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What are some examples of biofield therapies?

Qi gong, Reiki, and therapeutic touch are examples of biofield therapies. Qi gong, a part of traditional Chinese medicine, combines movement, meditation, and controlled breathing. The goal is to improve blood flow and the flow of qi.

Reiki, based on the spiritual teachings of Mikao Usui (1865–1926) of Japan, is used to promote overall health and well-being. Practitioners of Reiki seek to transmit a universal energy to a person, either from a distance or by placing their hands on or near the person. The goal is to heal the spirit and thus the body.

Therapeutic touch is a therapy in which practitioners pass their hands over another person’s body with the intent to use their own perceived healing energy to identify energy imbalances and promote health.


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