These beliefs and teachings are not found in science and seem to be limited to the modern New Age, Neo-pagan, Progressive mindset. However, it is an ancient concept found primarily throughout the Eastern pantheistic worldview.
Various mental and physical acts have been devised that are believed to correct, alter and increase this cosmic force/frequency flow through one’s body. More commonly recognized energy influencing/balancing practices are Eastern style meditation, yoga and its exercises, acupuncture, qi gong, martial arts and many others. Most of the supposed healing subjects of this web site will have this hypothesized cosmic force as the core explanation for its power to heal.
Some of the common cosmic force synonyms are chi, prana, life force, vitalism, vibrational force, universal energy, universal mind, consciousness, essence, god, I AM, etc., etc.
By Edwin A. Noyes M.D., MPH