n subtle energy fields that permeate the living body. See also therapy, biofield.
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The research paper is titled "Effect of a Biofield Treatment on Plant Growth and Adaptation" and is now accessible to the public.
However, contemporary discoveries emerging from frontier areas of inquiry such as the mind-body interrelationship, the biofield, and evidence from integrative medicine, point to the need for a new science that would encompass more of the heart and soul of life.
CAM can be defined as any form of medicine not considered to be part of conventional medical practice) The United States National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine divides CAM into five broad categories: (1) alternative medical systems, including homeopathy and naturopathy; (2) biologically based therapies, including herbal and botanical remedies; (3) mind-body interventions, including guided meditation, hypnotherapy and yoga; (4) manipulative and body-based practices, including spinal manipulation, massage therapy and acupuncture; and (5) energy therapies, including biofield and bioelectromagnetic-based therapies.
In addition to these biofield effects, there are bioelectromagnetic therapies that utilize magnets, pulsed electromagnetic fields, electrotherapy, as well as low level laser light, ultrasound or heat generating devices.
The effect of EEF evokes interest in the context of so called aura and biofield surrounding living organisms.
Karmic Diagnostics: Your Map to Awareness & Healing Through the Human Energy Field" is a metaphysical spirituality book from Marjan Ogorevc as she advises readers to embrace their biofield and look deep into themselves, try to find their past lives and the patterns that have lead them astray through the years.
The treatment called the Biofield test involves eliminating the body's chronic stress factors and improving energy.
Although Jain and Mills concluded in their analysis of biofield studies that there is a need for more high-quality studies, the results of medium quality showed that the studies:
Energy medicine includes use of energy fields, biofield therapies and bioelectromagnetic-based therapies.
CAM therapies are classified into five categories: alternative medical systems (homeopathic medicine, naturopathic medicine, Ayurveda); mind-body interventions (meditation, prayer, mental healing, therapies that use creative outlets [art, dance, music]); biologically based therapies (dietary supplements, herbal products, use of other so-called natural but scientifically unproven therapies, such as using shark cartilage to treat cancer); manipulative and body-based methods (chiropractic, osteopathic manipulation, massage); and energy therapies, of which there are two types: biofield therapies (Reiki, therapeutic touch, gigong) and bioelectromagnetic-based therapies (pulsed fields, magnetic fields) (NCCAM, 2007).
It comes in several models costing $150 to $450, the most popular of which is the $250 Ultimate Biofield ZEB, which Stumbaugh describes as an all-purpose energy device with a frequency range of 8Hz--650Hz.
Both the near-field and far-field plumes from cell phones and in the environment can wreak havoc with the human biofield, and when the biofield is compromised in any way, says Dr.