Energy Medicine and the Heart
Friday, November 6, 2020
The second of three deep dives into the IONS Energy Healing Pilot Study
What role does the heart play in energy healing?
An innovative component of IONS recent pilot study of energy medicine modalities was the synchronized collection of heart waves (electrocardiography, or ECG) of both the participant and the energy medicine practitioner. As part of our effort to understand what makes energy medicine work, this particular line of data collection allows us to analyze the results in unique ways that we hope will help to illuminate the mechanisms of action for energy healing modalities.
Join Drs. Helané Wahbeh and Arnaud Delorme as they share the results of this pilot study, including how participants’ heart waves changed from the beginning to the end of the energy medicine session and the similarities of participant and practitioner signals.
Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR is the Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Wahbeh is clinically trained as a naturopathic physician and research trained with a Master of Clinical Research and two post-doctoral research fellowships. She has published on and spoken internationally about her studies on complementary and alternative medicine, mind-body medicine, stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder and their relationships to physiology, health, and healing.
Arnaud Delorme, PhD, is a CNRS principal investigator in Toulouse, France, a faculty member at the University of California, San Diego, and a research scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He is a long-term Zen meditator, and has taught in India on the neural correlates of conscious experience in a Master’s degree program for the Birla Institute of Technology.