical body, known as Space Resonance Matching, which he outlines in detail in this paper.
Let me ask you, can water have structure? Why am I asking that? Let's see...
How Does Homeopathy & Structured Water Work?
This Section: 101-105 out of 108
Homeopathy is based on the Greek Law of Similars, which states: “that which makes sick shall heal.” Similar to how vaccines work, it uses a substance that can cause symptoms similar to what a person is experiencing in order to trigger a reaction and a healing response. Basically, it dilutes plants to the point that no more of the substance is present; only the energetic signature remains. Because of this, the reaction in the body is subtle and gentle, instead of causing a strong reaction that brings harm, yet it still works!
101) Research about homeopathy that was published on sciencedirect.com, titled Utilization and perceived benefits of homeopathy and herbal therapies in U.S. adults, demonstrated an enhanced quality of life, but not a lot of research has been done on it to date.
Dr. Gerald Pollack, professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington and founding editor in chief of the leading science journal called Water, discovered the fourth phase of water, known as “structured water,” or “EZ water,” as he calls it. It is a gel-like substance that makes up the majority of our cells.
102) His experiments revealed that when water is added into or next to hydrophilic (water-loving) substances, such as cell membranes, it spreads out instead of beading up. This happens because the water is separating into positive and negative charges (H2O becomes H+ and OH-). The negatively charged water is EZ water (H3O2), a fourth phase that has structure.
This separation in charge acts like a battery, charging our cells. It’s also the first step in photosynthesis for plants.
For fun, Pollack’s research student shined light on EZ water under a microscope and saw that it made the EZ water expand. After further experiments, they found that infrared light (sunlight) was the most effective.
What does this mean? The sun actually charges our cells and gives us energy. You can learn more about it in this video.
103) Dr. Luc Montagnier, a 2008 Nobel Prize winner for discovering HIV, demonstrated that water can be imprinted with the electromagnetic frequency of DNA.
104) Infoceuticals are similar to homeopathy, but instead of introducing a disease frequency for the body to react to, Infoceuticals introduce a healthy frequency in the form of information into the body, which then brings the body into resonance with it. And this has been studied in several large-scale comparative studies.
105) For example, a study was done by the Centre for Biofield Sciences on 240 participants, which found that 96.5% of the participants had a positive change after using Infoceuticals compared to only 35% in the placebo group.
There's lots of talk of meridians and chakras and all of that, but does anyone know if they really exist? Let's find out...
Is There Proof of Acupuncture & Meridians?
This Section: 106-108 out of 108
Using thermal imaging, electronics, and radioactivity, scientists have been able to map the meridians in the body.
106) For example, a study published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena used CT imaging and synchrotron radiation to reveal a clear distinction between acupuncture points in the body and non-acupuncture points. While the acupuncture points showed many involuted microvascular structures and micro-vessels, the non-acupuncture points did not.
107) The existence of energy meridians in the body was proven back in the 1960s by Korean researcher, Kim Bonghan. He injected radioactive phosphorus P32 into the meridians, tracked it through the meridians, and was able to differentiate it from the vascular and lymph systems.
108) Researchers in Ukraine found that a liquid crystalline substance runs through the meridians that is composed of RNA/DNA, biophotons, and electromagnetic coherent information.
Wow! You made it to the last of the 108 energy medicine studies.
Now, are you ready to take some action?
5 Key Takeaways From These 108 Non-Woo-Woo Studies
When we go about life on this planet, we can’t see energy (at least most of us can’t), so it can be really easy to dismiss it as quackery and voo-doo. But we can’t see wifi or radio waves either, and they are certainly there.
More and more evidence is coming to light everyday about our true nature and the way that healing works. And it certainly is much more than meets the eye.
I hope I have successfully taken the woo-woo out of energy medicine for you. Now, I’ll go back to meditating with my crystals. 💎🤪
Here are 5 key takeaways for you:
- As you go about life, remember that things aren’t always as they seem. There’s a whole unseen world that is determining how we feel, interact, and behave.
- You have the power to transform your health through your intentions, your belief, and your actions.
- You are not stuck with the genetics you were born with. DNA is changeable.
- You can use technologies like PEMF, Far Infrared, Red Light, and Negative Ions to change your frequency and therefore your health.
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