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Unnaturalistic Methods: B

© 1997 Jack Raso, M.S., R.D.

Baby B.E.S.T.: Adaptation of B.E.S.T. to infants.
Bach flower therapy (Bach flower essence method, Bach flower essence system): Quasi-homeopathic system of pseudodiagnosis and pseudotherapy developed in the 1930s by British physician Edward Bach (1886-1936). Bach put forth his philosophy in Heal Thyself: An Explanation of the Real Cause and Cure of Disease, first published in 1931. Therein he described five "fundamental truths," in sum: (1) Souls, invincible and immortal sparks of the Almighty, are the "real," "Higher" selves of humans. (2) Humanity's purpose is to develop virtues and wipe out all intrapersonal wrongs. Souls know what circumstances conduce to the perfection of human nature. (3) One's lifetime is a minuscule part of one's evolution. (4) When one's "Soul" and personality are "in harmony," one is healthy and happy. The straying of the personality from the dictates of the "Soul" is the "root cause" of disease and unhappiness. (5) The "Creator of all things" is "Love," and everything of which humans are conscious manifests the "Creator."
Bach held that disease was essentially beneficial and that its design was to subject the personality to the "Divine will" of the "Soul." Supposedly, he "psychically" discovered the specific "healing" effects of 38 wildflowers. The "life force" ("soul quality" or "energy wavelength") of each of these flowers allegedly is transferable to water and thence to humans. Each of the so-called Bach flower remedies is a liquid that supposedly contains a "soul quality" with an affinity to a human "soul quality"; and each vegetable "soul quality" allegedly harmonizes its human counterpart with the "Soul." The bases of classical "diagnosis" are conversation and intuition. Administration of the "remedies" is usually oral but may be external.
Baguazhang (circle walking, circle walking method, circle walking technique, Pa Kua Chang, Pa Kua Zhang, Taoist Circular Motion of Meditation and Tendon Changing, Taoist circular walking practice): "Art" developed by Dong Hai-Chuan, a Chinese, during the mid-1800s. It boils down to walking in a circle but encompasses at least a dozen "stepping techniques," such as the "chicken step," the "elephant step," the "snake step," and the "mud walking step." Purportedly, it can improve "cultivation" of chi and conduces to uniting "man," heaven, and earth.
Balanced Health: Offshoot of applied kinesiology taught by The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology, in Britain. "Treatment" may include chakra "corrections."
Balance Therapy: "Scientific medical system" developed by Arcadi Beliavtsev, the "spiritual father" of Face Modelling. Balance Therapy apparently encompasses herbalism, homeopathy, and kyo-jitsu.
Barbara Brennan Healing Science: "Spiritual" system concocted by Barbara Ann Brennan, author of the bestseller Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field and Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing, both published by Bantam. Brennan, who holds a master's degree in atmospheric physics, founded the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, in East Hampton, New York, in 1982. Her system is a form of energy field work that includes "Core Star healing" and "Hara healing." "Hara" is a Japanese word that some alternativists use to denote the tanden, the al leged seat of ki (supernatural "energy") in humans, slightly below the navel.
barefoot shiatsu massage: Variation of shiatsu practiced by Viola M. Timbers, R.N., B.A., of New York City. It features pressing on "meridians" with hands, elbows, knees, and feet.
Basic Co-centering: Form of Co-centering.
basic Polarity counseling: Part of Polarity Therapy. Basic Polarity counseling borrows from bioenergetics, Gestalt (see "Gestalt therapy"), and NLP. Its purported focus is the "body/mind relationship."
Bateman Health System: Combination of Qigong and yoga developed by Allan Bateman and promoted by the Bateman Institute for Health Education, in Manhattan (New York City).
behavioral kinesiology (BK): Brand of applied kinesiology developed by psychiatrist John Diamond, M.D., author of Behavioural Kinesiology: How to Activate Your Thymus and Increase Your Life Energy (Harper and Row, 1979). Therein, he defined BK as "an integration of psychiatry, psychoso matic medicine, kinesiology, preventive medicine and the humanities."
Belly Bean diet: "Weight loss" program promoted in 1990 and 1991 that involved: (a) consuming three "nutritionally balanced," low-fat meals daily with a total caloric value between 1,000 and 2,000; (b) drinking an additional 5 to 6 glasses of water daily; (c) snacking between meals on First Fitness Belly Beans, a "100% all-natural" candy-like "appetite control drug" that allegedly contained a "highly potentized homeopathic appetite control formu lation"; and (d) continuing to eat Belly Beans after attainment of "desired weight."
B.E.S.T. (Morter Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique, Morter B.E.S.T., Morter B.E.S.T. Technique; originally called "bio energetics"): Chiropractic variation of self-healing and Polarity Therapy developed in 1974 by M.T. Morter, Jr., M.A., D.C., developed the method in 1974. Its theory posits "Innate Intelligence": an "internal force" that totally regulates health.
Beyond Dieting: Subject of the book Beyond Dieting: An Edgar Cayce Program for Permanent Weight Control (out of print in 1995). It is a purported way to lose weight that involves some of the "key ideas" in the "readings" of clairvoyant Edgar Cayce (see "The Cayce Approach to Health and Healing").
BEYOND MEDICINE (Future Medicine): "Multi-dimensional approach" promoted by Shoshana Margolin, M.A., N.D., D.H.M., "P.M.D.," author of Homeopathy -- Medicine of the Future and Futuristic Medicine. BEYOND MEDICINE is a group of alleged nonmedical "modalities," including Biological Archeology, "full-spectrum homeopathy," "holistic girth control," "holographic bio-analysis," and physical and nutritional "re-balancing." One of its premises is that people are "multi-dimensional Beings."
Beyond TherapySM: Variation of dreamwork promoted by psychotherapist Ken Costello, M.A. A premise of Beyond Therapy is that everyone is a "Spiritual Being" with a whispering "Inner Self."
bhramari: Yogic mode of breathing that imitates the sound of the bumblebee, purportedly affects two important chakras in the meditator, and allegedly soothes the meditator's nervous system. The Sanskrit word bhramara means bumblebee.
bhuta shuddhi: "Technique" of kundalini yoga whose purported design is to purify the "physical and subtle body."
biblical counseling (nouthetic counseling): Use of devotional instructions in the Bible to treat psychological problems. Proponents equate psychological and spiritual problems and claim that all such troubles are solvable merely by cultivating obedience to Jesus Christ. The term "nouthetic" derives from the Greek noutheteo, which means "to admonish or warn." Promoters of Calvinist fundamentalism introduced biblical counseling in the 1970s. Hybrids of the fundamentalist mode and folkloric "psychology" have largely superseded biblical counseling.
Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Molecular Identification Method (Bi-Digital O-Ring Test, O-Ring technique): Means of determining internal-organ "representation areas" on the human tongue. Theoretically, this enhances tongue acupuncture and TCM tongue diagnosis. Yoshiaki Omura, M.D., Sc.D., developed the method in New York City. It includes the Direct Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Method and the Indirect "Bi-Digital O-Ring Test." Omura has promoted the method worldwide, and there are "O-ring societies" in Europe and Japan.
Bindegewebsmassage (bindegewebsmassage system, connective tissue massage): Form of bodywork developed in Germany in the 1930s by Elisabeth Dicke. Its theory resembles that of traditional acupuncture, positing a "powerful association" between particular areas of connective tissue (e.g., cartilage) and specific "paths" of the nervous system and internal organs.
Bio-Chromatic Chakra Alignment: Purported means of unblocking bodily "energy centers" with "visionary tools" allegedly based on "alien science." These include: (a) the "Bio-Chromatic Integration Device," which supposedly converts "deep space energy" to "human frequencies"; and (b) the Starchamber, which allegedly filters, focuses, and amplifies the "life force energy" of any object.
biodynamic massage: Form of bodywork originated by Gerda Boyesen. It is either part of or identical to biodynamic psychology.
biodynamic psychology (Biodynamic therapy): "Therapeutic approach" developed by Gerda Boyesen, a clinical psychologist and physiotherapist of Norwegian birth. It is related to bioenergetics. One of its premises is that, when bodily fluids do not circulate efficiently or tissues are not "properly cleansed," "emotional tensions or blockages" show up and prevent "bioenergy" from vitalizing the body.
bioelectronic diagnosis: Form of "diagnosis" exemplified by radionic diagnosis. It involves using: (a) a tissue sample (e.g., blood, hair, or saliva), purportedly to "tune into" the patient's "vibrational state" ("rhythm"); and (b) "special instruments" that allegedly concentrate "the energy field."
bioenergetic movement work: Purported aid to freeing "blocked energy" in the body.
bioenergetics (Bioenergetic Analysis, bioenergetic method): Offshoot of Reichian Therapy developed by psychiatrist Alexander Lowen (b. 1910), author of Language of the Body (1958). Its theory posits "bioenergy" ("life energy"), and its postulate is that all bodily cells record emotional or "energetic" reactions. Proponents hold that such cellular "memories" are adaptable to healing and consciousness-raising, and that patients can release them by crying, screaming, and kicking. Practitioners may be called "bioenergeticists."
bioenergetic therapy: "Therapeutic" phase of bioenergetics. It purportedly is a "voyage in self-discovery" that can bring one closer to a "state of grace."
Bioenergy (Bioenergy healing): "Natural" form of aura balancing. Practitioners allegedly act on magnetic fields.
BioEssence bodywork: Component of BioEssence bodywork based on Zen Shiatsu.
BioEssence therapy: System developed by Paul Pitchford. It includes BioEssence bodywork, BioEssence "release work" (which involves stylized breathing), diet, herbalism, Qigong, tai chi, and traditional Chinese "diagnostic" methods.
Biofeedback Without Machines: "Modality" for relatively stressless living and for "tapping" inner resources to discover one's identity and potential, according to George E. Soroka in Biofeedback Without Machines: A Strategy For Living (1994). Soroka's method joins biofeedback and a form of counseling that includes Transactional Analysis. In his book, Soroka states that everyone is "plugged into the universe at large," that this (alleged) con nection is a transcendent source of awesome power, and that biofeedback enables one to begin an exploration of "the cosmic energy force." He also suggests that God is immanent in humans.
Biogenic Support (homeovitic support): Phase of homeovitics whose alleged aim is to minimize production of free radicals during Clearing and homeovitic detoxification. It involves: (a) administration of the Biosode, a flavorless, odorless, watery HoBoN product that purportedly contains "complementaries" blended in a "vitalized potency spectrum"; and (b) dietary "support" and/or supplementation.
Biogram Therapy: (biogram healing, Biogram Healing System, biogram mind-body healing, Biogram System): "Treatment" developed by Dr. Richard Johnson. It involves guided imagery and is the basis of an audiocassette program. "Biogram" refers to an alleged something that communicates directly with the source of a malady to initiate the healing process on mental and physical levels. The premises of biogram therapy include the following. (a) One can learn how to use one's mind to correct any "negative physical conditions" in various areas of the body. (b) Everyone possesses a "cellular memory," the experience of one's ancestors in genetic code, which may cause otherwise inexplicable difficulties for the individual. (c) One can develop both the ability to "see" inside one's body with one's mind and the ability to derive information from one's "DNA archives" (the "Library of Time"), with which one can "retrain" oneself at the cellular level.
bio-iridology: Mode of "treatment" selection based on the color of the iris and iris markings. One of its underlying purported purposes is to balance body, mind, and spirit. Bio-iridology's "treatment" options encompass chiropractic, "deep yoga breathing exercises," dietary modification, dietary supplements, and herbs.
BioKinesiology: Offshoot of applied kinesiology developed in the mid-1970s by John Barton. Its postulate is that "stressful emotions" are the basis of most illnesses. Alleged "correction" includes dietary supplementation.
Biological Archeology: Component of BEYOND MEDICINE whose postulate is that the body stores all information in "cellular memory." It purported design is to "peel away" layers of "stresses," "toxins," and "traumas" the body has stored. Biological Archeology encompasses herbology, home opathy, kinesiology (see below), and psychotherapy.
Biological Immunity Analysis® (BIA, Biological Immunity System): Biological Immunity Analysis (BIA, Biological Immunity System): Companion to Nutripathy developed by Gary A. Martin, D.N., Ph.D., Th.D., D.Sc. Biological Immunity Analysis is a "complete holistic system" whose center piece is purported deciphering, with the Biological Immunity CompuSystem, of "Physical-Mental-Emotional frequencies" in specimens of urine and saliva. It allegedly reveals the donor's "Soul Pattern" ("the pattern inherent in your Soul," "a gift from God").
Bio-Magnetic Healing (Bio-Magnetic Healing Methodology, Bio-Magnetic Methodology, Bio-Magnetic Touch): Manual "technique" that, allegedly, helps to heal "recipients" and increases their quality of life. Practitioners, who supposedly are tools of a "greater Force," lightly touch specific points on "recipients," purportedly to allow this "Force" to "reawaken" the healing process.
Biomagnetics (biomagnetic medicine): Form of "vibrational bioenergetics medicine" related to Cymatics and advanced by Sir Peter Guy Manners, M.D., D.O., Ph.D., of England. Biomagnetics is a "drugless" system of pseudodiagnosis and treatment.
biomagnetic therapy: Pseudotherapeutic application of magnets whose apparent main premise is that their north pole causes contraction and their south pole dissipates "energy."
Bioplasmic healing: Type of "healing" whose theory posits "bioplasmic energy," a "bioplasmic body," and chakras (invisible, glandular channelers of "energy").
biorhythm: Pseudoscientific method developed separately by Viennese psychology professor Dr. Herman Swoboda (1873-1963) and Berlin physician William Fliess (1859-1928). It is a purported means of predicting human conditions and susceptibilities. Its postulate is that three fundamental biological cycles (biorhythms) are calculable from the date of one's birth. Swoboda and Fliess posited two cycles: (1) a "physical" cycle of 23 days, supposedly predictive of one's level of strength, coordination, immunity, and self-confidence; and (2) a "sensitivity" cycle of 28 days, allegedly predictive of emotional changes. In the 1920s, Austrian engineer Dr. Alfred Teltscher posited a third cycle, 33 days long and supposedly predictive of intellectual performance. According to proponents, "vital energy" is high on "positive" days and relatively low on "negative" days. George S. Thommen popularized biorhythm in Is This Your Day? (1973).
BioSonic Mantric Dream Repatterning: Method that involves the use of "bija mantras" -- sounds that allegedly activate "elemental energy qualities." Its theory posits "chakra energy centers."
BioSonic Repatterning: System that encompasses Cymatics (see "biomagnetics" and "cymatic therapy") and Toning. It involves using tuning forks and "bija mantras": "healing mantras" that purportedly activate "elemental energy qualities." Apparent adjuncts to BioSonic Repatterning include aura balancing, crystal healing, flower essence therapy, Inner Screen & Distance Healing, and "Light and Color Therapy" ("color and light healing").
BioSonics: System that encompasses BioSonic Repatterning, BioSonic Sound and Light Repatterning, and BioSonic Mantric Dream Repatterning.
BioSonic Sound and Light Repatterning: Component of BioSonics that includes color breathing.
"Black Hah Feng Shui": Form of feng shui in which the front door ("The mouth of Chi") determines "directions."
Black Hat Tantric Buddhist Feng Shui (Black Hat Sect Feng Shui): Form of feng shui promoted by Nancy SantoPietro, a psychotherapist specializing in the "psycho-spiritual healing process." SantoPietro has claimed that, when one's environment is "aligned," one's chi can flow and all things are possible. The Black Hat Sect is an "esoteric" school of feng shui that emphasizes YI: "the powerful use of blessings."
bleeding manipulation (bloodletting therapy): Component of Chinese auricular therapy that is a form of acupoint bloodletting.
blood crystallization (diagnostic blood crystallization): Mode of pseudodiagnosis that involves introduction of a blood sample to a copper chloride solution. "Crystal signs" of illness in the resultant "blood-crystal picture" allegedly express the guidance of "a higher functional plane coming to expres sion." "Organ-signs," for example, purportedly indicate dysfunction of an organ or a bodily system. Supposedly, each so-called organ-sign reflects a "multi-layered organ principle" (which includes "the organ-bound `soul organ'") and, on "the psychic plane," is the foundation for related "soul qualities."
Blue Water technique: Mode of meditation advanced by Lawrence LeShan, Ph.D., in Meditating to Attain a Healthy Body Weight (Doubleday, 1994). It supposedly involves using one's "consciousness" to search one's body for the source of hunger or pain. The meditator purportedly locates the source and, three times, visualizes blue water slowly filling the area and then draining from it.
body acupuncture: Apparently, "ordinary" acupuncture, i.e., any form of acupuncture whose "channel theory" is that of TCM and whose scope is the entire human body (e.g., not just the ears).
Body Centered Therapy: Method whose components apparently include: (a) "Conscious Communication Skills," which involve learning the "language of Microscopic Truth"; (b) "Movement Therapy"; (c) Pre- and Perinatal Psychology; and (d) Radiance Breathwork.
Body Harmony: Mode of bodywork that allegedly "re-awakens" one's "natural healing energies" and "accesses" the "inner wisdom" of the body.
Body Integration: "Technique" promoted by Dr. Salomon, who purportedly shares a soul with Ziaela, a "multi-dimensional entity." Its theory encompasses strong holism and posits "divine purpose," "cellular memory," and emotional and mental "bodies."
Body Mapping Technique (Body Mapping System): Method advanced, and apparently originated and named, by Marcia Mae, an "intuitive transformational bodyworker" (see "transformational bodywork" and "transformation-oriented bodywork"). Apparently, the Body Mapping Technique is a purported way to release "cellular memories" and to "recode" the body with messages of unconditional love.
BodyMind Breathwork: Component of BodyMind Therapy that includes rebirthing. Apparently, it allegedly heals "core injuries."
Bodymind Centering (Bodymind Centering technique): Form of meditation developed by married couple Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., a university professor, and Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., a dance therapist. In Radiance! Breathwork, Movement and Body-Centered Psychotherapy (Wingbow Press, 1991), they define it as "a precise, step-by-step technique for solving life problems through contact with the Inner Self." They define "Inner Self" as "the part of us that knows how we really feel." Bodymind Centering supposedly reconnects the "Inner Self" and the "Outer Self."
Body-Mind Centering®: Form of somatic therapy promoted by The School for Body-Mind Centering, in Amherst, Massachusetts. It involves guided imagery. Apparently, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, who founded the school in 1973, originated the method. Cohen is the author of Sensing, Feeling and Action.
BodyMind Counseling Hypnotherapy: Component of BodyMind Therapy that includes Jungian psychology and NLP.
BodyMind Dynamics: Form of bodywork advanced by the Somakinetics Research Institute and, in 1994, promoted by the Source of Life Center, in New York City. It is (or was) a purported way to "release" pain, stress, and "negative emotions" that "interfere with" the functioning of glands, in ternal organs, the nervous system, and "meridians."
BodyMind Massage: Component of BodyMind Therapy. BodyMind Massage includes shiatsu. Its postulate is that touch is sacred and has "healing power," and its purported goal is synergy.
BodyMind Shiatsu: Component of BodyMind Therapy that includes "energy extension," "pulse assessment," and touching "meridian points."
BodyMind Therapy: System taught by The BodyMind Academy, in Bellevue, Washington. It includes BodyMind Breathwork, BodyMind Counseling Hypnotherapy, BodyMind Massage, BodyMind Shiatsu, Gestalt (see "Gestalt therapy"), and "inner family work."
body oriented emotional release psychotherapy (Neo-Reichian emotional release work): Method promoted by Dee Cassella. Its theory posits "blocked sexual energy" and holds that one reclaims one's "natural `SELF'" as one: (a) releases anger, fear, and sadness, and (b) grieves over the loss of one's "inner child."
body reflexology: System of reflexology or acupressure that encompasses pressing, pulling, massaging, and clamping "reflex points" on the face, tongue, ears, scalp, nape, hands, crotch, buttocks, shins, and feet. These so-called reflex points, also termed "reflexes" and "reflex buttons," include about a hundred pinnal acupoints. Body Reflexology: Healing at Your Fingertips (1994) defines "reflex points" as "energy junctions that relay and reinforce energy along meridian lines of the body, passing energy toward the organs and the nervous system." The book states that the palm of the right hand is "positive" and "stimulates energy," and that the palm of the left hand is "negative," sedative, and "cleaning."
BODYTONICS: Component of FITONICS. BODYTONICS are a series of movements developed by Dr. Donald Burton Schnell. They purportedly raise one's "life force" ("spiritual vibrations").
BodyWisdom (BodyWisdom Therapy): Yogic form of body-oriented psychotherapy (body-centered psychotherapy) promoted by Margo G. Steinfeld, M.A. One of its premises is that, as the body "aligns," physical and emotional blockages and the "life force" become free.
bodywork (Bodywork Therapy, bodywork therapies): A potpourri of methods typified by exercising, manipulating, and/or manually (especially digitally) touching the body. It overlaps with energy field work. The expression "bodywork" is generally interchangeable with "hands-on healing" and "hands-on health." The major categories of bodywork are: (a) massage therapy, (b) body-centered psychotherapy, and (c) touch therapy. Its major foci are: (a) body structure (e.g., chiropractic), (b) "body armor" (e.g., Reichian Therapy), (c) chi or "vital energy" (e.g., acupressure massage, acupuncture, and jin shinn), (d) relaxation (e.g., lomi-lomi and Swedish massage), and (e) the alleged "subtle body" (e.g., Reiki and Therapeutic Touch). The word "bodyworkers" apparently refers to practitioners of any form of bodywork that is not categorizable as acupuncture, chiropractic "adjustments," osteopathy, body-centered psychotherapy, touch therapy, or energy field work.
Bodywork Plus: Purported blend of techniques from energy balancing, shiatsu, and other methods. It includes breathwork and imagery.
Bodywork Tantra: Meditative derivative of chakra healing and Zen Shiatsu developed by shiatsu schoolmaster Harold Dull. It encompasses Co-Centering, Tantsu, and Watsu.
Bone Marrow Nei Kung (Iron Shirt Chi Kung III, Iron Shirt III): Component of the Healing Tao System. It is an offshoot of Iron Shirt Chi Kung and a variation of self-healing. "Nei Kung" reportedly means "practicing with your internal power." The method supposedly involves "breathing" chi through fingertips and toes, contracting muscles to force chi into bones, hitting various parts of one's body (e.g., with sticks), and swinging weights (up to ten pounds) suspended from one's genitals.
Bonsano {Bonsano (Perfect Wholth), Perfect Wholth (Bonsano) Integrative Shamanic Healing}: Purported synthesis of "Western Mystical Traditions" and shamanism originated by Jim Hopkins. It includes creative visualization, crystal work (see "crystal healing"), meditation, prayer, "sanmano" ("hands-off healing"), and "shamanic journeying" (see "soul part integration").
Bon shamanic practices: A number of traditional methods -- rituals and modes of visualization -- purportedly used to generate "vital forces" and "heal" internal and external obstacles to growth. The Tibetan word "bön" literally means "invocation, recitation." "Bön" or "Pön" refers to various re ligious customs in Tibet that preceded the introduction of Buddhism. Bon involved worship of spirits and protectional deities (e.g., the Lord of the Soil). It reportedly survives in modified form in Nepal.
Bowen Technique (Bowen therapeutic technique, Bowen Therapy): Form of bodywork and vibrational healing (see "vibrational medicine") originated by Australian engineer Tom Bowen (d. 1982) in the early 1950s, developed by Oswald Rentsch (an osteopath) and Elaine Rentsch (who holds a diploma in Bach flower therapy) in Australia, and introduced in the United States in 1990. Its theory posits chi ("universal life energy") and human "energy vortexes." ("Bowen System" and "Bowen Technique" may be synonymous.)
Breatharianism (breatharian): "Dietary practice" advocated in the 1980s by Wiley Brooks, author of Man's Higher Consciousness. Brooks claimed that food is a "poison" and that breathing is sufficient for life.
Breath Regenesis®: Variation of rebirthing.
breathwork (Breath Work, conscious breathing): Multiform "healing modality" characterized by stylized breathing. Its purported design is to effect physical, emotional, and spiritual change. Breathwork allegedly: (a) can dissolve "limiting programs" that are "stored" in the mind and body; and (b) increases one's ability to handle "more energy." Modes of breathwork include rebirthing, "Essential Breathing," "Middendorf," and "Vivation."
Breema: Afghan variation of the laying on of hands.
Breema Bodywork: Purportedly, an ancient health-improvement method whose design is: (a) to "release" tension; (b) to promote health, vitality, and "inner harmony"; and (c) to create emotional, physiological, structural, and "energetic" balance in the practitioner and "recipient."
BRETH ("Breath Releasing Energy for Transformation and Happiness," "Breath Releasing Energy for Transformation & Healing"): "Process" founded by Kamala Hope Campbell, an Australian. It encompasses conscious breathing (see "beathwork" and "rebirthing"), High Touch, and spiritual healing.
broadcasting: Form of absent healing originated by chiropractor Ruth Drown (see "Drown radio therapy" and "radionic photography").
bubble of light technique (bubble of light meditation): Mode of magical healing promoted by Martin Hart, N.D. Its theory posits a part of the unconscious where anything is possible and nothing is secret.
Buddhist psychology: Alleged comprehensive science of mind and being. It includes "Abhidharma analysis." (The Abhidharma is the third part of the Buddhist canon.)
bu-hang: A form of cupping.
Business Qigong: Use of Qigong to de-stress employees, improve their health, and increase their productivity.


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