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The word biofield is a term that Western scientists have used to describe various aspects of energy and information fields that guide health processes. Similar concepts and descriptions of energy and information patterns exist in various cultures and have guided whole systems of medicine such as Ayurveda and Tibetan medicine. This article describes Vedic, Jain, and Tibetan philosophical and medical systems' concepts of consciousness and subtle energy and their relationships to health processes in order to foster deeper crosscultural dialogue on the nature of the biofield. Similarities and differences within the 3 traditions are noted, and suggestions for considering these concepts to extend current biofield research are discussed.
Dr. Lobsang Rapgay is one of the foremost Tibetan doctors in the world today and is also a psychologist. The Tibetan Book of Healing contains many helpful practices, going into diet, herbs and meditation and providing a number of methods and techniques to follow for self-healing purposes. It contains a wealth of information that will make the book a constant companion for those really seeking to improve their state of well- being.