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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:15 PM

Studies funded on energy healing

Studies funded on energy healing

Energy healers say they can detect and channel a "universal energy" and even manipulate this energy in another person.

Science has not determined that this energy exists, let alone that anybody can detect it or manipulate it, or that it has anything to do with disease.

Yet the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has funded studies of energy healing for fibromyalgia (a $300,000 grant), prostate cancer (a $370,000 grant) and rats stressed out by white noise (a $370,000 grant).

One grant, worth $104,000, led to a study of "energy chelation" as a treatment for fatigue in breast cancer survivors. In an energy chelation session, the healer places his or her hands 5 or 6 inches away from the body "to see if they could tell any difference in pressure or texture in your local atmosphere," said the Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere of the Healing Light Center Church in Sierra Madre, who invented the technique. The healer then scans the body, starting at the foot and working up to the head, eventually treating problems by channeling energy.

For the study, 76 fatigued breast cancer survivors were divided into three groups. One group received eight energy chelation sessions from healers trained in Bruyere's technique. Another group received mock energy chelation sessions from skeptical scientists who were told to think about studies and grants during the sessions. Members of the control group were told they were on a waiting list and received no treatment.

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-nccam-energy-healing-20120123,0,2578937.story

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:25 PM

1. the woo can never stand up to science, but you have to do a proper double blind experiment

not sure this qualifies.

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:35 PM

3. Use The Force Dr. Luke !

 

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:38 PM

4. You'd be surprised how many paranormal groups have tax-exempt status

By positioning themselves as "charities", there are a growing number of paranormal "ghost-hunting" groups that have managed to obtain tax-exempt status.

Unbelievable, that in the 21st century, that supernatural woo-woo still has such a stronghold in this country.

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