alexa Effect of Biofield Therapy in the Human Brain


Journal of Food & Industrial Microbiology

Author(s): Seiya Uchida, Takehiko Iha, Kiyoshi Yamaoka, Kazuo Nitta, Hisanobu Sugano

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Objectives The effects of Okada Purifying Therapy (OPT), a form of subtle energy (biofield) therapy that originated in Japan, were investigated. Electroencephalograms and the Profile of Mood States scores were measured using a crossover design during OPT and placebo sessions. Participants Nineteen (19) healthy Japanese adults (mean age±standard deviation: 40.8±11.2 years; 10 females) with no previous experience of biofield therapy participated in this study. Methods Each session lasted 15 minutes. A single-blind, randomized design with a protocol consisting of regular cycles with eyes open followed by eyes closed was used. The power spectral value was calculated in θ (4.0–7.9 Hz), α (8.0–12.9 Hz), and β (13.0–29.9 Hz) frequency ranges. Results The power spectral value of the α band at Fp1, Fp2, F7, Fz, F8, C3, Cz, C4, and Pz increased significantly in the OPT session compared with the placebo session. Mood state was improved after both sessions, and no significant difference was found between the two sessions. Conclusions OPT was more effective in increasing α waves in the frontal and central cortex than a placebo treatment.

This article was published in Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and referenced in Journal of Food & Industrial Microbiology

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