Polarity Therapy

Energy medicine, energy therapy, energy healing, vibrational medicine, psychic healing, spiritual medicine or spiritual healing are branches of alternative medicine based on a pseudo-scientific belief that healers can channel healing energy into a patient and effect positive results. This idea itself contains several methods: hands-on, hands-off, and distant (or absent) where the patient and healer are in different locations.

Many schools of energy healing exist using many names, for example, biofield energy healing, spiritual healing, contact healing, distant healing, Qi Do, therapeutic touch, Reiki or Qigong.

Spiritual healing occurs largely in non-denominational and ecumenical contexts. Practitioners do not see traditional religious faith as a prerequisite for effecting cures. Faith healing, by contrast, takes place within a traditional religious context.

While early reviews of the scientific literature on energy healing were equivocal and recommended further research, more recent reviews have concluded that there is no evidence supporting clinical efficiency. The theoretical basis of healing has been criticised as implausible, research and reviews supportive of energy medicine have been faulted for containing methodological flaws and selection bias, and positive therapeutic results have been dismissed as resulting from known psychological mechanisms.

Edzard Ernst, formerly Professor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Exeter, has warned that "healing continues to be promoted despite the absence of biological plausibility or convincing clinical evidence ... that these methods work therapeutically and plenty to demonstrate that they do not". Some claims of those purveying "energy medicine" devices are known to be fraudulent and their marketing practices have drawn law-enforcement action in the US.

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Scholarships for Polarity Therapy Majors

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Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

award

$6,000

deadline

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Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

$5,002 January 31, 2021 See Details
 

Robert and Lucy White Hudgins Memorial Scholarship

Volunteer State Community College

award

$5,002

deadline

January 31, 2021
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Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

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$2,500

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Dr. Elbert H. Caldwell Scholarship

East Texas Communities Foundation

$2,500 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Dr. Elbert H. Caldwell Scholarship

East Texas Communities Foundation

award

$2,500

deadline

February 01, 2021
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Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,400 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Arnold and Janice VanderBok Family Scholarship

Calvin College

award

$2,400

deadline

February 01, 2021
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Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Bratt Medical and Missions Scholarship

Calvin College

$2,300 February 01, 2021 See Details
 

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Bratt Medical and Missions Scholarship

Calvin College

award

$2,300

deadline

February 01, 2021
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Norma Adams Scholarship

University of Iowa Health Care

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Norma Adams Scholarship

University of Iowa Health Care

award

$2,000

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Jane Phillips Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

Bartlesville Community Foundation

$2,000 January 31, 2021 See Details
 

Jane Phillips Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

Bartlesville Community Foundation

award

$2,000

deadline

January 31, 2021
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Cheatham County Health Care Scholarship

Austin Peay State University

$1,800 March 01, 2021 See Details
 

Cheatham County Health Care Scholarship

Austin Peay State University

award

$1,800

deadline

March 01, 2021
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Dr. Grover W. White Scholarship

Community Foundation of Gaston County

$1,500 April 12, 2021 See Details
 

Dr. Grover W. White Scholarship

Community Foundation of Gaston County

award

$1,500

deadline

April 12, 2021
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