SOURCE: Global Advances in Health and Medicine LLC

Global Advances in Health and Medicine LLC

November 18, 2015 07:32 ET

Global Advances in Health and Medicine Announces Special Issue on Biofield Science and Healing

The Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal Shares Release Date of This Special Supplement to Its Regular Six Issues in 2015

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - November 18, 2015) - The peer-reviewed, indexed medical journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHMJ) today announced that a special issue on biofield science and healing was released November 17, 2015, as a supplement to the journal's regular 6 issues.

The impetus for this special issue came in September 2014, when several organizations-the Miraglo Foundation, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the Chopra Foundation, and the Samueli Institute-collaborated to sponsor an interdisciplinary scholarly meeting: "Biofield Science and Healing." The conference, which included researchers and scholars representing a wide range of scientific disciplines including biophysics, physics, biology, clinical psychology, and many more, was also attended by leading biofield practitioners who have been involved in scientific studies of biofield therapies.

One of the results of the meeting was a collection of white papers on topics such as the history, terminology, and concepts of biofield science; Indo-Tibetan philosophical and medical systems; current physics perspectives of biofield science; distant healing intention therapies; barriers to the entry of biofield healing into "mainstream healthcare"; and several others. These white papers have now been edited and compiled into the special issue of GAHMJ titled "Biofield Science and Healing: Toward a Transdisciplinary Approach."

"Global Advances in Health and Medicine has always been committed to inquiry, discovery, and open discourse," said Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-Editor-in-Chief of GAHMJ. "Though some may find the evidence base for biofield therapies weak or even implausible, we are confident that many will find in this issue breakthrough thinking and ideas."

"Complex interactions involving transfer of energy abound in daily life, medical care, and health," added Rob Saper, MD, MPH, GAHMJ co-editor-in-chief. "Though our understanding of how these interactions occur is increasing, much more remains to be explained. The biofield theory suggests provocatively that these phenomena may be mediated by forces and processes yet to be discovered and well-characterized. We hope this collection of papers by experts in this nascent field stimulates discourse and further research that will lead to a better understanding of how to promote health and wellbeing."

For information about Global Advances in Health and Medicine and how to access this special issue, please visit www.gahmj.com. The content of this special issue was live on the website as of November 17, 2015.

About Global Advances in Health and Medicine

Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHMJ) is a global multimedia communication forum that combines original research with breakthrough thinking and analysis of policy initiatives to catalyze global conversations, collaboration, and the building of communities to advance whole-person and whole-systems approaches to care and healing. GAHMJ's platform includes an online and printed peer-reviewed, indexed, medical journal published 6 times per year with abstracts in 3 languages and an interactive website that reaches readers in more than 40 countries.

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