by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports 

Samueli, IONS, Chopra and MIRAGLO team to create collaborative think tank to forward Biofield Science Research

On September 13-14, 2014, a group of 40-45 energy scientists will gather in San Diego to explore the frontier called Biofield Science Research. The gathering is backed by a powerful collaboration of Samueli InstituteInstitute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), MIRAGLO Foundation, and the Chopra Foundation. Eight commissioned papers will be presented. According to Shamini Jain, PhD, an organizer of the meeting, “the term ‘Biofield’ refers to the field of energy and information (thought to currently be comprised of both measureable and as yet unmeasured aspects of energy) that connects organisms and is involved in the bioregulation and self-organization of living systems.”  The group sees this as a critical area of study in “understanding salutogenesis (the mechanisms of healing).” The group is expected to formulate a collaborative strategic plan that includes a research agenda and dissemination strategy to forward the field.

Comment: Great to see this collaboration between this set of organizations, each led by powerful individuals in the integrative health and medicine space. If they can find a way to consensus on next steps, they may create the engine for research that many thou

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports

Samueli, IONS, Chopra and MIRAGLO team to create collaborative think tank to forward Biofield Science Research

On September 13-14, 2014, a group of 40-45 energy scientists will gather in San Diego to explore the frontier called Biofield Science Research. The gathering is backed by a powerful collaboration of Samueli Institute, Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), MIRAGLO Foundation, and the Chopra Foundation. Eight commissioned papers will be presented. According to Shamini Jain, PhD, an organizer of the meeting, “the term ‘Biofield’ refers to the field of energy and information (thought to currently be comprised of both measureable and as yet unmeasured aspects of energy) that connects organisms and is involved in the bioregulation and self-organization of living systems.”  The group sees this as a critical area of study in “understanding salutogenesis (the mechanisms of healing).” The group is expected to formulate a collaborative strategic plan that includes a research agenda and dissemination strategy to forward the field.

Comment: Great to see this collaboration between this set of organizations, each led by powerful individuals in the integrative health and medicine space. If they can find a way to consensus on next steps, they may create the engine for research that many thought would be part of the agenda of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine agenda, but did not make that agency’s strategic plans.