Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 453-458
Energy Medicine - A New Ray of Hope in the Management of Chronic Oro-Facial Pain: A Mini Review
Dr Rakhi Chandak1, Dr. Sunita Kulkarni2, Dr. Ashish Lanjekar1, Dr. Farheen T. Khan3
1Reader, 2Professor and HOD,
Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur.
3Postgraduate Student III year, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smurti Dental College &Hospital, Nagpur.
Corresponding Author: Dr. Farheen T. Khan
Energy medicine is one of the five domains of “Complementary and Alternative Medicine” (CAM) identified by the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in the United States. Energy medicine is based on the principle that we, and the world we live in are all made up of energy, when our energies are flowing smoothly and in harmony we feel great and our bodies are able to naturally heal them. Energy medicine enhances ones health, vitality and overall sense of well being by releasing stuck, stagnant or otherwise imbalanced energies and restoring them to a balanced state. One feels better both physically and mentally as the energies become stronger and resilient. The therapeutic role of energy medicine is to restore the flow of energy to the system and is characterized by the self help and self care. Application of such energies for the management of pain has been largely used since many years. This review projects light on various energy medicine treatment modalities that can be used in oral medicine for chronic Oro-facial pain.
Key words: Energy medicine, Oro-facial pain.