To determine whether patient performed energy medicine techniques can reduce the perception of pain in subjects with chronic low back pain.
Materials included: the BioWell/GDV camera and software, questionnaires included the VAS Pain Scale and the McGill Pain Scale.
In this pilot study, eleven subjects were recruited and completed the study. Two Eden Method interventions were used on a daily basis: the Daily Energy Routine and Zone Tapping techniques. Questionnaires were administered at baseline and study completion.
All participants verbally reported reduction of pain to varying degrees and all had pain reduction on the McGill Pain Scale from beginning to end of study, with statistical significance of p = 0.0006. Significance was not found with either the VAS scale or all BioWell parameters.
Successful reduction of pain by participants on the McGill Pain Scale from beginning to end of study, with statistical significance of p = 0.0006 utilizing energy medicine techniques suggests a new source of preventive healthcare practice with cost-saving potential. This would require further study with larger groups of subjects.