What is Subtle Energy?
From basic physics we learn that there are four basic forces that govern the fundamental interactions between objects: Gravitational, Electromagnetic, Strong, and Weak.
“All the known forces of nature can be traced to these fundamental interactions. The fundamental interactions are characterized on the basis of the following four criteria: the types of particles that experience the force, the relative strength of the force, the range over which the force is effective, and the nature of the particles that mediate the force.” Encyclopedia Britannica
As these forces pertain to the human body, historically they have been collectively known as Life Force, Qi, Chi, Prana, Orgone, Mana, Ether, and many other names. The notion of life force or energy of the body has been shared by people around the world for millennia.
The construction of the world is built upon subtle energies and their interactions. The majority of knowledge about subtle energies in and about the body has been again historically derived from subjective observations by mystics, and sensitives.
Now Energy Medicine, which can be considered the study, and application of subtle energies of the human body, includes all concepts of energy: light, sound, electro-magnetism, body, mind and spirit. From Traditional Chinese Medicine comes the principle of Chi, with its biorythm cycles and flows through the channels or meridians in the physical body. From Yogic Hinduism comes the breath or Prana, and the principles of multiple energy vortices in the body – the Chakras, and especially the concepts of multiple bodies beyond the flesh and blood physiological body, conceived in various systems as layers such as the etheric body, the astral body, the emotional body, the mental body, and the spirit bodies.
Due to their very definitions, subtle energies, and energy medicine therapies have been difficult to isolate let alone measure quantifiably, repeatably, without subjective observational or experiential biases.
While direct measurement of subtle energies is difficult, if not impossible, at present, as the physical/psychological/spiritual aspects of these energies do not conform to a unifying understanding. However, indirect measurement of subtle energy in the body is definitely possible.
The Biofield Energy Systems Technology is a prime measurement system for Subtle Energies, and Energy Medicine modalities.