Psycho-physiological mechanism of energy transfer in the human body: myth or reality?
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Department of Biochemistry, National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Warsaw, Poland
Institute of Psychology, University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
Institute of Psychology, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam
Submission date: 2019-07-05
Final revision date: 2019-09-12
Acceptance date: 2019-09-12
Online publication date: 2019-10-30
Publication date: 2019-10-16
Health Psychology Report 2019;7(4):267–275
The authors consider the existence of an energy transfer system (ETS) in the human body and its consequenc-es for health, performing a review of the available literature and studies. The article is an attempt to describe the possible psychophysiological mechanism of ETS (i.e. mechanism of transmission of stimuli in connective tissue) based on biochemical reactions, which was first described in Eastern Medicine a long time ago. Some previously reported results suggest that it is possible to modulate the psychophysiological effects on the con-nective tissue, and that the internal ETS can be activated not only through internal acupoints but also through breath self-regulation techniques. Among the people specialized in such breathing are martial art fighters. In a very preliminary pilot study we investigate four cases in a Vietnamese Thiên Môn Đạo (TMD) group, where breathing techniques result in cardiovascular and blood pressure changes, which can indirectly suggest activa-tion of ETS. An additional energy system in the human body is postulated. However, future research is serious-ly needed. Findings could be applicable e.g. in cardiac rehabilitation programs.
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