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BIOENERGETICS

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Analyse Bioénergétique, Bioenergetic Analysis, Bioenergetic Medicine, Bioenergetic Therapy, Bioenergética, Bioénergétique, Bioenergy Therapy, Body Psychotherapy, Body-Oriented Psychotherapy, Médecine Bioénergétique, Méditation Bioénergétique, Ps...
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BIOENERGETICS Overview
BIOENERGETICS Uses
BIOENERGETICS Side Effects
BIOENERGETICS Interactions
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:

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • Stress.
  • Fatigue.
  • Sexual performance problems.
  • Cancer.
  • Other conditions.
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?

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