Skip to content

Find a Vitamin or Supplement


Other Names:

Analyse Bioénergétique, Bioenergetic Analysis, Bioenergetic Medicine, Bioenergetic Therapy, Bioenergética, Bioénergétique, Bioenergy Therapy, Body Psychotherapy, Body-Oriented Psychotherapy, Médecine Bioénergétique, Méditation Bioénergétique, Ps...
See All Names

BIOENERGETICS Overview Information

Bioenergetics is a type of therapy that uses breathing exercises, meditation, and physical exercises to treat mental and other disorders. It was developed in the 1950s by Alexander Lowen, MD, a Swedish physician.

Bioenergetics is used to treat depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), stress, fatigue, sexual performance problems, and cancer.

How does it work?

Practitioners of bioenergetics believe that repressed negative emotions result in a variety of mental and physical diseases. They believe that they can cure disease by unblocking repressed emotions and releasing negative energies through the use of breathing, medication, and physical exercises. In some cases, physical exercises may include kicking and yelling, beating objects, and crying. Bioenergetics practitioners use these methods in individual therapy sessions and in group therapy sessions. There is no reliable scientific support for these beliefs.

BIOENERGETICS Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bioenergetics for these uses.

BIOENERGETICS Side Effects & Safety

There isn’t enough reliable information to know if bioenergetics is safe or if there are any safety concerns.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of bioenergetics during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

BIOENERGETICS Interactions What is this?

We currently have no information for BIOENERGETICS Interactions

Be the first to share your experience with this treatment.

Review this Treatment

Learn about User Reviews and read IMPORTANT information about user generated content

Conditions of Use and Important Information: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

This copyrighted material is provided by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version. Information from this source is evidence-based and objective, and without commercial influence. For professional medical information on natural medicines, see Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Professional Version. © Therapeutic Research Faculty 2009.

Search for a Vitamin or Supplement

Ex. Ginseng, Vitamin C, Depression

Today on WebMD

vitamin rich groceries
Do you know your vitamin ABCs?
St Johns wart
Ease hot flashes and other symptoms.
Are you getting enough?
Take your medication
Wonder pill or overkill?
fruits and vegetables
Woman sleeping
Woman staring into space with coffee
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.

Untitled Page