Originally published in Massage & Bodywork magazine, April/May 2006. Copyright 2006. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.Energy Medicine Overview
Massage therapy isn't the only newcomer on the block when it comes to acknowledgement of complementary and alternative practices. Energy medicines can be equally as powerful, though they are often less understood and more difficult to convey to prospective clients because of their abstract concepts.
To relieve any confusion, The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of The National Institutes of Health, has put together a comprehensive website about these popular whole-body therapeutics. Included are descriptions of veritable and putative energy fields and accompanying modalities, and research on everything from magnetic therapy and light and sound therapies to qigong and distant healing.
For information, visit http://nccam.nih.gov/health/backgrounds/energymed.htm