The Science Behind Energy Therapy
"In recent years…there have been loads of animal and human studies to show the benefits of touch, not only for depression, but for illnesses that have physical symptoms as well."
Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
Recommended Studies, Books and Films
Scientific research on Healing Touch and other energy healing modalities:
Various studies specific to Healing Touch
"Biofield Science and Healing: History, Terminology, and Concepts"
Beverly Rubik, PhD, David Muehsam, PhD, Richard Hammerschlag, PhD, and Shamini Jain, PhD
"The Biofield: Bridge Between Mind and Body"
Beverly Rubik, Ph.D.
Books and Articles:
The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine
Candace B. Pert, Ph.D.
"5 Ways Stress Hurts Your Body, and What to Do About It: We store emotional pain in some unlikely spots."
Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. Psychology Today
What the Bleep Do We Know!? ("A groundbreaking drama-documentary that explores the modern science of quantum physics and the fundamental role it plays in our every day lives. In simple terms the movie shows how the science behaves connected to conscious and unconscious thought and how we can directly influence it to create the life we that we choose.")
The Healing Field ("Explore breakthroughs in the fields of energy medicine, quantum physics, DNA and genetics, the biochemistry of emotions and the power of the heart, mind and intentions.")
Scientific research on essential oils:
"Essential oils and functional herbs for healthy aging."
Agatonovic-Kustrin S1, Kustrin E2, Morton DW3.
Protective Effects of Essential Oils as Natural Antioxidants against Hepatotoxicity Induced by Cyclophosphamide in Mice
Salah A. Sheweita,1, Lobna S. El-Hosseiny,2 and Munther A. Nashashibi1
Essential Oils Might Be the New Antibiotics: Faced with increasingly drug-resistant bacteria, scientists and farmers are now looking to plant extracts to keep people and animals healthy.
Essential oils to fight superbugs
Society for General Microbiology
More Than A Scent: Essential Oils Aid The Immune System
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D., Contributor