This paper contains a short section proclaiming a positive explanation of “energy medicine” and also paragraphs following exposing this concept.
Energy Medicine: What is it and how does it work?
© The Energy Medicine Institute, 2004
Energy medicine is both a complement to other approaches to medical care and a complete system for self-care and self-help. It can address physical illness and emotional or mental disorders, and can also promote high-level wellness and peak performance.
You heal the body by activating its natural healing energies; you also heal the body by restoring energies that have become weak, disturbed, or out of balance.
To accomplish this goal, energy medicine utilizes techniques from healing traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong. Flow, balance, and harmony can be non-invasively restored and maintained within an energy system by tapping, massaging, pinching, twisting, or connecting specific energy points (acupoints) on the skin; by tracing or swirling the hand over the skin along specific energy pathways; through exercises or postures designed for specific energetic effects; by focused use of the mind to move specific energies; and/or by surrounding an area with healing energies (one person’s energies impacts another’s).
Use energy medicine to treat illness and relieve pain; stop the onset of illness as soon as it begins, stimulate immune function, relieve headaches, release stress, improve memory, enhance digestion, relieve arthritis, neck, shoulder, and low back pain, and cope with electromagnetic pollution.
By learning simple energy techniques to keep your energies balanced and humming, you can improve your health, sharpen your mind, and increase your joy and vitality.
“ENERGY MEDICINE” INCLUDES Therapeutic Touch, CranioSacral Therapy, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and numerous other alternative medicine practices. A review of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis – by Harriet Hall, MD
Other Energetic Medicine modalities include, Neuromodulation Technique (NMT) which is also known as the Feinberg Technique, Bowen Technique, Quantum-Touch, Medical QiGong, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), just to mention a few. For a list of 1,200 different mystical or supernaturalistic modalities see: http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/dictionary/md00.html
The Expanded Dictionary of Metaphysical
Healthcare, Alternative Medicine,
Paranormal Healing, and Related Methods
© 1998 Jack Raso, M.S., R.D.
Each of the 1,200 methods described in this book: (a) has a mystical or supernaturalistic application, theory, significance, or pedigree; (b) has a name wherewith proponents or writers have called to mind a method, a group of methods, a system, or a general “approach”; (c) has been portrayed as a means of improving and/or delineating the health of individuals; and (d) has been a subject of uncritical public discourse in English since the late 1950s.
God’s enemy is assaulting this planet as never before. Satan is unleashing an onslaught of mystical healing modalities. The following was written by an Evangelical Christian who clearly sees the mystical/spiritualistic aspects of energetic medicine.
The Christian, Energetic Medicine, “New Age Paranoia”
by Elliot Miller
According to a recent Time/CNN poll, about 30 percent of Americans have resorted to some form of “unconventional therapy,” “half of them within the past year.”1
Perhaps more significantly, “holistic health” approaches have been steadily working their way from the New Age health care fringe into mainstream medical practice. Therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, and “Therapeutic Touch” (the laying on of hands to channel “Universal Life Energy” to the patient) are increasingly accepted and utilized by physicians, hospitals, and clinics across the country. The use of meditation and visualization are commonly prescribed to reduce stress. Chiropractic, long considered anathema by orthodox medicine, has recently acquired a new respectability.2 And at the local chiropractors office, spinal adjustments are not infrequently combined with more exotic forms of “energy balancing.”3
In the view of many evangelical cult watchers — including John Weldon, Paul Reisser, M.D., and myself — this trend is providing the New Age movement with one of its most strategic opportunities to convert our culture.4 For many holistic health modalities pack pantheistic/occultic philosophy and spiritual experience that can beguile and win over the often unwary and vulnerable patient.
But not all evangelicals share this concern.