Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004149
Title: Scientific and therapeutic effects of self-healing
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Biofield therapies offer a novel, non-invasive approach to treating chronic diseases based on assessing and adjusting an individual’s physiological and emotional responses through their bio-energetic field. Reconnective healing™ (RH) is defined as: “…not just energy healing, but instead a more comprehensive spectrum of healing composed of energy, light, and information.” Objectives: Several biofield therapies, such as reiki, therapeutic touch, and Johrei, have already been reviewed in the literature but RH has received little attention even though it is taught and practiced worldwide. This review provides a critical assessment of RH as a healing modality. Methods: Scientific research articles published in peer-reviewed journals addressing RH were identified using relevant databases and archives. Information was extracted from each article that met selection criteria for evaluation of the quality of reporting and design. This review summarizes and critically evaluates the five currently published peer-reviewed research papers involving RH and assesses whether RH provides consistent physiological outcomes between the studies. Results: These results, taken together, suggest: (i) Exposure of a healer or healee to RH, either directly or indirectly, amplifies their degree of autonomic arousal and energy, (ii) RH can reduce pain and improve range of motion in people with shoulder limitations, and (iii) when individuals experience RH as a group, their autonomic nervous systems simultaneously show sudden similar responses consistent with the idea that RH is mitigated by entrainment of biofields. Conclusions: Since these studies are extremely varied in design, it is not possible at this point to reach conclusions about the general effectiveness of RH. More clinical and physiological research performed on different populations under a range of conditions is needed to support this health-care approach.

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    M. Vignesh, A. Jothi Priya*, R. Gayatri Devi

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    Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. A. Jothi Priya, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    M. Vignesh, A. Jothi Priya*, R. Gayatri Devi

    Title:Scientific and therapeutic effects of self-healing
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (October )
    Page No: (2520-2522)
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    Methodology:Biofield therapy, Complementary, Reconnective healing
    Research Materials: Alternative medicine


Alternative medicine Biofield therapy Complementary Reconnective healing

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