Side Effects from Biofield Healing? Yes, It Happens

by Mike Sententia on May 3, 2015

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Conventional wisdom says biofield healing has no side effects. Peer-reviewed scientific articles often state that in the introduction, and I’ve said it myself.

Turns out, we were all wrong.

A little background: I’ve been working to create more effective healing techniques for Lisa, my friend with cancer. First, we’re delivering the energy closer to her cells, further down the pathways from her aura to her living tissue. Second, we’re using energy signatures designed for her particular condition, instead of using a general “healing” energy.

Two results stand out to me:

We did a healing session intended to reduce all the cellular processes of her cancer cells. (I’d need to work with cancer researchers to say whether it actually did or not, but that was the goal. It was based on a healing technique for colds, intended to reduce the cellular processes of the bacteria.)

For the next couple of days, Lisa had bilateral pain in her abdomen. That’s where her main cancer growths are, so we figured it was normal pain. On the second day, Lisa got a psychic intuition saying to turn off the cancer healing energy. It had an urgent feel, so we did. Her pain dramatically reduced within minutes.

Yes, it seems like the healing technique caused that pain. Or, rather, the healing energy, in combination with her other conditions, caused the pain.

On the good side, this suggests the healing technique was affecting her cancer cells in some way.

Second result: Lisa received some IV Dilaudid. It’s an opioid painkiller, similar to morphine. As she received the drug, we watched how her biofield changed, particularly around her nerves. The next day, we replicated those changes to her biofield, around the nerves in her stomach and spine.

Her pain did decrease. This is a big deal — we already had the standard healing techniques going, and after the Dilaudid-inspired healing technique, her pain reduced even further.

But she also experienced mild dizziness, a common side-effect of Dilaudid. She was already weak, so we worried even mild dizziness might lead to a fall, so we undid the Dilaudid-inspired healing. Within minutes, her dizziness went back to her baseline state. (She’s also on a Fentanyl patch, which gives her a bit of dizziness.)

These were my first noticeable side effects from healing. What’s going on?

The human body is complicated. Affecting the body, whether that’s through drugs or the biofield, can have multiple effects, some good and some bad. We call the good ones “results” and the bad ones “side effects,” but fundamentally, they’re all simply how the body responds to those changes.

Below a certain threshold, we don’t notice a change. If dizziness is extremely mild, we ignore it. If pain is sufficiently mild, we can’t tell a side effect apart from a normal twinge. It’s only when you get above a certain threshold where you notice the unintended effects of a change.

Both healing techniques used a new method I developed to deliver energy more effectively, and both healing techniques were using new energy signatures to cause bigger shifts in her biofield. They were designed to produce bigger changes. It looks like they did.

I think we finally reached the threshold of noticeable side effects.

I have a fear, writing this, that it will turn people off from biofield healing. So, to potential clients, I say this: If your practitioner is good enough to produce side effects, they are probably good enough to help you. Someone skilled will manage the side effects, like I did by deactivating those two healing techniques. (We had plenty of other healing sessions that worked as intended, without noticeable side effects, by the way.)

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simon May 11, 2015 at 1:12 AM

Interesting. And well done on moving forward with the sleep study.

I’d come to understand that claiming no side effects can come from energy healing of various types as somewhat ‘new age’ idea. I didn’t realize some scientific studies actually claim this.

ie – Chinese medical qigong is quite specific that you can certainly do real harm – not just cause somewhat unpleasant side effects. And harm both to patient and yourself: We’re talking stimulating cancers that have gone into remission, causing miscarriages. Hence any properly trainer practitioner has strict procedures to minimize this risk.

There does seem to be certain types of ‘energy’ healing which are designed to only do ‘harmonizing and balancing’. I guess the difference for those kind of methods is that they don’t try to manipulate things at such a specific level. They just aim at the ‘facilitating or stimulating the body’s own healing and repair mechanisms’. Rather like the analogy of getting to the center of the circle – once you’re at the center you can’t become ‘too centered’.

It means they maybe can’t be quite so targeted but they also have the advantage of not trying to over-ride the priorities of the body when we don’t know what we’re doing. Who knows – some of these methods may even figure out methods to a lot of work by this safer method – with direct manipulation only needing to be used as drastic measures.

I wonder if its these types of modalities that the studies refer to?

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Mike Sententia May 17, 2015 at 12:11 PM

That’s interesting about Chinese medical qigong. Thanks, I didn’t know that.

I’ve mostly seen studies of Reiki and Therapeutic Touch in Western journals. I think that’s what the papers were referring to. So you might be right about the balancing styles.

(Though we should be careful to distinguish “doesn’t have side effects” from “has small side effects we aren’t noticing.” The distinction doesn’t matter too much when it comes to picking a healing method, but in terms of researching and understanding what’s going on, it’s a distinction probably worth making.)

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