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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Busting the myth that there are no scientific studies proving that energy healing works

One of my favourite pastimes is to sit at my computer and play with Google. A lot of the time the topics I Google have to do with health and healing, in particular energy healing and cancer. That was how I found Dr. Bill Bengston and his mouse studies way back when in 2007.

My most recent search produced the website of a qigong healer named Brian Brown who has compiled a long list of recent studies on energy healing and cancer, with titles such as
  • Energy Healing for Cancer-Related Fatigue in Patients With Breast Cancer
  • Energy Healing and Medical Qigong for Cancer
  • Medical Qigong for Cancer: A randomized controlled study of 162 cancer patients
  • Treating Cervical Cancer Patients at the University of Iowa using Energy Healing
  • The Use of Energy Healing in Integrative Oncology at the University of Iowa
  • Energy Healing for Pain and Fatigue in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy
  • Energy Healing Induces Apoptosis and Inhibits Migration and Invasion of Breast Cancer Cells
  • Energy Healing Exhibits Selective Cytotoxicity Towards Prostate Cancer Cells and Protective Effects on Normal Cells
  • Effects of Energy Healing on Symptoms of Advanced Cancer
  • Effect of Energy Healing on Viability and Proliferation of Cultured Cancer Cells In Vitro
  • Medical Qigong for Cancer Patients
  • Harvard University Medical School Researchers find that Energy Healing is Cytotoxic to Pancreatic Cancer Cells But Not to Normal Cells
  • Energy Healing Induces Cell Death in Lung Cancer Cells
  • Growth Inhibition of Liver Cancer Cells by Energy Healing
  • The Effect of Medical Qigong on Cognitive Function in Cancer Patients
  • Energy Healing for Pediatric Oncology Patients
  • Qigong for Women Undergoing Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer
  • The Acute Effects of Energy Healing on Symptoms of Cancer
  • The Influences of Qigong on Blood Cell Counts in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Chemotherapy
I recommend visiting Brian's site for the links.

1 comment:

vic smyth said...

Dr. Daniel Benor has been compiling research on alternative healing and has published his results on his website and in a 4-volume set of books, which I highly recommend.