The energy The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine distinguishes the differences between the proven energy and unproven energy. When conversing about energy in energy medicine, people are usually referring to a form of energy or an energy field that has not been proven to exist. The NCCAm uses two classifications:
- Verifiable energy can be measured, and it is scientifically proven
- Unverifiable energy cannot be measured with our current technology and may not exist
A few different forms of verifiable energy include electromagnetic energy, sound energy, and monochromatic and magnetism radiation.
Doctors often use verifiable energy to diagnose and treat cancer. Different types of therapies used are magnetic resonance imaging, radiation, lasers, and photodynamic therapy. Magnetic therapy and sound energy therapy are used but are not researched as thoroughly. Doctors do not traditionally use unverifiable energy in medical practice. Usually energy therapies are used by alternative practitioners.
How Does It Work?
Therapies that use unverifiable energy, reflect on the belief that people obtain a form of life-force energy. This energy is not measurable by modern science. Reiki and Therapeutic Touch are a few therapies that use unverifiable energy. Unverifiable energy is referred as many different things in different languages. The energy is called “Qi” in the traditional Chinese medicine, “Spirit” in Christian traditions, and “Prana” in Ayurvedic medicine. This type of energy is also referred to as a vital life-force energy or bioenergetic field.
The goal of energy therapies is to balance the life-force energy. Other types of therapies such as yoga and tai chi are used for the same goal. Current research to find biological explanations for the health effects of acupuncture are being researched. Acupuncture is also based on similar goals. Verifiable energy may be the only kind of energy that works as a therapeutic benefit, some scientists have studied.
Many people believe that therapeutics benefits are not developed from energy therapies because separate energy does not change. The placebo effect has a measurable effect in the scientific research studied. Some believe energy therapies help cancer whether or not there is a lack of evidence for life-force energy.
Multiple physiological actions control the benefits of energy therapies. Acupressure and acupuncture points normally have high density of nerve and blood vessels. There are serious physiological effects on the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, and the endocrine system, Stimulation of these areas can release chemicals such as oxytocin in the brain, which makes you feel good.