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J Holist Nurs. 2016 Nov 23. pii: 0898010116678709. [Epub ahead of print]

Human Energy Field: A Concept Analysis.

Author information

1
Capital University Dshield2@capital.edu.
2
Doctors Hospital OhioHealth Dshield2@capital.edu.
3
Tampa, Florida.
4
NYU-Lutheran Medical Center.
5
The University of Iowa.
6
University of Victoria.

Abstract

The human energy field (HEF) as a phenomenon of interest across disciplines has gained increased attention over the 20th and 21st centuries. However, a concern has arisen that there is a lack of evidence to support the concept of the HEF as a phenomenon of interest to professional nurses and nursing practice. Using Chinn and Kramer's method of creating conceptual meaning, a concept analysis was conducted for the purpose of developing a conceptual definition of HEF. A systematic review of the literature using the CINAHL database yielded a total of 81 articles and text sources that were determined to be relevant to the concept analysis. The HEF is defined as a luminous field of energy that comprises a person, extends beyond the physical body, and is in a continuous mutual process with the environmental energy field. It is a vital energy that is a continuous whole and is recognized by its unique pattern; it is dynamic, creative, nonlinear, unpredictable, and flows in lower and higher frequencies. The balanced HEF is characterized by flow, rhythm, symmetry, and gentle vibration.

KEYWORDS:

concept analysis; energy; energy field; nursing

PMID:
27881613
DOI:
10.1177/0898010116678709

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