Back to Future Health Blueprint: The Effects of a Brief Bioenergy Economy Program on a Patient with Tethered Cord Syndrome

Danesh-e Tandorosti Institute, Isfahan, Iran AND Professor, Energy Medicine University, California, United States

Neurologist, Research Center, Torbat-e Heydariyeh University of Medical Sciences, Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Iran


Background: The spinal cord congenital abnormalities may prevent normal cephalad movement of the conus
medullaris such as tethered cord. A child or even an adult with these abnormalities may develop progressive
neurological dysfunction due to traction on the cord or nerve roots. As the most problematic technical
consideration in surgery for the release of the tethered cord is how to preserve functions of neural elements
and rebuild the dural sac to maintain normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation; the priority is to treat the
condition through less invasive methods. Bioenergy economy (BEE) is an integrative healing model which tries
to abstract healing modalities and integrate them into a psychosomatic health system. In contrast to
reductionistic and pathology-based approach of biomedical treatment, bioenergy healing is a salutogenic,
holistic and metadiagnostic approach which creates healing responses from a blueprint of healthy body.
Case Report: We report the process of a bioenergy economy intervention in a 10-year-old boy with
clinical signs of drop foot, urinary incontinence, urinary reflux, and low back pain who was candidate for
surgeries by neurosurgical and urological criteria. The clinical results indicated that after about two years
of 12 healing sessions in a brief bioenergy economy package of biofield scanning, biofield attunement,
and hand-on self-healing, the patient’s clinical signs remarkably improved to the extent that he returned to
normal activities of his age and followed an athletic lifestyle.
Conclusion: From a biosemiotic viewpoint, it can be discussed that bioenergy economy, by focusing on
enhancing the pathways of salutogenesis was effective to evoke healing response in the patient’s body.
The effect of the bioenergy economy practice may be due to the healing images and intentions flowed
through patient’s body and healer-healee biofields’ coupling and interactions.


  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Bioenergy economy
  • Bioenergy healing
  • Energy medicine
  • Psychosomatic medicine

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