Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Vitalism of Naturopathy:

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Needes, R. (ND ?) states:
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[in "Naturopathy for Self-healing: Nutrition, Life-style, Herbs, Homeopathy" (2002)]
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"a most important message in these pages is always to look at yourself as a combined physical, emotional and spiritual being, driven by an innate intelligent force [introduction first page…] disease is altered vital function […] vitalistic beliefs. These are held by those in alternative medicine […] vitalism believes that the body is always trying to maintain the health of all of its components and that this function cannot be directed by an inanimate biochemical component […] we are not just a complex mass of chemical and physical reactions […] we are controlled by some force which co-ordinates all the individual reactions that in turn make up a living organism […] ill-health is considered to be a failure of the body’s organizing force […] vitalists believe that the controlling force only fails when we deviate from living by the laws of nature […] vitalism further believes that the signs and symptoms of disease are not caused by the external agent or disturbed chemical reactions but are a result of the body’s self-healing attempt. To those holding this belief, suppression of symptoms with drugs is harmful, as it inhibits the natural restorative activity […] orthodox medicine […] they do not work from the basis that a weakened organizing force allows [etc. p.002…] the vitalist belief that disease cannot occur if the organizing force is strong […] the healing force […] the vital force. This term describes the energy or organizing force within all living things […] this organizing force is believed to preserve the function of every cell and protect them from decomposition […] it interpenetrates the whole body and is widely believed to be the energy which is captured on Kirlian photography […] vitalists believe that the vital force is the link between the mind and the body, that it operates the healing power of nature and is responsible for the state of health and vitality. It is what makes living thing different from inanimate objects, and is the force that directs our physical and chemical reactions. Non-adherence to the laws of nature results in a damaged vital force which is then likely to promote faulty body chemistry […] vitalists contend that no living matter can exist without it, as it is the generating force of the organism, and only death terminates it. The introduction of any foreign substance into the body will disturb the normal function of this energy and lead to ill-health [p.003…] a controlling force released by a supreme creator […] some kind of unifying force or intelligence. The vitalists have always believed that the animate is different by virtue of a controlling force [p.004…] healing efforts and healing cures can only occur if the patient has the power to respond to the natural treatment. This means that the body must be purified and the vital force strengthened […] we use safe interventionist processes where necessary to help relieve symptoms and restore the self-healing vital force [p.006…] the curative force is inherent in the body [p.008…] a controlling force […] the unifying life force in living things [p.015…] Hahnemann popularized the theory of a controlling energy field in living organisms known as the vital force […] the force that maintains the health of all living organisms, and it is this area on which homeopathic remedies have their effect […] in acute reactions where the vital force is relatively strong [etc.p.021…] symptoms are produced by the vital force in exact proportion to the degree of disturbance […] a toxic body blocks the flow of the vital force on which homeopathy has its effect [p.022…] the formation of lipid (fatty) free-radicals which damage the life force of the cell [p.067…] homeopathy […] arnica […] this remedy stimulates the vital force [p.148]";
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(ISBN 8170215927)
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Neustaedter, R. (DOM[Hong Kong] ?, CCM ?, LAc SCA, OMD ?) states:
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[co-president of the Holistic Pediatric Association, vice-president of the Council for Homeopathic Certification, former director of the Pacific College of Naturopathic Medicine Department of Homeopathy]
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[in "Flu: Alternative Treatments and Prevention" (2005)]
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"founded upon a holistic philosophy, naturopathic medicine [...] the goal of a naturopathic physician is to employ therapies that support and promote the body's natural healing process, using a holistic approach to health that integrates the healing powers of the body, mind, and spirit [p.049…] Chinese medical philosophy views the human body as a dynamic organism animated by a vital energy known as qi [...] when this energy is harmoniously regulated, health and vigor are present. When the vital energy is disturbed, the organ systems of the body cease to function smoothly and symptoms arise [p.042...] the goal of acupuncture is always to promote or invigorate the circulation of vital energy [p.046]";
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(ISBN 1556435681)
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[in "The Holistic Baby Guide: Alternative Care for Common Health Problems" (2010)]
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"by energy I mean the animating and vital forces that precede chemical or physiological changes.  Homeopathy incorporates the concept of vital energy to portray the body's innate ability to heal [p.011...] homeopathic medicines are energetic in nature.  They do not contain any active chemical ingredients [...] they will directly act on the body's own vital force [p.012...] homeopathy [...] was formulated within a tradition of thinking in medicine at the time known as vitalism, a philosophy that holds that the body is propelled by a force that is distinct from biological and chemical reactions [...] the understanding of homeopathic therapeutics is usually conceived and described within this framework.  Homeopathy is known as and acknowledged to be an energetic system of medicine [...] the medicines are assumed to act at an energetic level [...per a] stimulus to the energetic, animating life force [that] precedes any physiological or chemical effects that the medicine might induce [p.015]";
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(ISBN 1572246936)
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Novella, S. (MD GWU) states:
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[in "Herbal Mythology"(The Connecticut Skeptic, Vol.2 Issue 4, Fall 1997)]
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"medical systems at this time were based upon philosophies, not science or evidence. Most of the philosophies were based upon spiritual or magical notions, such as the idea of chi or life force central to TCM. Disease, they believed, was caused by imbalances or blockage of flow in these mystical forces. Equally mystical and fanciful methods, such as acupuncture, were invented to restore balance or unblock flow. The chance of any of these systems developing any truly useful therapies is very close to zero";
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(click here,
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O’Brien, J. (? ?) states:
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[in "Walking with a Himalayan Master: An American's Odyssey" (2005)]
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"'prana is the life force' [p.167…] ‘prana is the subtle energy by which your mind functions […] it is impossible to die unless prana leaves the body’ [p.168…] glossary […] prana – the life force [p.437]";
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(ISBN 0936663367)
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O'Connor, B.B. (? ?) states:
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[in "Healing Traditions: Alternative Medicine and the Health Professions" (1995)]
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"[p.011...] in some belief systems [...] it is a given that other supernatural entities or metaphysical forces exist [...e.g.] spirits of deceased ancestors [...] or the vital force of the body, in homeopathy [p.011...] some concepts common to many vernacular health belief systems [...] vitalism: the body has its own 'life force' that promotes health and healing and is essential to wellness [p.030...] chiropractic aims at preventing disease and ameliorating general health through spinal manipulation intended to restore the proper flow of vital energy throughout the body [p.033...] vernacular health belief and practice do in fact actively retain a number of elements that were once current in official medical thought but have subsequently been discarded in that domain. Examples include the principle of vitalism, humoral models of health and illness, the doctrine of signatures, purging with cathartics or emetics, application of blisters and plasters, and pursuit of healing actions or substances according to [p.057] astrological principles [p.058...] it is important to a grasp of homeopathic theory to recognize that remedies are not posited to work according to pharmacological principles, but rather to act energetically to stimulate the body's own healing response or vital energy [p.130...] traditional Chinese medicine [...] central to this system is the concept of qi [...] ki or chi [...] the vital force or life energy [p.131...] restoration of unobstructed vital energy flow is aimed at correcting organ dysfunction, providing symptom relief, increasing immunity, and reducing stress [p.134]";
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(ISBN 081221398X)
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Olshansky, E. (? ?) {ed.?} states:
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[in "Integrated Women's Health: Holistic Approaches for Comprehensive Care" (2000)]
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"chapter 12. Homeopathic Remedies for Women's Wellness [...] key points [...] homeopathy stimulates the body's own healing process. Homeopathy is based on the theory that illness is a result of a disturbance of the body's vital force, leading to an imbalance in the body's energy [...] homeopathic remedies stimulate and increase this vital force and restore balance [p.225...] homeopathic principles [...] homeopathy is based on the recognition that illness emerges as a result of a disturbance of the body's vital force, causing an imbalance in the energy within a person. Homeopathic remedies stimulate and increase this vital force and restore balance to it, facilitating the body's innate healing ability [p.226...] the substance was helpful in stimulating the body's vital force in order to alleviate the specific condition or symptoms [p.227...] homeopathic remedies are made from herbs, plants and earth minerals to stimulate the body's vital force [p.229...] summary [...] homeopathy relies upon the energy of an individual's vital force [p.246...] therapy can help increase one's vital life force [p.356]";
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(ISBN 0834212196)
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O'MathĂșna, D. (? ?) states:
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[in "Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook" (2007)] [an apologetic]
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"Dana Ullman, president of the Foundation for Homeopathic Education and Research, wrote: 'homeopaths conceptualize a life force, or vital force, they describe as the inherent, underlying, interconnective, self-healing process of the organism. This bioenergetic force is similar to what the Chinese called chi, the Japanese call ki, yogis call prana, Russian scientists call bioplasm, and Star Wars characters call the force [p.069...] ayurvedic medicine teaches that life is sustained by the nonphysical life energy called prana [...] a concept very similar to the chi of traditional Chinese medicine [p.137...] because energy medicine permeates so many different cultures, the names used for the energy vary from culture to culture. The energy is called chi (sometimes spelled qi) in traditional Chinese medicine, prana in Indian ayurvedic, ki in Japanese practices, and a variety of other names in Western history, such as 'orgone' and 'bioenergy.' 'Biofield' is a new term chosen by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States [p.191...] herbalism [...] the common view is that herbs are believed to balance or strengthen a person's vital force or life energy. Herbs are chosen by how they are believed to rebalance a person's vital force [p.204...] the more traditional explanation for homeopathic effectiveness is based on life energy theories and vitalism. Hahnemann used the term 'vital energy' for the same life energy that is called chi in traditional Chinese medicine and prana in ayurvedic medicine [...per Hahnemann's 1810 Organon] 'in the state of health the spirit-like vital force (dynamis) animating the material human organism reins in supreme sovereignty' [...] the symptoms of an illness are signs that the body's life energy is fighting against an illness [...] Hahnemann believed this shaking released 'the spiritual vital force' of the healing substance [p.207...] reiki comes from the Japanese rei, meaning 'universal,' and ki, meaning 'vital force' [...] ki is the Japanese term for prana, or chi, the universal life energy [p.253...] TCM [...] teaches that the body has an invisible vital energy called chi or qi [p.265]";
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(ISBN 0310269997)
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Oppenheim, J. (? ?) states:
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[in “The Other World: Spiritualism and Psychical Research in England, 1850-1914” (1985)]
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“homeopathy […] relied heavily on the curative powers of the life force […] the homeopathic doctor believed in helping the patient’s body to heal itself, in supporting the efforts of the presumed life force […] homeopathic medicine was entirely constructed on vitalistic assumptions […] the homeopath sought to stimulate his patient’s life force [p.229]”;
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(ISBN 052134767X)
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O'Reilly, W. (PhD ?) states:
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[in "(the Annotated) Organon of the Medical Art by Dr. Samuel. Hahnemann" (2001)]
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"the medical-art practitioner can never see the spiritual wesen, the life force, that creates the disease [p.063...] the totality of these symptoms is the outwardly reflected image of the inner wesen of the disease, that is, of the suffering of the life force [p.064...] the life force in health and disease [...aphorism 09] 'the spirit-like life force (autocracy) [...] as dynamis' [...aphorism 10] 'the immaterial wesen (the life principle, the life force) that enlivens the material organism' [...] the immaterial wesen, the life force [...] the organism without life force is dead [p.065...aphorism 11] 'this spirit-like, autonomic life force (life principle)' [p.066...etc....] life energy [...] see life force [...] life force: lebenskraft [...] 'the spirit-like life force' [...] Hahnemann uses several terms in reference to the life force [...] 'dynamis' [...] 'life energy' [...] 'life force' [...] 'life principle' [...] 'nature' [...] 'the life' [...] 'the sustentive power of life' [p.323...] 'the sustentive drive of life' [...] 'nature-power' [...] 'the energy activity of the organism' [p.324]";
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(ISBN 1889613002)
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Oschman, J. (PhD{biology} ?) states:
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[in "Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis" (2000)]
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"[book argues for a science basis] vitalists have historically held to the belief that life will never be explained by normal physics and chemistry, and that there is some kind of mysterious 'life force' that is separate from the known laws of nature and that distinguishes living from non-living matter [p.008...] during the period when Burr was researching energy fields, most biologists and physicians were certain that all notions of energy therapy and 'life force' were complete nonsense [p.017...] the remainder of this book will provide a modern perspective on the 'life force' and 'healing energy' [p.018..] 'life force,' has not been ruled out [!], and the role of spirit is not to be discounted [! ch.01 only searched]";
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(ISBN 0443062617)
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(for ch. 01, click here,
(archived here,
(for the archive.org history of this page, click here,
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Owen, D. (? ?) states:
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[in “Principles and Practice of Homeopathy” (2007)]
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“[quoting Martha Graham] 'there is a vitality, a life force, an energy' [p.012...] the life force and vitality. The life force is non-material and therefore sometimes described as 'spirit-like' force or 'dynamis.'' [...] if you think of a living organism like an electrical machine the life force would be the battery [...] the concept of life energy is found in many other therapeutic systems [...] as 'chi or qi' in traditional Chinese medicine, as 'prana' in Hinduism and 'vis medicatrix naturae' by Aristotle' [...] the life force that animates the body expresses itself through the vitality [... which] stimulates the organism to re-establish balance through the production of symptoms [...per] a vital principle that energized, co-ordinated and brought together functions of an organism [...] on a subtler level [...] the life force can be thought of as a battery [...] in health, life force integrates and allows the different parts to co-ordinate, including normal physiological functions [p.013...] homeopathic remedies stimulate the vital force and provide the information for the body to throw off illness [p.016]”;
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(ISBN 0443100896)
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Oz, M.C. (MD ?), Stein, R.A. (MD ?) state:
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[in "Complementary and Alternative Cardiovascular Medicine: Clinical Handbook" (2004)]
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"homeopathy has no proven mechanism of action [...] homeopathy can be seen as a form of energy medicine [...a] health care approach [...per] a principle of 'energy' at its core [...] the principles of homeopathy are based on a vitalistic theory. This proposes that in disease states, there is an imbalance of one's vital force, which is similar to the traditional Chinese medical perspective of qi, or ayurveda's prana. This vitalistic theory [...] not explainable by conventional bioscience [p.219...] some energetic effect ('vital force') [p.221]";
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(ISBN 1588291863)
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Pallasdowney, R. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Complete Book of Flower Essences" (2002)]
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“[per McGarey, G.T. (MD ?)] the tree is pruned, not just to remove the parts that are not serving the tree well, but primarily the tree is pruned so that the life force can be stronger and the tree can function better as a living organism [...] enhancing the life force within the individual by eliminating the nonfunctional, or the aspects of the body that are preventing the life force from manifesting itself [p.xvi...per the author] the healing process [...] in healing, we are working with the vital force, which has been described as a 'life force,' 'life energy,' or 'bioenergy.' It helps to understand the vital force as a spiritual field that encompasses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – and includes the healing power of the body. Identifying, observing, and experiencing the presence of the vital force is the process by which the disease can be known. The symptoms, as a whole, suggest the means of transformation back to health or restoration of the vital force [p.067...] continue the movement and/or visualization until you feel you have dissolved your blockages and you feel the juices of your passionate life-force energy moving [p.138...] this energy center provides the union for the lower and upper chakras, radiating creative life-force energy and power [p.149 etc.]”;
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(ISBN 1577311418)
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Papish, D. (? ?) states:
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[in "Dr Kent's Valuable Indications" ()]
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"the deeper remedies ought to be avoided if the vital force is low [p.079...] just so sure as ulcers are removed from the throat, will the vital force suffer, and the ultimates come in the form of organic changes [p.130...] the vital force holds all in harmony, keeps everything in order in health [...] the liver [...] is under the control of the vital force and whose action the vital force governs [...] as soon as the vital force is sick or deranged it acts upon the liver [...] its action being governed by the vital force [...] as long as the vital force is acting harmoniously the organ [...] cannot act in any way other than a harmonious manner [...] cure is brought about by changing the diseased or sick vital force back to its normal (health) condition [...] if the vital force has not that extra susceptibility [etc. p.152...] the vital force dominates, rules, and co-ordinates the human body [p.153]";
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(ISBN 8180565564)
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Patil, J.D. (? ?), Thombre, P.B. (? ?) states:
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[in "Gems of Organon" (2000) {badly translated? poorly proofread?}]
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"as with sick individual there is a presence of abnormal sensation and function due to derangement of vital force […] there should be a harmonious play of order from vital force – mind – physical body [p.016…] the internal essence of disease, that is, of the affection of the vital force [p…040] vital force – governs the mind and mind governs the physical body […] dynamic force (vital force) [p.043…] symptoms appear outside soon as the vital force is deranged internally [p.048…] vital force is the power of healing, found the every living beings, it is also called vis mediatrix[sp.] naturae […] in the 6th edition, he[Hahnemann] used the word dynamis for vital force because vital force is meant for life force [p.050…quoting Hahnemann’s aphorism 16] ‘our vital force, as a spirit-like dynamis’ [etc. p.053…quoting Hahnemann’s aphorism 20] ‘this spirit like power to alter man’s state of health which lies hidden in the inner nature of medicines’ [etc. p.068…] dynamisation – is the physical pharmacutical[sp.] process with the help of which latent, dynamic, spirit like curative properties are arrosed into activity by succession[sp.] and trituration[sp. p.071]";
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(ISBN 8170218306)
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Paton, L.B. (? ?) states:
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[in “Spiritism and the Cult of the Dead in Antiquity” (1921)]
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“most privative peoples observed the fact that breathing ceases at death, and therefore identified the vital principle with the breath. In many languages the words for 'spirit' denote primarily 'breath,' 'wind' [...e.g.] prana [...] pneuma, anemos [...] spiritus, anima [...] geist, ghost [p.002]”;
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(ISBN none, too old; Macmillan Company)
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Penczak, C. (? ?) states:
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[in “Magick of Reiki” (2004)]
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“what is reiki? […] ‘universal life force’ or ‘universal energy’ […] the fundamental energy that creates and sustains the universe. The ki […] the energy component. Different cultures recognize life energy and call it by different names. Ki is used in Japan. Chi is another name for basic life energy, and also used in the East […] Hindu traditions call it prana. Hawaiian shamans call it mana. Rauch is the Hebrew term for this force. Numen, odic force, and orgone are all variant names. The different cultures have different definitions, interpretations, and cultural associations for it, but basically they are all talking about the same life energy. This life force is found everywhere and in all things […] this basic energy found in everything […] we are drawing upon this energy from universe [p.002…] seichim is the vital life force component of the soul in Egyptian mysticism, considered to be the equivalent of prana, rauch, or ki [p.115…] when crystals are laid on the body, or carried in the pocket, they vibrate at a certain rate, based not only on their physical chemical structure, but on their more subtle energies, their spirit or life force [p.203]”;
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(ISBN 073870573X)
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[in “The Inner Temple of Witchcraft” (2002)]
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“in the Hindu traditions, the invisible life force riding on the breath, absorbed by us through the food and water we consume and the breath we take in, is called prana […] this Hindu energy called prana is very similar phonetically to the Hawaiian name for life force, mana. Prana, mana, ki, and chi, along with a host of other names, such as orgone, od, odic force, pneuma, nu men, telesma, and rauch, describe a basic life energy found in all things [p.081...] Reich and his study of orgone energy. Orgone is the good doctor’s take on what mystics have called prana or chi, the subtle energy that flows in and round all things [p.136]”;
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(ISBN 0738702765)
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Perry, L. (? ?) states:
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[in “The Wiccan Wellness Book...” (2003)]
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“acupuncture (and TCM, as a whole) is based on the concept of chi, or life force energy. According to the principles of TCM, chi is what makes us alive. It flows along pathways (meridians) in the body to energize the organs and life processes [p.115...] polarity therapy [...] a healing technique developed [...by] Stone, D.O., D.C., N.D. [...] the connecting thread that Stone discovered in the Eastern methods was the concept of a person's life energy giving health, and illness appearing when the flow of this energy is interrupted or blocked. In China, this life force energy is called chi and in India it is called prana [p.142...] the term reiki itself is Japanese [...] ki is familiar to many people in its Chinese form, chi, which means the energy of life itself. Everything that is alive has ki [...] reiki can be translated as 'universal life force energy' [p.146]”;
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(ISBN 1564146235)
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Peters, W.R. (MD ?) states:
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[in “Mystical Medicine" (1995){rather apologetic}]
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“’the theory behind acupuncture is that there exists in the body the dual flows of energy called yin and yang contained within an overall conception of energy known as the chi or life force’ [p.032…] in 1963 George Goodheart, a chiropractor, combined his study of ‘acupuncture, massage, acupressure, the very dangerous occult system of kundalini yoga, and polarity therapy’ to reinvent applied kinesiology. The basic theory revolves around the ‘chilife force, and therefore is closely associated with the theory of acupuncture and the aura [p.037…] ‘the concept of the life force is predominant in both holistic health and homeopathy […] chi, prana, spirit, etc.’ [p.53…] it was this mystical association that led Palmer to develop the concept of ‘life force’ communicated through the nerves of the spinal cord […] a misalignment of the spine would therefore block the flow of ‘vital force’ […] ‘life force’ or ‘spirit’ […] vital force (innate) [p.054]”;
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(ISBN 1572580445)
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Pharand, M.W. (? ?) states:
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[in "Bernard Shaw and the French" (2001)]
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"when Shaw came across an incarnation of the life force, be embraced it zealously [p.008...] according to Jonathan Rose, there was 'a curious, monotonous Edwardian obsession with that simple word (life).... It could mean the surrogate religion of vitalism, the worship of the life processes as a spiritual force [...] life could also be a mysterious spiritual quality that endowed human beings [...] a vital spark very like the Christian concept of the soul' [p.240...] Shaw [...] Bergson [...] both men evolved almost identical premises – life force and elan vital [p.252]";
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(ISBN 0813018285)
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Pinney, C.C. (DVM ?) states:
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[in “The Complete Home Veterinary Guide” (2003, 3rd ed.)]
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“the goal of the veterinary homeopath is to support and strengthen the pet’s ‘vital force.’ This vital force is responsible for maintaining health and internal harmony within the body […] clinical signs […] are recognized as simply outward expressions of disease and not diseases in themselves, [and] are caused by imbalances affecting this vital force. As the vital force attempts to restore its own balance, clinical signs start to appear. Severe, pronounced symptoms are indicative of a strong vital force response. Homeopathic treatment is designed to stimulate and strengthen the vital force […] when in balance, the vital force is able to effectively call on the natural body defense mechanisms […] treating symptoms without addressing the underlying disease is believed to drive the disease even deeper into the body, thereby strengthening the disease and weakening the vital force. Instead, if one assists the body’s vital force in regaining its balance, both the disease and the symptoms will disappear [p.711...] homeopathic remedies are formulated using herbs, extracts, heavy metals, minerals, toxins, or any other substance that has the potential to stimulate the ‘vital force’ […] many homeopathic [p.712…] practitioners believe that vaccinations weaken the vital force of the patient [p.713…] acupuncture […] the ancient Chinese explained acupuncture in terms of ch’i, yin, yang, acupuncture points, and meridians. Ch’i, the life force or life energy [p.716…] meridians: acupuncture term for channels that carry the life force throughout the body [p.772…] glossary […] vital force: the homeopathic term for the energy that is responsible for maintaining health and internal harmony within the body [p.778]”;
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(ISBN 0071412727)
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Pitcairn, R.H. (DVM ?, PhD ?), Pitcairn, S.H. (? ?) state:
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[in "Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats" (1995)]
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"there is an underlying intelligence in that body (in homeopathy it's called the vital force) that is in charge of maintenance and repair [...] the vital force of the body focuses on this surface lesion as a way to rid itself of the disturbance [p.224...] vital force (underlying intelligence in body), [see p.] 224 [p.382]";
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(ISBN 0875962432)
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Pitchford, P. (? ?) states:
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[in “Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition” (3rd ed., 2002)]
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“most people can taste the difference – richer flavor and aromas and better ‘qilife force […] qi, a term used in Chinese medicine, connotes vitality and energy [p.019…] qi vitality. A major functional concept from traditional Chinese medicine is qi […] qi is similar to the term prana (life force) of India and is known as ki in Japan. A vital essence found in all things, qi […] we will refer primarily to its expression as energy […] to further understand qi, which itself is a yang quality, it is helpful to understand its yin counterpart – blood [p.056…] jing directly tonifies life force [p.085…] the lungs receive qi vital force of the air and mix it with the qi extracted from food [p.347]”;
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(ISBN 1556434308)
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Pitchford, P. (? ?), Wood, R. (? ?) state:
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[in "The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Resource for Healthy Eating" (1999)]
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"glossary […] chi – a Chinese term for the vital energy or life force, of an organism [...aka] qi. It is called prana in India and ki in Japan [p.381]";
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(ISBN 0140250328)
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Pitman, V. (? ?) states:
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[in "Aromatherapy: A Practical Guide" (2004)]
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"aromatherapy is part of the naturopathic tradition in healing [...] aromatherapy is energetic medicine [...] beneath the biochemical level there is an energetic level [...] central to European naturopathic tradition has always been concept of the vital force [p.vi...] the vital force. Holistic medicine is first and foremost vitalistic. There is a vis vitalis or life force, the source of vital energy within each of us, and within all beings, the energy that initiates and sustains life. Its nature is to ever seek a state of health and positive well-being [p.001...] it is called chi or qi in China, prana in India [...] pneuma, vital breath or air [...] this vital force exists at a subtle level and permeates the whole creation with its life [p.002...] the nature of the vital force is to flow in a free and balanced way, energizing [p.003...] the traditional concept of balance in the vital force corresponds to the medical concept of homeostasis [...] our innate energy, our vital force [...] the body has its wisdom: the self-healing energy. According to naturopathic, holistic principles the vital force is intelligent and so is the body through which it manifests. The life principle [etc. p.004...] a long-term imbalance begins to drain the body's vital energy [...] holistic medicine, while relieving symptoms, goes further and seeks to restore balance, by working with nature's innate healing force [...] holistically, any disease, at its fundamental level, is perceived to result from a disharmony in the flow of the vital force [p.005...] get in touch with your own vital force through your own vital force through breath awareness [...] breath is the vehicle for the vital force [p.007...] the 'healing crisis' [...] is a healing ''achievement' because it means the body's healing, vital force is strong enough to mount a successful healing process [p.010...] 'when we are dealing directly with an essential oil [...] we are dealing directly with a vital force...by inserting this energy force into our body' [p.025...] the energy of the healing power of the vital force underlying [p.053...] remember: an imbalance means the vital force of the person [etc. p.054...] the healing energy of the vital force [p. 057...] the vital life force [p.062...] allowing the body to balance and be supported as it heals itself with its own vital force [p.075...] remember: deep abdominal breathing nourishes vital energy [...] the immune system: preservation of individual vital force [...] aromatherapy recognizes that when the vital force [etc....] the strength and integrity of the immune system is a reflection of the vital force [p.178...] breathing is the primary vital function. The respiratory system receives the nourishing vital force as air [p.182...] dynamic -- characterized by vital energy [p.354...] healing energy, vital force [p.361...] vis vitalis see vital force [p.364]";
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(ISBN 0748773460)
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Poozer, D. (? ?) states:
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[in “Successful Style...” (1990)]
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“this energy is the life force itself, and has as many names as there are human civilizations [...] the Polynesian hunas call this healing force mana, and the Native American Iroquois people call it orenda. It is known as prana in India, rauch in Hebrew, barraka in the Islamic countries, and ch'i in China. Some individuals have termed it orgone energy [...] animal magnetism [...] archaeus [...] in Japan the energy is termed ki and it is from this word that reiki is named [...] ch'i or ki [p.016...] life force energy is the source of life itself [p.017...] life force energy, or ki [p.028...] ki is the life force energy, called prana in India and ch'i in China [p.079...] ki or prana [p.081...] ki / ch'i / prana [p.083]”;
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(ISBN 0895947366)
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Porter, K. (? ?) states:
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[in “Ageless Spine, Lasting Health: The Open Secret to Pain-free Living and Comfortable Aging” (2006)]
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“we are infused with a life force that animates us [p.035...] for people who experience themselves as truly alive, there is a recognition of a subtle energy that is carried by the breath, the life force that animates all living things. In China, it is called qi or chi; in Japan, it is called ki; yogis refer to this energy as prana; Hawaiians call it mana. In all ancient traditions, breath was synonymous with life, the soul, the ineffable animating power of the universe [...] 'life energy' [...] life energy is a power that moves the wind and the clouds, gives a song to the birds and brings forth a young, green sprout from a dry seed. Each one of us is actively connected to this power with each breath we take [p.070]”;
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(ISBN 1933538406)
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Potter, C. (? ?), Steinfeld, A. (? ?) states:
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[in "Careers in Alternative Medicine" (2003)]
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"energy in healing. Another aspect of the new paradigm is the importance of the ‘life energy’ in the healing process. This energy has been called by many names in different traditions, including ‘vital life force’ in homeopathy, ‘innate intelligence’ in chiropractic, chi in Chinese medicine, and prana in the ayurvedic tradition [p.025…] life force – the energy that enables all things to live […] prana – the ancient Sanskrit word for life force […] qi – the Chinese word for life energy; also referred to as chi or ki [p.159…] spiritual – what is not of the body; the intelligence of the life force […] vitality – the amount of life force in an organism [p.160]";
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(ISBN 0823937542)
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Powell, S.K. (? ?), Tahan, H.A. (? ?) state:
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[in "CMSA Core Curriculum for Case Management" (2007)]
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"prana - life force, or energy that occurs throughout the body [...] qi - the vital force that runs throughout the body, animating and supporting the function of different organ systems [p.529...] qi (chi) as bioenergy flow through defined meridians, or pathways, in the body [p.530...] putative energy [...] biofields [...] vital energy or life force [...] qi [...] doshas [...] prana, etheric energy, fohat, orgone, mana, and homeopathic resonance [p.536]";
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(ISBN 0781779170)
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Puotinen, C.J. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care" (2000)]
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"homeopathy [...per] Bernstein [...] 'the disease is a reflection of the inner imbalance of the vital force' [...] 'if you work on strengthening and balancing the vital force, the disease will take care of itself' [p.298]";
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(ISBN 0658009966)
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Raines, K.G. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Watchtower Society and Medical Quackery" (1999)]
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"naturopathy seeks to help the body repair itself 'naturally' [...naturopaths] help 'nature' cure by utilizing or strengthening the so-called 'life force' of the person";
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(click here,
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Regardie, I.(? ?) states:
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[in "The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic" (2000)]
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"in yoga, prana is the vital life force [p.198…] ch’i: Chinese for ‘breath’ or ‘wind.’ The vital life force that exists in all things. (see prana) [p.445…] nadis: the plural of nadi. Sanskrit word meaning ‘motion.’ In Hindu mysticism it refers to a series of minute conduits which carry the vital life force known as prana [p.446…] prana: in yoga, the vital life force which courses through the nadis of the human body. Breath, the life principle or inflowing cosmic force which vitalizes the human body. Prana is the energizing power behind occult phenomena [p.472]";
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(ISBN 1567181325)
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Risquez, F. (? ?) states:
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[in "Psychiatry and Homeopathy” (1995)]
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“[chapter] 3. vital force […] the vis natura medicatrix, or the natural ability of the body to find its optimum balance [p.125…] in 1833, Hahnemann wrote […] ‘diseases do not depend on any acrimony or any material principle, but on the dynamic alternation of the force that virtually animates the human body […] healing can only be achieved through a reaction of the vital force […] the concept of vital force [p.126…quoting Hahnemann’s aphorism 9] ‘the spirit-like vital force (dynamis) […] the reasoning spirit who inhabits the organism’[p.129…and quoting Hahnemann’s aphorism 16] ‘the spirit-like dynamis [is injured] only in a way that is [similarly] dynamic and spirit-like’ […and] ‘pathological untunements (diseases) […are fixed only by affecting] ‘our spirit-like vital force’ [p.140…] the law of the vital force […] a vital force capable of activating the immune defense system [p.148…] vitalistic theory, centered on the balancing presence of the vital force [p.172…] the patient, whose function depends on the vital force [p.173]”;
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(ISBN 8170216966)
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Roberts, H.A. (? ?) states:
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[in “The Principles and Art of Cure by Homoeopathy: A Modern[!] Textbook” (1997)]
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“symptoms are the outward and visible signs of the inward disturbance of the vital force which will ultimately produce morbid states, and when these symptoms are removed the disease ceases to exist […] this field is the field of disordered vital energy [p.012…] Chapter III – Vital Force […] one of the first and foremost elements with which the homoeopathic physician must be conversant is the different forms of energy […quoting Hahnemann] ‘the spirit-like vital force, the dynamis that animates the material body’ [etc. p.023…] the rational concept of life itself […] the body, mind and the spirit. This is a trinity […] when the two parent cells are united that vital principle, the vital energy, is already present; and the ego of the completed cell does not change one iota after once beginning its process; it has in itself and of itself the power to develop the cells, the physical, because of the continual flowing through them of the vital energy […] without this vital energy, the cell, or the whole body, becomes inanimate and dead. It is only when the vital energy is present that there is a living organism, capable of physical action and of the exercise of mental powers and the ability to take hold on the spiritual forces [p.024…] the development of the vital energy in one [individual] differs from that in another […] the physical energy […] the dynamic energy […] the spiritual energy. These different manifestations of energy […] when the energy functions properly in all the three manifestations the whole personality grows harmoniously […] when the energy functions improperly there is greater growth on one plane than on another […] the nature of energy is dynamic, and this dynamis penetrates every particle, every cell, every atom of the human economy. Any disturbance of this vital energy or force results in a disfigured or disturbed development of the whole human economy […i.e.] the mother’s vital force may be disturbed by worries […] fright […] hereditary diseases or miasms […] like an indelible brand, the warping of this dynamic energy is a stain that ‘will not out’ [p.025…] these are but a few instances where there may be serious disturbances of the vital force. The influence of this vital force on the whole organism is so delicately adjusted and so intimately connected with every part, that seemingly distant organs or unrelated symptoms show the effects of any disturbance of the vital force […when disturbed, the] vital energy will direct the course with unerring precision […with symptoms and signs] a reflection of the inward turmoil and confusion of the harmonious action which the vital force has suffered […] the disturbed vital energy […] the body […] mind […] spirit […] united under the supreme mastery of the vital energy [an over-spirit, p.026…] the insane […] the physical […] the criminal […respectively] the mental […] the physical […] the spiritual; each is accentuated according to the tendencies of the vital energy […] any disturbance of this vital energy immediately shows itself in lack of harmony through the outward manifestations of our beings; in other words, symptoms […] sickness […] has as its base and inception the lack of harmony of the flow of vital energy through the body. This is manifest in disease as it naturally develops because of disturbed vital force, and it develops also in disturbed vital force from the providing of remedies […] this is the reason why the remedies are potentised so that they may reach more surely the vital energy of the individual [p.027…] quoting Hahnemann’s aphorisms 10 & 11] ‘the material organism, without the vital force’ [etc. p.028…] Chapter IV – Vital Force As Expressed In Functions In Health, In Disease, In Recovery, In Cure […] the principle of the vital force or energy permeating all created things [p.030…] the special organs are developed and their functions maintained by the expression of the vital energy as the life-giving principle […] it is the expression of the vital force in and through the mind and intellect that has a very great influence in the functioning of all life and of the special organs. In health all expressions of the vital force [etc….] signs and symptoms appear […] because the vital functions are disturbed […] and the consequent reaction of the vital force […] or from some hidden miasm coming into its full expression in its impress on the vital force [etc. p.031…] without this vital force there can be no life [p.038]”;
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(ISBN 8170210283)
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Robinson, J. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Awakening Your Spirituality" (2000)]
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"yoga practitioners [...] say that the poses and breathing increase the life force in the body [...] qigong [...] is a practice of movements and meditations that influence the flow of vital force [...] qi stands for that vital force, also called consciousness, or the eternal energy that all is created from [p.127]";
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(ISBN 0028638263)
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Robson, T. (? ?) states:
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[in "Introduction To Complementary Medicine" (2004)]
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"the therapeutic order. Clinical methods used by naturopathic physicians [...include] harmonize with the life force [p.057...] naturopathic philosophy as it is practiced in the western world in the twenty-first century centers on principles such as vitalism, first do no harm, removal of the cause and holism. No naturopathic modality is better placed than homoeopathy to address each of these principles. Vitalism is that principle whereby practitioners endeavor to draw upon the 'vital energy' of the being in order to effect cure [...] central to Hahnemann's treatise was an understanding of what, since the work of Stahl in 1707, has been called the 'vital force' [...] a term which aligns homoeopathy with the tradition of vitalism that is as old as history [p.226]";
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(ISBN 1741140544)
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Romaine, D.S. (? ?), Wikoff, J.W. (? ?) state:
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[in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Kama Sutra" (2004)]
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"may the force be with you: prana […] in the Eastern view, the breath, called prana, is recognized as an important conduit between flesh and spirit […] prana means life energy or life force […] directing the breath through visualization practices are important life force-enhancing practices that bring spirit and flesh into harmony [p.029 …] prana (life force) [p.368];
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(ISBN 1592571840)
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Rose, P. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Practical Guide to Magnet Therapy" (2001)]
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"in internal life forcechi or qi – flows around the body on pathways called meridians […] this flow of energy [p.007…] the ancient Chinese almost certainly used magnets and magnetic material to try to improve the flow of chi or qi (internal energy or life force that flows around channels or meridians in the body) [p.016…] flower essences can therefore be seen to work on our own subtle vibrational energy (the chi, qi, or life force) [p.084…] acupoint – the point along a meridian at which the life force (chi or qi) is though to be accessible […] essential oil – a volatile and aromatic liquid […] said to be its [a plant’s] life force [p.121…] meridians – channels that run through the body, beneath the skin, in which the life force (chi or qi) is carried [p.123]";
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(ISBN 0806927771)
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Rosen, R. (? ?) states:
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[in "Life Itself : A Comprehensive Inquiry into the Nature, Origin, and Fabrication of Life" (2005)]
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"vitalism, in its most general form, simply asserted that whatever made organisms alive was forever out of the reach of what governed inanimate nature [...per] some additional principle, some vital force [...] missing from the rest of nature, which made [an] organism in principle inexplicable via inanimate nature alone [p.256]";
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(ISBN 0231075650)
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Rosenthal, M.S. (PhD{bioethics & medical sociology} U. Toronto) states:
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[for a bio., click here,
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[in "Alternative Healing Systems" {excepted from "The Fertility Sourcebook"} (2006-)]
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“all ancient, non-Western cultures, be they in native North America, India, China, Japan, or ancient Greece, believed that there were two fundamental aspects to the human body. There was the actual physical shell (clinically called the corporeal body) that makes cells, blood, tissue and so on, and then there was an energy flow that made the physical body come alive. This was known as the life force or life energy. In fact, it was so central to the view of human function that each non-Western culture has a word for 'life force.' In China, it is called qi [...] in India it's called prana; in Japan it's called ki; and the ancient Greeks called it pneuma, which has become a prefix in medicine having to do with breath and lungs. Today, Western medicine concentrates on the corporeal body and does not recognize that we have a life force. However, in non-Western, ancient healing, it is thought that the life force heals the corporeal body, not the other way around! […] similar to ayurvedic practice, when everything is balanced, all is healthy and the life force (qi) flows uninterrupted; when all is not balanced, qi can be disturbed and disease can set in […] reflexology was developed by Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose, and throat specialist, who talked about reflexology as ‘zone therapy.’ But in fact, reflexology is practiced in several cultures, including Egypt, India, Africa, China, and Japan. In the same way as the ears are a map to the organs with valuable pressure points that stimulate the life force, here the feet play the same role. In a nutshell, the ‘sole is qi to the soul.’ By applying pressure to certain parts of the feet, reflexologists can ease pain and tension and restore the body's life force”;
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[in "The Fertility Sourcebook" (2002)]
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"all ancient, non-Western cultures, be they in native North America, India, China, Japan, or ancient Greece [!], believed that there were two fundamental aspects to the human body. There was the actual physical shell (clinically called the corporeal body) that makes cells, blood, tissue and so on, and then there was an energy flow that made the physical body come alive. This was known as the life force or life energy. In fact, it was so central to the view of human function that each non-Western culture has a word for 'life force.' In China, it is called qi [...] in India it's called prana; in Japan it's called ki; and the ancient Greeks called it pneuma, which has become a prefix in medicine having to do with breath and lungs [...] Western medicine concentrates on the corporeal body and does not recognize that we have a life force. However, in non-Western, ancient healing, it is thought that the life force heals the corporeal body, not the other way around! [p.271]";
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(ISBN )
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[in "50 Ways to Fight Depression Without Drugs" (2002)]
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"[table of contents] part iv: the physical, nutritional, and herbal approach [...#] 32. Discover your life force [page] 72 [p.v...#] 32. Discover your life force [...per] an energy flow that made the physical body come alive [...] life force or life energy [...] life force [...] in China, it is called qi [...] in India, it's called prana; in Japan, ki. The ancient Greeks called it pneuma [...] Western medicine concentrates on the corporeal body and usually fails to recognize the life force [...] in traditional (non-Western) healing, it is believed that the life force heals the body, not the other way around! [p.072...] one of the most ancient forms of healing involves energy healing [...aka] biofield therapy. An energy healer will use his or her hands to help guide the energy of your life force [p.073...] the healer's hands are then placed over areas where the life energy is unbalanced in order to restore and regulate the energy flow. All forms of hands-on healing work in some way with life energy [p.074...] shiatsu-inspired massage focuses on balancing the life force, or life energy [p.101...] acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing art that aims to restore the smooth flow of life energy (qi) in you body [p.114...] reflexologists can ease pain and tension and restore the body's life force [...] reflexology focuses on releasing the flow of energy through the body along its various pathways. When this energy is trapped for some reason, illness can result. When the energy is released, the body can begin to heal itself [p.115...in shiatsu] the aim is to stimulate acupressure points while giving you some of the healer's life energy [p.116]";
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(ISBN 0737305576)
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Rountree, R. (MD ?), Walton, R. (MSN ?), Zand, J. (ND ?) state:
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[in "Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child" (2003)]
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"homeopathy today [...] homeopathy is a systematic and precise form of natural medicine [...] homeopathic remedies stimulate the body's vital force, enhancing its ability to heal itself. The 'vital force' described by Hahnemann cannot be precisely identified [...] the essential life force locked within body and mind remains a mystery [p.033...] the correct constitutional remedy will help strengthen and stimulate the vital life force [p.035]";
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(ISBN 1583331395)
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Rowe, T. (MD ?) states:
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[in “Homeopathic Methodology: Repertory, Case Taking, and Case Analysis : An Introductory Homeopathic Workbook” (1998) {used by my UBCNM homeopathy instructor}]
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"we must have a sense of trust that the vital force will express itself in a way that is best for the patient [p.006…] the center of gravity […] the place where the majority of symptoms seem to lie […] has implications in evaluating the vital force [p.016…] the strength of the vital force. This is a concept that has been important in vitalistic philosophy for many centuries […per] implications on the potency of the remedy chosen, and well as on the expected prognosis of the case […] the vital force is that energy which directs all aspects of life in the organism […and is] that which connects the individual with the energy of the universe […if] the vital force is absent, the individual is dead [p.017...] cure […means] the removal of the inner modification of the vital force that underlies it [p.156…] totality of symptoms […is] the outer image expressing the inner essence of the disease of the disturbed vital force […] vital force: the spirit-like dynamism that flows through the material human organism [p.158]”;
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(ISBN 1556432771)
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Roy, R. (? ?){editor} states:
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[in " Science of Whole Person Healing: Proceedings of the First Interdisciplinary International Conference" (2004)]
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"[per Jones] a variety of modalities can be described in terms of subtle energy medicine including 1) spiritual healing […] 2) qigong, an ancient Chinese method which involves the regulation of human vital energy or qi […] 3) acupuncture […] 4) pranic healing, an ancient Chinese method rediscovered in modern times which involves the direction of the ‘life force’ or ‘prana’ for purposes of healing […] 5) therapeutic touch […per] directing subtle energy to the healing process [p.034…] pranic healing is a type of ‘subtle energy’ medicine in which the practitioners believe that they are able to tap into what is termed ‘prana’ or ‘chi,’ the ‘universal force’ or ‘life force’ [p.040…via McNew & Donaldson] numerous cultures describe a matrix of subtle energies that support, shape and animate the physical body. These subtle energies are called chi in China, prana in India and Tibet, nefresh in Hebrew, ki in Japan, barakas by the Sufis, holy spirit by the Christians, and pneuma by the ancient Greeks […] Hahnemann, the father of homeopathy, referred to it as the ‘vital force,’ and chiropractors call it ‘innate intelligence’ [p.410]";
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(ISBN 0595302637)
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Rubik, B. (PhD{biophysics} UC) states:
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[in "Sympathetic Resonance Technology..." (2001)]
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"the biofield [...] concepts of vital force or subtle energy as a key element in health and wellness [...] the concept of a vital force that is considered essential to life can be found in every indigenous culture [...per] ayurveda and Chinese medicine [...] known as prana and qi, in those medical systems [respectively...] the concept of an organizing field in biology evokes shades of vitalism, an old philosophical concept long overthrown in the life sciences, which held that the essence of life was a metaphysical, irreducible life force not amenable to science [p.004]";
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Ryan, R.S. (? ?), Travis, J.W. (? ?) state:
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[in "Wellness Workbook: How to Achieve Enduring Health and Vitality" (2004)]
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"our breathing invokes more-subtle energies not presently recognized by most of Western science – the prana, or life force [p.027…] oxygen taken into the lungs is a life force – called prana by the yogis of India [p.031…] the words for spirit, meaning life force and breath, are the same in many languages […] in Sanskrit it is called prana; in Hebrew ruach; in Greek pneuma; in Latin spiritus. In English, to inhale is to inspire – that is, to take in spirit";
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(ISBN 1587612135)
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Saetre, S.M. (? ?) states:
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[in "Massage Therapy – Luxury or Necessity?" (2005)]
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"the foundation of the therapeutic effect of massage is what Hippocrates defined as vis medicatrix naturae: the body’s natural recuperative power, or the life force";
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Sagar, S.M. (MD ?) states:
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[in "Restored Harmony: An Evidence Based Approach for Integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine into Complementary Cancer Care" (2001)]
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"as a mystic, how could I integrate the concept of vitalism with science. Is it possible to combine magic and science? [p.xvi...] vital spirit [...and] esoteric metaphysical realms [p.027...] vitalism. Spirituality is the driving force behind the process of life [...per] the 'life force' [...per] restoring spiritual harmony [p.079...] qi gong, which means literally, 'working with energy' [...] 'the five animal frolics' [...which] represents, alchemically a vital force which strengthens the various organ systems [p.087]";
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(ISBN 0968948804)
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Sahni, B. (? ?) states:
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[in “Transmission of Homoeo Drug-Energy from a Distance” (1993)]
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“the vital principle has been referred to in the Hindu scriptures as ‘prana.’ It is vital or cosmic energy which sustains and regulates the whole body. Prana is the life of all living organisms. It has the power of regeneration and rejuvenation. It is a creative ‘lifetronicforces, beyond the atom, and finer electronic energy […] the bible refers to prana an invisible life force or holy ghost that upholds all creations. This life energy or prana lies dormant, unawakened and unused, in kundalini […] prana, when awakened by yoga, fills the body with electrical energy. This life energy or prana”;
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(ISBN 8170211352)
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Saxena, R. (? ?) states:
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[in “Homeopathy in Orthopedics – With Special Reference to Non-Traumatic Diseases” (2004)]
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“homeopathic philosophy of health lies in the following dictates: 1. the vital force [p.013]”;
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(ISBN 8180564983)
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Schmukler, A. (? ?) states:
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[in "Homeopathy..." (2003)]
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"how does homeopathy work? Why should an energy pattern heal disease? Homeopathy has some basic assumptions about disease and healing [...per] living beings are alive because they have energy flowing through them. Hahnemann called this energy the 'vital force.' In India it is referred to as prana, and in China it is known as chi [...] Reich named it the orgone [...] this energy is the spark that animates us. Without it, all plant and animal life would be a pile of inert chemicals [...with] disease [...] a disturbance in the body's energy [...] to cure disease you have to restore the body's energy flow [...] you need an energy medicine to correct it. Homeopathic remedies are essentially energy patterns [p.027...] the remedy corrected the underlying energy problem [...] the idea that disease is due to an energy imbalance [p.028...] the homeopath should use the least amount of medicine (or energy) needed to trigger healing [p.029...] it's the energy pattern that does the healing [p.336]";
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(ISBN 1413400434)
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Schwartz, C. (? ?) states:
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[in "Four Paws Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs" (1996)]
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"qi [...] a vital and animated force that emanates from the physical, spiritual and emotional body [...] the mainstay of one's life force [p.011...] qi (energy) [p.022...] the Chinese have long believed that a combination of life force components make up the substance and functions of the body and mind [...] the Taoists call these the three 'vital treasures' [...] jing, meaning basic essence [...] qi, meaning vitality or life force, and shen, meaning spirit or mind [...] the vital essences of jing, blood, fluids, qi and shen [...] responsible for carrying out every manifestation of our lives [...] encompassed by the basic understanding of yin and yang [p.035...] qi is vitality [p.036]";
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(ISBN 0890877904)
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Scott-Mumby, K. (? ?) states:
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[in "Virtual Medicine: A New Dimension in Energy Healing" (2004)]
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"the model of the world in which the energies of life are pre-eminent and drive creation is called vitalism [p.003...] the universal energy, which the Chinese call ch'i, is here known as prana. Instead of the meridians, the Indian system introduces the concept of chakras. These are the gates or channels by which the life-giving universal prana energy enters (and leaves) our bodies [p.040...] ";
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(ISBN 0935329021)
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Seale, A. (? ?) states:
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[in "Intuitive Living: A Sacred Path" (2001)]
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"chakra one: life-force [p.vii...] breathing in the universal life-force [p.ix...] 'a vitality, a life force, an energy' [p.042...] universal life force and the human aura [...] spiritual principles [...] through the chakras [...] the human energy field or aura, and the universal life force that feeds the system [...] universal life-force is the energy that moves through all time and space, creating and sustaining all things in the universe [p.057...] cultures have been talking about it for thousands of years, calling it by different names [...for] the ancient Hindu tradition [....it's] prana, the fundamental source of all life [...for] the Chinese [...it's] qi. They believe all matter, animate and inanimate is composed of this energy [...for] the Japanese [...it's] ki [...for] Kabbalists [...it's] astral light [...for] Pythagoras [...it's] the universe [...is] a living being, brought to life by the great soul and filled with intelligence [....as] god, the supreme mind [...] Hippocrates spoke of the vis medicatrix naturae, Hermes Trismegistus of telesma [...] Fludd of spiritus [...] Mesmer of magnetic fluid [...] Reich of orgone energy [...] Eastern European scientists of bioenergy -- all terms to describe the universal life-force [p.058...] the flow of the universal life-force [...] the amount of universal life-force [...] just as with the universal life-force, there is a long history of acknowledgment and study of the aura [p.061...] the life-force energy that constitutes the aura [p.062...] drawing in the universal life-force [...] universal life-force simultaneously enters through the root chakra from the ground [p.064...] in the normal course of daily breathing we inhale, drawing breath and life-force into the body, and then exhale, letting breath out and the life-force drains back down into the ground [p.064...] you are opening the universal life-force and channeling it through your body [p.065...] let yourselves feel the universal life-force [p.068...] we receive the physical aspect of that life-force energy through earth, and the spiritual aspect from heaven [p.090]";
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(ISBN 1578632005)
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Sengupta, R. (BHMS NHMCH) states:
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[in “BHMS Guide to Organon With Flow Charts and Illustrations” (2005)]
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“the book has eleven chapters with special stress laid on symptomatology, drug proving and the theory of vital force [preface p.001…] the fundamental principles of homoeopathy […which include] theory of vital force [p.003…and the] law of minimum […wherein] the homoeopathic remedy has to act on the dynamic plane since disease is dynamic in nature and the vital force (the spirit-like force which rules the body and mind) is also dynamic in nature. Only the minimum possible dose the remedy will be able to act dynamically on the vital force, which is similar to the disease force but slightly stronger than it [p.006…explains, if the] patient is given medicine in physiological dose […then] unwanted side effects [result…if] medicine [is] administered in minimum dose […then] vital force is stimulated which fights disease force […and the] patient is cured without any side effect [p.007…] the minimum dose is enough to stimulate the vital force to rouse itself and fight the disease force […] health is the delicate balance between body, mind and vital force […] this trinity of life force [p.008…] theory of vital force […] vital force is the spiritual, dynamic, autocratic and automatic force which rules the body and mind of a living organism. This dynamic spirit which rules life was termed as vital force by Dr. Hahnemann […per his] aphorism 9 […] in the fifth edition of Organon of Medicine (1838). In the sixth edition, the same['vital force'] is changed to vital principle […] it is the vital force which distinguishes a living organism from a dead one […] trinity of life […which is] vital force / spirit […and] body […and] mind [p.011…or] vital force […and] body […and] mind […with disruption when] vital force is overpowered by disease force […and] altered sensations and functions (signs and symptoms) […] the cry of the vital force for help […] the homoeopathic remedy (administered to the patient) does not fight with the disease force itself, but arouses the deranged vital force to fight with the disease force […] the concept of health and diseases depends upon the vital force […and] the orthodox school of medicine does not accept the presence of vital force [p.012…] why dynamize the drug substances […per] trituration […and] succussion […] the dynamized medicines have a dynamic power on the spiritual level and thus can affect the vital force [p.015…in the fifth edition of the Organon, the] doctrine of vital force and drug dynamization were added [p.022…] health is the state when the equilibrium between the mind, body and vital force remains undisturbed and they function in harmony. This is the trinity of life […] vital force, which is the spirit-like, dynamic, preserves and maintains health in human beings. All the physiological activities of the body are controlled and executed by the vital force [p.024…] sick: when the vital force is primarily dynamically deranged, the normal functioning of the organism is disturbed [p.025…] homoeopathy remedies this internal derangement of vital force [p.026…etc.]”;
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(ISBN 8180565327)
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Shealy, C.N. (PhD ?) states:
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[in “Body of Health: The New Science of Intuition Medicine for Energy and Balance” (2005)]
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life-force energy cross-references. Many traditions and philosophies have concepts comparable to that of life force: Chinese, chi; Hindu, prana; Sufi, barakas; Algonquin Indians, manitu; African Masai, ngai; Paracelsus, archaeus or liquor vitae; Aristotle, formative cause; Hippocrates, vis medicatrix naturae [p.109]”;
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(ISBN 1577314883)
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Shelton, J.W. (? ?) states:
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[in "Homeopathy: How it Really Works" (2004)]
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"classical homeopathy […per] vital force [p.013…] theory of human health: vital force [p.036…] homeopaths believe that we all have a vital force, a nonphysical entity that is the essence of life (it leaves when we die) and that strives to keep us in good health […quoting Hahnemann] ‘in the state of health the spirit-like vital force (dynamis) animating the material human organism’ [etc….] permanent relief will follow only if the vital force is rebalanced […] homeopathic remedies do not fight the disease itself; rather they are thought to stimulate the vital force [p.036…] glossary […] vital force […] the spirit or energy that homeopaths claim animates the physical body [p.314]";
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(ISBN 159102109X)
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Sheppard, E. (? ?) states:
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[in "Homeopathy...A Multifaceted Scientific[!] Renaissance"]
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"homoeopathy believes in a dynamic vital force unique to all organisms that controls the organisms state of health -- each vital force vibrates at its own level for an optimum states of health. Any infection or toxin has its own vibration, and during interaction with the body's vital force it creates resonance, resulting in disease of the body [...] the vital force and resonance. The vital force of an organism, which is the basis for J. T. Kent’s 'Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy' [...] has a formative intelligence that controls the organism, adapting to the changes it is subjected to. The vital force maintains the balance of the organism, and so to encourage the vital force is to encourage health; it reacts to all harmful stimuli [...] each organism has its own state of health - the organism’s vital force has its own optimum state of vibration, or ease. As the harmful stimulus produces a change in the vibration of the vital force, a similar vibration creates resonance within the vital force that moves the organism into a state of disease, away from its optimal state";
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(click here,
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Shepperd, I.F. (MEd ?) states:
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[in "Emotional Freedom Technique - Philosophy"]
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“many holistic, dynamic, energy medical models agree that a person's system (body mind emotion spirit) has a self-healing mechanism. A person's system is constantly striving to bring itself back into balance and ‘health.’ This mechanism regulates the motor current (that runs the automatic body functions) and processes stress and energy. This physical/energy system is empowered by subtle energy which is also called ‘chi’ (Chinese), ‘prana’ (Sanskrit - breath of life), ‘innate intelligence’ (chiropractic & naturopathic), ‘vital force’ and ‘dynamis’ (homeopathic - Samuel Hahnemann), ‘qi’ (Japanese) [usually it's ki], and other names by various healing systems in different languages. Kirpal Singh terms this force of nature ‘bionergy’ [yes, one 'e'] (crown of life). Whether this force is actually intelligent or self-conscious, or how intelligent or instinctive it is by nature, is not part of this discussion. EFT utilizes the ‘chi’ through acupressure (acupuncture meridians) with associated modalities”;
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(click here,
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Sherwood, K. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Art of Spiritual Healing" (1985)]
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"prana in Sanskrit means 'absolute energy' (the vital force) [...] this vital force acts like a cosmic glue. It radiates from the All [p.067...] divine energy (prana) [...] originates on the spiritual plane [...] is synonymous with the divine healing force which comes from God, the All [p.068...] the vital force (prana) helps the body mobilize its resources against disease [p.071]";
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(ISBN 0875427200)
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Shohet, R. (? ?) states:
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[in "Passionate Medicine: Making the Transition from Conventional Medicine to Homeopathy" (2005)]
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"in homeopathy, the patient's particular pattern of symptoms [...] are assessed from an entirely different, 'energetic' viewpoint. Disease is not pathology as I had been taught, but a disturbance of the patient's 'vital force' [...] so that, as the vital force re-establishes health equilibrium [...] the idea of the vital force is as old as humanity: a universal belief in an animating principle in man, which leaves the body as death and is responsible for its function during life, often identified with breath [...per] in English we say spirit [...] 'pneuma' in Greece, 'chi' in China and 'prana' in India [...] Hahnemann adopted vitalism as the basis of homeopathy [p.053...] the essential dynamic energy of the remedy is somehow liberated by the process of dilution and succussion, to act therapeutically on the same plane as the disturbed vital force itself [p.054...] the vital force, Hahnemann wrote [etc. p.069...] the narrative-based remedies of homeopathy [...] restore natural balance and promote true healing by the gradual liberation of the vital force [p.075...] the central disturbance in the vital force [etc. p.158]";
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(ISBN 1843102986)
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Shomon, M. J. (? ?) states:
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[in “Living Well With Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You…Need To Know" (2005)]
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“Chinese medicine originated from taoism about 4,000 years ago. It is designed to balance the health of an individual with his or her surroundings. Central to that balance is qi […] which translates into ‘vital energy’ or ‘life force.’ Qi flows through the body via pathways known as meridians and is exchanged with the body’s surroundings [p.206…] prana, or life energy [p.221…] qi (‘life force’) [p.423]“;
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(ISBN 0060730196)
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[in “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Parkinson’s Disease: A Holistic Program for Optimal Wellness” (2003)]
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“in TCM, a person is in optimal health when there is free and balanced flow of qi […] the TCM term for vital energy or life force, which is channeled thought the various meridians of the body [p.161]”;
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(ISBN 0446678902)
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Sills, S. (? ?) states:
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[in “The Polarity Process” (2002)]
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{concerning 'naturopath' Stone's 'polarity therapy'}
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“the system of therapeutic touch developed by Dr. Stone utilizes his understanding of both physical energy and ‘subtle energy anatomy […] energy […] all life is movement, and movement is a manifestation of energy or vital force. The concept of energy and life force [p.xii…] the Chinese and ayurvedic traditions […] both these traditions postulate a movement of life force, or vital energy […] this movement of vital force [p.004…] the energy of life, or vital force, is called ch’i. It is chi which moves in yin/yang cycles to yield all of creation [p.008…] life energy is called prana, which is equivalent to the Chinese term chi. As in the Chinese system, it is prana or chi which moves in five element cycles to bring forth all of creation […per] the subtle energy matrix which brings forth all of creation [p.010…] the subtle flow of life force and vitality [p.011…] ‘the river of life’s finer energy, called ‘prana’ is the vital force [p.034]”;
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(ISBN 1556434103)
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Simpkins, A. (PhD ?), Simpkins, C.A. (PhD ?) state:
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[in “Tao in Ten” (2002)]
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chi is both matter and energy. The concept of chi is ancient and transcends both time and place. The word chi corresponds to the Greek word pneuma and the Sanskrit word prana, meaning breath, wind, and vital spirit, soul. Everything in the universe, both inert and active, is part of the vast sea of chi […] Bergson […] called the nonmaterial life force the ‘elan vitale,’ the process of existence. This life force is not static or material [p.050…] vital force (chi) [p.124]”;
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(ISBN 0804834512)
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Skilling, J. (? ?) state:
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[in “Fibroids: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed” (2002)]
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“ayur-veda [...] in ayurvedic medicine, a healthy digestion influences ojas (also called prana), which is the rough equivalent of qi, the life force that keeps our bodies in balance [p.130]”;
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(ISBN 1569245428)
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Skinner, S.E. (? ?) states:
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[in "An Introduction to Homeopathic Medicine in Primary Care" (2001)]
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"Hahnemann believed that when a person is healthy, 'the spirit-like vital force animating the material organism reigns in supreme sovereignty' [...] if a person's invisible vital force is weak or in disorder, disease agents are more apt to cause further disorder in the field. Illness is simply a disordered vital force [p.380]";
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(ISBN 0834216760)
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Smith, N.E. (? ?), Timby, B.K. (? ?) state:
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[in "Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing" (2007)]
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"Chinese medicine proposes that health is the outcome of balancing yin and yang, opposite forces that must remain equalized to maintain qi (or chi), life's energy force [p.095...] ayurvedic medicine [...] it is based on spiritual practices [...] one belief is that the prana, or the life force (similar to the qi in Chinese medicine) moves through various centers in the body called chakras [p.096]";
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(ISBN 0781780322)
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Snyder, L. (? ?) {ed.} states:
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[in "Complementary and Alternative Medicine" (2007)]
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"various techniques such as acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, massage, herbal preparations, and vitamins are used to either unlock this inherent healing power of nature or to unblock channels that obstruct the flow of vital, natural life forces [p.016...] disease is the result of imbalance, and imbalance results from a blockage of vital energy (qi) [p.020...] vital energy (qi) [x2 p.021...] summary of alternative medicine [...] there is an underlying theme that permeates these whole medical system practices: a theme of the natural order of the body, supported by a vital energy, a life force [...] a subtle, unmeasurable life force or energy [p.027...] an underlying theme in many CAM practices is the concept of a vital force, an inherent natural energy that permeates the individual and maintains health and wellness. This energy has various names: qi (TCM), the doshas of ayurvedic medicine, innate intelligence, creative intelligence / transcendental consciousness, and the like [...] tapping into or allowing this energy to flow unimpeded will cure disease, support the physiology, and perhaps result in personal and spiritual growth [p.034...] 'universal life force' or 'vital energy' [p.038]";
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(ISBN 1588295842)
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Sollars, D.W. (? ?) states:
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[in "Complete Idiot's Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure" (2000)]
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"the ancient principles of oriental qi [p.003...] your life's energy or qi [p.004...] qi (life energy) [p.012...] your qi, your life energy [p.038]";
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(ISBN 0028639421)
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[in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Homeopathy" (2001)
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"the principles of homeopathy [...] you'll learn about your vital force [p.vi...] service for the epidermis [...] use your vital force to manage your acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, herpes, and poison ivy [p.vi...] you'll learn in this chapter that the vital force is a reliable indicator of how your body is coping with the stresses of disease [...] vital force: may the force be with you [p.059...] the principles of homeopathy [...] vital force [p.ix...] Vithoulkas, a contemporary homeopathy practitioner in Greece, warns us that health depends on the strength of the vital force [...Vithoulkas states] 'the vital substance, when in a natural state, is constrictive [etc....] when the vital force from any cause withdraws from the body' [etc....] early homeopaths [...] placed great value in helping to restore life quality or vital force [...] the principle of vital force reminds us all of us that being alive is an ongoing process. The quality of life depends heavily on the presence of a strong and active vital force [p.060...] a strong vital force is the key to being and staying healthy [...] [...allopathy] weakened the patient's vital force [p.061...] the inner wisdom of the vital force [...] stimulating our vital force [p.062...] the principle of the minimum dose [...] the smallest amount of a remedy [...will] elicit a reaction from your body's vital force so that healing can begin [p.063...] when a patient has been given the correct homeopathic remedy that stimulates the body's vital force toward healing [...] as the vital force is stimulated [p.064...] sadness was limiting the vital force from helping to heal [p.075...] that all depends on the source of your vital force [p.195...] this dog's vital force [...] when the vital force [etc. p.259...] the consensus is that a well-chosen remedy will stimulate your vital force [p.269...] homeopathy uses the spark from your own vital force to unite your body's healing powers [...allopathic] medications [...] often left the patient's system, or vital force, so weakened that homeopathy could not fully help. It's still true today [...] a low vital force of the patient will still hinder the affect of homeopathy [p.277...] minimum dose [...] the smallest amount [...that will] elicit a reaction from your body's vital force so that healing can begin [...] vital force: the source and sustenance of life; a reliable indicator of how your body is coping with the stresses of disease [p.294...] homeopathy is a complete system of healing discovered by [...] Hahnemann in 1796, which recognizes that all life is sustained by a vital force [p.301]";
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(ISBN 0028640039)
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Stein, D. (? ?) states:
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[in "Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats" (1993)]
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"or to put it in metaphysical terms, it affects the nonphysical energy bodies and the chi (life force) that animates the physical level from the place of these nonphysical bodies. Chi is the life force energy, life itself (goddess/nature) [p.104]";
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(ISBN 0895946149)
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[in "Essential Reiki" (1995)]
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"the living body, human or animal, radiates warmth and energy. This energy is the life force itself [...] the Polynesian hunas call this healing force mana, and the native American Iroquois people call it orenda [...aka] prana in India, ruach in Hebrew, barraka in Islamic countries, and ch'i in China [...and] orgone energy [...per] Reich [...] animal magnetism [...per] Mesmer [...] archaeus (Paracelsus) [...] ki [...per] Japan [p.016...] I call it goddess. Other terms might be god, the higher self, the first source, the universe, or whatever can be termed the primary creation or life energy [...] this life force energy is the source of life itself [p.017...] life force energy, or ki [p.028]";
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(ISBN 0895947366)
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[in "All Women Are Psychics: Language of the Spirit" (1999)]
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"in Eastern mysticism […] the unseen bodies and aura layers […] the vortex spirals of the chakras […their] energy […is] called prana in India […] prana (or ki, ch’i, orenda, mana) […] the energy that fuels the universe and the unseen psychic bodies, the energy of thought-forms and thought-transference (telepathy) […] ki in Japan, ch’i in China, mana in Polynesia, orenda in Native America […and] various other names [p.027…] prana is the building block of the psychic bodies and the fuel source of be-ing [p.028…] bioplasmic energy is what the Hindus call prana [p.043], vitality or the life force [p.044…] energy is the life force, the prana that comprises the universe [p.121…] prana or aura energy [p.154…] this energy or prana […] the name the Russians use, ‘bioplasmic’ or ‘biomagnetic energy’ [p.159]";
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(ISBN 0895949792)
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[in "All Women Are Healers: A Comprehensive Guide to Natural Healing" (1990)]
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"reiki means universal life force energy, derived from ‘ki,’ the Japanese word for this energy. Words to name this form of healing life force are known worldwide. They are ch’i or qi in Chine, prana in India, mana in Hawaii and orenda in Native America; every culture has a name for this vitality or life force energy. Another name for it is aura […] reiki is the universal, goddess-within energy that fuels life [p.039…] vitality (ki, ch’i, prana, mana) [p.041…] the word that means the flow of life force in China is qi or ch’i, and in Japan it is called ki [p.083…] life force ki [p.110…] reflexology is a very important women’s healing method. Like several more complicated healing systems, it opens the blocks that prevent free flow of life force energy and stimulates the healing of disease [p.131…] ki / goddess-within life force energy [p.133…] aura […] see also life force energy; ki [p.271…] ki […] see also life force energy; aura [p.279]";
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(ISBN 089594409X)
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[in "The Natural Remedy Book for Women" (1992)]
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"the naturopathic concept of vitalism – that living be-ings are comprised of structural, biochemical and emotional levels – is a reflection of the psychic healer’s four bodies (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual). In both approaches, all the levels must be treated for healing to occur [p.040…] homeopathy is based on the concept of ‘life cures ‘like,’ and the idea that only very minimal amounts of a substance are needed to boost the vital force into self-cure [p.047…] because homeopathy is based on the users own vital force [p.102]";
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(ISBN 0895945258)
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Stevenson, J. (? ?) states:
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[in "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eastern Philosophy" (2000)]
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"prana is a Sanskrit word for 'life force' or 'vital energy' [...] energy, or prana [...] prana is a word that can mean life, breath, or vital force. As a life force, the flow of prana can be enhanced by proper diet and yoga [p.355]";
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(ISBN 0028638204)
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Strickberger, M.W. (? ?) states:
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[in "Evolution" (2000)]
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"Harvey's (1578-1657) 'aura seminalis,' or Wolff's (1738-1794) 'vis essentialis.' These explanations were vitalistic: they ascribe to living beings a vital force that cannot be explained by any underlying physical or chemical principles [p.013...] the gradual decline of some unknown force [p.429...] for biology, vitalism is no longer an issue, although reductionism and anti-reductionism continue to be argued [p.613...] vitalism: the concept that the activities of living organisms cannot be explained by any underlying physical or chemical principles but arise from mystical or supernatural causes [p.657]";
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(ISBN 0763710660)
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Strohecker, J. (? ?), Strohecker, N.S. (? ?) state:
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[in “Many Paths to Healing to Depression”]
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“Chinese medicine: practiced for over 5,000 years, Chinese medicine includes the use of herbs, acupuncture, dietary therapy, massage, lifestyle as well as qigong, a system that uses movement, energy and breath. This medicine is based on balancing the flow of qi or life force through the body's meridian system or energy pathways [...] energetic basis of depression: according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) illness results from an energetic imbalance of qi or life force in the body's meridians and internal organs. TCM views depression as resulting from a blockage or stagnation of emotional qi. Similarly, the Chinese system of energy training known as qigong and the Indian system of yoga, both recognize the link between the mind and life force (qi or prana), while utilizing breathing and awareness practices to help regulate the flow of life energy in the body/mind [...] the following poetic passage written thousands of years ago in the Yoga Vasistha, a Sanskrit text of yoga and spiritual philosophy, demonstrates a profound and time-less understanding of how illness can originate in the mind--an understanding that is now weaving itself into the fabric of today's medicine: 'when the mind is agitated, then the body also follows in its wake. And when the body is agitated, then there is no proper perception of the things that are in one's way and prana (vital force)' [...] Qigong, Chinese Medicine and Depression: Roger Hirsh, O.M.D. Chinese medicine as well as the many Chinese healing arts and martial arts are based on the concept of qi or vital force. Chinese philosophy believes that the free and unobstructed flow of qi throughout the organ meridian system of the body brings radiant health, whereas its blockage or stagnation results in reduced energy that can lead to health problems [...] depression, however, is due to a stagnation of emotional qi within an individual's internal organs, especially the liver, kidneys and lungs. If the qi is deeply stagnated for a period of time it can affect every organ meridian system and cause severe depression”;
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(click here,
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Subramanian, R. (? ?), Subramanian, R. (? ?) state:
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[in “Textbook of Homoeopathic Philosophy – Part II: Vital Force [...] Miasms” (2005)]
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“all organs are interlinked by the life force that traverse through each other. When this dynamic force is disturbed, then the internal harmony is upset, and disease occurs [p.001...] all energy is life energy [...] Hahnemann uses two words in Organon, dynamis and life force. Hahnemann's idea of disease is that it is a dynamic level and primarily disturbs the vital principle. Life is an intelligent, incorporeal vital substance, which our ancients termed as 'simple substance' [p.005...] para 67 of the Organon states [...] 'the healthy vital force' [p.015...] Hahnemann says that disease is only an alteration of the state of vital force in any healthy individual [p.025...] two important words in homoeopathy are dynamis and life force. This term life force later on got transformed to vital energy or vital force, to be more precise and for practical purposes [....] the child was still born. It did not possess the life force. It was born dead [p.029...] everything can be equated to the vital force [...] this is in fact the essence and most intimate spark of the individual [...] no vital force, no life and no development [...] in the live child, there is a vital force that activates it [p.030...] vital force is the basis and fundamental of this universe [p.031...] this chapter has revealed the great importance of dynamis and life force in the health of humanity and in homoeopathy [p.041...] the dose and quantity that will thoroughly permeate the organism and make its essential impression upon the vital force [...] functional symptoms are produced by vital force in exact proportion to the profoundity of the disturbance [p.045...etc.]”;
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(ISBN 818056519X)
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Sukul, A. (? ?), Sukul, N.C. (? ?) state:
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[in "High Dilution Effects: Physical and Biochemical Basis" (2004)]
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"born in the nineteenth century, homeopathy has its own concept about the etiology of disease. It believes that a spiritual power or vital force animates the healthy organism and keeps it in harmonious order. During illness, the vital force is overwhelmed by a disease force. An artificial disease force, applied through the use of the right remedy, annihilates the original affliction and restores health [...] the idea of vital force or vitalism [...] a divine life force, called vitalism [002]";
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(ISBN 1402021550)
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Sullivan, K. (? ?) states:
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[in “Parents' Guide to Natural Health Care for Children” (2004)]
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“the concept of spirit […] many of us have an intuitive understanding of spirit, a sense of our own life force and being. We may be sensitive to the energy of others, and aware of the impact of our own energy […] in chapter 9 we look at the idea of vital force – the living energy that animates us all. This forms part of the concept of spirit, which is as important to overall health as emotions and physical well-being [p.191…] the vital force […] conventional practitioners treat illness as a biological or chemical malfunction of the body […] natural practitioners believe [!] there is something more afoot than simply a physical diagnosis of disease […] there is a belief in a vital or ‘lifeforce. Different therapies and disciplines have a variety of names for this force: spirit or energy […] the concept remains the same […] the body’s controlling energy. It vitalizes the physical body […] it directs all aspects of life: it animates […] the guiding mechanism […] energy flows through our bodies […] a governing force […] the vital force is not a material substance […] it’s presence distinguishes living things from inanimate matter […] this natural energy […] many of the most ancient therapies are based on the existence of a vital energy flow […in] Western medicine […] as the focus become more scientific, the idea of a vital energy was largely dispensed with [p.203…] the idea of a vital force. Physical and chemical mechanisms are merely tools of the vital force, which act[s] upon the physical plane of the body. The concept of vital force […] the vital force is one of the most important – and oft-overlooked – elements of health and well-being […] the body’s own energy […] energy medicine […] natural remedies work on an energy level. They direct a child’s energy and vitality toward healing […] natural medicine […] fundamental to almost every single therapy and remedy is the concept of vital force. It’s the ultimate defense mechanism, and it makes possible for all of our other physical and emotional defenses to work. You can make a big difference to your child’s overall health by ensuring that her energy, and her vital force, is strong [p.204…] the vital force, your child’s fundamental energy [p.205…] when illness strikes, we need to take steps to work with the vital force, or our child’s natural energy levels […] the vital force has been weakened a fundamental level […] symptoms are a good sign, meaning that a healthy vital force is working hand in hand to maintain health […] the body’s natural energy – its vital force [p.206…] Chinese medical practitioners believe that a vital force, called ‘chi,’ flows through our body in channels, or meridians. When this vital force or energy becomes blocked or stagnant, disease and disharmony results [p.239…] aromatherapy uses essential oils, which are the ‘life force’ of aromatic flowers, herbs, plants, trees or spices, for therapeutic purposes [p.242…] homeopathy is a system of medicine that supports the body’s own healing mechanism, using specifically prepared remedies. It is ‘energy’ medicine, in that it works with the body’s vital force […] we know from modern physics that our seemingly solid bodies are just dense fields of energy. A disturbance in our energy field can give rise to disease, and a potent form of energy can rebalance us. Homeopathy uses ‘potentized’ remedies to rebalance the body’s subtle energy system [p.267…] ayurvedic medicine […] the basic ayurvedic belief is that everything within the universe, including ourselves, is composed of energy or ‘prana.’ By balancing this energy within, practitioners promote health on all levels [p.292…] energy, which controls the functions of every cell in our bodies [p.292]”;
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(ISBN 1590301072)
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