The phenomenon called life has two components: the first is biochemical,
while the other pertains to energy. These two aspects can exist
separately, but not in a form recognized as life on planet Earth.
Energy animates matter by penetrating it. Its withdrawal from the
body signals clinical death (when EEG and EKG can no longer be detected).
Clinical death initiates the process of decomposing the body into
the smallest biochemical particles.
We are all built from these two components — biochemical matter
and energy. The energy that animates the bodies of humans and animals
is known as bioenergy — the energy of life. This force surrounds
every cell like a miniature wire, providing a blueprint for the
physical body and also serving as a medium for the flow of information
throughout the body. Bioenergy also extends outside of the physical
body, creating low frequency electromagnetic fields around us (as
well as other subtle energy fields not yet recognized by science).
In a larger context, bioenergy is an inseparable component of the
A skillful bioenergy practitioner can detect these fields, as well
as energy flows in the body. Everything that happens to the physical
body is reflected in its energy flows and vice versa. By returning
these flows and fields to original, the bioenergy practitioner should
be able to restore the balance between biochemical and bioenergy
components, resulting in the improvement of health.